The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Altera
UK
Rank 583 635 -
Rank change year-on-year +52 -  
Contract jobs citing Altera 13 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.013% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% 0.030% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 -
% change year-on-year -10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 £46.20 -
% change year-on-year -5.84% -  

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Altera
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Altera
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Altera in the UK

Altera
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Altera over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Altera in the UK

Altera
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Altera in the UK

Altera
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Altera over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Altera in the UK

Altera
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Altera within the UK 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
England +41 13 £475 - 8
London +29 6 £475 -
South West +2 5 £281 -
City of London - 4 £475 -
Gloucestershire +9 3 - -
Tewkesbury - 3 - -
Devon - 2 £281 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 £425 -
Barnstaple - 1 £250 -
Exeter - 1 £313 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -

Altera
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 with a requirement for Altera.

1 16 (94.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (58.82%) Verilog
3 9 (52.94%) VHDL
4 7 (41.18%) Xilinx
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) FPGA Design
5 5 (29.41%) Low Latency
5 5 (29.41%) C
5 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
6 4 (23.53%) Firmware
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Subversion
7 3 (17.65%) Tcl
7 3 (17.65%) IPv4
7 3 (17.65%) HTTP
7 3 (17.65%) UML
7 3 (17.65%) C++
7 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
7 3 (17.65%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (17.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (17.65%) Mentor Graphics
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) High-Frequency Trading
8 2 (11.76%) Perl
8 2 (11.76%) C#
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) Embedded C

Altera
Top Related IT Skills 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 (29.41%) Ethernet
2 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 3 (17.65%) IPv4
2 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) RS-232
4 1 (5.88%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (17.65%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (94.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (58.82%) Verilog
3 9 (52.94%) VHDL
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) FPGA Design
1 5 (29.41%) Low Latency
2 3 (17.65%) UML
3 2 (11.76%) High-Frequency Trading
4 1 (5.88%) Image Processing
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) Proprietary Trading
4 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Investing
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C
2 3 (17.65%) C++
2 3 (17.65%) Tcl
3 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
3 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Xilinx
2 3 (17.65%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (5.88%) Lattice Semiconductor
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