Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 800 796
Rank change year-on-year +42 -4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 119 78 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.080% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 65
UK median daily rate £319 £243 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.44% +1.04% -20.00%
10th Percentile £81 £81 £81
90th Percentile £423 £408 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £215 £219
% change year-on-year +34.88% -1.71% -23.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
UK median hourly rate £12.35 £12.50 £27.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% -54.42% -3.77%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £29.30 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.35 £12.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year -1.20% +1.21% -63.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97924 97617 107586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.73% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64928 63669 68631
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2852 3308 4088
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Telecoms Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 14 December 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 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Top 15 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 6 months to 14 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 113 £325 +39.78% 5
UK excluding London +49 88 £290 +34.88% 4
South East +6 43 £310 +1.64% 3
London +10 30 £375 +22.95% 1
Midlands +16 14 £300 +263.64%
North of England +41 13 £255 +209.09% 1
West Midlands +26 11 £325 +293.94%
South West +9 7 £83 -
Yorkshire +25 6 £260 -33.33%
East of England -14 6 £125 -21.88%
North West +3 4 - - 1
Scotland +2 4 £125 -46.81%
North East +58 3 £83 -
East Midlands +2 3 £83 -
Wales +11 1 - -

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 33 (27.73%) Cisco
3 28 (23.53%) VoIP
4 22 (18.49%) LTE
5 20 (16.81%) Driving Licence
6 17 (14.29%) Linux
7 16 (13.45%) Military
8 15 (12.61%) ITIL
9 13 (10.92%) Degree
10 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
10 12 (10.08%) Firewall
11 11 (9.24%) OO
11 11 (9.24%) C++
11 11 (9.24%) UMTS
11 11 (9.24%) GSM
11 11 (9.24%) PBX
11 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
11 11 (9.24%) Skype for Business
11 11 (9.24%) GGSN
11 11 (9.24%) Skype
12 10 (8.40%) VPN
13 9 (7.56%) STL
13 9 (7.56%) RTP
13 9 (7.56%) IPsec
13 9 (7.56%) Finance
13 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (7.56%) SGSN
13 9 (7.56%) Multithreading
13 9 (7.56%) MGW
13 9 (7.56%) RANAP

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 11 (9.24%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.84%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.84%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.84%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.84%) GitHub
1 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.53%) VoIP
2 22 (18.49%) LTE
3 12 (10.08%) Firewall
4 11 (9.24%) GGSN
4 11 (9.24%) GSM
4 11 (9.24%) PBX
4 11 (9.24%) Skype
4 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
4 11 (9.24%) UMTS
5 10 (8.40%) VPN
6 9 (7.56%) Asterisk PBX
6 9 (7.56%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (7.56%) IPsec
6 9 (7.56%) MGW
6 9 (7.56%) RANAP
6 9 (7.56%) RTP
6 9 (7.56%) SGSN
6 9 (7.56%) Wireshark
7 8 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (6.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.84%) GIS
1 1 (0.84%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.84%) MS Access
1 1 (0.84%) MySQL
1 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) GCC
1 9 (7.56%) GDB
1 9 (7.56%) Subversion
1 9 (7.56%) Trac
2 3 (2.52%) Selenium
3 2 (1.68%) JIRA
3 2 (1.68%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.84%) Zephyr
General
1 119 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (13.45%) Military
3 9 (7.56%) Finance
4 6 (5.04%) Banking
5 4 (3.36%) Back Office
6 3 (2.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Electronics
7 1 (0.84%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (7.56%) STL
2 1 (0.84%) HTML
2 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.81%) Driving Licence
2 8 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.68%) CCTV
4 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.68%) IVR
4 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) SCADA
5 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.84%) BYOD
5 1 (0.84%) Clustering
5 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (3.36%) Windows
3 1 (0.84%) Android
3 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.84%) CentOS
3 1 (0.84%) CoreOS
3 1 (0.84%) RancherOS
3 1 (0.84%) Solaris
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.61%) ITIL
2 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
3 11 (9.24%) OO
4 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.56%) Cross-Platform Development
4 9 (7.56%) Multithreading
4 9 (7.56%) Software Engineering
5 7 (5.88%) Network Design
6 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.20%) Project Management
7 4 (3.36%) Change Management
7 4 (3.36%) Fault Analysis
7 4 (3.36%) Fault Management
8 3 (2.52%) Physics
8 3 (2.52%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.52%) Regression Testing
8 3 (2.52%) Service Management
8 3 (2.52%) Test Management
8 3 (2.52%) Time Management
9 2 (1.68%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) C++
2 8 (6.72%) Python
3 5 (4.20%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.20%) Perl
4 4 (3.36%) Java
5 2 (1.68%) C
6 1 (0.84%) C#
6 1 (0.84%) C-shell
6 1 (0.84%) Korn
6 1 (0.84%) Ruby
6 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Degree
2 6 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.68%) CCNA
5 2 (1.68%) CCNP
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.84%) PMO
2 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) iptables
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Docker
3 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.84%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) SELinux
2 3 (2.52%) Netcool
3 2 (1.68%) Ansible
3 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) Salt
4 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.84%) Cacti
4 1 (0.84%) Grafana
4 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.84%) Icinga
4 1 (0.84%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.84%) Mesos
4 1 (0.84%) Nagios
4 1 (0.84%) Rancher
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) Cisco
2 8 (6.72%) Siemens
3 7 (5.88%) BT
3 7 (5.88%) Huawei
4 6 (5.04%) Avaya
5 5 (4.20%) HP
5 5 (4.20%) VMware
6 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.36%) Nokia
6 4 (3.36%) Remedy
7 3 (2.52%) Openreach
8 2 (1.68%) BMC
8 2 (1.68%) IBM
8 2 (1.68%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (1.68%) Redknee
9 1 (0.84%) F5
9 1 (0.84%) Google
9 1 (0.84%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.84%) Vyatta