Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 865 899
Rank change year-on-year +58 +34 -52
Contract jobs citing YAML 66 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.066% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 7
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% +21.88%
10th Percentile £363 £365 £340
90th Percentile £603 £560 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £520
% change year-on-year -8.89% -13.46% +38.67%
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 32709 31881 32450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.96% 30.46% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23071 22056 22265
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.28% +2.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 372 556
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.35 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for YAML in the UK

YAML
Top 8 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 25 November 2017. 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 +45 59 £500 +11.11% 2
UK excluding London +79 39 £410 -8.89%
London 0 25 £550 +25.71% 2
South East - 24 £395 -
Scotland - 7 £425 -
North of England +42 5 £500 +11.11%
North West +28 5 £500 -4.76%
East of England - 3 £350 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (57.58%) Linux
2 33 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (50.00%) JSON
2 33 (50.00%) Ansible
3 29 (43.94%) DevOps
3 29 (43.94%) Python
3 29 (43.94%) Windows
4 27 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (39.39%) Git (software)
6 25 (37.88%) Finance
6 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 20 (30.30%) Jenkins
8 20 (30.30%) Docker
9 19 (28.79%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (27.27%) Shell Script
10 18 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (27.27%) MongoDB
11 17 (25.76%) Puppet
11 17 (25.76%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (25.76%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (25.76%) DB2
11 17 (25.76%) MySQL
11 17 (25.76%) Oracle
11 17 (25.76%) DB2 UDB
11 17 (25.76%) Task Automation
12 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
12 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
12 16 (24.24%) DNS
12 16 (24.24%) Firewall

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 (16.67%) Confluence
2 2 (3.03%) Apache
2 2 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (1.52%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (22.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 14 (21.21%) Amazon ELB
4 14 (21.21%) Route 53
5 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (6.06%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.55%) Serverless
8 2 (3.03%) IaaS
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) DNS
1 16 (24.24%) Firewall
1 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.09%) HTTP
3 3 (4.55%) LDAP
4 2 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) FTP
5 1 (1.52%) IMAP
5 1 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (28.79%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (27.27%) MongoDB
4 17 (25.76%) DB2
4 17 (25.76%) DB2 UDB
4 17 (25.76%) MySQL
5 16 (24.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (22.73%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (13.64%) Power BI
8 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.52%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 26 (39.39%) Git (software)
2 20 (30.30%) Jenkins
3 16 (24.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (21.21%) Artifactory
5 6 (9.09%) JIRA
6 5 (7.58%) Bitbucket
6 5 (7.58%) GitLab
6 5 (7.58%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.58%) XMLSpy
7 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.55%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.03%) Capybara
8 2 (3.03%) git-flow
8 2 (3.03%) JMeter
8 2 (3.03%) LoadUI
8 2 (3.03%) RubyGems
8 2 (3.03%) Selenium
8 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.52%) Maven
9 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (37.88%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Advertising
3 3 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) International Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) DBA
3 9 (13.64%) Administrator
3 9 (13.64%) Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Author
6 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) DB2 DBA
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Author
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.55%) Solutions Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Writer
8 2 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.03%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (50.00%) JSON
2 13 (19.70%) XML
3 12 (18.18%) REST
3 12 (18.18%) Swagger
4 7 (10.61%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) SOAP
5 6 (9.09%) CSS
5 6 (9.09%) RESTful
6 5 (7.58%) HTML5
7 4 (6.06%) Node.js
7 4 (6.06%) Web Services
8 3 (4.55%) Sass
9 2 (3.03%) .NET
9 2 (3.03%) CSS3
9 2 (3.03%) Laravel
9 2 (3.03%) Middleware
10 1 (1.52%) Java EE
10 1 (1.52%) Spring
10 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
10 1 (1.52%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (57.58%) Linux
2 29 (43.94%) Windows
3 15 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.15%) Unix
6 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.03%) AIX
7 2 (3.03%) Solaris
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) DevOps
2 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 17 (25.76%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (25.76%) Task Automation
4 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
5 15 (22.73%) Build Automation
6 14 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (15.15%) Capacity Management
7 10 (15.15%) Security Management
8 4 (6.06%) Sequence Diagram
8 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.55%) Open Source
9 3 (4.55%) Prototyping
9 3 (4.55%) TDD
9 3 (4.55%) User Stories
9 3 (4.55%) Web Development
10 2 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) Python
2 18 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 13 (19.70%) SQL
4 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 11 (16.67%) Java
5 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
6 9 (13.64%) Korn
7 8 (12.12%) Ruby
8 7 (10.61%) Perl
9 5 (7.58%) Groovy
10 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
11 3 (4.55%) Go
11 3 (4.55%) GraphQL
12 2 (3.03%) C#
12 2 (3.03%) PHP
13 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (30.30%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (50.00%) Ansible
2 17 (25.76%) Puppet
3 13 (19.70%) WSUS
4 12 (18.18%) Terraform
5 7 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.52%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) Atlassian
2 5 (7.58%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.55%) AppDynamics
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) Snow
5 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.52%) Google
5 1 (1.52%) VMware