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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Rank 582 578 518
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -60
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 26 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.046% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 23
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£375 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -9.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
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 £40.00 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £47.00 £42.70
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
17545 17089 16456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.35% 31.75% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10925 10497 9726
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
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 646 662 714
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 1 July 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 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 1 July 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 -21 23 £388 -18.42% 42
South East -13 7 £350 - 13
London -4 6 £893 +62.27% 6
Hampshire +4 5 £350 - 5
East of England -1 5 - - 8
Southampton - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
South West -1 2 - - 8
Essex -11 2 - - 1
Stevenage - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 - 3
Gloucestershire -2 1 - - 1
West Midlands -11 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - - 4
Newport - 1 £375 -
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £320 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 23 (44.23%) C
2 21 (40.38%) C++
3 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
4 16 (30.77%) VHDL
5 13 (25.00%) Degree
6 10 (19.23%) Linux
7 9 (17.31%) Python
7 9 (17.31%) Electronics
7 9 (17.31%) Xilinx
7 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (15.38%) Algorithms
9 7 (13.46%) Wireless
9 7 (13.46%) Simulink
9 7 (13.46%) Firmware
9 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
10 6 (11.54%) Software Architecture
10 6 (11.54%) Avionics
10 6 (11.54%) Multithreading
10 6 (11.54%) MATLAB
11 5 (9.62%) Verilog
11 5 (9.62%) UNIX
11 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
11 5 (9.62%) 3D Modelling
11 5 (9.62%) Signal Processing
12 4 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
12 4 (7.69%) Low Latency
12 4 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
12 4 (7.69%) CAD
12 4 (7.69%) Embedded C

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (3.85%) Kinematics
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Simulink
2 2 (3.85%) Doxygen
2 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Wireless
2 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.77%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.92%) DVB
4 1 (1.92%) ADSL
4 1 (1.92%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
1 3 (5.77%) Subversion
1 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.85%) GCC
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (17.31%) Electronics
2 6 (11.54%) Avionics
3 3 (5.77%) Games
3 3 (5.77%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Finance
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Software Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Hardware Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Software Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Programmer
7 3 (5.77%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Systems Programmer
7 3 (5.77%) Electrical Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) FPGA Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Electrical Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) OpenGL
1 3 (5.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (3.85%) OpenCV
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) Qt
3 1 (1.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) VHDL
2 8 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 5 (9.62%) Verilog
3 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) Device Driver
5 3 (5.77%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (5.77%) CAN bus
5 3 (5.77%) ASIC
5 3 (5.77%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (3.85%) Robotics
6 2 (3.85%) Mechatronics
6 2 (3.85%) Physics
7 1 (1.92%) Statistical Arbitrage
7 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.92%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) UNIX
3 2 (3.85%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
2 6 (11.54%) Multithreading
2 6 (11.54%) Software Architecture
3 5 (9.62%) 3D Modelling
3 5 (9.62%) Signal Processing
4 4 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 4 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (7.69%) CAD
5 3 (5.77%) Algorithmic Trading
5 3 (5.77%) Video Processing
6 2 (3.85%) Benchmarking
6 2 (3.85%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (3.85%) SysML
6 2 (3.85%) UML
7 1 (1.92%) OO
7 1 (1.92%) System Testing
7 1 (1.92%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.92%) CAE
7 1 (1.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) C
2 21 (40.38%) C++
3 9 (17.31%) Python
4 6 (11.54%) MATLAB
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.69%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.77%) Java
6 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) Erlang
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) ANSI C
8 1 (1.92%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.92%) C#
8 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Firmware
2 2 (3.85%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Xilinx
2 3 (5.77%) Panasonic
2 3 (5.77%) Motorola
2 3 (5.77%) Nokia
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (1.92%) Cadence
4 1 (1.92%) Atmel
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