The table below looks at the statistics for YAML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited YAML over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
YAML
Rank 650 617 615
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs citing YAML 8 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.025% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.094% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 2
Average daily rate £425 £470 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +63.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £150 -
% change year-on-year
+191.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

YAML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing YAML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

YAML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

YAML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing YAML within the UK.

YAML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

YAML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing YAML within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

YAML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

YAML
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing YAML within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 8 £425 -9.57%
Yorkshire +3 3 £425 +183.33%
West Yorkshire +2 3 £425 +183.33%
Leeds -4 3 £425 +183.33%
Berkshire +7 2 £550 -
London -14 2 £350 -26.70%
South East -21 2 £550 -
City of London +40 1 £350 -25.53%
Hammersmith - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £450 -

YAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing YAML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited YAML.

1 21 (80.77%) Java
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 17 (65.38%) Maven
3 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) Jenkins
4 15 (57.69%) Selenium
5 14 (53.85%) Puppet
6 13 (50.00%) OpenStack
7 11 (42.31%) DevOps
7 11 (42.31%) Appium
7 11 (42.31%) SonarQube
7 11 (42.31%) Mocha
7 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (42.31%) vSphere
7 11 (42.31%) Bash Shell
7 11 (42.31%) Confluence
7 11 (42.31%) JIRA
7 11 (42.31%) Atlassian
7 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
7 11 (42.31%) C#
7 11 (42.31%) Perl
7 11 (42.31%) Ant
7 11 (42.31%) Python
8 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
8 10 (38.46%) TDD
8 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
8 10 (38.46%) BDD
9 6 (23.08%) Protractor
9 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (23.08%) RESTEasy

YAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing YAML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited YAML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 11 (42.31%) Confluence
3 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (23.08%) JBoss
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Junos
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (7.69%) MRTG
2 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 2 (7.69%) NX-OS
2 2 (7.69%) OSPF
2 2 (7.69%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Jenkins
1 17 (65.38%) Maven
2 15 (57.69%) Selenium
3 11 (42.31%) Ant
3 11 (42.31%) Appium
3 11 (42.31%) JIRA
3 11 (42.31%) Mocha
3 11 (42.31%) SonarQube
4 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
5 6 (23.08%) IntelliJ
5 6 (23.08%) JUnit
5 6 (23.08%) Protractor
6 4 (15.38%) FitNesse
6 4 (15.38%) Geb
6 4 (15.38%) HP UFT
6 4 (15.38%) Sahi
6 4 (15.38%) WATIR
7 2 (7.69%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Java Software Developer
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Linux Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) OSS Architect
4 2 (7.69%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Quality Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
1 6 (23.08%) RESTEasy
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) JSON
2 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.69%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) DevOps
3 10 (38.46%) BDD
3 10 (38.46%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) Web Application Development
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Open Source
5 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Product Management
7 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) Java
2 11 (42.31%) Bash Shell
2 11 (42.31%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) Perl
2 11 (42.31%) Python
3 6 (23.08%) C
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) Groovy
4 4 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CCA
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (7.69%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) vSphere
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) Puppet
2 4 (15.38%) Ansible
3 2 (7.69%) OpenNMS
3 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Atlassian
1 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) F5
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) hybris