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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 107 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Big Data 11 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.41% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.00% 2.04% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
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£463 £631 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 - -
Big Data
England

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
549 441 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.03% 19.86% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 267 244
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 31 March 2015.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Big Data
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Big Data Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Big Data
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Big Data Hourly 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 31 March 2015. 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 -7 7 £463 -27.33%
Coventry -4 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £325 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (80.00%) Hadoop
2 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (45.00%) Analytics
4 8 (40.00%) Data Mining
5 7 (35.00%) Predictive Analytics
6 6 (30.00%) Open Source
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 5 (25.00%) ETL
7 5 (25.00%) Informatica
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) SAP
7 5 (25.00%) Netezza
7 5 (25.00%) Data Architecture
7 5 (25.00%) Apache Hive
7 5 (25.00%) Splunk
7 5 (25.00%) Apache Spark
8 4 (20.00%) Docker
8 4 (20.00%) Tableau
8 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (20.00%) MarkLogic
8 4 (20.00%) HBase
8 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Confluence
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 4 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (40.00%) Data Mining
3 5 (25.00%) Apache Hive
4 4 (20.00%) HBase
4 4 (20.00%) MarkLogic
5 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.00%) DataStage
6 1 (5.00%) QualityStage
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (5.00%) DB2
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (5.00%) Sqoop
6 1 (5.00%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Hadoop Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Systems Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Data Manager
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analytics Manager
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Junior
7 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Project Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Data Scientist
7 1 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Big Data Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (45.00%) Analytics
3 7 (35.00%) Predictive Analytics
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) ETL
5 5 (25.00%) Data Architecture
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (15.00%) Data Analytics
7 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Information Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Database Security
8 1 (5.00%) Master Data Management
8 1 (5.00%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) VBA
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CITP
3 1 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
1 5 (25.00%) Informatica
1 5 (25.00%) Netezza
1 5 (25.00%) Splunk
2 4 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.00%) IBM