The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Field-Programmable Gate Array in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Rank 564 561 492
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -69
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 30 16 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.031% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.097% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 30
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£400 - £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £520
10% offered a daily rate of more than £893 - £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.30 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.45 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16859 16469 15032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.46% 31.49% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10390 10222 8827
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 651 649
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Daily Rate Trend

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Field-Programmable Gate Array Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Field-Programmable Gate Array Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 25 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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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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
England -3 25 £425 - 45
South East -7 7 £350 - 17
London +10 6 £893 - 9
Hampshire +4 4 £325 - 4
South West 0 4 - - 5
East of England +2 3 - - 8
West Midlands -4 3 - - 1
Essex -1 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -7 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Southampton - 2 £350 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -6 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (40.00%) C
2 17 (34.00%) C++
3 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
4 13 (26.00%) VHDL
5 11 (22.00%) Degree
6 10 (20.00%) Xilinx
6 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (18.00%) Electronics
7 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (16.00%) Firmware
9 7 (14.00%) Python
10 6 (12.00%) Verilog
10 6 (12.00%) Wireless
10 6 (12.00%) Linux
10 6 (12.00%) Simulink
10 6 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (12.00%) Algorithms
11 4 (8.00%) Aerospace
11 4 (8.00%) MATLAB
11 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
11 4 (8.00%) Low Latency
11 4 (8.00%) Avionics
11 4 (8.00%) Software Architecture
11 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
11 4 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
12 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
12 3 (6.00%) Algorithmic Trading
12 3 (6.00%) Video Processing
12 3 (6.00%) 3D Modelling
12 3 (6.00%) DO-254

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (12.00%) Simulink
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Wireless
2 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.00%) RequisitePro
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (18.00%) Electronics
2 4 (8.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (8.00%) Avionics
3 3 (6.00%) Automotive
4 2 (4.00%) Games
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Software Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Software Architect
6 4 (8.00%) FPGA Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Electronics Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Designer
8 2 (4.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (2.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) VHDL
2 6 (12.00%) Verilog
2 6 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (12.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) CAN bus
3 3 (6.00%) ASIC
3 3 (6.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.00%) Physics
5 1 (2.00%) Statistical Arbitrage
5 1 (2.00%) SystemC
5 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.00%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (8.00%) Low Latency
2 4 (8.00%) Software Architecture
2 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (6.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 3 (6.00%) Video Processing
3 3 (6.00%) 3D Modelling
3 3 (6.00%) Signal Processing
3 3 (6.00%) CAD
4 2 (4.00%) Validation
4 2 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (4.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (2.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.00%) Use Case
5 1 (2.00%) System Testing
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.00%) V-Model
5 1 (2.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) C
2 17 (34.00%) C++
3 7 (14.00%) Python
4 4 (8.00%) MATLAB
4 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (6.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (4.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.00%) Erlang
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Tcl
7 1 (2.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Degree
2 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) DO-254
2 1 (2.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Xilinx
2 3 (6.00%) EMC
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Motorola
3 2 (4.00%) Nokia
3 2 (4.00%) Panasonic
4 1 (2.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (2.00%) Altera
4 1 (2.00%) Actel
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Cadence
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