The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Field-Programmable Gate Array in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Field-Programmable Gate Array over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 137 141
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.50% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £387 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.01% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +20.56% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £39.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 - £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 703 795 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.26% 26.68% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 534 521
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £598 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 56
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -25.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Field-Programmable Gate Array in the South West

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Field-Programmable Gate Array in the South West

Field-Programmable Gate Array
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 Field-Programmable Gate Array in the South West.

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array
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 Field-Programmable Gate Array within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 - 7 £324 - 1
Wiltshire +2 1 £450 +26.76%
Bristol -3 1 - -
Field-Programmable Gate Array
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for Field-Programmable Gate Array.

1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) UML
3 8 (57.14%) C++
4 6 (42.86%) C
4 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (35.71%) Altera
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
5 5 (35.71%) VHDL
6 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Embedded C
6 4 (28.57%) Embedded C++
6 4 (28.57%) OO
6 4 (28.57%) OOD
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (28.57%) Yocto
7 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) Open Source
7 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 3 (21.43%) Xilinx
7 3 (21.43%) Mentor Graphics
7 3 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (21.43%) iSCSI

Field-Programmable Gate Array
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 (35.71%) Ethernet
2 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 3 (21.43%) IPv4
2 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) RS-232
3 1 (7.14%) RS-485
3 1 (7.14%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (21.43%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Kernel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Kernel Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Yocto
2 3 (21.43%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) VHDL
2 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
3 3 (21.43%) Verilog
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (7.14%) ASIC
5 1 (7.14%) CESG
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) UML
2 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (28.57%) OO
3 4 (28.57%) OOD
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) FPGA Design
5 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 2 (14.29%) Physics
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 2 (14.29%) SysML
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) C
3 4 (28.57%) Embedded C
3 4 (28.57%) Embedded C++
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) Tcl
5 2 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Altera
2 3 (21.43%) Mentor Graphics
2 3 (21.43%) Xilinx
3 1 (7.14%) IBM