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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 527 591 588
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 94 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.098% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 9
Median daily rate £128 £263 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +94.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £165 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £328 £146
UK excluding London median daily rate £128 £275 £135
% change year-on-year
-53.63% +103.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 15 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £30.90 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.07% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.88 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £39.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £30.90 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-53.07% -4.92%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +44 87 £128 -51.42% 15
London +33 27 £128 -22.72% 5
South East +21 22 £128 -53.63% 2
South West +14 13 £128 -53.63% 1
Hampshire +14 9 £128 -55.26%
Berkshire +1 8 - -
Southampton - 8 £128 -
West Midlands - 8 £128 -
Reading +4 7 - -
East of England +3 7 £128 -36.25% 4
Scotland +14 6 £100 -59.55% 3
City of London -1 6 £125 -
Bristol - 5 - -
Surrey +22 4 £128 -27.14% 1
Yorkshire +21 4 £128 -
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £128 - 3
Birmingham - 4 - -
Aberdeen - 4 £100 - 2
Staffordshire - 3 £128 -
Dagenham - 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £128 -
West Yorkshire +24 2 - -
Devon +7 2 - -
North West +7 2 - - 1
Wiltshire +3 2 - -
Dorset 0 2 - -
Peterborough 0 2 - -
Hertfordshire -1 2 - - 1
East Midlands -5 2 £128 -53.63% 1
North East - 2 £300 - 1

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 78 (59.54%) HP
2 51 (38.93%) Pay per click
3 26 (19.85%) Windows
4 12 (9.16%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 11 (8.40%) Driving Licence
6 10 (7.63%) Electronics
6 10 (7.63%) MS Excel
6 10 (7.63%) Security Cleared
7 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
8 8 (6.11%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.11%) MS Office
8 8 (6.11%) EMC
8 8 (6.11%) Firmware
8 8 (6.11%) Samsung
9 7 (5.34%) FPGA Design
9 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (4.58%) C
10 6 (4.58%) Cisco
10 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.82%) Degree
11 5 (3.82%) Xilinx
11 5 (3.82%) QA
11 5 (3.82%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.82%) VHDL
11 5 (3.82%) Linux
12 4 (3.05%) Python
12 4 (3.05%) CCNA
12 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (3.05%) Change Management

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 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.29%) Wireless
2 2 (1.53%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.76%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Subversion
2 3 (2.29%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.53%) PVCS
General
1 10 (7.63%) Electronics
2 3 (2.29%) Avionics
2 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.76%) Finance
3 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (8.40%) Driving Licence
3 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.82%) VHDL
5 2 (1.53%) Physics
5 2 (1.53%) Verilog
6 1 (0.76%) ASIC
6 1 (0.76%) ASIC Verification
6 1 (0.76%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) CPLD
6 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.85%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.82%) Linux
4 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.93%) Pay per click
2 7 (5.34%) FPGA Design
3 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
4 5 (3.82%) Software Engineering
5 4 (3.05%) Change Management
6 3 (2.29%) CAD
6 3 (2.29%) Migration
6 3 (2.29%) Prototyping
6 3 (2.29%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (2.29%) Schematic Capture
6 3 (2.29%) Validation
7 2 (1.53%) API Testing
7 2 (1.53%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.53%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (1.53%) Functional Testing
7 2 (1.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (1.53%) Project Management
7 2 (1.53%) Regression Testing
7 2 (1.53%) System Testing
7 2 (1.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.58%) C
2 4 (3.05%) Python
3 2 (1.53%) Assembly Language
3 2 (1.53%) C++
4 1 (0.76%) C++/CLI
4 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) Degree
4 4 (3.05%) CCNA
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.29%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.76%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) HNC
7 1 (0.76%) HND
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) DO-254
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Firmware
2 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) SCCM
1 2 (1.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 78 (59.54%) HP
2 12 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.11%) EMC
3 8 (6.11%) Samsung
4 6 (4.58%) Cisco
5 5 (3.82%) Xilinx
6 3 (2.29%) Altera
6 3 (2.29%) Dell
7 2 (1.53%) Actel
7 2 (1.53%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.76%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.76%) Brocade
8 1 (0.76%) QNX
8 1 (0.76%) VMware
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