The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hardware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 59 - 60
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% - 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £115 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £263 £140
% change year-on-year
-56.19% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £40.15 £10.15
% change year-on-year
-42.71% +295.56%
Hardware Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
711 755 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.22% 93.44% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 513 324
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 26
Average hourly rate £18.23 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Hardware Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Hardware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Hardware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Hardware Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (16.67%) LPIC
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Hardware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Hardware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) LPIC
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) VMware