Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 804 866 849
Rank change year-on-year +62 -17 +29
Contract jobs citing Varnish 10 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.035% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.074% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 20
UK median daily rate £550 £408 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.97% -3.55% -0.59%
10th Percentile £403 £375 £358
90th Percentile £592 £575 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +18.75% -0.62% -5.29%
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 13,592 14,897 11,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 14.61% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,979 9,639 7,603
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £175 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 901 678
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.10 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -3.89% +2.18%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% -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 22 September 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 4 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 September 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 +52 10 £550 +34.97% 6
London +82 9 £550 +1.85% 4
UK excluding London +31 1 £475 +18.75% 2
South East +15 1 £475 +18.75% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) AWS
3 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (50.00%) PHP
4 5 (50.00%) MySQL
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Symfony
4 5 (50.00%) Node.js
4 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (50.00%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (50.00%) Serverless
4 5 (50.00%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (40.00%) Jest
5 4 (40.00%) Express
5 4 (40.00%) TypeScript
5 4 (40.00%) Docker
5 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) Chai
5 4 (40.00%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (40.00%) CloudFront
5 4 (40.00%) Laravel
5 4 (40.00%) Jasmine
5 4 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (40.00%) MariaDB
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) nginx
5 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 4 (40.00%) Confluence
5 4 (40.00%) Mocha

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 4 (40.00%) Confluence
1 4 (40.00%) nginx
2 3 (30.00%) Apache
3 2 (20.00%) CMS
3 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
4 1 (10.00%) Drupal
4 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) AWS
2 5 (50.00%) Amazon ECS
2 5 (50.00%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (50.00%) Serverless
3 4 (40.00%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (40.00%) CloudFront
4 3 (30.00%) GitHub
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (10.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (10.00%) Datadog
5 1 (10.00%) Fastly
5 1 (10.00%) npm
5 1 (10.00%) SaaS
5 1 (10.00%) Slack
5 1 (10.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (40.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (20.00%) Redis
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) Jasmine
3 4 (40.00%) Mocha
4 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
5 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (10.00%) gulp
5 1 (10.00%) PhpStorm
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Backend Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (50.00%) Node.js
1 5 (50.00%) Symfony
2 4 (40.00%) Chai
2 4 (40.00%) Express
2 4 (40.00%) Jest
2 4 (40.00%) Laravel
2 4 (40.00%) RESTful
2 4 (40.00%) VCL
3 2 (20.00%) React
3 2 (20.00%) Sensu
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Core
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) OpenVZ
4 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Architectural Design
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Kaizen
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (10.00%) SOLID
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) ES6
4 1 (10.00%) Go
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Grafana
1 2 (20.00%) Graphite
1 2 (20.00%) HAProxy
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
1 2 (20.00%) Terraform
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Consul
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Packer
2 1 (10.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) New Relic