The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Mining skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Mining over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Data Mining
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 133 118
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15  
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.100% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.23% 0.47% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £250 £353 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.07% +17.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year - +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - -

Data Mining 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 427 642 580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.02% 21.32% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 398 393
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +24.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.50 £38.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

Data Mining
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Mining in the West Midlands

Data Mining
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Mining in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Mining in the West Midlands

Data Mining
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 Data Mining in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Mining in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Mining 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 Data Mining.

1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Advertising
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) OLAP
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) QlikView
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014

Data Mining
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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) OLAP
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) QlikView
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data
5 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Data Scientist
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) ETL Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Graduate
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SSAS Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Lucene
1 1 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (12.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 1 (12.50%) OCR
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards