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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 651 655 633
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing ASIC 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.055% 0.043% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Median daily rate £340 £631 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.13% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.75 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 - £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
18060 18473 17746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.55% 32.36% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11625 10725
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 727 711
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.02 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

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
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 8 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 30 July 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 +18 9 £340 -46.13% 1
Middlesex - 4 £340 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £338 -
South East - 4 £340 -
South West - 4 £338 - 1
London -9 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (66.67%) Requirements Management
2 8 (66.67%) Military
2 8 (66.67%) CESG
2 8 (66.67%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) UML
2 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 8 (66.67%) SNMP
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) V-Model
2 8 (66.67%) Use Case
2 8 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (58.33%) Firmware
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) EMIR
5 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Legal

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 8 (66.67%) DHCP
1 8 (66.67%) SNMP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (66.67%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) ASIC Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) DOORS Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) IP Design Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior ASIC Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior FPGA Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Analogue IC Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) RF Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior IP Design Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) FpML
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (66.67%) CESG
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 8 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 8 (66.67%) UML
1 8 (66.67%) Use Case
1 8 (66.67%) V-Model
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) EMIR
2 1 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (8.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Cadence