The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 June 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 425 421
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 4 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.032% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.034% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 12
Median daily rate £500 £120 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +316.66% -62.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £235 £318
% change year-on-year +17.02% -25.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.86 £31.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.88% -19.35%  

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 19728 20608 22170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.25% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49226 53698 57849
Median daily rate £500 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 758 1434
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.18 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.95 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Telecoms Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms Engineer in London

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms Engineer in London

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms Engineer in London

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 London region featuring Telecoms Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) PABX
2 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) AutoCAD
3 2 (20.00%) DMS-100
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Nortel
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) 3G
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (10.00%) Broadband
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) PBX
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) LTE
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) DPNSS

Telecoms 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) AutoCAD
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) PABX
1 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (20.00%) DMS-100
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) 4G
3 1 (10.00%) Broadband
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) LTE
3 1 (10.00%) PBX
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) BYOD
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Product Management
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Nortel
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Mitel
2 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto