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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Rank 563 532 482
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -50
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 20 21 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.044% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.14% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate
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£349 £413 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £413 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.24% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 32
Average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.20 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Field-Programmable Gate Array Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 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 30 January 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 -20 19 £349 -15.45% 70
East of England 0 6 £400 -5.88% 13
South West - 6 £440 - 9
Essex +10 5 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 6
London -3 3 £315 - 4
South East -13 3 £348 -14.46% 34
Oxfordshire - 2 £348 - 6
Uxbridge - 2 £315 -
West Midlands +2 1 - - 4
Cambridge -5 1 - - 9
Cambridgeshire -13 1 - - 9
Stafford - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £348 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 6
Wiltshire - 1 £440 -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 4
North West - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Paignton - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Lymington - - - - 2

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (42.37%) C++
2 19 (32.20%) VHDL
3 17 (28.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (27.12%) Electronics
5 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
6 13 (22.03%) Xilinx
6 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
6 13 (22.03%) Low Latency
6 13 (22.03%) C
7 12 (20.34%) Front Office
8 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (16.95%) Multithreading
9 10 (16.95%) Avionics
10 9 (15.25%) DO-254
11 8 (13.56%) Finance
11 8 (13.56%) Linux
12 7 (11.86%) Firmware
12 7 (11.86%) Embedded C
12 7 (11.86%) Mentor Graphics
13 6 (10.17%) Degree
13 6 (10.17%) Banking
13 6 (10.17%) Aerospace
13 6 (10.17%) Automotive
13 6 (10.17%) EMC
14 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
14 5 (8.47%) SQL
14 5 (8.47%) Java
14 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
14 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (8.47%) TDD

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (1.69%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.39%) GSM
2 2 (3.39%) 3G
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) DVB
3 1 (1.69%) UMTS
3 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
3 1 (1.69%) 4G
3 1 (1.69%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.69%) LTE
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.08%) Maven
3 2 (3.39%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.39%) RequisitePro
General
1 16 (27.12%) Electronics
2 12 (20.34%) Front Office
3 10 (16.95%) Avionics
4 8 (13.56%) Finance
5 6 (10.17%) Banking
5 6 (10.17%) Aerospace
5 6 (10.17%) Automotive
6 4 (6.78%) Retail
7 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.39%) Military
8 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) Hardware Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Design Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Electronics Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) C++ Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Access Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) FPGA Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Hardware Design Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) FPGA Design Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Verification Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Design Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 1 (1.69%) Lead Developer
10 1 (1.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) VHDL
2 17 (28.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.47%) Verilog
5 3 (5.08%) ASIC
6 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.39%) Device Driver
6 2 (3.39%) MPEG
7 1 (1.69%) DTV
7 1 (1.69%) STB
7 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.69%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Low Latency
2 10 (16.95%) Multithreading
3 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
3 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
3 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.47%) TDD
4 4 (6.78%) BDD
5 3 (5.08%) CAD
6 2 (3.39%) V-Model
6 2 (3.39%) Requirements Management
6 2 (3.39%) Use Case
6 2 (3.39%) Validation
6 2 (3.39%) UML
7 1 (1.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.69%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (1.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) C++
2 13 (22.03%) C
3 7 (11.86%) Embedded C
4 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) Java
5 4 (6.78%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.08%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.69%) VC++
8 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) DO-254
2 3 (5.08%) JTAG
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Xilinx
2 7 (11.86%) Mentor Graphics
3 6 (10.17%) EMC
4 3 (5.08%) Altera
5 2 (3.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Siemens
6 1 (1.69%) Sybase
6 1 (1.69%) Sony
6 1 (1.69%) NorthgateArinso
6 1 (1.69%) Synopsys
6 1 (1.69%) Actel
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