Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 854 866 872
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6 -17
Contract jobs citing VHDL 30 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.068% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 10
UK median daily rate £438 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.13% -27.06% +4.29%
10th Percentile £322 £278 £324
90th Percentile £456 £488 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +53.51% -15.56% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 11
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £40.58 £40.25 £35.75
90th Percentile £53.63 £50.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -

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 35,106 35,388 36,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.04% 34.41% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,116 23,405 23,651
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.04%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,070 1,075 1,251
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +0.60% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year - -3.22% +11.58%

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 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 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 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
UK excluding London +6 28 £438 +53.51% 74
England -2 26 £438 +41.13% 79
South West -18 9 - - 11
East of England -1 8 £322 +12.98% 19
Midlands - 4 £438 - 10
South East -12 3 - - 19
West Midlands - 3 £438 - 4
Scotland -2 2 - - 9
Wales - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 6
North of England - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 23 (76.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 13 (43.33%) C
3 11 (36.67%) Electronics
4 10 (33.33%) C++
4 10 (33.33%) Xilinx
4 10 (33.33%) FPGA Design
5 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (23.33%) Python
6 7 (23.33%) Firmware
6 7 (23.33%) MATLAB
7 6 (20.00%) Signal Processing
7 6 (20.00%) Assembly Language
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) Verilog
8 5 (16.67%) Military
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
8 5 (16.67%) Altera
9 4 (13.33%) Digital Signal Processing
9 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
9 4 (13.33%) ASIC
9 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (13.33%) Linux
10 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
10 3 (10.00%) Change Management
10 3 (10.00%) Law
10 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (10.00%) CPLD

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 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (10.00%) Software-Defined Radio
2 2 (6.67%) 5G
3 1 (3.33%) 3G
3 1 (3.33%) 4G
3 1 (3.33%) 802.11
3 1 (3.33%) Broadband
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LTE
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (36.67%) Electronics
2 5 (16.67%) Military
3 3 (10.00%) Law
4 2 (6.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.33%) Automotive
5 1 (3.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) FPGA Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) VHDL Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) FPGA/VHDL Design Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior FPGA Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) VHDL Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) FPGA Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) XML
1 2 (6.67%) XSLT
2 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (76.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (20.00%) Verilog
3 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 4 (13.33%) ASIC
5 3 (10.00%) CPLD
6 2 (6.67%) CUDA
6 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.67%) Vector Graphics
6 2 (6.67%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (3.33%) Life Science
7 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) FPGA Design
2 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) Signal Processing
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) Digital Signal Processing
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Business Development
6 2 (6.67%) Computer Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Content Management
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Image Processing
6 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) C
2 10 (33.33%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) MATLAB
3 7 (23.33%) Python
4 6 (20.00%) Assembly Language
5 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) DO-254
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Xilinx
2 5 (16.67%) Altera
3 3 (10.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (3.33%) Lattice Semiconductor