The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 22 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 548 520 510
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 37 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.074% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.080% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 9
Average daily rate
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£135 £175 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £87 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £303 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £245 £163
% change year-on-year
-44.89% +50.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
Average hourly rate £33.75 £17.35 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.52% -48.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £9.91 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.64 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.54 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+87.02% -47.22%
Hardware Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45871 43665 41633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.00% 92.63% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29750 26814 23992
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1886 1936 2443
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Hardware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -21 9 £135 -50.90% 11
London +11 8 £109 -34.09%
South West -23 8 - - 5
North West -7 3 - - 1
East Midlands -3 1 £340 -
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Hardware Engineer
UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) EMC
3 13 (18.84%) Windows
3 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
4 12 (17.39%) HP
5 11 (15.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 10 (14.49%) VHDL
7 9 (13.04%) Finance
8 8 (11.59%) Perl
8 8 (11.59%) WCDMA
8 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.59%) Electronics
8 8 (11.59%) VMware
8 8 (11.59%) Xilinx
8 8 (11.59%) LTE
8 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
8 8 (11.59%) DO-254
9 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
9 7 (10.14%) NetApp
9 7 (10.14%) Asset Management
9 7 (10.14%) Degree
9 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (10.14%) Avionics
10 6 (8.70%) SLA
11 5 (7.25%) MS Project
11 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
11 5 (7.25%) LAN
11 5 (7.25%) WAN
11 5 (7.25%) SAN

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Project
1 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.80%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.45%) Simulink
4 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) WCDMA
1 8 (11.59%) LTE
2 5 (7.25%) LAN
2 5 (7.25%) WAN
2 5 (7.25%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) Wireless
4 2 (2.90%) 2G
4 2 (2.90%) 3G
4 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) Modbus
5 1 (1.45%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Electronics
3 7 (10.14%) Avionics
4 5 (7.25%) Billing
4 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Military
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 2 (2.90%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) jQuery
1 2 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (14.49%) VHDL
3 2 (2.90%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) Arduino
4 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
2 7 (10.14%) Asset Management
3 5 (7.25%) CAD
4 3 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.45%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.45%) Service Management
6 1 (1.45%) Validation
6 1 (1.45%) Logistics
6 1 (1.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) Perl
2 3 (4.35%) C
2 3 (4.35%) C++
3 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) HP APS
6 1 (1.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) DO-254
2 6 (8.70%) SLA
3 4 (5.80%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) EMC
2 12 (17.39%) HP
3 8 (11.59%) VMware
3 8 (11.59%) Xilinx
3 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.14%) NetApp
5 4 (5.80%) Dell
6 2 (2.90%) Compaq
6 2 (2.90%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (2.90%) Fujitsu Siemens
6 2 (2.90%) Siemens
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.45%) Reuters
7 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.45%) Altera
7 1 (1.45%) Atmel
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