The table below looks at the statistics for IC Design skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IC Design over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Integrated Circuit Design (IC Design)
Rank 655 659 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing IC Design 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.003% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

IC Design
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IC Design as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IC Design within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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 +27 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

IC Design
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IC Design 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 IC Design.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) POSIX
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Doxygen
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Cygwin
1 1 (50.00%) GCC
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Signal Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Emacs
1 1 (50.00%) MISRA C
1 1 (50.00%) MISRA

IC Design
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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Doxygen
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Emacs
1 1 (50.00%) GCC
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analogue IC Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Validation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Signal Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) MISRA
1 1 (50.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Cygwin