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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 621 611 583
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -28
Contract jobs citing ASIC 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.030% 0.006% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £405 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.25 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.84% -18.75%

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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
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 6 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England - 3 £405 - 5
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
London - 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 £405 -
South East - 1 £405 - 2

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (42.86%) Equities
1 3 (42.86%) EMIR
2 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) ASIC Verification
2 2 (28.57%) Verilog
2 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (28.57%) Xilinx
2 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) FpML
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Derivative
3 1 (14.29%) Cadence
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Report Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analogue IC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ASIC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Report Manager
3 1 (14.29%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) FpML
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Equities
1 3 (42.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (28.57%) ASIC Verification
2 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
2 2 (28.57%) Verilog
3 1 (14.29%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) EMIR
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Xilinx
2 1 (14.29%) BT
2 1 (14.29%) Cadence
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ConSol Partners
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £43 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 23 days ago