Period
to 25 May 2018

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 6 months to 25 May 2018 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
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 790 836
Rank change year-on-year -59 +46 -12
Contract jobs citing Squid 39 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.050% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.44% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 30
UK median daily rate £258 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.41% +21.43% -16.77%
10th Percentile £210 £320 £325
90th Percentile £458 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -40.00% +14.29% -14.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.95% - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,611 10,153 12,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 11.23% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,808 6,470 7,318
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +13.07%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £170
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 657 936
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +1.47% +0.11%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.46
90th Percentile £45.61 £47.00 £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

Squid
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Squid as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 6 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 6 months to 25 May 2018. 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
England -47 39 £258 -39.41% 6
UK excluding London -27 20 £240 -40.00% 5
London -58 19 £431 -9.21% 1
East of England - 14 £240 - 2
Midlands - 6 £450 -
West Midlands - 6 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 with a requirement for Squid.

1 25 (64.10%) Load Balancing
2 23 (58.97%) VMware
3 20 (51.28%) Linux
4 19 (48.72%) Windows
4 19 (48.72%) Service Management
5 18 (46.15%) SSL
5 18 (46.15%) DevOps
5 18 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 17 (43.59%) Jenkins
7 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (38.46%) CentOS
8 15 (38.46%) ITIL
8 15 (38.46%) Ansible
8 15 (38.46%) Terraform
9 14 (35.90%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (35.90%) Apache
9 14 (35.90%) Tomcat
9 14 (35.90%) Change Management
9 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
11 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
11 12 (30.77%) Postfix
11 12 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (30.77%) Puppet
11 12 (30.77%) OpenVPN
12 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
12 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
12 11 (28.21%) PostgreSQL

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 14 (35.90%) Apache
1 14 (35.90%) Elasticsearch
1 14 (35.90%) Tomcat
2 10 (25.64%) nginx
3 5 (12.82%) Apache Spark
3 5 (12.82%) Confluence
4 3 (7.69%) JBoss
5 2 (5.13%) GlassFish
5 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (23.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 9 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (23.08%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (23.08%) Amazon S3
2 9 (23.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (12.82%) AWS CloudTrail
4 5 (12.82%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (12.82%) Serverless
5 2 (5.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) SSL
2 12 (30.77%) OpenVPN
3 10 (25.64%) DNS
3 10 (25.64%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (17.95%) Network Security
4 7 (17.95%) VPN
5 6 (15.38%) Firewall
6 5 (12.82%) SSH
7 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (10.26%) HTTP
8 2 (5.13%) FTP
8 2 (5.13%) Internet
8 2 (5.13%) Kerberos
8 2 (5.13%) LAN
8 2 (5.13%) MPLS
8 2 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (5.13%) SAN
8 2 (5.13%) VoIP
8 2 (5.13%) WAN
8 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (20.51%) MySQL
4 6 (15.38%) Hadoop
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.13%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.13%) Redis
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Jenkins
2 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 10 (25.64%) Artifactory
3 10 (25.64%) JIRA
3 10 (25.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (23.08%) Maven
5 5 (12.82%) Ant
5 5 (12.82%) Gerrit
5 5 (12.82%) JUnit
5 5 (12.82%) Liquibase
5 5 (12.82%) SonarQube
6 4 (10.26%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
7 2 (5.13%) MSBuild
7 2 (5.13%) Subversion
7 2 (5.13%) webpack
8 1 (2.56%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 15 (38.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 14 (35.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
5 12 (30.77%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
6 11 (28.21%) Web Analyst
6 11 (28.21%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support
7 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 7 (17.95%) Email Analyst
8 7 (17.95%) Operational Support Analyst
8 7 (17.95%) Operations Support Analyst
9 6 (15.38%) Web Applications Analyst
9 6 (15.38%) Web Support Analyst
10 5 (12.82%) Applications Support
10 5 (12.82%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (12.82%) Server Analyst
10 5 (12.82%) Web Applications Support
11 4 (10.26%) Platform Engineer
12 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (23.08%) LAMP
3 7 (17.95%) Node.js
4 6 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (15.38%) REST
5 5 (12.82%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (12.82%) MCollective
6 4 (10.26%) LDAP
7 2 (5.13%) Ajax
7 2 (5.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.13%) CGI
7 2 (5.13%) JSON
7 2 (5.13%) Memcached
7 2 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (5.13%) Redux
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) Spring
7 2 (5.13%) Spring Boot
7 2 (5.13%) XML
8 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) PKI
2 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Linux
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 18 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (38.46%) CentOS
6 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (12.82%) CoreOS
9 2 (5.13%) Debian
9 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
9 2 (5.13%) Unix
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Load Balancing
2 19 (48.72%) Service Management
3 18 (46.15%) DevOps
4 15 (38.46%) ITIL
5 14 (35.90%) Change Management
6 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.95%) High Availability
8 7 (17.95%) Scrum
9 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
10 5 (12.82%) Task Automation
11 4 (10.26%) Coaching
11 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (7.69%) Migration
12 3 (7.69%) Open Source
12 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery
13 2 (5.13%) Front End Development
13 2 (5.13%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) Bash Shell
1 9 (23.08%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) Ruby
4 5 (12.82%) Go
5 4 (10.26%) Groovy
5 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) Perl
6 2 (5.13%) PHP
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (30.77%) Postfix
3 10 (25.64%) Docker
4 9 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (12.82%) HDFS
5 5 (12.82%) vCloud
6 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
6 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (10.26%) Samba
7 3 (7.69%) iptables
8 2 (5.13%) NFS
8 2 (5.13%) ProxySG
8 2 (5.13%) Varnish
8 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (5.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) Ansible
1 15 (38.46%) Terraform
2 12 (30.77%) Puppet
3 10 (25.64%) Kibana
3 10 (25.64%) Kubernetes
3 10 (25.64%) logstash
3 10 (25.64%) Nagios
3 10 (25.64%) ZABBIX
4 9 (23.08%) Sysdig
5 7 (17.95%) HAProxy
6 5 (12.82%) Consul
6 5 (12.82%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (12.82%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (12.82%) Packer
6 5 (12.82%) Prometheus
6 5 (12.82%) Rancher
6 5 (12.82%) rkt
7 4 (10.26%) Rsyslog
8 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (5.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) VMware
2 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) Splunk
4 5 (12.82%) ForgeRock
4 5 (12.82%) Sonatype
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.13%) Juniper
6 2 (5.13%) Meraki
6 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.13%) WSO2
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) NEC