Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Big Data
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 145 146
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Big Data 57 61 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 0.99% 0.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.53% 4.94% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 8
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £479 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.01% +10.37% -15.69%
10th Percentile £375 £336 £309
90th Percentile £513 £587 £740
England median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 - -
England median hourly rate £30.91 £43.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -28.13% -7.53% +41.98%

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 873 1234 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.04% 20.02% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 744 663
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £219
90th Percentile £536 £538 £505
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.39% -11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21.05 £13.98 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.50 £23.70 £33.55
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +12.24%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 +16 13 £450 +35.85% 3
Warwickshire +13 11 £350 -36.36%
Solihull - 10 - -
Coventry +7 8 £475 -5.00%
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (56.14%) Apache Spark
2 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (49.12%) MongoDB
3 28 (49.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 27 (47.37%) Analytics
5 25 (43.86%) Scala
6 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (35.09%) Hadoop
7 20 (35.09%) Java
8 18 (31.58%) R
9 15 (26.32%) Degree
9 15 (26.32%) Docker
10 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
10 14 (24.56%) SQL
11 13 (22.81%) Oracle
11 13 (22.81%) ERP
11 13 (22.81%) Bluetooth
11 13 (22.81%) LAN
11 13 (22.81%) WAN
11 13 (22.81%) 3G
11 13 (22.81%) RFID
11 13 (22.81%) SOA
11 13 (22.81%) TDD
11 13 (22.81%) Scrum
11 13 (22.81%) Data Security
11 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (22.81%) Mathematics
11 13 (22.81%) ZigBee
11 13 (22.81%) 4G
11 13 (22.81%) Presales

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 32 (56.14%) Apache Spark
2 12 (21.05%) JBoss
3 11 (19.30%) GlassFish
3 11 (19.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (19.30%) WildFly
4 4 (7.02%) SAS
5 3 (5.26%) Apache
6 2 (3.51%) GeoServer
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.75%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.75%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) 3G
1 13 (22.81%) 4G
1 13 (22.81%) 5G
1 13 (22.81%) Bluetooth
1 13 (22.81%) LAN
1 13 (22.81%) RFID
1 13 (22.81%) WAN
1 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
1 13 (22.81%) ZigBee
1 13 (22.81%) Z-Wave
2 10 (17.54%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (49.12%) Apache Cassandra
1 28 (49.12%) MongoDB
2 20 (35.09%) Hadoop
3 12 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (19.30%) MySQL
4 11 (19.30%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.51%) GIS
6 2 (3.51%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.75%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.75%) DataStage
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.75%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.75%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.75%) Power BI
7 1 (1.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Hudson
1 11 (19.30%) JBehave
1 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
1 11 (19.30%) JUnit
2 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Architect
2 15 (26.32%) Developer
3 12 (21.05%) Digital Developer
3 12 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 11 (19.30%) Data Scientist
5 8 (14.04%) Data Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Big Data Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) IoT Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Network Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.75%) Analyst
10 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse Manager
10 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
10 1 (1.75%) MI Manager
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle Architect
10 1 (1.75%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) RESTful
1 12 (21.05%) Spring
2 11 (19.30%) Hibernate
2 11 (19.30%) HornetQ
2 11 (19.30%) Java EE
2 11 (19.30%) JAX-RS
2 11 (19.30%) JMS
2 11 (19.30%) RESTEasy
2 11 (19.30%) Spring Boot
2 11 (19.30%) WireMock
3 7 (12.28%) Kafka
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) Node.js
4 2 (3.51%) OpenLayers
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.77%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.02%) Smart City
3 4 (7.02%) Smart Energy
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Android
1 11 (19.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) CentOS
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Analytics
3 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
5 13 (22.81%) Data Security
5 13 (22.81%) ERP
5 13 (22.81%) Mathematics
5 13 (22.81%) Presales
5 13 (22.81%) Scrum
5 13 (22.81%) SOA
5 13 (22.81%) TDD
6 12 (21.05%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (19.30%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (19.30%) DSDM
7 11 (19.30%) Functional Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Kanban
7 11 (19.30%) Personalization
7 11 (19.30%) Predictive Analytics
7 11 (19.30%) Software Delivery
7 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) Scala
2 20 (35.09%) Java
3 18 (31.58%) R
4 14 (24.56%) SQL
5 11 (19.30%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) Jython
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Oracle
1 13 (22.81%) Sigfox
2 4 (7.02%) Tableau
3 2 (3.51%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Talend