The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 535 520 503
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 43 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.076% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.082% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
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£250 £175 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £165 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £310 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £154
% change year-on-year
+20.90% +78.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 8
Average hourly rate £33.00 £18.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £13.16 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £42.59 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.54 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.41% -9.72%

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Hardware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Hardware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Hardware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
England -18 40 £250 +42.85% 34
South East -22 12 - - 16
South West -10 9 £325 - 7
London -3 7 £149 -13.76% 2
East Sussex -1 6 - - 1
Brighton -7 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 £325 - 6
City of London +14 4 £149 - 1
East Midlands +8 2 £340 - 2
North West -1 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -15 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - - 3
Hampshire -23 1 - - 3
Kent - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £340 - 2
Devon - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £340 - 2
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 6
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Fareham - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - - 1

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (24.39%) Electronics
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (18.29%) EMC
3 13 (15.85%) VHDL
3 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.41%) Windows
4 11 (13.41%) HP
5 10 (12.20%) Finance
5 10 (12.20%) CAD
5 10 (12.20%) Avionics
5 10 (12.20%) Xilinx
5 10 (12.20%) DO-254
6 9 (10.98%) Degree
7 7 (8.54%) LTE
7 7 (8.54%) Windows 7
7 7 (8.54%) Perl
8 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
8 6 (7.32%) WCDMA
8 6 (7.32%) SLA
8 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
8 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.32%) DV Cleared
9 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
9 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
10 4 (4.88%) C
10 4 (4.88%) C++
10 4 (4.88%) MS Office
10 4 (4.88%) Python
10 4 (4.88%) MS Excel

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Office
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) Simulink
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) LTE
2 6 (7.32%) WCDMA
3 4 (4.88%) Wireless
4 3 (3.66%) GSM
5 2 (2.44%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.44%) GPRS
6 1 (1.22%) SAN
6 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.22%) LAN
6 1 (1.22%) UMTS
6 1 (1.22%) WAN
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.22%) Modbus
6 1 (1.22%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) StarTeam
General
1 20 (24.39%) Electronics
2 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Avionics
3 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.66%) Military
5 3 (3.66%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.44%) Retail
7 1 (1.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) jQuery
1 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 13 (15.85%) VHDL
3 2 (2.44%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.22%) ASIC
4 1 (1.22%) Verilog
4 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Arduino
4 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.22%) Solaris
3 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.20%) CAD
2 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
3 4 (4.88%) Validation
4 3 (3.66%) Change Control
4 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.44%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.22%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.22%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.22%) System Testing
6 1 (1.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.22%) Numerical Analysis
6 1 (1.22%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.54%) Perl
2 4 (4.88%) C
2 4 (4.88%) C++
2 4 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
4 1 (1.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) Degree
4 6 (7.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) DO-254
2 6 (7.32%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) EMC
2 11 (13.41%) HP
3 10 (12.20%) Xilinx
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) Dell
6 2 (2.44%) Fujitsu Siemens
6 2 (2.44%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (2.44%) Compaq
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
6 2 (2.44%) NetApp
6 2 (2.44%) Siemens
7 1 (1.22%) Reuters
7 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.22%) Intel
7 1 (1.22%) Toshiba
7 1 (1.22%) VMware
7 1 (1.22%) SAP
7 1 (1.22%) Sun
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Freescale
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