Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 820 848
Rank change year-on-year +55 +28 -33
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 79 82 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.075% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 15
UK median daily rate £425 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.19% -1.43% -36.36%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £310
90th Percentile £488 £393 £914
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 19
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% -5.33%
10th Percentile £31.25 £30.85 £35.75
90th Percentile £58.50 £48.50 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% -4.76%

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31789 36280 35955
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.38% 33.02% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20741 23838 22367
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1163 1362
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +13.51% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.34 £11.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year - +11.89% -8.33%

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 26 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 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 +44 68 £450 +32.35% 22
UK excluding London +47 49 £325 -7.14% 19
London +35 28 £450 +32.35% 4
South East +32 16 £400 +14.29% 4
South West +9 13 £324 -8.73%
Wales +6 6 £325 -7.14%
East of England -7 6 £400 - 9
North of England +61 4 - -
North West +41 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £300 -
Midlands +30 2 - - 5
East Midlands -8 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 29 (36.71%) C
2 24 (30.38%) Linux
3 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
4 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
4 22 (27.85%) VHDL
5 21 (26.58%) C++
5 21 (26.58%) Embedded C
6 18 (22.78%) Electronics
7 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
8 15 (18.99%) Altera
8 15 (18.99%) Python
9 13 (16.46%) Verilog
10 12 (15.19%) Firmware
10 12 (15.19%) Degree
10 12 (15.19%) FPGA Design
11 11 (13.92%) Git (software)
11 11 (13.92%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (12.66%) UML
13 9 (11.39%) Assembly Language
13 9 (11.39%) Device Driver
13 9 (11.39%) Xilinx
13 9 (11.39%) SDLC
14 8 (10.13%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (10.13%) Subversion
15 7 (8.86%) ASIC
15 7 (8.86%) CAD
15 7 (8.86%) EMC
16 6 (7.59%) Ethernet
16 6 (7.59%) OO
16 6 (7.59%) Project Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Doxygen
1 4 (5.06%) OrCAD
2 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Ethernet
2 4 (5.06%) Bluetooth
2 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (5.06%) Wireless
3 3 (3.80%) HTTP
3 3 (3.80%) IPv4
3 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.53%) DHCP
4 2 (2.53%) SNMP
5 1 (1.27%) FlexRay
5 1 (1.27%) RS-232
5 1 (1.27%) RS-485
5 1 (1.27%) WiMAX
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.13%) Subversion
3 6 (7.59%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.27%) Ant
5 1 (1.27%) JIRA
5 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (22.78%) Electronics
2 6 (7.59%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.53%) Automotive
3 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Military
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Embedded Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Electronics Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) FPGA Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Hardware Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Design Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Senior Electronics Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Design Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Digital Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) FPGA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) Yocto
2 3 (3.80%) Qt
2 3 (3.80%) STL
3 1 (1.27%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) PyQt
3 1 (1.27%) PySide
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) VHDL
2 13 (16.46%) Verilog
3 9 (11.39%) Device Driver
4 8 (10.13%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (8.86%) ASIC
6 3 (3.80%) CPLD
7 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.53%) CESG
7 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.27%) Fintech
8 1 (1.27%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.38%) Linux
2 11 (13.92%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) CentOS
4 1 (1.27%) ThreadX
4 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
2 12 (15.19%) FPGA Design
3 10 (12.66%) UML
4 9 (11.39%) SDLC
5 7 (8.86%) CAD
6 6 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (7.59%) Mathematics
6 6 (7.59%) OO
6 6 (7.59%) Project Management
7 5 (6.33%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (6.33%) OOD
7 5 (6.33%) Physics
7 5 (6.33%) Requirements Management
7 5 (6.33%) Schematic Capture
7 5 (6.33%) Validation
8 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.06%) High-Frequency Trading
8 4 (5.06%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.80%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (3.80%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.71%) C
2 21 (26.58%) C++
2 21 (26.58%) Embedded C
3 15 (18.99%) Python
4 9 (11.39%) Assembly Language
5 5 (6.33%) Tcl
6 4 (5.06%) C#
6 4 (5.06%) Embedded C++
6 4 (5.06%) Perl
7 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.80%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.53%) Java
8 2 (2.53%) Lua
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) DO-254
1 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) MISRA
2 1 (1.27%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (15.19%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Altera
2 9 (11.39%) Xilinx
3 7 (8.86%) EMC
4 5 (6.33%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) Atmel
6 1 (1.27%) Cadence
6 1 (1.27%) Fixnetix
6 1 (1.27%) Intel
6 1 (1.27%) Motorola
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
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