Period
to 26 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Assembly Language skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Assembly Language over the 6 months to 26 September 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.

Assembly Language (Assembler)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 852 831
Rank change year-on-year +61 -21 -33
Contract jobs citing Assembly Language 78 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.037% 0.046%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.094% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 15
UK median daily rate £363 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +5.88% +25.00%
10th Percentile £297 £318 £237
90th Percentile £575 £650 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £321 £385
% change year-on-year +5.06% -16.56% +20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 14
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +12.58% -5.03%
10th Percentile £30.75 £34.00 £25.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -2.94% +12.58% -5.03%

Assembly Language is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 913 962
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

Assembly Language
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Assembly Language in the UK

Assembly Language
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Assembly Language in the UK

Assembly Language
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Assembly Language over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Assembly Language in the UK

Assembly Language
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Assembly Language in the UK

Assembly Language
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Assembly Language over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Assembly Language in the UK

Assembly Language
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Assembly Language within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 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
UK excluding London +81 59 £338 +5.06% 11
England +39 59 £350 -22.22% 12
London +14 18 £550 +2.33% 1
Scotland - 17 £429 -
South East +15 12 £325 - 4
East of England +6 11 £350 +2.19% 5
South West +8 9 - -
North of England +71 4 £400 +33.33%
North West +29 4 £400 +33.33%
Midlands +27 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 4 - -
Wales -2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Assembly Language 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 Assembly Language.

1 41 (52.56%) C
2 28 (35.90%) SQL
2 28 (35.90%) Software Engineering
3 26 (33.33%) Linux
4 24 (30.77%) Perl
4 24 (30.77%) Embedded C
5 23 (29.49%) Mainframe
6 22 (28.21%) DB2
6 22 (28.21%) C++
7 20 (25.64%) JCL
8 19 (24.36%) CICS
8 19 (24.36%) IBM
9 18 (23.08%) zOS
9 18 (23.08%) Information Security
10 17 (21.79%) Finance
10 17 (21.79%) Middleware
10 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (21.79%) Sybase
10 17 (21.79%) MQSeries
10 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Excel
11 16 (20.51%) SAS
11 16 (20.51%) Unix
11 16 (20.51%) SSL
11 16 (20.51%) Kerberos
11 16 (20.51%) CA
11 16 (20.51%) REXX
11 16 (20.51%) RACF
11 16 (20.51%) Security Management
11 16 (20.51%) SSH
11 16 (20.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Assembly Language
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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (24.36%) CICS
2 17 (21.79%) MQSeries
3 16 (20.51%) SAS
4 6 (7.69%) JBoss
4 6 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.85%) OrCAD
4 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) Kerberos
1 16 (20.51%) SSH
1 16 (20.51%) SSL
2 4 (5.13%) Bluetooth
2 4 (5.13%) Wireless
3 3 (3.85%) Internet
3 3 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.28%) ATM
4 1 (1.28%) DVB
4 1 (1.28%) Modbus
4 1 (1.28%) RS-232
4 1 (1.28%) RS-422
4 1 (1.28%) RS-485
4 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) DB2
2 6 (7.69%) Endeca
3 1 (1.28%) Adabas
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.69%) Maven
1 6 (7.69%) Mockito
2 5 (6.41%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.13%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.13%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (3.85%) Metasploit
4 3 (3.85%) OllyDbg
5 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.13%) Electronics
3 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Automotive
4 2 (2.56%) German Language
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Software Engineer
2 21 (26.92%) Developer
3 18 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
3 18 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Programmer
5 8 (10.26%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Electronics Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Assembler Programmer
7 6 (7.69%) Endeca Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Java Programmer
7 6 (7.69%) Linux Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
7 6 (7.69%) RACF Programmer
7 6 (7.69%) SAS Programmer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Electronics Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.69%) SQL Programmer
8 5 (6.41%) C++/Java Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) Middleware
2 16 (20.51%) ISPF
3 6 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 6 (7.69%) J2EE
3 6 (7.69%) JPA
3 6 (7.69%) JSON
3 6 (7.69%) PowerMock
3 6 (7.69%) Spring
3 6 (7.69%) Struts
4 3 (3.85%) CSS
4 3 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) Mainframe
2 16 (20.51%) PKI
3 7 (8.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.28%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.28%) MPEG
6 1 (1.28%) STB
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Linux
2 18 (23.08%) zOS
3 16 (20.51%) Unix
4 12 (15.38%) Windows
5 3 (3.85%) Kali Linux
5 3 (3.85%) OS/390
5 3 (3.85%) VMS
6 1 (1.28%) uClinux
6 1 (1.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Software Engineering
2 18 (23.08%) Information Security
3 16 (20.51%) Project Planning
3 16 (20.51%) Security Management
3 16 (20.51%) Time Management
4 15 (19.23%) People Management
5 11 (14.10%) Validation
6 8 (10.26%) Embedded Software Development
6 8 (10.26%) Multithreading
7 7 (8.97%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (7.69%) CAD
8 6 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.41%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (6.41%) Scrum
10 4 (5.13%) Coaching
10 4 (5.13%) Malware Analysis
10 4 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (52.56%) C
2 28 (35.90%) SQL
3 24 (30.77%) Embedded C
3 24 (30.77%) Perl
4 22 (28.21%) C++
5 20 (25.64%) JCL
6 16 (20.51%) CLIST
6 16 (20.51%) REXX
7 15 (19.23%) Shell Script
8 14 (17.95%) Java
9 8 (10.26%) Python
10 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
11 5 (6.41%) COBOL
12 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
12 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.56%) C#
14 1 (1.28%) Ada
14 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
14 1 (1.28%) NATURAL
14 1 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
1 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.28%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 16 (20.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (20.51%) RACF
1 16 (20.51%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (3.85%) VirtualBox
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) zSecure
2 3 (3.85%) EnCase
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) IBM
2 17 (21.79%) Sybase
3 16 (20.51%) CA
4 10 (12.82%) Oracle
5 5 (6.41%) Wind River
6 4 (5.13%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (5.13%) Freescale
7 3 (3.85%) HP
7 3 (3.85%) hybris
7 3 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (1.28%) Cadence
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.28%) Software AG