Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 555 636 633
Rank change year-on-year +81 -3 -8
Contract jobs citing Squid 2 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.005% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.031% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +77.78% -47.06%
UK median daily rate - £575 £450
% change year-on-year - +27.78% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.95
UK median hourly rate - - £13.95

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 6,483 7,928 6,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.38% 15.09% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,993 4,703 3,995
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £160 £145
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £425
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 618 551
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +2.28% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.39 £10.20
90th Percentile £46.75 £44.25 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.33 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.30% - -

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 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 26 January 2020. 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
Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Squid
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (100.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (100.00%) VMware