Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 865 861
Rank change year-on-year +36 -4 -58
Contract jobs citing Assembly Language 55 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.032% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.080% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 13
UK median daily rate £350 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £325 £360 £349
90th Percentile £568 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 11
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £35.75 £38.00 £24.25
90th Percentile £45.10 £47.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.06% +6.25% +0.63%

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 43282 42516 43243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.32% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30242 29187 29245
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 887 1038
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.40 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 22 November 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
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 22 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
UK excluding London +51 45 £350 -12.50% 13
England +23 37 £350 -26.32% 14
Scotland +7 15 £429 - 1
East of England -6 9 £350 -12.50% 6
South West +9 8 - - 2
London -30 8 £575 +4.55% 2
North of England +73 4 - - 1
North West +15 4 - - 1
South East +3 4 - - 3
Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Wales +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (58.18%) C
2 20 (36.36%) Embedded C
2 20 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 20 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 19 (34.55%) DB2
4 18 (32.73%) SQL
4 18 (32.73%) CICS
4 18 (32.73%) JCL
5 16 (29.09%) zOS
5 16 (29.09%) IBM
5 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (29.09%) Unix
6 15 (27.27%) MQSeries
6 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
6 15 (27.27%) Perl
6 15 (27.27%) Sybase
6 15 (27.27%) CA
6 15 (27.27%) REXX
6 15 (27.27%) Kerberos
6 15 (27.27%) SSL
6 15 (27.27%) SAS
6 15 (27.27%) RACF
6 15 (27.27%) Middleware
6 15 (27.27%) Security Management
6 15 (27.27%) Finance
6 15 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (27.27%) PKI
6 15 (27.27%) ISPF
6 15 (27.27%) SSH
6 15 (27.27%) Project Planning

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 18 (32.73%) CICS
2 15 (27.27%) MQSeries
2 15 (27.27%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.45%) OrCAD
4 2 (3.64%) Simulink
4 2 (3.64%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Kerberos
1 15 (27.27%) SSH
1 15 (27.27%) SSL
2 8 (14.55%) Bluetooth
2 8 (14.55%) Wireless
3 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.64%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.82%) ATM
4 1 (1.82%) Modbus
4 1 (1.82%) RS-232
4 1 (1.82%) RS-422
4 1 (1.82%) RS-485
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) Adabas
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) VectorCAST
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Aerospace
3 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.27%) Electronics
5 3 (5.45%) Automotive
6 2 (3.64%) German Language
7 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Software Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Embedded Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Embedded Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Assembler Programmer
5 6 (10.91%) C Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Electronics Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Embedded C Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Mainframe Programmer
5 6 (10.91%) Programmer
5 6 (10.91%) RACF Programmer
5 6 (10.91%) SAS Programmer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Embedded Software Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) ISPF
1 15 (27.27%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 15 (27.27%) PKI
3 6 (10.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Acoustics
5 1 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Unix
1 16 (29.09%) zOS
2 14 (25.45%) Linux
3 10 (18.18%) Windows
4 3 (5.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 15 (27.27%) Project Planning
2 15 (27.27%) Security Management
2 15 (27.27%) Time Management
3 14 (25.45%) Information Security
3 14 (25.45%) People Management
4 11 (20.00%) Validation
5 10 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.73%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (9.09%) CAD
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.45%) SOA
9 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.64%) Coaching
10 2 (3.64%) Scrum
10 2 (3.64%) Static Code Analysis
11 1 (1.82%) Cybersecurity
11 1 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.82%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) C
2 20 (36.36%) Embedded C
3 18 (32.73%) JCL
3 18 (32.73%) SQL
4 15 (27.27%) CLIST
4 15 (27.27%) Perl
4 15 (27.27%) REXX
5 14 (25.45%) Shell Script
6 13 (23.64%) C++
7 12 (21.82%) Python
8 4 (7.27%) COBOL
9 2 (3.64%) C#
9 2 (3.64%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.64%) R
10 1 (1.82%) Ada
10 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.82%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.64%) IEC 62304
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 26262
2 2 (3.64%) MISRA
System Software
1 15 (27.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 15 (27.27%) RACF
1 15 (27.27%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) zSecure
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) IBM
2 15 (27.27%) CA
2 15 (27.27%) Sybase
3 4 (7.27%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (7.27%) Freescale
3 4 (7.27%) Wind River
4 3 (5.45%) HP
4 3 (5.45%) hybris
5 1 (1.82%) Cadence
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Software AG