Holding steady. That’s the pattern for earnings in March, with labour-only subbies on a national weekly average of £841 – which works out to an increase of £26-a-week since this time last year.
Looking regionally, the biggest increase of 1.71% is in the South East (£15pw) and at the other end of scale, the North West has seen a drop-off of 1.62% (£12pw).
|Region||March 2017 Average||Change from February 2017|
|Yorkshire & Humber||£767.00||No Change|
|East of England||£925.00||+1.19%|
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Nationally this month’s winners are:
Amongst the trades, scaffolding & lifting, civil engineering and general construction are all down nationally, with 2.6%, 1.3% and 0.9% reductions respectively. But none have dropped below the levels seen in January.
Hudson Contract Managing Director Ian Anfield comments: “Confidence remains high amongst the companies we have visited over the past few weeks, and there seem to be three main topics of conversation.”
From the national perspective, the latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index echoes Hudson Contract’s own data. The Index remains positive, reporting that while there was softer growth in the house building sector, there has been a rebound in both the commercial and civil engineering sectors.
Hudson Contract’s ‘Window on the Construction Industry’ gives you hard figures and data that is not available from any other source, with pay averages that reflect the amounts paid by a sample number of businesses – large and small – to specific trades during March 2017.