Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Hardware Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 350 352
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 24 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 18
South East median daily rate £130 £128 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -51.43% +94.44%
10th Percentile £115 £126 £117
90th Percentile £419 £137 £327
England median daily rate £120 £128 £194
% change year-on-year -5.88% -34.19% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 15
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.86% -53.07% +99.35%
10th Percentile £14.33 £13.75 £15.46
90th Percentile £44.75 £41.13 £39.59
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15922 15769 18594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.99% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9446 9385 10896
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.35
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire +4 7 £388 +203.92%
Surrey -14 7 - - 1
Kent -9 5 £123 -
Thames Valley -16 4 £140 -
Buckinghamshire -23 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £140 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Hardware Engineer
England

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

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 South East region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
4 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) C
4 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.67%) Apple
4 4 (16.67%) Firmware
4 4 (16.67%) Electronics
5 3 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) Schematic Capture
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (8.33%) Mechatronics
6 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.33%) FPGA Design
6 2 (8.33%) Break/Fix
6 2 (8.33%) Bluetooth
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) EPoS

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) GNU Octave
2 1 (4.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) VPN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) Bluetooth
4 1 (4.17%) DMZ
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.17%) Extranet
4 1 (4.17%) Intranet
4 1 (4.17%) RS-232
General
1 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
2 4 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Military
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) EPoS
2 2 (8.33%) VHDL
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Schematic Capture
2 2 (8.33%) Break/Fix
2 2 (8.33%) FPGA Design
2 2 (8.33%) Mechatronics
2 2 (8.33%) Process Management
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (4.17%) CAD
3 1 (4.17%) Change Control
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Line Management
3 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
3 1 (4.17%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C
2 3 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Def Stans
1 1 (4.17%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (4.17%) PowerCLI
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) EMC
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Intel
3 1 (4.17%) Keysight
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Xilinx