Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 11 December 2017 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 209 177
Rank change year-on-year +34 -32 -8
Contract jobs citing Squid 12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.017% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 2.23% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £450 £490 £425
% change year-on-year -8.16% +15.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 - -
England median hourly rate £14.41 - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 539 498 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.98% 8.36% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 268 208
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £154 £132 £150
90th Percentile £550 £519 £485
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 57 77
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.10 £14.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £21.70 £21.47 £33.55
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -

Squid
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Squid as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Squid in the West Midlands

Squid
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Squid 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Squid within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 9 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Squid
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Squid also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Squid.

1 12 (100.00%) Apache
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
1 12 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 12 (100.00%) Postfix
2 11 (91.67%) Coaching
3 8 (66.67%) Liquibase
3 8 (66.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (66.67%) JIRA
3 8 (66.67%) Rsyslog
3 8 (66.67%) vCloud
3 8 (66.67%) Bitbucket
3 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (66.67%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (66.67%) MCollective
3 8 (66.67%) Ansible
3 8 (66.67%) Docker
3 8 (66.67%) logstash
3 8 (66.67%) DevOps
3 8 (66.67%) Kibana
3 8 (66.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (66.67%) Kubernetes
3 8 (66.67%) SonarQube
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (66.67%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (66.67%) Terraform
3 8 (66.67%) Sonatype
3 8 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus

Squid
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (100.00%) Apache
2 8 (66.67%) Confluence
2 8 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (66.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon ELB
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 8 (66.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
2 8 (66.67%) HTTP
2 8 (66.67%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (66.67%) OpenVPN
2 8 (66.67%) SSH
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) FTP
3 4 (33.33%) GSM
3 4 (33.33%) Kerberos
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) PABX
3 4 (33.33%) PBX
3 4 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (33.33%) SSL
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Ant
1 8 (66.67%) Bitbucket
1 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 8 (66.67%) JIRA
1 8 (66.67%) JUnit
1 8 (66.67%) Liquibase
1 8 (66.67%) Maven
1 8 (66.67%) SonarQube
1 8 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (33.33%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) ICT Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Officer
4 1 (8.33%) ICT Officer
4 1 (8.33%) ICT Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (66.67%) MCollective
1 8 (66.67%) REST
2 4 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (33.33%) PKI
3 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) CentOS
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 11 (91.67%) Coaching
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (66.67%) DevOps
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) Service Management
3 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Line Management
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 8 (66.67%) Groovy
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Postfix
2 8 (66.67%) Docker
2 8 (66.67%) vCloud
2 8 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (33.33%) iptables
3 4 (33.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Ansible
1 8 (66.67%) Docker Swarm
1 8 (66.67%) Kibana
1 8 (66.67%) Kubernetes
1 8 (66.67%) logstash
1 8 (66.67%) Puppet
1 8 (66.67%) Rancher
1 8 (66.67%) Rsyslog
1 8 (66.67%) Sysdig
1 8 (66.67%) Terraform
1 8 (66.67%) ZABBIX
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (33.33%) Nessus
2 4 (33.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Sonatype
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) NEC