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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Squid Cache
UK
Rank 576 604 604
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Contract jobs citing Squid 20 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.039% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 5
Median daily rate £425 £350 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -16.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £418
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5173 5246 5192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.41% 10.25% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3255 3106 2861
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 470 581
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.70 £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 21 February 2017.

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 7 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +27 18 £450 +28.57% 5
London +20 13 £475 +11.76% 5
North West +25 5 £375 -11.76%
Manchester +15 5 £375 -11.76%
Croydon - 3 £488 -
Scotland - 2 £400 -
Glasgow - 2 £400 -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 70 (82.35%) Linux
2 67 (78.82%) Jenkins
3 64 (75.29%) Puppet
3 64 (75.29%) Apache
4 62 (72.94%) Oracle
4 62 (72.94%) DNS
5 59 (69.41%) Docker
6 58 (68.24%) VMware
7 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (64.71%) Git (software)
9 54 (63.53%) Postfix
10 53 (62.35%) logstash
10 53 (62.35%) Configuration Management
11 52 (61.18%) Service Management
12 51 (60.00%) Ansible
13 50 (58.82%) OpenVPN
13 50 (58.82%) Shell Script
13 50 (58.82%) SSH
13 50 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (57.65%) JIRA
14 49 (57.65%) vCloud
14 49 (57.65%) Amazon AWS
14 49 (57.65%) DevOps
14 49 (57.65%) Terraform
15 48 (56.47%) Sonatype
15 48 (56.47%) Sonatype Nexus
15 48 (56.47%) Elastic Stack
15 48 (56.47%) Kubernetes
15 48 (56.47%) SonarQube
15 48 (56.47%) Continuous Delivery

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 64 (75.29%) Apache
2 48 (56.47%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (54.12%) Confluence
4 24 (28.24%) nginx
5 9 (10.59%) Tomcat
6 6 (7.06%) OpenStack
7 5 (5.88%) JBoss
8 4 (4.71%) SAS
9 1 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.18%) IIS
9 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (52.94%) HipChat
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 49 (57.65%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 62 (72.94%) DNS
2 50 (58.82%) OpenVPN
2 50 (58.82%) SSH
3 48 (56.47%) OpenLDAP
4 17 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 16 (18.82%) VPN
6 13 (15.29%) IPsec
7 9 (10.59%) LDAP
8 7 (8.24%) HTTP
9 5 (5.88%) DHCP
10 4 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (4.71%) IMAP
10 4 (4.71%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.71%) MRTG
10 4 (4.71%) SMTP
10 4 (4.71%) SSL
11 3 (3.53%) Firewall
12 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (2.35%) PuTTY
12 2 (2.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (54.12%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (51.76%) Hadoop
3 26 (30.59%) Oracle Database
4 17 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (7.06%) MySQL
6 5 (5.88%) Endeca
7 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.18%) Redis
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (78.82%) Jenkins
2 55 (64.71%) Git (software)
3 49 (57.65%) JIRA
4 48 (56.47%) Ant
4 48 (56.47%) JUnit
4 48 (56.47%) Maven
4 48 (56.47%) SonarQube
4 48 (56.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 47 (55.29%) Liquibase
6 45 (52.94%) JIRA Agile
7 26 (30.59%) Bitbucket
8 6 (7.06%) Subversion
9 1 (1.18%) GitLab
9 1 (1.18%) Gitweb
9 1 (1.18%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 32 (37.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior DevOps
3 12 (14.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) DBA
6 6 (7.06%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Azure Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (3.53%) Administrator
8 3 (3.53%) Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Digital Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Linux Specialist
9 2 (2.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (2.35%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (56.47%) Elastic Stack
1 48 (56.47%) MCollective
2 47 (55.29%) Software Packaging
3 9 (10.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 8 (9.41%) Memcached
5 5 (5.88%) J2EE
5 5 (5.88%) LAMP
6 3 (3.53%) CGI
6 3 (3.53%) Embperl
6 3 (3.53%) FastCGI
6 3 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.35%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.18%) CSS
8 1 (1.18%) HTML
8 1 (1.18%) Node.js
8 1 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.18%) React
8 1 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (82.35%) Linux
2 46 (54.12%) CentOS
3 13 (15.29%) RancherOS
3 13 (15.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (15.29%) VyOS
4 10 (11.76%) Unix
5 5 (5.88%) Solaris
5 5 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.71%) Debian
6 4 (4.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.53%) SUSE
7 3 (3.53%) Windows
8 2 (2.35%) AIX
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.18%) HPUX
9 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (62.35%) Configuration Management
3 52 (61.18%) Service Management
4 50 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (57.65%) DevOps
6 48 (56.47%) Continuous Delivery
7 47 (55.29%) Identity Management
7 47 (55.29%) Scrum
8 37 (43.53%) Workflow
9 30 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (29.41%) Coaching
11 24 (28.24%) Case Management
12 10 (11.76%) Open Source
13 8 (9.41%) Data Architecture
13 8 (9.41%) Data Migration
13 8 (9.41%) Migration
14 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
14 7 (8.24%) Quality Management
15 5 (5.88%) Data Security
15 5 (5.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (58.82%) Shell Script
2 30 (35.29%) Ruby
3 13 (15.29%) Perl
4 12 (14.12%) Bash Shell
5 11 (12.94%) PHP
6 9 (10.59%) Java
7 8 (9.41%) Python
8 7 (8.24%) C
9 4 (4.71%) C++
9 4 (4.71%) Korn
10 3 (3.53%) Go
11 2 (2.35%) SQL
12 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (56.47%) SC Cleared
1 48 (56.47%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (8.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (5.88%) Degree
5 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.71%) CLAS
7 1 (1.18%) CCNA
7 1 (1.18%) CCNP
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) ISO27005
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (69.41%) Docker
2 54 (63.53%) Postfix
3 49 (57.65%) vCloud
4 10 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (10.59%) Corosync
5 9 (10.59%) iptables
6 6 (7.06%) KVM
7 5 (5.88%) NFS
7 5 (5.88%) Varnish
8 4 (4.71%) Dovecot
8 4 (4.71%) Sendmail
9 3 (3.53%) Snort
9 3 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
10 2 (2.35%) Ceph
10 2 (2.35%) Xen
11 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
11 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.18%) Samba
11 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 64 (75.29%) Puppet
2 53 (62.35%) logstash
3 51 (60.00%) Ansible
4 49 (57.65%) Terraform
5 48 (56.47%) Docker Swarm
5 48 (56.47%) Kibana
5 48 (56.47%) Kubernetes
5 48 (56.47%) Rancher
5 48 (56.47%) ZABBIX
6 20 (23.53%) HAProxy
7 17 (20.00%) Consul
7 17 (20.00%) Packer
8 11 (12.94%) Nagios
9 9 (10.59%) Pacemaker
10 6 (7.06%) Graphite
11 4 (4.71%) Cacti
12 3 (3.53%) Nessus
12 3 (3.53%) OSSEC
12 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 62 (72.94%) Oracle
2 58 (68.24%) VMware
3 48 (56.47%) Sonatype
4 26 (30.59%) Atlassian
5 17 (20.00%) AppDynamics
6 16 (18.82%) Red Hat
7 13 (15.29%) Vyatta
8 3 (3.53%) Cisco
8 3 (3.53%) EMC
8 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.35%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.35%) Tripwire
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix
10 1 (1.18%) F5
10 1 (1.18%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.18%) New Relic
10 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.18%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.18%) Symantec