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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 101 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.24% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.73% 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £570 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - -
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
405 463 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.01% 21.88% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 261 230
Average daily rate £363 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 17
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £17.09 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry - 4 £300 - 1
Shropshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 8
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (82.35%) Hadoop
2 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (64.71%) Analytics
4 10 (58.82%) Predictive Analytics
5 8 (47.06%) Finance
6 7 (41.18%) Netezza
6 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (41.18%) Data Architecture
6 7 (41.18%) Informatica
6 7 (41.18%) SAP
6 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
6 7 (41.18%) Splunk
6 7 (41.18%) MarkLogic
7 5 (29.41%) Degree
7 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) VBA
8 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
8 4 (23.53%) ETL
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (23.53%) CITP
8 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
8 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
8 4 (23.53%) Tableau
8 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (23.53%) Apache Hive
9 3 (17.65%) Information Architecture
9 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
9 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
1 1 (5.88%) IPsec
1 1 (5.88%) Packet Switching
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) Hadoop
2 7 (41.18%) MarkLogic
3 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
3 4 (23.53%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) OLTP
4 1 (5.88%) DataStage
4 1 (5.88%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
1 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Architect
2 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Data Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Information Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Project Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (64.71%) Analytics
3 10 (58.82%) Predictive Analytics
4 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (41.18%) Data Architecture
4 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
5 4 (23.53%) ETL
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Information Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) Master Data Management
8 1 (5.88%) Database Security
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VBA
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) Chartered Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) CITP
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Netezza
1 7 (41.18%) Informatica
1 7 (41.18%) SAP
1 7 (41.18%) Splunk
2 4 (23.53%) Tableau
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) RightScale
4 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco