Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 95 120
Rank change year-on-year +16 +25 +110
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,760 844 1,788
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.08% 2.58% 2.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.30% 11.56% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,195 601 1,290
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
25th Percentile £387 £375 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
75th Percentile £569 £538 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 13 13
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.50 £18.00
25th Percentile £13.50 £23.90 £21.25
Median hourly rate £21.32 £40.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -47.36% +65.29% +22.50%
75th Percentile £27.00 £51.75 £36.00
90th Percentile £40.90 £68.75 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £21.32 £36.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -40.79% +46.94% +22.50%

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 12,307 7,298 19,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 22.35% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,596 5,132 13,380
10th Percentile £338 £328 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +3.40% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 104 227
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.96 £13.45
25th Percentile £19.00 £17.81 £17.88
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.85 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.64% -17.17% -
75th Percentile £49.75 £46.38 £52.40
90th Percentile £63.60 £65.66 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £22.66 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.15% -24.47% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +41 959 £500 +8.11% 250
North of England +17 189 £400 +3.23% 99
Midlands +2 177 £475 +8.57% 95
South East -49 149 £475 - 88
West Midlands +8 142 £475 +5.56% 62
North West -4 96 £400 +3.23% 61
South West +24 86 £477 +11.46% 22
Yorkshire +25 85 £420 +12.00% 27
East of England +13 81 £338 -28.95% 48
East Midlands -7 33 £433 +21.40% 32
North East -5 8 £356 -17.33% 11
Power BI
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,760 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,465 (83.24%) Business Intelligence
3 913 (51.88%) SQL
4 722 (41.02%) Azure
5 558 (31.70%) Microsoft
6 508 (28.86%) Analytics
7 422 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
8 408 (23.18%) Data Warehouse
9 392 (22.27%) Social Skills
10 385 (21.88%) Visualisation
11 364 (20.68%) SQL Server
12 346 (19.66%) Finance
13 342 (19.43%) Data Modelling
14 330 (18.75%) ETL
15 314 (17.84%) Python
16 288 (16.36%) Tableau
17 274 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
18 272 (15.45%) DevOps
19 262 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 259 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
21 237 (13.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 213 (12.10%) Data Analysis
23 206 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
24 202 (11.48%) Data Lake
25 199 (11.31%) Data Visualisation
26 188 (10.68%) Azure Data Factory
27 172 (9.77%) Databricks
28 169 (9.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 166 (9.43%) SharePoint
30 164 (9.32%) PowerApps

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
1 166 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.10%) SAS
4 21 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
5 17 (0.97%) Confluence
6 16 (0.91%) Apache
7 13 (0.74%) CMS
8 12 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.45%) Drupal
11 4 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.23%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.17%) Mule
13 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.11%) Luigi
13 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.11%) Wowza Streaming Engine
Applications
1 274 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (1.02%) SPSS
6 12 (0.68%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.57%) Stata
8 8 (0.45%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.17%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.057%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.057%) Figma
Business Applications
1 54 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.23%) MFGPRO
7 3 (0.17%) Lorenzo
7 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.17%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.11%) SAP EWM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Travel Management
8 2 (0.11%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.11%) Sonata
9 1 (0.057%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,760 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 722 (41.02%) Azure
3 188 (10.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 164 (9.32%) PowerApps
5 123 (6.99%) AWS
6 117 (6.65%) Dynamics 365
7 110 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
8 106 (6.02%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 88 (5.00%) Power Automate
10 69 (3.92%) Azure Logic Apps
11 59 (3.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 55 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 49 (2.78%) GCP
14 41 (2.33%) Serverless
15 36 (2.05%) Snowflake
16 35 (1.99%) Adobe Analytics
16 35 (1.99%) Google Analytics
17 33 (1.88%) PaaS
18 32 (1.82%) SaaS
19 31 (1.76%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.08%) Firewall
2 10 (0.57%) RTMP
3 7 (0.40%) HTTP
4 5 (0.28%) Internet
5 4 (0.23%) Intranet
5 4 (0.23%) MPLS
5 4 (0.23%) Network Security
6 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.17%) Skype
6 3 (0.17%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.11%) FTP
7 2 (0.11%) LAN
7 2 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.11%) WAN
8 1 (0.057%) GSM
8 1 (0.057%) PBX
8 1 (0.057%) PSTN
8 1 (0.057%) UMTS
8 1 (0.057%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (23.18%) Data Warehouse
2 364 (20.68%) SQL Server
3 288 (16.36%) Tableau
4 262 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 237 (13.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 202 (11.48%) Data Lake
7 169 (9.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 141 (8.01%) Azure SQL Database
9 89 (5.06%) Big Data
10 82 (4.66%) Relational Database
11 73 (4.15%) QlikView
12 64 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 62 (3.52%) Hadoop
14 56 (3.18%) Metadata
15 55 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
16 53 (3.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 50 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
18 41 (2.33%) MySQL
19 39 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
20 35 (1.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 64 (3.64%) JIRA
