Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 848 768 848
Rank change year-on-year -80 +80 -28
Contract jobs citing Squid 26 84 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.087% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.72% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 44 33
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +23.38% -4.94%
10th Percentile £283 £366 £331
90th Percentile £558 £544 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £423 £350
% change year-on-year -46.75% +20.71% -14.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £14.95 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.95 - -

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 12,920 11,653 10,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.72% 12.14% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 7,277 6,347
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.36% +1.45% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 840 1,104
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.35 £43.80 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -83 25 £450 -5.26% 9
London -102 18 £450 -7.93% 1
UK excluding London -17 8 £225 -46.75% 8
Midlands +9 7 - - 1
West Midlands - 7 - -
Scotland -11 1 £225 -43.75%

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 21 (80.77%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 19 (73.08%) Apache
3 19 (73.08%) Tomcat
3 19 (73.08%) CentOS
3 19 (73.08%) DevOps
4 18 (69.23%) Jenkins
4 18 (69.23%) Ansible
4 18 (69.23%) Terraform
5 17 (65.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (65.38%) Elastic Stack
5 17 (65.38%) Docker
5 17 (65.38%) logstash
5 17 (65.38%) Kibana
5 17 (65.38%) Kubernetes
5 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
5 17 (65.38%) ZABBIX
5 17 (65.38%) OpenLDAP
5 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
5 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
5 17 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (65.38%) Puppet
5 17 (65.38%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (61.54%) Bash Shell
6 16 (61.54%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (61.54%) Amazon S3
6 16 (61.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 16 (61.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (61.54%) Amazon ELB
6 16 (61.54%) Amazon RDS

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 (80.77%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (73.08%) Apache
2 19 (73.08%) Tomcat
3 12 (46.15%) Confluence
4 6 (23.08%) nginx
5 5 (19.23%) Apache Spark
6 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 17 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (61.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 16 (61.54%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (61.54%) Amazon ELB
2 16 (61.54%) Amazon S3
2 16 (61.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (19.23%) AWS CloudTrail
3 5 (19.23%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (19.23%) Serverless
4 2 (7.69%) npm
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) OpenLDAP
2 15 (57.69%) OpenVPN
3 14 (53.85%) DNS
4 12 (46.15%) SSH
5 11 (42.31%) HTTP
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 3 (11.54%) LAN
7 3 (11.54%) Network Security
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) WAN
8 2 (7.69%) FTP
8 2 (7.69%) GSM
8 2 (7.69%) Internet
8 2 (7.69%) MPLS
8 2 (7.69%) PBX
8 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (7.69%) SAN
8 2 (7.69%) SSL
8 2 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (61.54%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
4 5 (19.23%) MySQL
5 2 (7.69%) Redis
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) Jenkins
2 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (65.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 14 (53.85%) Maven
4 13 (50.00%) JIRA
5 12 (46.15%) Ant
5 12 (46.15%) JUnit
5 12 (46.15%) Liquibase
5 12 (46.15%) SonarQube
6 11 (42.31%) Bitbucket
7 6 (23.08%) Artifactory
8 2 (7.69%) Metasploit
8 2 (7.69%) webpack
9 1 (3.85%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 1 (3.85%) Gerrit
9 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (7.69%) React Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (46.15%) MCollective
3 11 (42.31%) REST
4 7 (26.92%) LAMP
4 7 (26.92%) Node.js
5 5 (19.23%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (19.23%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (7.69%) Apache Camel
6 2 (7.69%) LDAP
6 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (7.69%) Redux
6 2 (7.69%) Spring
6 2 (7.69%) Spring Boot
7 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 19 (73.08%) CentOS
3 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (19.23%) CoreOS
5 3 (11.54%) Windows
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.69%) Unix
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) DevOps
2 14 (53.85%) Load Balancing
3 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 13 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (46.15%) Coaching
4 12 (46.15%) Scrum
4 12 (46.15%) Service Management
5 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Line Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security Management
8 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Bash Shell
2 13 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) Groovy
4 6 (23.08%) Python
4 6 (23.08%) Ruby
5 5 (19.23%) Go
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Docker
2 15 (57.69%) Postfix
3 12 (46.15%) vCloud
3 12 (46.15%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (19.23%) HDFS
5 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
6 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.69%) iptables
6 2 (7.69%) ProxySG
6 2 (7.69%) Samba
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (69.23%) Ansible
1 18 (69.23%) Terraform
2 17 (65.38%) Kibana
2 17 (65.38%) Kubernetes
2 17 (65.38%) logstash
2 17 (65.38%) Puppet
2 17 (65.38%) ZABBIX
3 16 (61.54%) Sysdig
4 12 (46.15%) Docker Swarm
4 12 (46.15%) Rancher
5 11 (42.31%) Rsyslog
6 7 (26.92%) Nagios
7 5 (19.23%) Consul
7 5 (19.23%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (19.23%) Packer
7 5 (19.23%) Prometheus
7 5 (19.23%) rkt
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (7.69%) Nessus
8 2 (7.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Sonatype
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) ForgeRock
5 4 (15.38%) Splunk
6 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (7.69%) Meraki
7 2 (7.69%) NEC
7 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.85%) Avaya
8 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee