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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 580 561 559
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing ASIC 3 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.008% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.023% 0.031% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate - £128 £375
% change year-on-year
- -66.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -40.78%
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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
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 29 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -19 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 3
London - - - - 3
ASIC
UK

ASIC
Top 25 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (57.14%) Verilog
2 3 (42.86%) VHDL
2 3 (42.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (28.57%) C
4 1 (14.29%) DO-254
4 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) IC Design
4 1 (14.29%) ASIC Verification
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) GSM
4 1 (14.29%) UMTS
4 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
4 1 (14.29%) Firmware
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (14.29%) Military
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) LTE

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (14.29%) GSM
1 1 (14.29%) UMTS
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Design Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ASIC Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Verilog
2 3 (42.86%) VHDL
2 3 (42.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (14.29%) ASIC Verification
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) IC Design
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) DO-254
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