Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 98 128
Rank change year-on-year -8 +30 +55
Contract jobs citing Big Data 39 13 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.77% 1.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.79% 4.06% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 37
10th Percentile £354 " £462
25th Percentile £403 £413 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £450 £600
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% -25.00% +37.14%
75th Percentile £566 £588 £650
90th Percentile £591 £659 £713
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 574 320 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.88% 18.95% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 210 602
10th Percentile £300 £324 £306
25th Percentile £363 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
75th Percentile £513 £525 £513
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £515 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +3.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
10th Percentile £18.10 £16.70 £10.70
25th Percentile £18.33 £19.54 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.56 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.13% +14.24% -14.29%
75th Percentile £24.33 £25.54 £20.00
90th Percentile £25.98 £38.50 "
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.29% -17.67% -

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Big Data as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Big Data in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Big Data in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Big Data in the West Midlands

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Big Data in the West Midlands.

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 28 July 2021. 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 -28 15 £495 +16.47%
Birmingham -13 6 £300 -47.83% 12
Worcestershire - 4 £518 - 1
Solihull +9 3 £565 -17.82% 2
Warwickshire - 3 £425 - 1
Coventry +7 2 £550 - 1
Staffordshire -9 1 - - 1
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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 (64.10%) SQL
2 20 (51.28%) Linux
3 18 (46.15%) Unix
3 18 (46.15%) Social Skills
4 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (35.90%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (35.90%) JIRA
6 14 (35.90%) AWS
6 14 (35.90%) Confluence
6 14 (35.90%) Analytics
7 12 (30.77%) Public Sector
8 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (28.21%) ServiceNow
8 11 (28.21%) Cloudera
8 11 (28.21%) Azure
8 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.21%) Oracle
8 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
9 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
10 8 (20.51%) GitLab
10 8 (20.51%) Scrum
10 8 (20.51%) Java
10 8 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (20.51%) Data Analytics
10 8 (20.51%) Process Improvement
11 7 (17.95%) Machine Learning
11 7 (17.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (17.95%) Visual Analytics
11 7 (17.95%) Base SAS

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 14 (35.90%) Confluence
2 7 (17.95%) SAS
3 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) AWS
2 11 (28.21%) Azure
3 6 (15.38%) Power Platform
4 3 (7.69%) npm
5 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.13%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (2.56%) GCP
6 1 (2.56%) GitHub
6 1 (2.56%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (17.95%) Base SAS
2 7 (17.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 7 (17.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (17.95%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 6 (15.38%) Power BI
4 5 (12.82%) Hadoop
4 5 (12.82%) Pentaho
5 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.69%) Data Lake
6 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (7.69%) SAS EBI
7 2 (5.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (5.13%) Metadata
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) JIRA
2 8 (20.51%) GitLab
3 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
4 3 (7.69%) JUnit
4 3 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (2.56%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (46.15%) Social Skills
2 12 (30.77%) Public Sector
3 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Data Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Big Data Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) SAS Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Apache NiFi
1 3 (7.69%) CSS
1 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) JDBC
1 3 (7.69%) JPA
1 3 (7.69%) Kafka
1 3 (7.69%) React
1 3 (7.69%) Redux
1 3 (7.69%) RESTful
1 3 (7.69%) Spring
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (5.13%) Blazor
2 2 (5.13%) Entity Framework
2 2 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Wiki
2 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Linux
2 18 (46.15%) Unix
3 7 (17.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (35.90%) Analytics
3 14 (35.90%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
5 8 (20.51%) Data Analytics
5 8 (20.51%) Process Improvement
5 8 (20.51%) Scrum
6 7 (17.95%) Coaching
6 7 (17.95%) Machine Learning
6 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.95%) Requirements Gathering
6 7 (17.95%) Software Delivery
6 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Visual Analytics
7 6 (15.38%) Data Integration
7 6 (15.38%) DevOps
7 6 (15.38%) ETL
8 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) SAS Macro
3 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.69%) ES6
4 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) R
5 2 (5.13%) Scala
5 2 (5.13%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Cloudera
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle
1 11 (28.21%) ServiceNow
2 4 (10.26%) Informatica
2 4 (10.26%) Talend
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) Teradata
4 2 (5.13%) Databricks
5 1 (2.56%) Cognos
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) IBM