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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Squid over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Squid Cache
England / West Midlands
Rank - - 109
Contract jobs citing Squid 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.13%
As % of the System Software category - - 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £418
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
210 187 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.70% 7.34% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 79 107
Median daily rate £400 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.15 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +3.12%

Squid
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Squid as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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