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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 552 540 546
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Squid 34 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.070% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.65% 0.69% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 7
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£412 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £445 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +20.38%
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
5269 5241 4550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.17% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2917 2690 2126
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 633 762
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 22 December 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 28 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 22 December 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
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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 -33 28 £418 +28.61% 10
London +15 15 £410 +26.23% 6
Scotland +1 6 £263 -7.89%
City of London -2 4 £200 -38.46% 1
South East -17 3 £368 +1.37% 1
Kent - 1 £153 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Chesterfield - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Norwich - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 31 (64.58%) Linux
2 25 (52.08%) Apache
3 22 (45.83%) Windows
4 19 (39.58%) Cisco
5 18 (37.50%) Perl
5 18 (37.50%) UNIX
5 18 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (33.33%) Java
6 16 (33.33%) Solaris
6 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 15 (31.25%) Oracle
8 14 (29.17%) Firewall
8 14 (29.17%) Jenkins
9 13 (27.08%) JBoss
9 13 (27.08%) Tomcat
9 13 (27.08%) Puppet
10 12 (25.00%) J2EE
10 12 (25.00%) WebLogic
10 12 (25.00%) Subversion
10 12 (25.00%) Maven
10 12 (25.00%) Hudson
11 11 (22.92%) DNS
11 11 (22.92%) CheckPoint
11 11 (22.92%) VMware
11 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (22.92%) Open Source
12 10 (20.83%) AIX
12 10 (20.83%) SMTP
12 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
12 10 (20.83%) Active Directory

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 25 (52.08%) Apache
2 13 (27.08%) Tomcat
2 13 (27.08%) JBoss
3 12 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 8 (16.67%) Confluence
5 7 (14.58%) GlassFish
6 3 (6.25%) IIS
6 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.08%) Lync
8 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Firewall
2 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (22.92%) DNS
3 10 (20.83%) SMTP
3 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.67%) Internet
5 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
5 7 (14.58%) HTTP
6 6 (12.50%) LDAP
6 6 (12.50%) Network Security
7 5 (10.42%) VLAN
8 4 (8.33%) VPN
8 4 (8.33%) LAN
9 3 (6.25%) FTP
9 3 (6.25%) WAN
9 3 (6.25%) SNMP
10 2 (4.17%) SSL
10 2 (4.17%) VoIP
10 2 (4.17%) MPLS
10 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 12 (25.00%) Subversion
2 12 (25.00%) Maven
2 12 (25.00%) Hudson
3 8 (16.67%) JIRA
4 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.08%) MSI
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Czech Language
3 1 (2.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Platform Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Network Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Middleware Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Support
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) J2EE
2 10 (20.83%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (10.42%) Middleware
4 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.08%) jQuery
5 1 (2.08%) RESTful
5 1 (2.08%) HTML5
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) XML
5 1 (2.08%) XSLT
5 1 (2.08%) CSS3
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Open Source
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) PKI
3 3 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Equities
5 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.08%) AS400
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 31 (64.58%) Linux
2 22 (45.83%) Windows
3 18 (37.50%) UNIX
3 18 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (33.33%) Solaris
5 10 (20.83%) AIX
5 10 (20.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (8.33%) CentOS
7 2 (4.17%) Debian
7 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) DevOps
2 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Information Security
5 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.17%) SIEM
7 2 (4.17%) Change Control
7 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Release Management
7 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Commerce
7 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) Perl
2 16 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) Objective-C
5 3 (6.25%) Ruby
5 3 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) SQL
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) CCNA
1 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.42%) CCNP
3 4 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.08%) CCENT
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) PMP
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.08%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.42%) GPG13
2 5 (10.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (10.42%) QA
3 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
1 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.58%) Snort
3 6 (12.50%) UAG
4 5 (10.42%) qmail
4 5 (10.42%) NFS
5 3 (6.25%) Postfix
6 2 (4.17%) Xen
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.08%) Firmware
7 1 (2.08%) Samba
7 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.08%) Varnish
7 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.08%) Corosync
7 1 (2.08%) KVM
7 1 (2.08%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Puppet
2 8 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 5 (10.42%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.17%) HAProxy
4 2 (4.17%) Nagios
4 2 (4.17%) ZABBIX
4 2 (4.17%) Cacti
4 2 (4.17%) Zenoss
5 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) SCOM
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 15 (31.25%) Oracle
4 11 (22.92%) CheckPoint
4 11 (22.92%) VMware
5 8 (16.67%) BEA
6 7 (14.58%) Juniper
7 6 (12.50%) Avaya
7 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 6 (12.50%) Websense
8 5 (10.42%) McAfee
8 5 (10.42%) Blue Coat
8 5 (10.42%) Sourcefire
8 5 (10.42%) Sun
8 5 (10.42%) NetApp
9 3 (6.25%) EMC
9 3 (6.25%) Brocade
10 2 (4.17%) F5
10 2 (4.17%) IBM