Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 848 750
Rank change year-on-year -16 -98 +95
Contract jobs citing Squid 30 33 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.033% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.26% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 64
UK median daily rate £550 £408 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.97% -17.26% +15.88%
10th Percentile £395 £179 £359
90th Percentile £675 £565 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £425
% change year-on-year +23.08% -23.53% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £16.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.30% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £16.41 -
% change year-on-year +46.30% - -

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 15,655 12,747 12,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 12.57% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,219 8,263 8,116
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £181 £157 £173
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.87% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 714 886
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.18 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.67% -6.25%

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 19 November 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 8 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 19 November 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 +7 30 £550 +22.22% 4
London +18 21 £575 +15.00% 1
UK excluding London -14 9 £400 +23.08% 3
South East -17 5 £400 +60.00% 1
East of England - 2 £285 -
Midlands -24 1 - - 1
South West -27 1 - -
West Midlands -30 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (83.33%) Linux
2 22 (73.33%) Puppet
3 20 (66.67%) Apache
4 19 (63.33%) DNS
5 17 (56.67%) VMware
5 17 (56.67%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (53.33%) Ansible
7 15 (50.00%) DevOps
8 14 (46.67%) Docker
8 14 (46.67%) Postfix
9 13 (43.33%) Git (software)
9 13 (43.33%) JIRA
9 13 (43.33%) Bash Shell
9 13 (43.33%) Confluence
9 13 (43.33%) Kubernetes
10 12 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (40.00%) Bitbucket
10 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
10 12 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (40.00%) ZABBIX
10 12 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (40.00%) CentOS
11 11 (36.67%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (36.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 11 (36.67%) Sysdig
12 10 (33.33%) SSH
12 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
12 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing

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 20 (66.67%) Apache
2 13 (43.33%) Confluence
3 9 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (30.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (20.00%) nginx
5 1 (3.33%) JBoss
5 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 11 (36.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 9 (30.00%) Amazon S3
5 3 (10.00%) GitHub
6 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (3.33%) Office 365
6 1 (3.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) SSH
3 9 (30.00%) HTTP
3 9 (30.00%) OpenLDAP
3 9 (30.00%) OpenVPN
4 8 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (13.33%) DHCP
6 3 (10.00%) DKIM
6 3 (10.00%) DMARC
6 3 (10.00%) Kerberos
6 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (10.00%) SSL
6 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) FTP
7 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (3.33%) Internet
8 1 (3.33%) LAN
8 1 (3.33%) MPLS
8 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (30.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Git (software)
1 13 (43.33%) JIRA
2 12 (40.00%) Bitbucket
2 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (30.00%) Ant
3 9 (30.00%) JUnit
3 9 (30.00%) Liquibase
3 9 (30.00%) Maven
3 9 (30.00%) SonarQube
4 3 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (10.00%) FishEye
4 3 (10.00%) GitLab
5 1 (3.33%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Administrator
2 9 (30.00%) AWS DevOps
2 9 (30.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) AWS Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (23.33%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 3 (10.00%) JIRA Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Windows Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
1 9 (30.00%) MCollective
2 8 (26.67%) REST
3 4 (13.33%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) CGI
4 1 (3.33%) FastCGI
4 1 (3.33%) LAMP
4 1 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (3.33%) Memcached
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) CentOS
3 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 6 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.33%) Debian
6 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.00%) CoreOS
7 3 (10.00%) Unix
8 1 (3.33%) RancherOS
8 1 (3.33%) Solaris
8 1 (3.33%) SUSE
8 1 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) DevOps
2 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 10 (33.33%) Service Management
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (6.67%) Analytics
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Event Correlation
8 2 (6.67%) High Availability
8 2 (6.67%) Information Security
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) SIEM
8 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Bash Shell
2 10 (33.33%) Java
3 9 (30.00%) Python
4 8 (26.67%) Groovy
5 6 (20.00%) Perl
5 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (13.33%) Ruby
7 3 (10.00%) Go
8 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.33%) C
9 1 (3.33%) C#
9 1 (3.33%) C++
9 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) CEH
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) GCIA
2 2 (6.67%) GCIH
2 2 (6.67%) GWAPT
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) RHCA
3 1 (3.33%) RHCE
3 1 (3.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Docker
1 14 (46.67%) Postfix
2 9 (30.00%) vCloud
3 8 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.67%) vSphere
6 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.67%) iptables
7 2 (6.67%) Snort
7 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (3.33%) Ceph
8 1 (3.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (73.33%) Puppet
2 16 (53.33%) Ansible
3 13 (43.33%) Kubernetes
4 12 (40.00%) ZABBIX
5 11 (36.67%) Sysdig
6 9 (30.00%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (30.00%) Kibana
6 9 (30.00%) logstash
6 9 (30.00%) Rancher
6 9 (30.00%) Terraform
7 8 (26.67%) Rsyslog
8 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (13.33%) HAProxy
10 3 (10.00%) Graphite
10 3 (10.00%) Prometheus
10 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (10.00%) rkt
11 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
12 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 9 (30.00%) Sonatype
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) Clearswift
5 3 (10.00%) Dynatrace
5 3 (10.00%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) ArcSight
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Huawei
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) Gemalto
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) SaltStack