Fresh demand boosts pay for comms staff


Fresh demand boosts pay for comms staff

Bill Goodwin

Pay rates for telecoms and network professionals are rising as comms companies step up recruitment after a long period of retrenchment.

Demand for telecoms staff rose for the third successive quarter at the end of 2005, driving up average salaries to their highest level for three years, research by IT sector skills council E-Skills UK found.

The upturn follows a period of heavy job cutting in the sector. "Telcos have been chopping in all directions and now they are having to recruit again. I think we can expect a solid expansion in demand for medium- and high-level skills," said Philip Virgo, strategic adviser at the Institute for the Management of Information Systems.

Rising demand, particularly for network support engineers, has pushed average rates to £700 a week.

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