The median contractor rate for a Hardware Engineer was £251 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 562 574
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 35 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 28
Median daily rate £251 £115 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.47% -44.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £110 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £350 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £115 £223
% change year-on-year +107.54% -48.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -38.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.65 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £36.30 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.28 £20.25 £40.15
% change year-on-year -24.56% -49.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
London +8 13 £251 +97.05% 3
South East -1 8 £463 +302.17% 2
East of England -7 5 - - 1
East Midlands -10 4 £121 +5.35%
North West - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +26 1 £340 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +8 1 - - 1
Hardware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 England region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (44.23%) HP
2 41 (39.42%) Break/Fix
3 35 (33.65%) Windows
4 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
5 17 (16.35%) SLA
6 14 (13.46%) Banking
7 12 (11.54%) Time Management
7 12 (11.54%) Driving Licence
8 10 (9.62%) Dell
8 10 (9.62%) C
8 10 (9.62%) Firmware
8 10 (9.62%) Electronics
9 9 (8.65%) Change Management
10 8 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (7.69%) Investment Banking
10 8 (7.69%) ITIL
10 8 (7.69%) SAN
11 7 (6.73%) EMC
11 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
11 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
11 7 (6.73%) Front Office
11 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
11 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
11 7 (6.73%) TPMS
12 6 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (5.77%) Degree
12 6 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (5.77%) Programme Management
12 6 (5.77%) Apple
12 6 (5.77%) Windows XP

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.73%) TPMS
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.92%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) SAN
2 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.81%) LAN
3 5 (4.81%) WAN
3 5 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (3.85%) Firewall
4 4 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.88%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.88%) DNS
5 3 (2.88%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.88%) VPN
6 2 (1.92%) 3G
6 2 (1.92%) DHCP
6 2 (1.92%) Internet
6 2 (1.92%) NAS
6 2 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.96%) DMZ
7 1 (0.96%) Extranet
7 1 (0.96%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 14 (13.46%) Banking
2 10 (9.62%) Electronics
3 8 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Front Office
5 4 (3.85%) Finance
6 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.92%) Automotive
7 2 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Driving Licence
2 8 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.92%) VHDL
5 1 (0.96%) ASIC
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.96%) EPoS
5 1 (0.96%) iPhone
5 1 (0.96%) IPTV
5 1 (0.96%) Life Science
5 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.96%) STB
5 1 (0.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.65%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.92%) Android
6 2 (1.92%) Linux
6 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.42%) Break/Fix
2 12 (11.54%) Time Management
3 9 (8.65%) Change Management
4 8 (7.69%) ITIL
5 6 (5.77%) Programme Management
5 6 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (4.81%) Schematic Capture
7 4 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.85%) Validation
8 3 (2.88%) FPGA Design
8 3 (2.88%) Pay per click
9 2 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.92%) Asset Management
9 2 (1.92%) Fault Analysis
9 2 (1.92%) Line Management
9 2 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.92%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) C
2 2 (1.92%) C++
2 2 (1.92%) Embedded C
2 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.96%) Python
3 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.77%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.96%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Firmware
2 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.85%) NFS
4 2 (1.92%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.96%) PowerCLI
2 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (44.23%) HP
2 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.62%) Dell
4 7 (6.73%) EMC
5 6 (5.77%) Apple
6 4 (3.85%) Huawei
6 4 (3.85%) IBM
6 4 (3.85%) Remedy
7 3 (2.88%) Cisco
7 3 (2.88%) VMware
8 2 (1.92%) Atmel
8 2 (1.92%) Citrix
8 2 (1.92%) Sophos
8 2 (1.92%) Xerox
8 2 (1.92%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.96%) Altera
9 1 (0.96%) Google
9 1 (0.96%) Intel
9 1 (0.96%) Mentor Graphics
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