Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 814 801
Rank change year-on-year -45 -13 +44
Contract jobs citing Squid 41 46 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.41% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 48
UK median daily rate £450 £408 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% -10.38% +5.51%
10th Percentile £222 £254 £321
90th Percentile £650 £565 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -40.00% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 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 14,620 11,331 13,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.32% 11.82% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,438 7,293 8,247
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 639 874
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £16.28 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.55% -1.33% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £47.10 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% -6.06% +6.45%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +1 41 £450 +12.36% 3
London -14 22 £575 +19.17% 2
UK excluding London -36 19 £240 -40.00% 1
East of England - 14 £240 -
Midlands -12 5 £450 - 1
West Midlands -25 5 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 28 (68.29%) Load Balancing
2 27 (65.85%) VMware
3 23 (56.10%) Linux
3 23 (56.10%) Service Management
4 21 (51.22%) DevOps
5 19 (46.34%) SSL
6 18 (43.90%) Windows
6 18 (43.90%) Ansible
6 18 (43.90%) Jenkins
7 17 (41.46%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (41.46%) JIRA
8 16 (39.02%) Apache
8 16 (39.02%) Puppet
8 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (39.02%) Windows Server
9 15 (36.59%) Git (software)
9 15 (36.59%) Postfix
9 15 (36.59%) ITIL
9 15 (36.59%) DNS
9 15 (36.59%) Change Management
10 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (34.15%) CentOS
10 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (31.71%) OpenVPN
11 13 (31.71%) Confluence
11 13 (31.71%) Terraform
11 13 (31.71%) Docker
11 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (31.71%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (29.27%) Virtual Private Cloud

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 16 (39.02%) Apache
2 13 (31.71%) Confluence
3 10 (24.39%) Tomcat
4 9 (21.95%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (21.95%) nginx
5 2 (4.88%) GlassFish
5 2 (4.88%) IIS
5 2 (4.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 17 (41.46%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (29.27%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (29.27%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (29.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 11 (26.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 9 (21.95%) Amazon S3
5 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (7.32%) GitHub
7 1 (2.44%) Office 365
7 1 (2.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (46.34%) SSL
2 15 (36.59%) DNS
3 13 (31.71%) OpenVPN
4 9 (21.95%) HTTP
4 9 (21.95%) OpenLDAP
4 9 (21.95%) SSH
5 6 (14.63%) Firewall
5 6 (14.63%) Network Security
5 6 (14.63%) VPN
6 4 (9.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (9.76%) Kerberos
7 3 (7.32%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.88%) FTP
8 2 (4.88%) Internet
8 2 (4.88%) LAN
8 2 (4.88%) MPLS
8 2 (4.88%) VoIP
8 2 (4.88%) WAN
8 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (14.63%) MySQL
4 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.88%) Couchbase
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.44%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Jenkins
2 17 (41.46%) JIRA
3 15 (36.59%) Git (software)
4 12 (29.27%) Bitbucket
4 12 (29.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (26.83%) Maven
6 9 (21.95%) Ant
6 9 (21.95%) JUnit
6 9 (21.95%) Liquibase
6 9 (21.95%) SonarQube
7 7 (17.07%) Artifactory
8 4 (9.76%) Gerrit
9 3 (7.32%) FishEye
9 3 (7.32%) GitLab
9 3 (7.32%) Subversion
10 2 (4.88%) Bugzilla
10 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
11 1 (2.44%) Arsenale Dataplane
11 1 (2.44%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 13 (31.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (31.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 13 (31.71%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (29.27%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) Web Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (19.51%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (19.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (17.07%) Email Analyst
6 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (17.07%) Operational Support Analyst
6 7 (17.07%) Operations Support Analyst
7 6 (14.63%) Web Applications Analyst
7 6 (14.63%) Web Support Analyst
8 5 (12.20%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (12.20%) Server Analyst
8 5 (12.20%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) REST
2 9 (21.95%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (21.95%) MCollective
3 6 (14.63%) LDAP
4 5 (12.20%) LAMP
5 3 (7.32%) CGI
5 3 (7.32%) Memcached
6 2 (4.88%) Ajax
6 2 (4.88%) JSON
6 2 (4.88%) SOAP
6 2 (4.88%) XML
7 1 (2.44%) FastCGI
7 1 (2.44%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (2.44%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) PKI
2 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.88%) Wiki
3 1 (2.44%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 18 (43.90%) Windows
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server
4 14 (34.15%) CentOS
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (12.20%) Ubuntu
7 3 (7.32%) CoreOS
7 3 (7.32%) Unix
8 2 (4.88%) Debian
9 1 (2.44%) Solaris
9 1 (2.44%) SUSE
9 1 (2.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Load Balancing
2 23 (56.10%) Service Management
3 21 (51.22%) DevOps
4 15 (36.59%) Change Management
4 15 (36.59%) ITIL
5 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (26.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.07%) Scrum
9 6 (14.63%) High Availability
10 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.76%) Task Automation
11 3 (7.32%) Reverse Engineering
12 2 (4.88%) Analytics
12 2 (4.88%) Change Control
12 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
12 2 (4.88%) SIEM
12 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) Groovy
3 6 (14.63%) Python
3 6 (14.63%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Ruby
4 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.32%) Go
5 3 (7.32%) Perl
5 3 (7.32%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) C#
7 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) CEH
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) GCIA
2 2 (4.88%) GCIH
2 2 (4.88%) GWAPT
2 2 (4.88%) RHCE
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.44%) RHCA
3 1 (2.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (36.59%) Postfix
3 13 (31.71%) Docker
4 12 (29.27%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (21.95%) vCloud
6 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
6 4 (9.76%) Samba
7 3 (7.32%) iptables
8 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
8 2 (4.88%) NFS
8 2 (4.88%) Snort
8 2 (4.88%) Varnish
8 2 (4.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (43.90%) Ansible
2 16 (39.02%) Puppet
3 13 (31.71%) Terraform
4 12 (29.27%) Kubernetes
4 12 (29.27%) ZABBIX
5 11 (26.83%) Sysdig
6 9 (21.95%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (21.95%) HAProxy
6 9 (21.95%) Kibana
6 9 (21.95%) logstash
6 9 (21.95%) Rancher
7 8 (19.51%) Rsyslog
8 3 (7.32%) Graphite
8 3 (7.32%) Nagios
8 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (7.32%) Prometheus
8 3 (7.32%) rkt
9 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (4.88%) SELinux
9 2 (4.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) VMware
2 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
2 9 (21.95%) Sonatype
3 4 (9.76%) Atlassian
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) Dynatrace
4 3 (7.32%) F5
5 2 (4.88%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) Huawei
5 2 (4.88%) McAfee
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Splunk
5 2 (4.88%) WSO2
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) NEC