The first table below looks at the demand for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Squid over the 3 months to 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 405 375 404
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +29
Contract jobs citing Squid 7 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.065% 0.068%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.83% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1922 1696 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 7.85% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1040 1212
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 151 166
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.95 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Squid
England

Squid
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Squid Jobs Demand Trend in London

Squid
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Squid Daily Rate Trend in London

Squid
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Squid Hourly Rate Trend in London

Squid
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the London region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 3 £400 +23.07%
Ruislip - - - -
Squid
England

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 17 (85.00%) Apache
2 14 (70.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) VMware
4 11 (55.00%) MySQL
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco
5 10 (50.00%) LDAP
5 10 (50.00%) Linux
5 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (45.00%) Solaris
6 9 (45.00%) UNIX
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (45.00%) Firewall
7 8 (40.00%) HTTP
8 7 (35.00%) Perl
8 7 (35.00%) Open Source
9 6 (30.00%) RESTful
9 6 (30.00%) Semantic Web
9 6 (30.00%) MarkLogic
9 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (30.00%) MVC
9 6 (30.00%) TDD
9 6 (30.00%) Spring
9 6 (30.00%) JSTL
9 6 (30.00%) Spring MVC
9 6 (30.00%) jQuery
9 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) J2EE
9 6 (30.00%) XSLT
9 6 (30.00%) CSS
9 6 (30.00%) JSP

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 17 (85.00%) Apache
2 6 (30.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (20.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (5.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) LDAP
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) HTTP
4 6 (30.00%) VPN
5 5 (25.00%) SAN
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) SMTP
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) IMAP
8 2 (10.00%) SSL
9 1 (5.00%) SNMP
9 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.00%) LAN
9 1 (5.00%) IPv4
9 1 (5.00%) IPv6
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) MySQL
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (30.00%) MarkLogic
4 5 (25.00%) Triplestore
5 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (5.00%) DB2
6 1 (5.00%) KDB
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) Hudson
2 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (20.00%) Mercurial
3 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 5 (25.00%) Publishing
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (30.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (25.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Network Support
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) RESTful
1 6 (30.00%) Spring
1 6 (30.00%) JSTL
1 6 (30.00%) Spring MVC
1 6 (30.00%) jQuery
1 6 (30.00%) J2EE
1 6 (30.00%) XSLT
1 6 (30.00%) CSS
1 6 (30.00%) JSP
1 6 (30.00%) Struts
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
1 6 (30.00%) HTML
1 6 (30.00%) JMS
2 5 (25.00%) Apache Jena
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) CORBA
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) Xerces
4 1 (5.00%) Xalan
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Open Source
2 6 (30.00%) Semantic Web
3 5 (25.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Solaris
2 9 (45.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Debian
4 4 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE
6 1 (5.00%) OpenSolaris
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) MVC
1 6 (30.00%) TDD
2 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) Perl
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) XQuery
4 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (20.00%) Objective-C
5 4 (20.00%) Korn
6 2 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) Lisp
7 1 (5.00%) Ruby
7 1 (5.00%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Sendmail
3 4 (20.00%) KVM
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (15.00%) Dovecot
5 2 (10.00%) NFS
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
6 1 (5.00%) Snort
6 1 (5.00%) Xen
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
6 1 (5.00%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (5.00%) UAG
6 1 (5.00%) qmail
6 1 (5.00%) Postfix
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (5.00%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) HAProxy
2 3 (15.00%) DansGuardian
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
4 1 (5.00%) Nessus
4 1 (5.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) Veritas
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) Sun
5 3 (15.00%) Hitachi
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Dell
5 3 (15.00%) Apple
5 3 (15.00%) Brocade
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) JBoss
7 1 (5.00%) Sybase
7 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) IBM