The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Hardware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hardware Engineer
England / South West
Rank 131 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £130 £330 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.60% +200.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £274 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £330 £282
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
-52.72% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £40.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 - £34.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 - £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -59.71%

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2570 2824 3067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 96.15% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1865 1943
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 168 150
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Hardware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Somerset - 3 £120 -
Bristol - 2 £130 -
Gloucestershire -5 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £130 -
Devon - 1 £120 -
Hardware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 West region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) HP
2 12 (54.55%) Pay per click
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) EMC
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
4 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.55%) SLA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) MS Office
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.55%) Brocade
4 1 (4.55%) CPLD
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Altera
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
General
1 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) CPLD
1 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Pay per click
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) SDLC
2 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) Altera
3 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.55%) Brocade
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) VMware