The median contractor rate for a Communications Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Communications Engineer
England / London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 - 429
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% - 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% - 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 - £36.40

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19155 21886 21309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 95.00% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13667 15822 14618
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 252 393
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Communications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Communications Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Communications Engineer in London

Communications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Engineer in London

Communications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Engineer in London

Communications Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Communications 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 London region featuring Communications Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (33.33%) XMPP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (33.33%) WFM
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Tandberg
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (33.33%) Verint
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Telepresence
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Workforce Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring

Communications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Telepresence
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (33.33%) WFM
1 1 (33.33%) Workforce Optimisation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Tandberg
2 1 (33.33%) Verint