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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
UK
Rank 579 588 612
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24  
Contract jobs citing VHDL 20 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.076% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.24% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Median daily rate £300 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Median hourly rate £43.50 £39.35 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -12.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £39.35 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.43% -12.55%  

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 14330 16380 15830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 31.01% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9234 10679 9585
Median daily rate £443 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 554 655
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Top 19 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 23 March 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 +10 14 £313 -21.87% 13
South West -3 5 £281 -29.68%
London +15 4 £388 - 3
Belfast - 4 £300 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £300 -
County Antrim - 4 £300 -
Tewkesbury +3 3 - -
Gloucestershire -4 3 - -
South East -1 2 - - 2
Devon - 2 £281 -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
East of England -4 1 - - 5
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 4
Barnstaple - 1 £250 -
Exeter - 1 £313 -

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (82.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (42.86%) Firmware
2 12 (42.86%) Verilog
3 11 (39.29%) Electronics
3 11 (39.29%) C
3 11 (39.29%) FPGA Design
4 9 (32.14%) Ethernet
4 9 (32.14%) Altera
5 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Xilinx
5 8 (28.57%) C++
6 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) C#
6 5 (17.86%) Python
6 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
7 4 (14.29%) UML
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.71%) Subversion
8 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
8 3 (10.71%) Mentor Graphics
8 3 (10.71%) Degree
8 3 (10.71%) Tcl
8 3 (10.71%) HTTP
8 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.71%) Embedded C++
8 3 (10.71%) IPv4
8 3 (10.71%) Perl

VHDL
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Ethernet
2 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) IPv4
2 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.57%) LTE
4 1 (3.57%) RS-232
4 1 (3.57%) RS-485
4 1 (3.57%) RTP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (39.29%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) FPGA Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Firmware Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) FPGA Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Hardware Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) DSP Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) LTE Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) MATLAB Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior DSP Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (82.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (42.86%) Verilog
3 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.14%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.57%) ASIC
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) FPGA Design
2 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (14.29%) UML
3 3 (10.71%) Schematic Capture
4 2 (7.14%) Electronic Design Automation
4 2 (7.14%) High-Frequency Trading
5 1 (3.57%) CAD
5 1 (3.57%) CMMI
5 1 (3.57%) Image Processing
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Parallel Programming
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.57%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C
2 8 (28.57%) C++
3 5 (17.86%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
3 5 (17.86%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded C++
4 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 3 (10.71%) Tcl
5 2 (7.14%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Altera
2 8 (28.57%) Xilinx
3 3 (10.71%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Lattice Semiconductor
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