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 31 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Varnish
Rank 557 520 555
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +35
Contract jobs citing Varnish 37 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.098% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.71% 1.00% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 25
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£375 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £300
% 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
5223 4983 4739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2527 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 610 629
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%

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 31 July 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 21 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 31 July 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 -41 36 £375 -3.22% 13
London +14 33 £375 -3.22% 10
City of London +20 5 £388 +14.81%
North West - 1 £98 - 1
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Hull - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

Varnish
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (47.52%) PHP
2 45 (44.55%) Linux
3 35 (34.65%) MySQL
4 34 (33.66%) Scrum
5 33 (32.67%) Java
6 32 (31.68%) Python
7 30 (29.70%) Apache
7 30 (29.70%) Git (software)
8 26 (25.74%) HTTP
8 26 (25.74%) Ruby
9 25 (24.75%) C
10 23 (22.77%) Web Services
11 22 (21.78%) Internet
11 22 (21.78%) Software Engineering
12 21 (20.79%) Perl
12 21 (20.79%) CSS
13 20 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (18.81%) Subversion
14 19 (18.81%) Redis
15 18 (17.82%) Puppet
15 18 (17.82%) jQuery
15 18 (17.82%) OO
16 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
16 17 (16.83%) DevOps
17 16 (15.84%) Opscode Chef
17 16 (15.84%) nginx
17 16 (15.84%) HTML
17 16 (15.84%) Configuration Management
18 15 (14.85%) Drupal
18 15 (14.85%) PostgreSQL

Varnish
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (29.70%) Apache
2 16 (15.84%) nginx
3 15 (14.85%) Drupal
4 8 (7.92%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (6.93%) Apache Solr
6 6 (5.94%) Node.js
6 6 (5.94%) OpenStack
7 5 (4.95%) WordPress
8 4 (3.96%) IIS
8 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.97%) CMS
10 2 (1.98%) Zope
10 2 (1.98%) Plone
10 2 (1.98%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.94%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.96%) Joyent
3 4 (3.96%) GitHub
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.98%) CloudFront
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.99%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.74%) HTTP
2 22 (21.78%) Internet
3 11 (10.89%) BGP
4 6 (5.94%) BIG-IP
5 5 (4.95%) DNS
5 5 (4.95%) Intranet
6 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.98%) Firewall
7 2 (1.98%) Extranet
7 2 (1.98%) LDAP
8 1 (0.99%) DHCP
8 1 (0.99%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (34.65%) MySQL
2 19 (18.81%) Redis
3 15 (14.85%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (12.87%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.92%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.98%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.99%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (29.70%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.81%) Subversion
3 9 (8.91%) RubyGems
4 7 (6.93%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.93%) RSpec
5 4 (3.96%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.98%) Hudson
6 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 6 (5.94%) Publishing
2 5 (4.95%) Games
3 3 (2.97%) Finance
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (47.52%) Developer
2 14 (13.86%) Software Engineer
2 14 (13.86%) Drupal Developer
3 9 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) PHP Developer
5 6 (5.94%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (5.94%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Ruby Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Lead Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Consultant
8 3 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (2.97%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.77%) Web Services
2 21 (20.79%) CSS
3 18 (17.82%) jQuery
4 16 (15.84%) HTML
5 14 (13.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (12.87%) RESTful
6 13 (12.87%) Memcached
7 12 (11.88%) Sinatra
8 11 (10.89%) HTML5
9 10 (9.90%) LAMP
10 9 (8.91%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (8.91%) VCL
11 7 (6.93%) CSS3
12 6 (5.94%) RSS
12 6 (5.94%) Ajax
13 5 (4.95%) .NET
13 5 (4.95%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.96%) ZeroMQ
14 4 (3.96%) Apache Camel
14 4 (3.96%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Open Source
2 6 (5.94%) W3C
2 6 (5.94%) Streaming Video
3 4 (3.96%) Taxonomies
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.96%) Online Games
4 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) MPEG
5 2 (1.98%) Replication
5 2 (1.98%) Social Media
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 45 (44.55%) Linux
2 11 (10.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (9.90%) UNIX
4 9 (8.91%) CentOS
5 5 (4.95%) Windows
6 3 (2.97%) Debian
6 3 (2.97%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.99%) Android
7 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) Scrum
2 22 (21.78%) Software Engineering
3 20 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (17.82%) OO
5 17 (16.83%) DevOps
6 16 (15.84%) Configuration Management
7 14 (13.86%) TDD
8 13 (12.87%) Web Development
9 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (9.90%) SOA
11 8 (7.92%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.93%) OOP
12 7 (6.93%) MVC
12 7 (6.93%) Release Management
13 6 (5.94%) Kanban
14 5 (4.95%) Project Management
14 5 (4.95%) BDD
15 4 (3.96%) Automated Testing
15 4 (3.96%) Change Management
15 4 (3.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.52%) PHP
2 33 (32.67%) Java
3 32 (31.68%) Python
4 26 (25.74%) Ruby
5 25 (24.75%) C
6 21 (20.79%) Perl
7 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.93%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.94%) C++
10 4 (3.96%) SQL
10 4 (3.96%) C#
11 2 (1.98%) PHP5
11 2 (1.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (3.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.99%) CCNA
2 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) Xen
1 6 (5.94%) VirtualBox
1 6 (5.94%) KVM
2 1 (0.99%) Squid
Systems Management
1 18 (17.82%) Puppet
2 16 (15.84%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (8.91%) HAProxy
3 9 (8.91%) Salt
4 6 (5.94%) StatsD
4 6 (5.94%) Nagios
5 5 (4.95%) Vagrant
5 5 (4.95%) collectd
5 5 (4.95%) logstash
6 3 (2.97%) Ansible
6 3 (2.97%) Cacti
7 2 (1.98%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.98%) Munin
8 1 (0.99%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.99%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Akamai
2 11 (10.89%) Rackspace
3 10 (9.90%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.93%) Zend
5 6 (5.94%) Oracle
5 6 (5.94%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.96%) VMware
7 3 (2.97%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.98%) Open Text
8 2 (1.98%) RedDot
9 1 (0.99%) Cisco
9 1 (0.99%) Infoblox
9 1 (0.99%) Percona
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