Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 812 795
Rank change year-on-year -40 -17 0
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 44 53 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.054% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 18
UK median daily rate £375 £410 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% -13.23% -14.09%
10th Percentile £294 £339 £263
90th Percentile £626 £755 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -11.59% +9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 40
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £38.30 £34.70 £35.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.06 £44.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -5.88%

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 33,641 31,852 34,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.54% 32.72% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,524 20,759 22,150
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year +1.46% +3.75% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1,119 1,392
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.11 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.54% - +14.29%

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 17 January 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
Top 9 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 17 January 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 -7 43 £375 -8.54% 126
UK excluding London +22 37 £363 -11.59% 122
East of England -9 16 £375 +15.38% 33
South East -15 15 £323 -7.86% 37
London -24 7 £550 +5.77% 13
North of England +48 3 £318 - 11
North West +18 3 £318 - 8
South West -9 2 - - 22
Scotland - 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Field-Programmable Gate Array.

1 19 (43.18%) Electronics
1 19 (43.18%) VHDL
2 17 (38.64%) C
3 12 (27.27%) Verilog
4 11 (25.00%) C++
5 10 (22.73%) Firmware
6 9 (20.45%) Xilinx
6 9 (20.45%) Altera
7 8 (18.18%) FPGA Design
7 8 (18.18%) Degree
7 8 (18.18%) Linux
7 8 (18.18%) Embedded C
7 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
8 7 (15.91%) Finance
8 7 (15.91%) Wireless
8 7 (15.91%) Python
9 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.36%) High-Frequency Trading
10 5 (11.36%) Schematic Capture
10 5 (11.36%) Device Driver
10 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
11 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 4 (9.09%) ASIC
11 4 (9.09%) Intel
11 4 (9.09%) Validation
11 4 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (9.09%) CPLD
11 4 (9.09%) QA
11 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting

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 2 (4.55%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Wireless
2 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 19 (43.18%) Electronics
2 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 7 (15.91%) Finance
4 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.55%) Aerospace
5 2 (4.55%) Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Automotive
6 1 (2.27%) Law
6 1 (2.27%) Military
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Hardware Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) FPGA Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Design Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) FPGA Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Hardware Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) FPGA Design Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Digital Hardware Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.55%) Software Design Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Embedded C Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) HTML5
1 1 (2.27%) POSIX
1 1 (2.27%) Qt
1 1 (2.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) VHDL
2 12 (27.27%) Verilog
3 5 (11.36%) Device Driver
4 4 (9.09%) ASIC
4 4 (9.09%) CPLD
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.27%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.27%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) FPGA Design
2 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
2 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
3 5 (11.36%) High-Frequency Trading
3 5 (11.36%) Schematic Capture
4 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 4 (9.09%) Validation
5 3 (6.82%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.55%) Functional Programming
6 2 (4.55%) Machine Learning
6 2 (4.55%) Task Automation
7 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.27%) Digital Signal Processing
7 1 (2.27%) High Availability
7 1 (2.27%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.27%) SDLC
7 1 (2.27%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) C
2 11 (25.00%) C++
3 8 (18.18%) Embedded C
4 7 (15.91%) Python
5 3 (6.82%) Java
6 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
6 2 (4.55%) F#
6 2 (4.55%) Haskell
6 2 (4.55%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.55%) OCaml
7 1 (2.27%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) Perl
7 1 (2.27%) SQL
7 1 (2.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) DO-254
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Altera
1 9 (20.45%) Xilinx
2 4 (9.09%) Intel
3 3 (6.82%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (2.27%) Atmel
4 1 (2.27%) EMC
4 1 (2.27%) Green Hills