Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 24 June 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 605 631 592
Rank change year-on-year +26 -39 +73
Contract jobs citing Squid 13 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.027% 0.036% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 18
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £240 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -40.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £560 £210 £319
90th Percentile £750 £288 £425
UK median daily rate £633 £275 £400
% change year-on-year +130.00% -31.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.95% -
UK median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -58.95% -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7,392 7,313 5,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.20% 13.78% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,530 4,223 3,426
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £153
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 632 526
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £15.53 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +3.55% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £41.88
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Squid
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Squid as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Squid in the UK excluding London

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Squid in the UK excluding London

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Squid in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Squid in the UK excluding London

Squid
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Squid in the UK excluding London

Squid
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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
East of England -3 7 £700 +191.67%
North of England - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
South East - 2 - -
Midlands +19 1 £500 +11.11%
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Squid
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Squid also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Squid.

1 12 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (84.62%) Puppet
2 11 (84.62%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) Oracle
4 9 (69.23%) DNS
5 8 (61.54%) MySQL
5 8 (61.54%) Apache
5 8 (61.54%) Tomcat
5 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (61.54%) VMware
5 8 (61.54%) Retail
5 8 (61.54%) Varnish
5 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (61.54%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (53.85%) Arista
6 7 (53.85%) vCenter Server
6 7 (53.85%) Palo Alto
6 7 (53.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 7 (53.85%) EMC VNX
6 7 (53.85%) 802.1X
6 7 (53.85%) Akamai
6 7 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (53.85%) Analytics
6 7 (53.85%) Riverbed
6 7 (53.85%) vSphere
6 7 (53.85%) F5
6 7 (53.85%) Blue Coat
6 7 (53.85%) J2EE
6 7 (53.85%) WAN

Squid
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 8 (61.54%) Apache
1 8 (61.54%) Tomcat
2 3 (23.08%) Confluence
2 3 (23.08%) SAS
3 2 (15.38%) nginx
4 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
4 1 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (53.85%) Akamai
3 4 (30.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (30.77%) Amazon S3
3 4 (30.77%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (30.77%) Serverless
3 4 (30.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (23.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) tcpdump
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) SSL
6 1 (7.69%) DMZ
6 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MySQL
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.69%) Couchbase
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
4 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (61.54%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
1 7 (53.85%) Lead Architect
1 7 (53.85%) Lead Solutions Architect
1 7 (53.85%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (30.77%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) AWS Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) 802.1X
1 7 (53.85%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) Kafka
3 2 (15.38%) LDAP
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) CGI
4 1 (7.69%) Memcached
4 1 (7.69%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) EMC VNX
1 7 (53.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Fedora
4 2 (15.38%) CentOS
4 2 (15.38%) Debian
5 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Deployment
1 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (53.85%) Analytics
2 7 (53.85%) Architectural Design
2 7 (53.85%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Auto-Scaling
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 2 (15.38%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) High Availability
6 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Varnish
1 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (53.85%) vSphere
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Docker
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.69%) NFS
6 1 (7.69%) Samba
6 1 (7.69%) Snort
6 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) Puppet
2 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (53.85%) vCenter Server
4 5 (38.46%) Terraform
5 4 (30.77%) Ansible
5 4 (30.77%) Kubernetes
6 2 (15.38%) HAProxy
7 1 (7.69%) Cacti
7 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
7 1 (7.69%) Kibana
7 1 (7.69%) MIIS
7 1 (7.69%) Nagios
7 1 (7.69%) Packer
7 1 (7.69%) SCCM
7 1 (7.69%) SCOM
7 1 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Arista
3 7 (53.85%) Blue Coat
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) EMC
3 7 (53.85%) F5
3 7 (53.85%) Palo Alto
3 7 (53.85%) Riverbed
3 7 (53.85%) Unisys
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (7.69%) Dynatrace
6 1 (7.69%) Splunk
6 1 (7.69%) WSO2