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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Squid Cache
Rank 97 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing Squid 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.096% -
As % of the System Software category 4.15% 1.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£434 £428 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.31% +7.40%
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
241 145 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.14% 6.96% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 44
Average daily rate £275 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 33 36
Average hourly rate £16.41 £14.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.80 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) J2EE
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) JBoss
1 10 (100.00%) Apache
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Subversion
1 10 (100.00%) Maven
1 10 (100.00%) Puppet
1 10 (100.00%) Hudson
1 10 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (80.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 8 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Open Source
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) AIX
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
3 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (60.00%) BEA
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) Confluence
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 10 (100.00%) JBoss
1 10 (100.00%) Apache
2 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (60.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Subversion
1 10 (100.00%) Maven
1 10 (100.00%) Hudson
1 10 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Architect
2 8 (80.00%) Platform Architect
3 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) J2EE
2 8 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Open Source
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) AIX
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) BC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) BEA