The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 192 196 199
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Squid 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.072% 0.090% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.85% 1.07% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£200 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
468 563 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.37% 8.47% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 372 312
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 61
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 December 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 (85.71%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 5 (71.43%) Solaris
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 4 (57.14%) HTTP
3 4 (57.14%) Sun
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) GlassFish
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) PKI
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Objective-C
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) MySQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) Middleware
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (28.57%) Veritas
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (85.71%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (57.14%) GlassFish
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (14.29%) JBoss
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) Lync
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
2 2 (28.57%) Hudson
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Solaris
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Debian
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 2 (28.57%) Release Management
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Change Control
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Xen
2 2 (28.57%) Postfix
3 1 (14.29%) Varnish
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) KVM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) Cacti
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Sun
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Veritas
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Hitachi
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec