Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 78 144
Rank change year-on-year -4 +66 +101
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,180 1,525 1,688
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.83% 2.83% 1.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.35% 13.25% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 1,089 1,200
10th Percentile £275 £313 £313
25th Percentile £360 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 16
10th Percentile £13.50 £19.04 £16.69
25th Percentile £17.94 £26.25 £21.22
Median hourly rate £21.00 £44.50 £23.58
Median % change year-on-year -52.81% +88.76% +17.88%
75th Percentile £23.59 £50.44 £32.88
90th Percentile £33.00 £53.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £43.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -50.58% +75.51% +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 8,841 11,513 20,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.21% 21.38% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,158 7,941 14,113
10th Percentile £315 £325 £325
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £488
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
75th Percentile £598 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 159 211
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.31 £14.08
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.13 £18.59
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% -28.57% +16.67%
75th Percentile £43.45 £45.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £61.78 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £24.86 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% -17.15% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +4 594 £500 +5.26% 186
North of England +19 168 £375 -3.85% 100
Midlands +12 142 £428 +0.59% 68
West Midlands +23 121 £450 - 56
North West +13 104 £375 -6.25% 45
South East -60 83 £400 -15.79% 63
South West +29 55 £475 +2.15% 26
Yorkshire +18 52 £375 -6.25% 45
East of England -5 49 £413 -2.94% 46
East Midlands -6 19 £375 +3.09% 12
North East +17 12 £190 -46.85% 10
Power BI
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,180 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 950 (80.51%) Business Intelligence
3 600 (50.85%) SQL
4 476 (40.34%) Azure
5 399 (33.81%) Microsoft
6 322 (27.29%) Analytics
7 276 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
8 273 (23.14%) Data Warehouse
9 268 (22.71%) SQL Server
10 250 (21.19%) Finance
11 239 (20.25%) Visualisation
12 218 (18.47%) Data Modelling
13 215 (18.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 205 (17.37%) ETL
15 183 (15.51%) Python
16 177 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 175 (14.83%) Tableau
18 165 (13.98%) Microsoft Excel
19 152 (12.88%) DevOps
20 142 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
21 125 (10.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 116 (9.83%) SharePoint
23 112 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
24 110 (9.32%) Data Analysis
25 109 (9.24%) Data Visualisation
26 104 (8.81%) Public Sector
27 102 (8.64%) Data Lake
27 102 (8.64%) Azure Data Factory
28 101 (8.56%) PowerApps
29 93 (7.88%) T-SQL

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
1 116 (9.83%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.29%) Apache Spark
3 21 (1.78%) Apache Airflow
4 18 (1.53%) SAS
5 14 (1.19%) Apache
6 6 (0.51%) Apache Synapse
6 6 (0.51%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.51%) Jupyter
6 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.42%) CMS
8 4 (0.34%) Confluence
8 4 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.085%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.085%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.085%) Kentico
9 1 (0.085%) Luigi
9 1 (0.085%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.085%) Mule
9 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 165 (13.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.59%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.34%) SPSS
8 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.34%) MFGPRO
6 3 (0.25%) iTrent
6 3 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.17%) Magento
7 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.17%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.17%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.17%) Sonata
8 1 (0.085%) FastStats
8 1 (0.085%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,180 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 476 (40.34%) Azure
3 102 (8.64%) Azure Data Factory
4 101 (8.56%) PowerApps
5 83 (7.03%) AWS
6 72 (6.10%) Dynamics 365
7 59 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
8 53 (4.49%) Power Automate
9 43 (3.64%) SaaS
10 42 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 32 (2.71%) Logic Apps
12 20 (1.69%) GCP
12 20 (1.69%) Serverless
13 18 (1.53%) PaaS
14 16 (1.36%) Google Analytics
15 13 (1.10%) OneDrive
16 12 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.76%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.76%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.61%) Firewall
2 8 (0.68%) HTTP
3 7 (0.59%) RTMP
4 6 (0.51%) Skype
5 5 (0.42%) Intranet
6 3 (0.25%) LAN
7 2 (0.17%) FTP
7 2 (0.17%) Internet
7 2 (0.17%) MPLS
7 2 (0.17%) Network Security
7 2 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.17%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.17%) VPN
7 2 (0.17%) WAN
7 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.085%) 4G
8 1 (0.085%) DNS
8 1 (0.085%) IPsec
8 1 (0.085%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.085%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (23.14%) Data Warehouse
2 268 (22.71%) SQL Server
3 215 (18.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 177 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 175 (14.83%) Tableau
6 125 (10.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 102 (8.64%) Data Lake
8 62 (5.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 61 (5.17%) Big Data
10 50 (4.24%) Relational Database
11 49 (4.15%) QlikView
12 43 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 38 (3.22%) Hadoop
14 34 (2.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 33 (2.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 31 (2.63%) Pentaho
17 30 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
18 28 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
18 28 (2.37%) Qlik Sense
19 26 (2.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (2.63%) JIRA
