Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Hardware Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hardware Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 180 195
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 15 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.29% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
East of England median daily rate £375 - £250
10th Percentile £120 - £199
90th Percentile £388 - £314
England median daily rate £120 £128 £194
% change year-on-year -5.88% -34.19% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14% -53.95%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £30.83 £18.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% -17.14% -47.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4838 4666 5666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.69% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2780 2688 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £202 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 540
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.55% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in the East of England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Hardware Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Hardware Engineer in the East of England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in the East of England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hardware Engineer in the East of England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in the East of England

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +5 8 £120 - 1
Cambridgeshire -13 5 £375 - 2
Essex -19 2 - -
Hardware Engineer
England

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 across the East of England region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (33.33%) Wireless
3 5 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 5 (33.33%) Verilog
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Python
3 5 (33.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) SCCM
4 3 (20.00%) Time Management
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) SAP
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Acronis
6 1 (6.67%) FPGA Design
6 1 (6.67%) Atmel
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Electronics

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (33.33%) Verilog
3 1 (6.67%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) FPGA Design
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
1 5 (33.33%) C++
1 5 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Acronis
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Atmel
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics