The median contractor rate for a Hardware Engineer was £251 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 592 577
Rank change year-on-year +54 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 49 60 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 28
Median daily rate £251 £121 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +107.21% -41.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £110 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £358 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £115 £223
% change year-on-year +107.54% -48.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £40.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -56.41%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
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 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +27 35 £251 +118.47% 14
London +9 13 £251 +97.05% 2
Wales 0 9 £325 -13.33%
South East +31 8 £463 +302.17% 2
City of London +8 7 £600 +370.58%
South Wales -1 7 £325 -13.33%
Hampshire +9 5 £463 +107.86% 1
East of England -7 5 - - 1
Scotland +44 4 £110 - 1
Newport +4 4 £325 -13.33%
East Midlands -14 4 £121 +5.35%
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
North West - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 - -
Hatfield - 3 - -
Northampton +4 2 £121 +5.35%
Northamptonshire -4 2 £121 +5.35%
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Chester - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +22 1 £340 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +17 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Essex -14 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £110 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (46.46%) HP
2 57 (44.88%) Break/Fix
3 36 (28.35%) Windows
4 24 (18.90%) SLA
5 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
6 16 (12.60%) Banking
7 13 (10.24%) Electronics
7 13 (10.24%) Driving Licence
8 12 (9.45%) EMC
8 12 (9.45%) Time Management
8 12 (9.45%) Pay per click
9 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
9 11 (8.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 11 (8.66%) C
9 11 (8.66%) Change Management
10 10 (7.87%) Firmware
10 10 (7.87%) Dell
10 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
11 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
11 8 (6.30%) SAN
11 8 (6.30%) ITIL
12 7 (5.51%) Active Directory
12 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
12 7 (5.51%) Front Office
12 7 (5.51%) Programme Management
12 7 (5.51%) TPMS
13 6 (4.72%) Degree
13 6 (4.72%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (4.72%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.51%) TPMS
2 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.57%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.79%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) SAN
2 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.94%) LAN
3 5 (3.94%) WAN
3 5 (3.94%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.15%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.15%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (3.15%) Firewall
4 4 (3.15%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.36%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.36%) DNS
5 3 (2.36%) VPN
6 2 (1.57%) 3G
6 2 (1.57%) DHCP
6 2 (1.57%) Internet
6 2 (1.57%) NAS
6 2 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.79%) DMZ
7 1 (0.79%) Extranet
7 1 (0.79%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 16 (12.60%) Banking
2 13 (10.24%) Electronics
3 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.51%) Front Office
5 5 (3.94%) Finance
6 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.57%) Automotive
7 2 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Military
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Driving Licence
2 11 (8.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (3.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.36%) CPLD
5 2 (1.57%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.57%) VHDL
6 1 (0.79%) ASIC
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.79%) EPoS
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) IPTV
6 1 (0.79%) Life Science
6 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.79%) STB
6 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.35%) Windows
2 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
3 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.57%) Android
6 2 (1.57%) Linux
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.88%) Break/Fix
2 12 (9.45%) Pay per click
2 12 (9.45%) Time Management
3 11 (8.66%) Change Management
4 8 (6.30%) ITIL
5 7 (5.51%) Programme Management
6 6 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.72%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (4.72%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (3.94%) Schematic Capture
8 4 (3.15%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (3.15%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.15%) Validation
9 3 (2.36%) FPGA Design
10 2 (1.57%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.57%) Fault Analysis
10 2 (1.57%) Line Management
10 2 (1.57%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.57%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.57%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.66%) C
2 2 (1.57%) C++
2 2 (1.57%) Embedded C
2 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.79%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.72%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.79%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (7.87%) Firmware
2 7 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.15%) NFS
4 2 (1.57%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.79%) PowerCLI
2 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) HP
2 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.45%) EMC
4 10 (7.87%) Dell
5 6 (4.72%) Apple
6 4 (3.15%) Huawei
6 4 (3.15%) IBM
6 4 (3.15%) Remedy
7 3 (2.36%) Cisco
7 3 (2.36%) VMware
8 2 (1.57%) Atmel
8 2 (1.57%) Citrix
8 2 (1.57%) Sophos
8 2 (1.57%) Xerox
8 2 (1.57%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.79%) Altera
9 1 (0.79%) Google
9 1 (0.79%) Intel
9 1 (0.79%) Mentor Graphics
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Posted: 3 days ago
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