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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 597 606 591
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 33 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.018% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.019% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 5
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £370 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £288 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -17.85%
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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
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 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 2015.

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 22 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 3 September 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 +13 33 £338 +3.84% 4
London +7 20 £426 +31.15% 4
South East -6 6 £323 -
Berkshire - 5 £338 -
City of London +13 4 £465 +43.07% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £250 -
East of England - 3 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £250 -
South West - 2 £350 -
Reading - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £323 -
Yorkshire -25 1 - -
Filton - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £280 -
Maidenhead - 1 £338 -
Bromley - 1 £215 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 39 (68.42%) Unified Communications
2 32 (56.14%) Cisco
3 20 (35.09%) Lync
4 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 18 (31.58%) LAN
4 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (28.07%) Firewall
5 16 (28.07%) WAN
6 15 (26.32%) Avaya
7 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
8 13 (22.81%) CCNP
9 11 (19.30%) OSPF
9 11 (19.30%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (17.54%) VLAN
10 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
11 9 (15.79%) DNS
11 9 (15.79%) DHCP
11 9 (15.79%) VoIP
11 9 (15.79%) BGP
11 9 (15.79%) EIGRP
11 9 (15.79%) MPLS
11 9 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (14.04%) F5
12 8 (14.04%) Performance Management
12 8 (14.04%) Finance
12 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.28%) Windows
13 7 (12.28%) H.323
13 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
13 7 (12.28%) CCNA

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (35.09%) Lync
2 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.77%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (68.42%) Unified Communications
2 18 (31.58%) LAN
3 16 (28.07%) WAN
3 16 (28.07%) Firewall
4 11 (19.30%) OSPF
5 10 (17.54%) VLAN
6 9 (15.79%) MPLS
6 9 (15.79%) BGP
6 9 (15.79%) EIGRP
6 9 (15.79%) DNS
6 9 (15.79%) DHCP
6 9 (15.79%) VoIP
7 7 (12.28%) H.323
8 6 (10.53%) Wireless
8 6 (10.53%) PBX
8 6 (10.53%) SSL
8 6 (10.53%) VPN
8 6 (10.53%) BIG-IP
8 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (8.77%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.04%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Military
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.02%) MAPI
3 2 (3.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.02%) iPhone
3 3 (5.26%) IVR
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) CCTV
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Performance Management
2 6 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (8.77%) Change Control
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL
4 4 (7.02%) Migration
4 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (7.02%) Server Building
5 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.51%) Network Management
6 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.51%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (3.51%) Security Hardening
7 1 (1.75%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (1.75%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.75%) Time Management
7 1 (1.75%) Change Management
7 1 (1.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) C
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) Perl
3 2 (3.51%) VBScript
3 2 (3.51%) Python
3 2 (3.51%) Tcl
3 2 (3.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (22.81%) CCNP
3 7 (12.28%) CCNA
4 5 (8.77%) CCIE
5 4 (7.02%) CCVP
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
7 2 (3.51%) CCDA
7 2 (3.51%) CCIP
7 2 (3.51%) MCSE
8 1 (1.75%) HNC
8 1 (1.75%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (1.75%) MCITP
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (7.02%) NetCrunch
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (3.51%) OPNET
5 2 (3.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Cisco
2 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.32%) Avaya
4 8 (14.04%) F5
5 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
6 6 (10.53%) Nortel
7 5 (8.77%) Polycom
8 4 (7.02%) SonicWALL
8 4 (7.02%) Juniper
8 4 (7.02%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.02%) Adobe
8 4 (7.02%) Dell
8 4 (7.02%) Acme Packet
9 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.51%) Aruba
9 2 (3.51%) Akamai
9 2 (3.51%) Radware
9 2 (3.51%) BT
9 2 (3.51%) 3Com
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