Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 845 809 851
Rank change year-on-year -36 +42 -94
Contract jobs citing Varnish 38 17 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.019% 0.046%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.17% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 40
UK median daily rate £438 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.06% -6.47% +1.19%
10th Percentile £375 £317 £305
90th Percentile £725 £471 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% -7.06% +11.84%
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 13,487 10,110 11,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.39% 11.22% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,716 6,428 7,251
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £183 £163 £170
90th Percentile £625 £588 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 787 656 926
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +2.40% -0.71%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.25 £10.46
90th Percentile £45.92 £46.75 £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

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 May 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 9 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 May 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 -47 38 £438 +10.06% 9
UK excluding London -18 22 £400 +1.27% 6
North of England +4 19 £400 +6.67% 1
London -39 16 £550 +10.00% 6
North West -14 14 £400 +6.67% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
Midlands - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
South West +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Redis
3 16 (42.11%) CMS
4 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (36.84%) Kibana
5 13 (34.21%) Orchard CMS
5 13 (34.21%) Web Operations
6 12 (31.58%) MySQL
7 11 (28.95%) Java
7 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
7 11 (28.95%) Linux
7 11 (28.95%) Publishing
7 11 (28.95%) DevOps
7 11 (28.95%) Docker
8 10 (26.32%) Kubernetes
8 10 (26.32%) Terraform
8 10 (26.32%) Web Services
8 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
9 9 (23.68%) PHP
9 9 (23.68%) .NET
9 9 (23.68%) MongoDB
10 8 (21.05%) nginx
10 8 (21.05%) MVC
10 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
10 8 (21.05%) C#
10 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (21.05%) .NET Core
10 8 (21.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (21.05%) Node.js

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 16 (42.11%) CMS
2 13 (34.21%) Orchard CMS
3 8 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (21.05%) nginx
4 6 (15.79%) Apache
5 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
6 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
6 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
6 2 (5.26%) IIS
6 2 (5.26%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.05%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (15.79%) Fastly
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (7.89%) Serverless
6 2 (5.26%) Akamai
6 2 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.63%) GitHub
7 1 (2.63%) Slack
7 1 (2.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
1 4 (10.53%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) AMQP
2 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) SMS
3 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) Redis
2 12 (31.58%) MySQL
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
4 9 (23.68%) MongoDB
5 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
7 5 (13.16%) Couchbase
8 2 (5.26%) Apache Hive
8 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
8 2 (5.26%) HBase
9 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.79%) CircleCI
3 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.26%) Grunt
4 2 (5.26%) gulp
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) Maven
4 2 (5.26%) MSBuild
4 2 (5.26%) Subversion
4 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (28.95%) Publishing
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Games
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Architect
2 8 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (21.05%) WebOps Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Digital Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Lead Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.53%) MySQL Developer
6 4 (10.53%) PHP Developer
6 4 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Magento Developer
7 3 (7.89%) PHP Magento Developer
8 2 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Web Services
2 9 (23.68%) .NET
3 8 (21.05%) .NET Core
3 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (21.05%) Node.js
4 7 (18.42%) Redux
4 7 (18.42%) REST
5 6 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (15.79%) React
6 5 (13.16%) Ajax
6 5 (13.16%) Kafka
6 5 (13.16%) SOAP
7 4 (10.53%) Ember.js
7 4 (10.53%) HTML
7 4 (10.53%) LAMP
7 4 (10.53%) Sass
8 3 (7.89%) Flask
8 3 (7.89%) jQuery
8 3 (7.89%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (7.89%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.26%) Wiki
3 1 (2.63%) Blog
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Debian
2 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Android
3 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.89%) CentOS
4 2 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Web Operations
3 11 (28.95%) DevOps
4 8 (21.05%) MVC
5 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 6 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.79%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (15.79%) SOA
7 5 (13.16%) Front End Development
7 5 (13.16%) High Availability
7 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (7.89%) B2B
8 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.89%) IT Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) Microservices
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
8 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
1 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) PHP
3 8 (21.05%) C#
4 7 (18.42%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) ES6
6 5 (13.16%) C++
7 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 4 (10.53%) SQL
8 3 (7.89%) Ruby
9 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (5.26%) Kotlin
9 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Docker
2 7 (18.42%) etcd
3 3 (7.89%) Xen
4 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) iptables
4 2 (5.26%) NFS
4 2 (5.26%) Samba
4 2 (5.26%) Squid
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Kibana
2 10 (26.32%) Kubernetes
2 10 (26.32%) Terraform
3 7 (18.42%) Ansible
4 6 (15.79%) Puppet
5 5 (13.16%) HAProxy
5 5 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (7.89%) Consul
7 2 (5.26%) Nagios
7 2 (5.26%) WMI
8 1 (2.63%) Grafana
8 1 (2.63%) Graphite
8 1 (2.63%) Packer
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) F5
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) New Relic
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.26%) Splunk
3 2 (5.26%) WSO2
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com