The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 115 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.047% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.91% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£501 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
446 465 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.35% 22.03% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 282 263
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.78 £37.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 8 £528 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 3
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (64.00%) Hadoop
2 11 (44.00%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (44.00%) Analytics
3 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (24.00%) ETL
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) Open Source
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 5 (20.00%) Data Analytics
7 4 (16.00%) Business Analytics
7 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (16.00%) Service Management
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.00%) Degree
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.00%) MarkLogic
9 2 (8.00%) Talend
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (8.00%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (4.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
1 2 (8.00%) IPsec
1 2 (8.00%) MPLS
1 2 (8.00%) Packet Switching
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) Hadoop
2 11 (44.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.00%) MarkLogic
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (8.00%) OLTP
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.00%) OLAP
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) Pentaho
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (8.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Toad
1 2 (8.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Data Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Big Data Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Data Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Big Data Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Hadoop Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Open Source
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) RMADS
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Analytics
2 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (24.00%) ETL
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 5 (20.00%) Data Analytics
6 4 (16.00%) Business Analytics
6 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (8.00%) Time Management
7 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Predictive Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) CISM
3 1 (4.00%) CITP
3 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Talend
1 2 (8.00%) Netezza
1 2 (8.00%) Splunk
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.00%) Informatica
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco
1 2 (8.00%) SAP
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) RightScale
2 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
2 1 (4.00%) Cloudera