The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for yum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited yum over the 3 months to 28 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.

Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 616 616
Rank change year-on-year +44 0  
Contract jobs citing yum 36 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.043% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.80% 0.46% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 18
Median daily rate £468 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £395 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £510 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

yum is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4519 4958 4505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3039 3146 2679
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 134 173
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing yum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for yum in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for yum in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing yum over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for yum in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing yum.

Contractor hourly rate trend for yum in the UK

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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 yum within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +39 30 £469 +4.16%
London +42 27 £470 +10.58%
Croydon - 11 £469 -
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
Scotland - 6 £400 -
North West +30 3 £425 -13.26%
Manchester +13 2 £425 -13.26%
Cheshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing yum 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 yum.

1 38 (69.09%) Security Cleared
2 36 (65.45%) SC Cleared
2 36 (65.45%) Ansible
2 36 (65.45%) Firewall
2 36 (65.45%) VMware
3 33 (60.00%) Docker
3 33 (60.00%) Puppet
4 30 (54.55%) DNS
4 30 (54.55%) Terraform
5 29 (52.73%) Jenkins
6 25 (45.45%) Linux
7 24 (43.64%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (41.82%) Atlassian
8 23 (41.82%) Bitbucket
8 23 (41.82%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (41.82%) JIRA
9 22 (40.00%) VPN
9 22 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (38.18%) Hadoop
11 20 (36.36%) ZABBIX
11 20 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (36.36%) Oracle Database
11 20 (36.36%) Rsyslog
11 20 (36.36%) AppDynamics
11 20 (36.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 20 (36.36%) Kubernetes
11 20 (36.36%) CA
11 20 (36.36%) SNMP
11 20 (36.36%) Apache
11 20 (36.36%) Oracle

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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 20 (36.36%) Apache
2 3 (5.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 24 (43.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (65.45%) Firewall
2 30 (54.55%) DNS
3 22 (40.00%) VPN
4 20 (36.36%) SNMP
5 8 (14.55%) LDAP
6 7 (12.73%) LAN
6 7 (12.73%) WAN
7 6 (10.91%) Network Security
7 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.27%) HTTPS
8 4 (7.27%) SSL
9 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (3.64%) OpenVPN
9 2 (3.64%) PuTTY
9 2 (3.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.82%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (38.18%) Hadoop
3 20 (36.36%) Oracle Database
3 20 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (52.73%) Jenkins
2 23 (41.82%) Bitbucket
2 23 (41.82%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (7.27%) GitLab
4 4 (7.27%) MSI
5 3 (5.45%) Checkstyle
5 3 (5.45%) Maven
6 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Architect
1 19 (34.55%) Cloud Architect
2 13 (23.64%) AWS Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Consultant
4 8 (14.55%) DevOps Consultant
5 7 (12.73%) Administrator
5 7 (12.73%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (12.73%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (12.73%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.09%) AWS Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
6 5 (9.09%) Web Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 4 (7.27%) Senior VMWare Administrator
7 4 (7.27%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) Elastic Stack
1 20 (36.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 5 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) Akka
3 1 (1.82%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) PKI
2 4 (7.27%) Spread Betting
2 4 (7.27%) Wiki
3 3 (5.45%) Fintech
4 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Linux
2 15 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (27.27%) Unix
3 12 (21.82%) Windows
4 11 (20.00%) CentOS
5 8 (14.55%) Ubuntu
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
6 6 (10.91%) AIX
7 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (32.73%) DevOps
3 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.91%) Server Building
5 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 5 (9.09%) TDD
6 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
6 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Kanban
7 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 2 (3.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.64%) Open Source
8 2 (3.64%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (3.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (1.82%) Android Development
9 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
2 6 (10.91%) C
2 6 (10.91%) Perl
3 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.27%) Python
3 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (69.09%) Security Cleared
2 36 (65.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 33 (60.00%) Docker
2 10 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) KVM
3 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.64%) Snort
4 2 (3.64%) Squid
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (65.45%) Ansible
2 33 (60.00%) Puppet
3 30 (54.55%) Terraform
4 20 (36.36%) Consul
4 20 (36.36%) Kubernetes
4 20 (36.36%) Packer
4 20 (36.36%) Rsyslog
4 20 (36.36%) ZABBIX
5 6 (10.91%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (5.45%) Rundeck
8 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
8 2 (3.64%) Nessus
8 2 (3.64%) OSSEC
8 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 36 (65.45%) VMware
2 23 (41.82%) Atlassian
3 20 (36.36%) AppDynamics
3 20 (36.36%) CA
3 20 (36.36%) Oracle
4 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.91%) EMC
6 3 (5.45%) Sonatype