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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ASIC over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 569 563 501
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -62
Contract jobs citing ASIC 10 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.006% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.064% 0.019% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£613 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £527 - £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 - £433
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £44.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 - £40.00
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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
15617 15755 13639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.87% 31.80% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9717 9921 8361
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £607 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 613 596
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

ASIC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ASIC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 7 £613 - 1
South East -14 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
ASIC
UK

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ASIC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ASIC.

1 8 (72.73%) EMIR
2 7 (63.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (63.64%) Equities
3 6 (54.55%) Business Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Derivative
4 5 (45.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (36.36%) Reference Data
5 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (36.36%) MiFID
5 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
5 4 (36.36%) Banking
5 4 (36.36%) Fixed Income
5 4 (36.36%) Middleware
5 4 (36.36%) FpML
6 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) Verilog
7 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
8 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
8 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
8 1 (9.09%) SystemC
8 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 1 (9.09%) Critical Success Factor
8 1 (9.09%) Use Case
8 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (9.09%) DSL
8 1 (9.09%) C
8 1 (9.09%) C++
8 1 (9.09%) XML
8 1 (9.09%) VHDL

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ASIC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ASIC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DSL
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Report Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Report Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
1 4 (36.36%) FpML
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (63.64%) Equities
2 5 (45.45%) Derivative
3 4 (36.36%) Reference Data
3 4 (36.36%) Fixed Income
4 2 (18.18%) Verilog
4 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (9.09%) SystemC
5 1 (9.09%) VHDL
5 1 (9.09%) DTCC
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Business Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) IC Design
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) EMIR
2 5 (45.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (36.36%) MiFID
4 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Xilinx