The first table below looks at the demand for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Squid over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 201 198 215
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Squid 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.048% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 1.33% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £225
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
484 525 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.78% 8.36% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 324 356
Average daily rate £375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 56
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £135.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Squid
London

Squid
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Squid across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Squid Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Squid
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Squid across the City of London region.

Squid Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Squid
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Squid across the City of London region.

Squid Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Squid also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Squid.

1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
1 6 (100.00%) Apache
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Struts
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) XSLT
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) JSP
3 4 (66.67%) JMS
3 4 (66.67%) XQuery
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Publishing
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 4 (66.67%) JSTL
3 4 (66.67%) Spring MVC
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) Semantic Web
3 4 (66.67%) RESTful
3 4 (66.67%) MarkLogic
3 4 (66.67%) Apache Jena
3 4 (66.67%) Triplestore
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) KVM
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Sendmail
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Squid also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Squid. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (16.67%) MRTG
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MarkLogic
3 4 (66.67%) Triplestore
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (16.67%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (66.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) JSP
1 4 (66.67%) Struts
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) XSLT
1 4 (66.67%) JMS
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
1 4 (66.67%) JSTL
1 4 (66.67%) Spring MVC
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
1 4 (66.67%) RESTful
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Jena
2 1 (16.67%) wxWidgets
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (16.67%) Xerces
2 1 (16.67%) Xalan
2 1 (16.67%) CORBA
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Semantic Web
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Debian
1 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) OpenSolaris
2 1 (16.67%) SUSE
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) XQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Korn
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) C-shell
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Lisp
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Sendmail
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) KVM
2 1 (16.67%) qmail
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (16.67%) OpenSSH
2 1 (16.67%) Dovecot
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) Snort
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) Cacti
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) Tripwire
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) Qualys
2 1 (16.67%) Akamai
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec