The first table below looks at the demand for Varnish skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Varnish over the 3 months to 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Varnish
Rank 518 506 564
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +58
Contract jobs citing Varnish 69 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.080% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% 0.87% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 13
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

Varnish
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Varnish Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Varnish
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Varnish within the UK.

Varnish Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Varnish
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Varnish within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Varnish Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Varnish
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Varnish Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Varnish
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Varnish within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -60 65 £375 - 15
London -5 51 £375 - 11
South West - 6 £300 -
South East -11 3 - -
North West - 3 - - 3
Manchester - 3 - - 1
City of London -13 2 £325 -19.75% 4
Surrey - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Street - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Preston - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

Varnish
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 56 (53.85%) PHP
2 45 (43.27%) MySQL
3 43 (41.35%) Git (software)
4 42 (40.38%) Linux
5 35 (33.65%) Scrum
5 35 (33.65%) Puppet
6 31 (29.81%) Memcached
6 31 (29.81%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (28.85%) Drupal
7 30 (28.85%) Subversion
8 28 (26.92%) ActiveMQ
8 28 (26.92%) Ruby
9 27 (25.96%) MongoDB
10 25 (24.04%) Java
11 24 (23.08%) CSS
12 23 (22.12%) Apache
12 23 (22.12%) Configuration Management
12 23 (22.12%) LAMP
13 22 (21.15%) Python
13 22 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
15 20 (19.23%) UNIX
16 19 (18.27%) HTML
16 19 (18.27%) Perl
16 19 (18.27%) HTTP
16 19 (18.27%) Redis
17 18 (17.31%) Sinatra
17 18 (17.31%) jQuery
17 18 (17.31%) OO
17 18 (17.31%) Ruby on Rails

Varnish
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 30 (28.85%) Drupal
2 23 (22.12%) Apache
3 14 (13.46%) Apache Solr
4 13 (12.50%) nginx
5 11 (10.58%) Tomcat
5 11 (10.58%) Node.js
6 8 (7.69%) IIS
7 6 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.92%) WordPress
9 2 (1.92%) CMS
9 2 (1.92%) Zope
10 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (10.58%) Joyent
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.85%) GitHub
5 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.96%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.27%) HTTP
2 13 (12.50%) Internet
3 8 (7.69%) DNS
4 7 (6.73%) BGP
5 5 (4.81%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.88%) Intranet
7 2 (1.92%) MRTG
7 2 (1.92%) Firewall
7 2 (1.92%) SNMP
7 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.92%) SSL
7 2 (1.92%) Extranet
8 1 (0.96%) LDAP
8 1 (0.96%) DHCP
8 1 (0.96%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (43.27%) MySQL
2 27 (25.96%) MongoDB
3 19 (18.27%) Redis
4 13 (12.50%) NoSQL
5 10 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.92%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (41.35%) Git (software)
2 30 (28.85%) Subversion
3 15 (14.42%) RubyGems
4 12 (11.54%) PHPUnit
5 9 (8.65%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.73%) Hudson
7 6 (5.77%) Maven
8 5 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.88%) RSpec
11 1 (0.96%) JIRA
11 1 (0.96%) NUnit
11 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.96%) Behat
General
1 15 (14.42%) Publishing
2 7 (6.73%) Games
3 1 (0.96%) Front Office
3 1 (0.96%) Back Office
3 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (56.73%) Developer
2 22 (21.15%) Drupal Developer
3 15 (14.42%) Ruby Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Architect
5 7 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) PHP Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Administrator
6 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (1.92%) PHP Zend Developer
10 2 (1.92%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 2 (1.92%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (1.92%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 2 (1.92%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (29.81%) Memcached
2 28 (26.92%) ActiveMQ
3 24 (23.08%) CSS
4 23 (22.12%) LAMP
5 19 (18.27%) HTML
6 18 (17.31%) Sinatra
6 18 (17.31%) jQuery
6 18 (17.31%) Ruby on Rails
7 17 (16.35%) Web Services
8 14 (13.46%) Apache Camel
9 8 (7.69%) Symfony
10 7 (6.73%) VCL
10 7 (6.73%) RESTful
11 6 (5.77%) JMX
11 6 (5.77%) RSS
12 5 (4.81%) CodeIgniter
12 5 (4.81%) HTML5
13 4 (3.85%) ZeroMQ
13 4 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Open Source
2 12 (11.54%) Taxonomies
3 10 (9.62%) Replication
4 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.77%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.88%) Social Media
6 2 (1.92%) Online Games
6 2 (1.92%) W3C
7 1 (0.96%) iDTV
7 1 (0.96%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.38%) Linux
2 20 (19.23%) UNIX
3 17 (16.35%) CentOS
4 15 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (9.62%) Windows
6 7 (6.73%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.92%) Debian
8 1 (0.96%) VMS
8 1 (0.96%) AIX
8 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) Scrum
2 23 (22.12%) Configuration Management
3 22 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (17.31%) OO
5 17 (16.35%) TDD
6 16 (15.38%) SOA
7 15 (14.42%) BDD
8 14 (13.46%) Web Development
8 14 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 12 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 11 (10.58%) Kanban
12 8 (7.69%) Load Balancing
12 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.73%) MVC
14 6 (5.77%) Kernel Tuning
14 6 (5.77%) Release Management
14 6 (5.77%) OOP
15 5 (4.81%) Project Management
16 4 (3.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (53.85%) PHP
2 28 (26.92%) Ruby
3 25 (24.04%) Java
4 22 (21.15%) Python
5 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
6 19 (18.27%) Perl
7 13 (12.50%) C
8 6 (5.77%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.81%) SQL
10 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.85%) C#
11 2 (1.92%) PHP5
12 1 (0.96%) C++
12 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) VirtualBox
2 5 (4.81%) Xen
2 5 (4.81%) KVM
3 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.92%) Squid
5 1 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 35 (33.65%) Puppet
2 31 (29.81%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (12.50%) Nagios
4 11 (10.58%) Vagrant
4 11 (10.58%) StatsD
5 7 (6.73%) Munin
5 7 (6.73%) HAProxy
6 5 (4.81%) collectd
7 3 (2.88%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.88%) Ansible
8 2 (1.92%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.96%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (0.96%) Cacti
9 1 (0.96%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Red Hat
1 17 (16.35%) Rackspace
2 14 (13.46%) Zend
3 9 (8.65%) Akamai
4 8 (7.69%) VMware
5 7 (6.73%) Oracle
6 6 (5.77%) Percona
7 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.92%) Open Text
8 2 (1.92%) RedDot
9 1 (0.96%) HP
9 1 (0.96%) BMC
9 1 (0.96%) Sony
9 1 (0.96%) Infoblox
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago