The table below looks at the statistics for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Squid over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Squid Cache
UK
Rank 568 608 570
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -38
Contract jobs citing Squid 29 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.028% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 0.54% 0.27% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 13
Median daily rate £500 £350 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £338 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £421 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £340 £412
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -17.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5405 5140 5185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.08% 10.12% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3368 3069 2865
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £178 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 491 588
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £32.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

Squid
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Squid as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 29 £500 +42.85% 4
London +27 19 £500 +17.64% 4
Croydon - 5 £488 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £600 -
Manchester - 5 £375 -
East Midlands - 5 £600 -
North West - 5 £375 -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Squid also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Squid.

1 109 (85.83%) Jenkins
2 107 (84.25%) Puppet
3 106 (83.46%) Linux
4 105 (82.68%) Apache
5 100 (78.74%) Oracle
5 100 (78.74%) DNS
6 99 (77.95%) Docker
7 94 (74.02%) VMware
8 93 (73.23%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (71.65%) Git (software)
10 89 (70.08%) Postfix
11 88 (69.29%) DevOps
11 88 (69.29%) logstash
12 87 (68.50%) Configuration Management
12 87 (68.50%) Service Management
13 86 (67.72%) Ansible
13 86 (67.72%) Continuous Integration
14 84 (66.14%) OpenVPN
14 84 (66.14%) Amazon AWS
14 84 (66.14%) vCloud
14 84 (66.14%) Shell Script
14 84 (66.14%) SSH
14 84 (66.14%) Terraform
15 83 (65.35%) Sonatype
15 83 (65.35%) Sonatype Nexus
15 83 (65.35%) ELK Stack
15 83 (65.35%) Rancher
15 83 (65.35%) Maven
15 83 (65.35%) JIRA
15 83 (65.35%) Ant

