The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IC Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IC Design over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Integrated Circuit Design (IC Design)
UK
Rank - - 621
Contract jobs citing IC Design 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

IC Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

IC Design
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IC Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for IC Design in the UK

IC Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IC Design in the UK

IC Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IC Design in the UK

IC Design
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) PhD
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Cadence
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Monte Carlo Method
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter

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 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Analogue IC Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Analogue IC Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) IC Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Monte Carlo Method
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cadence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft