Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 143 149
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -21
Contract jobs citing Big Data 58 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.18% 3.96% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 19
West Midlands median daily rate £600 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% -2.17%
10th Percentile £460 £408 £323
90th Percentile £649 £650 £658
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
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 £45.00 £37.25 £44.50
% change year-on-year +20.81% -16.29% +71.15%

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 939 883 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.19% 18.49% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 570 550
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +76.73% -8.05%
10th Percentile £14.98 £18.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £61.19 £48.75 £29.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +12.07% +13.99%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
Shropshire -2 33 £620 - 4
Birmingham +10 8 £525 +5.00% 7
Coventry -10 5 £500 +5.26% 1
Warwickshire +2 3 £426 +3.29%
Solihull - 3 £675 -
Staffordshire - 2 £400 -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 38 (65.52%) SQL
2 34 (58.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (53.45%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (48.28%) Hadoop
6 27 (46.55%) NoSQL
6 27 (46.55%) Jenkins
7 24 (41.38%) DevOps
8 23 (39.66%) Analytics
8 23 (39.66%) Data Architecture
9 21 (36.21%) Google
9 21 (36.21%) Java
10 20 (34.48%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (34.48%) ETL
11 19 (32.76%) Ant
11 19 (32.76%) Maven
11 19 (32.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (32.76%) Gradle
11 19 (32.76%) Apache Ivy
11 19 (32.76%) Dependency Management
11 19 (32.76%) Microservices
12 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
13 16 (27.59%) People Management
13 16 (27.59%) Migration
14 13 (22.41%) Linux
14 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
15 11 (18.97%) Data Modelling
15 11 (18.97%) Apache Hive
16 10 (17.24%) Docker
17 9 (15.52%) Impala

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 9 (15.52%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 34 (58.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (53.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Kerberos
2 7 (12.07%) DNS
2 7 (12.07%) SSL
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (1.72%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (48.28%) Hadoop
2 27 (46.55%) NoSQL
3 20 (34.48%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (18.97%) Apache Hive
5 9 (15.52%) Impala
5 9 (15.52%) Pentaho
6 8 (13.79%) MongoDB
7 7 (12.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (12.07%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (10.34%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
8 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
9 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
10 2 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.72%) BigQuery
11 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.72%) Flink
11 1 (1.72%) HBase
11 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (46.55%) Jenkins
2 19 (32.76%) Ant
2 19 (32.76%) Apache Ivy
2 19 (32.76%) Gradle
2 19 (32.76%) Maven
3 8 (13.79%) Artifactory
3 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (10.34%) Retail
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Architect
2 15 (25.86%) Java Architect
3 14 (24.14%) AWS Architect
4 13 (22.41%) Data Engineer
4 13 (22.41%) Integration Architect
5 11 (18.97%) Big Data Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (13.79%) Data Architect
7 8 (13.79%) Lead Architect
7 8 (13.79%) Technical Architect
8 7 (12.07%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (10.34%) Developer
10 5 (8.62%) Java Technical Architect
11 3 (5.17%) Analyst
11 3 (5.17%) Platform Architect
12 2 (3.45%) Big Data Architect
12 2 (3.45%) Big Data Developer
12 2 (3.45%) Python Developer
12 2 (3.45%) SAP Architect
12 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) XML
2 8 (13.79%) .NET
2 8 (13.79%) SOAP
2 8 (13.79%) Web Services
3 7 (12.07%) Django
3 7 (12.07%) JSON
4 6 (10.34%) Flask
4 6 (10.34%) GraphQL
4 6 (10.34%) Java EE
4 6 (10.34%) RESTful
4 6 (10.34%) XSD
5 2 (3.45%) REST
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Beam
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (1.72%) OAuth
6 1 (1.72%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) HACMP
4 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) AIX
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) DevOps
3 23 (39.66%) Analytics
3 23 (39.66%) Data Architecture
4 20 (34.48%) ETL
5 19 (32.76%) Dependency Management
5 19 (32.76%) Microservices
5 19 (32.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
7 16 (27.59%) Migration
7 16 (27.59%) People Management
8 11 (18.97%) Data Modelling
9 8 (13.79%) Requirements Management
9 8 (13.79%) SOA
10 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
11 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
11 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (10.34%) Data Protection
11 6 (10.34%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) SQL
2 21 (36.21%) Java
3 8 (13.79%) Python
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.72%) Korn
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) CGEIT
4 1 (1.72%) CISA
4 1 (1.72%) CISM
4 1 (1.72%) CISSP
4 1 (1.72%) MCITP
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) GDPR
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Docker
2 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Ansible
1 8 (13.79%) Hadoop YARN
1 8 (13.79%) Terraform
2 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Google
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) Cloudera
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle
4 4 (6.90%) SAP
5 3 (5.17%) VMware
6 2 (3.45%) Databricks
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco
7 1 (1.72%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.72%) Intel
7 1 (1.72%) Lotus
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.72%) Splunk
7 1 (1.72%) TOWER Software