Period
to 20 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VHDL over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 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.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 854 802 827
Rank change year-on-year -52 +25 +26
Contract jobs citing VHDL 27 27 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.030% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.088% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
UK median daily rate £538 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.17% -25.00% +700.00%
10th Percentile £428 £270 £309
90th Percentile £688 £403 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +65.83% -25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 7
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +2.35% -4.49%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.25 £34.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.38 £48.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.75% +2.35% -4.49%

VHDL is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,110 30,649 35,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.87% 33.75% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,317 19,868 23,148
UK median daily rate £451 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,091 1,184
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.62% -11.90% +20.00%

VHDL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VHDL over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 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 -54 26 £538 +53.57% 52
UK excluding London -30 19 £498 +65.83% 49
London -41 7 £580 +49.68% 6
East of England +2 6 £550 - 8
South West +1 5 £520 +84.89% 6
South East -16 5 £325 -23.53% 18
Midlands -13 2 £455 - 10
West Midlands - 2 £455 - 8
Scotland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VHDL 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 VHDL.

1 25 (92.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 16 (59.26%) Altera
3 12 (44.44%) Xilinx
4 10 (37.04%) Firmware
5 9 (33.33%) Electronics
5 9 (33.33%) Verilog
6 8 (29.63%) FPGA Design
7 7 (25.93%) High-Frequency Trading
7 7 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
8 6 (22.22%) ASIC
8 6 (22.22%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) C
9 5 (18.52%) Perl
10 4 (14.81%) Embedded C
10 4 (14.81%) Information Security
10 4 (14.81%) CPLD
11 3 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
11 3 (11.11%) Finance
12 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
12 2 (7.41%) Law
12 2 (7.41%) Validation
12 2 (7.41%) Banking
12 2 (7.41%) Intel
12 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
12 2 (7.41%) C++
12 2 (7.41%) Change Management

VHDL
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 1 (3.70%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Broadband
2 1 (3.70%) LTE
2 1 (3.70%) Software-Defined Radio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) FPGA Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Developer
3 8 (29.63%) FPGA Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IC Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior FPGA Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (92.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (33.33%) Verilog
3 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (22.22%) ASIC
5 4 (14.81%) CPLD
6 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) FPGA Design
2 7 (25.93%) High-Frequency Trading
2 7 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (14.81%) Information Security
4 3 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Functional Programming
5 2 (7.41%) Low Latency
5 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning
5 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.41%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) Coaching
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (3.70%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (3.70%) IC Design
6 1 (3.70%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C
1 5 (18.52%) Perl
2 4 (14.81%) Embedded C
3 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
3 2 (7.41%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) F#
3 2 (7.41%) Haskell
3 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
3 2 (7.41%) OCaml
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) DO-254
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Altera
2 12 (44.44%) Xilinx
3 2 (7.41%) Intel
4 1 (3.70%) Mentor Graphics