The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Field-Programmable Gate Array in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Field-Programmable Gate Array over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Rank 137 141 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.19% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +11.25%
Field-Programmable Gate Array
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
953 831 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.69% 26.01% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 504 372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £226 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 53 43
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.55 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Field-Programmable Gate Array Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array across the South West region.

Field-Programmable Gate Array Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array across the South West region.

Field-Programmable Gate Array Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +6 4 £400 - 2
Devon - 2 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Field-Programmable Gate Array
England

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Field-Programmable Gate Array also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Field-Programmable Gate Array.

1 13 (76.47%) Firmware
2 10 (58.82%) C
3 8 (47.06%) VHDL
4 7 (41.18%) Xilinx
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) Altera
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Physics
7 4 (23.53%) VB
7 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 4 (23.53%) RS-232
8 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
8 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
8 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
8 3 (17.65%) Verilog
8 3 (17.65%) Electronics
9 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (11.76%) Validation
9 2 (11.76%) Wireless
9 2 (11.76%) Network Security
9 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
9 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Field-Programmable Gate Array also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Field-Programmable Gate Array. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) RS-232
2 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
General
1 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Avionics
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Firmware Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) FPGA Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) RF Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) VHDL
2 4 (23.53%) Physics
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (17.65%) Verilog
4 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) VB
4 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) DO-254
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Xilinx
2 6 (35.29%) Altera