Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 746 765 753
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 110 73 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.077% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.081% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 55
England median daily rate £325 £233 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.78% -13.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £81 £81 £81
90th Percentile £433 £413 £348
UK median daily rate £313 £243 £225
% change year-on-year +28.87% +7.78% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 8
England median hourly rate £12.26 £12.50 £27.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.90% -54.42% +1.57%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £21.20 £24.62 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £12.35 £12.50 £27.43
% change year-on-year -1.20% -54.42% +1.57%

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 89519 89649 98142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.69% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 59949 59023 63608
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2600 2966 3760
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +0.61% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.86 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Telecoms Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms Engineer in England

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 17 December 2017. 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
South East -7 43 £310 +1.64% 1
London +5 30 £375 +22.95% 1
Midlands +30 14 £300 +263.64%
North of England +38 11 £255 +209.09% 1
West Midlands +22 11 £325 +293.94%
South West +14 7 £83 -
Yorkshire +15 6 £260 -33.33%
East of England -9 5 £104 -35.16%
North West +5 4 - - 1
East Midlands +4 3 £83 -
North East +64 1 £83 -
Telecoms Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, Telecoms Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Telecoms Engineer in the job title.

1 110 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 32 (29.09%) Cisco
3 26 (23.64%) VoIP
4 22 (20.00%) LTE
5 20 (18.18%) Driving Licence
6 17 (15.45%) Linux
7 16 (14.55%) Military
8 14 (12.73%) ITIL
9 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
9 12 (10.91%) Degree
10 11 (10.00%) Skype for Business
10 11 (10.00%) Skype
10 11 (10.00%) OO
10 11 (10.00%) C++
10 11 (10.00%) UMTS
10 11 (10.00%) GSM
10 11 (10.00%) PBX
10 11 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 10 (9.09%) VPN
11 10 (9.09%) Firewall
11 10 (9.09%) GGSN
12 9 (8.18%) SGSN
12 9 (8.18%) RANAP
12 9 (8.18%) Wireshark
12 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
12 9 (8.18%) MGW
12 9 (8.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 9 (8.18%) Multithreading
12 9 (8.18%) Trac
12 9 (8.18%) Asterisk PBX

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 11 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.91%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.91%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) GitHub
1 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.64%) VoIP
2 22 (20.00%) LTE
3 11 (10.00%) GSM
3 11 (10.00%) PBX
3 11 (10.00%) Skype
3 11 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.00%) UMTS
4 10 (9.09%) Firewall
4 10 (9.09%) GGSN
4 10 (9.09%) VPN
5 9 (8.18%) Asterisk PBX
5 9 (8.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (8.18%) IPsec
5 9 (8.18%) MGW
5 9 (8.18%) RANAP
5 9 (8.18%) RTP
5 9 (8.18%) SGSN
5 9 (8.18%) Wireshark
6 8 (7.27%) 3G
6 8 (7.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) GIS
1 1 (0.91%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.91%) MS Access
1 1 (0.91%) MySQL
1 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) GCC
1 9 (8.18%) GDB
1 9 (8.18%) Subversion
1 9 (8.18%) Trac
2 3 (2.73%) Selenium
3 2 (1.82%) JIRA
3 2 (1.82%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 110 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.55%) Military
3 9 (8.18%) Finance
4 6 (5.45%) Banking
5 4 (3.64%) Back Office
6 2 (1.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (8.18%) STL
2 1 (0.91%) HTML
2 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Driving Licence
2 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.91%) BYOD
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.45%) Linux
2 3 (2.73%) Windows
3 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.91%) CentOS
3 1 (0.91%) CoreOS
3 1 (0.91%) RancherOS
3 1 (0.91%) Solaris
3 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.73%) ITIL
2 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
3 11 (10.00%) OO
4 9 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.18%) Cross-Platform Development
4 9 (8.18%) Multithreading
4 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
5 7 (6.36%) Network Design
6 5 (4.55%) Project Management
7 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.64%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (2.73%) Change Management
8 3 (2.73%) Fault Management
8 3 (2.73%) Physics
8 3 (2.73%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.73%) Regression Testing
8 3 (2.73%) Service Management
8 3 (2.73%) Test Management
8 3 (2.73%) Time Management
9 2 (1.82%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.00%) C++
2 8 (7.27%) Python
3 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.55%) Perl
4 4 (3.64%) Java
5 2 (1.82%) C
6 1 (0.91%) C#
6 1 (0.91%) C-shell
6 1 (0.91%) Korn
6 1 (0.91%) Ruby
6 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Degree
2 6 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) CCNA
4 2 (1.82%) CCNP
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.91%) PMO
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) iptables
2 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.91%) Docker
3 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.91%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) SELinux
2 3 (2.73%) Netcool
3 2 (1.82%) Ansible
3 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.82%) Puppet
3 2 (1.82%) Salt
4 1 (0.91%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.91%) Cacti
4 1 (0.91%) Grafana
4 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.91%) Icinga
4 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.91%) Mesos
4 1 (0.91%) Nagios
4 1 (0.91%) Rancher
Vendors
1 32 (29.09%) Cisco
2 6 (5.45%) Avaya
2 6 (5.45%) BT
2 6 (5.45%) Siemens
3 5 (4.55%) HP
3 5 (4.55%) Huawei
4 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.64%) Remedy
4 4 (3.64%) VMware
5 3 (2.73%) Nokia
6 2 (1.82%) BMC
6 2 (1.82%) IBM
6 2 (1.82%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (1.82%) Openreach
7 1 (0.91%) Arista
7 1 (0.91%) F5
7 1 (0.91%) Google
7 1 (0.91%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.91%) Vyatta