The first table below looks at the demand for the Hardware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 24 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 South West 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 137 119 144
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.031% 0.26% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.28% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £275 £105 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% -58.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £121 £115 £273
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -57.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.65 £12.58 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-7.41% -49.16%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2932 2168 3284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.09% 94.06% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1286 1899
Average daily rate £350 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 145 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Hardware Engineer
England

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 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
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +4 1 £275 +139.13%
Hardware Engineer
England

Hardware Engineer
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (50.00%) CDMA
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (50.00%) CDMA
1 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (50.00%) LTE
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared