Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 811 871 839
Rank change year-on-year +60 -32 +51
Contract jobs citing ASIC 38 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.037% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 3
UK median daily rate £388 £475 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +38.08% -15.06%
10th Percentile £363 £381 £318
90th Percentile £455 £710 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £435 £356
% change year-on-year -10.92% +22.28% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -23.64% +36.65%
10th Percentile £32.38 £37.75 £32.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.80 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -23.64% +36.65%

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 29,279 32,189 30,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.27% 32.24% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,828 20,864 19,398
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £280 £268 £263
90th Percentile £666 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,024 1,022 1,053
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £21.84 £19.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.51% +10.83% -6.17%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.72 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.89% +14.06% -14.29%

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 20 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ASIC over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Top 8 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 20 June 2019. 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 +73 37 £388 -18.42% 36
UK excluding London +30 30 £388 -10.92% 39
Midlands +30 21 £388 -10.92% 3
West Midlands +17 21 £388 -10.92% 3
London +33 7 £475 -28.30% 3
South West - 6 £375 - 9
South East +16 2 - - 8
East of England -6 1 - - 11

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ASIC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ASIC.

1 26 (68.42%) C
2 22 (57.89%) C++
2 22 (57.89%) Degree
3 19 (50.00%) Firmware
4 18 (47.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 16 (42.11%) Electronics
5 16 (42.11%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (36.84%) VHDL
7 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
7 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
8 12 (31.58%) Linux
8 12 (31.58%) Assembly Language
9 11 (28.95%) Change Management
9 11 (28.95%) Device Driver
9 11 (28.95%) Time Management
10 10 (26.32%) CPLD
11 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
11 9 (23.68%) Ethernet
11 9 (23.68%) Algorithms
12 8 (21.05%) Mentor Graphics
12 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
12 8 (21.05%) Military
13 7 (18.42%) MATLAB
13 7 (18.42%) Python
13 7 (18.42%) DO-254
14 6 (15.79%) MiFID
15 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
15 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
16 4 (10.53%) EMIR
16 4 (10.53%) Computer Science

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 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) C-CURE
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Ethernet
2 4 (10.53%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (42.11%) Electronics
2 8 (21.05%) Military
3 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.89%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) FPGA Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Firmware Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Embedded C Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Regulatory Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Excel VBA Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) JSON
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 14 (36.84%) VHDL
3 11 (28.95%) Device Driver
4 10 (26.32%) CPLD
5 9 (23.68%) Algorithms
6 2 (5.26%) Derivative
6 2 (5.26%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (5.26%) Tandem
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Change Management
1 11 (28.95%) Time Management
2 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
3 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (7.89%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.63%) Fintech
8 1 (2.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) C
2 22 (57.89%) C++
3 12 (31.58%) Assembly Language
4 7 (18.42%) MATLAB
4 7 (18.42%) Python
5 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Degree
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) HNC
3 1 (2.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) DO-254
2 6 (15.79%) MiFID
3 4 (10.53%) EMIR
3 4 (10.53%) QA
4 1 (2.63%) IEC 61508
4 1 (2.63%) ISO 20022
4 1 (2.63%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Mentor Graphics
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Actel
3 1 (2.63%) Altera
3 1 (2.63%) Xilinx