Electricians’ October pay rise
Data from Hudson Contract, a construction industry subcontractor payer, showed that self-employed electricians earned an average of £1,074 a week in October 2020 – the equivalent of a £52,000 annual salary.
The figure represented a 5.6 per cent increase on September 2020. October was the fourth consecutive month in which average weekly pay was recorded above the £1,000 threshold.
Ian Anfield, managing director of Hudson, said in Electrical Times: “Our clients are telling us they have full order books and that demand for skilled trades continues to outstrip supply. Our clients say it will be business as usual up to Christmas in spite of the new lockdown.
“We welcome the extra clarity from ministers that construction workplaces should stay open during the next four weeks.”