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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 587 571 575
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Squid 37 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.041% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.66% 0.43% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 7
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£425 £390 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £343 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.37% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
5646 5349 5117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 9.63% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3233 2956 2601
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 627 626
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.70 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -9.85%

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 5 August 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 21 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 5 August 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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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 +8 37 £425 +8.97% 8
London +28 22 £475 +8.57% 4
Croydon - 8 - -
City of London +1 5 £475 - 1
Manchester - 5 £379 -
North West - 5 £379 -
Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 1
South East -15 2 £321 -19.68% 2
South West -17 2 £600 +53.84% 1
Bristol - 2 £600 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
Derbyshire - 2 £313 -
Chesterfield - 2 £313 -
West Midlands +3 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £413 -
Malvern - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £230 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £413 -
Hull - 1 £425 -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 32 (60.38%) Linux
2 26 (49.06%) Apache
3 21 (39.62%) Java
4 20 (37.74%) JBoss
4 20 (37.74%) REST
5 19 (35.85%) SOA
5 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
6 18 (33.96%) Hibernate
6 18 (33.96%) Tomcat
6 18 (33.96%) DNS
6 18 (33.96%) Spring
6 18 (33.96%) Apache Camel
7 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
8 16 (30.19%) MySQL
8 16 (30.19%) VMware
8 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (30.19%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (30.19%) Puppet
9 15 (28.30%) GlassFish
9 15 (28.30%) Oracle
9 15 (28.30%) HTTP
10 14 (26.42%) MVC
10 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
10 14 (26.42%) Varnish
10 14 (26.42%) vCloud
11 13 (24.53%) CentOS
11 13 (24.53%) nginx
11 13 (24.53%) Firewall
11 13 (24.53%) Jenkins
12 12 (22.64%) HAProxy

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 26 (49.06%) Apache
2 20 (37.74%) JBoss
3 18 (33.96%) Tomcat
4 15 (28.30%) GlassFish
5 13 (24.53%) nginx
6 12 (22.64%) WebLogic
7 11 (20.75%) Confluence
8 10 (18.87%) Tornado
8 10 (18.87%) WildFly
8 10 (18.87%) Mule ESB
8 10 (18.87%) Apache TomEE
8 10 (18.87%) iPlanet
8 10 (18.87%) Jetty
8 10 (18.87%) Mule
9 9 (16.98%) Alfresco
9 9 (16.98%) Apache Qpid
9 9 (16.98%) Node.js
9 9 (16.98%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (15.09%) Liferay
11 7 (13.21%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) OpenShift
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) DNS
2 15 (28.30%) HTTP
3 13 (24.53%) Firewall
4 11 (20.75%) VPN
5 10 (18.87%) DHCP
6 9 (16.98%) OpenLDAP
7 7 (13.21%) IPsec
7 7 (13.21%) LDAP
8 6 (11.32%) Internet
9 5 (9.43%) DSL
9 5 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (9.43%) Wireless
10 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (7.55%) DDNS
11 3 (5.66%) SSL
11 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
11 3 (5.66%) SMTP
11 3 (5.66%) Network Security
11 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (5.66%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) MySQL
2 11 (20.75%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
3 10 (18.87%) Redis
4 9 (16.98%) Riak
4 9 (16.98%) InterSystems Cache
4 9 (16.98%) Infinispan
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Jenkins
2 11 (20.75%) JIRA
2 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
3 10 (18.87%) Selenium
3 10 (18.87%) JMeter
4 9 (16.98%) Maven
4 9 (16.98%) JUnit
4 9 (16.98%) SonarQube
4 9 (16.98%) Mocha
4 9 (16.98%) Gerrit
4 9 (16.98%) Gradle
4 9 (16.98%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.77%) GitLab
5 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) RSpec
6 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Architect
1 12 (22.64%) Java Architect
2 8 (15.09%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Java Technical Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Security Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Technical Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Middleware Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Designer
8 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.77%) IT Security Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) REST
2 18 (33.96%) Apache Camel
2 18 (33.96%) Hibernate
2 18 (33.96%) Spring
3 16 (30.19%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (22.64%) Memcached
5 10 (18.87%) HTML5
5 10 (18.87%) Apache CXF
5 10 (18.87%) Ajax
5 10 (18.87%) OpenLaszlo
5 10 (18.87%) Spring MVC
5 10 (18.87%) Apache Flex
5 10 (18.87%) jQuery
5 10 (18.87%) Struts
5 10 (18.87%) HTML
5 10 (18.87%) CSS
5 10 (18.87%) React
5 10 (18.87%) CSS3
5 10 (18.87%) RESTEasy
5 10 (18.87%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) W3C
2 7 (13.21%) PKI
3 5 (9.43%) Clustering
4 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Linux
2 13 (24.53%) CentOS
3 11 (20.75%) Windows
4 10 (18.87%) Ubuntu
5 7 (13.21%) UNIX
6 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.43%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.77%) SmartOS
8 2 (3.77%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) SOA
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) MVC
3 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
4 12 (22.64%) ITIL
5 11 (20.75%) Open Source
6 10 (18.87%) Validation
6 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.98%) Document Management
7 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
7 9 (16.98%) Data Virtualisation
7 9 (16.98%) Microservices
8 7 (13.21%) UML
9 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
9 6 (11.32%) Cyber Security
9 6 (11.32%) SIEM
9 6 (11.32%) DevOps
10 5 (9.43%) ITIL V2
10 5 (9.43%) Service Management
10 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Java
2 12 (22.64%) SQL
3 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.32%) PHP
5 3 (5.66%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) CCSA
3 6 (11.32%) CCSE
4 5 (9.43%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (7.55%) CCNA
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.42%) vCloud
2 14 (26.42%) Varnish
3 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.09%) Snort
5 5 (9.43%) iptables
6 3 (5.66%) UAG
7 2 (3.77%) Btrfs
7 2 (3.77%) Postfix
7 2 (3.77%) KVM
7 2 (3.77%) Docker
7 2 (3.77%) LXC
8 1 (1.89%) vSphere
8 1 (1.89%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Puppet
2 12 (22.64%) HAProxy
2 12 (22.64%) Ansible
3 10 (18.87%) ZABBIX
4 9 (16.98%) logstash
4 9 (16.98%) Salt
4 9 (16.98%) Kibana
4 9 (16.98%) Rundeck
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (5.66%) Rsyslog
7 3 (5.66%) FortiGate
7 3 (5.66%) Nagios
8 2 (3.77%) Nessus
8 2 (3.77%) SCOM
8 2 (3.77%) CFEngine
8 2 (3.77%) systemd
8 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.89%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
2 16 (30.19%) VMware
3 15 (28.30%) Oracle
4 11 (20.75%) CheckPoint
5 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 9 (16.98%) Splunk
5 9 (16.98%) Twitter
5 9 (16.98%) Pega
6 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.43%) IBM
7 5 (9.43%) Nokia
8 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.66%) Citrix
8 3 (5.66%) Avaya
8 3 (5.66%) McAfee
8 3 (5.66%) Websense
8 3 (5.66%) HP
9 2 (3.77%) Juniper
9 2 (3.77%) CA
9 2 (3.77%) F5
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