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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 630 621
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9  
Contract jobs citing VHDL 7 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.028% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.045% 0.083% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £438 £500 £50
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +900.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £470 -
% change year-on-year -9.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Median hourly rate £39.75 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% -4.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.55 £38.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £48.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year -6.47% -4.49%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15523 17976 17815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.12% 33.34% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10081 11797 11169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 589 658
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

VHDL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VHDL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 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 12 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +42 7 £438 -12.50% 8
South East +19 2 £425 - 2
Surrey - 2 £425 -
North West - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
London +15 1 £450 -10.00% 1
East of England -6 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Woking - 1 £425 -
Loughborough - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VHDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VHDL.

1 23 (85.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (44.44%) Verilog
3 10 (37.04%) Altera
3 10 (37.04%) C
4 9 (33.33%) Electronics
5 8 (29.63%) FPGA Design
6 7 (25.93%) Firmware
6 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
7 6 (22.22%) Python
7 6 (22.22%) Xilinx
8 5 (18.52%) Perl
8 5 (18.52%) Embedded C
9 4 (14.81%) C#
9 4 (14.81%) C++
9 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (14.81%) Degree
9 4 (14.81%) Tcl
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.11%) High-Frequency Trading
10 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
10 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 3 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (11.11%) Subversion
10 3 (11.11%) Mentor Graphics
10 3 (11.11%) UML
10 3 (11.11%) Automotive

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%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) HTTP
3 3 (11.11%) IPv4
3 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.70%) LTE
4 1 (3.70%) RS-232
4 1 (3.70%) RS-485
4 1 (3.70%) RTP
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Design Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Digital Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) DSP Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) MATLAB Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior DSP Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (85.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (44.44%) Verilog
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.70%) ASIC
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Machine to Machine
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) FPGA Design
2 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) High-Frequency Trading
3 3 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (7.41%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (3.70%) CAD
5 1 (3.70%) CMMI
5 1 (3.70%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.70%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (3.70%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) Embedded C
3 5 (18.52%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) Tcl
5 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Altera
2 6 (22.22%) Xilinx
3 3 (11.11%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (7.41%) EMC