The table below looks at the statistics for yum skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited yum over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum)
Rank 564 550 532
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Contract jobs citing yum 19 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.46% 0.086% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 5
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£358 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4122 3508 2895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 7.28% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2501 2015 1567
Average daily rate £425 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 204
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

yum
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing yum within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

yum Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

yum
Daily Rate Trend

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

yum Daily Rate Trend in the UK

yum
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing yum within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

yum Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

yum
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing yum within the UK.

yum Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

yum
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing yum within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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 -2 19 £358 +2.14% 4
London +3 11 £375 +7.14% 4
City of London - 7 £375 - 3
South West - 7 £325 -
North West - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

yum
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing yum 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 yum.

1 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (47.37%) Red Hat
3 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (42.11%) Puppet
5 16 (42.11%) Java
6 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
7 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (34.21%) Apache
8 11 (28.95%) CentOS
9 10 (26.32%) Tomcat
9 10 (26.32%) UNIX
10 9 (23.68%) Python
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
10 9 (23.68%) TDD
11 8 (21.05%) Ruby
11 8 (21.05%) JSON
11 8 (21.05%) XML
11 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) REST
11 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (18.42%) BDD
12 7 (18.42%) Hudson
12 7 (18.42%) SELinux
12 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
12 7 (18.42%) ZABBIX
12 7 (18.42%) PHP
12 7 (18.42%) JBoss

yum
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing yum 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 yum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (34.21%) Apache
2 10 (26.32%) Tomcat
3 7 (18.42%) JBoss
4 6 (15.79%) Confluence
4 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
5 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (5.26%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Yammer
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) HTTP
2 5 (13.16%) SSL
3 4 (10.53%) DNS
4 2 (5.26%) SMTP
4 2 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Big Data
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.42%) Hudson
3 7 (18.42%) Maven
4 6 (15.79%) JIRA
4 6 (15.79%) Artifactory
5 5 (13.16%) RSpec
6 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Linux Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (10.53%) Linux Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) iOS Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Android Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Support
6 2 (5.26%) Scala Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) JSON
1 8 (21.05%) XML
1 8 (21.05%) REST
2 6 (15.79%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) EJB
3 3 (7.89%) XML Schema
4 2 (5.26%) LAMP
4 2 (5.26%) Spring
4 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 2 (5.26%) J2EE
4 2 (5.26%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.63%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Open Source
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.63%) Social Media
5 1 (2.63%) Wiki
5 1 (2.63%) Blog
5 1 (2.63%) Life Science
5 1 (2.63%) Statistics
5 1 (2.63%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.63%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (28.95%) CentOS
4 10 (26.32%) UNIX
5 4 (10.53%) Solaris
6 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (23.68%) Scrum
3 9 (23.68%) TDD
4 7 (18.42%) BDD
5 6 (15.79%) OO
6 5 (13.16%) DevOps
7 4 (10.53%) OOP
8 3 (7.89%) Analytics
8 3 (7.89%) Android Development
8 3 (7.89%) iOS Development
8 3 (7.89%) Kanban
8 3 (7.89%) OOD
8 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.26%) ITIL
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
9 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) Python
3 8 (21.05%) Ruby
4 7 (18.42%) PHP
5 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.16%) Perl
5 5 (13.16%) C
5 5 (13.16%) C++
6 3 (7.89%) Scala
6 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) R
7 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) PhD
5 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Varnish
2 2 (5.26%) Postfix
3 1 (2.63%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) Puppet
2 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (18.42%) SELinux
3 7 (18.42%) ZABBIX
4 6 (15.79%) Vagrant
5 5 (13.16%) Nagios
6 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (7.89%) Salt
6 3 (7.89%) logstash
6 3 (7.89%) Ansible
7 2 (5.26%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Red Hat
2 7 (18.42%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) BMC
3 2 (5.26%) Remedy
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
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