Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 719 792
Rank change year-on-year -104 +73 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 30 132 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.15% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 60 36
England median daily rate £338 £313 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +55.28% -36.36%
10th Percentile £229 £81 £81
90th Percentile £476 £425 £379
UK median daily rate £350 £310 £206
% change year-on-year +12.90% +50.30% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 17
England median hourly rate £22.00 £13.86 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.73% +10.88% +11.86%
10th Percentile £17.59 £11.72 £10.40
90th Percentile £23.00 £14.93 £30.08
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £13.86 £12.50
% change year-on-year +58.73% +10.88% +11.86%

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 88,584 86,718 93,363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.91% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,985 57,510 61,457
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,801 2,549 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -53 13 £325 +4.42% 15
London -35 10 £338 -15.63% 14
East of England +6 3 - - 10
West Midlands -24 2 - - 9
Midlands -31 2 - - 13
South West -32 2 £350 +58.19% 15
North East +2 1 £475 +475.76% 1
North of England -44 1 £475 +191.41% 9
Telecoms Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 30 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 5 (16.67%) Physics
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) Unix
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) OO
5 4 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) LTE
6 3 (10.00%) VoIP
6 3 (10.00%) DHCP
6 3 (10.00%) CCNP
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.00%) Mitel
6 3 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (6.67%) CCIE
7 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.67%) Chemistry
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security

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 2 (6.67%) ArcGIS
1 2 (6.67%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (6.67%) MicroStation
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.33%) AWS CodePipeline
1 1 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 4 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) LTE
3 3 (10.00%) VoIP
3 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.67%) 3G
4 2 (6.67%) DWDM
4 2 (6.67%) ICMP
4 2 (6.67%) Internet
4 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 2 (6.67%) PABX
4 2 (6.67%) SDH
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
4 2 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JMeter
2 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.33%) Billing
5 1 (3.33%) Electronics
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) OAuth
2 1 (3.33%) OAuth2
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Handset
2 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Social Media
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Physics
2 4 (13.33%) OO
3 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.67%) Chemistry
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Tech Ops
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) CAD
5 1 (3.33%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Java
1 5 (16.67%) Python
2 4 (13.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) CCNP
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) CCIE
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCDP
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) CISM
4 1 (3.33%) CISSP
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CME
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Packer
2 1 (3.33%) Salt
2 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) Mitel
3 2 (6.67%) Autodesk
3 2 (6.67%) Avaya
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Sandvine
3 2 (6.67%) Tekelec
4 1 (3.33%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (3.33%) Aruba
4 1 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Meraki
4 1 (3.33%) Openreach
4 1 (3.33%) Panasonic
4 1 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) Samsung
4 1 (3.33%) Siemens
4 1 (3.33%) Verint