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Mon March 04 2024

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Sub-contractor Pay Trends June 2021

Labour costs dipped slightly last month, according to the latest analysis of pay trends in the construction industry.

New payroll data from Hudson Contract show average earnings for self-employed tradespeople edged down by 1.2 per cent to £873 per week during June. Year on year, labour costs increased by 2.9 per cent. 

Ian Anfield, managing director, said: “The market is still incredibly busy with housebuilding and infrastructure work and we don’t see any signs of activity slowing down.”

The £1.6bn-turnover group is the UK’s largest provider of tax status and employment contract services to the sector and supplies more than 2,500 companies across England and Wales.

The marginal decrease in average earnings in June was attributed to freelancers taking time off for half-term at the start the month. Roofing contractors saw the strongest growth in earnings with a 6.2 per cent increase to £742.

NATIONAL WEEKLY AVERAGE EARNINGS MAY 2021: £873

Region June 2021 Average Month on Month % Change Year on Year % Change
North East £721 7.5% -5.1%
North West £819 -1.0% 1.5%
Yorkshire and the Humber £796 -3.0% 4.6%
East Midlands £988 3.6% 21.1%
West Midlands £904 -1.7% 1.9%
Wales £851 -4.1% 4.2%
East of England £947 -0.2% 5.7%
London £831 -6.1% -10.2%
South East £915 -0.9% 2.9%
South West £825 -4.4% -6.0%

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.

It supplies statistics to the Bank of England to keep policymakers updated with real-time insights on demand for skilled labour.

North East

NORTH EAST Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
CIVIL ENGINEERING £907 £874 £723 £752
ELECTRICAL - - - -
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £451 £577 £735 £660
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £748 £716 £738 £717
INSULATION - - - -
JOINERY £769 £696 £700 £633
PLASTERING £783 £710 £687 £703
ROOFING £1,061 £825 £784 £1,037
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £535 £514 £434 £438
SHOP FITTING £630 £592 £608 £661
SPECIALIST TRADES £745 £691 £500 £618

North West

NORTH WEST Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £725 £770 £727 £779
CIVIL ENGINEERING £796 £756 £781 £783
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £801 £772 £724 £689
ELECTRICAL £844 £840 £834 £845
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £712 £720 £741 £727
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £1,010 £998 £1,010 £1,017
INSULATION £745 £609 £711 £652
JOINERY £1,334 £1,175 £1,187 £1,181
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £933 £987 £962 £890
PLASTERING £556 £670 £631 £634
PLUMBING £852 £951 £844 £750
ROOFING £1,087 £713 £612 £664
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £746 £685 £720 £608
SHOP FITTING £1,064 £928 £935 £929
SPECIALIST TRADES £820 £677 £687 £801
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £1,448 £1,187 £623 £608
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £977 £1,038 £1,014 £972

Yorkshire & Humber

YORKSHIRE & HUMBER Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £761 £695 £701 £666
CIVIL ENGINEERING £842 £759 £776 £787
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £708 £656 £665 £657
ELECTRICAL £1,108 £871 £928 £833
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £823 £746 £779 £800
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £870 £820 £826 £829
INSULATION - - - -
JOINERY £788 £719 £687 £688
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,100 £1,030 £1,069 £1,004
PLASTERING £667 £769 £728 £693
PLUMBING £764 £695 £697 £693
ROOFING £630 £589 £618 £606
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £600 £529 £536 £536
SHOP FITTING £1,086 £1,221 £1,006 £1,083
SPECIALIST TRADES £898 £855 £1,056 £852
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £1,274 £1,360 £1,280 £1,270
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £900 £908 £867 £808

East Midlands

EAST MIDLANDS Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
CIVIL ENGINEERING £935 £892 £876 £898
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £709 £795 - -
ELECTRICAL £947 £955 £1,016 £1,039
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £1,068 £976 £899 £839
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £1,051 £995 £964 £986
INSULATION £783 £734 £750 £841
JOINERY £915 £748 £811 £668
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,650 £1,782 £1,597 £1,513
PLASTERING £764 £620 £561 £705
PLUMBING £1,202 £1,010 £975 £1,305
ROOFING £851 £779 £781 £704
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £724 £613 £716 £788
SHOP FITTING £1,061 £577 £1,063 £932
SPECIALIST TRADES £735 £720 £732 £718
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £973 £1,041 £1,035 £1,035
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £1,023 £936 £920 £1,029

