Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 738 790 786
Rank change year-on-year +52 -4 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 137 94 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.089% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 74
UK median daily rate £310 £206 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.30% -31.25% -4.00%
10th Percentile £81 £81 £81
90th Percentile £406 £370 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £206 £270
% change year-on-year +40.61% -23.61% -6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 2
UK median hourly rate £13.86 £12.50 £11.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% +11.86% -60.09%
10th Percentile £11.72 £10.40 £9.79
90th Percentile £21.39 £30.08 £12.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.50 £11.18
% change year-on-year +10.88% +11.86% -63.36%

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 94181 100639 108360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61868 65556 68886
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2802 3285 4159
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +75 131 £313 +55.28% 12
UK excluding London +73 110 £290 +40.61% 9
South East +29 54 £310 +3.33% 8
London +22 26 £400 +81.82% 3
North of England +85 19 £163 +97.58% 1
Midlands +42 15 £300 +263.64%
South West +24 11 £221 -
Yorkshire +36 8 £260 +18.86%
West Midlands +32 8 £325 +293.94%
North West +23 8 £160 +93.94% 1
East Midlands +4 7 £83 -
East of England -22 6 £125 -45.65%
Scotland +22 4 £125 -46.81%
North East +70 3 £83 -
Wales +11 1 £83 -71.30%

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 32 (23.36%) Cisco
3 30 (21.90%) VoIP
3 30 (21.90%) Driving Licence
4 22 (16.06%) ITIL
4 22 (16.06%) LTE
5 19 (13.87%) Linux
6 17 (12.41%) Broadband
7 15 (10.95%) Military
8 13 (9.49%) Migration
9 12 (8.76%) Firewall
9 12 (8.76%) Skype for Business
9 12 (8.76%) Skype
10 11 (8.03%) Degree
10 11 (8.03%) Back Office
11 10 (7.30%) VPN
11 10 (7.30%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.30%) GGSN
12 9 (6.57%) GSM
12 9 (6.57%) PBX
12 9 (6.57%) UMTS
12 9 (6.57%) TCP/IP
12 9 (6.57%) Siemens
12 9 (6.57%) Wireless
12 9 (6.57%) VMware
13 8 (5.84%) Finance
13 8 (5.84%) IPsec
13 8 (5.84%) C++
13 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
13 8 (5.84%) WebEx

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 12 (8.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.73%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.46%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.73%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.73%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.73%) GitHub
1 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.90%) VoIP
2 22 (16.06%) LTE
3 17 (12.41%) Broadband
4 12 (8.76%) Firewall
4 12 (8.76%) Skype
5 10 (7.30%) GGSN
5 10 (7.30%) VPN
6 9 (6.57%) GSM
6 9 (6.57%) PBX
6 9 (6.57%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.57%) UMTS
6 9 (6.57%) Wireless
7 8 (5.84%) IPsec
7 8 (5.84%) WebEx
8 7 (5.11%) Diameter Protocol
8 7 (5.11%) MPLS
8 7 (5.11%) RANAP
8 7 (5.11%) RTP
8 7 (5.11%) SGSN
8 7 (5.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.73%) GIS
1 1 (0.73%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.73%) MS Access
1 1 (0.73%) MySQL
1 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.73%) Sisense
1 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) GCC
1 7 (5.11%) GDB
1 7 (5.11%) Subversion
1 7 (5.11%) Trac
2 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 137 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.95%) Military
3 11 (8.03%) Back Office
4 8 (5.84%) Finance
5 6 (4.38%) Billing
6 5 (3.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (5.11%) STL
2 1 (0.73%) HTML
2 1 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.90%) Driving Licence
2 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.19%) IVR
5 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.46%) CCTV
5 2 (1.46%) SCADA
5 2 (1.46%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.73%) BYOD
6 1 (0.73%) Clustering
6 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.87%) Linux
2 5 (3.65%) Windows
3 4 (2.92%) CentOS
4 1 (0.73%) Android
4 1 (0.73%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.73%) RancherOS
4 1 (0.73%) Solaris
4 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) ITIL
2 13 (9.49%) Migration
3 10 (7.30%) Test Automation
4 7 (5.11%) Cross-Platform Development
4 7 (5.11%) Multithreading
4 7 (5.11%) OO
4 7 (5.11%) Software Engineering
5 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.38%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.38%) Network Design
6 5 (3.65%) Change Management
6 5 (3.65%) Fault Management
6 5 (3.65%) Service Management
7 4 (2.92%) DevOps
7 4 (2.92%) Test Planning
8 3 (2.19%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (2.19%) ITSM
8 3 (2.19%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.46%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.46%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.84%) C++
2 5 (3.65%) Bash Shell
2 5 (3.65%) Perl
2 5 (3.65%) Python
3 2 (1.46%) C
4 1 (0.73%) C-shell
4 1 (0.73%) Java
4 1 (0.73%) Korn
4 1 (0.73%) Ruby
4 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.03%) Degree
2 6 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.92%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.19%) CCNA
5 3 (2.19%) CCNP
5 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.73%) ISEB
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.73%) PMO
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) iptables
2 3 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.73%) Docker
4 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) SELinux
2 5 (3.65%) Ansible
3 4 (2.92%) Netcool
4 2 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.46%) Puppet
4 2 (1.46%) Salt
5 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.73%) Cacti
5 1 (0.73%) Grafana
5 1 (0.73%) Icinga
5 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.73%) Mesos
5 1 (0.73%) Nagios
5 1 (0.73%) Rancher
Vendors
1 32 (23.36%) Cisco
2 9 (6.57%) Siemens
2 9 (6.57%) VMware
3 7 (5.11%) Huawei
4 6 (4.38%) HP
5 5 (3.65%) Avaya
5 5 (3.65%) BT
5 5 (3.65%) Nokia
5 5 (3.65%) Remedy
6 4 (2.92%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.19%) Redknee
8 2 (1.46%) BMC
8 2 (1.46%) F5
8 2 (1.46%) IBM
8 2 (1.46%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (1.46%) Openreach
8 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.73%) Arista
9 1 (0.73%) Vyatta