The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 565 457 502
Rank change year-on-year
-108 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 25 46 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 19
Average daily rate £150 £129 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -52.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £95 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £91 £145 £270
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -46.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 25
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -44.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.47 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £37.20 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -45.45%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Hardware Engineer
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -27 8 £170 +40.20% 1
South East -16 5 - - 5
East of England -27 3 £90 -10.00% 3
East Midlands -11 2 £300 +275.00% 3
West Midlands -15 2 - - 1
North West - 1 £150 - 3
South West - - - - 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 2
Hardware Engineer
UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Windows
3 11 (19.30%) HP
4 10 (17.54%) Electronics
5 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
7 7 (12.28%) STB
7 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Degree
7 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
7 7 (12.28%) MS Office
8 6 (10.53%) Cisco
8 6 (10.53%) ISEB
8 6 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.77%) CAD
9 5 (8.77%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (8.77%) CCNA
9 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
9 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.77%) MS Project
9 5 (8.77%) Project Management
9 5 (8.77%) PRINCE
9 5 (8.77%) Finance
10 4 (7.02%) Linux
10 4 (7.02%) Windows XP

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Project
3 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) GSM
2 1 (1.75%) LTE
2 1 (1.75%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) SAN
2 1 (1.75%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.75%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (17.54%) Electronics
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) STB
2 6 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.26%) VHDL
3 3 (5.26%) Firmware
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) ASIC
4 2 (3.51%) Verilog
4 2 (3.51%) iPhone
5 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Home Automation
5 1 (1.75%) ASIC Verification
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.51%) UNIX
5 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 2 (3.51%) VMS
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
1 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
2 6 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (8.77%) CAD
3 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
3 5 (8.77%) Project Management
3 5 (8.77%) PRINCE
4 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
5 3 (5.26%) Requirements Management
5 3 (5.26%) Validation
5 3 (5.26%) Migration
6 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.75%) Release Management
7 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.75%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Signal Processing
7 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.75%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
2 1 (1.75%) Tcl
2 1 (1.75%) Python
2 1 (1.75%) C++
2 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 6 (10.53%) ISEB
3 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.77%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) CCNP
6 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) OVSD
2 1 (1.75%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) HP
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) EMC
5 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
5 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) Juniper
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle
6 2 (3.51%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Altera
7 1 (1.75%) Actel
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.75%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (1.75%) Fujitsu Siemens
7 1 (1.75%) Siemens
7 1 (1.75%) VMware
7 1 (1.75%) Reuters
7 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £35.00 - £42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago