Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 820 837
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 77 60 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.060% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 21
UK median daily rate £438 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +10.29% -6.21%
10th Percentile £399 £310 £325
90th Percentile £521 £486 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.88 £35.95
90th Percentile £52.88 £48.75 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +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 35,267 34,197 36,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.40% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,085 22,526 23,839
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,084 1,062 1,254
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +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 19 October 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 19 October 2018.

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array
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 Field-Programmable Gate Array within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 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 69 £438 +16.67% 126
UK excluding London +14 68 £438 +16.67% 123
South West -12 17 - - 26
South East -6 15 £390 +25.81% 43
East of England +2 11 - - 25
West Midlands - 11 £438 - 5
Midlands - 11 £438 - 14
London -20 8 £563 +25.00% 15
North of England - 6 £295 - 5
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
North West - 5 £295 - 4
Scotland -22 3 - - 10
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 46 (59.74%) C
2 29 (37.66%) C++
2 29 (37.66%) Software Engineering
3 26 (33.77%) Electronics
4 22 (28.57%) Degree
5 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 19 (24.68%) Configuration Management
7 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
7 18 (23.38%) VHDL
7 18 (23.38%) FPGA Design
8 16 (20.78%) Signal Processing
9 15 (19.48%) Digital Signal Processing
9 15 (19.48%) Linux
9 15 (19.48%) Python
10 13 (16.88%) UML
11 12 (15.58%) Embedded C
12 11 (14.29%) Change Management
12 11 (14.29%) Algorithms
12 11 (14.29%) 5G
13 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
14 9 (11.69%) Mathematics
14 9 (11.69%) ASIC
14 9 (11.69%) Unix
14 9 (11.69%) Ethernet
14 9 (11.69%) Assembly Language
15 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
15 8 (10.39%) MATLAB
15 8 (10.39%) Manufacturing
15 8 (10.39%) Xilinx
15 8 (10.39%) Rational DOORS

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 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.90%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (3.90%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) 5G
2 9 (11.69%) Ethernet
3 7 (9.09%) LTE
4 6 (7.79%) Wireless
5 4 (5.19%) 3GPP
5 4 (5.19%) UMTS
5 4 (5.19%) WiMAX
6 3 (3.90%) Bluetooth
6 3 (3.90%) GSM
6 3 (3.90%) NFC
6 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.60%) 4G
7 2 (2.60%) Broadband
7 2 (2.60%) Network Security
7 2 (2.60%) RS-232
7 2 (2.60%) Software-Defined Radio
8 1 (1.30%) 802.11
8 1 (1.30%) NAS
8 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.30%) Wideband
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.09%) LabVIEW
3 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.90%) Mercurial
4 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 26 (33.77%) Electronics
2 8 (10.39%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.79%) Aerospace
3 6 (7.79%) Finance
4 5 (6.49%) Automotive
4 5 (6.49%) Military
4 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.90%) Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Games
6 2 (2.60%) Law
7 1 (1.30%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Design Engineer
4 13 (16.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) FPGA Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Electronics Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Test Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Cloud Specialist
10 4 (5.19%) Digital Design Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) VHDL Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) C++ Developer
11 3 (3.90%) FPGA Design Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Software Design Engineer
12 2 (2.60%) Embedded C Engineer
12 2 (2.60%) Hardware Engineer
12 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (2.60%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Flash
2 3 (3.90%) STL
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.30%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) VHDL
2 11 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.69%) ASIC
5 6 (7.79%) Public Cloud
6 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.90%) CPLD
7 3 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (3.90%) Grid Computing
7 3 (3.90%) Verilog
8 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.60%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.60%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (1.30%) Equities
9 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Linux
2 9 (11.69%) Unix
3 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.19%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.60%) Windows
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.30%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.30%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (1.30%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Software Engineering
2 19 (24.68%) Configuration Management
3 18 (23.38%) FPGA Design
4 16 (20.78%) Signal Processing
5 15 (19.48%) Digital Signal Processing
6 13 (16.88%) UML
7 11 (14.29%) Change Management
8 9 (11.69%) Mathematics
9 7 (9.09%) Cryptography
10 6 (7.79%) OO
10 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (7.79%) Schematic Capture
11 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.19%) OOD
11 4 (5.19%) Requirements Management
11 4 (5.19%) Validation
12 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (3.90%) SDLC
12 3 (3.90%) Test Strategy
13 2 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 46 (59.74%) C
2 29 (37.66%) C++
3 15 (19.48%) Python
4 12 (15.58%) Embedded C
5 9 (11.69%) Assembly Language
6 8 (10.39%) MATLAB
7 5 (6.49%) Embedded C++
8 4 (5.19%) C#
9 2 (2.60%) Java
9 2 (2.60%) Perl
9 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.60%) SQL
10 1 (1.30%) Ada
10 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) Degree
2 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) PhD
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) DO-254
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.30%) DO-160
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) GPFS
1 6 (7.79%) LXC
2 5 (6.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.79%) Puppet
1 6 (7.79%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.60%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Xilinx
2 6 (7.79%) EMC
2 6 (7.79%) Mentor Graphics
2 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
2 6 (7.79%) SevOne
2 6 (7.79%) Splunk
3 5 (6.49%) Altera
3 5 (6.49%) Ciena
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.90%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Lattice Semiconductor