Period
to 19 February 2018

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 6 months to 19 February 2018 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 804 873
Rank change year-on-year +8 +69 -13
Contract jobs citing YAML 73 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.028% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.087% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 17 22
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £394 £398 £413
90th Percentile £588 £614 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

YAML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,119 29,815 31,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.55% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,889 20,628 21,659
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 336 547
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.20 £15.38 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.12 £52.00 £56.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £38.63 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.73% -0.32% +10.71%

YAML
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing YAML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for YAML in the UK

YAML
Top 11 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 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 65 £513 -2.38% 15
London -16 42 £550 +4.76% 10
UK excluding London +22 29 £425 -5.56% 5
South East -3 8 £400 -11.11%
North of England +36 6 £500 -16.67% 2
North West +14 6 £500 -16.67% 1
Scotland - 5 £400 -
East of England - 5 £350 -
South West - 3 £495 -
Wales - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing YAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for YAML.

1 48 (65.75%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (60.27%) DevOps
3 43 (58.90%) Git (software)
4 42 (57.53%) JSON
5 40 (54.79%) Linux
6 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (53.42%) Ansible
6 39 (53.42%) Docker
7 36 (49.32%) Jenkins
8 31 (42.47%) Configuration Management
9 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
10 29 (39.73%) Firewall
11 28 (38.36%) Windows
11 28 (38.36%) Artifactory
12 27 (36.99%) Puppet
12 27 (36.99%) Python
13 26 (35.62%) TCP/IP
13 26 (35.62%) DNS
14 24 (32.88%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (32.88%) Route 53
14 24 (32.88%) Amazon RDS
14 24 (32.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 24 (32.88%) Terraform
14 24 (32.88%) Sonatype Nexus
15 22 (30.14%) SQL Server
15 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
16 21 (28.77%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (28.77%) Windows Server
16 21 (28.77%) Amazon ELB
16 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2012

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 21 (28.77%) Confluence
2 3 (4.11%) JBoss
3 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.37%) Gunicorn
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 48 (65.75%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (32.88%) Amazon EC2
2 24 (32.88%) Route 53
2 24 (32.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 21 (28.77%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (10.96%) OpenShift
6 7 (9.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (8.22%) GitHub
8 4 (5.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.73%) Firewall
2 26 (35.62%) DNS
2 26 (35.62%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.70%) HTTP
4 5 (6.85%) FTP
4 5 (6.85%) IMAP
4 5 (6.85%) SMTP
5 3 (4.11%) SMS
6 2 (2.74%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) BGP
7 1 (1.37%) OSPF
7 1 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.88%) Amazon RDS
2 22 (30.14%) SQL Server
3 14 (19.18%) Power BI
4 7 (9.59%) MongoDB
5 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.48%) DB2
6 4 (5.48%) DB2 UDB
7 3 (4.11%) MySQL
8 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.37%) Big Data
9 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.37%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 43 (58.90%) Git (software)
2 36 (49.32%) Jenkins
3 28 (38.36%) Artifactory
4 24 (32.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (24.66%) JIRA
6 12 (16.44%) Bitbucket
7 5 (6.85%) Gerrit
7 5 (6.85%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.85%) XMLSpy
8 4 (5.48%) Chocolatey
8 4 (5.48%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.48%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.11%) GitLab
10 2 (2.74%) git-flow
10 2 (2.74%) gulp
10 2 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (2.74%) LoadUI
10 2 (2.74%) Protractor
10 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
10 2 (2.74%) webpack
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Advertising
3 2 (2.74%) Electronics
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) International Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) AWS Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Administrator
4 8 (10.96%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Developer
6 5 (6.85%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (6.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) DBA
7 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Author
8 3 (4.11%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (4.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (4.11%) Solutions Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (57.53%) JSON
2 17 (23.29%) XML
3 10 (13.70%) REST
3 10 (13.70%) Swagger
4 8 (10.96%) HTML
5 5 (6.85%) LDAP
5 5 (6.85%) SOAP
6 4 (5.48%) CSS
6 4 (5.48%) HTML5
6 4 (5.48%) MCollective
6 4 (5.48%) RESTful
6 4 (5.48%) Sass
7 3 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (4.11%) Node.js
7 3 (4.11%) Spring
8 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.74%) Middleware
8 2 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.37%) PowerMock
9 1 (1.37%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.79%) Linux
2 28 (38.36%) Windows
3 21 (28.77%) Windows Server
3 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.33%) CentOS
5 6 (8.22%) Unix
6 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (60.27%) DevOps
2 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (42.47%) Configuration Management
4 21 (28.77%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (26.03%) Build Automation
6 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.96%) Open Source
7 8 (10.96%) Scrum
8 7 (9.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (9.59%) TDD
8 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.22%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.22%) Kanban
9 6 (8.22%) Load Testing
9 6 (8.22%) Server Hardening
9 6 (8.22%) System Testing
10 5 (6.85%) Analytics
10 5 (6.85%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.85%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) Python
2 17 (23.29%) Ruby
3 12 (16.44%) Bash Shell
3 12 (16.44%) Groovy
3 12 (16.44%) Shell Script
4 11 (15.07%) Java
5 9 (12.33%) Perl
6 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
7 7 (9.59%) SQL
8 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.48%) Korn
9 2 (2.74%) C
9 2 (2.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 39 (53.42%) Docker
2 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (53.42%) Ansible
2 27 (36.99%) Puppet
3 24 (32.88%) Terraform
4 19 (26.03%) WSUS
5 11 (15.07%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (13.70%) Kubernetes
7 3 (4.11%) Nagios
7 3 (4.11%) Prometheus
7 3 (4.11%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.37%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.37%) Oozie
8 1 (1.37%) Packer
8 1 (1.37%) SELinux
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Atlassian
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) VMware
3 5 (6.85%) AppDynamics
3 5 (6.85%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.74%) Google
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) Cloudera