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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Squid Cache
Rank 626 626 601
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing Squid 21 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.025% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.25% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 17
Median daily rate £425 £388 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £388 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
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
6391 5596 5502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.49% 10.03% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3090 2835
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 669 636
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.08 £35.00 £34.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 3 May 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 14 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 3 May 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 -15 17 £425 +9.67% 5
London -21 8 £413 -17.50% 2
South East +2 6 £450 - 3
Kent - 5 £450 -
Livingston +9 4 £313 -
West Lothian +9 4 £313 -
Scotland -15 4 £313 -
North West -6 3 £425 +9.67%
City of London +33 2 - -
Manchester -6 2 £425 +9.67%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 33 (86.84%) Linux
2 29 (76.32%) VMware
3 28 (73.68%) Apache
3 28 (73.68%) Perl
4 27 (71.05%) Python
5 26 (68.42%) HTTP
5 26 (68.42%) Nagios
5 26 (68.42%) Cacti
6 25 (65.79%) DNS
7 23 (60.53%) SMTP
7 23 (60.53%) Tomcat
8 22 (57.89%) Puppet
9 21 (55.26%) LDAP
10 20 (52.63%) LAMP
11 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (50.00%) OpenStack
12 18 (47.37%) MySQL
13 17 (44.74%) Web Services
14 15 (39.47%) JBoss
14 15 (39.47%) High Availability
15 14 (36.84%) LEMP Stack
15 14 (36.84%) ZABBIX
15 14 (36.84%) nginx
15 14 (36.84%) MCollective
15 14 (36.84%) SSL
15 14 (36.84%) Configuration Management
16 13 (34.21%) Red Hat
16 13 (34.21%) WebLogic
16 13 (34.21%) Debian
16 13 (34.21%) Ganglia

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 28 (73.68%) Apache
2 23 (60.53%) Tomcat
3 19 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 15 (39.47%) JBoss
5 14 (36.84%) nginx
6 13 (34.21%) WebLogic
7 6 (15.79%) SAS
8 3 (7.89%) GlassFish
8 3 (7.89%) IIS
9 2 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) HTTP
2 25 (65.79%) DNS
3 23 (60.53%) SMTP
4 21 (55.26%) LDAP
5 14 (36.84%) SSL
6 8 (21.05%) DHCP
6 8 (21.05%) Firewall
7 6 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (15.79%) IMAP
7 6 (15.79%) iSCSI
8 5 (13.16%) MRTG
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (10.53%) FTP
10 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
11 2 (5.26%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
11 2 (5.26%) OSPF
11 2 (5.26%) SSH
11 2 (5.26%) VPN
11 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.16%) Subversion
4 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.26%) Hudson
4 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.63%) GitLab
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) RSpec
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (39.47%) AWS Engineer
3 13 (34.21%) Support Engineer
4 12 (31.58%) VMware Engineer
4 12 (31.58%) VMware Support Engineer
5 10 (26.32%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (18.42%) Applications Support
6 7 (18.42%) Applications Support Engineer
6 7 (18.42%) Linux Support
6 7 (18.42%) Linux Support Engineer
7 6 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (13.16%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (13.16%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 4 (10.53%) Administrator
9 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (7.89%) Network Specialist
10 3 (7.89%) Technical Specialist
11 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
11 2 (5.26%) Senior Platform Engineer
11 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) LAMP
2 17 (44.74%) Web Services
3 14 (36.84%) LEMP Stack
3 14 (36.84%) MCollective
4 3 (7.89%) Middleware
4 3 (7.89%) REST
5 2 (5.26%) SOAP
6 1 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.63%) ELK Stack
6 1 (2.63%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.53%) User Experience
4 3 (7.89%) Fintech
4 3 (7.89%) PKI
5 2 (5.26%) Clustering
6 1 (2.63%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 33 (86.84%) Linux
2 13 (34.21%) Debian
3 11 (28.95%) Ubuntu
4 10 (26.32%) CentOS
4 10 (26.32%) Windows
5 9 (23.68%) Unix
6 5 (13.16%) Solaris
7 4 (10.53%) Mac OS
7 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
9 2 (5.26%) SUSE
10 1 (2.63%) CoreOS
10 1 (2.63%) HPUX
10 1 (2.63%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) High Availability
2 14 (36.84%) Configuration Management
3 9 (23.68%) Open Source
4 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Supplier Management
6 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.89%) Change Control
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL V2
6 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Release Management
6 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.26%) Server Building
7 2 (5.26%) Storage Virtualisation
7 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) Perl
2 27 (71.05%) Python
3 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
3 9 (23.68%) Shell Script
4 7 (18.42%) PHP
5 6 (15.79%) C
5 6 (15.79%) Korn
6 5 (13.16%) C++
7 3 (7.89%) Java
8 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.26%) SQL
9 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) qmail
1 13 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.42%) iptables
3 7 (18.42%) KVM
4 6 (15.79%) Dovecot
4 6 (15.79%) Sendmail
5 5 (13.16%) NFS
5 5 (13.16%) SpamAssassin
6 4 (10.53%) UAG
7 3 (7.89%) Postfix
8 2 (5.26%) Ceph
8 2 (5.26%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (5.26%) Gluster
8 2 (5.26%) Varnish
8 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
8 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.63%) LXC
9 1 (2.63%) Samba
9 1 (2.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (68.42%) Cacti
1 26 (68.42%) Nagios
2 22 (57.89%) Puppet
3 14 (36.84%) ZABBIX
4 13 (34.21%) collectd
4 13 (34.21%) Ganglia
4 13 (34.21%) Graphite
4 13 (34.21%) logstash
5 9 (23.68%) HAProxy
6 5 (13.16%) Ansible
6 5 (13.16%) OpenNebula
7 4 (10.53%) FortiGate
8 3 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (5.26%) systemd
10 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
10 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
10 1 (2.63%) Nessus
10 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (2.63%) RANCID
Vendors
1 29 (76.32%) VMware
2 13 (34.21%) Red Hat
2 13 (34.21%) Splunk
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Avaya
4 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.89%) Intel Security
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Sun
6 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.63%) Supermicro