West Midlands

WEST MIDLANDS Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £925 £882 £872 £891
CIVIL ENGINEERING £1,045 £986 £979 £980
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £613 £507 £604 £548
ELECTRICAL £1,225 £1,112 £1,119 £1,154
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £866 £754 £776 £776
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £883 £839 £874 £798
INSULATION £859 £852 £846 £843
JOINERY £1,224 £1,111 £1,253 £1,067
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,389 £1,337 £1,861 £1,674
PLASTERING £743 £677 £684 £718
PLUMBING £1,017 £864 £935 £937
ROOFING £602 £570 £520 £631
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £657 £620 £656 £690
SHOP FITTING £1,065 £1,278 £1,357 £1,375
SPECIALIST TRADES £940 £1,044 £1,024 £1,056
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £785 £768 £771 £721

Wales

WALES Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £897 £1,344 £1,870 £1,742
CIVIL ENGINEERING £779 £737 £714 £734
ELECTRICAL £797 £638 £761 £698
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £1,343 £1,355 £1,454 £1,403
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £807 £807 £771 £808
JOINERY - - - -
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £700 £897 £766 £798
PLASTERING £738 £1,193 £1,159 £1,053
PLUMBING £760 £792 £889 £723
ROOFING £531 £482 £435 £465
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £721 £669 £687 £656
SPECIALIST TRADES £769 £721 £689 £683
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £874 £898 £851 £799
SURFACING CONTRACTORS

East of England

EAST OF ENGLAND Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £815 £814 £767 £779
CIVIL ENGINEERING £1,025 £976 £977 £935
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £784 £693 £762 £716
ELECTRICAL £1,513 £1,488 £1,459 £1,503
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £936 £855 £904 £845
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £909 £860 £897 £926
INSULATION £966 £913 £887 £874
JOINERY £1,439 £1,260 £1,314 £1,160
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,259 £925 £1,100 £1,277
PLASTERING £999 £924 £973 £1,027
PLUMBING £1,278 £1,203 £1,241 £1,248
ROOFING £819 £805 £733 £766
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £781 £777 £766 £756
SHOP FITTING £1,483 £1,494 £1,362 £1,437
SPECIALIST TRADES £777 £800 £681 £645
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £726 £688 £666 £694
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £721 £699 £686 £666

London

LONDON Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £862 £747 £771 £762
CIVIL ENGINEERING £902 £855 £840 £835
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £939 £958 £658 £431
ELECTRICAL £1,151 £987 £1,051 £1,004
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £731 £529 £596 £534
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £995 £1,044 £1,013 £1,032
INSULATION - - - -
JOINERY £926 £866 £900 £865
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £746 £693 £777 £887
PLASTERING - - - -
PLUMBING £1,054 £1,029 £1,246 £835
ROOFING £781 £789 £753 £772
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £943 £915 £906 £897
SHOP FITTING £769 £653 £612 £621
SPECIALIST TRADES £1,041 £1,004 £1,175 £1,031
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £781 £726 £744 £704
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £525 £500 £550 £500

South East

SOUTH EAST Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £989 £960 £938 £924
CIVIL ENGINEERING £831 £768 £819 £796
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £1,338 £1,117 £1,143 £1,196
ELECTRICAL £1,292 £1,293 £1,285 £1,205
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £926 £882 £894 £909
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £924 £875 £833 £844
INSULATION £811 £766 £788 £792
JOINERY £1,056 £967 £983 £960
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,131 £979 £1,074 £905
PLASTERING £786 £766 £705 £659
PLUMBING £958 £896 £907 £895
ROOFING £723 £699 £720 £726
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £829 £825 £786 £771
SHOP FITTING £1,296 £1,207 £1,198 £1,302
SPECIALIST TRADES £794 £756 £759 £767
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £830 £747 £797 £774
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £882 £977 £986 £1,026

South West

SOUTH WEST Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
BRICKLAYING £600 £552 £570 £570
CIVIL ENGINEERING £834 £789 £799 £769
ELECTRICAL £819 £761 £840 £731
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE - - - -
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £895 £919 £963 £853
INSULATION £1,414 £1,268 £1,321 £1,148
JOINERY £1,068 £1,025 £1,104 £1,056
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £772 £771 £747 £751
PLASTERING £818 £703 £714 £602
PLUMBING £915 £849 £872 £877
ROOFING £786 £819 £812 £865
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £876 £853 £815 £821
SPECIALIST TRADES £1,051 £1,069 £922 £1,050
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £621 £564 £618 £632