Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 176 196
Contract jobs citing Squid 0 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.26% 0.019%
As % of the System Software category - 2.31% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £550 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.95 -
England median hourly rate - £13.95 -

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 738 519 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.99% 11.08% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 294 241
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +8.80%
10th Percentile £159 £153 £120
90th Percentile £544 £540 £519
England median daily rate £475 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +6.74% +7.88% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 43 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08% +9.26%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.55 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.53 £21.80 £21.47
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.45 £16.15
% change year-on-year -2.75% +1.87% +4.19%

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