The first table below looks at the demand for Varnish skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Varnish over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Varnish
Rank 192 216 218
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Contract jobs citing Varnish 4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 1.50% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
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£400 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £316 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £415 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £236 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-37.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
529 602 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.13% 8.47% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 375 341
Average daily rate £338 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £49.20 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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Varnish
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Varnish across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Varnish Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Varnish
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Varnish across the City of London region.

Varnish Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Varnish
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Varnish also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Varnish.

1 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) nginx
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Redis
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (16.67%) Python

Varnish
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Varnish also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Varnish. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) nginx
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (33.33%) Redis
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) RSpec
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Hudson
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) Sinatra
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Mustache
3 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) OO PHP
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) Akamai
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