The table below looks at the statistics for IC Design skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IC Design over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Integrated Circuit Design (IC Design)
Rank 624 615 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing IC Design 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% 0.002% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

IC Design
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IC Design within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

IC Design Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IC Design
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IC Design within the UK.

IC Design Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IC Design
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IC Design within the UK.

IC Design Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IC Design
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IC Design within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -12 1 £500 +53.84% 6
Hampshire - 1 £500 -
South East - 1 £500 -

IC Design
Top 8 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IC Design 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 IC Design.

1 1 (33.33%) ASIC
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) VHDL
1 1 (33.33%) Verilog
1 1 (33.33%) Cadence
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

IC Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IC Design 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 IC Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) ASIC
1 1 (33.33%) VHDL
1 1 (33.33%) Verilog
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cadence