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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 602 634 625
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -9
Contract jobs citing ASIC 22 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.011% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Median daily rate £350 £638 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.09% +77.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £638 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £638 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - £220
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 - -
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
16545 17601 17272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.35% 33.36% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10762 11157 10618
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 745 754
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.14 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ASIC across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

ASIC Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 September 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
London +5 11 £675 +5.88%
South East - 6 £345 -
South West - 5 £350 -
ASIC
UK

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 10 (45.45%) UML
1 10 (45.45%) C++
1 10 (45.45%) IBM
1 10 (45.45%) FpML
1 10 (45.45%) Legal
1 10 (45.45%) Military
1 10 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 10 (45.45%) Requirements Management
1 10 (45.45%) Use Case
1 10 (45.45%) V-Model
1 10 (45.45%) Network Architecture
1 10 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
1 10 (45.45%) EMIR
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) DSL
3 8 (36.36%) Firmware
3 8 (36.36%) Middleware
3 8 (36.36%) DHCP
3 8 (36.36%) SNMP
3 8 (36.36%) CESG
3 8 (36.36%) Reference Data
4 7 (31.82%) MiFID
4 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
5 6 (27.27%) DTCC
5 6 (27.27%) Fixed Income
5 6 (27.27%) Equities
5 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) People Management

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 9 (40.91%) DSL
2 8 (36.36%) DHCP
2 8 (36.36%) SNMP
3 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (45.45%) Legal
1 10 (45.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Report Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Reporting Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) FPGA Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) ASIC Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Head of Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) DOORS Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) IP Design Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior ASIC Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior FPGA Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Hardware Verification Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Report Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) FpML
2 8 (36.36%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (36.36%) CESG
2 8 (36.36%) Reference Data
3 6 (27.27%) DTCC
3 6 (27.27%) Equities
3 6 (27.27%) Fixed Income
3 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.55%) ASIC Verification
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Network Architecture
1 10 (45.45%) Requirements Management
1 10 (45.45%) UML
1 10 (45.45%) Use Case
1 10 (45.45%) V-Model
2 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.64%) People Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) EMIR
2 7 (31.82%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) IBM