The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Altera products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Altera over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Altera Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Altera
Rank 585 532 573
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +41
Contract jobs citing Altera 2 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.025% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.053% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £270
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +0.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +0.62%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

Altera
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Altera within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Altera Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Altera
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Altera within the UK.

Altera Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Altera
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Altera within the UK.

Altera Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Altera
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Altera within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 2 - - 15
Guildford - - - - 6
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 6
South East - - - - 13

Altera
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Altera 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 Altera.

1 12 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) C
3 5 (41.67%) Firmware
3 5 (41.67%) VHDL
4 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) Image Processing
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Electronics
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) VC++
4 3 (25.00%) RUP
4 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Actel
5 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 2 (16.67%) ASIC
5 2 (16.67%) Verilog
5 2 (16.67%) Xilinx
6 1 (8.33%) Synplicity
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management

Altera
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Altera 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 Altera. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (41.67%) Firmware
2 5 (41.67%) VHDL
3 3 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (16.67%) ASIC
4 2 (16.67%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 3 (25.00%) Image Processing
1 3 (25.00%) UML
1 3 (25.00%) OO
1 3 (25.00%) RUP
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C++
1 6 (50.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) VC++
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) DO-254
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Actel
2 2 (16.67%) Xilinx
3 1 (8.33%) Synplicity
3 1 (8.33%) Mentor Graphics
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago