Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 171 205
Rank change year-on-year -16 +34 -24
Contract jobs citing Squid 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.098% 0.069% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.61% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £450 - -
England median daily rate £450 £401 £475
% change year-on-year +12.36% -15.68% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -58.95% - -

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 679 493 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.31% 11.40% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 322 330
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £151 £157 £170
90th Percentile £575 £538 £510
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 31 58
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 £10.94 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £20.00 £22.18
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -4.55%

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 17 August 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 -22 4 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £450 - 2
Squid
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) LDAP
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) LAMP
2 4 (80.00%) Samba
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) MySQL
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) Nagios
3 3 (60.00%) CentOS
3 3 (60.00%) iptables
4 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (40.00%) Cloud Operations
4 2 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (40.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (40.00%) PKI
4 2 (40.00%) WMI

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 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) GlassFish
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) GSM
4 1 (20.00%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Deployment Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) LAMP
1 4 (80.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) CGI
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) Memcached
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
1 2 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (40.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) CentOS
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Debian
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Operations
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (20.00%) RHCE
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Samba
2 3 (60.00%) iptables
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) NFS
3 2 (40.00%) Postfix
3 2 (40.00%) Varnish
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Nagios
2 2 (40.00%) HAProxy
2 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) WMI
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (20.00%) Nessus
3 1 (20.00%) Nmap
3 1 (20.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) WSO2
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) NEC