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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 402 405 384
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing Squid 13 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.069% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.75% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £484 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £398 £389
% change year-on-year
-2.83% +2.25%
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
2061 2255 1805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.57% 9.10% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1412 1054
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 128 190
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Squid across the London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Squid Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 5 £338 +3.84%
Hammersmith - - - -
Squid
England

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Apache
3 7 (41.18%) DNS
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) SMTP
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (29.41%) GlassFish
5 5 (29.41%) Solaris
5 5 (29.41%) HTTP
5 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 5 (29.41%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) Sun
6 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
7 3 (17.65%) Postfix
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 3 (17.65%) Internet
7 3 (17.65%) Middleware
7 3 (17.65%) Websense
7 3 (17.65%) Clustering
7 3 (17.65%) Brocade
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (52.94%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) GlassFish
3 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.88%) Lync
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (5.88%) JBoss
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) SMTP
3 5 (29.41%) HTTP
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) LDAP
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) SSH
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
6 1 (5.88%) IPv4
6 1 (5.88%) IPv6
6 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Hudson
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Czech Language
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security Consultant
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Support
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (11.76%) Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
1 2 (11.76%) Consultant
1 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
1 2 (11.76%) Administrator
1 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware Analyst
2 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
2 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) AS400
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Equities
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Solaris
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Debian
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) SIEM
2 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
3 1 (5.88%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Logistics
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
1 2 (11.76%) GPG13
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Postfix
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) NFS
3 2 (11.76%) Xen
3 2 (11.76%) Snort
4 1 (5.88%) GPFS
4 1 (5.88%) KVM
4 1 (5.88%) Corosync
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) qmail
4 1 (5.88%) Varnish
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) Samba
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nagios
1 2 (11.76%) ZABBIX
1 2 (11.76%) Cacti
1 2 (11.76%) HAProxy
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Zenoss
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Sun
4 3 (17.65%) Websense
4 3 (17.65%) Brocade
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 3 (17.65%) EMC
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) Veritas
5 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) MobileIron
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) Altiris