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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 604 609
Rank change year-on-year +40 +5  
Contract jobs citing Field-Programmable Gate Array 39 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.073% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 9
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £254 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £398 £893
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £345
% change year-on-year -7.28% +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 13
Median hourly rate £44.25 £40.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.58% -4.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.20 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.11 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03%  

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 15748 18169 17690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 32.52% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10310 11935 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 553 662
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Field-Programmable Gate Array as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 31 £425 +21.42% 24
London +29 10 £450 -4.25% 5
South East +11 6 £375 +7.14% 9
South West +2 6 £318 -15.13% 2
Wales +10 5 £325 -7.14%
South Wales +15 4 £325 -7.14%
Gloucestershire +8 4 £324 -16.38%
North West - 4 - -
Tewkesbury +1 3 - -
East of England -5 3 £425 - 4
Oxfordshire -7 3 - - 2
Cheshire - 3 - -
East Midlands -12 2 - - 4
City of London - 2 £475 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £300 -
Greenford - 2 £344 -
County Antrim - 2 £300 -
Belfast - 2 £300 -
Hampshire +12 1 - - 5
Hertfordshire +6 1 - -
Bedfordshire +4 1 £425 -
Woking +1 1 £375 -
Surrey 0 1 £375 -
Devon - 1 £313 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Dunstable - 1 £425 -
Exeter - 1 £313 -
Newport - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (33.82%) VHDL
2 19 (27.94%) C
2 19 (27.94%) C++
3 18 (26.47%) Software Engineering
3 18 (26.47%) Altera
4 17 (25.00%) Electronics
5 16 (23.53%) FPGA Design
6 15 (22.06%) Firmware
6 15 (22.06%) Degree
7 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
8 12 (17.65%) Verilog
9 11 (16.18%) Mathematics
10 10 (14.71%) Xilinx
11 9 (13.24%) Requirements Management
11 9 (13.24%) Physics
11 9 (13.24%) Validation
12 8 (11.76%) Ethernet
12 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.76%) Embedded C
12 8 (11.76%) Python
12 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
13 7 (10.29%) Linux
13 7 (10.29%) EMC
14 6 (8.82%) ASIC
14 6 (8.82%) Finance
14 6 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (8.82%) Low Latency
14 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (7.35%) High-Frequency Trading
15 5 (7.35%) Git (software)

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 (2.94%) AutoCAD
1 2 (2.94%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.47%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.88%) Bluetooth
2 4 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.41%) HTTP
3 3 (4.41%) IPv4
3 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.41%) Wireless
4 2 (2.94%) DHCP
4 2 (2.94%) SNMP
5 1 (1.47%) FlexRay
5 1 (1.47%) RS-232
5 1 (1.47%) RS-485
5 1 (1.47%) RTP
5 1 (1.47%) WiMAX
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.35%) Subversion
3 3 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (25.00%) Electronics
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.94%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Automotive
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) FPGA Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Hardware Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Design Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Firmware Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Test Specialist
6 4 (5.88%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) C Developer
7 3 (4.41%) C/C++ Developer
7 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) FPGA Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) .NET
1 1 (1.47%) PyQt
1 1 (1.47%) PySide
1 1 (1.47%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.82%) VHDL
2 12 (17.65%) Verilog
3 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.82%) ASIC
4 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.41%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.41%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.94%) CESG
6 2 (2.94%) CPLD
6 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.47%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Android
2 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Software Engineering
2 16 (23.53%) FPGA Design
3 11 (16.18%) Mathematics
4 9 (13.24%) Physics
4 9 (13.24%) Requirements Management
4 9 (13.24%) Validation
5 6 (8.82%) Low Latency
6 5 (7.35%) High-Frequency Trading
6 5 (7.35%) Project Management
6 5 (7.35%) UML
7 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.88%) Schematic Capture
8 3 (4.41%) Coaching
9 2 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (2.94%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (2.94%) Multithreaded Programming
9 2 (2.94%) Multithreading
9 2 (2.94%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.94%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.94%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) C
1 19 (27.94%) C++
2 8 (11.76%) Embedded C
2 8 (11.76%) Python
3 5 (7.35%) C#
3 5 (7.35%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.41%) Assembly Language
4 3 (4.41%) Perl
4 3 (4.41%) Tcl
5 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Degree
2 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) DO-254
System Software
1 15 (22.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Altera
2 10 (14.71%) Xilinx
3 7 (10.29%) EMC
4 5 (7.35%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (2.94%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) Intel
6 1 (1.47%) Motorola
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago