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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 87 112
Rank change year-on-year -23 +25  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 8 43 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 1.60% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.74% 6.24% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 5
Median daily rate £400 £466 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.20% +0.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +3.03% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £19.61 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £33.06 £34.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -4.18%  

Big Data is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 459 689 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.93% 25.57% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 388 318
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 11
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -39.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Big Data as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Shropshire +8 2 - -
Coventry +3 2 - -
Birmingham -2 2 £400 -11.11% 4
Warwickshire -7 1 £450 -20.00%
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 17 (39.53%) Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) Hadoop
1 17 (39.53%) Analytics
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 12 (27.91%) ETL
4 11 (25.58%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (25.58%) Data Analysis
5 10 (23.26%) Web Analytics
5 10 (23.26%) Marketing
5 10 (23.26%) Credit Risk
5 10 (23.26%) Unix
6 9 (20.93%) Migration
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Degree
7 8 (18.60%) Informatica
7 8 (18.60%) Oracle
7 8 (18.60%) Java
7 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
8 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
8 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (16.28%) Machine Learning
8 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (16.28%) Apache Spark
8 7 (16.28%) Firewall
9 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
9 6 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (13.95%) Linux
9 6 (13.95%) SAS
9 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling

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 (16.28%) Apache Spark
2 6 (13.95%) SAS
3 3 (6.98%) Apache
4 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) SPSS
3 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon EMR
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) Firewall
2 6 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (13.95%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) PuTTY
3 2 (4.65%) WinSCP
4 1 (2.33%) DNS
4 1 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) Hadoop
2 11 (25.58%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.98%) Apache Hive
5 3 (6.98%) Pentaho
5 3 (6.98%) Power BI
5 3 (6.98%) QlikView
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (4.65%) HBase
6 2 (4.65%) Impala
6 2 (4.65%) Mahout
6 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (4.65%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (4.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (4.65%) CA Gen
2 2 (4.65%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.65%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (23.26%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Architect
4 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Security Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Big Data Architect
5 6 (13.95%) Data Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Data Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Big Data Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Hadoop Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Incident Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Scala Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Administrator
9 2 (4.65%) Business Data Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Portfolio Manager
9 2 (4.65%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) J2EE
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Credit Risk
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
5 3 (6.98%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
6 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.33%) CMDB
7 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Unix
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Analytics
1 17 (39.53%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (27.91%) ETL
3 11 (25.58%) Data Analysis
4 10 (23.26%) Web Analytics
5 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) Migration
6 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
6 7 (16.28%) Machine Learning
7 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
7 6 (13.95%) Disk Encryption
7 6 (13.95%) Forensic Analysis
7 6 (13.95%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
7 6 (13.95%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (13.95%) SIEM
8 5 (11.63%) Information Security
8 5 (11.63%) Open Source
8 5 (11.63%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) Perl
3 5 (11.63%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) R
4 3 (6.98%) PHP
4 3 (6.98%) Scala
4 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) CCNA
3 5 (11.63%) CCSA
3 5 (11.63%) CEH
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.63%) GCFA
3 5 (11.63%) GCIH
3 5 (11.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Oozie
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Informatica
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Ab Initio
3 3 (6.98%) Talend
3 3 (6.98%) Teradata
4 2 (4.65%) BEA
4 2 (4.65%) Pega
4 2 (4.65%) Tableau
4 2 (4.65%) webMethods
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.33%) SAP