Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 785 759
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Engineer 104 64 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.070% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 59
UK median daily rate £325 £288 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +35.29% -29.17%
10th Percentile £81 £154 £81
90th Percentile £463 £428 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £288 £150
% change year-on-year -4.35% +91.67% -46.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 8
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £16.74 £27.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.36% -38.98% +9.70%
10th Percentile £11.94 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £32.04 £20.97 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.68 £16.74 £12.35
% change year-on-year -0.36% +35.51% -64.71%

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 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 January 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 January 2018.

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 January 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 +37 99 £325 +8.79% 86
UK excluding London +43 74 £275 -4.35% 71
South East -7 34 £305 -2.40% 25
London -22 29 £375 +11.11% 19
Midlands +24 17 £325 +118.49% 10
West Midlands +27 14 £325 +51.16% 4
North of England +45 10 £255 -11.30% 10
Yorkshire +11 6 £260 -33.33% 3
East of England -5 5 £104 -35.16% 10
South West - 4 £83 - 12
North West +11 3 - - 6
East Midlands +7 3 £83 - 6
Scotland - 3 £125 - 3
North East +46 1 £83 - 1
Wales +10 1 - - 1

Telecoms Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 29 (27.88%) Cisco
3 22 (21.15%) VoIP
3 22 (21.15%) LTE
4 17 (16.35%) Linux
5 16 (15.38%) Driving Licence
6 15 (14.42%) Degree
7 14 (13.46%) TCP/IP
7 14 (13.46%) Military
8 13 (12.50%) OO
8 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.54%) 3G
9 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (10.58%) Python
11 10 (9.62%) C++
11 10 (9.62%) UMTS
11 10 (9.62%) GSM
11 10 (9.62%) PBX
11 10 (9.62%) VPN
12 9 (8.65%) ITIL
12 9 (8.65%) Project Management
12 9 (8.65%) IPsec
12 9 (8.65%) Firewall
12 9 (8.65%) Diameter Protocol
12 9 (8.65%) GGSN
12 9 (8.65%) MGW
13 8 (7.69%) Cross-Platform Development
13 8 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (7.69%) SGSN

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 8 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.96%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) GitHub
1 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.15%) LTE
1 22 (21.15%) VoIP
2 14 (13.46%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.54%) 3G
4 10 (9.62%) GSM
4 10 (9.62%) PBX
4 10 (9.62%) UMTS
4 10 (9.62%) VPN
5 9 (8.65%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (8.65%) Firewall
5 9 (8.65%) GGSN
5 9 (8.65%) IPsec
5 9 (8.65%) MGW
6 8 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
6 8 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (7.69%) RANAP
6 8 (7.69%) RTP
6 8 (7.69%) SGSN
6 8 (7.69%) Skype
6 8 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.96%) MySQL
1 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) GCC
1 8 (7.69%) GDB
1 8 (7.69%) Subversion
1 8 (7.69%) Trac
2 6 (5.77%) Selenium
3 5 (4.81%) JIRA
3 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 104 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (13.46%) Military
3 7 (6.73%) Finance
4 4 (3.85%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (7.69%) STL
2 1 (0.96%) HTML
2 1 (0.96%) LDAP
2 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 7 (6.73%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.92%) CCTV
4 2 (1.92%) SCADA
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.35%) Linux
2 2 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (0.96%) Android
3 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.96%) CentOS
3 1 (0.96%) CoreOS
3 1 (0.96%) RancherOS
3 1 (0.96%) Solaris
3 1 (0.96%) Unix
3 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.50%) OO
1 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (8.65%) ITIL
3 9 (8.65%) Project Management
4 8 (7.69%) Cross-Platform Development
4 8 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 8 (7.69%) Network Design
4 8 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 6 (5.77%) Fault Analysis
5 6 (5.77%) Physics
5 6 (5.77%) Regression Testing
6 5 (4.81%) SDLC
6 5 (4.81%) Test Management
6 5 (4.81%) V-Model
7 4 (3.85%) Service Management
8 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.88%) Line Management
8 3 (2.88%) Network Management
8 3 (2.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) Python
2 10 (9.62%) C++
3 7 (6.73%) Java
4 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.81%) Perl
5 2 (1.92%) C
6 1 (0.96%) C#
6 1 (0.96%) C-shell
6 1 (0.96%) Korn
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby
6 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Degree
2 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) CCNA
4 3 (2.88%) CCNP
4 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.96%) CCDP
5 1 (0.96%) CCIE
5 1 (0.96%) CCIE Wireless
5 1 (0.96%) CWAP
5 1 (0.96%) CWNA
5 1 (0.96%) CWNE
5 1 (0.96%) CWSP
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) PMO
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) iptables
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.96%) Docker
3 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.96%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) SELinux
2 3 (2.88%) Netcool
3 2 (1.92%) Ansible
3 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.92%) Puppet
3 2 (1.92%) Salt
4 1 (0.96%) Cacti
4 1 (0.96%) Grafana
4 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.96%) Icinga
4 1 (0.96%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.96%) Mesos
4 1 (0.96%) Nagios
4 1 (0.96%) Rancher
Vendors
1 29 (27.88%) Cisco
2 7 (6.73%) BT
3 6 (5.77%) HP
4 5 (4.81%) Huawei
4 5 (4.81%) Siemens
5 4 (3.85%) Avaya
5 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.85%) Remedy
6 3 (2.88%) Nokia
6 3 (2.88%) Openreach
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle
7 2 (1.92%) BMC
7 2 (1.92%) IBM
7 2 (1.92%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.92%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) Google
8 1 (0.96%) Redknee
8 1 (0.96%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.96%) Vyatta