Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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.

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 815 838
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 -46
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 39 63 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.061% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 22
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -19.08% -21.36%
10th Percentile £293 £325 £263
90th Percentile £644 £750 £672
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £37.90 £34.18 £34.53
90th Percentile £47.05 £53.13 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -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 34817 33708 37102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.72% 32.83% 32.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23174 22048 23612
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 991 1184 1455
UK median hourly rate £21.20 £20.84 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +6.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +8.57%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -12 38 £375 +7.14% 23
UK excluding London -9 29 £375 +7.14% 25
East of England -11 15 £375 +15.38% 10
South East -16 10 £300 -13.04% 2
London -27 10 £475 -8.65% 2
South West -11 2 - - 3
North of England +43 1 £318 - 4
North West +15 1 £318 - 2
Scotland - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, 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 16 (41.03%) VHDL
2 14 (35.90%) Verilog
2 14 (35.90%) C
3 11 (28.21%) C++
3 11 (28.21%) Linux
3 11 (28.21%) Electronics
3 11 (28.21%) FPGA Design
4 10 (25.64%) Python
5 9 (23.08%) Firmware
5 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 9 (23.08%) Xilinx
5 9 (23.08%) Altera
6 8 (20.51%) Degree
6 8 (20.51%) Wireless
7 7 (17.95%) Device Driver
7 7 (17.95%) Finance
7 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
8 6 (15.38%) High-Frequency Trading
8 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
9 5 (12.82%) QA
9 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.82%) ASIC
9 5 (12.82%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (10.26%) DO-254
10 4 (10.26%) Assembly Language
10 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
11 3 (7.69%) Validation
11 3 (7.69%) Intel

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 3 (7.69%) OrCAD
1 3 (7.69%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Wireless
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (28.21%) Electronics
2 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 7 (17.95%) Finance
4 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
5 2 (5.13%) Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Automotive
6 1 (2.56%) Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Hardware Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) FPGA Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Design Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Electronics Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Firmware Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) FPGA Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Digital Hardware Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Electronics Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) HTML5
1 1 (2.56%) POSIX
1 1 (2.56%) Qt
1 1 (2.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) VHDL
2 14 (35.90%) Verilog
3 7 (17.95%) Device Driver
4 5 (12.82%) ASIC
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.13%) CPLD
7 1 (2.56%) Acoustics
7 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) FPGA Design
2 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.38%) High-Frequency Trading
4 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.69%) CAD
6 3 (7.69%) Schematic Capture
6 3 (7.69%) Validation
7 2 (5.13%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (5.13%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.13%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.56%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.56%) Functional Programming
8 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.56%) Machine Learning
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.56%) SDLC
8 1 (2.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) C
2 11 (28.21%) C++
3 10 (25.64%) Python
4 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
5 4 (10.26%) Assembly Language
6 3 (7.69%) Java
6 3 (7.69%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
7 2 (5.13%) Tcl
8 1 (2.56%) C#
8 1 (2.56%) F#
8 1 (2.56%) Haskell
8 1 (2.56%) OCaml
8 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) DO-254
3 1 (2.56%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Altera
1 9 (23.08%) Xilinx
2 3 (7.69%) Intel
2 3 (7.69%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (2.56%) Atmel
3 1 (2.56%) Cadence
3 1 (2.56%) EMC