The table below looks at the statistics for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Squid over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Squid Cache
Rank 540 629 629
Rank change year-on-year
+89 0
Contract jobs citing Squid 117 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.056% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 1.82% 0.55% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 10
Median daily rate £475 £475 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £213 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £506 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.04% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6429 5766 5798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.01% 10.08% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4064 3276 3221
Median daily rate £411 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 618 704
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £40.55 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Squid
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Squid as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +113 117 £475 - 4
London +78 104 £495 +4.26% 1
Croydon +5 23 £475 -
Yorkshire +14 6 £420 -
North West +19 5 £425 +32.81%
Manchester 0 5 £425 +32.81%
West Yorkshire - 5 £420 -
Leeds - 5 £420 -
City of London +8 2 £585 +23.21%
Hampshire +15 1 £500 +21.21%
South East +15 1 £500 +150.00% 1
Farnborough +2 1 £500 +21.21%
West Midlands -22 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £388 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Salford - 1 £425 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Squid also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Squid.

1 127 (88.19%) Linux
2 125 (86.81%) Apache
3 123 (85.42%) VMware
4 121 (84.03%) Jenkins
5 119 (82.64%) Puppet
6 117 (81.25%) DNS
7 115 (79.86%) Git (software)
7 115 (79.86%) DevOps
8 110 (76.39%) Ansible
8 110 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
9 108 (75.00%) Docker
10 106 (73.61%) Oracle
10 106 (73.61%) JIRA
11 103 (71.53%) Confluence
12 102 (70.83%) Amazon AWS
12 102 (70.83%) Terraform
13 100 (69.44%) PostgreSQL
14 99 (68.75%) Configuration Management
14 99 (68.75%) ZABBIX
14 99 (68.75%) logstash
14 99 (68.75%) Elasticsearch
15 98 (68.06%) Continuous Delivery
15 98 (68.06%) Postfix
15 98 (68.06%) Continuous Integration
15 98 (68.06%) OpenVPN
16 96 (66.67%) vCloud
16 96 (66.67%) OpenLDAP
16 96 (66.67%) SSH
16 96 (66.67%) Maven
16 96 (66.67%) Service Management

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 125 (86.81%) Apache
2 103 (71.53%) Confluence
3 99 (68.75%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (13.19%) OpenStack
5 18 (12.50%) Tomcat
6 11 (7.64%) nginx
7 10 (6.94%) GlassFish
8 8 (5.56%) SAS
9 6 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (2.08%) Zimbra
11 2 (1.39%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.39%) JBoss
11 2 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 95 (65.97%) HipChat
2 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 102 (70.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.08%) PaaS
4 2 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.39%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.39%) GitHub
4 2 (1.39%) Route 53
4 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (81.25%) DNS
2 98 (68.06%) OpenVPN
3 96 (66.67%) OpenLDAP
3 96 (66.67%) SSH
4 13 (9.03%) Firewall
4 13 (9.03%) HTTP
4 13 (9.03%) LDAP
5 10 (6.94%) DHCP
5 10 (6.94%) Reverse Proxy
5 10 (6.94%) VPN
6 8 (5.56%) SMTP
7 6 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (4.17%) IMAP
7 6 (4.17%) iSCSI
7 6 (4.17%) MRTG
8 4 (2.78%) IPsec
8 4 (2.78%) SAN
9 3 (2.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (69.44%) PostgreSQL
2 92 (63.89%) Hadoop
3 14 (9.72%) MySQL
4 13 (9.03%) Oracle Database
5 9 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
7 6 (4.17%) Redis
8 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.39%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.39%) Big Data
8 2 (1.39%) DataStax
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.39%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 121 (84.03%) Jenkins
2 115 (79.86%) Git (software)
3 106 (73.61%) JIRA
4 96 (66.67%) Maven
4 96 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 95 (65.97%) Ant
5 95 (65.97%) JIRA Agile
5 95 (65.97%) JUnit
5 95 (65.97%) SonarQube
6 92 (63.89%) Liquibase
7 76 (52.78%) Bitbucket
8 8 (5.56%) Subversion
9 6 (4.17%) Gitweb
10 5 (3.47%) GitLab
11 3 (2.08%) git-flow
12 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.39%) Hudson
12 2 (1.39%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (3.47%) Finance
2 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.39%) Retail
2 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (54.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (20.14%) Lead DevOps
