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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 585 568 538
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 22 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.027% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.029% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 4
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£345 £280 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -32.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £129 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £140 £425
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -67.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.40 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 - -

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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
Top 17 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 22 May 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 22 £345 +14.04% 10
London -8 9 £398 +22.30% 4
Yorkshire -9 6 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 2
Leeds - 6 £325 - 2
City of London +12 5 £475 +57.02%
South East -11 4 £265 +135.55% 3
Hampshire - 3 £265 -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £415 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £415 -
Southampton - 1 £230 -
North West - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £415 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (68.00%) Unified Communications
2 25 (50.00%) Cisco
3 24 (48.00%) Lync
4 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
6 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.00%) Firewall
6 11 (22.00%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (20.00%) XMPP
7 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (20.00%) Windows
8 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
8 9 (18.00%) LAN
9 8 (16.00%) Finance
9 8 (16.00%) Military
9 8 (16.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) F5
10 7 (14.00%) CCNA
10 7 (14.00%) H.323
11 6 (12.00%) WAN
11 6 (12.00%) ITIL
11 6 (12.00%) Polycom
11 6 (12.00%) VLAN
12 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
12 5 (10.00%) VMware
12 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (10.00%) PowerShell

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (48.00%) Lync
2 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.00%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.00%) MindAlign
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (68.00%) Unified Communications
2 11 (22.00%) Firewall
3 9 (18.00%) LAN
4 7 (14.00%) H.323
5 6 (12.00%) WAN
5 6 (12.00%) VLAN
6 5 (10.00%) LDAP
6 5 (10.00%) WebEx
7 4 (8.00%) SCCP
7 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
7 4 (8.00%) IMAP
8 3 (6.00%) Wireshark
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (6.00%) IP Telephony
8 3 (6.00%) SSL
8 3 (6.00%) VPN
8 3 (6.00%) MPLS
8 3 (6.00%) OSPF
8 3 (6.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
1 8 (16.00%) Military
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) XMPP
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
3 4 (8.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.00%) Clustering
3 4 (8.00%) iPhone
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (10.00%) Solaris
3 4 (8.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.00%) Project Management
4 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.00%) Migration
5 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.00%) UML
5 2 (4.00%) Communications Security
5 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.00%) SysML
6 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.00%) Network Design
6 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (10.00%) Java
1 5 (10.00%) Perl
1 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.00%) CCIE
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) MCITP
7 1 (2.00%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) HNC
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (8.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (6.00%) OPNET
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Cisco
2 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) F5
4 6 (12.00%) Polycom
5 5 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (10.00%) Bloomberg
6 4 (8.00%) Adobe
7 3 (6.00%) Aruba
7 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.00%) Avaya
7 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.00%) BT
8 2 (4.00%) Tandberg
9 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.00%) Verint
9 1 (2.00%) Sonus
9 1 (2.00%) Juniper
9 1 (2.00%) Remedy
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