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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 581 587 518
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -69
Contract jobs citing VHDL 12 12 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.021% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.071% 0.069% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£50 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-85.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.40 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £41.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -

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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 2015.

VHDL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VHDL
Top 30 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 17 April 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 -6 9 £50 -85.71% 28
South West +8 5 - - 5
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 5
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
London - 2 £50 - 3
Scotland - 2 - - 2
East Midlands +4 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - - 8
Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South East - - - - 4
Fareham - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 4
Guildford - - - - 1
Horsham - - - -
Kendal - - - -
Livingston - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 3
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (56.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (39.13%) Xilinx
2 9 (39.13%) C
2 9 (39.13%) Verilog
3 7 (30.43%) Electronics
3 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (26.09%) Avionics
4 6 (26.09%) DO-254
4 6 (26.09%) ASIC
5 5 (21.74%) Assembly Language
5 5 (21.74%) Firmware
6 4 (17.39%) Wireless
6 4 (17.39%) C++
7 3 (13.04%) Perl
7 3 (13.04%) Python
8 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (8.70%) Synopsys
8 2 (8.70%) Freescale
8 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (8.70%) Digital Signal Processing
8 2 (8.70%) Signal Processing
8 2 (8.70%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
8 2 (8.70%) Intel
8 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (4.35%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 1 (4.35%) JNI
9 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (4.35%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) GSM
3 1 (4.35%) UMTS
3 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (30.43%) Electronics
2 6 (26.09%) Avionics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Hardware Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Hardware Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Digital Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Hardware Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (39.13%) Verilog
3 6 (26.09%) ASIC
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.35%) SystemC
5 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Digital Signal Processing
1 2 (8.70%) Signal Processing
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) Low Latency
2 1 (4.35%) CAE
2 1 (4.35%) IC Design
2 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C
2 5 (21.74%) Assembly Language
3 4 (17.39%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 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 6 (26.09%) DO-254
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Xilinx
2 2 (8.70%) Synopsys
2 2 (8.70%) Freescale
2 2 (8.70%) Intel
3 1 (4.35%) Cadence
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