The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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 538 497 549
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +52
Contract jobs citing Squid 26 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.044% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £368 £456
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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4718 4024 4369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.49% 9.36% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2455 1978 2144
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 594 549
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Squid
UK

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 8 £250 -25.92% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £350 -
London -20 7 £375 +15.38% 2
South West - 4 £344 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 4
Squid
UK

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (83.33%) Apache
2 34 (62.96%) Linux
3 22 (40.74%) UNIX
4 20 (37.04%) VMware
5 19 (35.19%) Firewall
5 19 (35.19%) Solaris
5 19 (35.19%) Oracle
5 19 (35.19%) LDAP
5 19 (35.19%) DNS
6 18 (33.33%) WebLogic
7 16 (29.63%) Java
7 16 (29.63%) Cisco
7 16 (29.63%) PKI
8 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (25.93%) MySQL
9 14 (25.93%) Internet
10 13 (24.07%) J2EE
10 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
11 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
11 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 11 (20.37%) Perl
12 11 (20.37%) F5
13 10 (18.52%) OpenVPN
13 10 (18.52%) nginx
13 10 (18.52%) AIX
13 10 (18.52%) HTTP
14 9 (16.67%) Windows
14 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
14 9 (16.67%) Sendmail

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (83.33%) Apache
2 18 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 10 (18.52%) nginx
4 8 (14.81%) Tomcat
5 5 (9.26%) Confluence
6 4 (7.41%) IIS
6 4 (7.41%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.85%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) LDAP
1 19 (35.19%) DNS
1 19 (35.19%) Firewall
2 14 (25.93%) Internet
3 10 (18.52%) HTTP
3 10 (18.52%) OpenVPN
4 8 (14.81%) BIG-IP
4 8 (14.81%) VPN
4 8 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (12.96%) SMTP
6 6 (11.11%) DHCP
6 6 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (11.11%) SAN
7 5 (9.26%) iSCSI
7 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.41%) SSL
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (7.41%) Wireless
8 4 (7.41%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) MySQL
2 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.96%) MarkLogic
5 6 (11.11%) Triplestore
6 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.85%) KDB
7 1 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
2 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.11%) Maven
3 6 (11.11%) JIRA
4 5 (9.26%) Hudson
5 4 (7.41%) Mercurial
5 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.85%) JMeter
6 1 (1.85%) JUnit
General
1 6 (11.11%) Publishing
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Administrator
2 13 (24.07%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (16.67%) Architect
3 9 (16.67%) Platform Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Network Support
9 2 (3.70%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) J2EE
2 7 (12.96%) CSS
2 7 (12.96%) JSP
2 7 (12.96%) Struts
2 7 (12.96%) Web Services
2 7 (12.96%) XSLT
2 7 (12.96%) JMS
2 7 (12.96%) JSTL
2 7 (12.96%) Spring MVC
2 7 (12.96%) jQuery
2 7 (12.96%) Spring
2 7 (12.96%) RESTful
2 7 (12.96%) HTML
3 6 (11.11%) Apache Jena
4 4 (7.41%) LAMP
5 3 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (3.70%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.85%) Xerces
7 1 (1.85%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) PKI
2 7 (12.96%) Semantic Web
2 7 (12.96%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 34 (62.96%) Linux
2 22 (40.74%) UNIX
3 19 (35.19%) Solaris
4 10 (18.52%) AIX
5 9 (16.67%) Windows
6 8 (14.81%) Ubuntu
7 7 (12.96%) Debian
8 6 (11.11%) CentOS
9 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
11 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.70%) SUSE
12 1 (1.85%) OpenSolaris
12 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Scrum
2 7 (12.96%) MVC
2 7 (12.96%) TDD
3 6 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.41%) Resource Management
6 3 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.85%) Change Management
7 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.85%) Information Security
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.85%) Release Management
7 1 (1.85%) Time Management
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) Java
2 11 (20.37%) Perl
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) XQuery
4 7 (12.96%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.41%) Objective-C
6 4 (7.41%) Korn
7 3 (5.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (3.70%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) Python
9 1 (1.85%) Lisp
9 1 (1.85%) PHP
9 1 (1.85%) C
9 1 (1.85%) C#
9 1 (1.85%) C++
9 1 (1.85%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) CCENT
4 2 (3.70%) LPIC
4 2 (3.70%) CCNP
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) RHCE
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) GPG13
2 1 (1.85%) TickIT
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.67%) Sendmail
3 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
4 7 (12.96%) NFS
5 5 (9.26%) Postfix
6 4 (7.41%) qmail
6 4 (7.41%) KVM
7 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.56%) Dovecot
8 2 (3.70%) Snort
8 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.70%) UAG
8 2 (3.70%) Varnish
9 1 (1.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.85%) OpenSSH
9 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.85%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) ZABBIX
2 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (5.56%) DansGuardian
3 3 (5.56%) Nagios
3 3 (5.56%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.70%) Zenoss
4 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) Nessus
5 1 (1.85%) Cacti
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) VMware
2 19 (35.19%) Oracle
3 16 (29.63%) Cisco
4 11 (20.37%) F5
5 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 8 (14.81%) Juniper
7 6 (11.11%) HP
8 5 (9.26%) NetApp
8 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.26%) Veritas
9 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
9 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
9 4 (7.41%) Sun
10 3 (5.56%) Hitachi
10 3 (5.56%) Dell
10 3 (5.56%) Apple
10 3 (5.56%) Websense
10 3 (5.56%) Brocade
10 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
11 2 (3.70%) Infoblox
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