Period
to 21 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Field-Programmable Gate Array in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Field-Programmable Gate Array over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 776 829
Rank change year-on-year -17 +53 -2
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 98 82 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.085% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 26
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -
10th Percentile £363 £300 £299
90th Percentile £579 £488 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 23
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £40.80 £31.25 £30.85
90th Percentile £50.85 £56.13 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%

Field-Programmable Gate Array is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,374 32,809 37,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.96% 34.19% 34.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,998 21,317 24,548
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,119 1,115 1,231
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.52% +20.00%

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Field-Programmable Gate Array as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Field-Programmable Gate Array in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array.

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Field-Programmable Gate Array in the UK

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 89 £425 -5.56% 99
UK excluding London +13 79 £425 +30.77% 99
South West +17 27 £425 +31.17% 15
South East -13 18 £425 +6.25% 30
London -59 18 £550 +22.22% 11
Midlands +2 12 £375 - 11
West Midlands - 12 £375 - 5
East of England 0 8 £375 -6.25% 24
Northern Ireland +20 5 - - 1
North West -10 5 £295 - 2
North of England -14 5 £295 - 8
Scotland - 4 - - 8

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Field-Programmable Gate Array.

1 44 (44.90%) C
2 36 (36.73%) C++
3 35 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 27 (27.55%) Python
5 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
5 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
6 23 (23.47%) VHDL
7 20 (20.41%) Degree
7 20 (20.41%) Electronics
7 20 (20.41%) Linux
8 19 (19.39%) Firmware
9 18 (18.37%) Xilinx
10 14 (14.29%) Altera
10 14 (14.29%) Signal Processing
10 14 (14.29%) FPGA Design
11 12 (12.24%) Configuration Management
11 12 (12.24%) 5G
11 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (12.24%) Algorithms
12 11 (11.22%) MATLAB
12 11 (11.22%) UML
13 10 (10.20%) C#
13 10 (10.20%) Embedded C++
13 10 (10.20%) Assembly Language
13 10 (10.20%) ASIC
14 9 (9.18%) CPLD
14 9 (9.18%) Manufacturing
14 9 (9.18%) STL
14 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.18%) DO-254

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Doxygen
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.04%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.04%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (2.04%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) 5G
2 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.16%) Ethernet
3 8 (8.16%) LTE
3 8 (8.16%) Wireless
4 6 (6.12%) 3GPP
4 6 (6.12%) Network Security
5 5 (5.10%) UMTS
5 5 (5.10%) WiMAX
6 4 (4.08%) Bluetooth
6 4 (4.08%) GSM
6 4 (4.08%) NFC
6 4 (4.08%) RS-232
6 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.04%) 4G
7 2 (2.04%) RS-485
8 1 (1.02%) Internet
8 1 (1.02%) NAS
8 1 (1.02%) Skype
8 1 (1.02%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.12%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.12%) LabVIEW
2 6 (6.12%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.10%) Mercurial
3 5 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 20 (20.41%) Electronics
2 9 (9.18%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.14%) Aerospace
5 6 (6.12%) Automotive
5 6 (6.12%) Banking
6 5 (5.10%) Investment Banking
7 4 (4.08%) Finance
7 4 (4.08%) Games
8 3 (3.06%) Law
8 3 (3.06%) Military
9 1 (1.02%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Software Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) FPGA Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Design Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Developer
4 11 (11.22%) Embedded Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) FPGA Developer
9 6 (6.12%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Firmware Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Digital Design Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) FPGA Design Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Kernel Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Wireless Engineer
12 3 (3.06%) Optical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) STL
2 6 (6.12%) MFC
3 5 (5.10%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (5.10%) Flash
3 5 (5.10%) Pthreads
4 2 (2.04%) Qt
4 2 (2.04%) Yocto
5 1 (1.02%) .NET
5 1 (1.02%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.02%) POSIX
5 1 (1.02%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) VHDL
2 12 (12.24%) Algorithms
3 10 (10.20%) ASIC
4 9 (9.18%) CPLD
5 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.14%) Verilog
7 6 (6.12%) CUDA
8 5 (5.10%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (5.10%) Equities
8 5 (5.10%) Fintech
8 5 (5.10%) Hedge funds
9 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
9 4 (4.08%) Device Driver
10 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
10 2 (2.04%) Grid Computing
10 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (2.04%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.41%) Linux
2 8 (8.16%) Unix
3 5 (5.10%) VxWorks
4 4 (4.08%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (3.06%) Windows
6 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 14 (14.29%) FPGA Design
2 14 (14.29%) Signal Processing
3 12 (12.24%) Configuration Management
3 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (11.22%) UML
5 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.16%) Change Management
5 8 (8.16%) Information Security
5 8 (8.16%) OO
5 8 (8.16%) Schematic Capture
6 7 (7.14%) Digital Signal Processing
6 7 (7.14%) High-Frequency Trading
7 6 (6.12%) Low Latency
7 6 (6.12%) Memory Management
7 6 (6.12%) OOD
8 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.10%) High Availability
8 5 (5.10%) Requirements Management
8 5 (5.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.90%) C
2 36 (36.73%) C++
3 27 (27.55%) Python
4 11 (11.22%) MATLAB
5 10 (10.20%) Assembly Language
5 10 (10.20%) C#
5 10 (10.20%) Embedded C++
6 7 (7.14%) Perl
7 6 (6.12%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.06%) Java
8 3 (3.06%) SQL
9 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) Ada
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
1 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.41%) Degree
3 5 (5.10%) PhD
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) DO-254
2 5 (5.10%) MiFID
3 2 (2.04%) ISO 13485
4 1 (1.02%) DO-160
System Software
1 19 (19.39%) Firmware
2 2 (2.04%) GPFS
2 2 (2.04%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) SELinux
2 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.04%) Puppet
2 2 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Xilinx
2 14 (14.29%) Altera
3 6 (6.12%) EMC
3 6 (6.12%) Mentor Graphics
4 5 (5.10%) Ciena
5 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.04%) SevOne
6 2 (2.04%) Splunk
7 1 (1.02%) Actel
7 1 (1.02%) Intel