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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 97 111 109
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing Big Data 38 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.32% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.68% 2.84% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 4
Median daily rate £470 £444 £578
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% -23.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £310 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £465 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.56% -
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
669 634 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.22% 23.54% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 392 316
Median daily rate £401 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.80 £50.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Shropshire -20 18 £460 -0.54%
Warwickshire - 5 £563 - 6
Birmingham +2 3 £370 +13.84% 3
Coventry -6 2 £463 +49.19%
Solihull - 2 £225 -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 43 (64.18%) SQL
2 41 (61.19%) Hadoop
3 32 (47.76%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (47.76%) Informatica
4 31 (46.27%) Unix
5 28 (41.79%) Scrum
6 27 (40.30%) Pentaho
7 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (37.31%) Oracle
9 23 (34.33%) PL/SQL
10 21 (31.34%) Analytics
10 21 (31.34%) Confluence
10 21 (31.34%) Shell Script
10 21 (31.34%) JIRA
11 20 (29.85%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (29.85%) Data Modelling
12 19 (28.36%) Test Strategy
13 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
13 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
14 13 (19.40%) Java
15 12 (17.91%) Configuration Management
16 11 (16.42%) User Stories
16 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
16 11 (16.42%) ETL
16 11 (16.42%) Problem Management
16 11 (16.42%) Data Management
17 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
17 10 (14.93%) Apache Hive
18 9 (13.43%) Kimball Methodology

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 21 (31.34%) Confluence
2 6 (8.96%) Apache Pig
2 6 (8.96%) Apache Spark
2 6 (8.96%) SAS
3 2 (2.99%) Node.js
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Project
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) Heroku
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (61.19%) Hadoop
2 27 (40.30%) Pentaho
3 20 (29.85%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (14.93%) Apache Hive
6 9 (13.43%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (7.46%) Data Mart
7 5 (7.46%) Sqoop
8 4 (5.97%) Impala
8 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
9 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
9 3 (4.48%) OLAP
10 2 (2.99%) BigQuery
10 2 (2.99%) BigTable
10 2 (2.99%) HBase
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) PVCS
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Automotive
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (58.21%) Developer
2 23 (34.33%) Hadoop Developer
3 13 (19.40%) Architect
4 12 (17.91%) Pentaho Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Big Data Developer
6 8 (11.94%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Analyst
7 7 (10.45%) Data Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Lead Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Team Leader
8 6 (8.96%) Hadoop Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Data Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 2 (2.99%) Big Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) CSS
1 8 (11.94%) jQuery
2 3 (4.48%) MDX
3 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 2 (2.99%) JSON
3 2 (2.99%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Avro
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.48%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) NHS
2 3 (4.48%) Statistics
3 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.49%) Physics
4 1 (1.49%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Unix
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (41.79%) Scrum
3 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (31.34%) Analytics
5 20 (29.85%) Data Modelling
6 19 (28.36%) Test Strategy
7 12 (17.91%) Configuration Management
8 11 (16.42%) Data Management
8 11 (16.42%) ETL
8 11 (16.42%) Problem Management
8 11 (16.42%) User Stories
9 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
10 9 (13.43%) Dashboard Development
10 9 (13.43%) Kimball Methodology
11 7 (10.45%) Statistical Modelling
12 6 (8.96%) Inmon Methodology
12 6 (8.96%) Master Data Management
12 6 (8.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (5.97%) Logical Data Model
13 4 (5.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (64.18%) SQL
2 23 (34.33%) PL/SQL
3 21 (31.34%) Shell Script
4 13 (19.40%) Java
5 9 (13.43%) C
6 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.46%) Scala
8 4 (5.97%) C#
9 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.49%) C++
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.49%) Python
10 1 (1.49%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
1 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) EMC Certification
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.49%) GCP
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) HDFS
2 5 (7.46%) Apache Flume
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) Docker
4 1 (1.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Ansible
1 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) Informatica
2 25 (37.31%) Oracle
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.94%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.48%) Google
5 3 (4.48%) SAP
5 3 (4.48%) VMware
6 2 (2.99%) Tableau
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco
7 1 (1.49%) EMC