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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 550 525 517
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs citing Squid 33 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.058% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 0.61% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 12
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£418 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £230 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £462 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.31% +7.40%
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
4912 4593 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.54% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2338 1944
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 528 756
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 -16 27 £419 +29.00% 17
London -2 14 £421 +29.38% 13
City of London +12 3 - - 3
South East -3 3 £386 +6.55%
Hampshire - 3 £386 -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chesterfield - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (57.78%) Linux
2 22 (48.89%) Apache
3 21 (46.67%) Windows
4 17 (37.78%) UNIX
4 17 (37.78%) Cisco
5 16 (35.56%) Java
5 16 (35.56%) Firewall
6 15 (33.33%) Oracle
6 15 (33.33%) Solaris
6 15 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (31.11%) Jenkins
7 14 (31.11%) Perl
8 13 (28.89%) JBoss
8 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
8 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
8 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
8 13 (28.89%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (28.89%) Puppet
9 12 (26.67%) Maven
9 12 (26.67%) Hudson
9 12 (26.67%) Subversion
9 12 (26.67%) J2EE
9 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
10 11 (24.44%) Open Source
11 10 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
11 10 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 10 (22.22%) AIX
11 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.00%) CCNA

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (48.89%) Apache
2 13 (28.89%) JBoss
2 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
3 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
4 8 (17.78%) Confluence
5 7 (15.56%) GlassFish
6 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.22%) IIS
8 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) Firewall
2 13 (28.89%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
4 7 (15.56%) Network Security
5 6 (13.33%) SMTP
5 6 (13.33%) DNS
5 6 (13.33%) Internet
6 5 (11.11%) HTTP
6 5 (11.11%) VLAN
7 4 (8.89%) VPN
7 4 (8.89%) LAN
8 3 (6.67%) FTP
8 3 (6.67%) WAN
9 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
9 2 (4.44%) VoIP
9 2 (4.44%) SAN
9 2 (4.44%) MPLS
9 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Jenkins
2 12 (26.67%) Maven
2 12 (26.67%) Hudson
2 12 (26.67%) Subversion
3 8 (17.78%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.22%) MSI
6 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Czech Language
3 1 (2.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) Platform Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Security Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Network Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Middleware Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Support
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) J2EE
2 10 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (11.11%) Middleware
4 2 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Open Source
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Linux
2 21 (46.67%) Windows
3 17 (37.78%) UNIX
4 15 (33.33%) Solaris
4 15 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 10 (22.22%) AIX
6 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Debian
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Management
2 7 (15.56%) Information Security
2 7 (15.56%) DevOps
3 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.44%) SIEM
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
6 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.44%) Release Management
6 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile Commerce
6 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) Perl
3 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) CCNA
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.56%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) CCSA
5 1 (2.22%) CCSE
5 1 (2.22%) PMP
5 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (15.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (15.56%) GPG13
3 3 (6.67%) QA
4 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.78%) Snort
3 6 (13.33%) UAG
4 3 (6.67%) NFS
4 3 (6.67%) Postfix
5 2 (4.44%) Xen
6 1 (2.22%) Samba
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.22%) Firmware
6 1 (2.22%) Varnish
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.22%) qmail
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.22%) Corosync
6 1 (2.22%) KVM
6 1 (2.22%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) Puppet
2 8 (17.78%) FortiGate
3 5 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.44%) HAProxy
4 2 (4.44%) ZABBIX
4 2 (4.44%) Cacti
4 2 (4.44%) Nagios
5 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) Oracle
3 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
3 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
4 9 (20.00%) VMware
5 8 (17.78%) Websense
5 8 (17.78%) BEA
6 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
7 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 6 (13.33%) Sourcefire
7 6 (13.33%) Avaya
7 6 (13.33%) Juniper
8 5 (11.11%) McAfee
8 5 (11.11%) Sun
9 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.67%) NetApp
10 3 (6.67%) EMC
10 3 (6.67%) Brocade
11 2 (4.44%) IBM
11 2 (4.44%) Dell
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