The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
England / South West
Rank 135 128 139
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing VHDL 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.22% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £281 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.68% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £46.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +2.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £39.35 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.43% -12.55%  

VHDL 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 639 817 728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.60% 28.24% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 524 429
Median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 45
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

VHDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VHDL in the South West

VHDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VHDL in the South West

VHDL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VHDL in the South West

VHDL
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 VHDL within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +1 3 - -
Devon - 2 £281 -
VHDL
England

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VHDL 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 VHDL.

1 7 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (85.71%) Altera
3 5 (71.43%) Xilinx
3 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) FPGA Design
4 4 (57.14%) Firmware
4 4 (57.14%) Verilog
5 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
5 3 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (42.86%) Subversion
5 3 (42.86%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (42.86%) IPv4
5 3 (42.86%) UML
5 3 (42.86%) Tcl
5 3 (42.86%) HTTP
5 3 (42.86%) C
5 3 (42.86%) C++
5 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
6 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
7 1 (14.29%) RS-232
7 1 (14.29%) RS-485
7 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux

VHDL
Top Related 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 (71.43%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) HTTP
2 3 (42.86%) IPv4
2 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (14.29%) RS-232
3 1 (14.29%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) MATLAB Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (57.14%) Verilog
3 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) FPGA Design
2 3 (42.86%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Tcl
2 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Altera
2 5 (71.43%) Xilinx
3 3 (42.86%) Mentor Graphics