The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 408 411 406
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.009% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +121.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £225 £175
% change year-on-year
-37.77% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21792 22443 24513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.74% 92.46% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14941 15287 15897
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 464 660
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Communications Engineer
England

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
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 29 July 2014. 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 +25 3 £325 -16.12%
Communications Engineer
England

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 9 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) Lync
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (33.33%) CCVP
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) WLAN
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) Speakerbus
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Network Security
6 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (20.00%) Change Management
6 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Clustering
6 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (20.00%) Bloomberg

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 6 (40.00%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) WLAN
4 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (20.00%) PBX
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) HSRP
5 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
7 1 (6.67%) OSPF
7 1 (6.67%) BGP
7 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
1 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (13.33%) IVR
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) CCVP
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Speakerbus
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
5 2 (13.33%) Acme Packet
6 1 (6.67%) Polycom
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed