The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 250 231 216
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing Squid 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.024% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£368 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £363 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £363 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £391 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1085 990 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.70% 11.79% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 453 382
Average daily rate £350 £314 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 140 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 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
Hampshire - 2 £386 -
Kent - 1 £153 -
Surrey - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Squid
England

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (50.00%) Snort
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) ISDN
4 1 (25.00%) Firmware
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Support
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Snort
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco