Period
to 31 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Telecommunications Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 548 782 837
Rank change year-on-year +234 +55 -101
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 43 41 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.049% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.052% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 27
Median daily rate £338 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +13.08% +18.18%
10th Percentile £165 £152 £227
90th Percentile £403 £430 £453
UK median daily rate £305 £368 £325
% change year-on-year -17.01% +13.08% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.59 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.61% -1.89% +58.73%
10th Percentile £16.13 £18.11 £18.08
90th Percentile £41.00 £22.93 £31.30
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £21.59 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.61% -1.89% +58.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 38,975 79,002 87,673
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.57% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,909 52,454 57,960
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,555 2,460 2,758
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.27 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.12
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.04% -4.37%

Telecoms Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Telecoms Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms Engineer in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms Engineer in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +187 16 £300 -25.00% 3
South East +139 9 £345 -8.00% 2
Midlands +100 8 £385 +27.27% 1
West Midlands +77 8 £385 +27.27%
North of England +97 4 £334 +138.39% 2
South West +60 3 £189 -55.59% 2
North West +59 2 £233 +32.86% 2
East of England +56 2 £338 -8.16%
Yorkshire +62 1 £343 +149.09%
North East +30 1 £350 -
Telecoms Engineer
UK

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, Telecoms Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Telecoms Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco
3 8 (18.60%) LTE
4 7 (16.28%) VoIP
5 5 (11.63%) Python
6 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
6 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.30%) Handset
6 4 (9.30%) NHS
6 4 (9.30%) GSM
6 4 (9.30%) WAN
6 4 (9.30%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (9.30%) Public Sector
7 3 (6.98%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (6.98%) VoLTE
7 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.98%) DevOps
7 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
7 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (6.98%) Broadband
7 3 (6.98%) SDH
7 3 (6.98%) UMTS
7 3 (6.98%) ISDN
7 3 (6.98%) LAN
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (6.98%) Java
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (6.98%) Motorola
7 3 (6.98%) Nokia
7 3 (6.98%) Siemens

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) GCP
1 1 (2.33%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) LTE
2 7 (16.28%) VoIP
3 4 (9.30%) GSM
3 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
3 4 (9.30%) WAN
4 3 (6.98%) Broadband
4 3 (6.98%) DWDM
4 3 (6.98%) ISDN
4 3 (6.98%) LAN
4 3 (6.98%) PABX
4 3 (6.98%) SDH
4 3 (6.98%) TETRA
4 3 (6.98%) UMTS
4 3 (6.98%) VoLTE
5 2 (4.65%) Internet
5 2 (4.65%) MPLS
5 2 (4.65%) PBX
5 2 (4.65%) Skype
5 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Big Data
1 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 43 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) PySpark
1 1 (2.33%) RESTful
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Fibre Optics
1 4 (9.30%) Handset
1 4 (9.30%) NHS
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) ASIC
2 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) BBC
4 1 (2.33%) CCTV
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
2 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (6.98%) DevOps
2 3 (6.98%) Migration
2 3 (6.98%) Regression Analysis
2 3 (6.98%) Requirements Gathering
2 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
2 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
3 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (4.65%) Network Architecture
3 2 (4.65%) Network Management
3 2 (4.65%) TDD
4 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.33%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.33%) Scrum
4 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Python
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) CCNA
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) AirWatch
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco
2 3 (6.98%) Motorola
2 3 (6.98%) Nokia
2 3 (6.98%) Siemens
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Sophos
4 1 (2.33%) Aruba
4 1 (2.33%) Avaya
4 1 (2.33%) CA
4 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Huawei
4 1 (2.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) Mavenir
4 1 (2.33%) Nortel
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Radware
4 1 (2.33%) Redback
4 1 (2.33%) Remedy