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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 554 558 516
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 53 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.046% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.049% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 6
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£220 £150 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £90 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £320 £196
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £115
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +139.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 1 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+176.78% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £9.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £14.00 £15.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 - £13.50

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -5 43 £235 +10.58% 30
London -1 15 £220 +58.84% 4
South East -9 11 £400 +23.07% 8
South West +13 5 £275 - 2
West Midlands -5 5 £115 - 4
Hampshire - 5 £348 - 1
Scotland -1 4 £115 +26.02%
Surrey +6 3 £475 +40.74% 3
Wiltshire - 3 £275 - 1
City of London - 3 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £400 -
Swindon - 3 £275 - 1
East of England +8 2 - - 4
East Midlands -10 2 - - 4
Essex - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - - 1
Leatherhead -4 1 £475 +35.71% 1
Gloucestershire -7 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -11 1 - - 1
Leeds -14 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £115 -
Stafford - 1 £115 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £190 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (25.53%) Electronics
2 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
3 19 (20.21%) EMC
4 13 (13.83%) Windows
5 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
5 12 (12.77%) Dell
6 11 (11.70%) Ethernet
7 9 (9.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (8.51%) CMS
8 8 (8.51%) HP
8 8 (8.51%) MS Office
8 8 (8.51%) CAD
9 7 (7.45%) VHDL
9 7 (7.45%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.45%) PCoIP
10 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
10 6 (6.38%) Degree
10 6 (6.38%) Finance
10 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
11 5 (5.32%) Intel
11 5 (5.32%) EPoS
11 5 (5.32%) Xilinx
12 4 (4.26%) DO-254
12 4 (4.26%) Network Design
12 4 (4.26%) Incident Management
12 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
12 4 (4.26%) Avionics
12 4 (4.26%) Cisco
12 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.26%) Python

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.51%) CMS
2 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Office
2 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.19%) Simulink
4 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) Ethernet
2 7 (7.45%) PCoIP
3 3 (3.19%) GPRS
3 3 (3.19%) GSM
3 3 (3.19%) SAN
3 3 (3.19%) Firewall
4 2 (2.13%) Wireless
4 2 (2.13%) VoIP
5 1 (1.06%) LAN
5 1 (1.06%) WAN
5 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.06%) BGP
5 1 (1.06%) NAS
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (25.53%) Electronics
2 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.38%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Avionics
4 2 (2.13%) Military
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (7.45%) VHDL
3 5 (5.32%) EPoS
4 2 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (1.06%) PDA
5 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.06%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.06%) Solaris
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.51%) CAD
2 7 (7.45%) Asset Management
3 4 (4.26%) Network Design
3 4 (4.26%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.19%) Software Engineering
4 3 (3.19%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (3.19%) Change Control
5 2 (2.13%) Validation
5 2 (2.13%) Network Management
5 2 (2.13%) ITIL
6 1 (1.06%) Software Architecture
6 1 (1.06%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (1.06%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.06%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.06%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) Python
2 3 (3.19%) C#
3 2 (2.13%) C
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
4 1 (1.06%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.06%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) Degree
4 2 (2.13%) MCDST
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (1.06%) HND
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.06%) HP APS
5 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.06%) Firmware
1 1 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.06%) Nagios
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (20.21%) EMC
2 12 (12.77%) Dell
3 8 (8.51%) HP
4 5 (5.32%) Intel
4 5 (5.32%) Xilinx
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.19%) Compaq
6 3 (3.19%) Siemens
6 3 (3.19%) Fujitsu Siemens
6 3 (3.19%) Freescale
7 2 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (1.06%) IBM
8 1 (1.06%) Adobe
8 1 (1.06%) Sun
8 1 (1.06%) Juniper
8 1 (1.06%) Remedy
8 1 (1.06%) Veritas
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.06%) VMware
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