The first table below looks at the demand for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the West Midlands region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 104 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.11% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.09% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £631 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £488
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
478 422 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.30% 23.60% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 206 247
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 15
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.73 £42.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
Big Data
England

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data across the West Midlands region.

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Coventry -9 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Big Data also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Big Data.

1 7 (46.67%) Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 4 (26.67%) Information Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) Data Governance
4 4 (26.67%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
5 3 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Logistics
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Statistics
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
6 2 (13.33%) R
6 2 (13.33%) Splunk
6 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) PhD
6 2 (13.33%) Scala
6 2 (13.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (6.67%) MapR
7 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) ETL

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Big Data also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Big Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Packet Switching
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) IPsec
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.67%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Information Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.67%) IT Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Information Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Scientist
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (13.33%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) RMADS
4 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (26.67%) Data Governance
3 4 (26.67%) Information Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Logistics
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Network Design
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Scala
1 2 (13.33%) R
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PhD
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) CISM
3 1 (6.67%) CITP
3 1 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
1 2 (13.33%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
2 1 (6.67%) Talend
2 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.67%) MapR
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Informatica
2 1 (6.67%) Netezza
2 1 (6.67%) RightScale