Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 843 846
Rank change year-on-year +82 +3 -48
Contract jobs citing Assembly Language 87 45 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.041% 0.051%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 16
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -2.86% +32.58%
10th Percentile £290 £322 £253
90th Percentile £575 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £343 £400
% change year-on-year -5.11% -14.38% +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 11
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +11.84% -3.18%
10th Percentile £30.90 £31.50 £28.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year - +11.84% -3.18%

Assembly Language is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40199 42636 42444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.01% 39.19% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27630 29315 28158
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 907 898
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.32%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.87 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +85 68 £375 -11.76% 13
UK excluding London +82 61 £325 -5.11% 13
London +29 25 £550 +2.33% 1
Scotland - 17 £429 - 1
South East +24 16 £325 - 4
South West +5 9 - - 3
East of England +8 8 £363 +5.84% 3
Midlands +19 5 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £300 -
North of England +63 4 £400 +10.34% 1
North West +26 4 £400 +10.34% 1
Wales - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 43 (49.43%) C
2 33 (37.93%) SQL
3 31 (35.63%) Linux
4 30 (34.48%) C++
5 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 28 (32.18%) Perl
7 25 (28.74%) Embedded C
8 23 (26.44%) Mainframe
9 22 (25.29%) DB2
9 22 (25.29%) Java
10 20 (22.99%) JCL
11 19 (21.84%) IBM
11 19 (21.84%) CICS
12 18 (20.69%) Middleware
12 18 (20.69%) zOS
12 18 (20.69%) Information Security
13 17 (19.54%) Finance
13 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
13 17 (19.54%) Sybase
13 17 (19.54%) MQSeries
13 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (18.39%) SAS
14 16 (18.39%) Unix
14 16 (18.39%) REXX
14 16 (18.39%) RACF
14 16 (18.39%) CA
14 16 (18.39%) Kerberos
14 16 (18.39%) SSL
14 16 (18.39%) Security Management
14 16 (18.39%) SSH

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 (21.84%) CICS
2 17 (19.54%) MQSeries
3 16 (18.39%) SAS
4 10 (11.49%) JBoss
4 10 (11.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (18.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.45%) OrCAD
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) Kerberos
1 16 (18.39%) SSH
1 16 (18.39%) SSL
2 3 (3.45%) Internet
2 3 (3.45%) Network Security
2 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) RS-232
3 2 (2.30%) RS-485
3 2 (2.30%) Wireless
4 1 (1.15%) 3G
4 1 (1.15%) ATM
4 1 (1.15%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.15%) DVB
4 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.15%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.15%) Modbus
4 1 (1.15%) RS-422
4 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) DB2
2 10 (11.49%) Endeca
3 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) Adabas
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.49%) Jenkins
1 10 (11.49%) Maven
1 10 (11.49%) Mockito
2 9 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.05%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.75%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (4.60%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (3.45%) Metasploit
6 3 (3.45%) OllyDbg
7 1 (1.15%) JIRA
7 1 (1.15%) LabVIEW
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.45%) Automotive
3 3 (3.45%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) German Language
4 2 (2.30%) Law
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Developer
2 25 (28.74%) Software Engineer
3 21 (24.14%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (22.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (16.09%) Programmer
6 12 (13.79%) Java Developer
7 10 (11.49%) Endeca Developer
7 10 (11.49%) Senior Developer
8 8 (9.20%) Java Programmer
8 8 (9.20%) Linux Developer
8 8 (9.20%) SQL Developer
8 8 (9.20%) SQL Programmer
9 7 (8.05%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) C++ Developer
9 7 (8.05%) C++ Programmer
9 7 (8.05%) C++/Java Developer
9 7 (8.05%) Electronics Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Mainframe Programmer
10 6 (6.90%) RACF Programmer
10 6 (6.90%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) Middleware
2 16 (18.39%) ISPF
3 10 (11.49%) Hibernate
3 10 (11.49%) J2EE
3 10 (11.49%) JPA
3 10 (11.49%) JSON
3 10 (11.49%) PowerMock
3 10 (11.49%) Spring
3 10 (11.49%) Struts
4 5 (5.75%) CSS
4 5 (5.75%) HTML
5 2 (2.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.44%) Mainframe
2 16 (18.39%) PKI
3 8 (9.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.75%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.60%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.15%) Digital TV
9 1 (1.15%) MPEG
9 1 (1.15%) STB
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Linux
2 18 (20.69%) zOS
3 16 (18.39%) Unix
4 13 (14.94%) Windows
5 3 (3.45%) Kali Linux
5 3 (3.45%) OS/390
5 3 (3.45%) VMS
6 2 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.15%) ThreadX
7 1 (1.15%) uClinux
7 1 (1.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 18 (20.69%) Information Security
3 16 (18.39%) Project Planning
3 16 (18.39%) Security Management
3 16 (18.39%) Time Management
4 15 (17.24%) People Management
5 13 (14.94%) Multithreading
6 10 (11.49%) Unit Testing
6 10 (11.49%) Validation
7 8 (9.20%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (9.20%) Multithreaded Programming
7 8 (9.20%) Scrum
8 7 (8.05%) Coaching
8 7 (8.05%) Embedded Software Development
8 7 (8.05%) OO
9 6 (6.90%) CAD
9 6 (6.90%) OOD
9 6 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (4.60%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (49.43%) C
2 33 (37.93%) SQL
3 30 (34.48%) C++
4 28 (32.18%) Perl
5 25 (28.74%) Embedded C
6 22 (25.29%) Java
7 20 (22.99%) JCL
8 16 (18.39%) CLIST
8 16 (18.39%) REXX
9 15 (17.24%) Shell Script
10 10 (11.49%) Bash Shell
11 5 (5.75%) COBOL
11 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
12 4 (4.60%) Python
13 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
14 2 (2.30%) C#
15 1 (1.15%) Ada
15 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
15 1 (1.15%) NATURAL
15 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (18.39%) RACF
1 16 (18.39%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (3.45%) VirtualBox
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) zSecure
2 3 (3.45%) EnCase
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) IBM
2 17 (19.54%) Sybase
3 16 (18.39%) CA
4 14 (16.09%) Oracle
5 5 (5.75%) Wind River
6 3 (3.45%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (3.45%) Freescale
6 3 (3.45%) HP
6 3 (3.45%) hybris
6 3 (3.45%) VMware
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.15%) Assembla
8 1 (1.15%) Cadence
8 1 (1.15%) Intel
8 1 (1.15%) Motorola
8 1 (1.15%) Software AG