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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 518 504 487
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 39 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.080% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.086% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £175 £157
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £165 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £310 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £163
% change year-on-year
+20.90% +69.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 8
Average hourly rate £34.75 £18.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.05% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £10.30 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £42.59 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £25.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+44.55% +3.06%
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 13 - - 11
South West -9 8 £325 - 4
London -10 7 £149 -13.76% 1
East Midlands +12 2 £340 - 3
North West -10 2 - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Hardware Engineer
UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.66%) Electronics
3 14 (19.18%) EMC
4 13 (17.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.44%) VHDL
6 11 (15.07%) CAD
6 11 (15.07%) Windows
7 10 (13.70%) Xilinx
7 10 (13.70%) Finance
7 10 (13.70%) DO-254
8 9 (12.33%) Avionics
9 8 (10.96%) Degree
10 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
10 7 (9.59%) HP
11 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
11 6 (8.22%) SLA
11 6 (8.22%) DV Cleared
12 5 (6.85%) LTE
12 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
12 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
12 5 (6.85%) WCDMA
12 5 (6.85%) Perl
12 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
12 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
13 4 (5.48%) MS Office
13 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
14 3 (4.11%) Change Control
14 3 (4.11%) C
14 3 (4.11%) C++

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) LTE
1 5 (6.85%) WCDMA
2 3 (4.11%) Wireless
3 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.74%) GPRS
3 2 (2.74%) GSM
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.37%) Modbus
4 1 (1.37%) Profibus
4 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (24.66%) Electronics
2 10 (13.70%) Finance
3 9 (12.33%) Avionics
4 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.11%) Military
6 2 (2.74%) Retail
6 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (2.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (16.44%) VHDL
3 2 (2.74%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Arduino
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) CAD
2 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
3 3 (4.11%) Change Control
3 3 (4.11%) Validation
4 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.74%) Asset Management
4 2 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (2.74%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.37%) Unit Testing
5 1 (1.37%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.37%) Logistics
5 1 (1.37%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) Perl
2 3 (4.11%) C
2 3 (4.11%) C++
2 3 (4.11%) Python
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.74%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) PHP
4 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) Degree
4 6 (8.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) DO-254
2 6 (8.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) EMC
2 10 (13.70%) Xilinx
3 7 (9.59%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.74%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Compaq
5 2 (2.74%) Dell
5 2 (2.74%) Siemens
5 2 (2.74%) Fujitsu Siemens
6 1 (1.37%) Atmel
6 1 (1.37%) Freescale
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Reuters
6 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.37%) Intel
6 1 (1.37%) NetApp
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco
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