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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Rank 565 553 510
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -43
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 41 26 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.049% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.19% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 18
Average daily rate
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£550 £444 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% +16.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £336 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £630 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.40 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 2014.

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 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 29 August 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
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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 -2 39 £550 +23.94% 33
London +25 20 £575 -4.16% 4
City of London +27 10 £600 -11.11% 2
West Midlands - 7 £400 - 2
South West - 5 - - 5
South East -15 4 £350 - 6
East of England -27 3 - - 7
Hampshire - 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - - 2
Cambridge -10 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Kent - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 5
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 2
Derby - - - - 3
Edinburgh - - - -
Enfield - - - -

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (38.60%) C++
1 22 (38.60%) VHDL
2 19 (33.33%) Electronics
3 16 (28.07%) C
3 16 (28.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (21.05%) Front Office
4 12 (21.05%) Low Latency
5 9 (15.79%) EMC
5 9 (15.79%) Degree
6 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.28%) Ethernet
7 7 (12.28%) Linux
7 7 (12.28%) Validation
7 7 (12.28%) Multithreading
7 7 (12.28%) Verilog
8 6 (10.53%) TDD
8 6 (10.53%) Retail
8 6 (10.53%) Mentor Graphics
8 6 (10.53%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
8 6 (10.53%) DO-254
8 6 (10.53%) MATLAB
8 6 (10.53%) SONET
8 6 (10.53%) SQL
8 6 (10.53%) Java
8 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.53%) Embedded C
9 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
9 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
9 5 (8.77%) Simulink

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (8.77%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.28%) Ethernet
3 6 (10.53%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 6 (10.53%) SONET
4 2 (3.51%) 3G
4 2 (3.51%) GSM
4 2 (3.51%) Multicast
5 1 (1.75%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.75%) UMTS
5 1 (1.75%) DVB
5 1 (1.75%) Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) GPON
5 1 (1.75%) 4G
5 1 (1.75%) LTE
5 1 (1.75%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
2 5 (8.77%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (8.77%) Maven
3 2 (3.51%) Subversion
3 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.75%) RequisitePro
General
1 19 (33.33%) Electronics
2 12 (21.05%) Front Office
3 6 (10.53%) Retail
4 5 (8.77%) Finance
4 5 (8.77%) Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Military
5 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Marketing
6 2 (3.51%) Avionics
7 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.75%) Automotive
7 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) FPGA Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) C++ Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Access Developer
7 2 (3.51%) FPGA Designer
7 2 (3.51%) FPGA Design Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Design Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Designer
7 2 (3.51%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Architect
8 1 (1.75%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Hardware Design Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Analogue Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) VHDL
2 16 (28.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (12.28%) Verilog
4 4 (7.02%) Firmware
5 3 (5.26%) ASIC
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.51%) Equities
6 2 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.51%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.51%) MPEG
7 1 (1.75%) DTV
7 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.75%) STB
7 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.51%) SUSE
2 2 (3.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Low Latency
2 7 (12.28%) Validation
2 7 (12.28%) Multithreading
3 6 (10.53%) TDD
3 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.77%) BDD
5 3 (5.26%) Requirements Management
6 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.51%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (3.51%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Six Sigma
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL
6 2 (3.51%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.75%) UML
7 1 (1.75%) CAE
7 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.75%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.75%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) C++
2 16 (28.07%) C
3 6 (10.53%) MATLAB
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) Embedded C
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.02%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) Perl
7 2 (3.51%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.75%) Tcl
8 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) PMP
4 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) DO-254
2 4 (7.02%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) EMC
2 6 (10.53%) Mentor Graphics
3 5 (8.77%) Xilinx
4 4 (7.02%) Altera
5 2 (3.51%) Actel
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) Intel
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) Sybase
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 22 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago