Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 731 836
Rank change year-on-year -115 +105 +17
Contract jobs citing Squid 33 157 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.15% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 1.22% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 63 30
UK median daily rate £408 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +15.29% +8.97%
10th Percentile £179 £359 £213
90th Percentile £565 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £444
% change year-on-year -23.53% -4.23% +13.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
UK median hourly rate £16.41 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 - -

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 12857 12848 11682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 12.35% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8345 8050 6665
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £158 £173 £158
90th Percentile £606 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 876 1253
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.88 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Squid over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -103 26 £450 -8.16% 4
UK excluding London +36 22 £325 -23.53% 2
West Midlands +33 10 - - 1
Midlands +24 10 - - 1
London -140 10 £500 +0.45% 2
Scotland -7 7 £313 -
South West - 3 - -
North of England +47 1 £450 +5.88%
North West +16 1 £450 +5.88%
South East +4 1 £250 -47.37% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 23 (69.70%) DNS
2 22 (66.67%) Linux
3 21 (63.64%) Apache
4 20 (60.61%) VMware
5 19 (57.58%) Load Balancing
5 19 (57.58%) CentOS
5 19 (57.58%) Configuration Management
5 19 (57.58%) Postfix
6 18 (54.55%) Bash Shell
6 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
7 17 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (51.52%) SC Cleared
7 17 (51.52%) Docker
7 17 (51.52%) DevOps
7 17 (51.52%) Coaching
8 16 (48.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (48.48%) Kubernetes
8 16 (48.48%) logstash
8 16 (48.48%) Ansible
8 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
8 16 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (48.48%) Puppet
8 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (48.48%) Maven
8 16 (48.48%) Service Management
9 15 (45.45%) HTTP
9 15 (45.45%) Tomcat
9 15 (45.45%) Ant
9 15 (45.45%) JUnit
9 15 (45.45%) SSH

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 21 (63.64%) Apache
2 15 (45.45%) Confluence
2 15 (45.45%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (45.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 16 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (42.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 14 (42.42%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (42.42%) Amazon ELB
2 14 (42.42%) Amazon S3
2 14 (42.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (9.09%) Office 365
5 1 (3.03%) GitHub
5 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.03%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) DNS
2 15 (45.45%) HTTP
2 15 (45.45%) OpenLDAP
2 15 (45.45%) OpenVPN
2 15 (45.45%) SSH
3 9 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (27.27%) Firewall
4 8 (24.24%) LAN
4 8 (24.24%) WAN
5 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
5 5 (15.15%) FTP
5 5 (15.15%) Internet
5 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
6 4 (12.12%) MPLS
6 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 4 (12.12%) PBX
6 4 (12.12%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (12.12%) SSL
6 4 (12.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (42.42%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
1 16 (48.48%) Maven
2 15 (45.45%) Ant
2 15 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 15 (45.45%) JIRA
2 15 (45.45%) JUnit
2 15 (45.45%) Liquibase
2 15 (45.45%) SonarQube
2 15 (45.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 14 (42.42%) Bitbucket
4 4 (12.12%) Metasploit
5 1 (3.03%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.03%) Hudson
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Network Support
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) ICT Support
3 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Support Officer
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) ICT Officer
4 1 (3.03%) ICT Support Officer
4 1 (3.03%) Junior DevOps
4 1 (3.03%) Junior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) Elastic Stack
1 15 (45.45%) MCollective
2 14 (42.42%) REST
3 4 (12.12%) LAMP
4 1 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.03%) JMS
4 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) PKI
3 3 (9.09%) RIA
4 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Linux
2 19 (57.58%) CentOS
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
4 5 (15.15%) Unix
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) AIX
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Configuration Management
1 19 (57.58%) Load Balancing
2 17 (51.52%) Coaching
2 17 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (51.52%) DevOps
3 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (48.48%) Continuous Delivery
3 16 (48.48%) Service Management
4 15 (45.45%) Scrum
4 15 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) Line Management
6 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
7 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Open Source
7 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) Bash Shell
2 14 (42.42%) Groovy
2 14 (42.42%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) C
7 1 (3.03%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (51.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.03%) GCP
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Postfix
2 17 (51.52%) Docker
3 15 (45.45%) vCloud
4 14 (42.42%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.21%) Samba
6 4 (12.12%) iptables
6 4 (12.12%) UAG
7 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
8 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (3.03%) Ceph
9 1 (3.03%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) Ansible
1 16 (48.48%) Kubernetes
1 16 (48.48%) logstash
1 16 (48.48%) Puppet
2 15 (45.45%) Docker Swarm
2 15 (45.45%) Kibana
2 15 (45.45%) Rancher
2 15 (45.45%) Terraform
2 15 (45.45%) ZABBIX
3 14 (42.42%) Rsyslog
3 14 (42.42%) Sysdig
4 5 (15.15%) FortiGate
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (12.12%) Nessus
5 4 (12.12%) Nmap
6 3 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (9.09%) Nagios
6 3 (9.09%) Webmin
6 3 (9.09%) Xymon
7 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) VMware
2 15 (45.45%) Sonatype
3 9 (27.27%) Cisco
4 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 5 (15.15%) Avaya
6 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.12%) NEC
6 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) McAfee
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.09%) Veeam
8 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
8 2 (6.06%) EMC
8 2 (6.06%) Tripwire
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle
9 1 (3.03%) SaltStack
9 1 (3.03%) Splunk