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 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications Engineer
Rank 601 597 573
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 24 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.034% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.036% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 11
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £21.07 £15.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.30

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -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 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 13 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 1 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 -3 24 £330 +1.53% 5
London +4 13 £330 -2.22% 1
Yorkshire -26 5 £350 +27.27%
Leeds - 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
South East -27 2 £350 +288.88% 4
North West - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Winchester - 1 - -

Telecoms Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 52 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 19 (36.54%) VoIP
3 13 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (25.00%) 3G
4 11 (21.15%) Python
4 11 (21.15%) VMware
4 11 (21.15%) OpenStack
5 10 (19.23%) Cisco
6 7 (13.46%) 4G
6 7 (13.46%) QA
7 6 (11.54%) IVR
7 6 (11.54%) Avaya
7 6 (11.54%) Java
7 6 (11.54%) MGCP
7 6 (11.54%) 2G
7 6 (11.54%) Megaco
7 6 (11.54%) ISUP
8 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.62%) Firewall
8 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
8 5 (9.62%) MPLS
8 5 (9.62%) OSPF
8 5 (9.62%) BGP
8 5 (9.62%) Perl
8 5 (9.62%) SOAP
8 5 (9.62%) Web Services
8 5 (9.62%) LAN
8 5 (9.62%) PMI
8 5 (9.62%) PMI Certification
8 5 (9.62%) WSDL

Telecoms Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 11 (21.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) VoIP
2 13 (25.00%) 3G
3 7 (13.46%) 4G
4 6 (11.54%) 2G
4 6 (11.54%) MGCP
4 6 (11.54%) Megaco
4 6 (11.54%) ISUP
5 5 (9.62%) Firewall
5 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
5 5 (9.62%) MPLS
5 5 (9.62%) OSPF
5 5 (9.62%) BGP
5 5 (9.62%) DHCP
5 5 (9.62%) DNS
5 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 5 (9.62%) LTE
6 4 (7.69%) WAN
6 4 (7.69%) GSM
6 4 (7.69%) Wireless
6 4 (7.69%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Selenium
1 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 52 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) SOAP
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
1 5 (9.62%) WSDL
1 5 (9.62%) JSON
2 4 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) IVR
2 5 (9.62%) PMI
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Handset
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
1 5 (9.62%) Performance Management
2 4 (7.69%) ITIL
3 3 (5.77%) Project Management
4 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.85%) Change Control
4 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Management
4 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
4 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.92%) Requirements Management
5 1 (1.92%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.92%) Line Management
5 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Python
2 6 (11.54%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.85%) HND
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.85%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) VMware
2 10 (19.23%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) Avaya
4 4 (7.69%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Nortel
5 3 (5.77%) Nokia
6 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.85%) BT
6 2 (3.85%) Mitel
6 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.85%) Huawei
6 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
6 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Siemens
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