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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Squid Cache
Rank 619 596 579
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Contract jobs citing Squid 25 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.049% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.48% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 25
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £313 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
6547 5628 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.20% 10.22% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4006 3142 2940
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 662 669
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.00 £30.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 30 May 2016.

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 15 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 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 23 £450 +16.12% 5
London +7 15 £450 - 1
South East -6 5 £450 +95.65% 1
Kent - 5 £450 -
City of London +46 2 - -
Livingston +6 2 £310 -
West Lothian +6 2 £310 -
Scotland -17 2 £310 -
North West -19 2 - - 1
Surbiton - 2 £550 -
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £498 +17.05% 2
Leeds - 1 £498 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £498 - 2

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 32 (68.09%) VMware
3 31 (65.96%) Apache
3 31 (65.96%) DNS
4 29 (61.70%) Puppet
5 28 (59.57%) Python
6 27 (57.45%) Perl
7 26 (55.32%) Nagios
8 25 (53.19%) HTTP
8 25 (53.19%) Cacti
9 24 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (51.06%) Tomcat
10 23 (48.94%) LDAP
10 23 (48.94%) MySQL
11 22 (46.81%) SMTP
11 22 (46.81%) OpenStack
12 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
12 21 (44.68%) LAMP
13 20 (42.55%) Web Services
13 20 (42.55%) ZABBIX
14 19 (40.43%) logstash
15 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
15 17 (36.17%) MCollective
16 16 (34.04%) Splunk
16 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
17 15 (31.91%) nginx
17 15 (31.91%) High Availability
17 15 (31.91%) WebLogic
17 15 (31.91%) JBoss
18 14 (29.79%) Graphite

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 31 (65.96%) Apache
2 24 (51.06%) Tomcat
3 22 (46.81%) OpenStack
4 15 (31.91%) JBoss
4 15 (31.91%) nginx
4 15 (31.91%) WebLogic
5 7 (14.89%) Confluence
5 7 (14.89%) SAS
6 6 (12.77%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (8.51%) GlassFish
8 3 (6.38%) IIS
8 3 (6.38%) Zimbra
9 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 24 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.26%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.26%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) Route 53
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (65.96%) DNS
2 25 (53.19%) HTTP
3 23 (48.94%) LDAP
4 22 (46.81%) SMTP
5 13 (27.66%) SSL
6 11 (23.40%) Firewall
7 10 (21.28%) DHCP
8 6 (12.77%) OpenVPN
9 5 (10.64%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (10.64%) IMAP
9 5 (10.64%) iSCSI
10 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (8.51%) MRTG
10 4 (8.51%) SSH
10 4 (8.51%) VPN
11 3 (6.38%) BGP
11 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
11 3 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (6.38%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (6.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) MySQL
2 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.26%) DataStax
4 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (4.26%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
2 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
3 10 (21.28%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) Subversion
5 3 (6.38%) Ant
5 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.38%) git-flow
5 3 (6.38%) GitLab
5 3 (6.38%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (6.38%) JUnit
5 3 (6.38%) Liquibase
5 3 (6.38%) Maven
5 3 (6.38%) SonarQube
5 3 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.26%) Hudson
6 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.13%) Gitweb
7 1 (2.13%) RSpec
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (31.91%) AWS Engineer
3 13 (27.66%) Support Engineer
4 12 (25.53%) VMware Engineer
4 12 (25.53%) VMware Support Engineer
5 10 (21.28%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) Applications Support
6 7 (14.89%) Applications Support Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) Linux Support
6 7 (14.89%) Linux Support Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Administrator
10 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
10 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Specialist
11 2 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) LAMP
2 20 (42.55%) Web Services
3 17 (36.17%) MCollective
4 14 (29.79%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (8.51%) ELK Stack
6 3 (6.38%) Middleware
6 3 (6.38%) REST
7 2 (4.26%) SOAP
8 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.38%) Fintech
3 3 (6.38%) PKI
3 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 13 (27.66%) Windows
3 12 (25.53%) Debian
4 10 (21.28%) CentOS
4 10 (21.28%) Ubuntu
5 8 (17.02%) Unix
6 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
7 4 (8.51%) Solaris
8 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
9 2 (4.26%) SUSE
9 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.13%) CoreOS
10 1 (2.13%) HPUX
10 1 (2.13%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
2 15 (31.91%) High Availability
3 11 (23.40%) Open Source
4 8 (17.02%) DevOps
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (6.38%) Change Control
9 3 (6.38%) Change Management
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.38%) ITIL V2
9 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.38%) Project Management
9 3 (6.38%) Release Management
9 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) Python
2 27 (57.45%) Perl
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 8 (17.02%) Bash Shell
4 8 (17.02%) PHP
4 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.64%) C
5 5 (10.64%) C++
5 5 (10.64%) Korn
6 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.26%) Scala
7 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) qmail
1 13 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.02%) Docker
3 8 (17.02%) NFS
4 6 (12.77%) iptables
4 6 (12.77%) KVM
5 5 (10.64%) Dovecot
5 5 (10.64%) Postfix
5 5 (10.64%) Sendmail
5 5 (10.64%) SpamAssassin
6 4 (8.51%) Snort
6 4 (8.51%) UAG
7 2 (4.26%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (4.26%) Gluster
7 2 (4.26%) Varnish
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.13%) Btrfs
8 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (61.70%) Puppet
2 26 (55.32%) Nagios
3 25 (53.19%) Cacti
4 20 (42.55%) ZABBIX
5 19 (40.43%) logstash
6 14 (29.79%) Graphite
7 13 (27.66%) collectd
7 13 (27.66%) Ganglia
8 10 (21.28%) Ansible
9 9 (19.15%) HAProxy
10 5 (10.64%) OpenNebula
10 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (8.51%) CFEngine
11 4 (8.51%) FortiGate
11 4 (8.51%) Kubernetes
11 4 (8.51%) Terraform
12 3 (6.38%) Kibana
12 3 (6.38%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (6.38%) Nessus
12 3 (6.38%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (68.09%) VMware
2 16 (34.04%) Splunk
3 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
4 8 (17.02%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle
6 4 (8.51%) Avaya
6 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.51%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.38%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.38%) Sonatype
7 3 (6.38%) Sun
8 2 (4.26%) AppDynamics
8 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
8 2 (4.26%) Endeca
8 2 (4.26%) Hortonworks
8 2 (4.26%) IBM
8 2 (4.26%) Qualys
9 1 (2.13%) F5
9 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto