The median contractor rate for a FPGA Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer
UK
Rank 571 628 627
Rank change year-on-year +57 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 12 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.023% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.024% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £300 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £46.75 £40.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.14% -10.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.07% -10.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

FPGA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured FPGA Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Top 14 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 3 months to 27 March 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 +48 8 £406 +62.50% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £300 -
County Antrim - 4 £300 -
Belfast - 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire +8 3 - -
South West +6 3 - -
Tewkesbury - 3 - -
London +30 2 £388 -
South East +12 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Dunstable - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 13 (86.67%) VHDL
3 8 (53.33%) Altera
4 7 (46.67%) FPGA Design
5 6 (40.00%) Xilinx
6 5 (33.33%) Verilog
6 5 (33.33%) Python
7 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (20.00%) Subversion
8 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (20.00%) UML
8 3 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
8 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
8 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (20.00%) HTTP
8 3 (20.00%) IPv4
8 3 (20.00%) Tcl
9 2 (13.33%) Firmware
9 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
9 2 (13.33%) C
10 1 (6.67%) Image Processing
10 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
10 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
10 1 (6.67%) Quantitative Investing
10 1 (6.67%) Proprietary Trading
10 1 (6.67%) Lattice Semiconductor
10 1 (6.67%) C++

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
1 3 (20.00%) IPv4
1 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 13 (86.67%) VHDL
3 5 (33.33%) Verilog
4 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) FPGA Design
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) CMMI
4 1 (6.67%) Image Processing
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Proprietary Trading
4 1 (6.67%) Quantitative Investing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Tcl
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Altera
2 6 (40.00%) Xilinx
3 3 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (6.67%) Lattice Semiconductor
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