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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 579 571 525
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -46
Contract jobs citing VHDL 16 7 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.013% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.050% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.50 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £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 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 -17 15 £350 -26.31% 19
West Midlands - 6 - - 1
South West -29 5 - - 4
South East +1 3 £350 - 4
Hampshire - 3 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 5
Herefordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 3
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Derby - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - - 2

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (40.00%) C
3 11 (36.67%) Electronics
4 7 (23.33%) Verilog
4 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
5 6 (20.00%) C++
5 6 (20.00%) Validation
5 6 (20.00%) SONET
5 6 (20.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 5 (16.67%) Firmware
7 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
7 4 (13.33%) ASIC
7 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) DO-254
8 3 (10.00%) Altera
8 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) Xilinx
8 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
8 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
8 3 (10.00%) Linux
8 3 (10.00%) Python
8 3 (10.00%) LTE
8 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (6.67%) GSM
9 2 (6.67%) MPEG
9 2 (6.67%) Perl
9 2 (6.67%) 3G
9 2 (6.67%) PMP

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
2 6 (20.00%) SONET
2 6 (20.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 3 (10.00%) LTE
4 2 (6.67%) GSM
4 2 (6.67%) 3G
5 1 (3.33%) 4G
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
5 1 (3.33%) 2G
5 1 (3.33%) DVB
5 1 (3.33%) UTRAN
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) UMTS
5 1 (3.33%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (36.67%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Avionics
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) ASIC Design Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) FPGA Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (76.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (23.33%) Verilog
3 5 (16.67%) Firmware
4 4 (13.33%) ASIC
5 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
6 2 (6.67%) MPEG
7 1 (3.33%) SystemC
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (3.33%) STB
7 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Validation
2 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) IC Design
5 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.33%) CAE
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C
2 6 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
4 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 3 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) 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 4 (13.33%) DO-254
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Altera
1 3 (10.00%) Xilinx
2 2 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (3.33%) Intel
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