The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Hardware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 619 622 577
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 41 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.091% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.096% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 20
Median daily rate £340 £176 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.90% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £120 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £332 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £163 £265
% change year-on-year
+109.23% -38.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.08 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.33% +186.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £14.75 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £40.37 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.41% +7.06%

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title.

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -23 37 £330 +87.23% 20
South East -3 14 £150 -46.42% 7
London +4 6 - - 3
East Midlands - 6 £388 - 1
East Sussex - 6 - - 1
West Midlands -34 5 £350 +91.78% 1
Brighton - 5 - -
East of England +20 3 - - 5
Berkshire +5 3 - -
Hampshire -3 3 £330 +2.32%
South Wales - 3 £375 -
Wales - 3 £375 -
Cambridge +16 2 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +16 2 - - 4
Portsmouth -14 2 - -
Newport - 2 £375 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £145 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £145 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
Reading +7 1 - -
Essex +4 1 - - 1
Bristol +1 1 £128 -63.57%
Leeds -2 1 £425 -
Staffordshire -3 1 £150 +30.43%
Yorkshire -3 1 £425 - 3
West Yorkshire -4 1 £425 - 2
South West -4 1 £128 -32.89%
North West - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (28.57%) HP
2 30 (25.21%) C
3 27 (22.69%) Security Cleared
4 26 (21.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 24 (20.17%) Electronics
6 23 (19.33%) SC Cleared
6 23 (19.33%) Degree
6 23 (19.33%) Windows
7 22 (18.49%) Schematic Capture
8 20 (16.81%) EMC
9 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
10 16 (13.45%) Assembly Language
10 16 (13.45%) CAD
11 15 (12.61%) Physics
12 12 (10.08%) Linux
12 12 (10.08%) Data Centre
13 11 (9.24%) Windows 7
13 11 (9.24%) MS Office
14 10 (8.40%) VMware
15 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
15 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (6.72%) Project Management
16 8 (6.72%) Firmware
16 8 (6.72%) Active Directory
17 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
17 7 (5.88%) Validation
17 7 (5.88%) OrCAD
18 6 (5.04%) Windows Server
18 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (5.04%) Citrix

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (1.68%) IIS
2 1 (0.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) MS Office
2 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.88%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) IaaS
1 3 (2.52%) PaaS
1 3 (2.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) DNS
2 5 (4.20%) Firewall
2 5 (4.20%) SAN
3 4 (3.36%) DHCP
3 4 (3.36%) SSL
4 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.68%) LAN
5 2 (1.68%) SNMP
5 2 (1.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.84%) FTP
6 1 (0.84%) GSM
6 1 (0.84%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.84%) SSH
6 1 (0.84%) VPN
6 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) LabVIEW
2 3 (2.52%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.68%) Subversion
General
1 24 (20.17%) Electronics
2 5 (4.20%) Avionics
3 4 (3.36%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.36%) Finance
3 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Automotive
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (12.61%) Physics
3 12 (10.08%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) VHDL
5 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.52%) CAN bus
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.52%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.52%) Verilog
7 2 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.68%) Life Science
7 2 (1.68%) LPAR
7 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.84%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.84%) Clustering
8 1 (0.84%) EPoS
8 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.33%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 11 (9.24%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.52%) Solaris
6 3 (2.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.68%) AIX
7 2 (1.68%) Unix
7 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.84%) CentOS
8 1 (0.84%) HPUX
8 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) Schematic Capture
2 16 (13.45%) CAD
3 8 (6.72%) Project Management
4 7 (5.88%) Validation
5 5 (4.20%) Change Management
6 3 (2.52%) ITIL
6 3 (2.52%) ITSM
6 3 (2.52%) Patch Management
6 3 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.52%) Requirements Management
6 3 (2.52%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (2.52%) Workflow
7 2 (1.68%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.68%) Line Management
7 2 (1.68%) Migration
7 2 (1.68%) Presales
7 2 (1.68%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.68%) Test Strategy
8 1 (0.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) C
2 16 (13.45%) Assembly Language
3 5 (4.20%) SQL
4 2 (1.68%) Python
5 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (22.69%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.33%) Degree
2 23 (19.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.36%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.36%) MCSE
5 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.52%) CCNA
5 3 (2.52%) CCNP
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.52%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.52%) PMP
5 3 (2.52%) VCAP
6 2 (1.68%) LPIC
6 2 (1.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.84%) DO-254
System Software
1 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.72%) Firmware
3 4 (3.36%) XenServer
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.68%) vCloud
5 2 (1.68%) Xen
6 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.84%) NFS
6 1 (0.84%) Samba
6 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.68%) nmon
2 2 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (1.68%) SCOM
2 2 (1.68%) vRealize
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.84%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (28.57%) HP
2 20 (16.81%) EMC
3 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.40%) VMware
5 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.04%) Citrix
7 5 (4.20%) Dell
7 5 (4.20%) IBM
8 4 (3.36%) Cisco
9 3 (2.52%) NetApp
9 3 (2.52%) Oracle
9 3 (2.52%) Xilinx
10 2 (1.68%) Altera
10 2 (1.68%) Freescale
10 2 (1.68%) Intel
11 1 (0.84%) Altiris
11 1 (0.84%) Avaya
11 1 (0.84%) Huawei
11 1 (0.84%) Remedy
11 1 (0.84%) Unisys
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