Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 739 821
Rank change year-on-year -125 +82 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 36 121 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.13% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.13% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 40
UK median daily rate £325 £295 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.17% +51.28% -37.60%
10th Percentile £236 £160 £81
90th Percentile £468 £405 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £203
% change year-on-year +18.18% +35.80% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 16
UK median hourly rate £19.88 £13.86 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.40% +10.88% -19.35%
10th Percentile £16.61 £11.72 £10.38
90th Percentile £22.64 £23.00 £32.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £13.86 £12.34
% change year-on-year +43.40% +12.34% -20.40%

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 96,865 91,044 103,041
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,367 59,123 67,175
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,128 2,788 3,125
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +6.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.83%

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 21 August 2018.

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
Top 12 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 21 August 2018. 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 -88 35 £325 +7.44% 46
UK excluding London -102 26 £325 +18.18% 43
South East -63 13 £325 +7.44% 12
London -30 10 £338 -12.90% 8
East of England -7 4 - - 2
North of England -31 4 £236 +47.66% 10
South West -15 3 £275 -23.61% 9
Yorkshire -17 3 £228 -9.00% 6
North East -3 1 £475 -
Midlands -22 1 - - 5
West Midlands -29 1 - - 3
Scotland -35 1 £425 +246.94% 3

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Telecoms Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Telecoms Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco
3 8 (22.22%) WAN
4 7 (19.44%) LAN
4 7 (19.44%) Degree
5 6 (16.67%) Finance
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (13.89%) CCNP
6 5 (13.89%) Java
6 5 (13.89%) DNS
6 5 (13.89%) Ericsson
6 5 (13.89%) Physics
7 4 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (11.11%) Mitel
7 4 (11.11%) Banking
7 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (11.11%) DWDM
7 4 (11.11%) SDH
7 4 (11.11%) ATM
7 4 (11.11%) Linux
7 4 (11.11%) OO
7 4 (11.11%) Python
7 4 (11.11%) C++
7 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.33%) VoIP
8 3 (8.33%) DHCP
8 3 (8.33%) Unix
8 3 (8.33%) Project Management
8 3 (8.33%) Wireless
8 3 (8.33%) BT

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 (2.78%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.78%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.78%) MicroStation
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) PaaS
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 7 (19.44%) LAN
3 5 (13.89%) DNS
4 4 (11.11%) ATM
4 4 (11.11%) DWDM
4 4 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (11.11%) SDH
4 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.33%) 3G
5 3 (8.33%) DHCP
5 3 (8.33%) Frame Relay
5 3 (8.33%) PABX
5 3 (8.33%) VoIP
5 3 (8.33%) Wireless
6 2 (5.56%) 2G
6 2 (5.56%) 4G
6 2 (5.56%) DSLAM
6 2 (5.56%) Firewall
6 2 (5.56%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.78%) JSON
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
1 1 (2.78%) OAuth
1 1 (2.78%) OAuth2
1 1 (2.78%) REST
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Handset
2 1 (2.78%) IPTV
2 1 (2.78%) IVR
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Social Media
2 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Physics
2 4 (11.11%) OO
3 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Chemistry
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.56%) Network Design
4 2 (5.56%) Service Design
4 2 (5.56%) Tech Ops
4 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) Data Management
5 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) C++
2 4 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.89%) CCNP
4 2 (5.56%) CCIE
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) CCDP
5 1 (2.78%) CCIE Collaboration
5 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) CISM
5 1 (2.78%) CISSP
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Ansible
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco CME
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.78%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Ericsson
3 4 (11.11%) Mitel
4 3 (8.33%) Aruba
4 3 (8.33%) BT
4 3 (8.33%) Huawei
5 2 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (5.56%) Avaya
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) Meraki
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) Openreach
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (5.56%) Sandvine
5 2 (5.56%) Siemens
5 2 (5.56%) Tekelec
6 1 (2.78%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.78%) Red Box