Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 November 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 164 136
Rank change year-on-year +27 -28 +14
Contract jobs citing Big Data 34 43 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.83% 1.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.19% 4.49% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 23
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -6.74%
10th Percentile £440 £370 £360
90th Percentile £639 £575 £513
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +55.17% -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.31
% change year-on-year +6.25% +27.75% -27.19%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 811 957 873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.90% 18.57% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 600 552
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £294 £294 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £25.75 £31.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.62% -17.35% +75.52%
10th Percentile £11.93 £13.74 £21.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £61.19 £51.88
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -2.99% +4.69% +14.29%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Big Data in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Big Data 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 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +18 21 £525 +25.37% 10
Shropshire +45 10 £440 -14.56%
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 25 (73.53%) Azure
2 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) Migration
4 17 (50.00%) AWS
4 17 (50.00%) Apache Spark
5 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
7 12 (35.29%) Artifactory
7 12 (35.29%) Linux
8 11 (32.35%) Terraform
8 11 (32.35%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (32.35%) Ansible
8 11 (32.35%) Docker
8 11 (32.35%) DevOps
8 11 (32.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (29.41%) Impala
9 10 (29.41%) Apache Hive
9 10 (29.41%) Cloudera
9 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
9 10 (29.41%) Pentaho
9 10 (29.41%) SOA
9 10 (29.41%) Kerberos
9 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
9 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
9 10 (29.41%) Service Design
9 10 (29.41%) DevSecOps
9 10 (29.41%) Public Sector
10 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2017
10 9 (26.47%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2014

Big Data
Co-occurring 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 17 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 25 (73.53%) Azure
2 17 (50.00%) AWS
3 9 (26.47%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (20.59%) Power Platform
5 5 (14.71%) GCP
6 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Kerberos
2 8 (23.53%) DNS
2 8 (23.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (29.41%) Apache Hive
2 10 (29.41%) Impala
2 10 (29.41%) Pentaho
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 9 (26.47%) Data Lake
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2017
3 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (20.59%) Power BI
5 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
2 12 (35.29%) Artifactory
3 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
4 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.94%) Ant
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (2.94%) Gradle
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 10 (29.41%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Data Engineer
2 12 (35.29%) Big Data Engineer
3 10 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (23.53%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (8.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (8.82%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Python Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Data Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Tableau Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Data Scientist
7 1 (2.94%) SIEM Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) SOC Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Web Services
2 8 (23.53%) JSON
2 8 (23.53%) XML
3 3 (8.82%) Kafka
3 3 (8.82%) PySpark
4 1 (2.94%) .NET
4 1 (2.94%) Java EE
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Derivative
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Migration
2 11 (32.35%) Continuous Delivery
2 11 (32.35%) DevOps
3 10 (29.41%) DevSecOps
3 10 (29.41%) Service Design
3 10 (29.41%) SOA
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (26.47%) Data Migration
4 9 (26.47%) Deployment Automation
4 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) Microservices
6 7 (20.59%) Kanban
6 7 (20.59%) OWASP
6 7 (20.59%) Scrum
6 7 (20.59%) Secure Coding
7 6 (17.65%) ETL
7 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.71%) Analytics
8 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 8 (23.53%) Python
3 7 (20.59%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PhD
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Docker
2 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) Ansible
1 11 (32.35%) Terraform
2 9 (26.47%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Cloudera
3 9 (26.47%) Databricks
3 9 (26.47%) Tableau
4 4 (11.76%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) CA
5 1 (2.94%) Mercator
5 1 (2.94%) Splunk
5 1 (2.94%) VMware