Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Optical Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 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.

Optical Engineer
England > London
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 617 622 615
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Optical Engineer 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.006% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.005% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
London median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate - - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 45044 42282 44042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.90% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32714 30029 31071
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £299 £269
90th Percentile £669 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 569 671
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Optical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Optical Engineer in London

Optical Engineer Skill Set
Top 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, Optical 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 Optical Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SDH
1 3 (100.00%) DWDM
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
1 3 (100.00%) Ciena

Optical 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 3 (100.00%) DWDM
1 3 (100.00%) SDH
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Ciena
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei