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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 572 563 554
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 40 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.044% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.047% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 9
Average daily rate
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£319 £95 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+234.20% -61.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £90 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £121 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £90 £265
% change year-on-year
+197.64% -65.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 23
Average hourly rate £38.75 £14.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.24% -59.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £11.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 33 £325 +225.00% 22
South West - 13 £400 - 3
South East +13 11 £240 - 8
London +7 5 £325 +182.60% 2
West Midlands -18 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 £135 - 3
City of London +25 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Durham - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Ross-on-Wye - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Woking - - - -
Worthing - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 2

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 19 (30.65%) Windows
1 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.19%) HP
3 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
5 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.52%) Electronics
6 8 (12.90%) VMware
6 8 (12.90%) Perl
6 8 (12.90%) WCDMA
6 8 (12.90%) LTE
6 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
7 7 (11.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (11.29%) NetApp
8 6 (9.68%) Dell
8 6 (9.68%) EMC
8 6 (9.68%) Military
8 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
9 5 (8.06%) Billing
9 5 (8.06%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (8.06%) Finance
9 5 (8.06%) Validation
9 5 (8.06%) SAN
9 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
9 5 (8.06%) SLA
9 5 (8.06%) LAN

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Spreadsheet
1 5 (8.06%) MS Visio
1 5 (8.06%) MS Project
2 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.84%) MS Office
4 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) WCDMA
1 8 (12.90%) LTE
2 5 (8.06%) SAN
2 5 (8.06%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) WAN
3 3 (4.84%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.23%) 3G
4 2 (3.23%) 2G
5 1 (1.61%) NFC
5 1 (1.61%) DHCP
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.52%) Electronics
2 6 (9.68%) Military
2 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.06%) Billing
3 5 (8.06%) Finance
4 4 (6.45%) Aerospace
4 4 (6.45%) Avionics
5 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (6.45%) VHDL
3 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.61%) Mechatronics
3 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.61%) iPad
3 1 (1.61%) EPoS
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Solaris
5 2 (3.23%) UNIX
5 2 (3.23%) SUSE
5 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
2 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
3 5 (8.06%) Validation
4 3 (4.84%) CAD
5 2 (3.23%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.23%) Network Design
5 2 (3.23%) Requirements Management
6 1 (1.61%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.61%) Numerical Analysis
6 1 (1.61%) Logistics
6 1 (1.61%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.61%) System Testing
6 1 (1.61%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.61%) Change Control
6 1 (1.61%) Information Security
6 1 (1.61%) Migration
6 1 (1.61%) Service Management
6 1 (1.61%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.61%) Project Management
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) Perl
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) HP APS
4 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 4 (6.45%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.84%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) OVSD
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
1 1 (1.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) HP
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.90%) VMware
4 7 (11.29%) NetApp
5 6 (9.68%) Dell
5 6 (9.68%) EMC
6 3 (4.84%) Xilinx
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco
7 2 (3.23%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) Sun
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle
7 2 (3.23%) SolidWorks
8 1 (1.61%) Agilent
8 1 (1.61%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (1.61%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) Apple
8 1 (1.61%) Sage
8 1 (1.61%) Altera
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