Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Squid skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Squid over the 6 months to 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Squid Cache
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 713 794
Rank change year-on-year -87 +81 +8
Contract jobs citing Squid 29 153 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.16% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 1.26% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 56 35
England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +9.32%
10th Percentile £316 £354 £220
90th Percentile £575 £603 £600
UK median daily rate £408 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -14.21% +11.76% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
England median hourly rate £31.95 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £31.95 - £40.00

Squid is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11340 12141 10849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.41% 12.32% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7363 7718 6190
England median daily rate £425 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +13.10% +6.62%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £163
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £352
% change year-on-year +6.25% +13.64% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 812 1188
England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.25 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%

Squid
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Squid as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Squid in England

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Squid in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Squid in England

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Squid in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Squid in England

Squid
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Squid in England

Squid
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Squid in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Squid in England

Squid
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -104 14 £500 +1.01%
West Midlands +36 8 - -
Midlands +35 8 - -
South West - 4 - - 1
North of England +72 1 £450 +5.88%
North West +26 1 £450 +5.88%
South East +13 1 £250 -47.37% 1
Squid
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 across the England region with a requirement for Squid.

1 23 (79.31%) Linux
1 23 (79.31%) Apache
1 23 (79.31%) DNS
2 22 (75.86%) CentOS
3 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
4 19 (65.52%) SC Cleared
4 19 (65.52%) Docker
4 19 (65.52%) DevOps
5 18 (62.07%) Kubernetes
5 18 (62.07%) logstash
5 18 (62.07%) Ansible
5 18 (62.07%) Jenkins
5 18 (62.07%) Postfix
5 18 (62.07%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (62.07%) Bash Shell
5 18 (62.07%) Puppet
5 18 (62.07%) VMware
5 18 (62.07%) Load Balancing
5 18 (62.07%) Configuration Management
6 17 (58.62%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
6 17 (58.62%) ZABBIX
6 17 (58.62%) OpenLDAP
6 17 (58.62%) Kibana
6 17 (58.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (58.62%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (58.62%) Terraform
7 16 (55.17%) Sysdig
7 16 (55.17%) Coaching
7 16 (55.17%) Virtual Private Cloud

Squid
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 23 (79.31%) Apache
2 16 (55.17%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (55.17%) Tomcat
3 14 (48.28%) Confluence
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
5 3 (10.34%) nginx
6 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 18 (62.07%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (55.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 16 (55.17%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (55.17%) Amazon ELB
2 16 (55.17%) Amazon S3
2 16 (55.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (13.79%) Office 365
5 3 (10.34%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (10.34%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (10.34%) Serverless
6 1 (3.45%) GitHub
6 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (3.45%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) DNS
2 17 (58.62%) OpenLDAP
3 14 (48.28%) HTTP
3 14 (48.28%) OpenVPN
3 14 (48.28%) SSH
4 5 (17.24%) FTP
4 5 (17.24%) Internet
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) Extranet
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 4 (13.79%) GSM
5 4 (13.79%) Intranet
5 4 (13.79%) Kerberos
5 4 (13.79%) LAN
5 4 (13.79%) MPLS
5 4 (13.79%) PBX
5 4 (13.79%) SSL
5 4 (13.79%) VoIP
5 4 (13.79%) VPN
5 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (55.17%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (24.14%) MySQL
4 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) Jenkins
2 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
2 17 (58.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 15 (51.72%) Maven
4 14 (48.28%) Ant
4 14 (48.28%) JIRA
4 14 (48.28%) JUnit
4 14 (48.28%) Liquibase
4 14 (48.28%) SonarQube
5 13 (44.83%) Bitbucket
6 4 (13.79%) Metasploit
7 3 (10.34%) Artifactory
8 1 (3.45%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.45%) Hudson
8 1 (3.45%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) ICT Support
4 2 (6.90%) Support Officer
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) ICT Officer
5 1 (3.45%) ICT Support Officer
5 1 (3.45%) Junior DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Junior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (48.28%) MCollective
3 13 (44.83%) REST
4 7 (24.14%) LAMP
5 3 (10.34%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (10.34%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (10.34%) Node.js
6 1 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (3.45%) JMS
6 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.45%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) PKI
2 4 (13.79%) RIA
3 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Linux
2 22 (75.86%) CentOS
3 5 (17.24%) Unix
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) CoreOS
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) DevOps
2 18 (62.07%) Configuration Management
2 18 (62.07%) Load Balancing
3 16 (55.17%) Coaching
3 16 (55.17%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (51.72%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (51.72%) Service Management
5 14 (48.28%) Scrum
5 14 (48.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (17.24%) Line Management
7 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) Open Source
7 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Test Management
7 4 (13.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Bash Shell
2 13 (44.83%) Groovy
2 13 (44.83%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.79%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) Ruby
5 3 (10.34%) Go
6 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 19 (65.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) GCP
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Docker
2 18 (62.07%) Postfix
3 14 (48.28%) vCloud
4 13 (44.83%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (27.59%) Samba
6 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
6 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
6 4 (13.79%) iptables
7 3 (10.34%) HDFS
8 1 (3.45%) Ceph
8 1 (3.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (62.07%) Ansible
1 18 (62.07%) Kubernetes
1 18 (62.07%) logstash
1 18 (62.07%) Puppet
2 17 (58.62%) Kibana
2 17 (58.62%) Terraform
2 17 (58.62%) ZABBIX
3 16 (55.17%) Sysdig
4 14 (48.28%) Docker Swarm
4 14 (48.28%) Rancher
5 13 (44.83%) Rsyslog
6 6 (20.69%) Nagios
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (13.79%) Nessus
7 4 (13.79%) Nmap
7 4 (13.79%) Webmin
7 4 (13.79%) Xymon
8 3 (10.34%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (10.34%) Packer
8 3 (10.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Sonatype
3 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.79%) NEC
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) Veeam
5 3 (10.34%) ForgeRock
6 1 (3.45%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.45%) Splunk