The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Field-Programmable Gate Array in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Field-Programmable Gate Array over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 69 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.53% 0.18% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.07% -5.29%  

Field-Programmable Gate Array is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 163 144 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 28.95% 25.99% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 100 90
Median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £184 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.81 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.03% -39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £16.30 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.65 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Field-Programmable Gate Array as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Field-Programmable Gate Array in South Wales

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Field-Programmable Gate Array in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Field-Programmable Gate Array.

1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
1 3 (75.00%) ASIC
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (25.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Altera
2 1 (25.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
2 1 (25.00%) VHDL

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) ASIC
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Altera
1 1 (25.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
1 1 (25.00%) Xilinx