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 27 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.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 137 136
Contract jobs citing VHDL 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.50% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £470 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £470 -
% change year-on-year -9.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £42.50 £44.75
% change year-on-year -6.47% -5.02%  

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 728 795 756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.66% 26.67% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 534 523
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.21% -24.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VHDL in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (100.00%) Altera
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (60.00%) UML
3 3 (60.00%) Xilinx
3 3 (60.00%) Mentor Graphics
3 3 (60.00%) Verilog
3 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) IPv4
3 3 (60.00%) Tcl
4 2 (40.00%) Firmware
4 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) FPGA Design
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) RS-232
5 1 (20.00%) RS-485
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Electronics

VHDL
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 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) IPv4
2 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) RS-232
3 1 (20.00%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (60.00%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Tcl
2 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Altera
2 3 (60.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 3 (60.00%) Xilinx