The first table below looks at the demand for the FPGA Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FPGA Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FPGA Design Engineer
Rank 586 539 584
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +45
Contract jobs requiring an FPGA Design Engineer 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.011% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £310
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

FPGA Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FPGA Design Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

FPGA Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FPGA Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FPGA Design Engineer within the UK.

FPGA Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FPGA Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FPGA Design Engineer within the UK.

FPGA Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FPGA Design Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -13 1 - - 1
England -91 1 - - 2
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

FPGA Design Engineer
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited FPGA Design Engineer in their job title 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 with FPGA Design Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (80.00%) VHDL
3 3 (60.00%) Verilog
4 2 (40.00%) SDH
4 2 (40.00%) Firmware
4 2 (40.00%) SONET
4 2 (40.00%) ASIC
4 2 (40.00%) Altera
4 2 (40.00%) Electronics
4 2 (40.00%) DO-254
4 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (20.00%) Xilinx
5 1 (20.00%) Synplicity
5 1 (20.00%) Actel
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) IC Design

FPGA Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited FPGA Design Engineer in their job title 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 with FPGA Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SDH
1 2 (40.00%) SONET
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (80.00%) VHDL
3 3 (60.00%) Verilog
4 2 (40.00%) Firmware
4 2 (40.00%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) IC Design
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) DO-254
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Altera
2 1 (20.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (20.00%) Synplicity
2 1 (20.00%) Actel