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Demand for self-employed electricians continued to be strong and stable during March – against the trend of falling outputs in the construction industry as a whole.

Hudson Contract Managing Director Ian Anfield commented:

“February and March earnings are more or less the same, with national average earnings down £1 to £1,123 in March. Electricians are one of the elite trades in terms of remuneration. When you consider that average weekly earnings for a self-employed construction worker in March were £899, the differential is about twenty-five per cent.”

The biggest exception to the pattern of steady earnings was in the North Eaself-employed electriciansst, with a jump from £749 to £1,016. Electricians in the South-West were also up from £644 to £741 per week.

“That was good to see. It signifies that electricians who were having a lean time have been called in to work on new projects.”  Ian Anfield adds.

Hudson Contract, founded in 1996, is the UK’s largest Construction Industry Scheme payroll provider, delivering the most accurate indication of sub-contractor pay trends across the construction industry, using payroll data for more than 2,200 UK construction companies.

To access Hudson Contract’s Pay Trends for self-employed electricians, showing earnings for 17 different trades split across 10 regions, visit www.hudsoncontract.co.uk

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