The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 622 616 616
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing VHDL 8 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.051% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.049% 0.15% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £500 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £500 £351
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 9
Median hourly rate £36.50 £39.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% -11.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £39.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year
-7.59% -11.23%

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
16229 18489 17890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.35% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10517 11632 11352
Median daily rate £433 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 795 747
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

VHDL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VHDL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

VHDL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VHDL
Daily Rate Trend

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

VHDL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VHDL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

VHDL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VHDL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VHDL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VHDL
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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 +5 7 £325 -35.00% 17
South East +27 4 £525 - 5
East of England +3 2 £325 -35.00% 6
St Albans - 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 -
Hampshire +22 1 £525 - 3
Surrey +20 1 - - 1
South West +5 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 - - 1
Wales -4 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VHDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VHDL.

1 16 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (50.00%) C++
3 13 (43.33%) C
3 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) Xilinx
5 8 (26.67%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Firmware
5 8 (26.67%) FPGA Design
6 7 (23.33%) Electronics
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) 3G
8 5 (16.67%) UTRAN
8 5 (16.67%) 2G
8 5 (16.67%) LTE
8 5 (16.67%) Altera
8 5 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) OpenCL
9 4 (13.33%) DO-254
9 4 (13.33%) Algorithms
9 4 (13.33%) VLSI
9 4 (13.33%) Anite
9 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (13.33%) J2EE
9 4 (13.33%) Web Services
10 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
10 3 (10.00%) Telecoms

VHDL
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) 2G
1 5 (16.67%) 3G
1 5 (16.67%) LTE
1 5 (16.67%) UTRAN
2 2 (6.67%) CDMA
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.67%) WCDMA
2 2 (6.67%) WiMAX
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) PVCS
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Electronics
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.67%) Avionics
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Design Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Hardware Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) VHDL Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Hardware Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) DSP Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) DSP Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) OpenCL
2 4 (13.33%) J2EE
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 4 (13.33%) VLSI
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.33%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.33%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) FPGA Design
2 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
4 2 (6.67%) Schematic Capture
4 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (3.33%) Logistics
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Parallel Programming
5 1 (3.33%) PDM
5 1 (3.33%) Time Management
5 1 (3.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C++
2 13 (43.33%) C
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) DO-254
2 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Xilinx
2 5 (16.67%) Altera
3 4 (13.33%) Anite
4 3 (10.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
5 2 (6.67%) Actel
5 2 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (3.33%) SAP