Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 852 870
Rank change year-on-year -12 +18 -72
Contract jobs citing Varnish 19 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.026% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 24
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £396 £363 £358
90th Percentile £575 £538 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £458 £425
% change year-on-year -12.57% +7.65% -10.53%
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 15,471 12,146 13,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 12.22% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,068 7,830 8,176
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 677 888
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.65% +1.64% -1.61%

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 22 October 2018.

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 6 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 22 October 2018. 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 -17 19 £525 +23.53% 11
London -14 12 £540 +27.06% 5
UK excluding London -29 7 £400 -12.57% 7
South East -16 5 £400 -21.95% 4
North of England - 2 £525 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £525 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 11 (57.89%) Bash Shell
2 10 (52.63%) Redis
3 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) DevOps
4 8 (42.11%) Docker
4 8 (42.11%) nginx
5 7 (36.84%) CentOS
5 7 (36.84%) Python
6 6 (31.58%) Apache
6 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
6 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 6 (31.58%) Akamai
6 6 (31.58%) New Relic
6 6 (31.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (31.58%) Kubernetes
7 5 (26.32%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (26.32%) Node.js
7 5 (26.32%) High Availability
7 5 (26.32%) Cacti
7 5 (26.32%) Postfix
7 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 5 (26.32%) lighttpd
7 5 (26.32%) FreeBSD
7 5 (26.32%) LDAP
7 5 (26.32%) Perl
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 5 (26.32%) Nagios
7 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL

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 8 (42.11%) nginx
2 6 (31.58%) Apache
3 5 (26.32%) lighttpd
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (31.58%) Akamai
2 6 (31.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (10.53%) GitHub
3 2 (10.53%) Slack
3 2 (10.53%) Trello
4 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.26%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Redis
2 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
2 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Grunt
3 2 (10.53%) gulp
3 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Unix Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (10.53%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Magento Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (5.26%) React Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (26.32%) LDAP
1 5 (26.32%) Node.js
2 3 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (10.53%) Ajax
3 2 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (10.53%) Flask
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) Redux
3 2 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) Sensu
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Kafka
4 1 (5.26%) React
4 1 (5.26%) VCL
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.26%) Blog
1 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) CentOS
3 5 (26.32%) FreeBSD
3 5 (26.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (26.32%) High Availability
2 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) B2B
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
5 2 (10.53%) Microservices
6 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Bash Shell
2 7 (36.84%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) ES6
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Docker
2 5 (26.32%) Postfix
3 1 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (5.26%) etcd
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Kubernetes
2 5 (26.32%) Cacti
2 5 (26.32%) Nagios
3 4 (21.05%) Puppet
4 3 (15.79%) Consul
4 3 (15.79%) Terraform
5 2 (10.53%) Grafana
5 2 (10.53%) Graphite
5 2 (10.53%) HAProxy
5 2 (10.53%) Packer
6 1 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) New Relic
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper