The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 265 274
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9  
Contract jobs citing Squid 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.056% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.43% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £350 £450 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +95.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £406
% change year-on-year -2.85% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 952 1166 1250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.46% 13.07% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 690 624
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £226 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 104 152
Median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.82% +17.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Squid in the South East

Squid
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Squid in the South East

Squid
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Squid
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Squid.

1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) NFS
1 3 (100.00%) Nagios
1 3 (100.00%) LAMP
1 3 (100.00%) Samba
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) MariaDB
1 3 (100.00%) Ansible
1 3 (100.00%) Docker
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) SAP

Squid
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MariaDB
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Linux DevOps Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Docker
1 3 (100.00%) NFS
1 3 (100.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Ansible
1 3 (100.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) SAP