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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 615 597
Rank change year-on-year +44 -18  
Contract jobs citing Squid 19 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.044% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
Median daily rate £401 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £367 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £508 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £388
% change year-on-year -2.85% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00

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 4883 6078 5545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.34% 12.27% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3875 3187
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 430 600
Median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.73% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 22 June 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
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 22 June 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 +13 12 £401 -15.68%
South West - 5 - -
North West +23 1 £450 -
South East +17 1 £350 -22.22%
Squid
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 31 (96.88%) Linux
2 24 (75.00%) DNS
3 22 (68.75%) VMware
3 22 (68.75%) CentOS
3 22 (68.75%) Bash Shell
4 18 (56.25%) Docker
4 18 (56.25%) DevOps
5 17 (53.13%) Ansible
5 17 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (53.13%) Puppet
5 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
5 17 (53.13%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (50.00%) Nagios
6 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 16 (50.00%) Postfix
6 16 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (46.88%) Jenkins
7 15 (46.88%) Service Management
7 15 (46.88%) Apache
7 15 (46.88%) logstash
8 14 (43.75%) Kibana
8 14 (43.75%) Kubernetes
8 14 (43.75%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (43.75%) Terraform
8 14 (43.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (43.75%) PHP
8 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
8 14 (43.75%) ZABBIX
8 14 (43.75%) OpenLDAP
9 13 (40.63%) SSH

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 15 (46.88%) Apache
2 13 (40.63%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (34.38%) Confluence
3 11 (34.38%) Tomcat
4 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
4 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 6 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (9.38%) Apache Spark
5 3 (9.38%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (40.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 13 (40.63%) Amazon ELB
3 13 (40.63%) Amazon S3
3 13 (40.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (18.75%) Office 365
5 3 (9.38%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (3.13%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) DNS
2 14 (43.75%) OpenLDAP
3 13 (40.63%) OpenVPN
3 13 (40.63%) SSH
4 10 (31.25%) HTTP
5 6 (18.75%) DHCP
5 6 (18.75%) Extranet
5 6 (18.75%) Intranet
6 5 (15.63%) LDAP
7 2 (6.25%) Firewall
7 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (6.25%) PuTTY
7 2 (6.25%) VPN
8 1 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (40.63%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (37.50%) MySQL
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
6 3 (9.38%) MariaDB
7 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Jenkins
2 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 14 (43.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (37.50%) Maven
4 11 (34.38%) Ant
4 11 (34.38%) JIRA
4 11 (34.38%) JUnit
4 11 (34.38%) Liquibase
4 11 (34.38%) SonarQube
5 10 (31.25%) Bitbucket
6 3 (9.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.13%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.13%) Hudson
7 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) AWS DevOps
2 9 (28.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) SharePoint Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Junior DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Junior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (34.38%) MCollective
3 10 (31.25%) REST
4 6 (18.75%) LAMP
5 5 (15.63%) Memcached
6 3 (9.38%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (9.38%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (9.38%) Node.js
7 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (3.13%) JMS
7 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) RIA
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (96.88%) Linux
2 22 (68.75%) CentOS
3 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.38%) CoreOS
6 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) DevOps
2 15 (46.88%) Service Management
3 13 (40.63%) Configuration Management
4 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 11 (34.38%) Scrum
5 11 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (31.25%) Coaching
7 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (18.75%) Migration
7 6 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (18.75%) Web Development
8 5 (15.63%) High Availability
8 5 (15.63%) Test Management
9 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (6.25%) Open Source
9 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Bash Shell
2 14 (43.75%) PHP
3 10 (31.25%) Groovy
3 10 (31.25%) Java
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) Perl
5 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby
7 3 (9.38%) Go
7 3 (9.38%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Docker
2 16 (50.00%) Postfix
3 11 (34.38%) vCloud
4 10 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (28.13%) Samba
6 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
7 5 (15.63%) iptables
7 5 (15.63%) Varnish
8 3 (9.38%) HDFS
8 3 (9.38%) NFS
9 2 (6.25%) Snort
9 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (53.13%) Ansible
1 17 (53.13%) Puppet
2 16 (50.00%) Nagios
3 15 (46.88%) logstash
4 14 (43.75%) Kibana
4 14 (43.75%) Kubernetes
4 14 (43.75%) Terraform
4 14 (43.75%) ZABBIX
5 13 (40.63%) Sysdig
6 11 (34.38%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (34.38%) Rancher
7 10 (31.25%) Rsyslog
8 6 (18.75%) Webmin
8 6 (18.75%) Xymon
9 3 (9.38%) Consul
9 3 (9.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (9.38%) Packer
9 3 (9.38%) Prometheus
9 3 (9.38%) rkt
10 2 (6.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Red Hat
2 11 (34.38%) Sonatype
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Veeam
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle
5 3 (9.38%) ForgeRock
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) Splunk