Period
to 24 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Power BI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Power BI over the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Microsoft Power BI
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 91 99
Rank change year-on-year +21 +8 +105
Contract jobs citing Power BI 2,198 717 1,903
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.27% 2.62% 2.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.34% 11.44% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,526 494 1,369
10th Percentile £318 £275 £320
25th Percentile £388 £358 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.86%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £629 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £426 £450
% change year-on-year +16.33% -5.44% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 10 23
10th Percentile £12.45 £17.15 £13.75
25th Percentile £17.75 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% -22.22% +63.64%
75th Percentile £36.00 £51.75 £38.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.83 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £26.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -5.77% -10.85% +32.57%

Power BI 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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 14,324 6,268 17,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.30% 22.93% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,242 4,393 11,966
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £635 £600 £575
90th Percentile £720 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 96 227
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.63 £12.58
25th Percentile £22.50 £17.74 £17.12
Median hourly rate £34.00 £27.23 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.86% -9.23% +1.69%
75th Percentile £58.75 £42.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.50 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.52 £30.00
% change year-on-year +37.13% -14.93% +8.19%

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Power BI as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Power BI in England

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Power BI in England.

Daily rate trend for Power BI in England

Power BI
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Power BI in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Power BI in England

Power BI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Power BI in England.

Hourly rate trend for Power BI in England

Power BI
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Power BI in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Power BI in England

Power BI
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Power BI within the England region over the 6 months to 24 October 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
London +29 1,209 £513 +12.64% 253
North of England +10 243 £428 +6.88% 124
South East +10 215 £450 +9.89% 118
Midlands 0 172 £450 +20.00% 103
North West +1 135 £413 +3.13% 69
West Midlands +2 121 £470 +4.44% 74
South West +20 104 £450 - 36
Yorkshire +6 102 £450 +28.57% 33
East of England -11 93 £331 -22.06% 39
East Midlands -20 51 £440 +19.73% 28
North East -6 7 £445 +11.25% 22
Power BI
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Power BI 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 England region with a requirement for Power BI.

1 2,198 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,828 (83.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1,115 (50.73%) SQL
4 860 (39.13%) Azure
5 670 (30.48%) Microsoft
6 562 (25.57%) Analytics
7 526 (23.93%) Agile Software Development
8 504 (22.93%) Visualisation
9 484 (22.02%) Social Skills
10 476 (21.66%) Data Warehouse
11 447 (20.34%) Finance
12 436 (19.84%) SQL Server
13 433 (19.70%) Python
14 389 (17.70%) ETL
15 380 (17.29%) Tableau
16 370 (16.83%) Data Modelling
17 351 (15.97%) Microsoft Excel
18 328 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
19 318 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 305 (13.88%) Data Visualisation
21 303 (13.79%) DevOps
22 279 (12.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 274 (12.47%) Data Lake
24 269 (12.24%) Data Analysis
25 252 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
26 243 (11.06%) PowerApps
27 227 (10.33%) Azure Data Factory
28 220 (10.01%) Databricks
29 204 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 187 (8.51%) SharePoint

Power BI
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 187 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 45 (2.05%) SAS
4 34 (1.55%) Confluence
5 19 (0.86%) CMS
6 18 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
7 14 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 14 (0.64%) Apache
8 10 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.41%) IIS
10 8 (0.36%) Drupal
11 7 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.23%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.18%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.14%) R Markdown
15 2 (0.091%) Luigi
Applications
1 351 (15.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.96%) SPSS
5 16 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.55%) Stata
8 10 (0.45%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.23%) UserZoom
11 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.091%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.091%) InDesign
13 1 (0.045%) Figma
13 1 (0.045%) InVision
13 1 (0.045%) Oracle Smart View
13 1 (0.045%) Sketch
13 1 (0.045%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 59 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.32%) Lorenzo
6 6 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.23%) Sprinklr
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.14%) Primavera
9 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.14%) SAP PS
9 3 (0.14%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.091%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.091%) SAP EWM
10 2 (0.091%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 2,198 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 860 (39.13%) Azure
3 243 (11.06%) PowerApps
4 227 (10.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 169 (7.69%) AWS
6 162 (7.37%) Microsoft 365
7 149 (6.78%) Dynamics 365
8 146 (6.64%) Power Automate
9 106 (4.82%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 81 (3.69%) Azure Logic Apps
11 64 (2.91%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 56 (2.55%) Serverless
13 54 (2.46%) GCP
14 50 (2.27%) Google Analytics
14 50 (2.27%) Snowflake
15 47 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
16 42 (1.91%) Azure Functions
17 38 (1.73%) Adobe Analytics
18 33 (1.50%) GitHub
19 27 (1.23%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.55%) Firewall
2 11 (0.50%) Intranet
3 8 (0.36%) RTMP
4 6 (0.27%) HTTP
5 5 (0.23%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.18%) Internet
7 3 (0.14%) FTP
7 3 (0.14%) IPsec
7 3 (0.14%) PBX
7 3 (0.14%) PSTN
7 3 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.14%) SSL
8 2 (0.091%) MPLS
8 2 (0.091%) Network Security
8 2 (0.091%) Skype
9 1 (0.045%) DNS
9 1 (0.045%) DVB
9 1 (0.045%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.045%) UMTS
9 1 (0.045%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (21.66%) Data Warehouse
2 436 (19.84%) SQL Server
3 380 (17.29%) Tableau
4 318 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 279 (12.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 274 (12.47%) Data Lake
7 204 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 159 (7.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 115 (5.23%) Big Data
10 110 (5.00%) QlikView
11 109 (4.96%) Relational Database
12 67 (3.05%) Qlik Sense
13 62 (2.82%) Metadata
14 60 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
15 58 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
16 56 (2.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 54 (2.46%) Hadoop
18 53 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 49 (2.23%) Power Query
20 43 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 90 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 85 (3.87%) JIRA
3 63 (2.87%) Visual Studio
4 28 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 16 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.64%) GitLab
8 12 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 12 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.36%) AppVeyor
10 8 (0.36%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.36%) RStudio
10 8 (0.36%) Selenium
11 6 (0.27%) Subversion
11 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (0.27%) Zephyr
12 5 (0.23%) MorphX
13 4 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
13 4 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 484 (22.02%) Social Skills
2 447 (20.34%) Finance
3 328 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
4 162 (7.37%) Public Sector
5 138 (6.28%) Marketing
6 70 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
7 51 (2.32%) Banking
7 51 (2.32%) Retail
8 50 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 42 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
11 36 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
12 35 (1.59%) Electronics
13 28 (1.27%) Local Government
14 27 (1.23%) Legal
15 25 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
17 21 (0.96%) Advertising
17 21 (0.96%) Law
18 17 (0.77%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 627 (28.53%) Analyst
2 574 (26.11%) Developer
3 305 (13.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 289 (13.15%) Data Analyst
5 250 (11.37%) Power BI Developer
6 215 (9.78%) Data Engineer
7 171 (7.78%) Consultant
8 169 (7.69%) Architect
9 162 (7.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 119 (5.41%) Business Analyst
11 97 (4.41%) Power BI Analyst
12 82 (3.73%) SQL Analyst
13 77 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
13 77 (3.50%) SQL Developer
14 71 (3.23%) Data Architect
15 60 (2.73%) Project Manager
16 58 (2.64%) SQL Data Analyst
17 55 (2.50%) Data Business Analyst
18 47 (2.14%) Report Analyst
19 45 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (5.51%) .NET
2 65 (2.96%) HTML
3 63 (2.87%) JSON
4 57 (2.59%) Web Services
5 56 (2.55%) REST
6 55 (2.50%) PySpark
7 48 (2.18%) XML
8 40 (1.82%) Kafka
9 38 (1.73%) CSS
10 33 (1.50%) RESTful
11 31 (1.41%) MDX
12 29 (1.32%) AngularJS
13 27 (1.23%) ASP.NET
14 25 (1.14%) React
15 21 (0.96%) Pandas
16 20 (0.91%) .NET Framework
17 19 (0.86%) SOAP
18 18 (0.82%) ADO
19 16 (0.73%) HTML5
20 15 (0.68%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 95 (4.32%) NHS
2 73 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 54 (2.46%) User Experience
4 41 (1.87%) Data Structures
5 32 (1.46%) Virtual Team
6 24 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
7 23 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (1.00%) Legacy Systems
9 21 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 19 (0.86%) FMCG
11 17 (0.77%) Reference Data
12 14 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
13 13 (0.59%) Freedom of Information Act
14 10 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
14 10 (0.45%) Wiki
15 9 (0.41%) Cloud Native
15 9 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.36%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.36%) Clustering
16 8 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 54 (2.46%) Windows
2 29 (1.32%) Unix
3 27 (1.23%) Linux
4 24 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.41%) VMS
6 5 (0.23%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.045%) MVS
8 1 (0.045%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,828 (83.17%) Business Intelligence
2 562 (25.57%) Analytics
3 526 (23.93%) Agile Software Development
4 504 (22.93%) Visualisation
5 389 (17.70%) ETL
6 370 (16.83%) Data Modelling
7 305 (13.88%) Data Visualisation
8 303 (13.79%) DevOps
9 269 (12.24%) Data Analysis
10 252 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 171 (7.78%) Migration
12 159 (7.23%) Scrum
13 158 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
14 149 (6.78%) Data Analytics
15 142 (6.46%) Data Science
16 123 (5.60%) Dashboard Development
17 120 (5.46%) Project Management
18 119 (5.41%) Decision-Making
19 116 (5.28%) Data Management
20 113 (5.14%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,115 (50.73%) SQL
2 433 (19.70%) Python
3 179 (8.14%) C#
4 178 (8.10%) T-SQL
5 146 (6.64%) R
6 134 (6.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 109 (4.96%) JavaScript
7 109 (4.96%) PowerShell
8 50 (2.27%) Java
8 50 (2.27%) VBA
9 32 (1.46%) VB
10 30 (1.36%) Scala
11 22 (1.00%) C
11 22 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 16 (0.73%) HiveQL
13 14 (0.64%) TypeScript
13 14 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 13 (0.59%) C++
15 12 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (5.51%) Degree
2 114 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 98 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.45%) CIMA
7 10 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.41%) PMP
8 9 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.36%) CFA
10 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.27%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.27%) MCSE
11 6 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.23%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.23%) MCSA
13 3 (0.14%) OCP
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (6.92%) Data Quality
2 68 (3.09%) PMO
3 66 (3.00%) QA
4 27 (1.23%) GDPR
5 16 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.68%) Accessibility
7 12 (0.55%) SLA
8 5 (0.23%) COBIT
8 5 (0.23%) IFRS
9 4 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.091%) Basel III
11 2 (0.091%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.091%) NCSC
11 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.045%) EMIR
12 1 (0.045%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.045%) NIST
12 1 (0.045%) P3O
System Software
1 59 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.68%) HDFS
3 12 (0.55%) Docker
3 12 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (1.09%) Ansible
2 15 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (0.64%) Terraform
4 6 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (0.23%) Grafana
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.18%) SCCM
6 4 (0.18%) SCOM
7 3 (0.14%) Control-M
7 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.091%) Automic
8 2 (0.091%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.091%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.091%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.091%) Puppet
9 1 (0.045%) NetVault Backup
9 1 (0.045%) Salt
Vendors
1 670 (30.48%) Microsoft
2 220 (10.01%) Databricks
3 128 (5.82%) SAP
4 124 (5.64%) Oracle
5 81 (3.69%) Google
6 61 (2.78%) Adobe
7 58 (2.64%) Informatica
8 55 (2.50%) Alteryx
9 42 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (1.59%) ServiceNow
11 23 (1.05%) Teradata
12 19 (0.86%) Cognos
12 19 (0.86%) Talend
13 13 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
13 13 (0.59%) VMware
14 12 (0.55%) Splunk
15 11 (0.50%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.45%) Cloudera
17 9 (0.41%) Nintex
17 9 (0.41%) Workday