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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Varnish
Rank 527 534 538
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Varnish 65 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 0.69% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 20
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £430 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +56.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 - -

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
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 29 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 24 December 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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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 +1 65 £425 +21.42% 17
London +26 46 £428 +22.14% 14
Cambridgeshire - 11 £345 -
East of England - 11 £345 -
Surrey - 3 £350 -
South East - 3 £350 -
South West - 2 £418 -
North West - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £320 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
York - 1 £320 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Staines - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hull - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Brighton - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 2

Varnish
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 69 (61.06%) Linux
2 66 (58.41%) Git (software)
3 54 (47.79%) PHP
4 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (42.48%) Web Services
5 48 (42.48%) Apache
6 43 (38.05%) DevOps
7 41 (36.28%) MySQL
8 40 (35.40%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (34.51%) Python
10 36 (31.86%) Puppet
11 34 (30.09%) Memcached
11 34 (30.09%) Ruby
12 33 (29.20%) UNIX
13 32 (28.32%) TDD
14 30 (26.55%) ActiveMQ
14 30 (26.55%) Subversion
14 30 (26.55%) Scrum
15 28 (24.78%) Opscode Chef
16 27 (23.89%) nginx
17 26 (23.01%) Java
18 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
18 25 (22.12%) Configuration Management
19 23 (20.35%) Open Source
19 23 (20.35%) Kanban
20 22 (19.47%) Drupal
20 22 (19.47%) RabbitMQ
20 22 (19.47%) Ruby on Rails
21 21 (18.58%) Redis
21 21 (18.58%) Cucumber

Varnish
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (42.48%) Apache
2 27 (23.89%) nginx
3 22 (19.47%) Drupal
4 17 (15.04%) Apache Solr
5 14 (12.39%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (6.19%) Confluence
6 7 (6.19%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.42%) Node.js
8 2 (1.77%) IIS
8 2 (1.77%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.77%) Zope
8 2 (1.77%) Plone
9 1 (0.88%) Jetty
9 1 (0.88%) WordPress
9 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.88%) EPiServer CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.16%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (9.73%) Joyent
4 4 (3.54%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.65%) GitHub
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) HTTP
2 8 (7.08%) SSL
3 6 (5.31%) Internet
3 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.65%) Intranet
4 3 (2.65%) Firewall
4 3 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.65%) DNS
4 3 (2.65%) Network Security
5 2 (1.77%) BGP
5 2 (1.77%) DAB
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) SMTP
6 1 (0.88%) DHCP
6 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.28%) MySQL
2 21 (18.58%) Redis
3 18 (15.93%) MongoDB
3 18 (15.93%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.77%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 66 (58.41%) Git (software)
2 30 (26.55%) Subversion
3 21 (18.58%) Cucumber
4 19 (16.81%) RSpec
5 14 (12.39%) Jenkins
6 13 (11.50%) PHPUnit
7 9 (7.96%) Hudson
8 7 (6.19%) JIRA
9 6 (5.31%) Maven
9 6 (5.31%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.65%) RubyGems
10 3 (2.65%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.77%) JUnit
11 2 (1.77%) Selenium
12 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.88%) Behat
General
1 8 (7.08%) Marketing
2 7 (6.19%) Advertising
3 4 (3.54%) Publishing
3 4 (3.54%) Finance
4 2 (1.77%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (51.33%) Developer
2 19 (16.81%) Drupal Developer
3 18 (15.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (11.50%) Python Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.85%) PHP Developer
6 7 (6.19%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (3.54%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Senior PHP Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) Platform Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 2 (1.77%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (1.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (42.48%) Web Services
2 34 (30.09%) Memcached
3 30 (26.55%) ActiveMQ
4 22 (19.47%) Ruby on Rails
4 22 (19.47%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (17.70%) LAMP
6 19 (16.81%) HTML
6 19 (16.81%) Sinatra
7 17 (15.04%) HTML5
8 16 (14.16%) NSQ
8 16 (14.16%) CSS
9 14 (12.39%) RESTful
9 14 (12.39%) jQuery
10 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
11 11 (9.73%) CSS3
11 11 (9.73%) Django
12 7 (6.19%) Symfony
13 6 (5.31%) Ajax
14 5 (4.42%) XML
15 3 (2.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) Open Source
2 13 (11.50%) Taxonomies
3 7 (6.19%) Replication
4 6 (5.31%) W3C
5 5 (4.42%) User Experience
6 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.77%) MPEG
7 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.88%) Online Games
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 69 (61.06%) Linux
2 33 (29.20%) UNIX
3 12 (10.62%) CentOS
4 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.42%) Debian
6 3 (2.65%) Windows
7 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.05%) DevOps
3 40 (35.40%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (28.32%) TDD
5 30 (26.55%) Scrum
6 25 (22.12%) Configuration Management
7 23 (20.35%) Kanban
8 19 (16.81%) BDD
9 15 (13.27%) Automated Testing
10 13 (11.50%) OO
11 10 (8.85%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.96%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.19%) Web Development
14 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
15 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
16 5 (4.42%) SOA
16 5 (4.42%) Content Management
17 4 (3.54%) OO PHP
18 3 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 54 (47.79%) PHP
2 39 (34.51%) Python
3 34 (30.09%) Ruby
4 26 (23.01%) Java
5 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.50%) SQL
7 10 (8.85%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
8 8 (7.08%) C
9 4 (3.54%) PHP5
10 3 (2.65%) Groovy
10 3 (2.65%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) C#
11 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
11 1 (0.88%) Golang
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.65%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.77%) LXC
4 2 (1.77%) KVM
5 1 (0.88%) Docker
5 1 (0.88%) Corosync
5 1 (0.88%) Gluster
5 1 (0.88%) Squid
5 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (31.86%) Puppet
2 28 (24.78%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (9.73%) Nagios
4 7 (6.19%) HAProxy
4 7 (6.19%) Ansible
5 6 (5.31%) yum
6 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.65%) Icinga
7 3 (2.65%) Zenoss
8 2 (1.77%) Cacti
8 2 (1.77%) Kibana
9 1 (0.88%) Graphite
9 1 (0.88%) logstash
9 1 (0.88%) Salt
9 1 (0.88%) collectd
9 1 (0.88%) StatsD
Vendors
1 14 (12.39%) Rackspace
2 11 (9.73%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.85%) VMware
4 6 (5.31%) Zend
5 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.77%) New Relic
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.88%) Open Text
6 1 (0.88%) RedDot
6 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.88%) Akamai
6 1 (0.88%) Percona
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