The table below looks at the statistics for Squid skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Squid over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 104 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Squid 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.23% -
As % of the System Software category 4.44% 3.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£434 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £391 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
225 154 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.67% 7.22% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 53 51
Average daily rate £300 £298 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 44 46
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.15 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £22.69 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Squid
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Squid across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Squid Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Squid
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Squid across the West Midlands region.

Squid Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Squid
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Squid also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Squid.

1 10 (90.91%) Linux
1 10 (90.91%) JBoss
1 10 (90.91%) Apache
1 10 (90.91%) J2EE
1 10 (90.91%) Oracle
1 10 (90.91%) WebLogic
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
1 10 (90.91%) Java
1 10 (90.91%) Subversion
1 10 (90.91%) Maven
1 10 (90.91%) Puppet
1 10 (90.91%) Hudson
1 10 (90.91%) Jenkins
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
2 8 (72.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 8 (72.73%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Open Source
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) AIX
2 8 (72.73%) Solaris
3 6 (54.55%) Perl
3 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
3 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 6 (54.55%) BEA
3 6 (54.55%) DevOps
3 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Squid also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Squid. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (90.91%) JBoss
1 10 (90.91%) Apache
1 10 (90.91%) WebLogic
2 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
2 6 (54.55%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Subversion
1 10 (90.91%) Maven
1 10 (90.91%) Hudson
1 10 (90.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Architect
2 8 (72.73%) Platform Architect
3 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) J2EE
2 8 (72.73%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Open Source
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) AIX
2 8 (72.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) DevOps
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (9.09%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
3 6 (54.55%) BEA
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
4 1 (9.09%) Websense
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint