Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 October 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 94 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - -
Contract jobs citing Squid 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.21% 0.33% -
As % of the System Software category 1.45% 2.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median daily rate - - -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £13.95 -
% change year-on-year +39.76% - -

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 advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 207 196 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.46% 13.03% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 142 93
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £145 £207 £142
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £378
% change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -15.13% -4.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.95 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.60 £19.05 £23.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.89 £14.28 £13.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +9.83% -13.33%

Squid
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Squid as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Squid in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Squid.

1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Samba
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) Kerberos
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (66.67%) Postfix
2 2 (66.67%) iptables
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

Squid
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Kerberos
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) PABX
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Metasploit
1 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) CGI
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Memcached
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Samba
2 2 (66.67%) iptables
2 2 (66.67%) Postfix
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) NFS
3 1 (33.33%) Varnish
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Nessus
1 1 (33.33%) Nmap
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) NEC
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) WSO2