2 57 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 35 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 29 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 20 (1.14%) GitLab
7 19 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (0.74%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.45%) AppVeyor
11 8 (0.45%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.28%) Subversion
13 4 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.23%) ERwin
13 4 (0.23%) Postman
13 4 (0.23%) Selenium
14 3 (0.17%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.17%) ER Studio
14 3 (0.17%) Zephyr
General
1 392 (22.27%) Social Skills
2 346 (19.66%) Finance
3 259 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
4 140 (7.95%) Public Sector
5 94 (5.34%) Marketing
6 53 (3.01%) Presentation Skills
7 42 (2.39%) Retail
8 40 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
9 36 (2.05%) Banking
10 33 (1.88%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.70%) Telecoms
12 26 (1.48%) Law
13 24 (1.36%) Local Government
14 21 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
14 21 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
14 21 (1.19%) Legal
15 19 (1.08%) Electronics
16 15 (0.85%) Front Office
17 14 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 498 (28.30%) Analyst
2 457 (25.97%) Developer
3 247 (14.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 233 (13.24%) Data Analyst
5 189 (10.74%) Power BI Developer
6 180 (10.23%) Data Engineer
7 141 (8.01%) Architect
8 124 (7.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 107 (6.08%) Consultant
10 74 (4.20%) Business Analyst
10 74 (4.20%) Power BI Analyst
11 73 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
12 62 (3.52%) Data Architect
13 57 (3.24%) SQL Analyst
14 55 (3.13%) Azure Architect
15 52 (2.95%) SQL Developer
16 47 (2.67%) Project Manager
17 42 (2.39%) Report Analyst
18 40 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
19 39 (2.22%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (6.70%) .NET
2 51 (2.90%) AngularJS
3 49 (2.78%) HTML
4 47 (2.67%) ASP.NET
5 46 (2.61%) REST
6 44 (2.50%) Web Services
7 43 (2.44%) React
8 37 (2.10%) Kafka
9 33 (1.88%) RESTful
10 32 (1.82%) XML
11 31 (1.76%) JSON
12 29 (1.65%) ASP.NET Core
13 25 (1.42%) PySpark
14 24 (1.36%) CSS
15 19 (1.08%) .NET Framework
15 19 (1.08%) SOAP
16 17 (0.97%) MDX
17 15 (0.85%) D3.js
17 15 (0.85%) NumPy
17 15 (0.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 61 (3.47%) Management Information System
2 58 (3.30%) NHS
3 38 (2.16%) User Experience
4 34 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (1.65%) Data Structures
6 26 (1.48%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.31%) FMCG
8 20 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 14 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (0.68%) Reference Data
12 10 (0.57%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.57%) Reinsurance
12 10 (0.57%) Wiki
13 9 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
14 8 (0.45%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.40%) Freedom of Information Act
16 6 (0.34%) iSeries
16 6 (0.34%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 39 (2.22%) Windows
2 31 (1.76%) Unix
3 21 (1.19%) Linux
4 15 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.23%) VMS
6 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.057%) AIX
8 1 (0.057%) Android
8 1 (0.057%) Solaris
8 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,465 (83.24%) Business Intelligence
2 508 (28.86%) Analytics
3 422 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
4 385 (21.88%) Visualisation
5 342 (19.43%) Data Modelling
6 330 (18.75%) ETL
7 272 (15.45%) DevOps
8 213 (12.10%) Data Analysis
9 206 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 199 (11.31%) Data Visualisation
11 158 (8.98%) Migration
12 143 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
13 142 (8.07%) Scrum
14 112 (6.36%) Data Analytics
15 104 (5.91%) Data Science
16 102 (5.80%) Data Engineering
17 100 (5.68%) Dashboard Development
18 97 (5.51%) Decision-Making
19 91 (5.17%) Project Management
20 89 (5.06%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 913 (51.88%) SQL
2 314 (17.84%) Python
3 154 (8.75%) C#
4 140 (7.95%) T-SQL
5 126 (7.16%) PowerShell
6 110 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 108 (6.14%) JavaScript
8 95 (5.40%) R
9 61 (3.47%) Java
10 37 (2.10%) VBA
11 35 (1.99%) TypeScript
12 26 (1.48%) Scala
13 21 (1.19%) C
14 20 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.97%) VB
16 16 (0.91%) HiveQL
17 10 (0.57%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.51%) C++
19 5 (0.28%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 114 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 88 (5.00%) Degree
4 16 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.45%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.45%) PhD
8 8 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.23%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) HND
13 2 (0.11%) OCP
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.91%) Data Quality
2 83 (4.72%) QA
3 30 (1.70%) PMO
4 17 (0.97%) GDPR
5 14 (0.80%) SLA
6 10 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.28%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.23%) IFRS
9 3 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.11%) Basel III
10 2 (0.11%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.057%) EMIR
11 1 (0.057%) FATCA
11 1 (0.057%) MiFID
11 1 (0.057%) NCSC
11 1 (0.057%) P3O
11 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.91%) HDFS
3 11 (0.63%) Docker
4 7 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.23%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (1.31%) Ansible
2 18 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 13 (0.74%) Terraform
4 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (0.34%) Puppet
6 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.28%) SCOM
6 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.17%) SCCM
8 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.11%) Grafana
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.057%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.057%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.057%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.057%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 558 (31.70%) Microsoft
2 172 (9.77%) Databricks
3 105 (5.97%) SAP
4 104 (5.91%) Oracle
5 60 (3.41%) Alteryx
6 57 (3.24%) Google
7 42 (2.39%) Adobe
8 38 (2.16%) Splunk
9 37 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (2.05%) Informatica
11 34 (1.93%) Talend
12 26 (1.48%) ServiceNow
13 18 (1.02%) Teradata
14 15 (0.85%) Nintex
15 14 (0.80%) Intapp
16 13 (0.74%) Cognos
17 11 (0.63%) Cloudera
18 9 (0.51%) Atlassian
18 9 (0.51%) JD Edwards
19 8 (0.45%) VMware