The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 585 563 568
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing ASIC 5 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.036% 0.052% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £200 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £200 £375
% change year-on-year
- -46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -40.78%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13767 13528 14221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.17% 26.54% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8350 8160 8154
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 611 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

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 10 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 July 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 -17 4 - - 7
South East -13 3 - - 3
East of England - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 2
London - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - -

ASIC
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (66.67%) Verilog
2 4 (44.44%) VHDL
2 4 (44.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (33.33%) ASIC Verification
3 3 (33.33%) C
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) GSM
4 2 (22.22%) Firmware
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) IC Design
4 2 (22.22%) LTE
4 2 (22.22%) DO-254
4 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) SystemC
5 1 (11.11%) Military
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) UMTS
5 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
5 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (22.22%) GSM
1 2 (22.22%) LTE
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) UMTS
2 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Design Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Verification Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) ASIC Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior FPGA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Verilog
2 4 (44.44%) VHDL
2 4 (44.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (33.33%) ASIC Verification
4 2 (22.22%) Firmware
5 1 (11.11%) SystemC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) IC Design
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) DO-254
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