Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Optical Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 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.

Optical Engineer
England > London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 628 - 625
Rank change year-on-year - +625 -
Contract jobs requiring an Optical Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.002% - 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% - 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
London median daily rate - - £225
England median daily rate £210 - £225
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 43,715 42,667 42,268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.94% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,587 30,768 30,193
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 522 538
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.83 £50.39
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Optical Engineer in London

Optical Engineer Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Optical 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 London region featuring Optical Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Virgin Media

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 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Virgin Media