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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 609 569 589
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 5 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.018% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 11
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£325 £375 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £350 £175
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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
Top 19 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 23 September 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
England -23 5 £325 -13.33% 3
London +13 2 £363 -6.45% 1
North West 0 1 £250 -
South East -11 1 - - 1
Hampshire -13 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Paisley - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) Unified Communications
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) CCNA
4 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
4 7 (30.43%) Lync
5 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
5 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco
6 5 (21.74%) CCNP
6 5 (21.74%) WAN
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) PBX
7 4 (17.39%) CCVP
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) Change Management
8 3 (13.04%) Bloomberg
8 3 (13.04%) Clustering
8 3 (13.04%) VoIP
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) Solaris
8 3 (13.04%) Java
8 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 3 (13.04%) .NET
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.04%) LAN
8 3 (13.04%) Avaya
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (30.43%) Lync
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Unified Communications
2 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) PBX
4 4 (17.39%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) PABX
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) WLAN
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.35%) LDAP
7 1 (4.35%) PSTN
7 1 (4.35%) DNS
7 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) XMPP
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) IVR
2 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Telematics
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Use Case
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) DMAIC
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNA
3 5 (21.74%) CCNP
4 4 (17.39%) CCVP
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (8.70%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Bloomberg
3 3 (13.04%) Avaya
3 3 (13.04%) Acme Packet
4 2 (8.70%) Speakerbus
5 1 (4.35%) Mitel
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) HP