2 26 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (0.68%) ERwin
8 7 (0.59%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.59%) GitLab
9 6 (0.51%) ER Studio
10 5 (0.42%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.34%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.25%) Hudson
12 3 (0.25%) kappa
12 3 (0.25%) MorphX
13 2 (0.17%) Sourcetree
13 2 (0.17%) Subversion
13 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 250 (21.19%) Finance
2 104 (8.81%) Public Sector
3 42 (3.56%) Marketing
4 33 (2.80%) Law
5 32 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 28 (2.37%) Legal
7 25 (2.12%) Banking
7 25 (2.12%) Retail
8 22 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.10%) Electronics
10 12 (1.02%) Billing
11 11 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.76%) Publishing
13 7 (0.59%) Games
13 7 (0.59%) Local Government
14 6 (0.51%) Front Office
15 3 (0.25%) Advertising
16 2 (0.17%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 328 (27.80%) Developer
2 318 (26.95%) Analyst
3 187 (15.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 145 (12.29%) Data Analyst
5 131 (11.10%) Power BI Developer
6 123 (10.42%) Data Engineer
7 102 (8.64%) Architect
8 86 (7.29%) Consultant
9 70 (5.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 61 (5.17%) Power BI Analyst
11 56 (4.75%) Business Analyst
12 55 (4.66%) SQL Developer
13 44 (3.73%) Data Architect
14 39 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
14 39 (3.31%) Technical Leader
15 35 (2.97%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 34 (2.88%) Power BI Consultant
17 33 (2.80%) Project Manager
17 33 (2.80%) SQL Analyst
18 28 (2.37%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (6.78%) .NET
2 44 (3.73%) React
3 37 (3.14%) ASP.NET
4 31 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 28 (2.37%) JSON
5 28 (2.37%) Web Services
6 26 (2.20%) ASP.NET Core
7 25 (2.12%) Kafka
8 24 (2.03%) HTML
9 21 (1.78%) RESTful
10 19 (1.61%) Natural Language Processing
11 18 (1.53%) XML
12 15 (1.27%) PySpark
13 13 (1.10%) CSS
13 13 (1.10%) NumPy
13 13 (1.10%) TensorFlow
14 12 (1.02%) .NET Core
14 12 (1.02%) D3.js
14 12 (1.02%) SciPy
14 12 (1.02%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 142 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.17%) NHS
3 38 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.71%) User Experience
6 20 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 20 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.44%) Reference Data
8 12 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
9 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.76%) FMCG
11 8 (0.68%) Reinsurance
12 7 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.59%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.51%) iSeries
13 6 (0.51%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.51%) VSAM
14 5 (0.42%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
15 4 (0.34%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.14%) Windows
2 18 (1.53%) Windows Server
3 17 (1.44%) Unix
4 10 (0.85%) Linux
5 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.17%) Android
6 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.085%) AIX
7 1 (0.085%) Solaris
7 1 (0.085%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.085%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 950 (80.51%) Business Intelligence
2 322 (27.29%) Analytics
3 276 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
4 239 (20.25%) Visualisation
5 218 (18.47%) Data Modelling
6 205 (17.37%) ETL
7 152 (12.88%) DevOps
8 112 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 110 (9.32%) Data Analysis
10 109 (9.24%) Data Visualisation
11 81 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
12 80 (6.78%) Migration
13 77 (6.53%) Dashboard Development
14 75 (6.36%) Data Management
14 75 (6.36%) Scrum
15 72 (6.10%) Decision-Making
16 69 (5.85%) Data Analytics
17 66 (5.59%) CRM
18 63 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
18 63 (5.34%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 600 (50.85%) SQL
2 183 (15.51%) Python
3 93 (7.88%) T-SQL
4 91 (7.71%) PowerShell
5 87 (7.37%) C#
6 70 (5.93%) JavaScript
7 60 (5.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 50 (4.24%) Java
9 45 (3.81%) R
10 28 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 24 (2.03%) VBA
12 20 (1.69%) Scala
13 14 (1.19%) C
14 12 (1.02%) VB
15 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.42%) COBOL
17 5 (0.42%) Ruby
18 4 (0.34%) X++
19 3 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 69 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.32%) Degree
4 11 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.68%) PhD
7 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.25%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.17%) ISEB
10 2 (0.17%) MCSE
10 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.085%) CCNA
11 1 (0.085%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.085%) MBCS
11 1 (0.085%) MCP
11 1 (0.085%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.02%) Data Quality
2 65 (5.51%) QA
3 15 (1.27%) PMO
4 14 (1.19%) GDPR
5 5 (0.42%) SLA
6 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.25%) NIST
7 2 (0.17%) NCSC
7 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.085%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.085%) HL7
8 1 (0.085%) IFRS
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.085%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.93%) HDFS
3 8 (0.68%) Docker
4 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.17%) XenApp
5 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.59%) Ansible
2 7 (0.59%) SCCM
3 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.25%) Oozie
4 2 (0.17%) Terraform
5 1 (0.085%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.085%) Control-M
5 1 (0.085%) Grafana
5 1 (0.085%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.085%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.085%) Packer
5 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.085%) SCOM
Vendors
1 399 (33.81%) Microsoft
2 81 (6.86%) Databricks
3 77 (6.53%) Oracle
4 73 (6.19%) SAP
5 28 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (2.03%) Google
6 24 (2.03%) Splunk
6 24 (2.03%) Talend
7 23 (1.95%) Alteryx
8 17 (1.44%) Intapp
9 16 (1.36%) Informatica
10 13 (1.10%) iManage
11 12 (1.02%) Cognos
12 10 (0.85%) ESRI
13 9 (0.76%) Nintex
14 6 (0.51%) Adobe
14 6 (0.51%) Cadence
14 6 (0.51%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.51%) Teradata
15 5 (0.42%) Citrix