Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 856 849
Rank change year-on-year -16 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing VHDL 24 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.029% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.069% 0.086% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 6
UK median daily rate £310 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.06% +4.29% +16.35%
10th Percentile £278 £324 £264
90th Percentile £488 £526 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £338 £408
% change year-on-year -15.56% -17.18% +16.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 20
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £40.25 £35.75 £35.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £54.02 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -6.43%

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 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 24 November 2017.

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 7 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 24 November 2017. 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 -11 23 £310 -27.06% 21
UK excluding London +28 18 £285 -15.56% 17
East of England +4 10 £285 -12.31% 5
London -10 6 £475 +11.44% 4
South East -4 5 £300 -42.86% 6
South West -2 2 £340 - 3
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 15 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (41.67%) C
3 9 (37.50%) Wireless
3 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (37.50%) Verilog
3 9 (37.50%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (37.50%) Signal Processing
4 7 (29.17%) Algorithms
4 7 (29.17%) Xilinx
4 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
4 7 (29.17%) LTE
4 7 (29.17%) Altera
4 7 (29.17%) Feature Driven Development
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
4 7 (29.17%) 3GPP
5 6 (25.00%) C++
5 6 (25.00%) High-Frequency Trading
6 5 (20.83%) FPGA Design
7 4 (16.67%) DO-254
7 4 (16.67%) Firmware
7 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (12.50%) MATLAB
8 3 (12.50%) Simulink
8 3 (12.50%) Java
8 3 (12.50%) Perl
8 3 (12.50%) Python
8 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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 3 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Wireless
2 7 (29.17%) 3GPP
2 7 (29.17%) LTE
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) FPGA Developer
3 7 (29.17%) DSP Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior DSP Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Design Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) FPGA Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Design Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Hardware Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Hadoop Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (37.50%) Verilog
3 7 (29.17%) Algorithms
4 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) ASIC
5 1 (4.17%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Digital Signal Processing
1 9 (37.50%) Signal Processing
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Feature Driven Development
2 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Scrum
2 7 (29.17%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) High-Frequency Trading
4 5 (20.83%) FPGA Design
5 2 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
6 1 (4.17%) Code Coverage
6 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.17%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C
2 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
3 6 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
4 3 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Altera
1 7 (29.17%) Xilinx
2 2 (8.33%) Intel
3 1 (4.17%) Mentor Graphics