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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 578 563 518
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 21 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.013% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.015% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 16
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£475 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £221 £400
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -44.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.70 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.70 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year
-46.30% -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 2015.

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 27 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 27 March 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 +5 21 £475 +46.15% 10
London +11 13 £475 +46.15% 1
City of London +16 4 £475 +46.15% 1
South East -28 3 £300 +166.66%
South West - 3 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 £283 -
North West -14 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (58.14%) Unified Communications
2 22 (51.16%) Cisco
3 15 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (30.23%) Lync
5 12 (27.91%) XMPP
6 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
6 10 (23.26%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (23.26%) CCNA
7 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.60%) CCNP
8 8 (18.60%) Military
9 7 (16.28%) Finance
9 7 (16.28%) Firewall
9 7 (16.28%) ITIL
9 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (16.28%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
10 6 (13.95%) VLAN
10 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
11 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
11 5 (11.63%) Bloomberg
11 5 (11.63%) LDAP
11 5 (11.63%) Windows
11 5 (11.63%) Solaris
11 5 (11.63%) Java
11 5 (11.63%) Perl
11 5 (11.63%) .NET
11 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
11 5 (11.63%) Clustering

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (30.23%) Lync
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) MindAlign
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (58.14%) Unified Communications
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) VLAN
4 5 (11.63%) LDAP
5 4 (9.30%) MPLS
5 4 (9.30%) Wireless
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.98%) IP Telephony
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.98%) VPN
6 3 (6.98%) SSL
6 3 (6.98%) Wireshark
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.98%) OSPF
6 3 (6.98%) LAN
7 2 (4.65%) VoIP
7 2 (4.65%) MGCP
7 2 (4.65%) H.323
7 2 (4.65%) Softphone
7 2 (4.65%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (18.60%) Military
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Back Office
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) XMPP
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
1 5 (11.63%) Solaris
1 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) ITIL
1 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
2 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
3 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (6.98%) Project Management
3 3 (6.98%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) UML
4 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (4.65%) Communications Security
5 1 (2.33%) Signal Processing
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.33%) Change Control
5 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) CRM
5 1 (2.33%) Network Design
5 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.33%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Java
1 5 (11.63%) Perl
1 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
1 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNA
2 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) CCNP
4 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) MCSE
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (6.98%) OPNET
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (4.65%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Bloomberg
3 5 (11.63%) VMware
4 3 (6.98%) Riverbed
4 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
4 3 (6.98%) Aruba
4 3 (6.98%) F5
4 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.98%) BT
5 2 (4.65%) Polycom
5 2 (4.65%) Tandberg
6 1 (2.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.33%) Sonus
6 1 (2.33%) Remedy
6 1 (2.33%) Avaya
6 1 (2.33%) Juniper