Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 725 839 851
Rank change year-on-year +114 +12 -19
Contract jobs citing Assembly Language 20 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.049% 0.034%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.068% 0.11% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 15
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -15.61%
10th Percentile £371 £256 £319
90th Percentile £554 £526 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £42.80 £25.25 £42.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.75 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +8.24% -3.41% +3.53%

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 29,369 43,749 41,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.78% 44.31% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,116 30,729 29,388
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 697 762
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £17.23 £17.00 £16.64
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 28 January 2020.

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 7 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 28 January 2020. 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 +109 20 £450 +2.86% 39
UK excluding London +94 16 £450 +5.88% 37
East of England +36 9 £515 +21.18% 8
London +101 4 - - 5
North of England +57 4 £400 +52.38% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 2
South West +7 3 £550 - 5

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 12 (60.00%) C++
2 9 (45.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) Python
3 7 (35.00%) IBM
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Embedded C++
4 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps
5 5 (25.00%) Prototyping
6 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) ACF2
6 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (20.00%) ISPF
6 4 (20.00%) SAS
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Electronics
6 4 (20.00%) RACF
6 4 (20.00%) JCL
6 4 (20.00%) CA
6 4 (20.00%) REXX
6 4 (20.00%) zOS
7 3 (15.00%) Finance

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 4 (20.00%) SAS
2 2 (10.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Polyspace
1 1 (5.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Automotive
4 1 (5.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Programmer
1 6 (30.00%) Systems Programmer
2 5 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Hardware Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 4 (20.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) CICS Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Assembler Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) ISPF
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.00%) Home Automation
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.00%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (25.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 4 (20.00%) Kanban
3 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Security
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.00%) Neural Network
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C++
2 9 (45.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Embedded C++
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 4 (20.00%) JCL
5 4 (20.00%) REXX
6 2 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (5.00%) JTAG
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) ACF2
1 4 (20.00%) RACF
1 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle