Earnings for self-employed electricians fell by 19.2 per cent in December, according to the latest figures released by Hudson Contract.
Analysis of December payroll data for more than 2,200 construction companies in England and Wales reveals a weekly average of £966 during December, consistent with time taken off work to spend time with families over the festive period.
Between January and November last year, earnings for freelance electrical contractors rose from £1,016 to £1,195, representing growth of 17.6 per cent.
Ian Anfield, managing director of Hudson Contract, said: “The very strong growth in weekly earnings over the year shows the financial rewards available for skilled freelancers.
“With the general election out of the way and a majority government in place, businesses can plan ahead for 2020 with more confidence and start to invest again, which is good news for the construction sector and wider economy as a whole.”