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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 618 617
Rank change year-on-year +44 -1  
Contract jobs citing Squid 27 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.048% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.38% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 12
Median daily rate £413 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.27% +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £406
% change year-on-year -2.85% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00

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 5162 6772 5941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.16% 12.59% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4180 3363
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 471 626
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 24 June 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 16 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 24 June 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 +46 19 £401 -11.00% 1
London +13 12 £401 -15.68%
Scotland +50 8 £425 +37.09%
Croydon - 8 - -
Yeovil - 5 - -
Somerset - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 £425 -
South West - 5 - -
West Lothian 0 3 £300 -3.22%
Livingston -2 2 £300 -3.22%
South East +27 1 £350 -22.22%
North West +19 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Bathgate - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 39 (88.64%) Linux
2 30 (68.18%) VMware
2 30 (68.18%) Bash Shell
3 24 (54.55%) DNS
4 22 (50.00%) CentOS
5 19 (43.18%) Red Hat
6 18 (40.91%) Docker
6 18 (40.91%) DevOps
7 17 (38.64%) Ansible
7 17 (38.64%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (38.64%) Puppet
7 17 (38.64%) Security Cleared
7 17 (38.64%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (36.36%) Postfix
8 16 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
8 16 (36.36%) Nagios
9 15 (34.09%) Service Management
9 15 (34.09%) Apache
9 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
9 15 (34.09%) logstash
10 14 (31.82%) Kibana
10 14 (31.82%) Kubernetes
10 14 (31.82%) Elastic Stack
10 14 (31.82%) Terraform
10 14 (31.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (31.82%) PHP
10 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
10 14 (31.82%) ZABBIX
10 14 (31.82%) OpenLDAP

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 15 (34.09%) Apache
2 13 (29.55%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (25.00%) Confluence
3 11 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (6.82%) Apache Spark
5 3 (6.82%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (38.64%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (29.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 13 (29.55%) Amazon ELB
3 13 (29.55%) Amazon S3
3 13 (29.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (13.64%) Office 365
5 3 (6.82%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (6.82%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.27%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) DNS
2 14 (31.82%) OpenLDAP
3 13 (29.55%) OpenVPN
3 13 (29.55%) SSH
4 10 (22.73%) HTTP
5 6 (13.64%) DHCP
5 6 (13.64%) Extranet
5 6 (13.64%) Firewall
5 6 (13.64%) Intranet
6 5 (11.36%) LDAP
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
7 3 (6.82%) VPN
8 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.55%) LAN
8 2 (4.55%) PuTTY
8 2 (4.55%) WAN
9 1 (2.27%) BGP
9 1 (2.27%) FTP
9 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (29.55%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (27.27%) MySQL
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
6 3 (6.82%) MariaDB
7 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
2 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 14 (31.82%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (27.27%) Maven
4 11 (25.00%) Ant
4 11 (25.00%) JIRA
4 11 (25.00%) JUnit
4 11 (25.00%) Liquibase
4 11 (25.00%) SonarQube
5 10 (22.73%) Bitbucket
6 3 (6.82%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.27%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.27%) Hudson
7 1 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Electronics
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) AWS DevOps
2 9 (20.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Linux Specialist
5 6 (13.64%) SharePoint Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.55%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (25.00%) MCollective
3 10 (22.73%) REST
4 6 (13.64%) LAMP
5 5 (11.36%) Memcached
6 3 (6.82%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (6.82%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (6.82%) Node.js
7 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.27%) JMS
7 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) RIA
3 1 (2.27%) CESG
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Linux
2 22 (50.00%) CentOS
3 13 (29.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (18.18%) AIX
4 8 (18.18%) Windows
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) CoreOS
6 3 (6.82%) Unix
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) DevOps
2 15 (34.09%) Service Management
3 13 (29.55%) Configuration Management
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (22.73%) Coaching
7 8 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
8 7 (15.91%) Migration
9 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (13.64%) Web Development
10 5 (11.36%) High Availability
10 5 (11.36%) Test Management
11 3 (6.82%) ITIL
12 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) Bash Shell
2 14 (31.82%) PHP
3 10 (22.73%) Groovy
3 10 (22.73%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
5 7 (15.91%) SQL
6 6 (13.64%) Perl
6 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 4 (9.09%) Ruby
8 3 (6.82%) Go
8 3 (6.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Docker
2 16 (36.36%) Postfix
3 11 (25.00%) vCloud
4 10 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (20.45%) Samba
6 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 8 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
8 5 (11.36%) iptables
8 5 (11.36%) Varnish
9 3 (6.82%) HDFS
9 3 (6.82%) NFS
10 2 (4.55%) Snort
10 2 (4.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (38.64%) Ansible
1 17 (38.64%) Puppet
2 16 (36.36%) Nagios
3 15 (34.09%) logstash
4 14 (31.82%) Kibana
4 14 (31.82%) Kubernetes
4 14 (31.82%) Terraform
4 14 (31.82%) ZABBIX
5 13 (29.55%) Sysdig
6 11 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (25.00%) Rancher
7 10 (22.73%) Rsyslog
8 8 (18.18%) SCOM
8 8 (18.18%) SELinux
8 8 (18.18%) vCenter Server
9 7 (15.91%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (13.64%) Webmin
10 6 (13.64%) Xymon
11 3 (6.82%) Packer
11 3 (6.82%) rkt
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) VMware
2 19 (43.18%) Red Hat
3 11 (25.00%) Sonatype
4 8 (18.18%) ArcSight
4 8 (18.18%) Tripwire
5 7 (15.91%) EMC
5 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.64%) Citrix
6 6 (13.64%) Veeam
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco
7 4 (9.09%) Oracle
8 3 (6.82%) Avaya
8 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.82%) ForgeRock
9 2 (4.55%) SAP
9 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.27%) McAfee
10 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.27%) Splunk