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Sun November 23rd 2014

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Sub-contractor Pay Trends October 2010

Hudson Contract delivers the most accurate indications of pay trends across the construction industry, using payroll data for over 1,300 construction companies and 75,000 plus subbies to publish the average pay for the full spectrum of 17 different trades across five regions.

The good news: Earnings are up across all regions this month.

The bad news: The average increase amounts to just over two percent.

The worse news: Over 37% of subbies have seen their monthly earnings fall.

This month's winners include:
Joiners in the Midlands – up 24%
Scaffolders in the South-West and the North-East – up 22%
North-West Specialist trades – up 20%

The biggest losers:
Electricians in the North-East – down 20%
Bricklayers & Scaffolders in the North-West – down 17%
North-East based roofers – down 15%

Comments Hudson Contract Managing Director David Jackson: "Our latest data tallies with figures published in the latest Construction Products Association and CIPS/Markit Construction PMI reports. Which is to say the growth seen earlier this year has slowed, and there's a clear danger that construction may fall back into recession.

Headaches and uncertainty

"The message from our clients is that work is out there, but costs and payment terms are being squeezed in opposite directions. And to add to the headaches, the industry is bracing itself for the Government spending cuts that will be announced towards the end of October."

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 31st August 2010. www.hudsoncontract.co.uk

North East

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £494.27 £478.53 3.29%
Civil Engineering £631.01 £579.49 8.89%
Demolition £437.06 £382.47 14.27%
Electrical £574.84 £720.74 -20.24%
Equipment & Operator hire £652.11 £607.78 7.29%
Fit out by specialist trades £447.46 £522.30 -14.33%
General Construction £564.39 £557.56 1.22%
Insulation £642.17 £670.27 -4.19%
Joinery £582.55 £495.41 17.59%
Mechanical £576.60 £580.15 -0.61%
Plastering £620.63 £617.49 0.51%
Plumbing £369.33 £428.70 -13.85%
Roofing £448.58 £526.74 -14.84%
Scaffolding £470.53 £385.74 21.98%
Shopfitting £762.49 £651.28 17.08%
Steel & Timber frame erect £683.71 £591.93 15.51%
Surfacing contractors £560.21 £556.79 0.61%
Average £559.88 £550.20 1.76%

North West

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £323.90 £394.16 -17.83%
Civil Engineering £536.00 £510.08 5.08%
Demolition £402.76 £360.42 11.75%
Electrical £695.63 £786.36 -11.54%
Equipment & Operator hire £569.73 £510.49 11.60%
Fit out by specialist trades £568.13 £472.93 20.13%
General Construction £615.42 £629.08 -2.17%
Insulation £736.32 £702.60 4.80%
Joinery £561.65 £523.96 7.19%
Mechanical £477.80 £428.32 11.55%
Plastering £550.05 £477.53 15.19%
Plumbing £447.68 £522.70 -14.35%
Roofing £708.66 £755.15 -6.16%
Scaffolding £487.18 £589.63 -17.38%
Shopfitting £657.24 £662.37 -0.77%
Steel & Timber frame erect £487.93 £454.93 7.25%
Surfacing contractors £558.12 £471.37 18.40%
Average £552.01 £544.24 1.43%

Midlands

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £456.94 £393.89 16.01%
Civil Engineering £705.12 £716.85 -1.64%
Demolition £431.68 £458.46 -5.84%
Electrical £780.15 £818.88 -4.73%
Equipment & Operator hire £736.10 £653.70 12.61%
Fit out by specialist trades £670.42 £708.50 -5.37%
General Construction £850.84 £783.62 8.58%
Insulation £572.48 £491.31 16.52%
Joinery £634.38 £509.95 24.40%
Mechanical £777.49 £794.72 -2.17%
Plastering £586.66 £548.06 7.04%
Plumbing £676.18 £617.85 9.44%
Roofing £414.93 £389.13 6.63%
Scaffolding £499.65 £513.65 -2.73%
Shopfitting £1,211.08 £1,147.52 5.54%
Steel & Timber frame erect £583.20 £548.86 6.26%
Surfacing contractors £534.93 £486.52 9.95%
Average £654.25 £622.44 5.11%

South East

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £548.33 £538.83 1.76%
Civil Engineering £656.28 £629.96 4.18%
Demolition £726.67 £654.73 10.99%
Electrical £1,048.00 £1,010.21 3.74%
Equipment & Operator hire £713.70 £662.16 7.78%
Fit out by specialist trades £698.68 £639.07 9.33%
General Construction £696.69 £659.56 5.63%
Insulation £736.55 £764.28 -3.63%
Joinery £937.95 £844.01 11.13%
Mechanical £997.48 £993.31 0.42%
Plastering £740.47 £723.73 2.31%
Plumbing £1,081.11 £1,095.28 -1.29%
Roofing £637.37 £629.63 1.23%
Scaffolding £623.51 £604.78 3.10%
Shopfitting £1,032.17 £1,079.33 -4.37%
Steel & Timber frame erect £779.60 £758.92 2.72%
Surfacing contractors £564.69 £630.32 -10.41%
Average £777.60 £759.89 2.33%

South West

Field Last month 3 months ago % shift o/12 wks
Bricklaying £459.14 £462.87 -0.81%
Civil Engineering £640.39 £734.44 -12.81%
Demolition £472.54 £490.98 -3.76%
Electrical £385.63 £432.30 -10.80%
Equipment & Operator hire £575.17 £572.69 0.43%
Fit out by specialist trades £725.31 £608.69 19.16%
General Construction £614.46 £546.99 12.33%
Insulation £602.73 £584.32 3.15%
Joinery £366.25 £364.21 0.56%
Mechanical £746.63 £771.59 -3.23%
Plastering £532.25 £568.75 -6.42%
Plumbing £553.94 £559.46 -0.99%
Roofing £536.72 £580.48 -7.54%
Scaffolding £690.36 £561.77 22.89%
Shopfitting £694.37 £724.28 -4.13%
Steel & Timber frame erect £504.11 £492.73 2.31%
Surfacing contractors £616.32 £575.42 7.11%
Average £571.55 £566.59 0.88%