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Sub-contractor Pay Trends July 2011

Hudson Contract delivers the most accurate indications of pay trends across the construction industry, using payroll data for over 1,500 construction companies and over 88,000 freelance builders to publish the average pay for the full spectrum of 17 different trades across five regions.

One step forward. One step back. Or to put it another way – yet again there is no consistency – either across the country or from trade to trade – in our latest set of pay statistics.

Four of our five regions have reversed their trends on last month, with the North-East and North-West now showing an improvement, and the Midlands and South-West going into reverse gear.

The only consistency is for freelance builders in the South-East, and they are worst off as their earnings continue to fall.

Hudson Contract Managing Director David Jackson comments: "Although the latest Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index is still showing growth, this also seems to be slowing down. Moreover, one of the survey's key points is that confidence in the sector and its future growth is once again declining."

The backward trend is also mirrored by the latest forecast from the Construction Products Association which predicts a grim future for construction:

Overall prospects for construction to remain poor for the next three years
No significant growth until 2014
Even by 2015, output will not have returned to pre-recession levels

David Jackson continues: "Our clients currently share a fair amount of uncertainty about where – and when – their next contracts are coming from. That means they are under ongoing pressure to cut costs and save money to help protect their businesses.

"At least they have to peace of mind knowing they can react to the changes in the market without incurring unnecessary costs during down times – and that the operatives they engage through Hudson Contract are genuinely self-employed."

Hudson Contract's 'window on the construction industry' gives you hard figures and data that is not available from any other source, with pay averages that reflect the amounts paid by a sample number of businesses – large and small – to specific trades over the twelve weeks to 30th June 2011. www.hudsoncontract.co.uk

North East

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £436.53 £446.79 -2.30%
Civil Engineering £672.13 £643.62 4.43%
Demolition £522.50 £459.83 13.63%
Electrical £693.42 £733.21 -5.43%
Equipment & Operator hire £643.96 £694.75 -7.31%
Fit out by specialist trades £745.96 £628.41 18.71%
General Construction £587.52 £647.49 -9.26%
Insulation £641.52 £657.68 -2.46%
Joinery £581.44 £531.51 9.39%
Mechanical £538.30 £571.96 -5.89%
Plastering £521.40 £513.41 1.56%
Plumbing £550.45 £580.05 -5.10%
Roofing £531.65 £466.92 13.86%
Scaffolding £418.64 £424.33 -1.34%
Shopfitting £729.04 £628.55 15.99%
Steel & Timber frame erect £615.41 £616.51 -0.18%
Surfacing contractors £625.91 £607.51 3.03%
Average £591.52 £579.56 2.06%

North West

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £417.49 £430.57 -3.04%
Civil Engineering £643.72 £522.86 23.12%
Demolition £436.25 £429.51 1.57%
Electrical £829.17 £825.02 0.50%
Equipment & Operator hire £601.84 £601.60 0.04%
Fit out by specialist trades £648.65 £671.68 -3.43%
General Construction £580.08 £589.78 -1.64%
Insulation £819.02 £691.36 18.47%
Joinery £585.77 £530.27 10.47%
Mechanical £452.88 £529.06 -14.40%
Plastering £523.39 £559.58 -6.47%
Plumbing £575.05 £627.99 -8.43%
Roofing £801.93 £682.28 17.54%
Scaffolding £518.61 £526.63 -1.52%
Shopfitting £539.39 £517.30 4.27%
Steel & Timber frame erect £504.25 £492.69 2.35%
Surfacing contractors £534.51 £546.07 -2.12%
Average £588.94 £574.96 2.43%

Midlands

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £480.72 £475.60 1.08%
Civil Engineering £807.18 £803.62 0.44%
Demolition £364.96 £407.81 -10.51%
Electrical £743.74 £710.08 4.74%
Equipment & Operator hire £686.73 £720.39 -4.67%
Fit out by specialist trades £795.06 £666.45 19.30%
General Construction £628.56 £678.87 -7.41%
Insulation £566.16 £548.73 3.18%
Joinery £650.42 £614.89 5.78%
Mechanical £771.59 £722.44 6.80%
Plastering £614.39 £653.58 -6.00%
Plumbing £624.42 £621.11 0.53%
Roofing £420.97 £469.86 -10.41%
Scaffolding £562.87 £512.17 9.90%
Shopfitting £1,132.05 £1,379.41 -17.93%
Steel & Timber frame erect £625.94 £542.37 15.41%
Surfacing contractors £664.98 £651.67 2.04%
Average £655.34 £657.59 -0.34%

South East

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £530.53 £570.99 -7.09%
Civil Engineering £688.94 £695.33 -0.92%
Demolition £607.81 £648.41 -6.26%
Electrical £847.67 £742.28 14.20%
Equipment & Operator hire £746.82 £736.92 1.34%
Fit out by specialist trades £725.68 £787.86 -7.89%
General Construction £675.60 £741.46 -8.88%
Insulation £775.58 £782.19 -0.85%
Joinery £940.54 £862.49 9.05%
Mechanical £742.91 £812.08 -8.52%
Plastering £678.48 £609.97 11.23%
Plumbing £1,022.70 £1,125.04 -9.10%
Roofing £601.60 £654.07 -8.02%
Scaffolding £627.94 £641.08 -2.05%
Shopfitting £847.06 £922.86 -8.21%
Steel & Timber frame erect £585.29 £604.77 -3.22%
Surfacing contractors £533.41 £519.27 2.72%
Average £716.39 £732.77 -2.24%

South West

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £440.36 £447.96 -1.70%
Civil Engineering £527.31 £558.34 -5.56%
Demolition £496.96 £571.77 -13.08%
Electrical £579.74 £634.10 -8.57%
Equipment & Operator hire £419.19 £392.11 6.91%
Fit out by specialist trades £613.21 £650.62 -5.75%
General Construction £669.91 £642.19 4.32%
Insulation £634.21 £648.59 -2.22%
Joinery £280.97 £313.87 -10.48%
Mechanical £819.78 £750.42 9.24%
Plastering £665.94 £572.92 16.24%
Plumbing £519.52 £606.67 -14.37%
Roofing £563.63 £553.77 1.78%
Scaffolding £654.31 £708.33 -7.63%
Shopfitting £1,135.07 £1,002.18 13.26%
Steel & Timber frame erect £616.75 £637.32 -3.23%
Surfacing contractors £519.33 £586.94 -11.52%
Average £597.42 £604.59 -1.19%