The median contractor rate for a Communications Engineer was £266 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 647 616
Rank change year-on-year +48 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 6 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.002% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £266 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.95 - £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 - £24.70

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Communications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Communications Engineer in the UK

Communications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Engineer in the UK

Communications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Communications Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Communications Engineer in the UK

Communications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Engineer in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 6 £266 - 2
South East - 3 £170 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
London - 2 £363 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £170 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £170 -

Communications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 featuring Communications Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) Military
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) TPMS
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workforce Optimisation
3 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (12.50%) Verint
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) Telepresence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Tandberg
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (12.50%) WFM
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) ZigBee

Communications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (25.00%) TPMS
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Telepresence
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
General
1 2 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) RIA
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (12.50%) SysML
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) WFM
2 1 (12.50%) Workforce Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) Tandberg
3 1 (12.50%) Verint