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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Varnish
Rank 548 530 520
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing Varnish 52 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 1.26% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 22
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£406 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+55.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
5417 5166 4554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 9.48% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2680 2197
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 610 631
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 10 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 1 May 2015. 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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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 -17 52 £406 +8.33% 22
London -1 48 £406 +4.83% 22
City of London +10 10 £425 +30.76% 8
South West 0 2 £550 +83.33%
South East -10 2 £380 -
Wiltshire - 2 £550 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - 1 £380 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Varnish
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 74 (65.49%) Linux
2 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (53.10%) PHP
4 54 (47.79%) Git (software)
5 53 (46.90%) Apache
6 49 (43.36%) Python
7 45 (39.82%) Web Services
8 44 (38.94%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (38.94%) DevOps
9 40 (35.40%) Puppet
10 38 (33.63%) TDD
10 38 (33.63%) MySQL
11 37 (32.74%) Java
12 36 (31.86%) Jenkins
13 32 (28.32%) HTML
13 32 (28.32%) Scrum
13 32 (28.32%) Ruby
14 29 (25.66%) Redis
15 28 (24.78%) Drupal
16 27 (23.89%) HTML5
17 26 (23.01%) nginx
18 25 (22.12%) AngularJS
18 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
18 25 (22.12%) CSS
19 23 (20.35%) Ruby on Rails
19 23 (20.35%) RabbitMQ
19 23 (20.35%) Hudson
20 22 (19.47%) Amazon AWS
21 21 (18.58%) UNIX
22 20 (17.70%) Memcached

Varnish
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 53 (46.90%) Apache
2 28 (24.78%) Drupal
3 26 (23.01%) nginx
4 14 (12.39%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (11.50%) Tomcat
5 13 (11.50%) Node.js
6 10 (8.85%) Confluence
7 8 (7.08%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.77%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.88%) IIS
9 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.47%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.65%) SaaS
3 3 (2.65%) PaaS
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.77%) Joyent
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.93%) HTTP
2 17 (15.04%) SSL
3 9 (7.96%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.65%) DNS
5 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.77%) Firewall
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) SMTP
6 1 (0.88%) DHCP
6 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (33.63%) MySQL
2 29 (25.66%) Redis
3 19 (16.81%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (8.85%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.08%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.65%) InfluxDB
6 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (47.79%) Git (software)
2 36 (31.86%) Jenkins
3 23 (20.35%) Hudson
4 17 (15.04%) Maven
4 17 (15.04%) Cucumber
5 15 (13.27%) RSpec
6 11 (9.73%) Subversion
7 10 (8.85%) Artifactory
7 10 (8.85%) Behat
7 10 (8.85%) JIRA
8 8 (7.08%) JMeter
9 7 (6.19%) Mercurial
10 5 (4.42%) PHPUnit
10 5 (4.42%) Selenium
11 2 (1.77%) JUnit
11 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.77%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.88%) Gradle
12 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (9.73%) Marketing
2 10 (8.85%) Advertising
3 4 (3.54%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) iGaming
4 1 (0.88%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (52.21%) Developer
2 23 (20.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (18.58%) Drupal Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Platform Engineer
6 11 (9.73%) Python Developer
7 10 (8.85%) PHP Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (6.19%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Architect
11 5 (4.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) Senior PHP Developer
12 4 (3.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 3 (2.65%) Web Developer
13 3 (2.65%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 2 (1.77%) Front-End Developer
14 2 (1.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (39.82%) Web Services
2 32 (28.32%) HTML
3 27 (23.89%) HTML5
4 25 (22.12%) AngularJS
4 25 (22.12%) CSS
5 23 (20.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 23 (20.35%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (17.70%) Memcached
6 20 (17.70%) CSS3
7 19 (16.81%) LAMP
8 16 (14.16%) RESTful
8 16 (14.16%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (12.39%) NSQ
9 14 (12.39%) Sinatra
10 13 (11.50%) Symfony
11 12 (10.62%) jQuery
12 10 (8.85%) EJB
12 10 (8.85%) Django
13 8 (7.08%) Ajax
13 8 (7.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Open Source
1 7 (6.19%) Replication
2 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.31%) W3C
2 6 (5.31%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.77%) Derivative
4 2 (1.77%) Tandem
4 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 74 (65.49%) Linux
2 21 (18.58%) UNIX
3 11 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.54%) Ubuntu
4 4 (3.54%) Amazon Linux
5 3 (2.65%) CentOS
6 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Continuous Integration
2 44 (38.94%) DevOps
3 38 (33.63%) TDD
4 32 (28.32%) Scrum
5 17 (15.04%) BDD
6 16 (14.16%) Configuration Management
7 15 (13.27%) Kanban
8 14 (12.39%) Unit Testing
9 11 (9.73%) Web Development
9 11 (9.73%) OO
10 9 (7.96%) Content Management
11 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (6.19%) Automated Testing
12 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
13 6 (5.31%) Test Automation
14 5 (4.42%) OO PHP
14 5 (4.42%) Project Management
14 5 (4.42%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 60 (53.10%) PHP
2 49 (43.36%) Python
3 37 (32.74%) Java
4 32 (28.32%) Ruby
5 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.62%) C
7 11 (9.73%) Bash Shell
8 10 (8.85%) SQL
9 7 (6.19%) Groovy
10 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.65%) PHP5
12 2 (1.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (6.19%) VirtualBox
2 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) Docker
4 5 (4.42%) LXC
5 3 (2.65%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.88%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 40 (35.40%) Puppet
2 17 (15.04%) Vagrant
3 15 (13.27%) yum
3 15 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (12.39%) Ansible
5 6 (5.31%) Nagios
6 5 (4.42%) Salt
6 5 (4.42%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.65%) Icinga
7 3 (2.65%) Kibana
8 2 (1.77%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.96%) VMware
3 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle
4 2 (1.77%) Pega
4 2 (1.77%) IBM
4 2 (1.77%) HP
4 2 (1.77%) CA
4 2 (1.77%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.77%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.88%) New Relic
5 1 (0.88%) Coverity
5 1 (0.88%) Zend