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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 596 598
Rank change year-on-year +26 +2  
Contract jobs citing Squid 13 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.036% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 1
Median daily rate £375 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 -
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Squid is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4661 5371 5145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.20% 10.87% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2978 3325 2848
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 432 605
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Squid
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Squid as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Squid in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 March 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
London +25 6 £506 +19.11% 4
North West +28 4 £400 -5.88%
South East +7 3 £340 -2.85% 3
Squid
UK

Squid
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 42 (75.00%) Linux
2 41 (73.21%) Jenkins
3 38 (67.86%) Docker
3 38 (67.86%) Puppet
4 36 (64.29%) Apache
5 34 (60.71%) DNS
5 34 (60.71%) Oracle
6 32 (57.14%) VMware
6 32 (57.14%) Postfix
7 31 (55.36%) logstash
7 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (55.36%) Git (software)
8 30 (53.57%) Service Management
8 30 (53.57%) Ansible
9 29 (51.79%) Amazon AWS
9 29 (51.79%) Configuration Management
10 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
10 28 (50.00%) SSH
10 28 (50.00%) OpenVPN
11 27 (48.21%) SC Cleared
11 27 (48.21%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (46.43%) JIRA
12 26 (46.43%) ZABBIX
12 26 (46.43%) OpenLDAP
12 26 (46.43%) Maven
12 26 (46.43%) Ant
12 26 (46.43%) JUnit
12 26 (46.43%) vCloud
12 26 (46.43%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (46.43%) MCollective

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 36 (64.29%) Apache
2 26 (46.43%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (41.07%) Confluence
4 22 (39.29%) nginx
5 11 (19.64%) Tomcat
6 5 (8.93%) JBoss
7 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.79%) SAS
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (33.93%) HipChat
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (51.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 4 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (60.71%) DNS
2 28 (50.00%) OpenVPN
2 28 (50.00%) SSH
3 26 (46.43%) OpenLDAP
4 15 (26.79%) VPN
5 14 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (23.21%) IPsec
7 7 (12.50%) HTTP
7 7 (12.50%) LDAP
8 2 (3.57%) Firewall
8 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.57%) PuTTY
8 2 (3.57%) SSL
9 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.79%) IMAP
9 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.79%) MRTG
9 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.79%) SNMP
9 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (44.64%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (41.07%) Oracle Database
3 18 (32.14%) Hadoop
4 14 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (12.50%) MySQL
6 5 (8.93%) Endeca
7 4 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (5.36%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (73.21%) Jenkins
2 31 (55.36%) Git (software)
3 26 (46.43%) Ant
3 26 (46.43%) JIRA
3 26 (46.43%) JUnit
3 26 (46.43%) Liquibase
3 26 (46.43%) Maven
3 26 (46.43%) SonarQube
3 26 (46.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (33.93%) JIRA Agile
5 8 (14.29%) Bitbucket
6 5 (8.93%) Subversion
7 1 (1.79%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (3.57%) Electronics
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
1 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.57%) Marketing
1 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Consultant
2 10 (17.86%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) DBA
4 6 (10.71%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Azure Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Digital Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (46.43%) Elastic Stack
1 26 (46.43%) MCollective
2 21 (37.50%) Software Packaging
3 9 (16.07%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (12.50%) Memcached
5 5 (8.93%) J2EE
5 5 (8.93%) LAMP
6 4 (7.14%) REST
7 2 (3.57%) CGI
7 2 (3.57%) Embperl
7 2 (3.57%) FastCGI
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (75.00%) Linux
2 24 (42.86%) CentOS
3 13 (23.21%) RancherOS
3 13 (23.21%) VyOS
4 8 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.71%) Unix
6 3 (5.36%) Solaris
7 2 (3.57%) SUSE
7 2 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.57%) Windows
8 1 (1.79%) Debian
8 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) Service Management
3 29 (51.79%) Configuration Management
4 27 (48.21%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (46.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 26 (46.43%) DevOps
6 25 (44.64%) Scrum
7 21 (37.50%) Identity Management
7 21 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (37.50%) Workflow
8 8 (14.29%) Coaching
8 8 (14.29%) Data Architecture
8 8 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 8 (14.29%) Migration
9 7 (12.50%) Open Source
9 7 (12.50%) Quality Management
10 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
11 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) Shell Script
2 13 (23.21%) Bash Shell
3 11 (19.64%) Java
4 10 (17.86%) PHP
5 8 (14.29%) Perl
6 6 (10.71%) Ruby
7 4 (7.14%) Groovy
8 3 (5.36%) C
8 3 (5.36%) Python
9 2 (3.57%) C++
9 2 (3.57%) Go
9 2 (3.57%) SQL
10 1 (1.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (48.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.07%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) CLAS
5 4 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) CCNA
6 1 (1.79%) CCNP
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) ISO27005
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (67.86%) Docker
2 32 (57.14%) Postfix
3 26 (46.43%) vCloud
4 9 (16.07%) Corosync
5 6 (10.71%) iptables
5 6 (10.71%) NFS
6 5 (8.93%) Varnish
7 4 (7.14%) Samba
7 4 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.36%) Snort
8 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
9 2 (3.57%) KVM
10 1 (1.79%) Ceph
10 1 (1.79%) Dovecot
10 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.79%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.79%) Xen
10 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (67.86%) Puppet
2 31 (55.36%) logstash
3 30 (53.57%) Ansible
4 26 (46.43%) Docker Swarm
4 26 (46.43%) Kibana
4 26 (46.43%) Kubernetes
4 26 (46.43%) Rancher
4 26 (46.43%) Terraform
4 26 (46.43%) ZABBIX
5 16 (28.57%) HAProxy
6 14 (25.00%) Consul
6 14 (25.00%) Packer
7 10 (17.86%) Nagios
8 9 (16.07%) Pacemaker
9 5 (8.93%) Graphite
10 4 (7.14%) Rsyslog
10 4 (7.14%) Sysdig
11 3 (5.36%) Nessus
11 3 (5.36%) OSSEC
11 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Oracle
2 32 (57.14%) VMware
3 26 (46.43%) Sonatype
4 14 (25.00%) AppDynamics
5 13 (23.21%) Vyatta
6 10 (17.86%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.14%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.57%) SAP
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco
9 1 (1.79%) Citrix
9 1 (1.79%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.79%) Sourcefire
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