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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Varnish
Rank 559 522 512
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -10
Contract jobs citing Varnish 48 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% 1.20% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 21
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£400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+44.16% -20.00%
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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
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 £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 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 9 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 22 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 -34 48 £400 +6.66% 31
London -6 46 £400 +6.66% 28
City of London +15 7 £425 - 4
Croydon -6 4 - -
South East -16 1 £380 - 1
Leeds - 1 £485 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £380 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £485 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £485 - 1

Varnish
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 77 (67.54%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (62.28%) Linux
3 59 (51.75%) PHP
4 57 (50.00%) Apache
5 55 (48.25%) Git (software)
6 50 (43.86%) Python
7 47 (41.23%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (39.47%) Puppet
8 45 (39.47%) DevOps
9 43 (37.72%) Jenkins
10 41 (35.96%) TDD
11 40 (35.09%) Scrum
11 40 (35.09%) Java
11 40 (35.09%) MySQL
12 38 (33.33%) Web Services
13 36 (31.58%) HTML
14 34 (29.82%) Redis
15 30 (26.32%) HTML5
15 30 (26.32%) CSS
16 29 (25.44%) Ruby
16 29 (25.44%) Drupal
17 28 (24.56%) nginx
18 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
19 25 (21.93%) AngularJS
20 24 (21.05%) Hudson
20 24 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
21 23 (20.18%) HTTP
21 23 (20.18%) RabbitMQ
22 22 (19.30%) CSS3
22 22 (19.30%) Amazon AWS

Varnish
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 57 (50.00%) Apache
2 29 (25.44%) Drupal
3 28 (24.56%) nginx
4 17 (14.91%) Tomcat
4 17 (14.91%) Node.js
4 17 (14.91%) Confluence
5 16 (14.04%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (6.14%) Apache Solr
7 4 (3.51%) iPlanet
7 4 (3.51%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.51%) JBoss
7 4 (3.51%) GlassFish
7 4 (3.51%) Mule
7 4 (3.51%) Alfresco
7 4 (3.51%) Jetty
7 4 (3.51%) Apache Qpid
7 4 (3.51%) WildFly
7 4 (3.51%) Mule ESB
7 4 (3.51%) Apache TomEE
7 4 (3.51%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.14%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.51%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.63%) SaaS
4 3 (2.63%) PaaS
5 2 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.88%) Joyent
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.18%) HTTP
2 18 (15.79%) SSL
3 10 (8.77%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (3.51%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.63%) DNS
6 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.75%) Firewall
7 1 (0.88%) Network Security
7 1 (0.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.88%) SMTP
7 1 (0.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (35.09%) MySQL
2 34 (29.82%) Redis
3 24 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (11.40%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.02%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.51%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.51%) Infinispan
6 4 (3.51%) Riak
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.75%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 55 (48.25%) Git (software)
2 43 (37.72%) Jenkins
3 24 (21.05%) Hudson
4 22 (19.30%) Maven
5 17 (14.91%) JIRA
6 15 (13.16%) Artifactory
6 15 (13.16%) Cucumber
7 13 (11.40%) Selenium
7 13 (11.40%) JMeter
8 12 (10.53%) Behat
9 11 (9.65%) RSpec
10 8 (7.02%) Subversion
10 8 (7.02%) SonarQube
11 7 (6.14%) Mercurial
12 6 (5.26%) JUnit
12 6 (5.26%) PHPUnit
13 5 (4.39%) Gradle
14 4 (3.51%) Mocha
14 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (3.51%) Gerrit
General
1 9 (7.89%) Marketing
2 8 (7.02%) Advertising
3 3 (2.63%) Publishing
4 2 (1.75%) Finance
5 1 (0.88%) iGaming
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (47.37%) Developer
2 24 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (18.42%) Drupal Developer
4 13 (11.40%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Architect
6 11 (9.65%) PHP Developer
7 9 (7.89%) Python Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) Java Architect
12 4 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 3 (2.63%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 3 (2.63%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (33.33%) Web Services
2 36 (31.58%) HTML
3 30 (26.32%) HTML5
3 30 (26.32%) CSS
4 25 (21.93%) AngularJS
5 23 (20.18%) RabbitMQ
6 22 (19.30%) CSS3
7 21 (18.42%) Ruby on Rails
8 20 (17.54%) LAMP
9 19 (16.67%) Memcached
10 15 (13.16%) jQuery
11 14 (12.28%) Symfony
11 14 (12.28%) RESTful
12 11 (9.65%) Gherkin
12 11 (9.65%) EJB
12 11 (9.65%) ActiveMQ
13 10 (8.77%) Ajax
13 10 (8.77%) Django
13 10 (8.77%) Sinatra
13 10 (8.77%) NSQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Open Source
2 8 (7.02%) W3C
3 7 (6.14%) Replication
4 5 (4.39%) User Experience
4 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.51%) Tandem
5 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.63%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.75%) Derivative
7 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 71 (62.28%) Linux
2 16 (14.04%) UNIX
3 11 (9.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (8.77%) Ubuntu
5 7 (6.14%) CentOS
6 4 (3.51%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (67.54%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.23%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (39.47%) DevOps
4 41 (35.96%) TDD
5 40 (35.09%) Scrum
6 19 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 18 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 18 (15.79%) BDD
8 15 (13.16%) Kanban
9 13 (11.40%) Web Development
10 9 (7.89%) OO
10 9 (7.89%) SOA
11 8 (7.02%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.02%) Content Management
11 8 (7.02%) Load Balancing
12 7 (6.14%) MVC
12 7 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (6.14%) Project Management
12 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
13 5 (4.39%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 59 (51.75%) PHP
2 50 (43.86%) Python
3 40 (35.09%) Java
4 29 (25.44%) Ruby
5 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.53%) C
6 12 (10.53%) SQL
7 11 (9.65%) Bash Shell
8 7 (6.14%) Groovy
9 5 (4.39%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.51%) C#
11 2 (1.75%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (6.14%) VirtualBox
4 6 (5.26%) Docker
5 5 (4.39%) LXC
6 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
6 4 (3.51%) Squid
6 4 (3.51%) vCloud
7 3 (2.63%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.88%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 45 (39.47%) Puppet
2 18 (15.79%) Vagrant
2 18 (15.79%) Ansible
3 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (13.16%) yum
5 9 (7.89%) Salt
5 9 (7.89%) HAProxy
6 6 (5.26%) Nagios
6 6 (5.26%) Kibana
7 4 (3.51%) ZABBIX
7 4 (3.51%) CA LISA
7 4 (3.51%) Rundeck
7 4 (3.51%) logstash
8 3 (2.63%) Icinga
Vendors
1 22 (19.30%) Red Hat
2 13 (11.40%) VMware
3 8 (7.02%) Pega
4 7 (6.14%) Oracle
5 4 (3.51%) IBM
5 4 (3.51%) HP
5 4 (3.51%) CA
5 4 (3.51%) Twitter
5 4 (3.51%) Splunk
5 4 (3.51%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.75%) Adobe
6 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.75%) Coverity
6 2 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.88%) New Relic
7 1 (0.88%) Zend
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