Data reveals construction industry pay trends in East Mids

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Self-employed builders in the East Midlands have experienced a year-on-year increase in average weekly earnings of 3.3%.

The East Midlands was the second best region for earning fluctuations beaten only by the East of England in first place.

The findings from Hudson Contract harnessed payroll data from over 2,200 construction firms.

On a national scale, across the construction trades, plumbers experienced the highest increase in earnings (9.4%) followed by those working in demolition and wrecking (8.3%), and insulation (8.2%).

Electrical (-0.1%) and steel and timber frame erection (-4.5%) saw the biggest decreases in pay, year-on-year.

“It’s been a year of uncertainty in the construction industry with the surprise General Election and the implications of Brexit remaining unclear,” said Ian Anfield, MD of Hudson Contract.

“Weather has also put a dampener on things on a few occasions, with storm Doris back in February and heavy rainfall throughout the summer months.

“However, it is encouraging to see that sub-contractors in Yorkshire and The Humber have experienced an uplift of 2.1% in earnings despite these factors – highlighting confidence in the sector and a positive picture for the region.

“Our Construction Pay Trends Index continues to provide insights into pay levels across the sector. Not only is it a resource for those working in the industry, but those looking to begin a career in the sector too.”