Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 765 792 871
Rank change year-on-year +27 +79 -18
Contract jobs citing YAML 103 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.044% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.14% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 17
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -9.57%
10th Percentile £381 £327 £325
90th Percentile £601 £553 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +20.78% -5.88% +183.33%
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 33,016 29,120 30,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.17% 32.06% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,203 20,164 21,054
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 377 412
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +7.36% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.57 £15.70 £13.50
90th Percentile £67.45 £53.75 £56.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +11 95 £500 +17.65% 12
UK excluding London +12 55 £483 +20.78% 8
London -7 47 £520 +1.46% 6
South East +7 29 £400 -1.23% 1
South West +25 8 £495 -
East of England +3 6 £350 -
North of England -14 5 £603 +60.67% 4
North West -24 5 £603 +72.14%
Wales - 5 £390 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £565 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 69 (66.99%) Python
2 62 (60.19%) Linux
3 56 (54.37%) Ansible
4 53 (51.46%) DevOps
5 51 (49.51%) Amazon AWS
6 50 (48.54%) Jenkins
7 49 (47.57%) Git (software)
8 43 (41.75%) JSON
9 41 (39.81%) Bash Shell
10 39 (37.86%) Ruby
11 38 (36.89%) Docker
12 35 (33.98%) Confluence
12 35 (33.98%) JIRA
13 33 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (29.13%) Configuration Management
15 29 (28.16%) Puppet
16 28 (27.18%) Terraform
17 26 (25.24%) Open Source
18 24 (23.30%) Finance
19 23 (22.33%) Shell Script
19 23 (22.33%) MongoDB
20 22 (21.36%) Perl
21 20 (19.42%) PostgreSQL
21 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
21 20 (19.42%) Bitbucket
22 19 (18.45%) Artifactory
22 19 (18.45%) Kubernetes
22 19 (18.45%) MySQL
22 19 (18.45%) Unix

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 35 (33.98%) Confluence
2 8 (7.77%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.85%) Apache
3 5 (4.85%) JBoss
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.97%) nginx
5 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 51 (49.51%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (16.50%) OpenShift
4 16 (15.53%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (14.56%) GitHub
6 12 (11.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (10.68%) Route 53
8 9 (8.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (7.77%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (6.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (5.83%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (4.85%) Amazon S3
12 5 (4.85%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (2.91%) Bluemix
13 3 (2.91%) IaaS
13 3 (2.91%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (2.91%) npm
13 3 (2.91%) NuGet
13 3 (2.91%) PaaS
14 2 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) Firewall
2 13 (12.62%) DNS
3 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.71%) HTTP
5 6 (5.83%) BGP
5 6 (5.83%) FTP
5 6 (5.83%) IMAP
5 6 (5.83%) OSPF
5 6 (5.83%) SMTP
5 6 (5.83%) VLAN
6 5 (4.85%) SSL
7 4 (3.88%) Internet
8 3 (2.91%) SMS
9 2 (1.94%) VPN
10 1 (0.97%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.33%) MongoDB
2 20 (19.42%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (18.45%) MySQL
4 16 (15.53%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (15.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
6 12 (11.65%) DB2
6 12 (11.65%) DB2 UDB
7 11 (10.68%) Redis
8 10 (9.71%) NoSQL
9 8 (7.77%) NuoDB
10 4 (3.88%) Power BI
11 2 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.94%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.94%) Big Data
11 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 50 (48.54%) Jenkins
2 49 (47.57%) Git (software)
3 35 (33.98%) JIRA
4 20 (19.42%) Bitbucket
5 19 (18.45%) Artifactory
6 14 (13.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (11.65%) SonarQube
8 7 (6.80%) Cucumber
8 7 (6.80%) Gerrit
9 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio Code
10 5 (4.85%) Maven
11 4 (3.88%) Vagrant
11 4 (3.88%) WebStorm
12 3 (2.91%) Chocolatey
12 3 (2.91%) GitLab
12 3 (2.91%) IBM UrbanCode
12 3 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (2.91%) Selenium
12 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.94%) webpack
General
1 24 (23.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Banking
2 7 (6.80%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.94%) Back Office
3 2 (1.94%) Legal
3 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (29.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (15.53%) Administrator
2 16 (15.53%) Automation Engineer
3 14 (13.59%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (12.62%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) DBA
5 12 (11.65%) Python Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (7.77%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Azure DevOps
10 4 (3.88%) Build and Release Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Build Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.88%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (41.75%) JSON
2 19 (18.45%) XML
3 15 (14.56%) Swagger
4 13 (12.62%) RAML
5 12 (11.65%) HTML
6 10 (9.71%) REST
7 9 (8.74%) LAMP
7 9 (8.74%) MCollective
8 8 (7.77%) LAPP Stack
8 8 (7.77%) Middleware
8 8 (7.77%) RESTful
8 8 (7.77%) SOAP
8 8 (7.77%) Web Services
9 6 (5.83%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.83%) CSS
9 6 (5.83%) LDAP
9 6 (5.83%) Sass
9 6 (5.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (4.85%) .NET
11 4 (3.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.85%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.94%) RIA
3 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.94%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (60.19%) Linux
2 19 (18.45%) Unix
3 17 (16.50%) Windows
4 16 (15.53%) CentOS
5 7 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.91%) CoreOS
7 3 (2.91%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.46%) DevOps
2 33 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (29.13%) Configuration Management
4 26 (25.24%) Open Source
5 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
6 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Scrum
7 15 (14.56%) TDD
8 13 (12.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (11.65%) Kanban
9 12 (11.65%) Security Management
10 11 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (10.68%) Integration Testing
10 11 (10.68%) Load Testing
10 11 (10.68%) Server Hardening
10 11 (10.68%) System Testing
11 10 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (8.74%) Task Automation
13 8 (7.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 69 (66.99%) Python
2 41 (39.81%) Bash Shell
3 39 (37.86%) Ruby
4 23 (22.33%) Shell Script
5 22 (21.36%) Perl
6 16 (15.53%) PowerShell
6 16 (15.53%) SQL
7 15 (14.56%) Java
8 13 (12.62%) Korn
9 11 (10.68%) Groovy
10 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.88%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.91%) C
13 2 (1.94%) C#
13 2 (1.94%) F#
13 2 (1.94%) Scala
14 1 (0.97%) Go
14 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) Degree
4 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) GDPR
1 2 (1.94%) ISO 20022
1 2 (1.94%) PSD2
2 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 38 (36.89%) Docker
2 17 (16.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 56 (54.37%) Ansible
2 29 (28.16%) Puppet
3 28 (27.18%) Terraform
4 19 (18.45%) Kubernetes
5 15 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.83%) Nagios
6 6 (5.83%) ZABBIX
7 5 (4.85%) Grafana
8 2 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.94%) Packer
8 2 (1.94%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.94%) Salt
9 1 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.97%) Oozie
9 1 (0.97%) SELinux
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) VMware
2 11 (10.68%) IBM
3 9 (8.74%) AppDynamics
3 9 (8.74%) Atlassian
4 6 (5.83%) Cisco
4 6 (5.83%) Oracle
4 6 (5.83%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.83%) Splunk
5 5 (4.85%) Apigee
6 4 (3.88%) CA
7 2 (1.94%) Google
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.94%) Veracode
8 1 (0.97%) Nintex
8 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.97%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.97%) SAP