The median contractor rate for a Hardware Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 551 551
Rank change year-on-year +35 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 67 63 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 15
Median daily rate £130 £136 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.58% -50.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £114 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £389 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £145 £269
% change year-on-year -10.34% -46.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -47.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.30 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.05 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% -53.33%  

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 March 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
South East +14 23 £120 +4.34% 1
London +35 17 £128 -7.27% 1
South West -1 8 £120 -63.63%
East of England -1 7 £133 -64.66% 1
North West +31 4 £130 +8.33% 1
West Midlands +13 3 - - 3
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
East Midlands -20 2 £175 -4.10% 2
Hardware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 108 (70.59%) HP
2 37 (24.18%) Pay per click
3 31 (20.26%) Windows
4 20 (13.07%) MS Excel
5 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 18 (11.76%) Driving Licence
6 14 (9.15%) SLA
7 11 (7.19%) SC Cleared
7 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
8 10 (6.54%) EMC
8 10 (6.54%) Electronics
9 9 (5.88%) Samsung
10 8 (5.23%) Firmware
10 8 (5.23%) MS Office
10 8 (5.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (4.58%) Dell
12 6 (3.92%) SAN
12 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.92%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (3.27%) Windows 8
13 5 (3.27%) Data Centre
13 5 (3.27%) Degree
13 5 (3.27%) C
13 5 (3.27%) Validation
14 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
14 4 (2.61%) Remedy
14 4 (2.61%) NFS
14 4 (2.61%) LAN
14 4 (2.61%) WAN

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 3 (1.96%) TPMS
2 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (13.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.92%) SAN
1 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.61%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (2.61%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.61%) LAN
2 4 (2.61%) WAN
3 2 (1.31%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.31%) DHCP
3 2 (1.31%) DNS
3 2 (1.31%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.31%) Firewall
3 2 (1.31%) Internet
3 2 (1.31%) VPN
3 2 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.65%) Broadband
4 1 (0.65%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (6.54%) Electronics
2 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.96%) Banking
3 3 (1.96%) Front Office
3 3 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.65%) Automotive
4 1 (0.65%) Finance
4 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 8 (5.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.31%) VHDL
6 1 (0.65%) ASIC
6 1 (0.65%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.65%) iPad
6 1 (0.65%) Life Science
6 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.26%) Windows
2 5 (3.27%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.96%) Linux
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.31%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.18%) Pay per click
2 6 (3.92%) Incident Management
3 5 (3.27%) Validation
4 4 (2.61%) Schematic Capture
4 4 (2.61%) Software Engineering
5 3 (1.96%) Change Management
5 3 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (1.96%) FPGA Design
5 3 (1.96%) ITIL
5 3 (1.96%) Time Management
6 2 (1.31%) Data Analysis
6 2 (1.31%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (1.31%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (1.31%) Integration Testing
6 2 (1.31%) Programme Management
6 2 (1.31%) Project Management
6 2 (1.31%) Regression Testing
6 2 (1.31%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (1.31%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.31%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.27%) C
2 3 (1.96%) C++
3 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.19%) SC Cleared
1 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.27%) Degree
3 1 (0.65%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO13485
System Software
1 8 (5.23%) Firmware
2 4 (2.61%) NFS
3 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 108 (70.59%) HP
2 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.54%) EMC
4 9 (5.88%) Samsung
5 7 (4.58%) Dell
6 4 (2.61%) Huawei
6 4 (2.61%) IBM
6 4 (2.61%) Remedy
7 3 (1.96%) Apple
8 2 (1.31%) Atmel
8 2 (1.31%) Citrix
8 2 (1.31%) Sophos
8 2 (1.31%) VMware
8 2 (1.31%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.65%) Altera
9 1 (0.65%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.65%) Brocade
9 1 (0.65%) Google
9 1 (0.65%) Mentor Graphics
9 1 (0.65%) QNX
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Leicester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 27 days ago