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 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 573 544 530
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 39 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.060% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.065% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 10
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£135 £95 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% -61.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £85 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £215 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £202 £91 £280
% change year-on-year
+122.58% -67.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £16.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.69% -54.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £9.91 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.00 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -47.22%

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 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
England -20 34 £269 +183.15% 24
South West -24 13 £400 - 4
South East -21 9 £135 +58.82% 2
Berkshire - 5 £135 -
London -5 4 £108 +13.15% 4
City of London +20 3 £108 +13.15% 2
Surrey -3 2 - -
East Sussex -12 1 - - 1
North West -12 1 - - 6
Manchester -15 1 - - 3
West Midlands -18 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - - 2
Paignton - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Thame - - - -
Truro - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Durham - - - - 2

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (24.62%) Windows
3 13 (20.00%) HP
4 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.92%) EMC
6 10 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.31%) LTE
7 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
7 8 (12.31%) Asset Management
7 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (12.31%) WCDMA
7 8 (12.31%) Perl
7 8 (12.31%) VMware
8 7 (10.77%) Electronics
8 7 (10.77%) NetApp
8 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (9.23%) Degree
9 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
9 6 (9.23%) SLA
9 6 (9.23%) Finance
9 6 (9.23%) VHDL
10 5 (7.69%) Validation
10 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
10 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
10 5 (7.69%) LAN
10 5 (7.69%) WAN
10 5 (7.69%) SAN
10 5 (7.69%) MS Project
10 5 (7.69%) Xilinx

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Project
1 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 5 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.08%) MS Office
4 1 (1.54%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) WCDMA
1 8 (12.31%) LTE
2 5 (7.69%) LAN
2 5 (7.69%) WAN
2 5 (7.69%) SAN
3 3 (4.62%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) 2G
4 2 (3.08%) 3G
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.54%) VPN
5 1 (1.54%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) NFC
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.77%) Electronics
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.69%) Billing
3 5 (7.69%) Avionics
4 4 (6.15%) Military
5 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.54%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) jQuery
1 1 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (9.23%) VHDL
3 1 (1.54%) EPoS
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) iPad
3 1 (1.54%) Arduino
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.15%) Linux
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.31%) Asset Management
1 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
2 5 (7.69%) Validation
3 4 (6.15%) CAD
4 2 (3.08%) Network Design
4 2 (3.08%) Performance Testing
4 2 (3.08%) Change Control
5 1 (1.54%) Unit Testing
5 1 (1.54%) System Testing
5 1 (1.54%) ITIL
5 1 (1.54%) Logistics
5 1 (1.54%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.54%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (1.54%) Numerical Analysis
5 1 (1.54%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.54%) Project Management
5 1 (1.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) Perl
2 2 (3.08%) C
2 2 (3.08%) C++
3 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) Degree
4 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) HP APS
6 1 (1.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
2 4 (6.15%) JSP 440
2 4 (6.15%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) HP
2 11 (16.92%) EMC
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.31%) VMware
4 7 (10.77%) NetApp
5 5 (7.69%) Xilinx
6 4 (6.15%) Dell
7 2 (3.08%) SolidWorks
7 2 (3.08%) Mentor Graphics
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) IBM
8 1 (1.54%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) Siemens
8 1 (1.54%) Apple
8 1 (1.54%) Sage
8 1 (1.54%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.54%) Agilent
8 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu Siemens
8 1 (1.54%) Altera
8 1 (1.54%) Atmel
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