Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 123 176
Rank change year-on-year +23 +53 -29
Contract jobs citing Big Data 17 59 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.26% 0.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.47% 6.38% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 35 16
Median daily rate £450 £603 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.37% +39.83% -4.17%
10th Percentile £428 £461 £319
90th Percentile £659 £693 £575
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.13 £44.25
% change year-on-year -28.76% +11.03% +1.72%

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 380 925 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.73% 19.80% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 589 605
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £319 £305 £276
90th Percentile £573 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -20.00% -13.79%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +13.68%

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +21 6 £575 +4.55% 5
Shropshire +10 4 £438 -29.44%
Coventry +33 3 £450 -5.26% 1
Solihull +10 1 £688 +1.85%
Warwickshire +9 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 10 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (47.06%) Azure
2 8 (47.06%) Power BI
2 8 (47.06%) Power Platform
3 7 (41.18%) Analytics
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) ETL
4 6 (35.29%) SAS
4 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (35.29%) Data Lake
5 5 (29.41%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (29.41%) Data Science
5 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Unix
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) Informatica
6 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Data Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) Pentaho
6 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
6 4 (23.53%) Visualisation

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 6 (35.29%) SAS
2 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (11.76%) SPSS
3 2 (11.76%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Azure
1 8 (47.06%) Power Platform
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (11.76%) Logic Apps
3 1 (5.88%) AWS
3 1 (5.88%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (47.06%) Power BI
3 6 (35.29%) Data Lake
4 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
4 4 (23.53%) Pentaho
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (11.76%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
7 1 (5.88%) OLAP
7 1 (5.88%) OLTP
7 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) CA Gen
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.88%) ERwin
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Data Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Data Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Hadoop Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) ERP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
1 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Analytics
2 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) ETL
3 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
3 5 (29.41%) Data Science
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Leadership
4 4 (23.53%) Data Analytics
4 4 (23.53%) Data Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
5 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Decision-Making
5 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Backlog Refinement
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Numerate Degree
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Informatica
3 3 (17.65%) BEA
3 3 (17.65%) Databricks
3 3 (17.65%) Pega
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) Tableau
3 3 (17.65%) webMethods
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Teradata