The table below looks at the statistics for the Communications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Communications Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 396 422 434
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 18 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.077% 0.025% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.027% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£385 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £288 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.47 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.20% -12.50%
Communications Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21502 22440 23541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.63% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15106 15254 16141
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 422 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Communications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Communications Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Communications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Communications Engineer across the London region.

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Communications Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Communications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Communications Engineer across the London region.

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Communications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 2 £465 +43.07%
Bromley - 1 £215 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Communications Engineer
England

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Communications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Communications Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (53.33%) Firewall
2 16 (53.33%) Unified Communications
3 15 (50.00%) Avaya
4 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (40.00%) OSPF
5 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 11 (36.67%) LAN
7 10 (33.33%) MPLS
7 10 (33.33%) VLAN
8 9 (30.00%) Lync
8 9 (30.00%) F5
8 9 (30.00%) BGP
8 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
8 9 (30.00%) CCNP
8 9 (30.00%) DHCP
8 9 (30.00%) DNS
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) WAN
9 8 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (26.67%) Performance Management
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (23.33%) VoIP
10 7 (23.33%) Windows
10 7 (23.33%) SSL
10 7 (23.33%) VPN
10 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) Wireless
10 7 (23.33%) 802.1X
11 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Communications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Communications Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (30.00%) Lync
2 5 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) Firewall
1 16 (53.33%) Unified Communications
2 12 (40.00%) OSPF
3 11 (36.67%) LAN
4 10 (33.33%) VLAN
4 10 (33.33%) MPLS
5 9 (30.00%) DHCP
5 9 (30.00%) BGP
5 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
5 9 (30.00%) DNS
6 8 (26.67%) WAN
7 7 (23.33%) Wireless
7 7 (23.33%) SSL
7 7 (23.33%) VPN
7 7 (23.33%) VoIP
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (20.00%) BIG-IP
9 5 (16.67%) PBX
9 5 (16.67%) H.323
10 4 (13.33%) 3G
General
1 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) 802.1X
2 4 (13.33%) MAPI
3 3 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (13.33%) iPhone
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) IVR
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.33%) CCTV
5 1 (3.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Performance Management
2 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (16.67%) Change Control
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.33%) Server Building
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.67%) Network Management
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (6.67%) Security Hardening
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) Tcl
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) CCDA
4 2 (6.67%) CCIP
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) CCSA
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) NetCrunch
2 3 (10.00%) OPNET
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Avaya
3 9 (30.00%) F5
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (20.00%) Nortel
6 5 (16.67%) Polycom
7 4 (13.33%) SonicWALL
7 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 4 (13.33%) Juniper
7 4 (13.33%) Adobe
7 4 (13.33%) Dell
7 4 (13.33%) Acme Packet
8 3 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (10.00%) Aruba
8 3 (10.00%) BT
9 2 (6.67%) 3Com
9 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.67%) Radware
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