The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 577 563 510
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -53
Contract jobs citing VHDL 17 7 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.014% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.052% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 24
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.25 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -18 16 £400 -15.78% 11
West Midlands - 6 - -
Staffordshire - 6 - -
South East -7 4 £400 - 5
South West -22 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £400 -
Hampshire -9 2 - -
East of England -20 2 - - 3
London +18 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
Norwich - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Ross-on-Wye - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Malvern - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Derby - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
High Wycombe - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 23 (76.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (33.33%) Verilog
2 10 (33.33%) C
2 10 (33.33%) Electronics
3 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
4 7 (23.33%) Firmware
5 6 (20.00%) SONET
5 6 (20.00%) Validation
5 6 (20.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 6 (20.00%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) DO-254
7 4 (13.33%) ASIC
7 4 (13.33%) C++
8 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
8 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Xilinx
8 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) Altera
8 3 (10.00%) LTE
8 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (6.67%) Stress Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
9 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
9 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
9 2 (6.67%) IC Design
9 2 (6.67%) Simulink

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
2 6 (20.00%) SONET
2 6 (20.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 3 (10.00%) LTE
4 2 (6.67%) 3G
4 2 (6.67%) GSM
5 1 (3.33%) UMTS
5 1 (3.33%) WCDMA
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) UTRAN
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
5 1 (3.33%) 2G
5 1 (3.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) FPGA Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) ASIC Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 23 (76.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (33.33%) Verilog
3 7 (23.33%) Firmware
4 4 (13.33%) ASIC
5 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (3.33%) SystemC
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Validation
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
3 2 (6.67%) Stress Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (6.67%) IC Design
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Code Coverage
4 1 (3.33%) CAE
4 1 (3.33%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C
2 4 (13.33%) C++
3 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (6.67%) Perl
4 2 (6.67%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (6.67%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) PMP
3 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) DO-254
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Xilinx
1 3 (10.00%) Altera
2 2 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (3.33%) Intel
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