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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Squid Cache
Rank 430 414 421
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing Squid 9 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.022% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate £425 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
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
2348 2056 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.20% 9.03% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1371 1216
Average daily rate £440 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 154 151
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +44 2 - -
Squid
England

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (90.91%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) HTTP
3 8 (72.73%) Apache
3 8 (72.73%) Jenkins
4 7 (63.64%) DNS
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
5 6 (54.55%) SMTP
5 6 (54.55%) Unix
5 6 (54.55%) Perl
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
6 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
6 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (45.45%) Solaris
6 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
7 4 (36.36%) Python
7 4 (36.36%) FTP
7 4 (36.36%) Firewall
7 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (36.36%) Nagios
7 4 (36.36%) Puppet
7 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (36.36%) HAProxy
7 4 (36.36%) Cacti
7 4 (36.36%) Debian
7 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
7 4 (36.36%) Open Source
8 3 (27.27%) Fintech
8 3 (27.27%) PKI
8 3 (27.27%) QA

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Apache
2 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (27.27%) GlassFish
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
4 2 (18.18%) JBoss
4 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (18.18%) SAS
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) HTTP
2 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) SMTP
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) FTP
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (18.18%) IMAP
6 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
6 2 (18.18%) LDAP
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 1 (9.09%) Internet
7 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (9.09%) MRTG
7 1 (9.09%) OSPF
7 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (9.09%) SNMP
7 1 (9.09%) SSH
7 1 (9.09%) SSL
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 2 (18.18%) Hudson
3 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Applications Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) AWS Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Applications Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Platform Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Support
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) LAMP
3 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (9.09%) ELK Stack
3 1 (9.09%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (27.27%) Fintech
2 3 (27.27%) PKI
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience
4 1 (9.09%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) Solaris
4 4 (36.36%) Debian
4 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
5 3 (27.27%) CentOS
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (18.18%) SUSE
7 1 (9.09%) HPUX
7 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Change Control
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Release Management
2 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Server Building
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 4 (36.36%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) C
5 2 (18.18%) Korn
5 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
5 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) NFS
2 3 (27.27%) Postfix
3 2 (18.18%) Ceph
3 2 (18.18%) Dovecot
3 2 (18.18%) iptables
3 2 (18.18%) KVM
3 2 (18.18%) Sendmail
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) Samba
4 1 (9.09%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Cacti
1 4 (36.36%) HAProxy
1 4 (36.36%) Nagios
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Ansible
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (9.09%) OpenNebula
3 1 (9.09%) RANCID
3 1 (9.09%) systemd
3 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 1 (9.09%) CA
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Supermicro