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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data
England / West Midlands
Rank 100 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Big Data 25 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.11% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.07% 4.65% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 2
Median daily rate £450 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £389 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £563 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £46.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +27.39%

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
412 559 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.09% 23.77% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 329 254
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -30.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -20 4 £548 +26.95% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £450 -
Shropshire +6 2 £375 -20.21% 1
Birmingham -3 2 £425 +6.25% 8
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 1
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 18 (34.62%) Analytics
2 17 (32.69%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (32.69%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (28.85%) SQL
3 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.85%) Data Analysis
3 15 (28.85%) Hadoop
4 14 (26.92%) ETL
5 13 (25.00%) Migration
5 13 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
7 11 (21.15%) Web Analytics
7 11 (21.15%) Marketing
7 11 (21.15%) Credit Risk
7 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
8 10 (19.23%) Use Case
8 10 (19.23%) BPR
9 9 (17.31%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
9 9 (17.31%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (17.31%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (17.31%) User Stories
10 8 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
10 8 (15.38%) Degree
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 8 (15.38%) Linux
11 7 (13.46%) Unix
11 7 (13.46%) Java

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 7 (13.46%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.77%) Apache
2 3 (5.77%) SAS
3 2 (3.85%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Documentum
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.85%) SPSS
4 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.85%) IaaS
4 2 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Firewall
2 6 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (11.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.92%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) NAS
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (28.85%) Hadoop
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.69%) Apache Hive
6 3 (5.77%) Pentaho
6 3 (5.77%) Power BI
6 3 (5.77%) QlikView
7 2 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.85%) HBase
7 2 (3.85%) Impala
7 2 (3.85%) Mahout
7 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (3.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (21.15%) Marketing
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 4 (7.69%) Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Data Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Big Data Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Data Business Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Big Data Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Hadoop Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Hadoop Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Credit Risk
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.62%) Data Integration
4 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.69%) Statistics
4 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.77%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (1.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Unix
3 2 (3.85%) SUSE
4 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Analytics
2 17 (32.69%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.85%) Data Analysis
4 14 (26.92%) ETL
5 13 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 13 (25.00%) Migration
6 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
7 11 (21.15%) Web Analytics
8 10 (19.23%) BPR
8 10 (19.23%) Use Case
9 9 (17.31%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (17.31%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (17.31%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
9 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (17.31%) User Stories
10 8 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
11 7 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (13.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.69%) Python
4 4 (7.69%) R
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
5 3 (5.77%) PHP
5 3 (5.77%) Scala
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 5 (9.62%) CCNA
4 5 (9.62%) CCSA
4 5 (9.62%) CEH
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.62%) GCFA
4 5 (9.62%) GCIH
4 5 (9.62%) MCP
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Apache Flume
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.92%) GPFS
2 1 (1.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Oozie
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Informatica
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) Ab Initio
4 3 (5.77%) Talend
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) Tableau
6 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.92%) Pega
6 1 (1.92%) Teradata