Construction Market Data

Thu September 19 2019

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Sub-contractor Pay Trends July 2019

Hudson Contract delivers the most accurate indications of pay trends across the construction industry, using payroll data for over 2,200 construction companies to publish the average pay for a spectrum of 17 different trades split across ten regions.

 

Weekly earnings for freelance tradespeople in the construction sector continued to build last month, according to latest figures released by Hudson Contract.

 

Analysis of July payroll data for more than 2,200 construction companies in England and Wales reveals a 3 per cent month-on-month increase to an average of £920.

The solid performance for the month comes on top of the 6.8 per cent growth seen in June.

The East Midlands region was the biggest winner with weekly earnings rising by 6.8 per cent to £943, followed by the West Midlands, up 5.6 per cent to £983, and Yorkshire and the Humber, up 3 per cent to £867.

Weekly earnings for July showed a 4.3 per cent increase compared to the same month in 2018.

Region July 2019 Average Month on Month % Change Year on Year % Change
North East £778 1.0% -2.5%
North West £872 2.8% 11.5%
Yorkshire and the Humber £867 3.0% 4.1%
East Midlands £943 6.8% 7.6%
West Midlands £983 5.6% 4.5%
Wales £817 0.6% 2.9%
East of England £948 1.9% 1.2%
London £918 0.4% 4.4%
South East £923 2.1% 2.3%
South West £809 1.0% 1.0%

Hudson Contract delivers the most accurate indication of sub-contractor 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.

Ian Anfield, managing director of Hudson Contract, said: “While the Federation of Master Builder's Q2 trade survey found higher levels of sub-contracting, the latest IHS Markit / CIPS purchasing managers index for the construction industry reported a decrease in sub-contractor usage for the sixth consecutive month.

“Generally, demand for housing remains high as does the demand for highly-skilled self-employed tradespeople. However, we have seen a levelling off of sub-contractor usage in some areas, and there is no doubt businesses want Brexit settled once and for all - one way or another.

“Our analysis shows that skilled freelancers are earning a premium for their valuable services and are a world away from ‘gig economy’ workers. Construction freelancers are busy building the housing and infrastructure the country needs.”

North East

NORTH EAST Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
CIVIL ENGINEERING £820 £771 £808 £812
ELECTRICAL £825 £756 £911 £996
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £555 £615 £685 £634
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £784 £702 £778 £804
INSULATION £679 £635 £710 £727
PLASTERING £683 £593 £670 £667
ROOFING £918 £1,043 £945 £915
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £413 £351 £468 £415
SHOP FITTING £737 £592 £722 £662
SPECIALIST TRADES £649 £624 £685 £576

North West

NORTH WEST Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
BRICKLAYING £843 £803 £891 £871
CIVIL ENGINEERING £736 £709 £761 £781
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £711 £673 £723 £765
ELECTRICAL £791 £714 £812 £852
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £668 £704 £754 £757
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £821 £773 £835 £863
INSULATION £1,071 £1,075 £1,222 £1,282
JOINERY £996 £1,020 £1,067 £1,075
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,255 £1,016 £1,075 £1,154
PLASTERING £562 £583 £648 £608
PLUMBING £789 £750 £783 £799
ROOFING £826 £789 £889 £916
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £627 £583 £649 £641
SHOP FITTING £1,064 £1,104 £1,060 £1,260
SPECIALIST TRADES £1,329 £1,242 £1,254 £1,290
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £570 £510 £640 £561
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £941 £869 £855 £944

Yorkshire & Humber

YORKSHIRE & HUMBER Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
BRICKLAYING £714 £651 £767 £767
CIVIL ENGINEERING £782 £753 £803 £826
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £603 £560 £631 £687
ELECTRICAL £895 £802 £884 £909
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £867 £793 £862 £720
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £807 £763 £842 £863
INSULATION £669 £641 £647 £715
JOINERY £785 £740 £701 £793
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,030 £1,057 £1,086 £1,131
PLASTERING £835 £838 £839 £840
PLUMBING £681 £623 £734 £680
ROOFING £646 £621 £733 £691
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £528 £500 £577 £557
SHOP FITTING £1,171 £1,313 £1,249 £1,291
SPECIALIST TRADES £1,033 £904 £1,010 £1,014
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £1,072 £1,346 £1,204 £1,132
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £886 £756 £841 £1,031

East Midlands

EAST MIDLANDS Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
CIVIL ENGINEERING £820 £778 £796 £860
ELECTRICAL £955 £872 £989 £1,079
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £1,111 £979 £984 £1,022
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £1,045 £976 £1,042 £1,092
INSULATION £801 £789 £853 £836
JOINERY £801 £824 £859 £861
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £2,032 £1,885 £1,925 £1,669
PLASTERING £727 £647 £736 £740
PLUMBING £1,173 £1,115 £1,108 £1,282
ROOFING £906 £826 £796 £854
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £791 £755 £743 £819
SHOP FITTING £838 £843 £678 £827
SPECIALIST TRADES £809 £787 £771 £849
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £1,175 £1,145 £903 £881
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £860 £784 £824 £907

