The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 554 559 578
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing Squid 26 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 6
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £330 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £370 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5148 5015 4769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2824 2536 2263
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 617 652
Average hourly rate £15.81 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 23 July 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 30 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 23 July 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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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 +3 26 £390 +7.58% 7
South West - 17 £390 -
Gloucester - 16 £390 -
Gloucestershire - 16 £390 -
South East -3 5 £400 +14.28% 3
London 0 3 £438 +16.66% 2
West Midlands - 1 £313 -
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Bury - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 49 (92.45%) Linux
2 37 (69.81%) LDAP
3 31 (58.49%) Apache
4 28 (52.83%) DNS
5 27 (50.94%) Cisco
6 24 (45.28%) SMTP
6 24 (45.28%) Perl
7 22 (41.51%) VMware
8 19 (35.85%) Juniper
8 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
8 19 (35.85%) HTTP
9 17 (32.08%) SSL
9 17 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (32.08%) qmail
10 16 (30.19%) Load Balancing
10 16 (30.19%) F5
10 16 (30.19%) UNIX
10 16 (30.19%) Internet
11 15 (28.30%) NFS
11 15 (28.30%) Zenoss
12 14 (26.42%) LPIC
12 14 (26.42%) Sendmail
12 14 (26.42%) CCENT
12 14 (26.42%) CentOS
13 13 (24.53%) Ubuntu
14 12 (22.64%) NetApp
15 11 (20.75%) Shell Script
15 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
15 11 (20.75%) Oracle
15 11 (20.75%) ITIL

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (58.49%) Apache
2 9 (16.98%) WebLogic
3 8 (15.09%) nginx
4 6 (11.32%) IIS
5 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.66%) Confluence
7 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.89%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 37 (69.81%) LDAP
2 28 (52.83%) DNS
3 24 (45.28%) SMTP
4 19 (35.85%) HTTP
5 17 (32.08%) SSL
6 16 (30.19%) Internet
7 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
7 9 (16.98%) iSCSI
8 8 (15.09%) OpenVPN
9 6 (11.32%) SNMP
9 6 (11.32%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (11.32%) DHCP
9 6 (11.32%) Firewall
10 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.66%) IMAP
11 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (5.66%) Network Security
12 2 (3.77%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (3.77%) NetScreen
12 2 (3.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MySQL
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) KDB
4 1 (1.89%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.89%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 6 (11.32%) Maven
4 4 (7.55%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) JMeter
5 1 (1.89%) Hudson
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Administrator
2 23 (43.40%) Systems Administrator
3 21 (39.62%) Linux Administrator
4 18 (33.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (13.21%) Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Linux Support
7 4 (7.55%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Build Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Linux Support Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) LAMP
2 1 (1.89%) Xerces
2 1 (1.89%) Xalan
2 1 (1.89%) Spring
2 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.89%) JSTL
2 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
2 1 (1.89%) jQuery
2 1 (1.89%) wxWidgets
2 1 (1.89%) RESTful
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Jena
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) JSP
2 1 (1.89%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) Struts
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XSLT
2 1 (1.89%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) PKI
2 4 (7.55%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.89%) Kindle
3 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.89%) Equities
3 1 (1.89%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 49 (92.45%) Linux
2 16 (30.19%) UNIX
3 14 (26.42%) CentOS
4 13 (24.53%) Ubuntu
5 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (11.32%) Debian
6 6 (11.32%) Windows
7 5 (9.43%) Solaris
8 2 (3.77%) SUSE
9 1 (1.89%) AIX
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.89%) OpenSolaris
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Load Balancing
2 11 (20.75%) ITIL
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Security
3 4 (7.55%) DevOps
4 3 (5.66%) Information Security
5 1 (1.89%) TDD
5 1 (1.89%) Logistics
5 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.89%) MVC
5 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.89%) Release Management
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.89%) Change Control
5 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.89%) Low Latency
5 1 (1.89%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) Perl
2 11 (20.75%) Shell Script
3 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.32%) Ruby
4 6 (11.32%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Python
5 4 (7.55%) Korn
6 3 (5.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (3.77%) Java
8 1 (1.89%) C-shell
8 1 (1.89%) XQuery
8 1 (1.89%) Lisp
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) C
8 1 (1.89%) C#
8 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) LPIC
1 14 (26.42%) CCENT
2 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
5 5 (9.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) CCNP
6 3 (5.66%) CCNA
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.89%) RHCE
7 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 4 (7.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (5.66%) SLA
3 3 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.66%) GPG13
4 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.89%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (32.08%) qmail
2 15 (28.30%) NFS
3 14 (26.42%) Sendmail
4 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
5 10 (18.87%) Postfix
6 4 (7.55%) Snort
6 4 (7.55%) KVM
7 3 (5.66%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.89%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.89%) OpenSSH
8 1 (1.89%) Varnish
8 1 (1.89%) Xen
8 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) Zenoss
2 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 6 (11.32%) ZABBIX
4 3 (5.66%) Nagios
4 3 (5.66%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.77%) Puppet
6 1 (1.89%) Nessus
6 1 (1.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) VMware
3 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
3 19 (35.85%) Juniper
4 16 (30.19%) F5
5 12 (22.64%) NetApp
6 11 (20.75%) Oracle
7 9 (16.98%) HP
8 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
10 4 (7.55%) Blue Coat
11 3 (5.66%) Websense
11 3 (5.66%) Sourcefire
11 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
11 3 (5.66%) Dell
12 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.77%) Infoblox
13 1 (1.89%) Akamai
13 1 (1.89%) IronPort
13 1 (1.89%) Qualys