The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hardware Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Design Engineer
Rank 626 597 577
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Design Engineer 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.023% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.025% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -16.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Hardware Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Hardware Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer within the UK.

Hardware Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer within the UK.

Hardware Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -19 2 - - 4
South West +4 1 - -
South East -5 1 - -
Wareham - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -

Hardware Design Engineer
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Hardware Design 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 Design Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (20.00%) VHDL
3 1 (20.00%) Verilog
3 1 (20.00%) ION Trading
3 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Telematics
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) GSM

Hardware Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Hardware Design 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 Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) GSM
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (80.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Telematics
1 1 (20.00%) Verilog
1 1 (20.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) ION Trading