Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Hardware Engineer was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 717 762 772
Rank change year-on-year +45 +10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 114 111 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 19 37
England median daily rate £120 £128 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -32.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £102 £120 £116
90th Percentile £388 £359 £327
UK median daily rate £118 £128 £165
% change year-on-year -7.84% -22.49% -26.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 68 35
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -17.14% -48.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.93 £14.03
90th Percentile £44.00 £38.41 £39.59
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £21.92
% change year-on-year +3.45% -33.84% -32.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
London -2 35 £115 -9.80% 2
South East +6 24 £130 +1.96% 1
North of England +75 22 £119 -57.96% 1
East of England -12 15 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +31 12 £275 -25.68% 1
Midlands +24 10 £113 -70.97% 2
North West +29 9 £113 -34.31%
South West +3 8 £109 -14.71%
West Midlands +34 5 £113 -
East Midlands +6 5 £90 -76.78% 1
North East +66 1 £100 -66.67%
Hardware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (42.98%) Break/Fix
2 36 (31.58%) Windows
3 23 (20.18%) SLA
4 21 (18.42%) HP
5 18 (15.79%) Banking
6 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.16%) ITIL
7 14 (12.28%) Time Management
8 12 (10.53%) Manufacturing
9 11 (9.65%) C
9 11 (9.65%) Change Management
10 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
10 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
10 10 (8.77%) Windows 7
10 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
10 10 (8.77%) C++
10 10 (8.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 9 (7.89%) Finance
11 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (7.89%) Windows XP
11 9 (7.89%) Firmware
11 9 (7.89%) Windows 10
12 8 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (7.02%) Apple
12 8 (7.02%) Linux
12 8 (7.02%) Dell
13 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
13 7 (6.14%) Python
13 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (6.14%) Electronics

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 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.88%) Confluence
1 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.63%) Windchill
4 2 (1.75%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) G Suite
2 1 (0.88%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.39%) LAN
2 5 (4.39%) Wireless
3 4 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (3.51%) VPN
3 4 (3.51%) WAN
4 3 (2.63%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.75%) 3G
5 2 (1.75%) Firewall
5 2 (1.75%) NAS
5 2 (1.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.88%) DMZ
6 1 (0.88%) DVB
6 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.88%) Extranet
6 1 (0.88%) Intranet
6 1 (0.88%) RS-232
6 1 (0.88%) VoIP
6 1 (0.88%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 18 (15.79%) Banking
2 12 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.89%) Finance
4 7 (6.14%) Electronics
4 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.39%) Retail
6 4 (3.51%) Front Office
6 4 (3.51%) Military
7 3 (2.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.75%) Automotive
9 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (5.26%) Verilog
4 5 (4.39%) Device Driver
4 5 (4.39%) EPoS
5 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.75%) VHDL
7 1 (0.88%) ASIC
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.88%) iPhone
7 1 (0.88%) IPTV
7 1 (0.88%) STB
7 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.58%) Windows
2 10 (8.77%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.89%) Windows 10
3 9 (7.89%) Windows XP
4 8 (7.02%) Linux
5 5 (4.39%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.51%) Android
6 4 (3.51%) Mac OS
6 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.98%) Break/Fix
2 15 (13.16%) ITIL
3 14 (12.28%) Time Management
4 11 (9.65%) Change Management
5 5 (4.39%) ITSM
5 5 (4.39%) Pay per click
5 5 (4.39%) Test Automation
6 4 (3.51%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (3.51%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.51%) Validation
7 3 (2.63%) FPGA Design
7 3 (2.63%) Line Management
7 3 (2.63%) Migration
7 3 (2.63%) Schematic Capture
8 2 (1.75%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.75%) Change Control
8 2 (1.75%) Mechatronics
8 2 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.75%) Process Management
8 2 (1.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.65%) C
2 10 (8.77%) C++
3 7 (6.14%) Python
4 2 (1.75%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
1 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.14%) Degree
3 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.88%) HND
4 1 (0.88%) MCDST
4 1 (0.88%) MCITP
4 1 (0.88%) MCP
4 1 (0.88%) MCSA
4 1 (0.88%) MCSE
4 1 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.18%) SLA
2 5 (4.39%) QA
3 3 (2.63%) MISRA
4 1 (0.88%) Def Stans
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.89%) Firmware
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.88%) PowerCLI
2 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) HP
2 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.02%) Apple
3 8 (7.02%) Dell
4 3 (2.63%) Cisco
4 3 (2.63%) EMC
4 3 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (1.75%) Acronis
5 2 (1.75%) Google
6 1 (0.88%) Aruba
6 1 (0.88%) Atmel
6 1 (0.88%) Cadence
6 1 (0.88%) Compaq
6 1 (0.88%) Fujitsu Siemens
6 1 (0.88%) Intel
6 1 (0.88%) Keysight
6 1 (0.88%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Xerox
6 1 (0.88%) Xilinx