Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ASIC over the 6 months to 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 855 881
Rank change year-on-year -9 +26 -14
Contract jobs citing ASIC 13 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.025% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.037% 0.075% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
UK 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 excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 -
% change year-on-year +8.93% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34682 34666 36957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.10% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23021 22730 23492
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1016 1189 1465
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.67 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +6.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

ASIC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ASIC over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Top 6 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 6 months to 21 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
England +1 10 £625 +78.57% 5
UK excluding London +12 7 £381 +8.93% 5
London -27 5 £625 -7.41%
South East -3 3 £388 +12.32% 3
East of England -4 2 £375 - 2
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for ASIC.

1 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (23.08%) C
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) ASIC Verification
3 2 (15.38%) Verilog
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) MiFID
3 2 (15.38%) Product Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) FPGA Design
4 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
4 1 (7.69%) High-Frequency Trading
4 1 (7.69%) Fintech
4 1 (7.69%) Blockchain
4 1 (7.69%) Altera
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) EMIR
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
4 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (7.69%) CPLD
4 1 (7.69%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (7.69%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi

ASIC
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 802.11
1 1 (7.69%) DSL
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Blockchain
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Architect
1 2 (15.38%) ASIC Architect
1 2 (15.38%) ASIC Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) ASIC Verification Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Report Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Designer
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Development Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Designer
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Hardware Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) MiFID Business Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
1 1 (7.69%) FpML
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (15.38%) ASIC Verification
2 2 (15.38%) Verilog
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) CPLD
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) Fintech
3 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
3 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Change Management
1 2 (15.38%) FPGA Design
1 2 (15.38%) Product Management
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (7.69%) High-Frequency Trading
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) MiFID
2 1 (7.69%) EMIR
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Altera
1 1 (7.69%) EMC
1 1 (7.69%) Mentor Graphics