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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer
UK
Rank 589 616 592
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -24
Contract jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.019% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £700 - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £288
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -6.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -6.74%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 7 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +12 2 £700 - 4
London -9 1 £700 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (77.78%) Xilinx
2 7 (77.78%) FPGA Design
3 6 (66.67%) VHDL
4 5 (55.56%) Firmware
4 5 (55.56%) Altera
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) DO-254
6 2 (22.22%) Prototyping
6 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (22.22%) Lattice Semiconductor
6 2 (22.22%) Actel
6 2 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (22.22%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) Verilog
6 2 (22.22%) C
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) PVCS
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) UML
7 1 (11.11%) Python
7 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
7 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
7 1 (11.11%) EMC

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) PVCS
3 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Avionics
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (66.67%) VHDL
3 2 (22.22%) Verilog
4 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
4 1 (11.11%) ASIC
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) FPGA Design
2 2 (22.22%) Prototyping
2 2 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Image Processing
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Proprietary Trading
3 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Investing
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) DO-254
2 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Xilinx
2 5 (55.56%) Altera
3 2 (22.22%) Actel
3 2 (22.22%) Lattice Semiconductor
3 2 (22.22%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
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