Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Varnish skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Varnish over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Varnish
UK
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 823 871 805
Rank change year-on-year +48 -66 +33
Contract jobs citing Varnish 17 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 15
UK median daily rate £600 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £503 £375 £317
90th Percentile £750 £725 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +75.00% +1.27% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Varnish is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,996 13,572 10,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 13.36% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,302 8,801 6,485
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.38% +5.75%
10th Percentile £180 £181 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 782 663
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.72 £46.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% -3.23% -3.13%

Varnish
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Varnish as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Varnish in the UK

Varnish
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Varnish.

Contractor daily rate trend for Varnish in the UK

Varnish
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Varnish over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Varnish in the UK

Varnish
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Varnish.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Varnish in the UK

Varnish
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Varnish within the UK over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 16 £600 +37.14% 3
UK excluding London -2 9 £700 +75.00% 3
London +45 8 £588 +6.82%
East of England - 7 £700 -
Midlands +12 1 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Scotland - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Varnish also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Varnish.

1 12 (70.59%) Apache
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 11 (64.71%) Puppet
3 10 (58.82%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (58.82%) Java
3 10 (58.82%) MySQL
4 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
4 9 (52.94%) Tomcat
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
4 9 (52.94%) Squid
4 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (52.94%) Continuous Deployment
5 8 (47.06%) Arista
5 8 (47.06%) vCenter Server
5 8 (47.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (47.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 8 (47.06%) EMC VNX
5 8 (47.06%) 802.1X
5 8 (47.06%) Palo Alto
5 8 (47.06%) Riverbed
5 8 (47.06%) Analytics
5 8 (47.06%) Akamai
5 8 (47.06%) F5
5 8 (47.06%) vSphere
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (47.06%) J2EE
5 8 (47.06%) EMC
5 8 (47.06%) WAN

Varnish
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (70.59%) Apache
2 9 (52.94%) Tomcat
3 7 (41.18%) nginx
4 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (5.88%) CMS
5 1 (5.88%) Confluence
5 1 (5.88%) Drupal
5 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
5 1 (5.88%) IIS
5 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (47.06%) Akamai
3 2 (11.76%) GitHub
3 2 (11.76%) Slack
3 2 (11.76%) Trello
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.88%) Datadog
4 1 (5.88%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) Intranet
4 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Redis
3 1 (5.88%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) Maven
4 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (47.06%) Retail
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
1 8 (47.06%) Lead Architect
1 8 (47.06%) Lead Solutions Architect
1 8 (47.06%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Drupal Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) 802.1X
1 8 (47.06%) J2EE
2 3 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (11.76%) Sensu
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
4 1 (5.88%) CGI
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) Memcached
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) React
4 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
4 1 (5.88%) Sass
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) EMC VNX
1 8 (47.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
4 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (5.88%) W3C
5 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) CentOS
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Debian
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Continuous Deployment
1 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (47.06%) Analytics
2 8 (47.06%) Project Management
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Physics
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
6 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
6 3 (17.65%) UML
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Decision-Making
7 2 (11.76%) Kaizen
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 3 (17.65%) Go
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Squid
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (47.06%) vSphere
3 4 (23.53%) Docker
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) NFS
4 1 (5.88%) Samba
4 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) Puppet
2 10 (58.82%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (47.06%) vCenter Server
4 4 (23.53%) HAProxy
4 4 (23.53%) Terraform
5 3 (17.65%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (11.76%) Ansible
6 2 (11.76%) Consul
6 2 (11.76%) Grafana
6 2 (11.76%) Graphite
6 2 (11.76%) Packer
7 1 (5.88%) Cacti
7 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
7 1 (5.88%) Nagios
7 1 (5.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Arista
3 8 (47.06%) Blue Coat
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) EMC
3 8 (47.06%) F5
3 8 (47.06%) Palo Alto
3 8 (47.06%) Riverbed
3 8 (47.06%) Unisys
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) hybris
5 1 (5.88%) New Relic
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk
5 1 (5.88%) WSO2