Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 795 880 788
Rank change year-on-year +85 -92 +90
Contract jobs citing Assembly Language 43 38 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.037% 0.091%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.083% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 32
UK median daily rate £400 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -0.53% -16.67%
10th Percentile £348 £285 £290
90th Percentile £465 £456 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £325
% change year-on-year +7.24% +14.77% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 14
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +14.86% -12.94%
10th Percentile £43.00 £38.13 £30.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 37,825 45,574 40,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.25% 44.28% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,154 31,968 27,917
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 755 779
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.82 £15.78
90th Percentile £55.70 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Assembly Language in the UK

Assembly Language
Top 11 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 25 August 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 +89 43 £400 +7.24% 32
UK excluding London +44 37 £400 +7.24% 32
East of England +39 13 £425 - 10
South West -26 10 - - 3
Midlands +32 8 £400 -8.57% 5
West Midlands +21 8 £400 -8.57% 2
London +67 6 £688 - 1
North of England +35 5 £270 -20.70% 6
North West - 4 £270 - 2
South East +30 1 - - 7
Yorkshire - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Assembly Language 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 Assembly Language.

1 22 (51.16%) C++
2 19 (44.19%) C
3 18 (41.86%) Software Engineering
4 12 (27.91%) IBM
5 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
5 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
6 10 (23.26%) COBOL
6 10 (23.26%) Firmware
7 9 (20.93%) zOS
7 9 (20.93%) ASIC
7 9 (20.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (20.93%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
8 8 (18.60%) Degree
8 8 (18.60%) Mainframe
9 7 (16.28%) RACF
9 7 (16.28%) CICS
9 7 (16.28%) DB2
9 7 (16.28%) Python
9 7 (16.28%) Adabas
9 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.95%) Avionics
10 6 (13.95%) OMEGAMON
10 6 (13.95%) SAS
10 6 (13.95%) CA
10 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
10 6 (13.95%) Natural
10 6 (13.95%) VSAM
11 5 (11.63%) VHDL
11 5 (11.63%) Electronics

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 7 (16.28%) CICS
2 6 (13.95%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
2 3 (6.98%) ATM
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Adabas
1 7 (16.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.98%) Polyspace
2 3 (6.98%) VectorCAST
General
1 6 (13.95%) Avionics
2 5 (11.63%) Electronics
3 3 (6.98%) Automotive
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Military
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Police
5 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Software Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Embedded Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) FPGA Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) CICS Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Ada Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Firmware Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) SPARK Ada Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) CICS Programmer
7 2 (4.65%) Mainframe Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) RACF Programmer
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (2.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
1 9 (20.93%) ASIC
1 9 (20.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (18.60%) Mainframe
3 6 (13.95%) VSAM
4 5 (11.63%) CPLD
4 5 (11.63%) VHDL
5 4 (9.30%) TMS320
6 3 (6.98%) Device Driver
6 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) zOS
2 3 (6.98%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Software Engineering
2 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.30%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.98%) Matrix Management
5 3 (6.98%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (6.98%) Wealth Management
6 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Statistics
7 1 (2.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) C++
2 19 (44.19%) C
3 10 (23.26%) COBOL
4 7 (16.28%) Python
5 6 (13.95%) Natural
6 5 (11.63%) JCL
6 5 (11.63%) MATLAB
7 4 (9.30%) C#
7 4 (9.30%) REXX
8 3 (6.98%) Ada
8 3 (6.98%) Embedded C++
9 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.33%) PL/1
10 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) DO-178B
2 3 (6.98%) DO-254
2 3 (6.98%) IEC 61508
2 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Firmware
2 7 (16.28%) RACF
3 2 (4.65%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (2.33%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (6.98%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (4.65%) zSecure
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) IBM
2 6 (13.95%) CA
3 5 (11.63%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) Serena
5 2 (4.65%) Fujitsu
5 2 (4.65%) Software AG
6 1 (2.33%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.33%) Freescale
6 1 (2.33%) Wind River