Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Big Data skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Big Data over the 6 months to 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Big Data
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 73 95
Rank change year-on-year +32 +22 -9
Contract jobs citing Big Data 3 22 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.74% 1.57% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.11% 6.67% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Median daily rate £575 £550 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +34.15% -8.89%
10th Percentile £563 £441 £325
90th Percentile £588 £700 £428
West Midlands median daily rate £481 £532 £463
% change year-on-year -9.45% +14.92% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -

Big Data is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 73 330 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.07% 23.59% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 223 205
Median daily rate £423 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £262 £287 £289
90th Percentile £629 £599 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Median hourly rate £20.56 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £19.52 £11.90 £21.00
90th Percentile £21.15 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate £20.56 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.81% -4.76% -30.58%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in Birmingham

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Big Data in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Big Data in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) OWASP
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Tableau
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Secure Coding
2 2 (66.67%) Power BI
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (33.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Data Factory
1 2 (66.67%) Logic Apps
1 2 (66.67%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Lake
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) Power BI
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Lead DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Backlog Refinement
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) OWASP
2 2 (66.67%) Product Backlog
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Secure Coding
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Databricks
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle