The table below looks at the statistics for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Squid over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 581 548 587
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +39
Contract jobs citing Squid 14 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.056% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.59% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 7
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£395 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £369 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5386 5113 4849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.59% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2639 2346
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 583 599
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

Squid
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Squid Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Squid
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Squid within the UK.

Squid Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Squid
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Squid within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Squid Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Squid
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Squid within the UK.

Squid Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Squid
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England -40 14 £395 +13.66% 7
South West - 8 £395 -
Gloucester - 8 £395 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £395 -
London +4 4 £500 +48.69% 6
City of London +27 1 - -
South East -8 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £313 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Bury - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Kent - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sandwich - - - -
Slough - - - -
Telford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
North West - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 45 (90.00%) Linux
2 39 (78.00%) LDAP
3 29 (58.00%) Apache
3 29 (58.00%) DNS
3 29 (58.00%) Cisco
4 26 (52.00%) SMTP
4 26 (52.00%) Perl
5 22 (44.00%) VMware
6 20 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 20 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (38.00%) qmail
7 19 (38.00%) Juniper
7 19 (38.00%) HTTP
8 17 (34.00%) SSL
8 17 (34.00%) NFS
9 16 (32.00%) Internet
9 16 (32.00%) CentOS
9 16 (32.00%) Load Balancing
9 16 (32.00%) F5
10 15 (30.00%) Zenoss
10 15 (30.00%) NetApp
11 14 (28.00%) Sendmail
11 14 (28.00%) CCENT
11 14 (28.00%) LPIC
12 13 (26.00%) Ubuntu
12 13 (26.00%) UNIX
13 12 (24.00%) Shell Script
14 11 (22.00%) ITIL
14 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
15 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (58.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) IIS
3 6 (12.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (10.00%) nginx
5 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.00%) TorqueBox
6 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.00%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.00%) Confluence
6 1 (2.00%) Liferay
6 1 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (78.00%) LDAP
2 29 (58.00%) DNS
3 26 (52.00%) SMTP
4 19 (38.00%) HTTP
5 17 (34.00%) SSL
6 16 (32.00%) Internet
7 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (18.00%) iSCSI
9 8 (16.00%) SNMP
10 5 (10.00%) OpenVPN
10 5 (10.00%) Firewall
10 5 (10.00%) DHCP
11 4 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (6.00%) IMAP
12 3 (6.00%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (6.00%) Network Security
12 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (4.00%) VPN
13 2 (4.00%) SAN
13 2 (4.00%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) MySQL
3 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) KDB
4 1 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.00%) Maven
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) Hudson
5 1 (2.00%) MSI
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Czech Language
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Administrator
2 22 (44.00%) Systems Administrator
3 21 (42.00%) Linux Administrator
4 17 (34.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (12.00%) Consultant
6 5 (10.00%) Linux Support
6 5 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Build Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Network Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.00%) wxWidgets
2 1 (2.00%) Xerces
2 1 (2.00%) Xalan
2 1 (2.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.00%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) PKI
2 4 (8.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Equities
3 1 (2.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.00%) CESG
3 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 45 (90.00%) Linux
2 16 (32.00%) CentOS
3 13 (26.00%) Ubuntu
3 13 (26.00%) UNIX
4 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.00%) Solaris
6 5 (10.00%) Debian
6 5 (10.00%) Windows
7 2 (4.00%) SUSE
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.00%) OpenSolaris
8 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Load Balancing
2 11 (22.00%) ITIL
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Security
3 4 (8.00%) DevOps
4 3 (6.00%) Information Security
5 1 (2.00%) Change Control
5 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.00%) Release Management
5 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.00%) Migration
5 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.00%) Logistics
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) Perl
2 12 (24.00%) Shell Script
3 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (16.00%) Ruby
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
5 6 (12.00%) Python
6 4 (8.00%) Korn
7 2 (4.00%) Java
8 1 (2.00%) C-shell
8 1 (2.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) C#
8 1 (2.00%) C++
8 1 (2.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) CCENT
1 14 (28.00%) LPIC
2 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) Degree
4 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.00%) PMP
6 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.00%) GPG13
3 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (38.00%) qmail
3 17 (34.00%) NFS
4 14 (28.00%) Sendmail
5 10 (20.00%) Postfix
6 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (8.00%) Snort
7 4 (8.00%) KVM
8 3 (6.00%) Dovecot
9 1 (2.00%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (2.00%) Xen
9 1 (2.00%) Varnish
9 1 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (2.00%) OpenSSH
9 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) Zenoss
2 9 (18.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 4 (8.00%) ZABBIX
4 3 (6.00%) HAProxy
4 3 (6.00%) Nagios
5 2 (4.00%) Puppet
6 1 (2.00%) RANCID
6 1 (2.00%) Cacti
6 1 (2.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) Cisco
2 22 (44.00%) VMware
3 20 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 19 (38.00%) Juniper
5 16 (32.00%) F5
6 15 (30.00%) NetApp
7 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (18.00%) HP
7 9 (18.00%) Oracle
8 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.00%) Blue Coat
10 3 (6.00%) Websense
10 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
10 3 (6.00%) Dell
11 2 (4.00%) EMC
11 2 (4.00%) Veritas
11 2 (4.00%) SAP
11 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
11 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.00%) IronPort
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