Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 827 594 748
Rank change year-on-year -233 +154 +135
Contract jobs citing Varnish 11 11 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.027% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.090% 0.18% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
10th Percentile £531 £439 £360
25th Percentile £549 £450 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +22.11% +11.76% -21.30%
75th Percentile £583 £530 £513
90th Percentile £585 £554 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £583 £450 -
% change year-on-year +29.56% - -

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 12,165 6,050 11,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.92% 14.90% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,698 4,152 7,595
10th Percentile £200 £213 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £563 £563
90th Percentile £688 £649 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.47% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 259 626
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £13.94
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.41% +7.58% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.50 £46.00 £22.44
90th Percentile £62.50 £61.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - - +3.23%

Varnish
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Varnish in the UK

Varnish
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Varnish.

Daily rate trend for Varnish in the UK

Varnish
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Varnish.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -205 8 £583 +22.74% 12
London -176 5 - - 8
Work from Home -169 4 £538 +19.44% 3
UK excluding London -117 3 £583 +29.56% 4
East of England -50 2 £580 +28.89%
South East - 1 £586 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 6 (54.55%) Docker
1 6 (54.55%) Terraform
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon ECS
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
2 5 (45.45%) Drupal
2 5 (45.45%) AWS
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Groovy
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Ansible
3 4 (36.36%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (36.36%) Artifactory
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Amazon EKS
4 3 (27.27%) API Development
4 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
4 3 (27.27%) SSL
4 3 (27.27%) Apache
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) nginx
5 2 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (18.18%) SaaS
5 2 (18.18%) B2B
5 2 (18.18%) OOP
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) IIS

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 5 (45.45%) Drupal
2 3 (27.27%) Apache
3 2 (18.18%) CMS
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) nginx
4 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon ECS
2 5 (45.45%) AWS
3 4 (36.36%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (18.18%) CloudFront
4 2 (18.18%) Datadog
4 2 (18.18%) SaaS
5 1 (9.09%) Azure
5 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Google Docs
5 1 (9.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) Intranet
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (18.18%) TimescaleDB
2 1 (9.09%) MariaDB
2 1 (9.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Artifactory
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 1 (9.09%) CircleCI
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Drupal Developer
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Site Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Platform Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Drush
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) API Development
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) B2B
4 2 (18.18%) Cost Optimisation
4 2 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) OOP
4 2 (18.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Groovy
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Java
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Terraform
2 4 (36.36%) Ansible
2 4 (36.36%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (18.18%) Grafana
3 2 (18.18%) Prometheus
4 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
4 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
4 1 (9.09%) Matomo
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) PagerDuty
2 1 (9.09%) Google