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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 591 583 584
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 39 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.058% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.063% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +218.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £94 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £156 £269 £91
% change year-on-year
-41.91% +196.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 3
Average hourly rate £21.92 £37.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.56% +158.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £14.60 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.60 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.92 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-43.44% -8.82%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -1 35 £163 -50.00% 22
South East -3 16 £163 -38.67% 9
Hampshire 0 7 £323 +21.69%
South West -14 5 £350 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Bradford - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £350 - 1
West Midlands +8 2 - - 1
Hook +5 2 £334 +31.13%
Surrey -2 2 £98 - 1
East of England - 2 £300 - 4
Wales - 2 £98 - 1
South Wales - 2 £98 -
Hove - 2 £98 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £98 -
Havant - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £98 - 2
Worcestershire +5 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -7 1 - -
London -12 1 £148 -54.61% 1
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 £188 - 4
Shropshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £300 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £188 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 4

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 23 (26.14%) Windows
3 21 (23.86%) Dell
4 19 (21.59%) HP
5 15 (17.05%) Ethernet
6 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
6 13 (14.77%) CMS
6 13 (14.77%) PCoIP
6 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
7 10 (11.36%) Windows 7
8 8 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.95%) EPoS
9 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.95%) Finance
10 5 (5.68%) SAN
10 5 (5.68%) Cisco
10 5 (5.68%) EMC
10 5 (5.68%) Intel
10 5 (5.68%) Electronics
10 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (4.55%) VMware
11 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
11 4 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
11 4 (4.55%) Linux
11 4 (4.55%) C
11 4 (4.55%) Dell Certification
12 3 (3.41%) Siemens
12 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
12 3 (3.41%) Compaq

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 13 (14.77%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) Lync
2 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.14%) JBoss
2 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Office
1 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.27%) Simulink
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.05%) Ethernet
2 13 (14.77%) PCoIP
3 5 (5.68%) SAN
4 2 (2.27%) LAN
4 2 (2.27%) VoIP
4 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 2 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1 (1.14%) Frame Relay
5 1 (1.14%) VLAN
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.14%) NAS
5 1 (1.14%) ISDN
5 1 (1.14%) DHCP
5 1 (1.14%) BGP
5 1 (1.14%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.14%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Electronics
3 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Military
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Avionics
5 1 (1.14%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.95%) EPoS
3 4 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (3.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) VHDL
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.14%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.55%) Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) UNIX
6 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
3 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.41%) Software Architecture
4 3 (3.41%) Change Control
4 3 (3.41%) ITIL
4 3 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.27%) UML
5 2 (2.27%) Change Management
5 2 (2.27%) Waterfall
5 2 (2.27%) Network Management
6 1 (1.14%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.14%) Image Processing
6 1 (1.14%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (1.14%) Validation
6 1 (1.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) C
2 2 (2.27%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.14%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Dell Certification
4 2 (2.27%) Server+ Certification
4 2 (2.27%) MCDST
4 2 (2.27%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) MCSE
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) HP AIS
5 1 (1.14%) HP APS
5 1 (1.14%) CCNP
5 1 (1.14%) CCNA
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) TickIT
2 1 (1.14%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Dell
2 19 (21.59%) HP
3 5 (5.68%) EMC
3 5 (5.68%) Intel
3 5 (5.68%) Cisco
4 4 (4.55%) VMware
5 3 (3.41%) Fujitsu Siemens
5 3 (3.41%) Compaq
5 3 (3.41%) Siemens
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) Xilinx
6 2 (2.27%) Freescale
7 1 (1.14%) Supermicro
7 1 (1.14%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.14%) Veritas
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe
7 1 (1.14%) Juniper
7 1 (1.14%) BMC
Hove, East Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Y Rhyl
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £30 per day
Posted: 21 days ago