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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 235 231 242
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Squid 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.035% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -
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
1007 1118 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.97% 13.22% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 560 350
Average daily rate £325 £333 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 141 138
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
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
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 1 August 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
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Squid
England

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) LDAP
2 10 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) LAMP
3 9 (75.00%) Ubuntu
3 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) CentOS
3 9 (75.00%) Postfix
3 9 (75.00%) Sendmail
3 9 (75.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 9 (75.00%) Apache
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) NFS
4 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (66.67%) iSCSI
5 6 (50.00%) NetApp
5 6 (50.00%) HP
6 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) SLA
8 2 (16.67%) Windows
9 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 1 (8.33%) DNS
9 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (8.33%) Nagios
9 1 (8.33%) Websense
9 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (8.33%) Firewall
9 1 (8.33%) Telecoms

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (75.00%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) LDAP
2 8 (66.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Linux Support
1 5 (41.67%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Ubuntu
2 9 (75.00%) CentOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Debian
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (8.33%) Information Security
1 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (8.33%) GPG13
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Postfix
1 9 (75.00%) Sendmail
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) NFS
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Snort
3 1 (8.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Red Hat
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) NetApp
2 6 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Websense
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (8.33%) Infoblox