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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hardware Engineer
UK
Rank 509 574 559
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 88 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 15
Median daily rate £128 £275 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £135 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
-52.72% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 9 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -59.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -65.43%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +59 80 £130 -51.85% 11
South East +32 26 £124 -29.28% 2
London +31 23 £128 -29.65% 2
Hampshire +19 12 £100 -75.00% 2
East of England +1 9 £133 -64.66% 5
South West +4 7 £130 -60.60%
Romsey - 6 £100 -
Southampton - 6 - -
Yorkshire +24 5 £128 -
Cambridge - 5 £133 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 £133 - 3
West Midlands - 5 £128 -
Scotland +29 4 £100 -68.75% 2
West Yorkshire +19 4 - -
Surrey +6 4 £128 -7.27%
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
North West +18 3 £130 +8.33% 1
City of London +4 3 £128 -5.55%
Aberdeen - 3 £100 -
Essex - 3 £338 -
Somerset - 3 £120 -
South Wales +15 2 - - 1
Wales +7 2 - - 2
Newport -3 2 - - 1
East Midlands -3 2 £175 -12.50% 1
Oxford - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £120 -
Taunton - 2 £120 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £128 -
Bristol - 2 £130 -

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 120 (67.42%) HP
2 55 (30.90%) Pay per click
3 34 (19.10%) Windows
4 22 (12.36%) MS Excel
5 21 (11.80%) Driving Licence
6 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
7 15 (8.43%) SLA
8 13 (7.30%) EMC
9 11 (6.18%) Security Cleared
10 10 (5.62%) SC Cleared
10 10 (5.62%) Electronics
11 9 (5.06%) MS Office
11 9 (5.06%) Samsung
12 7 (3.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
13 6 (3.37%) Windows 7
13 6 (3.37%) Incident Management
13 6 (3.37%) Degree
14 5 (2.81%) Firmware
14 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
14 5 (2.81%) Validation
14 5 (2.81%) Schematic Capture
14 5 (2.81%) Windows 8
15 4 (2.25%) Cisco
15 4 (2.25%) Dell
15 4 (2.25%) LAN
15 4 (2.25%) WAN
16 3 (1.69%) Programme Management
16 3 (1.69%) QA

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 3 (1.69%) TPMS
2 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.25%) LAN
2 4 (2.25%) WAN
3 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.69%) Internet
3 3 (1.69%) SAN
4 2 (1.12%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.12%) DHCP
4 2 (1.12%) DNS
4 2 (1.12%) Firewall
4 2 (1.12%) VPN
4 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.56%) Broadband
5 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.56%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (5.62%) Electronics
2 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.12%) Finance
4 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.56%) Automotive
4 1 (0.56%) Avionics
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Front Office
4 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.80%) Driving Licence
2 7 (3.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.56%) ASIC
6 1 (0.56%) ASIC Verification
6 1 (0.56%) CPLD
6 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
6 1 (0.56%) Life Science
6 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.10%) Windows
2 6 (3.37%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.81%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.69%) Linux
4 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.90%) Pay per click
2 6 (3.37%) Incident Management
3 5 (2.81%) Schematic Capture
3 5 (2.81%) Validation
4 3 (1.69%) Programme Management
4 3 (1.69%) Time Management
5 2 (1.12%) API Testing
5 2 (1.12%) Change Management
5 2 (1.12%) Data Analysis
5 2 (1.12%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (1.12%) Functional Testing
5 2 (1.12%) Integration Testing
5 2 (1.12%) ITIL
5 2 (1.12%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (1.12%) Project Management
5 2 (1.12%) Regression Testing
5 2 (1.12%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (1.12%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (1.12%) Software Engineering
5 2 (1.12%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.69%) C
2 2 (1.12%) Python
3 1 (0.56%) C++
3 1 (0.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.37%) Degree
4 3 (1.69%) A+ Certification
4 3 (1.69%) CCNA
4 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.56%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO13485
System Software
1 5 (2.81%) Firmware
2 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.12%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 120 (67.42%) HP
2 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.30%) EMC
4 9 (5.06%) Samsung
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco
5 4 (2.25%) Dell
6 3 (1.69%) Apple
6 3 (1.69%) VMware
7 2 (1.12%) Citrix
7 2 (1.12%) Sophos
8 1 (0.56%) Altera
8 1 (0.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.56%) Brocade
8 1 (0.56%) Google
8 1 (0.56%) Huawei
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) QNX
8 1 (0.56%) Remedy
8 1 (0.56%) Xilinx
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X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago