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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Rank 606 571 559
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -12
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 25 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.074% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 4
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£350 £550 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +23.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £375 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £893 £606 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £36.00 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £43.00 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%

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
18977 18018 17291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11929 10808 10452
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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 -45 24 £335 -39.09% 53
South East -27 7 £333 -5.00% 12
East of England +9 6 £225 - 17
South West -3 6 - - 16
Hampshire -7 4 £333 -5.00% 5
London -13 4 £893 +55.21% 4
Wiltshire - 3 - - 9
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
Devon -3 2 - - 3
Swindon - 2 - - 5
West Sussex - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £350 - 1
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
Exeter +8 1 - -
Cambridge -5 1 - - 12
Cambridgeshire -9 1 - - 12
East Anglia - 1 £225 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Midlands - 1 £320 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
Paignton - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £375 -
Cornwall - 1 - -

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 24 (42.86%) C++
2 23 (41.07%) C
3 17 (30.36%) VHDL
4 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 15 (26.79%) Linux
6 14 (25.00%) Degree
7 13 (23.21%) Electronics
8 12 (21.43%) Firmware
8 12 (21.43%) Xilinx
9 11 (19.64%) Python
10 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.07%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (14.29%) Wireless
12 7 (12.50%) MATLAB
12 7 (12.50%) UNIX
12 7 (12.50%) Algorithms
12 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
12 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 6 (10.71%) Avionics
13 6 (10.71%) Software Architecture
13 6 (10.71%) Simulink
14 5 (8.93%) Verilog
14 5 (8.93%) Device Driver
14 5 (8.93%) EMC
14 5 (8.93%) Embedded Software Development
14 5 (8.93%) Low Latency
14 5 (8.93%) Electronic Trading
14 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
14 5 (8.93%) Algorithmic Trading
15 4 (7.14%) Signal Processing

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.57%) Kinematics
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Simulink
2 2 (3.57%) Doxygen
2 2 (3.57%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Wireless
2 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.36%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.79%) ADSL
4 1 (1.79%) VDSL
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) DVB
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.36%) Subversion
2 3 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.57%) GCC
3 2 (3.57%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.79%) Hudson
General
1 13 (23.21%) Electronics
2 6 (10.71%) Avionics
3 3 (5.36%) Games
3 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.57%) Automotive
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Software Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Design Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) C++ Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Firmware Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Software Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) FPGA Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Systems Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Electrical Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Electrical Design Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) OpenGL
2 2 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (3.57%) OpenCV
3 1 (1.79%) Middleware
3 1 (1.79%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) VHDL
2 9 (16.07%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.93%) Verilog
4 5 (8.93%) Device Driver
5 3 (5.36%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (5.36%) ASIC
5 3 (5.36%) Physics
6 2 (3.57%) Robotics
6 2 (3.57%) Mechatronics
6 2 (3.57%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (1.79%) CPLD
7 1 (1.79%) DTV
7 1 (1.79%) MPEG
7 1 (1.79%) SystemC
7 1 (1.79%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) UNIX
3 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 6 (10.71%) Software Architecture
4 5 (8.93%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (8.93%) Low Latency
4 5 (8.93%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (8.93%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (7.14%) 3D Modelling
5 4 (7.14%) Signal Processing
6 3 (5.36%) Validation
6 3 (5.36%) CAD
6 3 (5.36%) UML
7 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
7 2 (3.57%) CAE
7 2 (3.57%) Scrum
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.57%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.57%) SysML
7 2 (3.57%) Benchmarking
7 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) C++
2 23 (41.07%) C
3 11 (19.64%) Python
4 7 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 4 (7.14%) Assembly Language
5 4 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.14%) C#
5 4 (7.14%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) Perl
6 3 (5.36%) VB
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby
6 3 (5.36%) Erlang
7 2 (3.57%) Tcl
7 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.57%) ANSI C
8 1 (1.79%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) HNC
4 1 (1.79%) HND
4 1 (1.79%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) DO-254
2 1 (1.79%) JTAG
2 1 (1.79%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) Firmware
2 2 (3.57%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Xilinx
2 5 (8.93%) EMC
3 3 (5.36%) Motorola
3 3 (5.36%) Nokia
3 3 (5.36%) Panasonic
3 3 (5.36%) Altera
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Atmel
5 1 (1.79%) Cadence
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