The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
England / South West
Rank 131 135 142
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing VHDL 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.33% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £250 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £344
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £45.25 £42.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -5.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.42%

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
697 907 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.91% 31.38% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 613 480
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 67 54
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.12 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

VHDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VHDL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

VHDL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VHDL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VHDL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VHDL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VHDL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VHDL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Gloucestershire +3 2 - - 1
Devon - 1 £250 -
VHDL
England

VHDL
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VHDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VHDL.

1 3 (100.00%) Firmware
1 3 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (100.00%) FPGA Design
2 2 (66.67%) Altera
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Xilinx
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) Verilog
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Design Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Altera
1 2 (66.67%) Xilinx