The table below looks at the statistics for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 551 520 518
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Contract jobs citing Squid 28 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.066% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 0.64% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 7
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£418 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.61% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £430
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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4897 4807 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.27% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2542 1950
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 591 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
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 England

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

Squid Jobs Demand Trend in England

Squid
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Squid Daily Rate Trend in England

Squid
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Squid across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Squid Daily Rate Histogram in England

Squid
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Squid Hourly Rate Trend in England

Squid
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 15 £410 +26.23% 4
South East -28 3 £368 +1.37% 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
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Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 30 (73.17%) Linux
2 25 (60.98%) Apache
3 18 (43.90%) UNIX
3 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (41.46%) Windows
4 17 (41.46%) Perl
5 16 (39.02%) Java
5 16 (39.02%) Solaris
5 16 (39.02%) Red Hat
6 15 (36.59%) Oracle
7 14 (34.15%) Jenkins
8 13 (31.71%) Puppet
8 13 (31.71%) JBoss
8 13 (31.71%) Tomcat
9 12 (29.27%) J2EE
9 12 (29.27%) WebLogic
9 12 (29.27%) Cisco
9 12 (29.27%) Subversion
9 12 (29.27%) Maven
9 12 (29.27%) Hudson
10 11 (26.83%) Open Source
10 11 (26.83%) VMware
11 10 (24.39%) Finance
11 10 (24.39%) DNS
11 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
11 10 (24.39%) AIX
11 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (24.39%) Oracle Database
11 10 (24.39%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (24.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 25 (60.98%) Apache
2 13 (31.71%) Tomcat
2 13 (31.71%) JBoss
3 12 (29.27%) WebLogic
4 8 (19.51%) Confluence
5 7 (17.07%) GlassFish
6 3 (7.32%) IIS
6 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.44%) Lync
8 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
1 10 (24.39%) DNS
2 9 (21.95%) SMTP
3 8 (19.51%) Firewall
4 7 (17.07%) Internet
5 6 (14.63%) HTTP
6 5 (12.20%) LDAP
6 5 (12.20%) VLAN
6 5 (12.20%) Network Security
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.76%) VPN
8 3 (7.32%) LAN
8 3 (7.32%) WAN
8 3 (7.32%) FTP
8 3 (7.32%) SNMP
9 2 (4.88%) SAN
9 2 (4.88%) MPLS
9 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
9 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
9 2 (4.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.76%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Jenkins
2 12 (29.27%) Subversion
2 12 (29.27%) Maven
2 12 (29.27%) Hudson
3 8 (19.51%) JIRA
4 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.44%) MSI
6 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Czech Language
3 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Architect
2 10 (24.39%) Platform Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Security Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Network Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Linux Support
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) J2EE
2 10 (24.39%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (12.20%) Middleware
4 2 (4.88%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) XSLT
5 1 (2.44%) CSS3
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Open Source
2 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) PKI
3 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Equities
5 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) AS400
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 30 (73.17%) Linux
2 18 (43.90%) UNIX
2 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (41.46%) Windows
4 16 (39.02%) Solaris
5 10 (24.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 10 (24.39%) AIX
6 4 (9.76%) CentOS
7 2 (4.88%) Debian
7 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Management
1 8 (19.51%) DevOps
2 5 (12.20%) Information Security
3 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) SIEM
5 2 (4.88%) Change Control
5 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile Commerce
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.88%) Release Management
6 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) Perl
2 16 (39.02%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) Objective-C
4 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) SQL
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) CCNA
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.20%) CCNP
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.44%) CCENT
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) PMP
6 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.44%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) PCI DSS
2 5 (12.20%) GPG13
2 5 (12.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (12.20%) QA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) Snort
3 5 (12.20%) NFS
3 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.76%) qmail
5 3 (7.32%) Postfix
6 2 (4.88%) Xen
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.44%) Firmware
7 1 (2.44%) Samba
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.44%) Varnish
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.44%) Corosync
7 1 (2.44%) KVM
7 1 (2.44%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.88%) HAProxy
2 2 (4.88%) Nagios
2 2 (4.88%) ZABBIX
2 2 (4.88%) Cacti
3 1 (2.44%) Zenoss
3 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Red Hat
2 15 (36.59%) Oracle
3 12 (29.27%) Cisco
4 11 (26.83%) VMware
5 8 (19.51%) BEA
6 6 (14.63%) Juniper
6 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.63%) Websense
7 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat
7 5 (12.20%) Sourcefire
7 5 (12.20%) Sun
7 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
7 5 (12.20%) NetApp
8 3 (7.32%) EMC
8 3 (7.32%) Brocade
9 2 (4.88%) Veritas
9 2 (4.88%) IBM
9 2 (4.88%) Dell
10 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.44%) StorageTek