Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Hardware Engineer was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 July 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 > London
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 594 585
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 32 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.076% 0.033% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.035% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 11
London median daily rate £128 £129 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.97% -32.24% -15.56%
10th Percentile £113 £106 £105
90th Percentile £441 £161 £288
England median daily rate £130 £128 £193
% change year-on-year +1.96% -33.77% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 8
London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +35.48% +19.23%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.53 £12.13
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.08 £34.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -14.29% -23.35% +121.65%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39939 43163 43877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.12% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28436 31032 30461
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 494 759
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.18 £53.35
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in London

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hardware Engineer in London

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in London over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in London

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hardware Engineer in London

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in London over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in London

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Central London +14 17 £128 -
West London - 4 £140 - 2
South London - 2 £120 -
East London - 1 - -
Hardware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 London region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (53.13%) Break/Fix
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Banking
4 11 (34.38%) HP
5 9 (28.13%) ITIL
5 9 (28.13%) Change Management
5 9 (28.13%) Time Management
6 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 8 (25.00%) SLA
7 7 (21.88%) Front Office
8 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.50%) Apple
9 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
10 3 (9.38%) Android
10 3 (9.38%) Mac OS
10 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
10 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
10 3 (9.38%) SAN
10 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (9.38%) Finance
10 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
11 2 (6.25%) Firewall
11 2 (6.25%) Fixed Income
11 2 (6.25%) Dell
11 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (6.25%) C
11 2 (6.25%) C++

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.13%) DVB
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 12 (37.50%) Banking
2 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 7 (21.88%) Front Office
4 3 (9.38%) Finance
5 2 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (3.13%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Digital TV
3 1 (3.13%) EPoS
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) iPhone
3 1 (3.13%) IPTV
3 1 (3.13%) STB
3 1 (3.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.38%) Android
3 3 (9.38%) Mac OS
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Break/Fix
2 9 (28.13%) Change Management
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Time Management
3 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Line Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.13%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
1 2 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCDST
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) Apple
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (3.13%) Compaq
4 1 (3.13%) Fujitsu Siemens
4 1 (3.13%) Huawei
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) Siemens