The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ASIC over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 622 607 580
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing ASIC 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.047% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £340 £625 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 - £40.00
ASIC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16731 16900 15815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.51% 32.76% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10900 10826 9702
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 664 637
Median hourly rate £20.92 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

ASIC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing ASIC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

ASIC Jobs Demand Trend in England

ASIC
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ASIC across the England region.

ASIC Daily Rate Trend in England

ASIC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ASIC across the England region.

ASIC Hourly Rate Trend in England

ASIC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East - 4 £340 -
South West - 4 £338 -
ASIC
UK

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ASIC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ASIC.

1 8 (80.00%) C++
1 8 (80.00%) UML
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
1 8 (80.00%) SNMP
1 8 (80.00%) IBM
1 8 (80.00%) CESG
1 8 (80.00%) Military
1 8 (80.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 8 (80.00%) Requirements Management
1 8 (80.00%) Use Case
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) V-Model
1 8 (80.00%) Network Architecture
1 8 (80.00%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (60.00%) Firmware
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) MiFID
4 1 (10.00%) Cadence
4 1 (10.00%) Equities
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 8 (80.00%) DHCP
1 8 (80.00%) SNMP
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (80.00%) Military
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) ASIC Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) DOORS Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) IP Design Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Senior ASIC Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Senior FPGA Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Analogue IC Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior IP Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) CESG
1 8 (80.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Network Architecture
1 8 (80.00%) Requirements Management
1 8 (80.00%) UML
1 8 (80.00%) Use Case
1 8 (80.00%) V-Model
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (10.00%) EMIR
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Cadence