West Midlands

WEST MIDLANDS Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
BRICKLAYING £836 £830 £938 £941
CIVIL ENGINEERING £951 £896 £939 £992
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £596 £542 £687 £662
ELECTRICAL £1,148 £1,108 £1,189 £1,207
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £800 £824 £818 £894
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £880 £825 £863 £960
INSULATION £832 £818 £797 £918
JOINERY £1,152 £1,081 £1,166 £1,158
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,220 £1,432 £1,549 £1,653
PLASTERING £786 £591 £754 £726
PLUMBING £896 £985 £1,036 £1,073
ROOFING £589 £559 £659 £618
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £748 £628 £746 £720
SHOP FITTING £1,246 £1,188 £1,466 £1,257
SPECIALIST TRADES £994 £872 £974 £949
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £780 £707 £769 £825

Wales

WALES Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
CIVIL ENGINEERING £738 £708 £743 £763
ELECTRICAL £800 £738 £859 £843
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £1,224 £1,273 £1,315 £1,369
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £869 £901 £962 £963
Joinery £409 £1,455 £2,228 £1,710
PLASTERING £1,170 £1,056 £977 £1,118
PLUMBING £938 £917 £1,004 £956
ROOFING £476 £441 £554 £496
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £881 £806 £941 £811
SPECIALIST TRADES £789 £751 £808 £811
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £827 £665 £730 £695
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £1,287 £1,045 £1,045 £1,165

East of England

EAST OF ENGLAND Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
BRICKLAYING £794 £728 £785 £798
CIVIL ENGINEERING £898 £843 £904 £952
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £689 £763 £773 £863
ELECTRICAL £1,292 £1,241 £1,326 £1,303
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £848 £820 £858 £903
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £931 £878 £952 £956
INSULATION £965 £885 £920 £993
JOINERY £1,336 £1,260 £1,221 £1,277
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,224 £1,078 £1,132 £1,183
PLASTERING £872 £838 £864 £916
PLUMBING £1,349 £1,281 £1,336 £1,328
ROOFING £733 £672 £729 £798
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £864 £829 £881 £863
SHOP FITTING £1,330 £1,258 £1,290 £1,246
SPECIALIST TRADES £828 £832 £833 £839
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £674 £624 £691 £646
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £695 £683 £699 £755

London

LONDON Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
BRICKLAYING £753 £695 £766 £815
CIVIL ENGINEERING £821 £785 £832 £857
DEMOLITION & WRECKING - £465 £744 £721
ELECTRICAL £1,059 £969 £920 £973
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £740 £826 £807 £848
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £992 £918 £1,008 £963
INSULATION £805 £956 £827 £926
JOINERY £1,086 £1,123 £1,240 £1,254
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £1,132 £989 £1,184 £1,095
PLASTERING £555 £503 £705 £510
PLUMBING £916 £906 £966 £1,014
ROOFING £931 £861 £988 £911
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £1,119 £1,056 £1,109 £1,043
SHOP FITTING £912 £983 £970 £1,032
SPECIALIST TRADES £1,059 £1,051 £1,138 £1,061
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £1,112 £945 £1,081 £951
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £627 £467 £518 £480

South East

SOUTH EAST Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
BRICKLAYING £780 £738 £768 £815
CIVIL ENGINEERING £799 £760 £805 £840
DEMOLITION & WRECKING £1,244 £1,083 £1,220 £1,160
ELECTRICAL £1,203 £1,157 £1,191 £1,180
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £771 £745 £849 £840
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £851 £835 £899 £943
INSULATION - £865 £843 £1,165
JOINERY £1,009 £956 £1,008 £1,007
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £935 £969 £1,048 £1,088
PLASTERING £762 £661 £719 £698
PLUMBING £1,086 £1,105 £1,127 £1,129
ROOFING £760 £692 £769 £774
SCAFFOLDING & LIFTING £793 £783 £805 £827
SHOP FITTING £1,215 £1,269 £1,441 £1,316
SPECIALIST TRADES £853 £782 £853 £854
STEEL & TIMBER FRAME ERECTION £737 £685 £750 £727
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £893 £849 £844 £933

South West

SOUTH WEST Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19
BRICKLAYING £1,701 £1,222 £1,525 £1,711
CIVIL ENGINEERING £703 £685 £730 £735
ELECTRICAL £647 £695 £726 £735
EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR HIRE £834 £789 £790 £857
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION £829 £791 £865 £877
INSULATION £1,254 £1,218 £1,427 £1,404
JOINERY £1,145 £1,019 £1,113 £1,135
MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING £626 £587 £649 £619
PLASTERING £786 £648 £798 £779
PLUMBING £1,441 £1,540 £1,164 £1,177
ROOFING £857 £764 £879 £789
SHOP FITTING - £846 - -
SPECIALIST TRADES £1,196 £846 £1,360 £675
SURFACING CONTRACTORS £612 £587 £629 £643