The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Altera products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Altera over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Altera Corporation.

Altera
England / South West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 138 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Altera 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.034% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.084% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 -
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £46.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.35 -
% change year-on-year -1.91% -  

Altera is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1077 1194 1221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.34% 40.70% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 758 693
Median daily rate £375 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 67 96
Median hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.79% +15.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.08 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.24 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Altera
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Altera as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Altera in the South West

Altera
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Altera in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Altera in the South West

Altera
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Altera in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Altera in the South West

Altera
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Altera within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +8 3 - -
Devon - 1 £313 -
Altera
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Altera 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 West region with a requirement for Altera.

1 6 (100.00%) VHDL
1 6 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (66.67%) Verilog
3 4 (66.67%) Xilinx
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) FPGA Design
4 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (50.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (50.00%) HTTP
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) Tcl
4 3 (50.00%) Firmware
4 3 (50.00%) IPv4
4 3 (50.00%) UML
5 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
5 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
6 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (16.67%) RS-232
6 1 (16.67%) RS-485
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Altera
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (50.00%) IPv4
2 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) RS-232
3 1 (16.67%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 6 (100.00%) VHDL
2 4 (66.67%) Verilog
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) FPGA Design
1 3 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Tcl
2 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Xilinx
2 3 (50.00%) Mentor Graphics