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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 137 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VHDL 8 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% - 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% - 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£351 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £41.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 - £39.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
VHDL
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
833 504 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.71% 23.45% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 302 390
Average daily rate £375 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 56
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -50.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.75 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £31.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

VHDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VHDL across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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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 - 5 £351 - 2
Bristol - - - - 9
Cornwall - - - -
VHDL
England

VHDL
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VHDL 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 VHDL.

1 11 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (45.45%) Xilinx
2 5 (45.45%) C
3 4 (36.36%) Electronics
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Avionics
3 4 (36.36%) DO-254
4 2 (18.18%) Verilog
4 2 (18.18%) PMP
4 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Firmware
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) ASIC
5 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) Altera
5 1 (9.09%) 4G
5 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
5 1 (9.09%) Degree

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VHDL 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 VHDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) 3G
1 1 (9.09%) 4G
General
1 4 (36.36%) Electronics
1 4 (36.36%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Design Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) FPGA Designer
2 1 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Designer
2 1 (9.09%) IP Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Hardware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (18.18%) Verilog
3 1 (9.09%) ASIC
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
2 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) PMP
2 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Xilinx
2 1 (9.09%) Altera