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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 617 551 575
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +24
Contract jobs citing Squid 12 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.057% 0.007%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.59% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 3
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£381 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £276 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £395 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5610 5078 4850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.64% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3144 2622 2325
Average daily rate £350 £343 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 621 639
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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 20 October 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 24 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 20 October 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 -45 12 £381 +8.92% 1
London +6 8 £388 +15.24% 1
Surrey -4 1 - -
South East -22 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Luton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sandwich - - - -
Telford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Shropshire - - - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (81.58%) Linux
2 26 (68.42%) LDAP
3 24 (63.16%) DNS
3 24 (63.16%) Cisco
4 23 (60.53%) SMTP
5 22 (57.89%) Perl
6 18 (47.37%) Juniper
7 16 (42.11%) Internet
7 16 (42.11%) HTTP
7 16 (42.11%) qmail
8 15 (39.47%) Apache
8 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
9 14 (36.84%) SSL
9 14 (36.84%) Load Balancing
9 14 (36.84%) F5
9 14 (36.84%) Zenoss
10 13 (34.21%) CCENT
10 13 (34.21%) LPIC
10 13 (34.21%) VMware
11 12 (31.58%) NFS
11 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (28.95%) CentOS
12 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
13 10 (26.32%) NetApp
13 10 (26.32%) ITIL
13 10 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
14 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
15 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
15 7 (18.42%) Shell Script

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (39.47%) Apache
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) LDAP
2 24 (63.16%) DNS
3 23 (60.53%) SMTP
4 16 (42.11%) HTTP
4 16 (42.11%) Internet
5 14 (36.84%) SSL
6 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
7 6 (15.79%) SNMP
8 4 (10.53%) Firewall
8 4 (10.53%) Network Security
8 4 (10.53%) iSCSI
8 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.26%) SAN
9 2 (5.26%) FTP
10 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
10 1 (2.63%) DHCP
10 1 (2.63%) LAN
10 1 (2.63%) WAN
10 1 (2.63%) VPN
10 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Czech Language
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Linux Administrator
2 17 (44.74%) Administrator
3 14 (36.84%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (36.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Network Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Linux Support
7 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Build Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Linux Support Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Designer
9 1 (2.63%) Security Administrator
9 1 (2.63%) UNIX Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Network Team Leader
9 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) LAMP
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) RESTful
2 1 (2.63%) HTML5
2 1 (2.63%) CSS3
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Equities
2 1 (2.63%) CESG
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) AS400
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 31 (81.58%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) CentOS
3 10 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (18.42%) Ubuntu
5 6 (15.79%) Windows
6 4 (10.53%) UNIX
7 3 (7.89%) Solaris
8 2 (5.26%) Debian
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.63%) SUSE
9 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Load Balancing
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 4 (10.53%) Information Security
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Security
3 4 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.63%) Change Control
5 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.63%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) Logistics
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Perl
2 7 (18.42%) Shell Script
2 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.79%) Ruby
4 5 (13.16%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) LPIC
1 13 (34.21%) CCENT
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) CCNP
4 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.63%) PMP
6 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.53%) GPG13
2 4 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) qmail
2 12 (31.58%) NFS
2 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.42%) Postfix
4 5 (13.16%) Sendmail
5 4 (10.53%) Snort
6 1 (2.63%) Xen
6 1 (2.63%) Varnish
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.63%) Corosync
6 1 (2.63%) GPFS
6 1 (2.63%) Samba
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Zenoss
2 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (5.26%) Cacti
3 2 (5.26%) Nagios
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Puppet
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco
2 18 (47.37%) Juniper
3 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
4 14 (36.84%) F5
5 13 (34.21%) VMware
6 10 (26.32%) NetApp
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.16%) Websense
9 4 (10.53%) Blue Coat
9 4 (10.53%) Sourcefire
9 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
10 3 (7.89%) HP
11 2 (5.26%) EMC
11 2 (5.26%) Sun
12 1 (2.63%) Oracle
12 1 (2.63%) SAP
12 1 (2.63%) Citrix
12 1 (2.63%) Dell
12 1 (2.63%) Altiris
12 1 (2.63%) StorageTek