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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 106 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.096% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.26% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£575 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
443 443 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.25% 21.24% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 253 244
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £469 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -20.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 November 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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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
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Birmingham -8 1 - - 3
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 20 (74.07%) Hadoop
2 17 (62.96%) Analytics
3 15 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
5 10 (37.04%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (33.33%) Predictive Analytics
6 9 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (29.63%) SAP
7 8 (29.63%) Informatica
7 8 (29.63%) MarkLogic
7 8 (29.63%) Splunk
7 8 (29.63%) Netezza
8 6 (22.22%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) Data Architecture
8 6 (22.22%) Open Source
8 6 (22.22%) Data Analytics
8 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) ETL
9 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (18.52%) Big Data Analytics
10 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.81%) Business Analytics
10 4 (14.81%) CITP
10 4 (14.81%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (14.81%) Service Management
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (11.11%) Information Architecture
12 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) MPLS
1 2 (7.41%) Packet Switching
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) Wireless
1 2 (7.41%) IPsec
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (74.07%) Hadoop
2 9 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (29.63%) MarkLogic
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (7.41%) OLTP
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.70%) DataStage
5 1 (3.70%) QualityStage
5 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
5 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Mercurial
1 2 (7.41%) ClearCase
1 2 (7.41%) Toad
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Architect
2 8 (29.63%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (22.22%) Data Architect
4 5 (18.52%) Big Data Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Big Data Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) DBA
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Data Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Information Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Project Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Open Source
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Analytics
2 15 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
4 10 (37.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (33.33%) Predictive Analytics
6 6 (22.22%) Data Architecture
6 6 (22.22%) Data Analytics
7 5 (18.52%) ETL
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.81%) Business Analytics
8 4 (14.81%) Service Management
9 3 (11.11%) Information Architecture
10 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
10 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (7.41%) Project Management
10 2 (7.41%) CRM
10 2 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) VBA
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) CITP
2 4 (14.81%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) SAP
1 8 (29.63%) Informatica
1 8 (29.63%) Splunk
1 8 (29.63%) Netezza
2 2 (7.41%) Tableau
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.70%) RightScale