The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 89 79 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 0.087% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.094% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £245 £163
% change year-on-year
-44.89% +50.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £9.70 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+235.05% -3.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £19.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+81.57% -45.32%
Hardware Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1319 1062 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.61% 92.91% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 553 580
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 83
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.28 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
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 Manchester

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

Hardware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 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
Stockport - 1 - -
Hardware Engineer
North West

Hardware Engineer
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) Atmel
2 1 (33.33%) Arduino
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Modbus
2 1 (33.33%) Profibus
2 1 (33.33%) CAN bus
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) CAD

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) Modbus
1 1 (33.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Arduino
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Atmel