Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FPGA Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FPGA Design over the 6 months to 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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) Design\Prototyping
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 864 892
Rank change year-on-year -5 +28 -11
Contract jobs citing FPGA Design 11 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median daily rate £435 £700 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.86% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 13
UK median hourly rate £43.85 £39.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -0.94% -5.88%
10th Percentile £40.75 £36.06 £26.27
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.63 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.85 £39.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.66% -0.94% -5.88%

FPGA Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87301 85482 92518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.95% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58379 56466 60042
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1998 2311 2768
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.30 £23.43
% change year-on-year +2.88% +3.74% +17.13%

FPGA Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FPGA Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FPGA Design in the UK

FPGA Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FPGA Design.

Contractor daily rate trend for FPGA Design in the UK

FPGA Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FPGA Design over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FPGA Design in the UK

FPGA Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Design.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FPGA Design in the UK

FPGA Design
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Design within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -13 10 £435 -37.86% 7
UK excluding London +13 9 £435 - 7
East of England - 5 £550 - 4
South East -19 3 £320 -
London -41 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FPGA Design 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 FPGA Design.

1 11 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (54.55%) VHDL
2 6 (54.55%) Firmware
3 4 (36.36%) Electronics
3 4 (36.36%) C
4 3 (27.27%) DO-254
4 3 (27.27%) Altera
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
4 3 (27.27%) Simulink
4 3 (27.27%) Verilog
4 3 (27.27%) Xilinx
4 3 (27.27%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Subversion
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) ASIC
5 2 (18.18%) Intel
5 2 (18.18%) Tcl
5 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
5 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis

FPGA Design
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 (27.27%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 4 (36.36%) Electronics
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
3 1 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Design Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Firmware Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) FPGA Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Hardware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior FPGA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (54.55%) VHDL
3 3 (27.27%) Verilog
4 2 (18.18%) ASIC
5 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
5 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
5 1 (9.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Digital Signal Processing
1 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
1 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
1 2 (18.18%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (9.09%) Functional Programming
2 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
2 1 (9.09%) OO
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
2 1 (9.09%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C
2 3 (27.27%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
2 3 (27.27%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) Tcl
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 1 (9.09%) F#
4 1 (9.09%) Haskell
4 1 (9.09%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) DO-254
2 1 (9.09%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Altera
1 3 (27.27%) Mentor Graphics
1 3 (27.27%) Xilinx
2 2 (18.18%) Intel
3 1 (9.09%) EMC