The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 372 390 367
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Contract jobs citing Squid 14 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.050% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.58% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Average daily rate
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£421 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.38% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £230 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £391 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Squid
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1849 1887 1673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.94% 8.63% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 1156 961
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 111 214
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 29 January 2015. 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
City of London +15 3 - - 3
Squid
England

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 11 (47.83%) Linux
1 11 (47.83%) Apache
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
3 7 (30.43%) Websense
3 7 (30.43%) Solaris
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) UNIX
3 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
3 7 (30.43%) Perl
3 7 (30.43%) GlassFish
3 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (26.09%) Network Security
4 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
4 6 (26.09%) GPG13
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 6 (26.09%) CCNP
4 6 (26.09%) CCNA
4 6 (26.09%) Juniper
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (26.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 6 (26.09%) Information Security
4 6 (26.09%) Blue Coat
4 6 (26.09%) Sourcefire

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 11 (47.83%) Apache
2 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
2 7 (30.43%) GlassFish
3 3 (13.04%) JBoss
4 2 (8.70%) Confluence
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) Lync
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (26.09%) Network Security
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) HTTP
3 5 (21.74%) SMTP
4 3 (13.04%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) FTP
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) LAN
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) IPv4
6 1 (4.35%) IPv6
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) MSI
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Czech Language
3 1 (4.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Security Consultant
1 6 (26.09%) Network Consultant
1 6 (26.09%) Consultant
1 6 (26.09%) Network Security Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Middleware Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Platform Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
3 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
1 3 (13.04%) PKI
1 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
2 7 (30.43%) UNIX
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Debian
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.70%) SIEM
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Perl
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) CCNA
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
1 6 (26.09%) GPG13
1 6 (26.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Snort
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Postfix
4 2 (8.70%) NFS
4 2 (8.70%) Xen
5 1 (4.35%) Samba
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) KVM
5 1 (4.35%) GPFS
5 1 (4.35%) Corosync
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) Varnish
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
2 2 (8.70%) Cacti
2 2 (8.70%) HAProxy
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Websense
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) Juniper
3 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 6 (26.09%) Blue Coat
3 6 (26.09%) Sourcefire
4 5 (21.74%) Sun
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) Brocade
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
7 2 (8.70%) Dell
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) BEA
7 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 2 (8.70%) Veritas
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (4.35%) Altiris