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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 593 575 547
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -28
Contract jobs citing VHDL 20 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.10% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£50 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-87.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Average hourly rate £44.75 £39.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £38.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.40 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 £38.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+16.23% -9.41%

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
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 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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
Top 16 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 19 £50 -87.50% 34
South West - 7 - - 4
Gloucestershire - 7 - - 1
East of England +5 6 - - 5
London -9 4 £50 - 8
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Essex - 2 - - 1
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - - 4
South East -18 1 - - 10
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Cambridge - 1 - - 4
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Colchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 2

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (50.00%) C
3 14 (46.67%) C++
4 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (26.67%) Xilinx
5 8 (26.67%) Firmware
5 8 (26.67%) Verilog
6 7 (23.33%) MATLAB
6 7 (23.33%) Python
6 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) Wireless
7 6 (20.00%) Electronics
7 6 (20.00%) Algorithms
8 5 (16.67%) DO-254
8 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (16.67%) Signal Processing
8 5 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Assembly Language
8 5 (16.67%) Avionics
9 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Perl
9 4 (13.33%) ASIC
10 3 (10.00%) Digital Signal Processing
10 3 (10.00%) CAD
10 3 (10.00%) Aerospace
10 3 (10.00%) Motorola

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
1 2 (6.67%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Wireless
2 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.00%) Bluetooth
4 2 (6.67%) LTE
5 1 (3.33%) DVB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
1 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (6.67%) GCC
General
1 6 (20.00%) Electronics
2 5 (16.67%) Avionics
3 3 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Design Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) C++ Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 3 (10.00%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Programmer
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Designer
5 2 (6.67%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) OpenGL
1 2 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (6.67%) OpenCV
2 1 (3.33%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (26.67%) Verilog
3 6 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 5 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (13.33%) ASIC
6 2 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) Robotics
6 2 (6.67%) Mechatronics
6 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.33%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) UNIX
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Signal Processing
2 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) CAD
3 3 (10.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) UML
4 2 (6.67%) Benchmarking
4 2 (6.67%) SysML
4 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.33%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) Video Processing
5 1 (3.33%) CAE
5 1 (3.33%) IC Design
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C
2 14 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) Python
3 7 (23.33%) MATLAB
4 6 (20.00%) Java
5 5 (16.67%) Assembly Language
6 4 (13.33%) Perl
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby
7 3 (10.00%) Erlang
8 2 (6.67%) ANSI C
8 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 2 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) DO-254
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Firmware
2 2 (6.67%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Xilinx
2 3 (10.00%) Panasonic
2 3 (10.00%) Motorola
2 3 (10.00%) Nokia
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Intel
3 2 (6.67%) Freescale
4 1 (3.33%) Synopsys
4 1 (3.33%) Cadence
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockton-on-Tees
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + home working
Posted: 26 days ago