The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 562 500 548
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +48
Contract jobs citing ASIC 4 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.066% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.029% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13634 11444 14106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.03% 26.06% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8527 7070 8322
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 596 730
Average hourly rate £19.75 £22.70 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.99% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
ASIC
UK

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
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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -18 4 - -
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 7
North West - - - -
ASIC
UK

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) ASIC Verification
1 6 (54.55%) Verilog
2 3 (27.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (27.27%) Electronics
2 3 (27.27%) Firmware
2 3 (27.27%) VHDL
3 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
3 2 (18.18%) IC Design
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
3 2 (18.18%) Altera
3 2 (18.18%) DO-254
3 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (18.18%) Actel
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
4 1 (9.09%) Synplicity
4 1 (9.09%) Cadence
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) HSPA
4 1 (9.09%) LTE
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) Agilent
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) HSUPA
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (9.09%) 3G

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
2 1 (9.09%) HSPA
2 1 (9.09%) LTE
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) HSUPA
2 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 1 (9.09%) 3G
2 1 (9.09%) CDMA
2 1 (9.09%) GPRS
2 1 (9.09%) GSM
2 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
2 1 (9.09%) UMTS
2 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
2 1 (9.09%) HSDPA
2 1 (9.09%) 2G
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Verification Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior FPGA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) ASIC Verification
1 6 (54.55%) Verilog
2 3 (27.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (27.27%) Firmware
2 3 (27.27%) VHDL
3 1 (9.09%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) IC Design
1 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) DO-254
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
1 2 (18.18%) Altera
1 2 (18.18%) Actel
2 1 (9.09%) Synplicity
2 1 (9.09%) Cadence
2 1 (9.09%) Agilent
2 1 (9.09%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (9.09%) Anite
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