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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 630 617 597
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing VHDL 16 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.038% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.089% 0.12% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £464 £50 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+827.50% -87.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +11.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.43 £46.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-5.02% +14.01%

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
17912 17629 17157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.26% 31.98% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11597 10995 10513
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 656 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 28 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

VHDL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VHDL
Top 19 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 28 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 -8 13 £464 +827.50% 22
South West 0 4 £470 - 2
London -6 4 £464 +827.50% 4
East of England +9 3 - - 3
Gloucestershire -8 3 £650 - 2
Essex +3 2 - - 2
South East -6 2 - - 6
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Newport - 2 - -
Cheltenham +1 1 £650 -
Edinburgh -11 1 - - 1
Scotland -17 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £290 -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 43 (78.18%) C
2 24 (43.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 23 (41.82%) Telecoms
3 23 (41.82%) C++
4 21 (38.18%) Linux
4 21 (38.18%) Embedded Software Development
5 20 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 19 (34.55%) LTE
7 18 (32.73%) Wireless
7 18 (32.73%) Embedded C
8 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
9 13 (23.64%) Java
10 11 (20.00%) 3G
10 11 (20.00%) Altera
11 10 (18.18%) OpenCL
12 9 (16.36%) PPP
12 9 (16.36%) 3GPP
12 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
13 8 (14.55%) Firmware
14 7 (12.73%) Python
14 7 (12.73%) Xilinx
14 7 (12.73%) Finance
14 7 (12.73%) Verilog
15 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
16 5 (9.09%) Algorithms
16 5 (9.09%) Schematic Capture
17 4 (7.27%) Electronics
17 4 (7.27%) Perl
18 3 (5.45%) J2EE

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.82%) Confluence
1 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.82%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Simulink
2 1 (1.82%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.82%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (34.55%) LTE
2 18 (32.73%) Wireless
3 11 (20.00%) 3G
4 9 (16.36%) 3GPP
4 9 (16.36%) PPP
5 3 (5.45%) Ethernet
5 3 (5.45%) Network Security
6 1 (1.82%) 2G
6 1 (1.82%) CDMA
6 1 (1.82%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (1.82%) SpaceWire
6 1 (1.82%) UTRAN
6 1 (1.82%) WCDMA
6 1 (1.82%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.82%) Big Data
1 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.82%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.82%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (3.64%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.82%) GCC
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 23 (41.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Avionics
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) VHDL Engineer
2 20 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 19 (34.55%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (34.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (25.45%) FPGA Engineer
5 13 (23.64%) Developer
6 10 (18.18%) C++ Developer
7 7 (12.73%) Design Engineer
8 6 (10.91%) Senior FPGA Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Hardware Design Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Hardware Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Firmware Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) FPGA Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Digital Design Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) Electronics Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) FPGA Design Engineer
12 1 (1.82%) Data Scientist
12 1 (1.82%) Digital Hardware Engineer
12 1 (1.82%) DSP Engineer
12 1 (1.82%) Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) OpenCL
2 3 (5.45%) J2EE
2 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.82%) Kafka
3 1 (1.82%) OpenCV
3 1 (1.82%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.82%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (43.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (12.73%) Verilog
3 5 (9.09%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.64%) Physics
6 1 (1.82%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.82%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Embedded Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.09%) Schematic Capture
5 3 (5.45%) Signal Processing
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.64%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.64%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.64%) Regression Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.64%) Time Management
7 1 (1.82%) Benchmarking
7 1 (1.82%) OO
7 1 (1.82%) OOP
7 1 (1.82%) Service Management
7 1 (1.82%) SysML
7 1 (1.82%) UML
7 1 (1.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (78.18%) C
2 23 (41.82%) C++
3 18 (32.73%) Embedded C
4 13 (23.64%) Java
5 7 (12.73%) Python
6 4 (7.27%) Perl
7 3 (5.45%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.64%) Tcl
9 1 (1.82%) ANSI C
9 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.82%) Ruby
9 1 (1.82%) Scala
9 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) DO-254
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Firmware
2 1 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.82%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Altera
2 7 (12.73%) Xilinx
3 3 (5.45%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 2 (3.64%) Freescale
4 2 (3.64%) Intel
5 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.82%) EMC
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Synplicity
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