The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Varnish
Rank 565 513 565
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +52
Contract jobs citing Varnish 41 66 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.13% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 1.30% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 23
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £200
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5388 5085 4819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3028 2629 2333
Average daily rate £325 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 580 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 40 £400 +6.66% 17
London -7 34 £400 +6.66% 13
City of London +7 5 £388 +9.54% 3
South East -16 3 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 2
East of England -27 2 £375 -6.25%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
North West -11 1 £98 -79.47%
Croydon - 1 - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Hull - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -

Varnish
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 47 (50.54%) Linux
2 45 (48.39%) PHP
3 36 (38.71%) Java
4 34 (36.56%) Apache
4 34 (36.56%) Python
5 31 (33.33%) MySQL
6 28 (30.11%) Web Services
6 28 (30.11%) Git (software)
7 27 (29.03%) HTTP
7 27 (29.03%) Scrum
7 27 (29.03%) Ruby
8 26 (27.96%) C
9 22 (23.66%) Software Engineering
10 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (20.43%) CSS
12 18 (19.35%) OO
13 17 (18.28%) Internet
13 17 (18.28%) jQuery
13 17 (18.28%) DevOps
14 16 (17.20%) nginx
14 16 (17.20%) Redis
14 16 (17.20%) Subversion
14 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
14 16 (17.20%) Perl
15 15 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (16.13%) TDD
15 15 (16.13%) Puppet
16 14 (15.05%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (15.05%) HTML
16 14 (15.05%) Red Hat

Varnish
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 34 (36.56%) Apache
2 16 (17.20%) nginx
3 9 (9.68%) Drupal
4 6 (6.45%) Confluence
4 6 (6.45%) OpenStack
4 6 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (5.38%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.30%) WordPress
7 3 (3.23%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.15%) Zope
8 2 (2.15%) Plone
8 2 (2.15%) Apache Pig
8 2 (2.15%) Node.js
9 1 (1.08%) IIS
9 1 (1.08%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.30%) GitHub
3 2 (2.15%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.08%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.03%) HTTP
2 17 (18.28%) Internet
3 9 (9.68%) BGP
4 8 (8.60%) SSL
5 6 (6.45%) BIG-IP
6 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.30%) DNS
7 4 (4.30%) Firewall
8 3 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.23%) Network Security
9 2 (2.15%) Intranet
10 1 (1.08%) Extranet
10 1 (1.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (33.33%) MySQL
2 16 (17.20%) Redis
3 15 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (8.60%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.53%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.15%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 28 (30.11%) Git (software)
2 16 (17.20%) Subversion
3 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.60%) RSpec
4 8 (8.60%) RubyGems
4 8 (8.60%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.60%) Hudson
5 6 (6.45%) Artifactory
5 6 (6.45%) Maven
5 6 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.45%) Publishing
2 5 (5.38%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Finance
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (43.01%) Developer
2 14 (15.05%) Software Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Drupal Developer
5 7 (7.53%) PHP Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (4.30%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Magento Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.11%) Web Services
2 19 (20.43%) CSS
3 17 (18.28%) jQuery
4 14 (15.05%) Ruby on Rails
4 14 (15.05%) HTML
5 12 (12.90%) Sinatra
6 11 (11.83%) HTML5
6 11 (11.83%) Memcached
7 9 (9.68%) RESTful
8 8 (8.60%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (7.53%) VCL
9 7 (7.53%) CSS3
10 6 (6.45%) Ajax
10 6 (6.45%) RSS
11 5 (5.38%) Symfony
11 5 (5.38%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.30%) ZeroMQ
12 4 (4.30%) Apache Camel
13 3 (3.23%) NSQ
13 3 (3.23%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) W3C
2 5 (5.38%) Streaming Video
3 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.30%) Online Games
3 4 (4.30%) Open Source
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) MPEG
4 2 (2.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
5 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (50.54%) Linux
2 13 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (10.75%) CentOS
4 8 (8.60%) UNIX
5 4 (4.30%) Debian
6 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.08%) Android
6 1 (1.08%) Windows
6 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.03%) Scrum
2 22 (23.66%) Software Engineering
3 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (19.35%) OO
5 17 (18.28%) DevOps
6 15 (16.13%) TDD
7 12 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 12 (12.90%) Web Development
8 9 (9.68%) SOA
9 8 (8.60%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.53%) OOP
10 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.38%) MVC
11 5 (5.38%) Kanban
12 4 (4.30%) Software Architecture
12 4 (4.30%) Load Balancing
12 4 (4.30%) Release Management
12 4 (4.30%) Business Analysis
12 4 (4.30%) OOD
13 3 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 45 (48.39%) PHP
2 36 (38.71%) Java
3 34 (36.56%) Python
4 27 (29.03%) Ruby
5 26 (27.96%) C
6 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
6 16 (17.20%) Perl
7 6 (6.45%) C++
8 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.23%) SQL
9 3 (3.23%) Scala
10 2 (2.15%) PHP5
10 2 (2.15%) C#
11 1 (1.08%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) CCNA
2 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Xen
1 6 (6.45%) VirtualBox
1 6 (6.45%) KVM
2 3 (3.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) Puppet
2 10 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (9.68%) HAProxy
4 7 (7.53%) Salt
5 6 (6.45%) Nagios
5 6 (6.45%) YUM
6 5 (5.38%) collectd
6 5 (5.38%) StatsD
6 5 (5.38%) logstash
6 5 (5.38%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.23%) Zenoss
8 2 (2.15%) Cacti
8 2 (2.15%) Ansible
9 1 (1.08%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Red Hat
2 10 (10.75%) Akamai
3 7 (7.53%) Rackspace
4 6 (6.45%) SaltStack
4 6 (6.45%) Zend
4 6 (6.45%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco
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