Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 176 215
Rank change year-on-year -28 +39 -40
Contract jobs citing Squid 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.079% 0.17% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 1.51% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £450 - -
England median daily rate £550 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £13.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.76% - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £31.95 -
% change year-on-year -38.97% - -

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 733 531 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.45% 11.55% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 330 327
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -0.64% +20.00%
10th Percentile £150 £176 £163
90th Percentile £575 £563 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 43 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.60 £21.00 £19.28
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

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 16 October 2018. 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 -2 3 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £450 -
Squid
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Squid.

1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 3 (75.00%) LAMP
2 3 (75.00%) Samba
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) iptables
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) CentOS
3 2 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (50.00%) Postfix
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script

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 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) GSM
4 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (25.00%) PABX
4 1 (25.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) LAMP
1 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) CGI
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (25.00%) Memcached
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (25.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) CentOS
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (25.00%) RHCE
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) iptables
1 3 (75.00%) Samba
2 2 (50.00%) Postfix
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
3 1 (25.00%) Varnish
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (25.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (25.00%) Nmap
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) SELinux
2 1 (25.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) NEC
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) WSO2