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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 572 564 519
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -45
Contract jobs citing VHDL 14 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.023% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.075% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£351 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.52% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 19
Average hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £38.75 £36.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £44.48 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
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 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -28 11 £319 -24.94% 41
South West - 8 £351 - 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £351 - 1
East of England -15 2 £288 -32.35% 9
Scotland - 2 £400 -
South East -20 1 - - 21
Cambridgeshire - 1 £288 - 6
Cambridge - 1 £288 - 6
Cheltenham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Derby - - - - 2
Fareham - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 5
Linlithgow - - - -
London - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Lymington - - - - 1
Malvern - - - - 2
Norwich - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Truro - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 2

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (82.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 13 (46.43%) C
3 10 (35.71%) Xilinx
4 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Electronics
5 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) Verilog
6 7 (25.00%) Avionics
6 7 (25.00%) DO-254
7 6 (21.43%) C++
8 5 (17.86%) Ethernet
9 4 (14.29%) Linux
9 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
9 4 (14.29%) Firmware
9 4 (14.29%) ASIC
9 4 (14.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 3 (10.71%) Assembly Language
10 3 (10.71%) SONET
10 3 (10.71%) Validation
10 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 2 (7.14%) Python
11 2 (7.14%) MPEG
11 2 (7.14%) PMP
11 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
11 2 (7.14%) 3G
11 2 (7.14%) Wireless
11 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
11 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 2 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (7.14%) Degree

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Ethernet
2 4 (14.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 3 (10.71%) SONET
4 2 (7.14%) 3G
4 2 (7.14%) LTE
4 2 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) 2G
5 1 (3.57%) 4G
5 1 (3.57%) UTRAN
5 1 (3.57%) DVB
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) GSM
5 1 (3.57%) UMTS
General
1 8 (28.57%) Electronics
2 7 (25.00%) Avionics
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) FPGA Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Hardware Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Design Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) ASIC Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) C Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Hardware Verification Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (82.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (25.00%) Verilog
3 4 (14.29%) ASIC
4 2 (7.14%) MPEG
4 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) DTV
5 1 (3.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Validation
1 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
2 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.57%) Memory Management
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (3.57%) Low Latency
3 1 (3.57%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C
2 6 (21.43%) C++
3 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 3 (10.71%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Xilinx
2 1 (3.57%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (3.57%) Altera
2 1 (3.57%) Synopsys
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