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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 623 620 606
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing VHDL 35 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.020% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.062% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £375 £50 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+650.00% -85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £44.75 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +20.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £38.75 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £50.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £44.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-5.02% +20.13%

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
18209 17679 17519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.66% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10703 10683
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 696 759
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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
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 30 April 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 34 £388 +675.00% 18
South East - 19 - - 4
Hampshire - 17 - - 2
South West +15 10 £388 - 4
Gloucestershire +8 8 £400 - 3
Cheltenham - 5 £650 - 1
East of England - 3 - - 4
East Midlands +7 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Bristol -1 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £290 - 1
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Wales - 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Tewkesbury - 1 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 44 (84.62%) C
2 25 (48.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 22 (42.31%) Telecoms
4 21 (40.38%) Embedded Software Development
5 20 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 20 (38.46%) C++
6 18 (34.62%) Embedded C
6 18 (34.62%) Linux
6 18 (34.62%) Wireless
6 18 (34.62%) LTE
7 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (21.15%) Firmware
9 10 (19.23%) 3G
9 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
10 9 (17.31%) Altera
10 9 (17.31%) Java
10 9 (17.31%) Python
10 9 (17.31%) 3GPP
10 9 (17.31%) PPP
11 8 (15.38%) Verilog
12 7 (13.46%) Finance
12 7 (13.46%) Schematic Capture
13 6 (11.54%) OpenCL
13 6 (11.54%) Electronics
14 5 (9.62%) Validation
14 5 (9.62%) Degree
14 5 (9.62%) Perl
14 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
15 4 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
15 4 (7.69%) Signal Processing

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (3.85%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Doxygen
1 2 (3.85%) Simulink
2 1 (1.92%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 18 (34.62%) LTE
1 18 (34.62%) Wireless
2 10 (19.23%) 3G
3 9 (17.31%) 3GPP
3 9 (17.31%) PPP
4 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.77%) Network Security
5 2 (3.85%) SpaceWire
6 1 (1.92%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.92%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.92%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.85%) GCC
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 22 (42.31%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 6 (11.54%) Electronics
4 2 (3.85%) Avionics
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) VHDL Engineer
2 19 (36.54%) Software Engineer
3 18 (34.62%) Embedded Engineer
3 18 (34.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) FPGA Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) Design Engineer
6 8 (15.38%) Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Firmware Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Senior FPGA Engineer
8 5 (9.62%) C++ Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Hardware Design Engineer
8 5 (9.62%) Hardware Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) FPGA Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Digital Design Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) FPGA Design Engineer
12 1 (1.92%) Data Scientist
12 1 (1.92%) Digital Hardware Engineer
12 1 (1.92%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) OpenCL
2 2 (3.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (3.85%) OpenCV
2 2 (3.85%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.92%) J2EE
3 1 (1.92%) Kafka
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (15.38%) Verilog
3 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.77%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.85%) Mechatronics
5 2 (3.85%) Physics
5 2 (3.85%) Robotics
6 1 (1.92%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Embedded Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 7 (13.46%) Schematic Capture
4 5 (9.62%) Validation
5 4 (7.69%) Signal Processing
6 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.85%) Benchmarking
7 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.85%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (3.85%) Machine Learning
7 2 (3.85%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.85%) Regression Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Stress Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) SysML
7 2 (3.85%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.85%) UML
8 1 (1.92%) Matrix Management
8 1 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (84.62%) C
2 20 (38.46%) C++
3 18 (34.62%) Embedded C
4 9 (17.31%) Java
4 9 (17.31%) Python
5 5 (9.62%) Perl
6 4 (7.69%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.85%) ANSI C
7 2 (3.85%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) Tcl
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) HNC
5 2 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) DO-254
2 2 (3.85%) IEC 61508
2 2 (3.85%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) Firmware
2 2 (3.85%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Altera
2 4 (7.69%) Xilinx
3 3 (5.77%) EMC
4 2 (3.85%) Freescale
4 2 (3.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Lattice Semiconductor
5 1 (1.92%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Synopsys
5 1 (1.92%) Synplicity
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago