The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 240 231 223
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 8 1 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.086% 0.011% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.012% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
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£265 - £200
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 - £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £91 £248
% change year-on-year
+196.41% -63.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £42.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.52% +4.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +18.05%
Hardware Engineer
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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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Hampshire - 5 £265 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Hardware Engineer
England

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
3 6 (46.15%) HP
3 6 (46.15%) EMC
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) NetApp
4 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (38.46%) MS Project
4 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 5 (38.46%) Billing
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (30.77%) JSP 440
5 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (30.77%) StarTeam
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Military
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Electronics
6 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
6 2 (15.38%) Network Design
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
6 2 (15.38%) SUSE
6 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (7.69%) NFC

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
1 5 (38.46%) MS Project
2 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) NFC
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) StarTeam
2 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Billing
2 2 (15.38%) Military
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) SUSE
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OVSD
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
1 6 (46.15%) EMC
2 5 (38.46%) NetApp
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco