The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for YAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited YAML over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
YAML
UK
Rank 583 629 620
Rank change year-on-year +46 -9  
Contract jobs citing YAML 26 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.023% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.081% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 1
Median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

YAML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14027 14876 14126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9735 10312 9157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

YAML
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing YAML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for YAML in the UK

YAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for YAML in the UK

YAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing YAML over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for YAML in the UK

YAML
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 YAML within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 26 £450 +5.88% 3
London +41 13 £525 +50.00% 2
South East +35 11 £425 -22.72%
Surrey - 8 £400 -
Woking - 4 £388 -
Berkshire +29 3 £450 -18.18%
Kent - 1 £550 -

YAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing YAML 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 YAML.

1 38 (90.48%) Python
2 33 (78.57%) Ansible
3 29 (69.05%) JSON
4 28 (66.67%) Linux
5 26 (61.90%) Windows
5 26 (61.90%) DevOps
6 23 (54.76%) Puppet
7 22 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (47.62%) Jenkins
10 17 (40.48%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (40.48%) Perl
10 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
11 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
11 15 (35.71%) Bash Shell
12 14 (33.33%) SQL
12 14 (33.33%) Java
13 13 (30.95%) MySQL
14 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
15 11 (26.19%) Drupal
15 11 (26.19%) WordPress
15 11 (26.19%) CMS
15 11 (26.19%) HTML
15 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (23.81%) Docker
16 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (23.81%) Banking
16 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (21.43%) Ruby
17 9 (21.43%) C++

YAML
Top Related 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 11 (26.19%) CMS
1 11 (26.19%) Drupal
1 11 (26.19%) WordPress
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.76%) Jetty
4 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) Confluence
5 1 (2.38%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (11.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (9.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (9.52%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (9.52%) Amazon S3
4 4 (9.52%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (9.52%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (9.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (9.52%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (9.52%) Google Analytics
4 4 (9.52%) Heroku
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.38%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (2.38%) IaaS
5 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) VPN
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) LDAP
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) HTTP
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 2 (4.76%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) Broadband
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) OpenFlow
5 1 (2.38%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.95%) MySQL
3 8 (19.05%) MongoDB
4 6 (14.29%) DB2
4 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
6 4 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (9.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (9.52%) Big Data
6 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.38%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Jenkins
2 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) Gradle
3 4 (9.52%) Travis CI
3 4 (9.52%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 2 (4.76%) JUnit
4 2 (4.76%) Maven
4 2 (4.76%) Mockito
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 10 (23.81%) Banking
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Cloud Engineer
1 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) DBA
4 5 (11.90%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Python Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) JSON
2 11 (26.19%) HTML
3 9 (21.43%) Web Services
4 8 (19.05%) REST
5 6 (14.29%) boto
6 4 (9.52%) CSS
6 4 (9.52%) Dropwizard
6 4 (9.52%) HTML5
6 4 (9.52%) Node.js
6 4 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (9.52%) Sass
7 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.76%) JAX-RS
7 2 (4.76%) RAML
7 2 (4.76%) XML
8 1 (2.38%) .NET
8 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Linux
2 26 (61.90%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (21.43%) Unix
5 4 (9.52%) AIX
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.52%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) DevOps
2 17 (40.48%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.67%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) Analytics
5 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 6 (14.29%) High Availability
5 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 6 (14.29%) SDLC
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Open Source
6 5 (11.90%) Workflow
7 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.14%) Service Design
8 2 (4.76%) Coaching
8 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.76%) User Stories
9 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (90.48%) Python
2 17 (40.48%) Perl
3 15 (35.71%) Bash Shell
4 14 (33.33%) Java
4 14 (33.33%) SQL
5 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 9 (21.43%) C++
6 9 (21.43%) Ruby
7 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.90%) Go
9 4 (9.52%) PHP
10 2 (4.76%) C
11 1 (2.38%) C#
11 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) Docker
3 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) NFS
5 2 (4.76%) Xen
6 1 (2.38%) Ceph
6 1 (2.38%) GlusterFS
6 1 (2.38%) KVM
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.38%) XenApp
6 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (78.57%) Ansible
2 23 (54.76%) Puppet
3 21 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (9.52%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 4 (9.52%) Salt
4 4 (9.52%) Terraform
5 2 (4.76%) Control-M
5 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.76%) OpenView
6 1 (2.38%) Cacti
6 1 (2.38%) OpenNebula
6 1 (2.38%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) VMware
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) Google
3 5 (11.90%) TOWER Software
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.14%) Veritas
5 2 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk
6 1 (2.38%) Sun
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