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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 603 585 567
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing VHDL 20 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.016% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.050% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +11.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +9.20%

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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 12 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 13 February 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 +17 20 £400 - 30
South East +16 8 - - 11
Hampshire - 7 - - 2
London - 6 - - 3
Gloucestershire +2 3 £400 - 1
South West -4 3 £400 - 3
East of England - 3 - - 6
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 £400 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 39 (79.59%) C
2 32 (65.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 25 (51.02%) C++
4 21 (42.86%) Linux
5 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
6 17 (34.69%) Firmware
7 12 (24.49%) Telecoms
7 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
8 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
9 10 (20.41%) Verilog
10 9 (18.37%) Altera
10 9 (18.37%) Electronics
10 9 (18.37%) Validation
11 8 (16.33%) Wireless
11 8 (16.33%) Embedded C
11 8 (16.33%) LTE
12 7 (14.29%) DO-254
12 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 7 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (14.29%) Python
12 7 (14.29%) Java
13 6 (12.24%) Xilinx
13 6 (12.24%) Finance
13 6 (12.24%) OpenCL
13 6 (12.24%) JTAG
14 5 (10.20%) IEC 61508
14 5 (10.20%) Stress Analysis
14 5 (10.20%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
14 5 (10.20%) Schematic Capture

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 1 (2.04%) Kinematics
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Simulink
2 1 (2.04%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) LTE
1 8 (16.33%) Wireless
2 4 (8.16%) 3G
2 4 (8.16%) 3GPP
3 3 (6.12%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.12%) PPP
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
4 2 (4.08%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (2.04%) 2G
5 1 (2.04%) GSM
5 1 (2.04%) HSPA
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) SDH
5 1 (2.04%) SONET
5 1 (2.04%) SpaceWire
5 1 (2.04%) UMTS
5 1 (2.04%) UTRAN
5 1 (2.04%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.04%) GCC
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 12 (24.49%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.37%) Electronics
3 6 (12.24%) Finance
4 3 (6.12%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Avionics
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Design Engineer
1 11 (22.45%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Firmware Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Software Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) FPGA Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) VHDL Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) C++ Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Senior FPGA Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Electronics Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) FPGA Developer
7 3 (6.12%) FPGA Design Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Design Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Firmware Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior Hardware Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) OpenCL
2 1 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.04%) OpenCV
2 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (65.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (20.41%) Verilog
3 4 (8.16%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.08%) Physics
6 1 (2.04%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Mechatronics
6 1 (2.04%) Robotics
6 1 (2.04%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
2 9 (18.37%) Validation
3 7 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.20%) Schematic Capture
4 5 (10.20%) Stress Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (6.12%) Information Assurance
6 3 (6.12%) Signal Processing
7 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.08%) Digital Signal Processing
8 1 (2.04%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (2.04%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.04%) Machine Learning
8 1 (2.04%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.04%) SDLC
8 1 (2.04%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 39 (79.59%) C
2 25 (51.02%) C++
3 8 (16.33%) Embedded C
4 7 (14.29%) Java
4 7 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) Assembly Language
6 2 (4.08%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.08%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.04%) ANSI C
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) HNC
4 5 (10.20%) HND
5 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) DO-254
2 6 (12.24%) JTAG
3 5 (10.20%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Cygwin
2 1 (2.04%) KVM
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Xen
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Altera
2 6 (12.24%) Xilinx
3 5 (10.20%) EMC
4 2 (4.08%) MathWorks
5 1 (2.04%) Synopsys
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
South East
ISL
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + home working
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago