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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications Engineer
Rank 576 559 551
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 19 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.036% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.038% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -24 15 £325 - 5
London +20 7 £338 +68.75% 2
South East -1 5 £90 -72.30% 1
Berkshire +13 4 £90 -
Reading - 3 - -
Wales -11 2 £500 +334.78% 1
East of England -28 2 - -
South Wales -6 1 £500 +334.78% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
City of London - 1 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £275 - 1
Torfaen - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxted - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Egham - - - -
Epsom - - - -

Telecoms Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 36 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) VoIP
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.11%) Avaya
3 4 (11.11%) CCNA
3 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) F5
4 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (8.33%) Finance
4 3 (8.33%) Juniper
4 3 (8.33%) MS Office
4 3 (8.33%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) SSL
5 2 (5.56%) GSM
5 2 (5.56%) Nokia
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) Middleware
5 2 (5.56%) McAfee

Telecoms Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.78%) Lync
1 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) VoIP
2 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
3 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) GSM
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless
3 2 (5.56%) MGCP
3 2 (5.56%) Megaco
3 2 (5.56%) ISUP
3 2 (5.56%) Multicast
4 1 (2.78%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.78%) Softswitch
4 1 (2.78%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.78%) INAP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 36 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Handset
2 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.78%) STB
2 1 (2.78%) IPTV
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
2 2 (5.56%) CAD
2 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
2 2 (5.56%) Security Architecture
2 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.78%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.78%) Budget Control
3 1 (2.78%) Change Control
3 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (2.78%) Network Management
3 1 (2.78%) eTOM
3 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) Service Management
3 1 (2.78%) Change Management
3 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (11.11%) CCNA
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) CCNP
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
1 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco
1 4 (11.11%) Avaya
2 3 (8.33%) F5
2 3 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (5.56%) Nokia
3 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.56%) McAfee
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Mitel
3 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
3 2 (5.56%) Axway
3 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL
3 2 (5.56%) Trustwave
4 1 (2.78%) Websense
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Nortel
4 1 (2.78%) Cramer
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Siemens
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