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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 582 574 592
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 60 59 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 17
Median daily rate £121 £208 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.56% +43.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £119 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £332 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £223 £225
% change year-on-year
-48.31% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.15 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.41% +273.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £14.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £40.15 £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £40.15 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-49.56% +301.50%

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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
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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 +3 55 £115 -44.57% 15
South East +5 16 £115 -64.06% 4
London +5 10 £128 -37.80% 1
East Midlands +13 8 £115 -
West Midlands -15 8 £115 -
East Sussex - 8 - - 2
Brighton - 7 - -
South West +4 6 £128 -17.74% 3
Birmingham - 6 £115 -
East of England +17 5 £115 -58.18% 3
Milton Keynes - 4 £110 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £110 -
Cambridgeshire +21 3 £115 - 3
Hampshire -4 3 £223 -31.00%
Wiltshire -9 3 £290 +5.45%
South Wales - 3 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £115 -
Lewes - 3 - - 1
Wales - 3 £375 -
City of London +34 2 £128 -43.33%
Cambridge +13 2 - - 3
Bristol +10 2 £121 +1.04%
Essex +3 2 - -
Newport - 2 £375 -
Northampton - 2 £115 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Southampton +13 1 £115 -71.25%
Staffordshire +3 1 £150 +30.43%
Dorset -10 1 - - 3
West Sussex -19 1 £128 -

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 37 (30.33%) HP
2 28 (22.95%) C
3 27 (22.13%) Security Cleared
4 24 (19.67%) Degree
4 24 (19.67%) Electronics
5 23 (18.85%) Windows
5 23 (18.85%) SC Cleared
6 22 (18.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 22 (18.03%) Schematic Capture
7 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.75%) EMC
9 16 (13.11%) Assembly Language
9 16 (13.11%) Data Centre
10 15 (12.30%) Physics
10 15 (12.30%) CAD
10 15 (12.30%) MS Office
11 12 (9.84%) Linux
11 12 (9.84%) VMware
11 12 (9.84%) Windows 7
12 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
13 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
14 9 (7.38%) Validation
14 9 (7.38%) Windows Server
15 8 (6.56%) Project Management
15 8 (6.56%) SAN
16 7 (5.74%) Dell
16 7 (5.74%) IBM
16 7 (5.74%) Red Hat
16 7 (5.74%) Firmware

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 (2.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) MS Office
2 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.74%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) IaaS
1 3 (2.46%) PaaS
1 3 (2.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.56%) SAN
2 6 (4.92%) DNS
2 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.10%) Firewall
4 4 (3.28%) DHCP
4 4 (3.28%) LAN
4 4 (3.28%) SSL
5 2 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.64%) FTP
5 2 (1.64%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.64%) SNMP
5 2 (1.64%) WAN
5 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.82%) GSM
6 1 (0.82%) HTTP
6 1 (0.82%) Internet
6 1 (0.82%) SMTP
6 1 (0.82%) SSH
6 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) LabVIEW
1 3 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (19.67%) Electronics
2 6 (4.92%) Finance
3 4 (3.28%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.28%) Avionics
4 2 (1.64%) Automotive
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.82%) French Language
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 16 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 15 (12.30%) Physics
4 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.28%) VHDL
6 3 (2.46%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.46%) CAN bus
6 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.64%) Life Science
7 2 (1.64%) LPAR
7 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.82%) EPoS
8 1 (0.82%) NHS
8 1 (0.82%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) Windows
2 12 (9.84%) Linux
2 12 (9.84%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.46%) Android
6 3 (2.46%) Solaris
6 3 (2.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.64%) AIX
7 2 (1.64%) Unix
7 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.82%) CentOS
8 1 (0.82%) HPUX
8 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) Schematic Capture
2 15 (12.30%) CAD
3 9 (7.38%) Validation
4 8 (6.56%) Project Management
5 3 (2.46%) Change Management
5 3 (2.46%) ITIL
5 3 (2.46%) ITSM
5 3 (2.46%) Patch Management
5 3 (2.46%) Requirements Management
5 3 (2.46%) Service Management
5 3 (2.46%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (2.46%) Workflow
6 2 (1.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (1.64%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (1.64%) Line Management
6 2 (1.64%) Presales
6 2 (1.64%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (1.64%) Test Strategy
7 1 (0.82%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.95%) C
2 16 (13.11%) Assembly Language
3 5 (4.10%) SQL
4 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.67%) Degree
3 23 (18.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.28%) MCSE
6 3 (2.46%) CCNA
6 3 (2.46%) CCNP
6 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.46%) PMP
6 3 (2.46%) VCAP
7 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.64%) LPIC
7 2 (1.64%) MCSA
8 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.82%) MCITP
8 1 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
1 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.74%) Firmware
3 4 (3.28%) XenServer
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.64%) NFS
5 2 (1.64%) Xen
6 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) Samba
6 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.64%) nmon
3 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.64%) SCOM
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.82%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (30.33%) HP
2 21 (17.21%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.75%) EMC
4 12 (9.84%) VMware
5 7 (5.74%) Dell
5 7 (5.74%) IBM
5 7 (5.74%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.92%) Citrix
7 3 (2.46%) Cisco
7 3 (2.46%) Huawei
7 3 (2.46%) NetApp
7 3 (2.46%) Oracle
7 3 (2.46%) Remedy
8 2 (1.64%) Freescale
8 2 (1.64%) Intel
9 1 (0.82%) Altiris
9 1 (0.82%) Avaya
9 1 (0.82%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.82%) Symantec
9 1 (0.82%) Unisys
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X4 Group
Rate: £33 - 40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27.80 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Oho Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 24 days ago