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 105 (82.68%) Apache
2 83 (65.35%) Elasticsearch
3 80 (62.99%) Confluence
4 28 (22.05%) nginx
5 11 (8.66%) OpenStack
6 10 (7.87%) Tomcat
7 7 (5.51%) SAS
8 5 (3.94%) JBoss
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.79%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.79%) IIS
10 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 79 (62.20%) HipChat
2 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 84 (66.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 100 (78.74%) DNS
2 84 (66.14%) OpenVPN
2 84 (66.14%) SSH
3 83 (65.35%) OpenLDAP
4 23 (18.11%) Reverse Proxy
5 19 (14.96%) VPN
6 17 (13.39%) IPsec
7 11 (8.66%) HTTP
7 11 (8.66%) LDAP
8 8 (6.30%) DHCP
9 7 (5.51%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (5.51%) IMAP
9 7 (5.51%) iSCSI
9 7 (5.51%) MRTG
9 7 (5.51%) SMTP
10 5 (3.94%) SSL
11 3 (2.36%) SNMP
12 2 (1.57%) Firewall
12 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (62.99%) PostgreSQL
2 77 (60.63%) Hadoop
3 36 (28.35%) Oracle Database
4 23 (18.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (6.30%) MySQL
6 5 (3.94%) Endeca
7 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.79%) Redis
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 109 (85.83%) Jenkins
2 91 (71.65%) Git (software)
3 83 (65.35%) Ant
3 83 (65.35%) JIRA
3 83 (65.35%) JUnit
3 83 (65.35%) Maven
3 83 (65.35%) SonarQube
3 83 (65.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 82 (64.57%) Liquibase
5 79 (62.20%) JIRA Agile
6 53 (41.73%) Bitbucket
7 7 (5.51%) Subversion
8 2 (1.57%) GitLab
9 1 (0.79%) Gitweb
9 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (44.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (18.11%) Senior DevOps
2 23 (18.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 18 (14.17%) Consultant
4 16 (12.60%) Linux Engineer
5 15 (11.81%) Lead DevOps
6 10 (7.87%) DBA
6 10 (7.87%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (6.30%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Administrator
10 4 (3.15%) Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Azure Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Digital Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 3 (2.36%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (65.35%) ELK Stack
1 83 (65.35%) MCollective
2 80 (62.99%) Software Packaging
3 13 (10.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 9 (7.09%) Memcached
5 7 (5.51%) LAMP
6 5 (3.94%) J2EE
7 4 (3.15%) CGI
7 4 (3.15%) Embperl
7 4 (3.15%) FastCGI
7 4 (3.15%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.36%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.79%) CSS
9 1 (0.79%) HTML
9 1 (0.79%) Node.js
9 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.79%) React
9 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.94%) Data Centre
1 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.15%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.57%) User Experience
4 1 (0.79%) BBC
4 1 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 106 (83.46%) Linux
2 76 (59.84%) CentOS
3 16 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (10.24%) RancherOS
4 13 (10.24%) VyOS
5 12 (9.45%) Unix
6 8 (6.30%) Ubuntu
7 7 (5.51%) Debian
7 7 (5.51%) Solaris
8 5 (3.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.15%) SUSE
10 3 (2.36%) Windows
11 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.79%) HPUX
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (73.23%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (69.29%) DevOps
3 87 (68.50%) Configuration Management
3 87 (68.50%) Service Management
4 86 (67.72%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (65.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 80 (62.99%) Identity Management
6 80 (62.99%) Scrum
7 60 (47.24%) Workflow
8 53 (41.73%) Case Management
9 49 (38.58%) Coaching
9 49 (38.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.24%) Open Source
11 12 (9.45%) Data Architecture
11 12 (9.45%) Data Migration
11 12 (9.45%) Migration
12 11 (8.66%) Quality Management
13 9 (7.09%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 84 (66.14%) Shell Script
2 60 (47.24%) Ruby
3 19 (14.96%) Perl
4 15 (11.81%) Bash Shell
4 15 (11.81%) PHP
5 14 (11.02%) Python
6 12 (9.45%) Java
7 11 (8.66%) C
8 8 (6.30%) C++
9 7 (5.51%) Korn
10 4 (3.15%) Go
11 2 (1.57%) SQL
12 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 79 (62.20%) SC Cleared
1 79 (62.20%) Security Cleared
2 30 (23.62%) CTC Cleared
3 17 (13.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (7.87%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (5.51%) CLAS
5 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.94%) Degree
7 2 (1.57%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) CCNA
8 1 (0.79%) CCNP
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) ISO27005
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (77.95%) Docker
2 89 (70.08%) Postfix
3 84 (66.14%) vCloud
4 13 (10.24%) Corosync
5 12 (9.45%) iptables
6 11 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (7.87%) KVM
8 7 (5.51%) Dovecot
8 7 (5.51%) Sendmail
9 6 (4.72%) NFS
10 5 (3.94%) Varnish
11 3 (2.36%) Ceph
11 3 (2.36%) Xen
12 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
12 2 (1.57%) Snort
13 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.79%) Samba
13 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 107 (84.25%) Puppet
2 88 (69.29%) logstash
3 86 (67.72%) Ansible
4 84 (66.14%) Terraform
5 83 (65.35%) Kibana
5 83 (65.35%) Kubernetes
5 83 (65.35%) Rancher
5 83 (65.35%) ZABBIX
6 23 (18.11%) Consul
6 23 (18.11%) Packer
7 22 (17.32%) HAProxy
8 14 (11.02%) Nagios
9 13 (10.24%) Pacemaker
10 7 (5.51%) Cacti
11 6 (4.72%) Graphite
12 5 (3.94%) OpenNebula
13 3 (2.36%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (2.36%) vRealize
13 3 (2.36%) yum
14 2 (1.57%) RANCID
Vendors
1 100 (78.74%) Oracle
2 94 (74.02%) VMware
3 83 (65.35%) Sonatype
4 53 (41.73%) Atlassian
5 23 (18.11%) AppDynamics
6 17 (13.39%) Red Hat
7 13 (10.24%) Vyatta
8 5 (3.94%) Cisco
9 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.57%) EMC
11 1 (0.79%) Citrix
11 1 (0.79%) F5
11 1 (0.79%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.79%) New Relic
11 1 (0.79%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.79%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.79%) Symantec
11 1 (0.79%) Veritas