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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Squid Cache
Rank 608 578 560
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -18
Contract jobs citing Squid 20 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.060% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.60% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 13
Average daily rate £350 £418 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +28.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £368 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £418 £363
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +15.31%
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
5049 5124 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.93% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 2792 2371
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 593 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
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 10 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 20 £350 -16.51% 14
South East +12 14 £340 -11.97% 6
Berkshire - 13 £340 - 2
Reading - 13 £340 - 2
London 0 3 £425 +1.07% 3
North West - 3 £425 - 4
Manchester - 3 £425 - 3
Salford - 2 £425 - 1
City of London +48 1 £413 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (95.00%) Linux
2 31 (77.50%) Apache
3 30 (75.00%) DNS
4 28 (70.00%) VMware
5 26 (65.00%) Configuration Management
6 25 (62.50%) Nagios
6 25 (62.50%) MySQL
7 24 (60.00%) LDAP
8 23 (57.50%) Python
8 23 (57.50%) Puppet
9 20 (50.00%) Perl
10 19 (47.50%) SMTP
10 19 (47.50%) HTTP
10 19 (47.50%) Cacti
10 19 (47.50%) OpenStack
11 17 (42.50%) MCollective
11 17 (42.50%) Bash Shell
11 17 (42.50%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (42.50%) Web Services
12 16 (40.00%) nginx
12 16 (40.00%) High Availability
12 16 (40.00%) LEMP Stack
13 15 (37.50%) Shell Script
14 14 (35.00%) SSL
14 14 (35.00%) Red Hat
14 14 (35.00%) Tomcat
14 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
15 13 (32.50%) JBoss
15 13 (32.50%) DHCP
15 13 (32.50%) Ganglia

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (77.50%) Apache
2 19 (47.50%) OpenStack
3 16 (40.00%) nginx
4 14 (35.00%) Tomcat
4 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
5 13 (32.50%) JBoss
6 6 (15.00%) SAS
7 3 (7.50%) Confluence
8 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Drupal
8 1 (2.50%) IIS
8 1 (2.50%) Lightstreamer
Cloud Services
1 17 (42.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (75.00%) DNS
2 24 (60.00%) LDAP
3 19 (47.50%) HTTP
3 19 (47.50%) SMTP
4 14 (35.00%) SSL
5 13 (32.50%) DHCP
5 13 (32.50%) SSH
6 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (15.00%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (15.00%) IMAP
7 6 (15.00%) iSCSI
8 5 (12.50%) Firewall
8 5 (12.50%) MRTG
8 5 (12.50%) VPN
9 4 (10.00%) OSPF
10 3 (7.50%) IPsec
10 3 (7.50%) IPv6
10 3 (7.50%) OpenVPN
11 2 (5.00%) FTP
11 2 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (62.50%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.50%) MariaDB
3 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) RSpec
3 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (7.50%) GitLab
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) AWS Engineer
1 12 (30.00%) Support Engineer
1 12 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
1 12 (30.00%) VMware Support Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Administrator
3 7 (17.50%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Applications Support
3 7 (17.50%) Applications Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Linux Specialist
3 7 (17.50%) Linux Support
3 7 (17.50%) Linux Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) MCollective
1 17 (42.50%) Web Services
2 16 (40.00%) LEMP Stack
3 13 (32.50%) LAMP
4 8 (20.00%) Middleware
5 3 (7.50%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.50%) J2EE
6 1 (2.50%) JMS
6 1 (2.50%) Kafka
6 1 (2.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.50%) Mobile Computing
3 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.00%) User Experience
5 3 (7.50%) PKI
6 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Linux
2 13 (32.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (30.00%) Solaris
4 9 (22.50%) CentOS
4 9 (22.50%) Windows
5 7 (17.50%) Unix
6 6 (15.00%) Debian
6 6 (15.00%) Ubuntu
7 4 (10.00%) Mac OS
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (7.50%) CoreOS
8 3 (7.50%) SmartOS
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (40.00%) High Availability
3 11 (27.50%) Open Source
4 9 (22.50%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.00%) Service Management
6 5 (12.50%) Low Latency
7 4 (10.00%) DevOps
8 3 (7.50%) SIEM
8 3 (7.50%) SOA
9 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.50%) Email Management
9 1 (2.50%) ITIL
9 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.50%) Network Management
9 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Python
2 20 (50.00%) Perl
3 17 (42.50%) Bash Shell
4 15 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (15.00%) C
5 6 (15.00%) Korn
6 4 (10.00%) C++
6 4 (10.00%) PHP
6 4 (10.00%) Ruby
7 2 (5.00%) Java
7 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) RHCE
1 9 (22.50%) RHCSA
2 6 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) qmail
2 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.00%) KVM
4 9 (22.50%) iptables
5 6 (15.00%) Dovecot
5 6 (15.00%) Sendmail
6 5 (12.50%) Varnish
7 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (10.00%) vCloud
8 3 (7.50%) Btrfs
8 3 (7.50%) Ceph
8 3 (7.50%) Docker
8 3 (7.50%) LXC
8 3 (7.50%) Snort
9 2 (5.00%) Samba
10 1 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (2.50%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (2.50%) NFS
10 1 (2.50%) Postfix
10 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (62.50%) Nagios
2 23 (57.50%) Puppet
3 19 (47.50%) Cacti
4 13 (32.50%) Ansible
4 13 (32.50%) collectd
4 13 (32.50%) Ganglia
4 13 (32.50%) Graphite
4 13 (32.50%) logstash
4 13 (32.50%) ZABBIX
5 12 (30.00%) CFEngine
6 9 (22.50%) HAProxy
7 5 (12.50%) Cobbler
8 4 (10.00%) OpenNebula
8 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (10.00%) systemd
9 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
9 3 (7.50%) Nessus
9 3 (7.50%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (5.00%) SCCM
10 2 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) VMware
2 14 (35.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (32.50%) Splunk
4 6 (15.00%) HP
4 6 (15.00%) IBM
5 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 4 (10.00%) CA
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco
6 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.50%) Adobe
7 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.50%) Juniper
7 3 (7.50%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.50%) Akamai
8 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) Fiorano
8 1 (2.50%) Supermicro
8 1 (2.50%) Terracotta
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