The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Hardware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 59 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.89% - 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £115 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £193 £145
% change year-on-year
-40.25% +32.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £40.15 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-42.71% +301.50%
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
736 766 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.16% 94.10% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 523 353
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 28
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.40 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title.

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 28 May 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Hardware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Firmware
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (28.57%) LPIC
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Presales
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) SCOM
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Line Management
1 2 (28.57%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) LPIC
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
1 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya