The table below looks at the statistics for the Telecoms 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 Telecoms Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications Engineer
Rank 596 569 557
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 22 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.032% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.035% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £199 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.24 -
% change year-on-year
+79.89% -

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Telecoms Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Telecoms Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms Engineer within the UK.

Telecoms Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Telecoms Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms Engineer within the UK.

Telecoms Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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 -27 18 £275 -12.00% 9
London -4 8 £325 +39.78% 1
South East -23 5 £143 -61.48% 1
Berkshire +10 2 £143 - 1
East of England -18 2 - -
Reading +16 1 £195 - 1
Manchester -9 1 - - 2
North West -15 1 - - 4
South Wales - 1 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Wales - 1 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £275 - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Egham - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Telecoms Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Telecoms 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 Telecoms Engineer in their job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.51%) VoIP
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (17.95%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) WAN
4 6 (15.38%) LAN
4 6 (15.38%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) Firewall
5 5 (12.82%) Wireless
5 5 (12.82%) CCNP
5 5 (12.82%) Avaya
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.26%) F5
6 4 (10.26%) Juniper
7 3 (7.69%) Nokia
7 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.69%) MS Office
7 3 (7.69%) Linux
7 3 (7.69%) Python
7 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 3 (7.69%) PBX
7 3 (7.69%) 3G
7 3 (7.69%) McAfee
7 3 (7.69%) MGCP
7 3 (7.69%) VMware
7 3 (7.69%) Megaco
7 3 (7.69%) ISUP
7 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared

Telecoms Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Telecoms 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 Telecoms Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.13%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) VoIP
2 7 (17.95%) WAN
3 6 (15.38%) LAN
3 6 (15.38%) Firewall
4 5 (12.82%) Wireless
5 3 (7.69%) PBX
5 3 (7.69%) 3G
5 3 (7.69%) MGCP
5 3 (7.69%) Megaco
5 3 (7.69%) ISUP
6 2 (5.13%) GSM
6 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) SSL
6 2 (5.13%) LTE
6 2 (5.13%) VSAT
6 2 (5.13%) 2G
6 2 (5.13%) 4G
6 2 (5.13%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (5.13%) Multicast
General
1 39 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) CCTV
1 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) Handset
2 1 (2.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
2 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL
2 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.56%) CRM
3 1 (2.56%) CAD
3 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.56%) Service Management
3 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.56%) Network Design
3 1 (2.56%) eTOM
3 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.56%) Coaching
3 1 (2.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.38%) CCNA
3 5 (12.82%) CCNP
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (2.56%) HNC
6 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco
2 5 (12.82%) Avaya
3 4 (10.26%) Juniper
3 4 (10.26%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Nokia
4 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) McAfee
4 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.13%) Mitel
5 2 (5.13%) Axway
5 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
5 2 (5.13%) Trustwave
5 2 (5.13%) Nortel
6 1 (2.56%) Panasonic
6 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.56%) Huawei
6 1 (2.56%) Websense
6 1 (2.56%) Toshiba