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 20 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
YAML
Rank 596 601 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing YAML 13 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.004% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.087% 0.013% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate
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£478 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
14873 15181 12837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.60% 27.00% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9780 8009
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 227 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 20 April 2015.

YAML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

YAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 9 (69.23%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) MongoDB
3 7 (53.85%) Groovy
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 7 (53.85%) JSON
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
4 6 (46.15%) QA
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) SOAP
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Geb
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) WCF
7 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Sahi
7 3 (23.08%) Open Source
7 3 (23.08%) MSTest
7 3 (23.08%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (23.08%) WATIR

YAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.69%) NAS
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) MongoDB
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Geb
4 3 (23.08%) Sahi
4 3 (23.08%) MSTest
4 3 (23.08%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (23.08%) WATIR
4 3 (23.08%) FitNesse
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 9 (69.23%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) JSON
4 4 (30.77%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) MSMQ
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
1 9 (69.23%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
7 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Groovy
2 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) Korn
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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