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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 193 205 190
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing Squid 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.059% 0.051% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.69% 0.59% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.31% +7.40%
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
435 508 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.57% 8.59% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 331 267
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 67
Average hourly rate £17.63 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £24.40 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 2015, 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 30 January 2015, 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%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Lync
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) JBoss
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
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%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Hudson
2 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
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%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
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%) Change Control
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
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%) KVM
3 1 (14.29%) Varnish
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Cacti
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Sun
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Veritas
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
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%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco