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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 593 581 567
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing ASIC 10 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.009% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.058% 0.029% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£625 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +39.13%

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
17275 17101 16540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.36% 31.83% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10761 10497 9770
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 659 718
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 July 2015.

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 5 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 2 July 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
England -10 9 £625 - 8
London - 8 £625 -
South West +1 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £388 -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 11 (57.89%) EMIR
2 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
2 9 (47.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (47.37%) Equities
3 8 (42.11%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (36.84%) Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
5 6 (31.58%) Derivative
5 6 (31.58%) MiFID
5 6 (31.58%) Verilog
5 6 (31.58%) Fixed Income
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (21.05%) VHDL
7 4 (21.05%) Middleware
7 4 (21.05%) FpML
7 4 (21.05%) C
7 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (21.05%) Reference Data
8 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
8 3 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.53%) Wireless
9 2 (10.53%) Electronics
9 2 (10.53%) C++
9 2 (10.53%) Perl
9 2 (10.53%) Python
9 2 (10.53%) Firmware
9 2 (10.53%) Assembly Language
9 2 (10.53%) Digital Signal Processing

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) DSL
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
1 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Business Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Report Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Reporting Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
1 4 (21.05%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (47.37%) Equities
2 6 (31.58%) Derivative
2 6 (31.58%) Fixed Income
2 6 (31.58%) Verilog
3 4 (21.05%) Reference Data
3 4 (21.05%) VHDL
4 3 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (5.26%) DTCC
5 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.26%) SystemC
5 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Signal Processing
4 2 (10.53%) Signal Processing
4 2 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) IC Design
5 1 (5.26%) Document Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.26%) Tcl
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) EMIR
2 8 (42.11%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (31.58%) MiFID
4 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
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