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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 554 569 501
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 48 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.062% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.067% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 16
Average daily rate
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£220 £150 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £90 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £300 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £91 £145
% change year-on-year
+197.93% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 13
Average hourly rate £35.25 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.15% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.30 £8.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £29.75 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+208.84% -3.70%

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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
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 £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +19 40 £266 +77.50% 22
London +10 15 £220 +29.41% 3
South East -1 10 £475 - 3
Scotland -15 5 £115 +26.02% 1
Surrey - 5 £475 - 1
South West - 5 £98 - 3
East of England +12 4 - - 1
Cambridge - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -2 3 - -
West Midlands -7 3 £85 - 1
City of London - 3 - -
East Midlands -1 2 - - 7
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 3
Hampshire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -18 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - - 2
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Durham - - - - 2
Essex - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 27 (30.68%) Electronics
2 21 (23.86%) EMC
3 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
4 13 (14.77%) Windows
5 11 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 10 (11.36%) VHDL
6 10 (11.36%) HP
7 9 (10.23%) Finance
7 9 (10.23%) Dell
7 9 (10.23%) CAD
7 9 (10.23%) Asset Management
7 9 (10.23%) Degree
8 7 (7.95%) Ethernet
8 7 (7.95%) MS Office
8 7 (7.95%) DO-254
9 6 (6.82%) Python
9 6 (6.82%) Avionics
9 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.82%) Xilinx
9 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
10 5 (5.68%) HP SIM
10 5 (5.68%) Change Control
10 5 (5.68%) Fujitsu Siemens
10 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
10 5 (5.68%) Compaq
10 5 (5.68%) Siemens
11 4 (4.55%) Wireless
11 4 (4.55%) Intel
11 4 (4.55%) Microsoft

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) JBoss
2 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) MS Office
2 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.41%) Simulink
4 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.55%) GSM
2 4 (4.55%) Wireless
3 3 (3.41%) GPRS
3 3 (3.41%) PCoIP
3 3 (3.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.14%) SAN
4 1 (1.14%) BGP
4 1 (1.14%) LAN
4 1 (1.14%) UMTS
4 1 (1.14%) WAN
4 1 (1.14%) LTE
4 1 (1.14%) NAS
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.14%) Modbus
4 1 (1.14%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (30.68%) Electronics
2 9 (10.23%) Finance
3 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.82%) Avionics
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.14%) Automotive
5 1 (1.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) jQuery
1 1 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (11.36%) VHDL
3 2 (2.27%) EPoS
3 2 (2.27%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.14%) PDA
4 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.14%) ASIC
4 1 (1.14%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Solaris
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.14%) SUSE
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.23%) CAD
1 9 (10.23%) Asset Management
2 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
3 5 (5.68%) Change Control
4 4 (4.55%) Network Design
5 3 (3.41%) Software Engineering
5 3 (3.41%) Validation
5 3 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.27%) ITIL
6 2 (2.27%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.14%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.14%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) Python
2 3 (3.41%) C
2 3 (3.41%) C#
3 2 (2.27%) C++
3 2 (2.27%) Embedded C
3 2 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) MCSE
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.27%) MCDST
5 1 (1.14%) HND
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Firmware
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.14%) Nagios
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) EMC
2 10 (11.36%) HP
3 9 (10.23%) Dell
4 6 (6.82%) Xilinx
5 5 (5.68%) Siemens
5 5 (5.68%) Compaq
5 5 (5.68%) Fujitsu Siemens
6 4 (4.55%) Intel
6 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.41%) Freescale
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco
8 2 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (1.14%) Mentor Graphics
9 1 (1.14%) Veritas
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.14%) Reuters
9 1 (1.14%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.14%) Remedy
9 1 (1.14%) VMware
9 1 (1.14%) IBM
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