Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ASIC over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 848 864
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing ASIC 10 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.026% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.031% 0.077% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
England median daily rate £625 £350 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -45.10% +61.90%
10th Percentile £365 £313 £444
90th Percentile £668 £691 £656
UK median daily rate £625 £350 £638
% change year-on-year +78.57% -45.10% +61.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 -
% change year-on-year +1.80% - -

ASIC is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32178 32472 34094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.93% 33.20% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21574 21411 22058
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 1115 1344
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.43
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%

ASIC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ASIC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ASIC in England

ASIC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ASIC in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ASIC in England

ASIC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ASIC in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ASIC in England

ASIC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ASIC in England

ASIC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 5 £625 -7.41%
South East +2 3 £388 +12.32% 2
East of England -17 2 £375 - 2
ASIC
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for ASIC.

1 4 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Verilog
3 2 (20.00%) ASIC Verification
3 2 (20.00%) MiFID
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) FPGA Design
4 1 (10.00%) VHDL
4 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (10.00%) Fintech
4 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
4 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) High-Frequency Trading
4 1 (10.00%) Altera
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) EMIR
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) CPLD
4 1 (10.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Degree

ASIC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) 802.11
1 1 (10.00%) DSL
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) ASIC Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) ASIC Verification Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Report Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) ASIC Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Hardware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) FPGA Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) MiFID Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Report Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) FpML
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (20.00%) ASIC Verification
2 2 (20.00%) Verilog
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) CPLD
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (10.00%) Fintech
3 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (10.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) FPGA Design
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (10.00%) High-Frequency Trading
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) MiFID
2 1 (10.00%) EMIR
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Altera
1 1 (10.00%) EMC
1 1 (10.00%) Mentor Graphics