Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an FPGA Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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) Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 845 868
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23 -1
Contract jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 7 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.012% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median daily rate £550 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.15% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £325 -
% change year-on-year +69.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.88 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +2.76% -5.23%
10th Percentile £42.50 £38.13 £23.78
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.88 £40.75
% change year-on-year +7.46% +2.76% -5.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,433 90,345 102,409
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,733 58,963 65,345
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,782 3,196 3,879
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

FPGA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured FPGA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
UK excluding London +9 7 £550 +69.23% 21
England -1 7 £550 +41.94% 23
East of England - 4 £550 - 7
South East -24 2 £320 -8.57% 5
South West +7 1 - - 3

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, FPGA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring FPGA Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 7 (100.00%) VHDL
2 6 (85.71%) FPGA Design
3 4 (57.14%) Xilinx
4 3 (42.86%) Verilog
4 3 (42.86%) Intel
4 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
4 3 (42.86%) Simulink
4 3 (42.86%) Altera
5 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
5 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Programming
5 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
5 2 (28.57%) Task Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Electronics
5 2 (28.57%) Firmware
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) DO-254
5 2 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
5 2 (28.57%) Haskell
5 2 (28.57%) OCaml
5 2 (28.57%) F#
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) Python
6 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) C++

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
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 (42.86%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 7 (100.00%) VHDL
2 3 (42.86%) Verilog
3 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (14.29%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) FPGA Design
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Programming
2 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
2 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Task Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
2 2 (28.57%) F#
2 2 (28.57%) Haskell
2 2 (28.57%) OCaml
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Xilinx
2 3 (42.86%) Altera
2 3 (42.86%) Intel