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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 579 556 550
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing Squid 34 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.068% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.61% 0.70% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 2
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £340 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £383 -
% change year-on-year
+1.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
5533 5171 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.91% 9.77% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 2818 2370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 605 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 2015.

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 16 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 3 July 2015. 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 -33 34 £425 +13.33% 5
London 0 17 £475 +26.66% 2
Manchester - 10 £388 - 2
North West - 10 £388 - 2
Croydon - 5 - -
Yorkshire -18 4 £425 -
City of London -5 3 £475 +18.75%
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
Chesterfield - 2 £313 -
Derbyshire - 2 £313 -
South East -22 1 £230 -39.67% 1
East Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hull - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £230 - 1

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 19 (44.19%) Linux
1 19 (44.19%) Apache
2 17 (39.53%) Java
3 15 (34.88%) JBoss
4 14 (32.56%) Tomcat
4 14 (32.56%) Firewall
5 13 (30.23%) Hibernate
5 13 (30.23%) Spring
5 13 (30.23%) DNS
5 13 (30.23%) REST
5 13 (30.23%) Apache Camel
6 12 (27.91%) SOA
6 12 (27.91%) CheckPoint
7 11 (25.58%) HTTP
7 11 (25.58%) Cisco
7 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 11 (25.58%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (25.58%) GlassFish
8 10 (23.26%) Windows
9 9 (20.93%) MVC
9 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (20.93%) ITIL
9 9 (20.93%) MySQL
9 9 (20.93%) VPN
10 8 (18.60%) DHCP
10 8 (18.60%) Oracle
10 8 (18.60%) SOAP
10 8 (18.60%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (18.60%) VMware
10 8 (18.60%) Liferay

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 19 (44.19%) Apache
2 15 (34.88%) JBoss
3 14 (32.56%) Tomcat
4 11 (25.58%) GlassFish
5 8 (18.60%) Liferay
6 7 (16.28%) Apache ServiceMix
7 6 (13.95%) nginx
8 5 (11.63%) Tornado
8 5 (11.63%) WildFly
8 5 (11.63%) Mule ESB
8 5 (11.63%) Apache TomEE
8 5 (11.63%) Jetty
8 5 (11.63%) Mule
8 5 (11.63%) iPlanet
8 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
9 4 (9.30%) Alfresco
9 4 (9.30%) Confluence
9 4 (9.30%) Apache Qpid
9 4 (9.30%) Node.js
9 4 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) Firewall
2 13 (30.23%) DNS
3 11 (25.58%) HTTP
4 9 (20.93%) VPN
5 8 (18.60%) DHCP
6 6 (13.95%) LDAP
6 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.30%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (9.30%) Network Security
7 4 (9.30%) DDNS
7 4 (9.30%) DSL
7 4 (9.30%) Wireless
7 4 (9.30%) IPsec
7 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (6.98%) X.509
8 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
8 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.98%) SSL
8 3 (6.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) MySQL
2 5 (11.63%) Redis
3 4 (9.30%) Riak
3 4 (9.30%) Infinispan
3 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (9.30%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.63%) JMeter
2 5 (11.63%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) Mocha
3 4 (9.30%) Gerrit
3 4 (9.30%) Gradle
3 4 (9.30%) Artifactory
3 4 (9.30%) Maven
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) SonarQube
3 4 (9.30%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Architect
1 10 (23.26%) Java Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Technical Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Java Technical Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) IT Security Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Security Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) Hibernate
1 13 (30.23%) Spring
1 13 (30.23%) REST
1 13 (30.23%) Apache Camel
2 11 (25.58%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (18.60%) ActiveMQ
3 8 (18.60%) SOAP
4 7 (16.28%) Memcached
5 5 (11.63%) HTML5
5 5 (11.63%) Apache CXF
5 5 (11.63%) jQuery
5 5 (11.63%) Ajax
5 5 (11.63%) OpenLaszlo
5 5 (11.63%) Spring MVC
5 5 (11.63%) Apache Flex
5 5 (11.63%) Struts
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
5 5 (11.63%) Middleware
5 5 (11.63%) HTML
5 5 (11.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Clustering
1 5 (11.63%) PKI
1 5 (11.63%) W3C
2 3 (6.98%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) Windows
3 7 (16.28%) UNIX
4 5 (11.63%) Ubuntu
4 5 (11.63%) CentOS
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.65%) Solaris
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) SOA
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) MVC
2 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) UML
3 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
4 5 (11.63%) Security Management
4 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
4 5 (11.63%) Validation
4 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.63%) SIEM
4 5 (11.63%) Cyber Security
5 4 (9.30%) Data Virtualisation
5 4 (9.30%) Microservices
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL V2
5 4 (9.30%) Open Source
5 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) PHP
4 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) CCSA
1 7 (16.28%) CCSE
2 6 (13.95%) CCNA
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) CCNP
6 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.98%) GPG13
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) Varnish
3 6 (13.95%) vCloud
3 6 (13.95%) Snort
4 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.98%) iptables
5 3 (6.98%) UAG
6 2 (4.65%) Postfix
7 1 (2.33%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
2 5 (11.63%) ZABBIX
2 5 (11.63%) HAProxy
2 5 (11.63%) Ansible
3 4 (9.30%) logstash
3 4 (9.30%) Salt
3 4 (9.30%) Kibana
3 4 (9.30%) Rundeck
4 3 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.98%) Rsyslog
4 3 (6.98%) Nagios
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (6.98%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.65%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) CheckPoint
2 11 (25.58%) Cisco
3 8 (18.60%) Oracle
3 8 (18.60%) VMware
4 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
5 6 (13.95%) Websense
6 5 (11.63%) Nokia
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.30%) Splunk
7 4 (9.30%) Twitter
7 4 (9.30%) Pega
8 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.98%) McAfee
8 3 (6.98%) IBM
8 3 (6.98%) Avaya
8 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.65%) Juniper
9 2 (4.65%) Citrix
9 2 (4.65%) Sun
9 2 (4.65%) F5
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Rate: £400 per day + competitive
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