The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 244 260 243
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 11 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £140 £138 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -26.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £171 £120 £265
% change year-on-year
+42.70% -54.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Median hourly rate £38.75 £25.95 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.32% +88.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £16.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £30.90 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.86 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -53.35%
Hardware Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7858 9402 8618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.73% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 5659 4754
Median daily rate £400 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Hardware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 5 - - 1
Berkshire +8 3 - - 1
Surrey +3 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £140 -
Kent - 1 - -
Hardware Engineer
England

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 South East region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (42.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (30.77%) C
2 8 (30.77%) EMC
2 8 (30.77%) Electronics
3 7 (26.92%) CAD
3 7 (26.92%) Assembly Language
3 7 (26.92%) Degree
3 7 (26.92%) Physics
3 7 (26.92%) Schematic Capture
4 4 (15.38%) VHDL
4 4 (15.38%) DO-254
5 3 (11.54%) ITSM
5 3 (11.54%) Avionics
5 3 (11.54%) Smartphone
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) MS Office
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Windows
5 3 (11.54%) Firmware
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) vRealize
6 2 (7.69%) Prototyping
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) PVCS

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) GSM
1 1 (3.85%) SNMP
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) PVCS
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (30.77%) Electronics
2 3 (11.54%) Avionics
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (26.92%) Physics
3 4 (15.38%) VHDL
4 3 (11.54%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.85%) ASIC
5 1 (3.85%) ASIC Verification
5 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) CAD
1 7 (26.92%) Schematic Capture
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) ITSM
2 3 (11.54%) Rapid Prototyping
2 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.69%) Prototyping
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) C
2 7 (26.92%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) DO-254
2 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Firmware
2 2 (7.69%) vCloud
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) vRealize
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) EMC
2 3 (11.54%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Actel
3 2 (7.69%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (7.69%) Xilinx
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour + £25.00 ppc
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour + £25.00 ppc
Posted: 4 days ago