UK electricians’ 5.6% pay rise

Hudson Contract survey finds self-employed electricians earned an average of £1,074 a week in October - a 5.6 % rise on average...

According to Hudson Contract, the UK construction industry’s biggest payer of subcontractors, self employed electricians earned an average of £1,074 a week last month- a 5.6 % rise on average.

It was the fourth consecutive month in which weekly pay was above the £1,000 threshold.

Electrical contractors in Yorkshire and the Humber saw the strongest growth in October (up 31.7 %) followed by their counterparts in the East Midlands (up 24.3%) and the North West (up 10.8%).

Ian Anfield, Managing Director of Hudson said, “Our clients are telling us they have full order books and that demand for skilled trades continues to outstrip supply… it will be business as usual up to Christmas in spite of the new lockdown.

“We welcome the extra clarity from Government Ministers that construction workplaces should stay open during the next four weeks. They have confirmed that builders merchants and estate agents will continue to trade and tradespeople will be able to enter homes.”