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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 617 621 612
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing VHDL 24 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.031% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.099% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £470 £50 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+840.00% -87.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 11
Median hourly rate £44.29 £44.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% +11.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.29 £44.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-1.03% +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
17740 17249 16743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.03% 31.83% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11477 10510 10308
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 715 748
Median hourly rate £21.17 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -14.28%

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 25 May 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 25 May 2016.

VHDL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VHDL
Top 24 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 25 May 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 -7 22 £470 +840.00% 18
South East +1 11 - - 1
Hampshire - 9 - - 1
South West -3 8 £470 - 4
Gloucestershire -4 6 £650 - 3
Cheltenham +11 4 £650 -
East of England +6 2 - - 4
East Midlands +13 1 - -
Bristol +2 1 - -
Essex -4 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -7 1 - -
Scotland -14 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £290 - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (84.31%) C
2 25 (49.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 22 (43.14%) Telecoms
4 21 (41.18%) Embedded Software Development
5 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
5 20 (39.22%) C++
6 19 (37.25%) Linux
7 18 (35.29%) Wireless
7 18 (35.29%) Embedded C
7 18 (35.29%) LTE
8 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) Altera
9 10 (19.61%) 3G
9 10 (19.61%) Java
10 9 (17.65%) Python
10 9 (17.65%) Firmware
10 9 (17.65%) 3GPP
10 9 (17.65%) PPP
11 8 (15.69%) Verilog
11 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
12 7 (13.73%) OpenCL
12 7 (13.73%) Finance
13 6 (11.76%) Xilinx
13 6 (11.76%) Schematic Capture
14 5 (9.80%) Algorithms
14 5 (9.80%) Electronics
14 5 (9.80%) Perl
15 4 (7.84%) MATLAB
15 4 (7.84%) Degree
15 4 (7.84%) Signal Processing

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 2 (3.92%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Doxygen
1 2 (3.92%) Simulink
2 1 (1.96%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 18 (35.29%) LTE
1 18 (35.29%) Wireless
2 10 (19.61%) 3G
3 9 (17.65%) 3GPP
3 9 (17.65%) PPP
4 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.88%) Network Security
5 2 (3.92%) SpaceWire
6 1 (1.96%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.96%) Big Data
1 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.96%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.96%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (5.88%) Subversion
2 2 (3.92%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.92%) GCC
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 22 (43.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Electronics
4 2 (3.92%) Avionics
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) VHDL Engineer
2 19 (37.25%) Software Engineer
3 18 (35.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 18 (35.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (25.49%) FPGA Engineer
5 9 (17.65%) Developer
6 8 (15.69%) Design Engineer
7 6 (11.76%) C++ Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Senior FPGA Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Hardware Design Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) FPGA Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Digital Design Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) FPGA Design Engineer
11 1 (1.96%) DSP Engineer
11 1 (1.96%) Firmware Developer
11 1 (1.96%) PCB Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) OpenCL
2 2 (3.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (3.92%) OpenCV
2 2 (3.92%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.96%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) Kafka
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (49.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (15.69%) Verilog
3 5 (9.80%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.92%) Mechatronics
5 2 (3.92%) Physics
5 2 (3.92%) Robotics
6 1 (1.96%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Embedded Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
3 6 (11.76%) Schematic Capture
4 4 (7.84%) Signal Processing
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) Validation
6 2 (3.92%) Benchmarking
6 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.92%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (3.92%) Machine Learning
6 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
6 2 (3.92%) Regression Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) SysML
6 2 (3.92%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.92%) UML
7 1 (1.96%) Analytics
7 1 (1.96%) OOP
7 1 (1.96%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (84.31%) C
2 20 (39.22%) C++
3 18 (35.29%) Embedded C
4 10 (19.61%) Java
5 9 (17.65%) Python
6 5 (9.80%) Perl
7 4 (7.84%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.92%) ANSI C
8 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.92%) Tcl
9 1 (1.96%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
9 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) HNC
5 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) DO-254
2 1 (1.96%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.96%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) Firmware
2 2 (3.92%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Altera
2 6 (11.76%) Xilinx
3 2 (3.92%) EMC
3 2 (3.92%) Freescale
3 2 (3.92%) Intel
3 2 (3.92%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Synplicity
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