The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 620 616
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4  
Contract jobs citing Squid 17 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.34% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 1
Median daily rate £400 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -30.00%  
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5084 5919 5511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 10.93% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3238 3608 3035
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 458 641
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Squid
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Squid in the UK

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Squid over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Squid in the UK

Squid
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Squid in the UK

Squid
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 30 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
England +42 12 £350 -6.66% 8
London +36 7 £425 - 4
Scotland +24 4 £413 +32.00%
Glasgow - 4 £413 -
Berkshire +21 3 £340 -2.85% 2
South East +13 3 £340 -2.85% 2
Slough - 3 £340 - 1
North West +28 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Manchester +14 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Croydon - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Squid.

1 44 (75.86%) Linux
2 38 (65.52%) Jenkins
3 36 (62.07%) Docker
4 35 (60.34%) Puppet
5 33 (56.90%) Apache
5 33 (56.90%) Oracle
5 33 (56.90%) VMware
6 31 (53.45%) DNS
7 30 (51.72%) Postfix
8 29 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 29 (50.00%) logstash
8 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (48.28%) Service Management
10 27 (46.55%) Configuration Management
10 27 (46.55%) Ansible
10 27 (46.55%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (44.83%) OpenVPN
11 26 (44.83%) Security Cleared
11 26 (44.83%) SSH
12 25 (43.10%) SC Cleared
13 24 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (41.38%) JIRA
13 24 (41.38%) Maven
13 24 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (41.38%) Scrum
13 24 (41.38%) Ant
13 24 (41.38%) JUnit
13 24 (41.38%) ZABBIX
13 24 (41.38%) OpenLDAP
13 24 (41.38%) DevOps

Squid
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (56.90%) Apache
2 24 (41.38%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (37.93%) nginx
4 21 (36.21%) Confluence
5 11 (18.97%) Tomcat
6 5 (8.62%) JBoss
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (29.31%) HipChat
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (46.55%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.07%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (6.90%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (6.90%) Amazon S3
4 4 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) DNS
2 26 (44.83%) OpenVPN
2 26 (44.83%) SSH
3 24 (41.38%) OpenLDAP
4 16 (27.59%) VPN
5 14 (24.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (22.41%) IPsec
7 6 (10.34%) HTTP
7 6 (10.34%) LDAP
8 3 (5.17%) Firewall
9 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (3.45%) PuTTY
9 2 (3.45%) SSL
10 1 (1.72%) BGP
10 1 (1.72%) IPv4
10 1 (1.72%) IPv6
10 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.72%) SNMP
10 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (39.66%) Oracle Database
3 17 (29.31%) Hadoop
4 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (12.07%) MySQL
6 5 (8.62%) Endeca
7 4 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (5.17%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (65.52%) Jenkins
2 29 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 24 (41.38%) Ant
3 24 (41.38%) JIRA
3 24 (41.38%) JUnit
3 24 (41.38%) Liquibase
3 24 (41.38%) Maven
3 24 (41.38%) SonarQube
3 24 (41.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (29.31%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (10.34%) Bitbucket
6 5 (8.62%) Subversion
7 1 (1.72%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (3.45%) Electronics
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.45%) Marketing
1 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Consultant
3 9 (15.52%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) DBA
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Architect
7 4 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Azure Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Linux Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Digital Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (41.38%) Elastic Stack
1 24 (41.38%) MCollective
2 20 (34.48%) Software Packaging
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (12.07%) Memcached
5 5 (8.62%) J2EE
5 5 (8.62%) LAMP
6 4 (6.90%) REST
7 2 (3.45%) CGI
7 2 (3.45%) Embperl
7 2 (3.45%) FastCGI
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (75.86%) Linux
2 22 (37.93%) CentOS
3 13 (22.41%) RancherOS
3 13 (22.41%) VyOS
4 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.62%) Unix
6 4 (6.90%) AIX
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.45%) SUSE
7 2 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.72%) Windows
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) Service Management
3 27 (46.55%) Configuration Management
4 24 (41.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 24 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (41.38%) DevOps
4 24 (41.38%) Scrum
5 20 (34.48%) Identity Management
5 20 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (34.48%) Workflow
6 8 (13.79%) Data Architecture
6 8 (13.79%) Data Migration
6 8 (13.79%) Migration
7 7 (12.07%) Open Source
7 7 (12.07%) Quality Management
8 6 (10.34%) Coaching
8 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.34%) Load Balancing
9 5 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) Shell Script
2 16 (27.59%) Bash Shell
3 11 (18.97%) Java
4 10 (17.24%) PHP
5 7 (12.07%) Perl
6 5 (8.62%) Ruby
7 4 (6.90%) Groovy
8 2 (3.45%) C
8 2 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (3.45%) Go
8 2 (3.45%) Python
8 2 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 25 (43.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (8.62%) Degree
4 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) CLAS
6 3 (5.17%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.72%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) CCNP
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) ISO27005
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (62.07%) Docker
2 30 (51.72%) Postfix
3 24 (41.38%) vCloud
4 9 (15.52%) Corosync
5 6 (10.34%) NFS
5 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (8.62%) iptables
6 5 (8.62%) Varnish
6 5 (8.62%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (6.90%) Samba
7 4 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.17%) Snort
9 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
10 1 (1.72%) KVM
10 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.72%) Xen
10 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (60.34%) Puppet
2 29 (50.00%) logstash
3 27 (46.55%) Ansible
4 24 (41.38%) Docker Swarm
4 24 (41.38%) Kibana
4 24 (41.38%) Kubernetes
4 24 (41.38%) Rancher
4 24 (41.38%) Terraform
4 24 (41.38%) ZABBIX
5 15 (25.86%) HAProxy
6 14 (24.14%) Consul
6 14 (24.14%) Packer
7 9 (15.52%) Nagios
7 9 (15.52%) Pacemaker
8 5 (8.62%) Graphite
9 4 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (6.90%) Rsyslog
9 4 (6.90%) SCOM
9 4 (6.90%) SELinux
9 4 (6.90%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) Oracle
1 33 (56.90%) VMware
2 24 (41.38%) Sonatype
3 14 (24.14%) AppDynamics
4 13 (22.41%) Red Hat
4 13 (22.41%) Vyatta
5 4 (6.90%) ArcSight
5 4 (6.90%) EMC
5 4 (6.90%) Tripwire
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.45%) SAP
7 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco
8 1 (1.72%) Citrix
8 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.72%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.72%) Sophos
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