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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Squid Cache
Rank 610 613 599
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Squid 28 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.053% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.50% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 27
Median daily rate £438 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £338 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
6738 5965 5534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.60% 10.63% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3370 2996
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 614 637
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 1 July 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 17 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 1 July 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 -1 25 £450 +5.88% 3
London -7 16 £475 - 2
South East +9 4 £450 +95.65%
Kent - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire 0 3 £420 -1.17%
Scotland - 3 £310 -
Leeds - 3 £420 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £420 -
City of London +30 2 - - 1
North West -12 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 £310 -
Livingston - 2 £310 -
Surbiton - 2 £550 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 40 (83.33%) Linux
2 30 (62.50%) VMware
3 29 (60.42%) Apache
4 26 (54.17%) DNS
5 25 (52.08%) Puppet
6 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
6 22 (45.83%) Python
7 21 (43.75%) Perl
7 21 (43.75%) Nagios
8 19 (39.58%) Tomcat
8 19 (39.58%) HTTP
8 19 (39.58%) Cacti
9 18 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (37.50%) LDAP
10 17 (35.42%) MySQL
10 17 (35.42%) Red Hat
10 17 (35.42%) Git (software)
10 17 (35.42%) OpenStack
11 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (33.33%) SMTP
12 15 (31.25%) LAMP
13 14 (29.17%) Firewall
13 14 (29.17%) Web Services
13 14 (29.17%) Windows
13 14 (29.17%) ZABBIX
14 13 (27.08%) Ansible
14 13 (27.08%) logstash
15 12 (25.00%) CentOS
15 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
15 12 (25.00%) Debian

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 29 (60.42%) Apache
2 19 (39.58%) Tomcat
3 17 (35.42%) OpenStack
4 10 (20.83%) nginx
5 9 (18.75%) JBoss
5 9 (18.75%) WebLogic
6 8 (16.67%) Confluence
7 7 (14.58%) SAS
8 6 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (12.50%) GlassFish
9 3 (6.25%) IIS
9 3 (6.25%) Zimbra
10 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
10 2 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
10 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 18 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) PaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.17%) GitHub
3 2 (4.17%) Route 53
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) DNS
2 19 (39.58%) HTTP
3 18 (37.50%) LDAP
4 16 (33.33%) SMTP
5 14 (29.17%) Firewall
6 10 (20.83%) DHCP
7 7 (14.58%) SSL
8 6 (12.50%) OpenVPN
8 6 (12.50%) VPN
9 5 (10.42%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (10.42%) IMAP
9 5 (10.42%) iSCSI
10 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (8.33%) MRTG
10 4 (8.33%) SAN
10 4 (8.33%) SSH
11 3 (6.25%) BGP
11 3 (6.25%) BIG-IP
11 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
11 3 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) MySQL
2 6 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (4.17%) DataStax
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (4.17%) Redis
5 2 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.08%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
2 17 (35.42%) Git (software)
3 11 (22.92%) JIRA
4 5 (10.42%) Subversion
5 3 (6.25%) Ant
5 3 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.25%) git-flow
5 3 (6.25%) GitLab
5 3 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (6.25%) JUnit
5 3 (6.25%) Liquibase
5 3 (6.25%) Maven
5 3 (6.25%) SonarQube
5 3 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.17%) Gitweb
6 2 (4.17%) Hudson
6 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.08%) RSpec
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Linux Support
5 5 (10.42%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (6.25%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) LAMP
2 14 (29.17%) Web Services
3 11 (22.92%) MCollective
4 8 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (8.33%) ELK Stack
6 3 (6.25%) Middleware
6 3 (6.25%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (4.17%) Node.js
7 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) PKI
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.25%) Fintech
4 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
4 3 (6.25%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (2.08%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 40 (83.33%) Linux
2 14 (29.17%) Windows
3 12 (25.00%) CentOS
3 12 (25.00%) Debian
4 10 (20.83%) Ubuntu
5 9 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (16.67%) Unix
7 4 (8.33%) Mac OS
7 4 (8.33%) Solaris
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (4.17%) SUSE
10 1 (2.08%) CoreOS
10 1 (2.08%) HPUX
10 1 (2.08%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
1 11 (22.92%) DevOps
1 11 (22.92%) High Availability
1 11 (22.92%) Open Source
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.25%) Change Control
6 3 (6.25%) Change Management
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL V2
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Python
2 21 (43.75%) Perl
3 9 (18.75%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) PHP
4 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.42%) C
5 5 (10.42%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) Korn
6 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.17%) Scala
7 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) RHCE
2 2 (4.17%) RHCSA
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (18.75%) NFS
4 8 (16.67%) Docker
5 7 (14.58%) qmail
6 6 (12.50%) iptables
6 6 (12.50%) KVM
7 5 (10.42%) Dovecot
7 5 (10.42%) Postfix
7 5 (10.42%) Sendmail
7 5 (10.42%) SpamAssassin
8 4 (8.33%) Snort
8 4 (8.33%) UAG
9 2 (4.17%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (4.17%) Gluster
9 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (4.17%) Varnish
9 2 (4.17%) vCloud
9 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (52.08%) Puppet
2 21 (43.75%) Nagios
3 19 (39.58%) Cacti
4 14 (29.17%) ZABBIX
5 13 (27.08%) Ansible
5 13 (27.08%) logstash
6 10 (20.83%) HAProxy
7 9 (18.75%) Graphite
8 7 (14.58%) collectd
8 7 (14.58%) Ganglia
9 6 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (10.42%) OpenNebula
10 5 (10.42%) Terraform
11 4 (8.33%) CFEngine
11 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
11 4 (8.33%) Kubernetes
12 3 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (6.25%) Nessus
12 3 (6.25%) Rancher
12 3 (6.25%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) VMware
2 17 (35.42%) Red Hat
3 10 (20.83%) Splunk
4 9 (18.75%) Cisco
5 8 (16.67%) Oracle
6 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.33%) Avaya
7 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.25%) Intel Security
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.25%) Sonatype
8 3 (6.25%) Sun
9 2 (4.17%) AppDynamics
9 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
9 2 (4.17%) CA
9 2 (4.17%) Endeca
9 2 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (4.17%) Juniper
9 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.17%) WorldPay
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