The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 624 534
Rank change year-on-year +71 -90  
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 42 33 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.059% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.062% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 28
Median daily rate £250 £243 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -8.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £294 £260
% change year-on-year -37.02% +12.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.52% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 - £15.00

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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Telecoms Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +68 38 £250 +13.63% 4
South East +27 14 £250 -24.52% 3
London +32 6 £400 +180.70% 1
Berkshire +21 6 £275 -4.34%
North West - 5 £160 -
Hampshire +15 4 £218 -42.00%
South West -1 4 £325 +52.04%
North East - 4 £300 -
Durham - 4 £300 -
Surrey - 4 - - 2
Manchester - 4 £160 -
Reading +21 3 £275 -4.34%
South Wales +11 3 - -
Wales +9 3 - -
Basingstoke +7 3 £218 -
Bristol +3 3 £363 +79.01%
Newport - 3 - -
East of England +4 2 £175 -
Camberley - 2 - - 2
Essex - 2 £175 -
West Midlands +24 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £123 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £123 - 1
Leicester - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £160 -
Solihull - 1 - -

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 featuring Telecoms Engineer in the job title.

1 73 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 23 (31.51%) Cisco
3 13 (17.81%) VoIP
4 12 (16.44%) WAN
4 12 (16.44%) LTE
5 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
5 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
5 11 (15.07%) GSM
5 11 (15.07%) LAN
6 10 (13.70%) Service Management
7 9 (12.33%) C
7 9 (12.33%) Linux
7 9 (12.33%) UMTS
7 9 (12.33%) Siemens
8 8 (10.96%) ITSM
8 8 (10.96%) Huawei
8 8 (10.96%) OpenScape
9 7 (9.59%) Billing
9 7 (9.59%) Ericsson
9 7 (9.59%) Nokia
10 6 (8.22%) Nortel
10 6 (8.22%) ITIL
10 6 (8.22%) PBX
10 6 (8.22%) Marketing
10 6 (8.22%) Business Development
10 6 (8.22%) Wireless
10 6 (8.22%) Legal
10 6 (8.22%) Presales
10 6 (8.22%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (6.85%) Cisco IOS

Telecoms 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 1 (1.37%) CMS
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.37%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) VoIP
2 12 (16.44%) LTE
2 12 (16.44%) WAN
3 11 (15.07%) GSM
3 11 (15.07%) LAN
4 9 (12.33%) UMTS
5 8 (10.96%) OpenScape
6 6 (8.22%) PBX
6 6 (8.22%) Wireless
7 5 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (6.85%) DWDM
8 4 (5.48%) 3G
8 4 (5.48%) PABX
8 4 (5.48%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (4.11%) DHCP
9 3 (4.11%) PSTN
9 3 (4.11%) SCCP
9 3 (4.11%) SDH
9 3 (4.11%) TCAP
9 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) GIS
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) GCC
1 2 (2.74%) GDB
1 2 (2.74%) Subversion
1 2 (2.74%) Trac
2 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.59%) Billing
3 6 (8.22%) Legal
3 6 (8.22%) Marketing
4 4 (5.48%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (2.74%) STL
2 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) IVR
2 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) BYOD
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) Service Management
2 8 (10.96%) ITSM
3 6 (8.22%) Business Development
3 6 (8.22%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (8.22%) ITIL
3 6 (8.22%) Presales
4 4 (5.48%) Project Management
5 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.74%) CRM
6 2 (2.74%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (2.74%) Informatics
6 2 (2.74%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.74%) OO
7 1 (1.37%) Coaching
7 1 (1.37%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.37%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.37%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.37%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 1 (1.37%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) C
2 2 (2.74%) C++
2 2 (2.74%) Java
3 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) CCNA
3 3 (4.11%) CCNP
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) ISEB
3 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Cisco
2 9 (12.33%) Siemens
3 8 (10.96%) Huawei
4 7 (9.59%) Ericsson
4 7 (9.59%) Nokia
5 6 (8.22%) Nortel
6 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.48%) HP
7 4 (5.48%) Juniper
8 3 (4.11%) BT
8 3 (4.11%) Remedy
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle
9 2 (2.74%) VMware
10 1 (1.37%) Acme Packet
10 1 (1.37%) Autodesk
10 1 (1.37%) Avaya
10 1 (1.37%) EMC
10 1 (1.37%) F5
10 1 (1.37%) Mitel
10 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
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