The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 562 536 566
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +30
Contract jobs citing Squid 26 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.042% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5258 4380 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.16% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2115 2310
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 625 569
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 17 April 2014.

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 30 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -30 25 £350 +7.69% 11
South East -13 9 £250 -25.92% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £350 -
London -41 7 £375 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Kent +7 3 £138 -57.69%
City of London -14 3 £400 +23.07%
South West - 2 £344 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Preston - - - - 2
Ruislip - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Telford - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 46 (76.67%) Apache
2 33 (55.00%) Linux
3 25 (41.67%) Firewall
4 22 (36.67%) UNIX
5 20 (33.33%) VMware
6 19 (31.67%) Oracle
6 19 (31.67%) Solaris
6 19 (31.67%) Cisco
7 18 (30.00%) WebLogic
7 18 (30.00%) Java
8 17 (28.33%) LDAP
8 17 (28.33%) DNS
9 16 (26.67%) MySQL
9 16 (26.67%) PKI
10 15 (25.00%) J2EE
10 15 (25.00%) Windows
11 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
11 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
12 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
12 13 (21.67%) Internet
13 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 10 (16.67%) F5
14 10 (16.67%) OpenVPN
14 10 (16.67%) nginx
14 10 (16.67%) AIX
15 9 (15.00%) XSLT
15 9 (15.00%) CSS
15 9 (15.00%) JSP

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 46 (76.67%) Apache
2 18 (30.00%) WebLogic
3 10 (16.67%) nginx
4 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.33%) Confluence
6 4 (6.67%) GlassFish
7 3 (5.00%) IIS
8 1 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (41.67%) Firewall
2 17 (28.33%) LDAP
2 17 (28.33%) DNS
3 13 (21.67%) Internet
4 10 (16.67%) OpenVPN
5 9 (15.00%) HTTP
6 8 (13.33%) VPN
6 8 (13.33%) BIG-IP
6 8 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (10.00%) SAN
8 6 (10.00%) DHCP
9 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
9 5 (8.33%) SMTP
9 5 (8.33%) iSCSI
10 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (6.67%) Wireless
10 4 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) MySQL
2 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (15.00%) MarkLogic
3 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (11.67%) Triplestore
5 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.67%) KDB
6 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.00%) Maven
3 6 (10.00%) JIRA
4 5 (8.33%) Hudson
5 4 (6.67%) Mercurial
5 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.67%) JMeter
6 1 (1.67%) JUnit
General
1 7 (11.67%) Publishing
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Administrator
2 12 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (15.00%) Architect
3 9 (15.00%) Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Platform Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Network Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.33%) Network Support
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) J2EE
2 9 (15.00%) CSS
2 9 (15.00%) JSP
2 9 (15.00%) Struts
2 9 (15.00%) Web Services
2 9 (15.00%) XSLT
2 9 (15.00%) JMS
2 9 (15.00%) JSTL
2 9 (15.00%) Spring MVC
2 9 (15.00%) jQuery
2 9 (15.00%) Spring
2 9 (15.00%) RESTful
2 9 (15.00%) HTML
3 7 (11.67%) Apache Jena
4 4 (6.67%) LAMP
5 3 (5.00%) SOAP
6 2 (3.33%) XML
6 2 (3.33%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.67%) Xerces
7 1 (1.67%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) PKI
2 9 (15.00%) Semantic Web
3 7 (11.67%) Open Source
4 1 (1.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.00%) Linux
2 22 (36.67%) UNIX
3 19 (31.67%) Solaris
4 15 (25.00%) Windows
5 10 (16.67%) AIX
6 8 (13.33%) Ubuntu
7 7 (11.67%) Debian
8 5 (8.33%) CentOS
9 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (5.00%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.33%) SUSE
11 1 (1.67%) OpenSolaris
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) MVC
1 9 (15.00%) TDD
2 8 (13.33%) Scrum
3 5 (8.33%) ITIL
3 5 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.67%) Logistics
7 1 (1.67%) Release Management
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.67%) Change Control
7 1 (1.67%) Change Management
7 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.67%) Information Security
7 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) Perl
2 9 (15.00%) XQuery
3 8 (13.33%) SQL
4 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.67%) Objective-C
6 4 (6.67%) Korn
7 3 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (3.33%) Python
9 1 (1.67%) Lisp
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (1.67%) C
9 1 (1.67%) C#
9 1 (1.67%) C++
9 1 (1.67%) C-shell
9 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) CCNP
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) RHCE
5 1 (1.67%) LPIC
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) CCENT
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.67%) TickIT
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) GPG13
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
1 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.00%) Sendmail
3 6 (10.00%) NFS
3 6 (10.00%) UAG
4 5 (8.33%) Postfix
5 4 (6.67%) KVM
6 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.00%) Dovecot
7 2 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (3.33%) Varnish
7 2 (3.33%) qmail
7 2 (3.33%) Snort
7 2 (3.33%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.67%) Xen
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.67%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) ZABBIX
2 5 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.67%) Puppet
3 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (5.00%) DansGuardian
4 3 (5.00%) Nagios
4 3 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.67%) Nessus
6 1 (1.67%) Cacti
6 1 (1.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) VMware
2 19 (31.67%) Oracle
2 19 (31.67%) Cisco
3 10 (16.67%) F5
4 9 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.67%) Juniper
7 6 (10.00%) HP
7 6 (10.00%) Avaya
8 5 (8.33%) Veritas
8 5 (8.33%) McAfee
8 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
9 4 (6.67%) NetApp
9 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.67%) Sun
10 3 (5.00%) Dell
10 3 (5.00%) Hitachi
10 3 (5.00%) Apple
10 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
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