The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had FPGA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer
Rank 635 634 613
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.004% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £44.29 £40.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.34% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.29 £40.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

FPGA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured FPGA Engineer in the job title.

FPGA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

FPGA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

FPGA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 4 - - 5
East of England +16 3 - - 1
Wales +18 2 - -
Newport +17 2 - -
South Wales +15 2 - -
Essex +6 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, FPGA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring FPGA Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 14 (70.00%) VHDL
3 12 (60.00%) C
4 11 (55.00%) Altera
5 10 (50.00%) Verilog
6 8 (40.00%) C++
6 8 (40.00%) Xilinx
7 6 (30.00%) Python
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) Firmware
9 4 (20.00%) Electronics
9 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
11 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (10.00%) Schematic Capture
11 2 (10.00%) Time Management
11 2 (10.00%) ASIC Verification
11 2 (10.00%) Validation
11 2 (10.00%) Tcl
11 2 (10.00%) ASIC
11 2 (10.00%) Perl
12 1 (5.00%) Java
12 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
12 1 (5.00%) EMC
12 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
12 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
12 1 (5.00%) Simulink
12 1 (5.00%) 3G

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) OrCAD
1 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) 3G
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 14 (70.00%) VHDL
3 10 (50.00%) Verilog
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) ASIC
4 2 (10.00%) ASIC Verification
5 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.00%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Schematic Capture
1 2 (10.00%) Time Management
1 2 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (5.00%) Regression Analysis
2 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C
2 8 (40.00%) C++
3 6 (30.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Tcl
5 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Altera
2 8 (40.00%) Xilinx
3 3 (15.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (5.00%) Synplicity
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