The table below looks at the statistics for the Communications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 596 599 568
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 32 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.029% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.032% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 3
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £140 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £140 £225
% change year-on-year
+125.89% -37.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.61 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.17% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.92 £35.00 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.30 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.47 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.20% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Communications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Communications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Communications Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 21 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England -11 32 £355 +9.23% 5
London +11 20 £415 +27.69% 1
South East -9 5 £308 - 2
Yorkshire -26 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Berkshire - 4 £323 -
Leeds - 4 £325 -
City of London -7 3 £465 +43.07%
Reading - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £323 -
South West - 2 £350 - 1
Bromley - 1 £215 - 1
Corsham - 1 £350 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £280 -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Filton - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £250 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 33 (61.11%) Unified Communications
2 32 (59.26%) Cisco
3 22 (40.74%) Lync
4 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 18 (33.33%) LAN
4 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (31.48%) Firewall
6 15 (27.78%) WAN
7 14 (25.93%) Avaya
8 13 (24.07%) CCNP
9 12 (22.22%) OSPF
9 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 12 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (20.37%) VLAN
11 10 (18.52%) MPLS
12 9 (16.67%) BGP
12 9 (16.67%) EIGRP
12 9 (16.67%) DNS
12 9 (16.67%) Windows
12 9 (16.67%) DHCP
12 9 (16.67%) Finance
12 9 (16.67%) F5
13 8 (14.81%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (14.81%) Performance Management
13 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
13 8 (14.81%) VoIP
13 8 (14.81%) CCNA
13 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
14 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (40.74%) Lync
2 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.26%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (61.11%) Unified Communications
2 18 (33.33%) LAN
3 17 (31.48%) Firewall
4 15 (27.78%) WAN
5 12 (22.22%) OSPF
6 11 (20.37%) VLAN
7 10 (18.52%) MPLS
8 9 (16.67%) DNS
8 9 (16.67%) DHCP
8 9 (16.67%) BGP
8 9 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 8 (14.81%) VoIP
10 7 (12.96%) VPN
10 7 (12.96%) SSL
10 7 (12.96%) Wireless
10 7 (12.96%) H.323
10 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (11.11%) BIG-IP
12 5 (9.26%) IP Telephony
12 5 (9.26%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Military
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.41%) MAPI
2 4 (7.41%) XMPP
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.41%) iPhone
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) IVR
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.85%) CCTV
5 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Performance Management
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (9.26%) Change Control
4 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (7.41%) Server Building
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.70%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (3.70%) Security Hardening
6 2 (3.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.70%) Network Management
6 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.85%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) C
2 4 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.70%) VBScript
3 2 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (3.70%) Tcl
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby
3 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.07%) CCNP
3 8 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.41%) CCIE
4 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) CCVP
6 2 (3.70%) CCSA
6 2 (3.70%) CCDA
6 2 (3.70%) CCIP
6 2 (3.70%) MCSE
7 1 (1.85%) HNC
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCITP
7 1 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (7.41%) NetCrunch
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (5.56%) OPNET
4 2 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco
2 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.93%) Avaya
4 9 (16.67%) F5
5 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.11%) Nortel
6 6 (11.11%) Polycom
7 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.41%) Juniper
7 4 (7.41%) Adobe
7 4 (7.41%) Dell
7 4 (7.41%) SonicWALL
7 4 (7.41%) Acme Packet
8 3 (5.56%) Riverbed
8 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.56%) Aruba
8 3 (5.56%) BT
9 2 (3.70%) 3Com
9 2 (3.70%) Radware
9 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
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