Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 837 854
Rank change year-on-year -39 +17 +17
Contract jobs citing VHDL 23 22 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.023% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.067% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +58.14%
10th Percentile £322 £285 £321
90th Percentile £623 £488 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.43% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 12
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +8.07% -10.06%
10th Percentile £42.50 £38.20 £36.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £47.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +10.47% +6.83% -10.06%

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 35,119 32,985 37,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.09% 34.20% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,754 21,494 24,321
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,048 1,253
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -1.35% +12.20%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.83
% change year-on-year +1.73% -5.62% +15.72%

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 18 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VHDL over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Top 11 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 18 August 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 -29 20 £475 +11.76% 80
UK excluding London -13 17 £380 +22.50% 76
East of England -7 5 £322 +12.98% 28
South West -17 4 - - 12
London -26 4 £580 +22.11% 9
Scotland -36 3 - - 3
Midlands -9 2 £456 - 12
South East -14 2 - - 18
West Midlands - 2 £456 - 7
North of England -17 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 18 (78.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (39.13%) Electronics
2 9 (39.13%) Altera
2 9 (39.13%) FPGA Design
3 8 (34.78%) Xilinx
4 7 (30.43%) Verilog
4 7 (30.43%) C
5 6 (26.09%) Firmware
5 6 (26.09%) Degree
6 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) C++
6 5 (21.74%) ASIC
7 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
7 4 (17.39%) Perl
7 4 (17.39%) Python
7 4 (17.39%) Military
7 4 (17.39%) High-Frequency Trading
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
8 3 (13.04%) CPLD
8 3 (13.04%) Mentor Graphics
8 3 (13.04%) DO-254
9 2 (8.70%) Computer Architecture
9 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
9 2 (8.70%) Doxygen
9 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) 802.11
2 1 (4.35%) Broadband
2 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) LTE
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (39.13%) Electronics
2 4 (17.39%) Military
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.35%) Avionics
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) FPGA Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) FPGA Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) VHDL Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) FPGA/VHDL Design Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) VHDL Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) CMS Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Multimedia Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior FPGA Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) XSLT
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (30.43%) Verilog
3 5 (21.74%) ASIC
4 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.04%) CPLD
6 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.70%) Vector Graphics
6 2 (8.70%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
7 1 (4.35%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) FPGA Design
2 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 4 (17.39%) High-Frequency Trading
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) IC Design
5 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (4.35%) Prototyping
6 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Signal Processing
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C
2 5 (21.74%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
3 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) DO-254
2 2 (8.70%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Altera
2 8 (34.78%) Xilinx
3 3 (13.04%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (4.35%) Lattice Semiconductor