Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 544 826 867
Rank change year-on-year +282 +41 -12
Contract jobs citing Varnish 4 19 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.021% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.076% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 32
Median daily rate £475 £554 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.22% +35.47% -3.82%
10th Percentile £463 £438 £375
90th Percentile £488 £750 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £650 £400
% change year-on-year -26.92% +62.50% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 5,259 14,224 14,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.60% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,285 9,396 9,439
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £183
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 643 874
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.96 £47.50 £44.96
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +10.94% +0.88% +5.73%

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 5 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 8 August 2020. 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 +284 3 - - 3
UK excluding London +244 3 £475 -26.92% 3
South West - 2 - -
London +194 1 - -
Scotland +74 1 £475 -20.83%

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) nginx
1 4 (100.00%) AWS
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Terraform
3 2 (50.00%) Web Operations
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (50.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) Docker
3 2 (50.00%) GCP
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (50.00%) Google
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (50.00%) Azure
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB

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 (100.00%) nginx
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (50.00%) Azure
2 2 (50.00%) GCP
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (25.00%) Cloudflare
3 1 (25.00%) Serverless
3 1 (25.00%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) BigQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) WebOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Site Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Web Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Fintech
3 1 (25.00%) GitOps
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Go
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Terraform
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) HAProxy
2 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Opsgenie
3 1 (25.00%) Packer
3 1 (25.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat