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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Squid Cache
Rank 127 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Squid 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% - -
As % of the System Software category 0.45% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Squid
England

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
221 203 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.60% 9.62% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 90 50
Average daily rate £300 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £163 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Squid
England

Squid
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Websense
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 1 (100.00%) Snort
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) GPG13

Squid
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Websense
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Sourcefire