Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 767 787
Rank change year-on-year -59 +20 -91
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 54 74 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.080% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.085% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 37
UK median daily rate £315 £280 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +30.23% -23.21%
10th Percentile £81 £156 £105
90th Percentile £440 £423 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £238 £225
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.66% +40.13%
10th Percentile £14.75 £17.61 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.30 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £12.35
% change year-on-year - +78.14% -17.67%

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 96,028 87,287 101,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 56,709 65,411
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,007 3,316
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms Engineer over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms Engineer in the UK

Telecoms Engineer
Top 13 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 April 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 -59 53 £315 +10.53% 77
UK excluding London -51 39 £263 +10.53% 79
South East -22 18 £305 +22.00% 24
London -49 13 £338 -10.00% 9
West Midlands +2 8 £350 - 5
Midlands -5 8 £350 - 9
South West +13 6 £263 -19.23% 17
North of England -27 5 £236 -0.53% 9
Yorkshire -11 3 £228 -46.47%
North East +30 1 £625 +108.33% 4
East of England -9 1 - - 9
Wales -15 1 - - 1
North West -17 1 - - 5

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 54 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (24.07%) Cisco
2 13 (24.07%) LTE
3 11 (20.37%) 3G
4 10 (18.52%) Project Management
4 10 (18.52%) VoIP
5 9 (16.67%) Degree
6 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.81%) Driving Licence
6 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 8 (14.81%) OO
7 7 (12.96%) Linux
7 7 (12.96%) DNS
7 7 (12.96%) HP
7 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.96%) HP ALM
8 6 (11.11%) QA
8 6 (11.11%) Selenium
8 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 6 (11.11%) WAN
8 6 (11.11%) DHCP
8 6 (11.11%) Python
8 6 (11.11%) Java
9 5 (9.26%) LAN
9 5 (9.26%) PBX
9 5 (9.26%) ICMP
9 5 (9.26%) Ericsson
9 5 (9.26%) Siemens
9 5 (9.26%) Wireless

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 (1.85%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.85%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) PaaS
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) LTE
2 11 (20.37%) 3G
3 10 (18.52%) VoIP
4 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.96%) DNS
6 6 (11.11%) DHCP
6 6 (11.11%) WAN
7 5 (9.26%) 4G
7 5 (9.26%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (9.26%) ICMP
7 5 (9.26%) LAN
7 5 (9.26%) MGW
7 5 (9.26%) PBX
7 5 (9.26%) Wireless
8 4 (7.41%) ATM
8 4 (7.41%) DWDM
8 4 (7.41%) SDH
8 4 (7.41%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.56%) GSM
9 3 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Selenium
2 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.56%) GCC
3 3 (5.56%) GDB
3 3 (5.56%) Subversion
3 3 (5.56%) Trac
4 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 54 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Military
3 3 (5.56%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (5.56%) STL
2 2 (3.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Driving Licence
2 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) IVR
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Handset
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) CCTV
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) IPTV
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Project Management
2 8 (14.81%) OO
2 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
3 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 5 (9.26%) Fault Analysis
5 5 (9.26%) Physics
5 5 (9.26%) SDLC
5 5 (9.26%) Test Management
5 5 (9.26%) V-Model
6 3 (5.56%) Cross-Platform Development
6 3 (5.56%) Multithreading
6 3 (5.56%) Network Design
6 3 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Line Management
7 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) Java
1 6 (11.11%) Python
2 4 (7.41%) C++
3 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) CCNP
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.70%) CCDP
3 2 (3.70%) CCIE
3 2 (3.70%) CCNA
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.85%) CISM
4 1 (1.85%) CISSP
4 1 (1.85%) CWAP
4 1 (1.85%) CWNA
4 1 (1.85%) CWNE
4 1 (1.85%) CWSP
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) iptables
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Netcool
2 1 (1.85%) SELinux
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco
2 7 (12.96%) HP
3 5 (9.26%) Ericsson
3 5 (9.26%) Siemens
4 4 (7.41%) BT
5 3 (5.56%) Huawei
5 3 (5.56%) Nokia
6 2 (3.70%) Aruba
6 2 (3.70%) Openreach
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) Aastra
7 1 (1.85%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (1.85%) Brocade
7 1 (1.85%) F5
7 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.85%) Meraki
7 1 (1.85%) Polycom
7 1 (1.85%) Red Box
7 1 (1.85%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow