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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 582 620 582
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 54 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.076% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.080% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 26
Median daily rate £160 £120 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £98 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £171 £120 £265
% change year-on-year
+42.70% -54.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.86 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -36.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £34.80 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.86 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -55.32%

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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +30 50 £160 +33.33% 21
South East +12 13 £140 +1.81% 6
South West +14 12 - - 1
London +13 9 £115 - 5
North West +10 7 £171 -8.66% 1
Bristol +5 6 - -
Cheshire - 6 £171 -
Hampshire - 5 - -
East of England +15 4 - - 2
Berkshire +9 4 - - 1
Runcorn - 4 £171 -
Dorset +2 3 - -
West Midlands -16 3 - - 1
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - - 2
Reading +10 2 - - 1
Surrey +8 2 - - 5
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Crewe - 2 - -
City of London - 2 - -
Yorkshire +12 1 £315 -
Leeds +10 1 £315 -
Wiltshire +8 1 - -
West Yorkshire +7 1 £315 -
Guildford +3 1 - - 1
Suffolk +3 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (28.85%) HP
2 24 (23.08%) Windows
3 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.35%) Electronics
4 17 (16.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 17 (16.35%) Pay per click
5 16 (15.38%) C
5 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 15 (14.42%) EMC
7 13 (12.50%) Degree
8 12 (11.54%) SC Cleared
8 12 (11.54%) Schematic Capture
9 11 (10.58%) Firmware
9 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
10 10 (9.62%) MS Office
10 10 (9.62%) Windows 7
11 8 (7.69%) VMware
11 8 (7.69%) Linux
11 8 (7.69%) Cisco
11 8 (7.69%) CAD
11 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
12 7 (6.73%) Assembly Language
12 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (6.73%) CCNA
12 7 (6.73%) Change Management
12 7 (6.73%) Physics
13 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
13 6 (5.77%) DNS
14 5 (4.81%) SQL

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 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.62%) MS Office
3 4 (3.85%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) IaaS
1 3 (2.88%) PaaS
1 3 (2.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) DNS
2 4 (3.85%) DHCP
2 4 (3.85%) SSL
3 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.92%) Firewall
4 2 (1.92%) SNMP
4 2 (1.92%) Wireless
4 2 (1.92%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.96%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.96%) GSM
5 1 (0.96%) Internet
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) SAN
5 1 (0.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) LabVIEW
1 4 (3.85%) Subversion
2 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) PVCS
3 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (16.35%) Electronics
2 4 (3.85%) Avionics
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.96%) Finance
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (6.73%) Physics
3 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.81%) VHDL
5 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.88%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.88%) Verilog
7 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.92%) NHS
7 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.96%) ASIC
8 1 (0.96%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.96%) CPLD
8 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.96%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.08%) Windows
2 10 (9.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.69%) Linux
4 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.88%) Solaris
4 3 (2.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.96%) CentOS
5 1 (0.96%) HPUX
5 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.35%) Pay per click
2 12 (11.54%) Schematic Capture
3 8 (7.69%) CAD
4 7 (6.73%) Change Management
5 4 (3.85%) ITIL
5 4 (3.85%) Project Management
5 4 (3.85%) Prototyping
5 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.88%) ITSM
6 3 (2.88%) Patch Management
6 3 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.88%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (2.88%) Validation
6 3 (2.88%) Workflow
7 2 (1.92%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.92%) Migration
7 2 (1.92%) Presales
7 2 (1.92%) Service Management
7 2 (1.92%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.38%) C
2 7 (6.73%) Assembly Language
3 5 (4.81%) SQL
4 4 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (0.96%) C++
5 1 (0.96%) C++/CLI
5 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.50%) Degree
3 12 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.73%) CCNA
4 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.88%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.88%) CCNP
6 3 (2.88%) MCSE
6 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.88%) PMP
6 3 (2.88%) VCAP
7 2 (1.92%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.92%) LPIC
7 2 (1.92%) MCSA
8 1 (0.96%) HNC
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) DO-254
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Firmware
2 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.92%) vCloud
6 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.92%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.92%) SCOM
2 2 (1.92%) vRealize
3 1 (0.96%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) HP
2 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.42%) EMC
4 8 (7.69%) Cisco
4 8 (7.69%) VMware
5 5 (4.81%) Citrix
5 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.81%) Xilinx
6 3 (2.88%) Altera
6 3 (2.88%) Dell
6 3 (2.88%) NetApp
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle
7 2 (1.92%) Actel
7 2 (1.92%) IBM
7 2 (1.92%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.96%) Altiris
8 1 (0.96%) Avaya
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