Hudson Contract monthly pay data reveals earnings bounce back to average of £1,124 a week during February after a mini-slump in January.
Earnings were up £108 per week compared to January, but the South-West provided an exception to the rule. There was a further slump from £761 per week in January to £644 per week in February.
Hudson Contract’s Managing Director Ian Anfield commented: “Demand for electrical sub-contractors has been strongest in the East of England and the West Midlands, with weekly earnings of £1,338 and £1,207 respectively.
“Overall, rates are up 10.6% compared to January, which is indicative of the construction industry powering up again after an extended Christmas break.”
On the earnings slump in the South-West, he added: “It’s definitely a tough time for electricians in this part of the country. In fact, earnings here are at their lowest since January 2017.
“Being self-employed, earnings are all about supply and demand, so it seems that a number of projects in the region have come to an end without any replacement work waiting to take up the slack.”
Hudson Contract, founded in 1996, is the UK’s largest Construction Industry Scheme payroll provider.
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