The first table below looks at the demand for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 242 233 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Squid 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.083% 0.048% -
As % of the System Software category 0.73% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £250 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1093 965 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.28% 11.53% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 453 361
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 176 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
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 the South East

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

Squid Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Squid
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Squid Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Squid
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Squid across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Squid Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Squid
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Squid Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Squid
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the South East 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Kent +8 3 £138 -57.69%
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Squid
England

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Apache
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) LDAP
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) CentOS
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) LAMP
5 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (40.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (40.00%) Postfix
5 4 (40.00%) Sendmail
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) NFS
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Debian
6 3 (30.00%) NetApp
6 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (20.00%) Websense
7 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (70.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) LDAP
2 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) IPv4
5 1 (10.00%) IPv6
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) VRRP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Support
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) CentOS
3 4 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Debian
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) Solaris
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) Information Security
1 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (10.00%) GPG13
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Postfix
2 4 (40.00%) Sendmail
2 4 (40.00%) NFS
3 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (10.00%) UAG
3 1 (10.00%) Varnish
3 1 (10.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) Websense
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) M86 Security
5 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire