The median contractor rate for a Microwave Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

Microwave Engineer
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 651 627
Contract jobs requiring a Microwave Engineer 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.002% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £380
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Microwave Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microwave Engineer in the UK

Microwave Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microwave Engineer in the UK

Microwave Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microwave Engineer in the UK

Microwave Engineer Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Microwave 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 Microwave Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) BT
1 2 (100.00%) Virgin Media
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) DSLAM

Microwave 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Broadband
1 1 (50.00%) DSLAM
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) BT
1 2 (100.00%) Virgin Media
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei