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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Rank 576 564 458
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -106
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 33 18 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.033% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.11% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 46
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£350 £384 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% -30.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £357 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £893 £411 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £384 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.09% +39.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £43.50 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.66%

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
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
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 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 2015.

Field-Programmable Gate Array Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 20 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 5 May 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 -12 29 £350 -8.79% 42
South East -20 13 £350 -8.79% 6
Hampshire -10 7 £350 -16.16% 2
London - 6 £893 - 5
Southampton -12 5 £350 -16.16% 1
South West +7 4 - - 5
West Midlands - 4 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £360 - 3
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £360 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Exeter - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Stafford - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £325 -

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 19 (35.85%) C
2 18 (33.96%) C++
3 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
4 12 (22.64%) Electronics
5 11 (20.75%) VHDL
5 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
6 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
7 9 (16.98%) Xilinx
8 8 (15.09%) Degree
9 7 (13.21%) Linux
10 6 (11.32%) Simulink
10 6 (11.32%) Verilog
10 6 (11.32%) Avionics
11 5 (9.43%) Multithreading
11 5 (9.43%) DO-254
11 5 (9.43%) Low Latency
11 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
11 5 (9.43%) Aerospace
11 5 (9.43%) Automotive
11 5 (9.43%) EMC
11 5 (9.43%) Python
11 5 (9.43%) Embedded C
12 4 (7.55%) ASIC
12 4 (7.55%) Firmware
12 4 (7.55%) Wireless
12 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (7.55%) Electronic Trading
13 3 (5.66%) Software Architecture
13 3 (5.66%) 3D Modelling
13 3 (5.66%) JTAG

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (11.32%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Wireless
2 1 (1.89%) LTE
2 1 (1.89%) GSM
2 1 (1.89%) UMTS
2 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) RequisitePro
2 1 (1.89%) Subversion
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (22.64%) Electronics
2 6 (11.32%) Avionics
3 5 (9.43%) Aerospace
3 5 (9.43%) Automotive
4 3 (5.66%) Finance
5 2 (3.77%) Front Office
5 2 (3.77%) Games
5 2 (3.77%) Military
6 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Software Engineer
1 11 (20.75%) Design Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Hardware Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Electronics Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Senior Hardware Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) C++ Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Software Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.66%) FPGA Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Design Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) FPGA Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Flash
1 1 (1.89%) OpenGL
1 1 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) VHDL
2 6 (11.32%) Verilog
3 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) ASIC
5 3 (5.66%) Device Driver
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.66%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.77%) Physics
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.89%) Statistical Arbitrage
7 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.89%) SystemC
7 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.89%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
2 5 (9.43%) Multithreading
2 5 (9.43%) Low Latency
3 4 (7.55%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (5.66%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (5.66%) 3D Modelling
4 3 (5.66%) Software Architecture
5 2 (3.77%) Signal Processing
5 2 (3.77%) Use Case
5 2 (3.77%) V-Model
5 2 (3.77%) Video Processing
5 2 (3.77%) Requirements Management
5 2 (3.77%) Validation
5 2 (3.77%) UML
6 1 (1.89%) OO
6 1 (1.89%) CAD
6 1 (1.89%) CAE
6 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.89%) Project Management
6 1 (1.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) C
2 18 (33.96%) C++
3 5 (9.43%) Python
3 5 (9.43%) Embedded C
4 3 (5.66%) Embedded C++
5 2 (3.77%) Assembly Language
5 2 (3.77%) Perl
5 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.89%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) DO-254
2 3 (5.66%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Xilinx
2 5 (9.43%) EMC
3 3 (5.66%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (3.77%) Altera
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Cadence
5 1 (1.89%) Actel
Oxfordshire
ISL
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 25 minutes ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South UK
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago