The table below looks at the statistics for Business Intelligence skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Intelligence over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Intelligence (BI)
Rank 23 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 207 142 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.37% 5.00% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.68% 6.84% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 86 82
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £67.00 £17.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.67% -31.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £19.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -45.45%
Business Intelligence
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2386 2077 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.39% 73.19% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1041 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Business Intelligence
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Intelligence across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Intelligence Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Intelligence
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Intelligence across the North West region.

Business Intelligence Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business Intelligence
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Intelligence across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Business Intelligence Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Intelligence
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Intelligence across the North West region.

Business Intelligence Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Business Intelligence
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Intelligence across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Business Intelligence Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Intelligence
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Intelligence within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 72 £320 -1.53% 40
Cheshire +2 47 £381 -10.29% 10
Lancashire +9 42 £438 +101.14% 5
Merseyside +14 28 £502 +136.00% 8
Cumbria - 4 £525 -
Business Intelligence
England

Business Intelligence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Business Intelligence also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Intelligence.

1 195 (56.20%) SQL
2 115 (33.14%) Data Warehouse
3 106 (30.55%) SQL Server
4 104 (29.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 93 (26.80%) Oracle
6 92 (26.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 81 (23.34%) Finance
8 77 (22.19%) ETL
9 66 (19.02%) Microsoft
10 65 (18.73%) PL/SQL
11 63 (18.16%) Data Modelling
11 63 (18.16%) Security Cleared
12 57 (16.43%) T-SQL
13 56 (16.14%) SC Cleared
14 55 (15.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 50 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (12.39%) Cognos
17 41 (11.82%) Migration
17 41 (11.82%) SQL Server 2008
17 41 (11.82%) QlikView
18 39 (11.24%) Dimensional Modelling
18 39 (11.24%) Oracle Reports
18 39 (11.24%) NHS
19 36 (10.37%) SAP
20 35 (10.09%) Oracle Database
21 33 (9.51%) Oracle EBS
22 31 (8.93%) Data Analysis
23 30 (8.65%) Workflow
23 30 (8.65%) Analytics
24 29 (8.36%) Oracle Database 11g

Business Intelligence
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Business Intelligence also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Intelligence. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (7.49%) Oracle Workflow
2 21 (6.05%) SAS
3 12 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.44%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.58%) JBoss
7 2 (0.58%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
8 1 (0.29%) Node.js
8 1 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 19 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.46%) PowerPivot
3 5 (1.44%) MS Office
3 5 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.15%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.86%) MS Project
6 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.29%) SPSS
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (9.51%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (7.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 26 (7.49%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (4.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (3.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (2.88%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (2.02%) SAP BPC
8 4 (1.15%) Academy Housing
8 4 (1.15%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.86%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.29%) Summit
11 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.29%) Agresso
11 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.58%) Office 365
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Responsys
3 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.86%) HTTP
1 3 (0.86%) NAS
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
2 1 (0.29%) Internet
2 1 (0.29%) LAN
2 1 (0.29%) WAN
2 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (33.14%) Data Warehouse
2 106 (30.55%) SQL Server
3 104 (29.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (26.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (15.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 41 (11.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (11.82%) QlikView
7 39 (11.24%) Oracle Reports
8 35 (10.09%) Oracle Database
9 29 (8.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (5.76%) OLAP
11 16 (4.61%) Base SAS
11 16 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (4.32%) Relational Database
13 14 (4.03%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (3.75%) SAP BW
15 11 (3.17%) Big Data
15 11 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (3.17%) Cognos Report Studio
15 11 (3.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 26 (7.49%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (2.88%) ERwin
3 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.86%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.29%) MSTest
General
1 81 (23.34%) Finance
2 24 (6.92%) Marketing
3 16 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.46%) Electronics
6 11 (3.17%) Retail
7 6 (1.73%) Legal
8 5 (1.44%) Local Government
9 4 (1.15%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.15%) Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (58.21%) Developer
2 77 (22.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 50 (14.41%) Analyst
4 36 (10.37%) Architect
5 35 (10.09%) Consultant
6 30 (8.65%) SQL Developer
6 30 (8.65%) Oracle Developer
6 30 (8.65%) Cognos Developer
7 26 (7.49%) Business Developer
8 18 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 17 (4.90%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.90%) Cognos BI Developer
10 15 (4.32%) SAS Developer
11 14 (4.03%) QlikView Developer
12 12 (3.46%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 11 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.17%) Data Architect
14 10 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
15 9 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 9 (2.59%) MI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.32%) .NET
2 12 (3.46%) Web Services
3 7 (2.02%) MDX
4 6 (1.73%) Middleware
5 5 (1.44%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.15%) REST
6 4 (1.15%) EDI
7 3 (0.86%) HTML
7 3 (0.86%) XML
7 3 (0.86%) CSS
7 3 (0.86%) XHR
7 3 (0.86%) jQuery
7 3 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.86%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.58%) CSS3
8 2 (0.58%) HTML5
8 2 (0.58%) SAP XI
8 2 (0.58%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.29%) Flash
9 1 (0.29%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (11.24%) NHS
3 20 (5.76%) Data Integration
4 13 (3.75%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.75%) Visualisation
5 12 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.46%) DTV
6 6 (1.73%) Statistics
6 6 (1.73%) Data Extraction
6 6 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.44%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.86%) Informatics
8 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.58%) FMCG
9 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.29%) GIS
10 1 (0.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.88%) Windows
2 9 (2.59%) UNIX
3 6 (1.73%) Linux
4 3 (0.86%) HPUX
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.58%) VMS
6 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.19%) ETL
2 63 (18.16%) Data Modelling
3 41 (11.82%) Migration
4 39 (11.24%) Dimensional Modelling
5 31 (8.93%) Data Analysis
6 30 (8.65%) Workflow
6 30 (8.65%) Analytics
7 24 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (6.34%) Data Migration
9 21 (6.05%) Data Architecture
9 21 (6.05%) Project Management
10 14 (4.03%) Business Analysis
11 13 (3.75%) Data Security
11 13 (3.75%) CRM
11 13 (3.75%) Kimball Methodology
12 12 (3.46%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (3.46%) Programme Management
13 11 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.17%) ERP
13 11 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 195 (56.20%) SQL
2 65 (18.73%) PL/SQL
3 57 (16.43%) T-SQL
4 17 (4.90%) Shell Script
5 12 (3.46%) Java
6 11 (3.17%) C#
7 9 (2.59%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.59%) VBA
8 5 (1.44%) C
8 5 (1.44%) VB
9 3 (0.86%) Python
9 3 (0.86%) ABAP
10 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 63 (18.16%) Security Cleared
2 56 (16.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.59%) Degree
4 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.73%) MCSE
6 2 (0.58%) CCNA
6 2 (0.58%) CCDA
6 2 (0.58%) CCDP
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.58%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.29%) MCTS
7 1 (0.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.44%) QA
2 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.86%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) UAG
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 93 (26.80%) Oracle
2 66 (19.02%) Microsoft
3 43 (12.39%) Cognos
4 36 (10.37%) SAP
5 26 (7.49%) Business Objects
6 25 (7.20%) Informatica
7 9 (2.59%) Tableau
8 8 (2.31%) CA
9 7 (2.02%) IBM
10 6 (1.73%) Jaspersoft
10 6 (1.73%) Cisco
11 5 (1.44%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.86%) Teradata
12 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.86%) CODA
12 3 (0.86%) HP
12 3 (0.86%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.86%) TARGIT
13 2 (0.58%) Orchard
13 2 (0.58%) Capita
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