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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 601 599 558
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -41
Contract jobs citing Squid 32 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.020% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.20% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 16
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
5668 5389 5060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.70% 9.65% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3217 3021 2629
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 639 579
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.78 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 32 £475 +18.75% 9
London +21 19 £475 -2.56% 2
City of London +11 5 £475 - 1
South West -5 5 £600 +50.00% 4
Bristol - 5 £600 - 1
Croydon - 5 - -
Manchester - 4 £320 -
North West - 4 £320 - 1
South East - 3 £200 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £170 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £170 -
West Midlands +10 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £413 -
Malvern - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £413 -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 36 (62.07%) Linux
2 25 (43.10%) Apache
3 23 (39.66%) Java
3 23 (39.66%) Red Hat
3 23 (39.66%) REST
4 22 (37.93%) SOA
4 22 (37.93%) DNS
5 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
5 20 (34.48%) JBoss
6 19 (32.76%) MySQL
7 18 (31.03%) Tomcat
7 18 (31.03%) Hibernate
7 18 (31.03%) VMware
7 18 (31.03%) vCloud
7 18 (31.03%) Puppet
7 18 (31.03%) Spring
7 18 (31.03%) Apache Camel
8 17 (29.31%) Varnish
8 17 (29.31%) Configuration Management
9 16 (27.59%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (27.59%) Open Source
10 15 (25.86%) nginx
10 15 (25.86%) Jenkins
10 15 (25.86%) GlassFish
10 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (25.86%) DHCP
10 15 (25.86%) HTTP
10 15 (25.86%) Oracle
11 14 (24.14%) Firewall
11 14 (24.14%) MVC

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (43.10%) Apache
2 20 (34.48%) JBoss
3 18 (31.03%) Tomcat
4 15 (25.86%) GlassFish
4 15 (25.86%) nginx
5 14 (24.14%) Confluence
6 12 (20.69%) WebLogic
7 10 (17.24%) iPlanet
7 10 (17.24%) Jetty
7 10 (17.24%) Mule
7 10 (17.24%) Tornado
7 10 (17.24%) WildFly
7 10 (17.24%) Mule ESB
7 10 (17.24%) Apache TomEE
8 9 (15.52%) Apache Qpid
8 9 (15.52%) Node.js
8 9 (15.52%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (15.52%) Alfresco
9 8 (13.79%) Liferay
10 7 (12.07%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) OpenShift
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.93%) DNS
2 15 (25.86%) DHCP
2 15 (25.86%) HTTP
3 14 (24.14%) Firewall
4 12 (20.69%) VPN
5 10 (17.24%) IPsec
6 9 (15.52%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (13.79%) LDAP
8 6 (10.34%) Internet
9 5 (8.62%) OSPF
9 5 (8.62%) IPv6
9 5 (8.62%) OpenVPN
9 5 (8.62%) Wireless
9 5 (8.62%) SSH
9 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (8.62%) DSL
10 4 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (6.90%) DDNS
11 3 (5.17%) SSL
11 3 (5.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) MySQL
2 14 (24.14%) MongoDB
2 14 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (17.24%) Redis
4 9 (15.52%) Riak
4 9 (15.52%) InterSystems Cache
4 9 (15.52%) Infinispan
5 5 (8.62%) MariaDB
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Jenkins
2 14 (24.14%) JIRA
3 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
4 10 (17.24%) Selenium
4 10 (17.24%) JMeter
5 9 (15.52%) Maven
5 9 (15.52%) JUnit
5 9 (15.52%) SonarQube
5 9 (15.52%) Mocha
5 9 (15.52%) Gerrit
5 9 (15.52%) Gradle
5 9 (15.52%) Artifactory
6 5 (8.62%) GitLab
6 5 (8.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (8.62%) RSpec
7 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Architect
1 12 (20.69%) Systems Engineer
1 12 (20.69%) Java Architect
2 7 (12.07%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Java Technical Architect
3 6 (10.34%) Security Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Technical Architect
4 5 (8.62%) Developer
4 5 (8.62%) IT Security Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Middleware Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Designer
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) REST
2 18 (31.03%) Apache Camel
2 18 (31.03%) Hibernate
2 18 (31.03%) Spring
3 16 (27.59%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (20.69%) Memcached
5 10 (17.24%) HTML5
5 10 (17.24%) Apache CXF
5 10 (17.24%) Ajax
5 10 (17.24%) OpenLaszlo
5 10 (17.24%) Spring MVC
5 10 (17.24%) Apache Flex
5 10 (17.24%) jQuery
5 10 (17.24%) Struts
5 10 (17.24%) Web Services
5 10 (17.24%) HTML
5 10 (17.24%) CSS
5 10 (17.24%) React
5 10 (17.24%) CSS3
5 10 (17.24%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) W3C
2 8 (13.79%) PKI
3 5 (8.62%) Clustering
4 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (62.07%) Linux
2 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) CentOS
3 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Ubuntu
4 7 (12.07%) UNIX
5 5 (8.62%) SmartOS
5 5 (8.62%) CoreOS
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) SOA
2 17 (29.31%) Configuration Management
3 16 (27.59%) Open Source
4 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (24.14%) MVC
6 12 (20.69%) ITIL
7 10 (17.24%) Validation
8 9 (15.52%) Document Management
8 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.52%) Data Virtualisation
8 9 (15.52%) Microservices
9 7 (12.07%) DevOps
9 7 (12.07%) UML
10 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.34%) Cyber Security
10 6 (10.34%) SIEM
11 5 (8.62%) ITIL V2
11 5 (8.62%) Service Management
11 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (39.66%) Java
2 11 (18.97%) SQL
3 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) PHP
4 5 (8.62%) Python
4 5 (8.62%) Ruby
5 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) CCSA
2 6 (10.34%) CCSE
3 5 (8.62%) CCNA
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.62%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.72%) ISEB
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
1 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.03%) vCloud
3 17 (29.31%) Varnish
4 11 (18.97%) Snort
5 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (12.07%) iptables
7 5 (8.62%) Btrfs
7 5 (8.62%) KVM
7 5 (8.62%) Docker
7 5 (8.62%) LXC
8 3 (5.17%) UAG
9 2 (3.45%) Postfix
9 2 (3.45%) vSphere
10 1 (1.72%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) Puppet
2 14 (24.14%) HAProxy
2 14 (24.14%) Ansible
3 9 (15.52%) logstash
3 9 (15.52%) Salt
3 9 (15.52%) Kibana
3 9 (15.52%) ZABBIX
3 9 (15.52%) Rundeck
4 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (8.62%) systemd
5 5 (8.62%) Kubernetes
5 5 (8.62%) Nessus
5 5 (8.62%) CFEngine
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (5.17%) FortiGate
6 3 (5.17%) Rsyslog
6 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (3.45%) Nagios
7 2 (3.45%) WSUS
7 2 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Red Hat
2 18 (31.03%) VMware
3 15 (25.86%) Oracle
4 12 (20.69%) CheckPoint
5 10 (17.24%) Cisco
6 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
6 9 (15.52%) Pega
6 9 (15.52%) Splunk
6 9 (15.52%) Twitter
7 5 (8.62%) SaltStack
7 5 (8.62%) Nokia
7 5 (8.62%) IBM
8 4 (6.90%) Citrix
9 3 (5.17%) Avaya
9 3 (5.17%) Juniper
9 3 (5.17%) CA
9 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.17%) McAfee
9 3 (5.17%) Websense
9 3 (5.17%) HP
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