2 29 (20.14%) Senior DevOps
2 29 (20.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 18 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Consultant
5 13 (9.03%) DevOps Consultant
6 6 (4.17%) Administrator
7 5 (3.47%) Junior
7 5 (3.47%) Junior DevOps
7 5 (3.47%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) DBA
8 4 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (2.08%) Developer
9 3 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (66.67%) ELK Stack
1 96 (66.67%) MCollective
2 88 (61.11%) Software Packaging
3 14 (9.72%) LAMP
4 9 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (4.17%) Node.js
5 6 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (2.08%) Middleware
7 3 (2.08%) REST
7 3 (2.08%) Web Services
8 2 (1.39%) CGI
8 2 (1.39%) Embperl
8 2 (1.39%) FastCGI
8 2 (1.39%) Memcached
8 2 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.39%) SOAP
9 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.69%) CSS
9 1 (0.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.47%) PKI
3 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.08%) Fintech
3 3 (2.08%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.08%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.39%) User Experience
5 1 (0.69%) BBC
5 1 (0.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 127 (88.19%) Linux
2 94 (65.28%) CentOS
3 17 (11.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (9.03%) Debian
5 12 (8.33%) Ubuntu
6 10 (6.94%) Unix
7 7 (4.86%) Solaris
7 7 (4.86%) Windows
8 4 (2.78%) SUSE
8 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.69%) HPUX
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (79.86%) DevOps
2 110 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (68.75%) Configuration Management
4 98 (68.06%) Continuous Delivery
4 98 (68.06%) Continuous Integration
5 96 (66.67%) Service Management
6 93 (64.58%) Scrum
7 88 (61.11%) Identity Management
8 77 (53.47%) Case Management
9 70 (48.61%) Coaching
10 60 (41.67%) Workflow
11 51 (35.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.42%) Software Engineering
13 13 (9.03%) Open Source
14 7 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (4.17%) E-Commerce
15 6 (4.17%) ITIL
15 6 (4.17%) Kanban
15 6 (4.17%) Security Patching
16 5 (3.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (65.97%) Shell Script
2 84 (58.33%) Ruby
3 21 (14.58%) Perl
3 21 (14.58%) Python
4 15 (10.42%) PHP
5 14 (9.72%) Java
6 12 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.56%) C
8 6 (4.17%) C++
8 6 (4.17%) Korn
9 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.39%) Go
10 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 83 (57.64%) SC Cleared
1 83 (57.64%) Security Cleared
2 44 (30.56%) CTC Cleared
3 21 (14.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.08%) CLAS
5 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) RHCE
5 2 (1.39%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.69%) CCNA
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Degree
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.08%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 2 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 108 (75.00%) Docker
2 98 (68.06%) Postfix
3 96 (66.67%) vCloud
4 24 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (10.42%) NFS
6 9 (6.25%) KVM
7 7 (4.86%) Active Directory
8 6 (4.17%) Dovecot
8 6 (4.17%) iptables
8 6 (4.17%) Sendmail
9 5 (3.47%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (2.78%) Corosync
11 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.08%) Snort
11 3 (2.08%) Xen
12 2 (1.39%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (1.39%) Gluster
12 2 (1.39%) UAG
12 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
12 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 119 (82.64%) Puppet
2 110 (76.39%) Ansible
3 102 (70.83%) Terraform
4 99 (68.75%) logstash
4 99 (68.75%) ZABBIX
5 96 (66.67%) Kibana
5 96 (66.67%) Kubernetes
5 96 (66.67%) Rancher
6 19 (13.19%) Nagios
7 13 (9.03%) Cacti
8 12 (8.33%) HAProxy
9 9 (6.25%) Consul
9 9 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (6.25%) Packer
10 6 (4.17%) Grafana
10 6 (4.17%) Graphite
10 6 (4.17%) Graylog
10 6 (4.17%) Icinga
10 6 (4.17%) StatsD
11 5 (3.47%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 123 (85.42%) VMware
2 106 (73.61%) Oracle
3 96 (66.67%) Sonatype
4 78 (54.17%) Atlassian
5 23 (15.97%) Red Hat
6 11 (7.64%) AppDynamics
7 10 (6.94%) Cisco
8 6 (4.17%) F5
8 6 (4.17%) New Relic
8 6 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.78%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.08%) EMC
10 3 (2.08%) Splunk
10 3 (2.08%) Sun
11 2 (1.39%) Avaya
11 2 (1.39%) Endeca
11 2 (1.39%) IBM
11 2 (1.39%) Juniper
11 2 (1.39%) Qualys
11 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds
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