Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 851 844
Rank change year-on-year +58 -7 -37
Contract jobs citing Assembly Language 68 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.034% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.084% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 13
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +16.13%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £349
90th Percentile £590 £650 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £500
% change year-on-year - -30.00% +48.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 12
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £34.25 £38.25 £24.70
90th Percentile £46.45 £48.75 £42.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -2.60%

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 41633 42750 43158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28899 29383 29187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £264
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 784 915 976
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 £16.08 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +53 51 £350 - 14
England +54 48 £375 -16.67% 14
Scotland - 17 £429 - 1
London +8 14 £550 +2.33% 1
East of England -5 12 £350 -12.50% 5
South West +5 8 - - 2
North of England +83 5 £400 +33.33% 2
North West +39 5 £400 +33.33% 1
South East +5 4 - - 4
Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Wales 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 34 (50.00%) C
2 25 (36.76%) Software Engineering
3 23 (33.82%) Mainframe
3 23 (33.82%) Embedded C
4 22 (32.35%) Perl
4 22 (32.35%) DB2
5 20 (29.41%) JCL
5 20 (29.41%) SQL
5 20 (29.41%) Linux
6 19 (27.94%) IBM
6 19 (27.94%) CICS
7 18 (26.47%) zOS
7 18 (26.47%) Information Security
8 17 (25.00%) Finance
8 17 (25.00%) Middleware
8 17 (25.00%) MQSeries
8 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 17 (25.00%) Sybase
8 17 (25.00%) Unix
9 16 (23.53%) Time Sharing Option
9 16 (23.53%) CLIST
9 16 (23.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 16 (23.53%) zSecure
9 16 (23.53%) SAS
9 16 (23.53%) RACF
9 16 (23.53%) CA
9 16 (23.53%) REXX
9 16 (23.53%) Kerberos
9 16 (23.53%) SSL

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 (27.94%) CICS
2 17 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 16 (23.53%) SAS
4 3 (4.41%) JBoss
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.41%) OrCAD
4 2 (2.94%) Simulink
4 2 (2.94%) Stateflow
5 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) Kerberos
1 16 (23.53%) SSH
1 16 (23.53%) SSL
2 6 (8.82%) Bluetooth
2 6 (8.82%) Wireless
3 3 (4.41%) Internet
3 3 (4.41%) Network Security
4 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.94%) FlexRay
5 1 (1.47%) ATM
5 1 (1.47%) DVB
5 1 (1.47%) Modbus
5 1 (1.47%) RS-232
5 1 (1.47%) RS-422
5 1 (1.47%) RS-485
5 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.35%) DB2
2 3 (4.41%) Endeca
3 1 (1.47%) Adabas
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) IDA Disassembler
1 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.41%) Maven
2 3 (4.41%) Metasploit
2 3 (4.41%) Mockito
2 3 (4.41%) OllyDbg
3 2 (2.94%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Aerospace
3 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Automotive
4 4 (5.88%) Electronics
5 3 (4.41%) German Language
6 2 (2.94%) Law
7 1 (1.47%) Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Software Engineer
2 17 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 17 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Electronics Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Embedded Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Assembler Programmer
5 6 (8.82%) C Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Embedded C Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Mainframe Programmer
5 6 (8.82%) Programmer
5 6 (8.82%) RACF Programmer
5 6 (8.82%) SAS Programmer
5 6 (8.82%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.00%) Middleware
2 16 (23.53%) ISPF
3 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.41%) J2EE
3 3 (4.41%) JPA
3 3 (4.41%) JSON
3 3 (4.41%) PowerMock
3 3 (4.41%) Spring
3 3 (4.41%) Struts
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.82%) Mainframe
2 16 (23.53%) PKI
3 7 (10.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.41%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.41%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.47%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.47%) MPEG
7 1 (1.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.41%) Linux
2 18 (26.47%) zOS
3 17 (25.00%) Unix
4 13 (19.12%) Windows
5 3 (4.41%) Kali Linux
5 3 (4.41%) OS/390
5 3 (4.41%) VMS
6 1 (1.47%) uClinux
6 1 (1.47%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Software Engineering
2 18 (26.47%) Information Security
3 16 (23.53%) Project Planning
3 16 (23.53%) Security Management
3 16 (23.53%) Time Management
4 15 (22.06%) People Management
5 11 (16.18%) Validation
6 10 (14.71%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (8.82%) CAD
9 4 (5.88%) Malware Analysis
9 4 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Scrum
9 4 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (4.41%) Actionable Insight
10 3 (4.41%) Programme Delivery
10 3 (4.41%) Runbook
10 3 (4.41%) Threat Analysis
10 3 (4.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) C
2 23 (33.82%) Embedded C
3 22 (32.35%) Perl
4 20 (29.41%) JCL
4 20 (29.41%) SQL
5 16 (23.53%) CLIST
5 16 (23.53%) REXX
6 15 (22.06%) Shell Script
7 14 (20.59%) C++
8 13 (19.12%) Python
9 5 (7.35%) COBOL
10 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.41%) Java
11 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.41%) R
12 2 (2.94%) C#
12 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.47%) Ada
13 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.47%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) Degree
3 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.94%) IEC 62304
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 26262
2 2 (2.94%) MISRA
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (23.53%) RACF
1 16 (23.53%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (4.41%) VirtualBox
2 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) zSecure
2 3 (4.41%) EnCase
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) IBM
2 17 (25.00%) Sybase
3 16 (23.53%) CA
4 4 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (5.88%) Freescale
4 4 (5.88%) Wind River
5 3 (4.41%) HP
5 3 (4.41%) hybris
5 3 (4.41%) VMware
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle
7 1 (1.47%) Cadence
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.47%) Software AG