Earnings slump for most self-employed electricians is over, says Hudson Contract

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Hudson Contract monthly pay data reveals earnings bounce back to average of £1,124 a week during February.

Self-employed electricians have fared better during February, with earnings up £108 per week compared to January, according to Construction Industry Scheme payroll provider Hudson Contract.

“Demand for electrical sub-contractors has been strongest in the East of England and the West Midlands, with weekly earnings of £1,338 and £1,207 respectively,” says Hudson contract managing director Ian Anfield.  “Overall, rates are up 10.6% compared to January, which is indicative of the construction industry powering up again after an extended Christmas break.”

The only exception is in the South-West, where earnings slumped again, from £761 in January to £644 in February. 

“It’s definitely a tough time for electricians in this part of the country. In fact, earnings here are at their lowest since January 2017. Being self-employed, earnings are all about supply and demand, so it seems that, a number of projects in the region have come to an end, without any replacement work waiting to take up the slack.” 

Hudson Contract delivers indications of sub-contractor pay trends across the construction industry using payroll data for more than 2,200 UK construction companies.