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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 582 594 535
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 20 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.018% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.019% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
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£340 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £230 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.69% -17.50%
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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +15 20 £340 +4.61% 7
London +8 11 £415 +27.63% 2
City of London +20 5 £475 +46.15% 1
South East -3 4 £265 +135.55%
South West - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Leicester - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 29 (61.70%) Unified Communications
2 25 (53.19%) Cisco
3 17 (36.17%) Lync
4 14 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
6 12 (25.53%) XMPP
7 11 (23.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (21.28%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
8 10 (21.28%) Firewall
9 9 (19.15%) CCNA
10 8 (17.02%) Windows
10 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
10 8 (17.02%) Military
10 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
11 7 (14.89%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (14.89%) Finance
11 7 (14.89%) ITIL
11 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.89%) CCNP
12 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
12 6 (12.77%) F5
12 6 (12.77%) VLAN
13 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
13 5 (10.64%) VMware
13 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
13 5 (10.64%) Polycom
13 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
13 5 (10.64%) Java

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 17 (36.17%) Lync
2 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.26%) MindAlign
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) Unified Communications
2 10 (21.28%) Firewall
3 6 (12.77%) VLAN
4 5 (10.64%) H.323
4 5 (10.64%) LDAP
5 4 (8.51%) LAN
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (8.51%) WebEx
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.38%) IMAP
6 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.38%) VPN
6 3 (6.38%) SSL
6 3 (6.38%) MPLS
6 3 (6.38%) OSPF
6 3 (6.38%) SCCP
6 3 (6.38%) Wireless
6 3 (6.38%) IP Telephony
6 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (17.02%) Military
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) XMPP
2 5 (10.64%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.64%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Solaris
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL
1 7 (14.89%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
2 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
3 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.38%) Project Management
3 3 (6.38%) Service Management
3 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.26%) UML
4 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Communications Security
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.13%) Change Control
5 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.13%) CRM
5 1 (2.13%) Migration
5 1 (2.13%) Network Design
5 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) Java
1 5 (10.64%) Perl
1 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
1 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) CCNA
4 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 7 (14.89%) CCNP
6 4 (8.51%) CCIE
7 2 (4.26%) MCSE
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.26%) Degree
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.13%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (6.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (6.38%) OPNET
4 2 (4.26%) SCOM
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Cisco
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.77%) F5
4 5 (10.64%) VMware
4 5 (10.64%) Polycom
4 5 (10.64%) Bloomberg
5 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.38%) BT
5 3 (6.38%) Adobe
5 3 (6.38%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.38%) Aruba
6 2 (4.26%) Tandberg
7 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.13%) Sonus
7 1 (2.13%) Verint
7 1 (2.13%) Avaya
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
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