The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ASIC over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 619 640 625
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs citing ASIC 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.022% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £613 - £394
90% offered a daily rate of more than £543 - £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 - £658
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £254
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
16229 18489 17890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.35% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10517 11632 11352
Median daily rate £433 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 795 747
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

ASIC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ASIC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 11 £613 - 3
London +9 9 £613 -
Canary Wharf - 6 - -
South East +30 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ASIC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ASIC.

1 12 (46.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (42.31%) EMIR
3 10 (38.46%) Network Architecture
3 10 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (38.46%) Requirements Management
3 10 (38.46%) Legal
3 10 (38.46%) Use Case
3 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) V-Model
3 10 (38.46%) C++
3 10 (38.46%) UML
3 10 (38.46%) IBM
3 10 (38.46%) FpML
3 10 (38.46%) Military
4 9 (34.62%) DSL
4 9 (34.62%) Firmware
4 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
5 8 (30.77%) Middleware
5 8 (30.77%) DHCP
5 8 (30.77%) SNMP
5 8 (30.77%) Reference Data
5 8 (30.77%) MiFID
5 8 (30.77%) CESG
6 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
7 6 (23.08%) Equities
7 6 (23.08%) Project Management
7 6 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (23.08%) DTCC
7 6 (23.08%) Fixed Income
8 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) DSL
2 8 (30.77%) DHCP
2 8 (30.77%) SNMP
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (38.46%) Legal
1 10 (38.46%) Military
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Report Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Reporting Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) FPGA Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) ASIC Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Head of Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) DOORS Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IP Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Report Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Senior ASIC Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior FPGA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Hardware Verification Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior IP Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) FpML
2 8 (30.77%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (30.77%) CESG
2 8 (30.77%) Reference Data
3 6 (23.08%) DTCC
3 6 (23.08%) Equities
3 6 (23.08%) Fixed Income
3 6 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) ASIC Verification
4 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.85%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Network Architecture
1 10 (38.46%) Requirements Management
1 10 (38.46%) UML
1 10 (38.46%) Use Case
1 10 (38.46%) V-Model
2 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
3 6 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) People Management
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.85%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) TDD
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) PMP
5 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) EMIR
2 8 (30.77%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) IBM
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