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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 568 573 580
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 79 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 14
Median daily rate £118 £225 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £98 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £425 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £263 £140
% change year-on-year
-56.19% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 8
Median hourly rate £23.00 £25.75 £10.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +153.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.39 £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £40.15 £10.15
% change year-on-year
-42.71% +295.56%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -2 74 £115 -51.57% 12
South East 0 23 £115 -67.83% 6
East Midlands +19 11 £115 -
Brighton - 11 - - 2
East Sussex - 11 - - 3
East of England +15 10 £375 +36.36% 1
South West +5 9 £290 +166.66%
London -22 9 £129 -41.47% 2
Lewes - 9 - -
West Midlands -6 8 £115 +35.29%
Birmingham - 6 £115 -
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £110 - 2
Northamptonshire +12 5 £115 -
Hertfordshire +11 5 £390 +41.81%
Wiltshire +3 5 £408 +317.94%
Milton Keynes - 5 £110 - 2
Northampton +8 4 £115 -
Newport - 4 £350 - 2
South Wales - 4 £350 - 2
Wales - 4 £350 - 3
Hampshire -2 3 £115 -56.19% 1
Dorset -3 3 - -
City of London +38 2 £128 -46.31%
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £115 - 1
Essex +5 2 - -
West Sussex -18 2 £121 -
Crawley - 2 £121 -
Southampton +10 1 £115 -57.40%
Dudley +6 1 - -
Swindon +5 1 £525 +438.46%

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 33 (25.38%) HP
2 31 (23.85%) Security Cleared
3 28 (21.54%) SC Cleared
4 24 (18.46%) C
4 24 (18.46%) Windows
5 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
6 21 (16.15%) MS Office
7 17 (13.08%) Validation
7 17 (13.08%) Degree
7 17 (13.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 15 (11.54%) Electronics
8 15 (11.54%) Linux
9 14 (10.77%) Schematic Capture
10 13 (10.00%) Data Centre
10 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
11 12 (9.23%) Finance
11 12 (9.23%) Assembly Language
12 10 (7.69%) Physics
12 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (7.69%) EMC
12 10 (7.69%) Active Directory
12 10 (7.69%) IBM
12 10 (7.69%) CAD
13 9 (6.92%) Windows Server
13 9 (6.92%) SAN
13 9 (6.92%) Unix
13 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
13 9 (6.92%) VMware
13 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (6.15%) MS Excel

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 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.77%) IIS
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (16.15%) MS Office
2 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.08%) OrCAD
4 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.77%) Mimecast
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) SAN
1 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.62%) LAN
3 4 (3.08%) Firewall
4 3 (2.31%) FTP
4 3 (2.31%) Internet
4 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.54%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.54%) HTTP
5 2 (1.54%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.54%) SMTP
5 2 (1.54%) SSL
5 2 (1.54%) WAN
6 1 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.77%) Skype
6 1 (0.77%) SNMP
6 1 (0.77%) SSH
6 1 (0.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.77%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.08%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.31%) LabVIEW
2 3 (2.31%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (11.54%) Electronics
2 12 (9.23%) Finance
3 4 (3.08%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.08%) Avionics
4 3 (2.31%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Automotive
5 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Billing
6 1 (0.77%) French Language
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 13 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.69%) Physics
4 5 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.85%) VHDL
5 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.31%) CAN bus
6 3 (2.31%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.31%) Health Informatics
6 3 (2.31%) Informatics
7 2 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.54%) Life Science
7 2 (1.54%) LPAR
7 2 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.77%) Handset
8 1 (0.77%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.46%) Windows
2 15 (11.54%) Linux
3 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.92%) Unix
4 9 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.62%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.85%) Android
7 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.54%) AIX
9 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.08%) Validation
2 14 (10.77%) Schematic Capture
3 10 (7.69%) CAD
4 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.08%) Project Management
5 4 (3.08%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (2.31%) ITIL
6 3 (2.31%) ITSM
6 3 (2.31%) Requirements Management
6 3 (2.31%) Resource Management
6 3 (2.31%) Service Management
6 3 (2.31%) Software Architecture
6 3 (2.31%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (1.54%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.54%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (1.54%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.54%) Test Strategy
8 1 (0.77%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (0.77%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (0.77%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.46%) C
2 12 (9.23%) Assembly Language
3 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.54%) SQL
5 1 (0.77%) C++
5 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (23.85%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.08%) Degree
4 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) MCSA
6 1 (0.77%) LPIC
6 1 (0.77%) MCITP
6 1 (0.77%) MCP
6 1 (0.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.85%) Firmware
4 4 (3.08%) XenServer
5 2 (1.54%) NFS
5 2 (1.54%) Xen
6 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.77%) Samba
6 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.54%) nmon
2 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.77%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.77%) SCOM
3 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.77%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (25.38%) HP
2 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.69%) EMC
3 10 (7.69%) IBM
4 9 (6.92%) VMware
5 4 (3.08%) Dell
6 3 (2.31%) Huawei
6 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.31%) Remedy
7 2 (1.54%) Citrix
7 2 (1.54%) Freescale
7 2 (1.54%) Intel
7 2 (1.54%) Lotus
8 1 (0.77%) Avaya
8 1 (0.77%) Meraki
8 1 (0.77%) SendGrid
8 1 (0.77%) Siemens
8 1 (0.77%) Symantec
8 1 (0.77%) Unisys
8 1 (0.77%) Xerox
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