Average weekly earnings for freelance electrical contractors remained well above £1,000 in June, according to Hudson Contract’s latest analysis of pay trends in the construction industry.
At £1,032 per week, the earnings for freelance workers are 5.2% higher than the same month last year, and equivalent to an annual salary of nearly £50,000.
They have stayed above £1,000 a week every month since July last year, bar January when industry earnings decline in line with seasonal trends.
Ian Anfield, Hudson Contract’s Managing Director, says: “Electricians are reaping the rewards for gaining a valuable trade that remains in high demand.
“The sector is still incredibly busy with housebuilding, renovation and infrastructure work and we don’t see any signs of activity slowing down.”
Earnings declined by 3% between May and June, which was attributed to freelancers taking time off with their families during the half-term holiday.
Hudson delivers the most accurate indication of subcontractor pay trends across the construction industry, publishing the average pay for a spectrum of 17 different trades split across 10 regions in England and Wales.