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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 591 578 530
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -48
Contract jobs citing Squid 11 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.046% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.49% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
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£419 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £308 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £418 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
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
5360 5273 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.57% 9.38% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2969 2697 2135
Average daily rate £362 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 610 640
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 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 23 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 21 April 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 -13 8 £419 +19.64% 6
London -1 3 £500 +33.33% 4
North West - 3 £388 - 1
Scotland - 3 - -
City of London +18 2 - - 1
South East -12 2 - -
Hampshire -12 2 - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
East of England - - - -

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 23 (51.11%) Linux
2 22 (48.89%) Apache
3 20 (44.44%) Windows
4 19 (42.22%) Java
5 18 (40.00%) Cisco
5 18 (40.00%) Firewall
6 16 (35.56%) UNIX
7 15 (33.33%) JBoss
7 15 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 15 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 14 (31.11%) Solaris
8 14 (31.11%) Oracle
9 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
9 13 (28.89%) Puppet
9 13 (28.89%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (26.67%) Hudson
10 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
10 12 (26.67%) J2EE
10 12 (26.67%) Subversion
10 12 (26.67%) Maven
11 11 (24.44%) Perl
11 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (24.44%) FortiGate
12 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
12 10 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (22.22%) Open Source
12 10 (22.22%) AIX
12 10 (22.22%) Ethernet
12 10 (22.22%) Active Directory

Squid
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 15 (33.33%) JBoss
3 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
4 12 (26.67%) WebLogic
5 8 (17.78%) Confluence
6 7 (15.56%) GlassFish
7 3 (6.67%) Liferay
7 3 (6.67%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
8 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
9 1 (2.22%) nginx
9 1 (2.22%) Lync
9 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) Firewall
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.33%) VLAN
6 5 (11.11%) HTTP
6 5 (11.11%) Network Security
6 5 (11.11%) Internet
7 3 (6.67%) VPN
7 3 (6.67%) DNS
7 3 (6.67%) LAN
7 3 (6.67%) SMTP
8 2 (4.44%) VoIP
8 2 (4.44%) WAN
8 2 (4.44%) MPLS
8 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.22%) ISDN
9 1 (2.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 12 (26.67%) Hudson
2 12 (26.67%) Subversion
2 12 (26.67%) Maven
3 8 (17.78%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) Platform Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Java Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Middleware Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Linux Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (26.67%) J2EE
3 6 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (11.11%) Middleware
5 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.67%) REST
5 3 (6.67%) Apache Camel
5 3 (6.67%) Spring
5 3 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (2.22%) Web Services
6 1 (2.22%) WSDL
6 1 (2.22%) JSP
6 1 (2.22%) Servlets
6 1 (2.22%) JSF
6 1 (2.22%) Java EE
6 1 (2.22%) Django
6 1 (2.22%) JPA
6 1 (2.22%) Ehcache
6 1 (2.22%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Open Source
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
3 16 (35.56%) UNIX
4 14 (31.11%) Solaris
5 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 10 (22.22%) AIX
7 2 (4.44%) CentOS
8 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) DevOps
2 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (13.33%) Information Security
3 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.67%) SOA
6 3 (6.67%) Release Management
6 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.67%) UML
6 3 (6.67%) SIEM
7 2 (4.44%) Change Control
7 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) TDD
7 2 (4.44%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) Perl
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) CCNA
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.33%) CCNP
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) CCSA
5 2 (4.44%) CCSE
6 1 (2.22%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.33%) GPG13
2 6 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.67%) QA
4 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.00%) UAG
3 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) Snort
4 1 (2.22%) Xen
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) Postfix
4 1 (2.22%) KVM
4 1 (2.22%) iptables
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) Puppet
2 11 (24.44%) FortiGate
3 8 (17.78%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.67%) ZABBIX
4 3 (6.67%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.22%) Ansible
5 1 (2.22%) Opsview
5 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 14 (31.11%) Oracle
4 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.00%) Avaya
4 9 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (17.78%) BEA
5 8 (17.78%) McAfee
6 7 (15.56%) VMware
7 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 6 (13.33%) Websense
8 4 (8.89%) Juniper
8 4 (8.89%) Sun
8 4 (8.89%) Sourcefire
9 3 (6.67%) Brocade
9 3 (6.67%) IBM
10 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.22%) HP
10 1 (2.22%) Dell
10 1 (2.22%) EMC
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