The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ASIC over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 607 567 581
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +14
Contract jobs citing ASIC 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.033% 0.060% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£288 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £225 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.77% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -17.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -17.94%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

ASIC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ASIC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

ASIC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ASIC
Daily Rate Trend

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

ASIC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ASIC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

ASIC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ASIC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ASIC
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
England -28 6 £288 - 9
Cambridge +1 1 £288 - 4
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £288 - 4
East of England -17 1 £288 - 5
South East -20 1 £220 -23.47%
South West -34 1 - - 2
London - 1 £500 - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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%) VHDL
1 6 (54.55%) Verilog
2 5 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (45.45%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Electronics
3 3 (27.27%) LTE
4 2 (18.18%) Assembly Language
4 2 (18.18%) Firmware
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) GSM
4 2 (18.18%) UMTS
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) FpML
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (9.09%) Handset
5 1 (9.09%) Military
5 1 (9.09%) Synopsys
5 1 (9.09%) DO-254
5 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (27.27%) LTE
2 2 (18.18%) GSM
2 2 (18.18%) UMTS
3 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
3 1 (9.09%) 3G
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
3 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Design Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Verification Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) ASIC Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) VHDL
1 6 (54.55%) Verilog
2 5 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (9.09%) Derivative
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
3 1 (9.09%) SystemC
3 1 (9.09%) Equities
3 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (9.09%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
1 1 (9.09%) IC Design
1 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
1 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Assembly Language
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) DO-254
1 1 (9.09%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Xilinx
1 1 (9.09%) Synopsys
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