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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 596 557 544
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Contract jobs citing VHDL 16 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.035% 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.089% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£350 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 16
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £38.50 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £43.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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
17936 16328 16555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.70% 31.63% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11242 10219 9694
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 660 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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
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 23 October 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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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 -29 15 £350 - 40
South West - 9 £351 - 11
Gloucestershire - 5 £351 - 2
South East -29 3 £350 - 10
East of England -26 2 £288 - 12
Cambridge -1 1 £288 - 8
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £288 - 8
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 9
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
London - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Truro - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 27 (81.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (45.45%) C
3 9 (27.27%) C++
3 9 (27.27%) Xilinx
4 8 (24.24%) Ethernet
4 8 (24.24%) Electronics
5 7 (21.21%) Verilog
5 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
5 7 (21.21%) DO-254
6 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 6 (18.18%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 6 (18.18%) Validation
6 6 (18.18%) Firmware
6 6 (18.18%) SONET
6 6 (18.18%) ASIC
7 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.12%) Degree
8 4 (12.12%) Avionics
8 4 (12.12%) LTE
8 4 (12.12%) Embedded C
9 3 (9.09%) Linux
9 3 (9.09%) Python
9 3 (9.09%) 3G
9 3 (9.09%) MATLAB
9 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
9 3 (9.09%) Mentor Graphics
9 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.06%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (6.06%) 2G
10 2 (6.06%) Simulink

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (6.06%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Ethernet
2 6 (18.18%) SONET
2 6 (18.18%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 4 (12.12%) LTE
4 3 (9.09%) 3G
5 2 (6.06%) UTRAN
5 2 (6.06%) GSM
5 2 (6.06%) 2G
6 1 (3.03%) 4G
6 1 (3.03%) UMTS
6 1 (3.03%) WCDMA
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) DVB
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (24.24%) Electronics
2 4 (12.12%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) FPGA Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Design Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) FPGA Designer
5 2 (6.06%) ASIC Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Designer
6 1 (3.03%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Digital Design Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 27 (81.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (21.21%) Verilog
3 6 (18.18%) ASIC
4 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
5 2 (6.06%) MPEG
6 1 (3.03%) DTV
6 1 (3.03%) SystemC
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.03%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Validation
1 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) Requirements Management
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) IC Design
4 1 (3.03%) CAD
4 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C
2 9 (27.27%) C++
3 4 (12.12%) Embedded C
4 3 (9.09%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 2 (6.06%) Assembly Language
5 2 (6.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) PMP
4 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) DO-254
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Xilinx
2 3 (9.09%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (3.03%) Altera
3 1 (3.03%) Synopsys
3 1 (3.03%) Intel
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