Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 873 884
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 +10
Contract jobs citing FPGA Design 18 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.011% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
UK median daily rate £463 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.53% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £320 -
% change year-on-year +44.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.26% +2.26%
10th Percentile £40.75 £40.25 £38.13
90th Percentile £50.75 £44.75 £49.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.63
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.26% +5.67%

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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

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 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 8 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 21 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 +6 16 £463 +44.53% 26
UK excluding London -11 16 £463 +44.53% 28
West Midlands - 7 £463 - 1
Midlands - 7 £463 - 2
East of England +10 4 - - 3
South West - 3 - - 3
Scotland -20 2 - - 2
London -20 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FPGA Design 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 FPGA Design.

1 18 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (50.00%) C++
2 9 (50.00%) Electronics
2 9 (50.00%) VHDL
3 8 (44.44%) C
3 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 8 (44.44%) Degree
4 7 (38.89%) Cryptography
4 7 (38.89%) Digital Signal Processing
4 7 (38.89%) Signal Processing
4 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
4 7 (38.89%) Change Management
5 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 6 (33.33%) UML
5 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Xilinx
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) ASIC
8 3 (16.67%) Assembly Language
8 3 (16.67%) Altera
9 2 (11.11%) Mentor Graphics
9 2 (11.11%) IC Design
9 2 (11.11%) ISO 13485
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (11.11%) Linux
9 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 2 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 5G
1 1 (5.56%) 802.11
1 1 (5.56%) Broadband
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Military
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Avionics
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) FPGA Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) VHDL Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) FPGA/VHDL Design Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) VHDL Design Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) ASIC Design Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) ASIC Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.56%) FPGA Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (50.00%) VHDL
3 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (22.22%) ASIC
5 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (11.11%) Verilog
5 2 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (5.56%) CPLD
6 1 (5.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) Change Management
2 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
2 7 (38.89%) Cryptography
2 7 (38.89%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (38.89%) Signal Processing
3 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 6 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) IC Design
4 2 (11.11%) Prototyping
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.56%) Metaprogramming
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C++
2 8 (44.44%) C
3 3 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 13485
2 1 (5.56%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Xilinx
2 3 (16.67%) Altera
3 2 (11.11%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (5.56%) EMC