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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 122 103 108
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing Big Data 27 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.99% 2.90% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 5
Median daily rate £550 £459 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.89% -8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £284 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £725 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.33 -
% change year-on-year
+35.01% -
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
676 517 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.86% 20.58% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 322 285
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 14
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £33.55 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.77% +49.11%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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
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 Big Data within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -3 8 £500 -31.03%
Shropshire -28 7 £550 +12.82%
Birmingham -7 2 £313 -23.54% 4
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £550 -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (32.00%) Migration
3 16 (32.00%) Analytics
4 15 (30.00%) SQL
5 13 (26.00%) Data Migration
6 12 (24.00%) Target Operating Model
6 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
7 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.00%) BPR
7 11 (22.00%) Java
7 11 (22.00%) Data Analysis
7 11 (22.00%) Hadoop
8 10 (20.00%) Use Case
8 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 10 (20.00%) User Stories
8 10 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (20.00%) Unix
9 9 (18.00%) Informatica
10 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
10 8 (16.00%) PL/SQL
10 8 (16.00%) Oracle
10 8 (16.00%) SAS
10 8 (16.00%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (16.00%) Apache Pig
10 8 (16.00%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 8 (16.00%) Apache Hive

Big Data
Top Related 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 8 (16.00%) Apache Pig
1 8 (16.00%) SAS
2 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.00%) Documentum
4 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.00%) MS Office
3 3 (6.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
1 3 (6.00%) Intranet
1 3 (6.00%) NAS
2 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (22.00%) Hadoop
3 8 (16.00%) Apache Hive
4 7 (14.00%) Sqoop
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
8 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (4.00%) Data Lake
8 2 (4.00%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (4.00%) Pentaho
9 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (2.00%) Data Mart
9 1 (2.00%) GIS
9 1 (2.00%) Impala
9 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.00%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
1 5 (10.00%) Marketing
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Architect
2 16 (32.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Data Architect
4 9 (18.00%) Business Analyst
5 8 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (14.00%) Big Data Architect
6 7 (14.00%) Hadoop Architect
7 6 (12.00%) Data Business Analyst
8 5 (10.00%) Big Data Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) Developer
10 3 (6.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (6.00%) Data Migration Specialist
10 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (6.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) JSON
1 3 (6.00%) Play Framework
1 3 (6.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (6.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.00%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) SCADA
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) SUSE
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Analytics
2 16 (32.00%) Migration
3 13 (26.00%) Data Migration
4 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (24.00%) Target Operating Model
5 11 (22.00%) BPR
5 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (22.00%) Data Analysis
6 10 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (20.00%) Use Case
6 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.00%) User Stories
7 8 (16.00%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (16.00%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.00%) Data Management
8 7 (14.00%) ETL
8 7 (14.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) PL/SQL
3 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.00%) R
6 2 (4.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) CCSA
4 1 (2.00%) CEH
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CITP
4 1 (2.00%) GCFA
4 1 (2.00%) GCIH
4 1 (2.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) GCP
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Apache Flume
1 7 (14.00%) HDFS
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) Informatica
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) EMC
4 3 (6.00%) IBM
4 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) Adobe
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) Cognos
5 2 (4.00%) Netezza
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.00%) Cognizant
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.00%) Pega
6 1 (2.00%) Tableau