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Earnings rise as demand grows for skilled electricians

Carly Wills, Editor


Tags: News

Earnings for self-employed electricians increased by 0.5 per cent last month, according to the latest figures released by Hudson Contract. 

Analysis of September payroll data for more than 2,200 construction companies in England and Wales reveals a weekly average of £1,101 for electrical contractors. They generated the second highest earnings of all 17 construction trades covered by Hudson Contract, beaten only by specialists in shop fitting work. 

Electricians in Yorkshire and the Humber saw the biggest increase in weekly earnings in September, rising 8.3 per cent to £925. They were followed by the South West, up 6.6 per cent to £739, and the South East, up 4.2 per cent to £1,196. 

Ian Anfield, managing director of Hudson Contract, said: “Beyond the national headlines about Brexit-related uncertainty in the construction sector, we see that demand is growing for self-employed electricians. These highly skilled specialists will always be able to command a premium for their electrical services, as our analysis demonstrates.”

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