The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 590 568 523
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -45
Contract jobs citing VHDL 17 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.027% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.087% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-87.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
Average hourly rate £44.75 £40.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £33.50 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 £39.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.01% -5.42%

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

VHDL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VHDL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 22 May 2015.

VHDL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VHDL
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 14 £50 -87.50% 38
South West +14 5 - - 9
East of England +7 4 - - 11
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 6
Essex +4 2 - - 6
London -7 2 £50 - 3
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Hertfordshire 0 1 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - - 3
East Midlands -11 1 - - 3
South East -18 1 - - 9
Devon - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Exeter - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Cheltenham - 1 - - 3
Colchester - 1 - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VHDL also 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 that cited VHDL.

1 12 (52.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (39.13%) Xilinx
3 8 (34.78%) Verilog
4 7 (30.43%) C
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) Firmware
5 6 (26.09%) Electronics
6 5 (21.74%) C++
6 5 (21.74%) DO-254
7 4 (17.39%) Avionics
7 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
7 4 (17.39%) ASIC
7 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
8 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) Digital Signal Processing
8 3 (13.04%) Signal Processing
9 2 (8.70%) LTE
9 2 (8.70%) Degree
9 2 (8.70%) Freescale
9 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
9 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
9 2 (8.70%) Intel
9 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
9 2 (8.70%) Perl
9 2 (8.70%) MS Project
9 2 (8.70%) Python
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VHDL also 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 that cited VHDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) LTE
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) DVB
General
1 6 (26.09%) Electronics
2 4 (17.39%) Avionics
3 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Hardware Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Design Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Designer
5 2 (8.70%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Hardware Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (34.78%) Verilog
3 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
3 4 (17.39%) ASIC
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.35%) SystemC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
1 3 (13.04%) Digital Signal Processing
1 3 (13.04%) Signal Processing
2 1 (4.35%) CAE
2 1 (4.35%) IC Design
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C
2 5 (21.74%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
4 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
4 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 2 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) DO-254
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Xilinx
2 2 (8.70%) Freescale
2 2 (8.70%) Intel
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Cadence
3 1 (4.35%) Synopsys
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