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 23 June 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.

YAML
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 639 623
Rank change year-on-year +54 -16  
Contract jobs citing YAML 17 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.007% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.026% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 10
Median daily rate £395 £375 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -20.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £223 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £550 £150
% change year-on-year -30.90% +266.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 15019 15261 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.08% 28.36% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 10752 10284
Median daily rate £427 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 178 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £16.60 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for YAML in the UK

YAML
Top 19 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 23 June 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 +45 17 £395 +5.33% 3
South East +18 11 £395 -28.18%
Milton Keynes - 9 £410 -
Buckinghamshire - 9 £410 -
North West +24 2 £350 -
Lancashire +5 2 £350 -
Colne - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +20 1 £380 -30.90%
London +4 1 £475 +69.64% 1
City of London -2 1 £475 +26.66%
South West - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £380 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 37 (86.05%) Python
2 36 (83.72%) Ansible
3 35 (81.40%) Linux
4 27 (62.79%) Windows
5 25 (58.14%) JSON
5 25 (58.14%) DevOps
6 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
7 20 (46.51%) MySQL
8 18 (41.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (41.86%) Puppet
9 17 (39.53%) Java
9 17 (39.53%) Bash Shell
10 16 (37.21%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (37.21%) PowerShell
10 16 (37.21%) SQL
10 16 (37.21%) Jenkins
11 15 (34.88%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
13 12 (27.91%) Unix
13 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (25.58%) WordPress
14 11 (25.58%) Drupal
14 11 (25.58%) CMS
14 11 (25.58%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (23.26%) MongoDB
16 9 (20.93%) Banking
16 9 (20.93%) Finance
16 9 (20.93%) Web Services
16 9 (20.93%) C++

YAML
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 11 (25.58%) CMS
1 11 (25.58%) Drupal
1 11 (25.58%) WordPress
2 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.65%) Jetty
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (37.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Google Analytics
2 3 (6.98%) Heroku
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) LDAP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) VLAN
2 2 (4.65%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (46.51%) MySQL
3 11 (25.58%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (23.26%) MongoDB
5 8 (18.60%) DB2
5 8 (18.60%) DB2 UDB
6 7 (16.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
6 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.98%) Big Data
8 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Gradle
3 3 (6.98%) Travis CI
3 3 (6.98%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.65%) IntelliJ
4 2 (4.65%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 2 (4.65%) Mockito
5 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (20.93%) Banking
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Cloud Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Support Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) DBA
6 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Administrator
7 4 (9.30%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (9.30%) Python Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Consultant
8 3 (6.98%) DevOps Developer
8 3 (6.98%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Ruby Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (4.65%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) JSON
2 9 (20.93%) Web Services
3 6 (13.95%) REST
4 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 5 (11.63%) HTML5
4 5 (11.63%) Node.js
4 5 (11.63%) XML
5 3 (6.98%) .NET
5 3 (6.98%) CSS
5 3 (6.98%) Dropwizard
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (6.98%) Sass
5 3 (6.98%) SOAP
6 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.65%) JAX-RS
6 2 (4.65%) Laravel
6 2 (4.65%) RAML
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.65%) Fintech
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (81.40%) Linux
2 27 (62.79%) Windows
3 12 (27.91%) Unix
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (13.95%) AIX
6 6 (13.95%) Solaris
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.33%) CentOS
8 1 (2.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) DevOps
2 18 (41.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 8 (18.60%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (18.60%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (18.60%) Task Automation
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
4 7 (16.28%) SDLC
5 5 (11.63%) Capacity Management
5 5 (11.63%) Open Source
5 5 (11.63%) Security Management
6 4 (9.30%) Analytics
6 4 (9.30%) Workflow
7 2 (4.65%) Coaching
7 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) Service Design
7 2 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) Python
2 17 (39.53%) Bash Shell
2 17 (39.53%) Java
3 16 (37.21%) PowerShell
3 16 (37.21%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) C++
5 8 (18.60%) Ruby
5 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
6 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.95%) PHP
7 5 (11.63%) Perl
8 3 (6.98%) C#
8 3 (6.98%) Go
9 2 (4.65%) Korn
10 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Docker
3 4 (9.30%) NFS
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (83.72%) Ansible
2 18 (41.86%) Puppet
3 15 (34.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.98%) Terraform
5 2 (4.65%) Control-M
5 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.65%) OpenView
6 1 (2.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.95%) TOWER Software
4 3 (6.98%) Google
4 3 (6.98%) Veritas
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) VMware
6 1 (2.33%) Apigee
6 1 (2.33%) Dell
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.33%) Snow
6 1 (2.33%) Sun
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