Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 143 152
Rank change year-on-year -21 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Big Data 39 51 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 1.05% 0.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.01% 5.94% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 40
West Midlands median daily rate £495 £463 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -1.07% +5.35%
10th Percentile £419 £375 £325
90th Percentile £595 £600 £605
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.17% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £30.91 £43.00
% change year-on-year +37.52% -28.13% -7.53%

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 972 859 1,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.82% 17.73% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 553 694
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £253
90th Percentile £550 £529 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 24
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 £32.50 £17.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.77% +85.08% -17.36%
10th Percentile £13.74 £20.85 £13.98
90th Percentile £61.19 £53.00 £23.70
England median hourly rate £32.24 £32.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -1.56% +16.96% +3.24%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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
Shropshire - 15 £515 - 3
Coventry -6 10 £469 -1.32%
Warwickshire +3 4 £485 +38.50% 1
Birmingham -2 4 £525 +16.67% 12
Staffordshire - 2 £400 -
Solihull -5 1 - -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 27 (69.23%) SQL
2 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (56.41%) NoSQL
3 22 (56.41%) Hadoop
4 17 (43.59%) DevOps
5 14 (35.90%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (33.33%) Analytics
6 13 (33.33%) Data Architecture
6 13 (33.33%) .NET
6 13 (33.33%) Data Modelling
7 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 11 (28.21%) Machine Learning
8 11 (28.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (28.21%) SOA
8 11 (28.21%) SOAP
8 11 (28.21%) Web Services
8 11 (28.21%) XML
9 10 (25.64%) Java
9 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
9 10 (25.64%) Oracle
9 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
9 10 (25.64%) Degree
10 9 (23.08%) Java EE
10 9 (23.08%) JSON
10 9 (23.08%) RESTful
10 9 (23.08%) Software Architecture
10 9 (23.08%) Gradle
10 9 (23.08%) Ant
10 9 (23.08%) XSD

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 2 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (35.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.26%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (56.41%) Hadoop
1 22 (56.41%) NoSQL
2 11 (28.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
4 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (20.51%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (20.51%) RDBMS
5 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
6 4 (10.26%) Apache Hive
6 4 (10.26%) HDInsight
7 3 (7.69%) Data Lake
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
9 1 (2.56%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Ant
1 9 (23.08%) Apache Ivy
1 9 (23.08%) Gradle
1 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 9 (23.08%) Maven
2 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Military
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Architect
2 11 (28.21%) Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Data Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Integration Architect
5 5 (12.82%) AWS Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Big Data Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Data Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Java Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Python Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Big Data Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Data Integration Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Django Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Hadoop Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Python Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Scala Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 11 (28.21%) SOAP
2 11 (28.21%) Web Services
2 11 (28.21%) XML
3 9 (23.08%) Java EE
3 9 (23.08%) JSON
3 9 (23.08%) RESTful
3 9 (23.08%) XSD
4 8 (20.51%) Django
4 8 (20.51%) Flask
4 8 (20.51%) GraphQL
5 5 (12.82%) REST
6 3 (7.69%) Akka
6 3 (7.69%) Kafka
6 3 (7.69%) Play Framework
7 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.56%) J2EE
7 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.56%) Spring
7 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) RIA
3 2 (5.13%) Xbox
4 1 (2.56%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) DevOps
3 13 (33.33%) Analytics
3 13 (33.33%) Data Architecture
3 13 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 11 (28.21%) Machine Learning
5 11 (28.21%) SOA
6 9 (23.08%) Dependency Management
6 9 (23.08%) ETL
6 9 (23.08%) Microservices
6 9 (23.08%) Software Architecture
7 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
7 8 (20.51%) Data Management
7 8 (20.51%) OWASP
8 7 (17.95%) Data Virtualisation
8 7 (17.95%) Statistical Modelling
9 5 (12.82%) Data Governance
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.08%) Python
4 7 (17.95%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) Scala
6 1 (2.56%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Mesos
2 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.56%) Control-M
3 1 (2.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) Google
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.56%) BMC
5 1 (2.56%) Compuware
5 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds