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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 564 553 535
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 55 48 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.095% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 10
Average daily rate £275 £244 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £104 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £330 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £213
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 14
Average hourly rate £15.89 £32.50 £15.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.10% +112.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £44.70 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £36.50 £15.94
% change year-on-year
-61.64% +129.05%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 52 £275 +12.82% 25
South East +5 17 £288 - 9
London -5 11 £195 +4.00% 2
South West +4 10 £330 +51.72% 1
East Midlands +1 10 £200 -41.17% 2
Gloucestershire +9 9 £330 +51.72%
Hampshire +12 8 £296 -
Tewkesbury - 8 £303 -
Northamptonshire +17 6 £200 -
Surrey -1 4 £150 -
Hook - 4 £308 -
Berkshire +5 3 - -
East of England -4 3 £180 - 1
Northampton - 3 £200 -
City of London +35 2 £135 -9.24%
Newbury +10 2 - -
Scotland -8 2 £242 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £200 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £165 -
Leicestershire - 2 £180 - 1
Brighton +8 1 - - 1
East Sussex +4 1 - - 2
Highlands -1 1 £165 -
Inverness -2 1 £165 -
Kent -5 1 - - 4
Yorkshire -9 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £160 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £320 -
Havant - 1 - -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (36.00%) Windows
3 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
4 22 (22.00%) Windows 7
4 22 (22.00%) HP
5 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (18.00%) Linux
7 17 (17.00%) Active Directory
8 16 (16.00%) MS Office
8 16 (16.00%) Validation
9 15 (15.00%) Unix
9 15 (15.00%) IBM
10 12 (12.00%) ClearCase
10 12 (12.00%) Windows XP
10 12 (12.00%) Shell Script
10 12 (12.00%) ClearQuest
11 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
11 9 (9.00%) Finance
11 9 (9.00%) Software Architecture
11 9 (9.00%) Windows Server
12 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
13 7 (7.00%) Electronics
13 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
13 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (6.00%) SLA
14 6 (6.00%) LAN
14 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
14 6 (6.00%) DV Cleared
14 6 (6.00%) Degree

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.00%) Lync
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (16.00%) MS Office
2 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.00%) LAN
3 5 (5.00%) SAN
4 3 (3.00%) GSM
4 3 (3.00%) Internet
5 2 (2.00%) FTP
5 2 (2.00%) HTTP
5 2 (2.00%) SMTP
5 2 (2.00%) WAN
5 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.00%) Broadband
6 1 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.00%) RFID
6 1 (1.00%) SDH
6 1 (1.00%) Skype
6 1 (1.00%) SNMP
6 1 (1.00%) SONET
6 1 (1.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) ClearCase
1 12 (12.00%) ClearQuest
2 3 (3.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (9.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Electronics
3 4 (4.00%) Automotive
4 3 (3.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.00%) French Language
6 1 (1.00%) Military
6 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.00%) Health Informatics
5 3 (3.00%) Informatics
6 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.00%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.00%) Telematics
6 2 (2.00%) VHDL
6 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.00%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.00%) Handset
7 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.00%) PDA
7 1 (1.00%) PKI
7 1 (1.00%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.00%) Windows
2 22 (22.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (18.00%) Linux
4 15 (15.00%) Unix
5 12 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (5.00%) Android
8 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.00%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.00%) HPUX
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Validation
2 9 (9.00%) Software Architecture
3 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.00%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (3.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.00%) Service Management
8 1 (1.00%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.00%) BCP
8 1 (1.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.00%) Coaching
8 1 (1.00%) Content Management
8 1 (1.00%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (1.00%) Data Centre Operations
8 1 (1.00%) Logistics
8 1 (1.00%) Migration
8 1 (1.00%) Project Management
8 1 (1.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (5.00%) C
3 2 (2.00%) C++
3 2 (2.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.00%) Degree
3 6 (6.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.00%) Dell Certification
4 2 (2.00%) MCP
4 2 (2.00%) Server+ Certification
5 1 (1.00%) MCTS
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (17.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.00%) Firmware
3 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 22 (22.00%) HP
2 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.00%) IBM
4 4 (4.00%) Dell
4 4 (4.00%) EMC
4 4 (4.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.00%) Huawei
5 2 (2.00%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.00%) Lotus
5 2 (2.00%) Remedy
6 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.00%) Avaya
6 1 (1.00%) Fujitsu Siemens
6 1 (1.00%) Google
6 1 (1.00%) McAfee
6 1 (1.00%) Meraki
6 1 (1.00%) SendGrid
6 1 (1.00%) Siemens
6 1 (1.00%) Symantec
6 1 (1.00%) Twitter
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