Period
to 5 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Business Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 5 December 2020 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.

Business Intelligence (BI)
England > North West
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 36 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 +16 -14
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 201 274 242
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 8.84% 5.08% 4.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.70% 6.03% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 208 178
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% -6.47%
10th Percentile £230 £273 £306
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Median hourly rate £92.50 £20.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +351.22% +20.59% -62.72%
10th Percentile £46.00 £14.60 £15.40
90th Percentile £143.00 £52.00 £27.51
England median hourly rate £22.00 £26.35 £24.08
% change year-on-year -16.49% +9.41% -31.20%

Business Intelligence is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,878 4,547 5,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.55% 84.31% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,141 2,928 3,183
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £208 £262 £263
90th Percentile £590 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 213 283
Median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.00% +13.64% -15.58%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.96 £11.99
90th Percentile £59.25 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -6.38%

Business Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Business Intelligence as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Business Intelligence in the North West

Business Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Intelligence in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Business Intelligence in the North West

Business Intelligence
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Intelligence in the North West over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the North West

Business Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Intelligence in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Business Intelligence in the North West

Business Intelligence
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Intelligence in the North West over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Intelligence 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Intelligence within the North West region over the 6 months to 5 December 2020. 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
Manchester +12 110 £450 +12.50% 67
Lancashire +15 28 £243 -39.38% 9
Merseyside +33 25 £500 +40.35% 5
Cheshire -4 14 £575 +27.78% 15
Cumbria +20 6 £500 -8.68% 2
Business Intelligence
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Business Intelligence 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 North West region with a requirement for Business Intelligence.

1 102 (50.75%) SQL
2 72 (35.82%) Power Platform
3 71 (35.32%) Power BI
4 59 (29.35%) Microsoft
5 54 (26.87%) Azure
6 41 (20.40%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (20.40%) Data Modelling
7 40 (19.90%) Analytics
8 39 (19.40%) NHS
8 39 (19.40%) SQL Server
8 39 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (18.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 36 (17.91%) Finance
11 34 (16.92%) SAP
12 32 (15.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (11.94%) Data Management
14 24 (11.94%) Public Sector
15 23 (11.44%) Oracle
16 22 (10.95%) Manufacturing
17 21 (10.45%) Security Cleared
18 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
18 20 (9.95%) Migration
19 19 (9.45%) Data Lake
19 19 (9.45%) Databricks
20 18 (8.96%) T-SQL
20 18 (8.96%) AWS
21 17 (8.46%) Data Architecture
21 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
21 17 (8.46%) ETL

Business Intelligence
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.49%) SAS
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.00%) Mule
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (4.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.49%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.50%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 72 (35.82%) Power Platform
2 54 (26.87%) Azure
3 18 (8.96%) AWS
4 12 (5.97%) Azure Data Factory
5 11 (5.47%) PaaS
6 8 (3.98%) PowerApps
7 6 (2.99%) Power Automate
8 5 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.49%) Serverless
9 4 (1.99%) Logic Apps
9 4 (1.99%) Office 365
10 3 (1.49%) Boomi
10 3 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.00%) GCP
11 2 (1.00%) IaaS
11 2 (1.00%) SaaS
12 1 (0.50%) GitHub
12 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (35.32%) Power BI
2 41 (20.40%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (19.40%) SQL Server
4 37 (18.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (15.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (9.45%) Data Lake
7 16 (7.96%) Big Data
7 16 (7.96%) Tableau
8 15 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (6.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (4.98%) Oracle Database
11 9 (4.48%) HDInsight
11 9 (4.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (4.48%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (2.99%) QlikView
12 6 (2.99%) SAP BW
13 5 (2.49%) MySQL
14 4 (1.99%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.48%) Toad
2 4 (1.99%) ER Studio
2 4 (1.99%) ERwin
3 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.00%) JIRA
4 2 (1.00%) Selenium
4 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) eCATT
5 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.50%) Sourcetree
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 36 (17.91%) Finance
2 24 (11.94%) Public Sector
3 22 (10.95%) Manufacturing
4 16 (7.96%) Electronics
5 15 (7.46%) Marketing
5 15 (7.46%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.99%) Retail
7 3 (1.49%) Law
8 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (31.34%) Developer
2 37 (18.41%) Architect
2 37 (18.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 32 (15.92%) Data Architect
4 25 (12.44%) Analyst
5 15 (7.46%) Azure Architect
6 12 (5.97%) Data Engineer
6 12 (5.97%) Enterprise Architect
6 12 (5.97%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 11 (5.47%) Power BI Developer
8 10 (4.98%) SQL Developer
9 9 (4.48%) Consultant
9 9 (4.48%) IT Manager
10 8 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 8 (3.98%) DBA
11 7 (3.48%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) Data Modeller
11 7 (3.48%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.99%) Oracle DBA
12 6 (2.99%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.47%) .NET
2 5 (2.49%) HTML
2 5 (2.49%) SOAP
2 5 (2.49%) Web Services
3 4 (1.99%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.99%) CSS
3 4 (1.99%) Middleware
3 4 (1.99%) Node.js
3 4 (1.99%) PySpark
3 4 (1.99%) React
4 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.49%) REST
5 2 (1.00%) JSON
5 2 (1.00%) RESTful
5 2 (1.00%) XML
5 2 (1.00%) XSLT
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.40%) NHS
2 30 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.98%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.48%) User Experience
5 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.49%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (2.49%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.50%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.50%) Online Games
9 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.97%) Linux
2 10 (4.98%) Solaris
3 9 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.99%) AIX
5 1 (0.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.40%) Data Modelling
2 40 (19.90%) Analytics
3 39 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (11.94%) Data Management
5 20 (9.95%) Migration
6 17 (8.46%) Data Architecture
6 17 (8.46%) ETL
7 16 (7.96%) Visualisation
8 15 (7.46%) Digital Marketing
8 15 (7.46%) Programme Management
9 13 (6.47%) Data Analysis
10 11 (5.47%) Data Transformation
10 11 (5.47%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (5.47%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.47%) TOGAF
11 10 (4.98%) Project Management
12 9 (4.48%) ERP
12 9 (4.48%) Logical Data Model
12 9 (4.48%) Machine Learning
13 8 (3.98%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 102 (50.75%) SQL
2 18 (8.96%) T-SQL
3 13 (6.47%) C#
4 12 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.47%) Python
6 10 (4.98%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.48%) R
8 6 (2.99%) Java
9 4 (1.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.00%) C++
11 2 (1.00%) U-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) VBA
11 2 (1.00%) XPath
12 1 (0.50%) ES6
12 1 (0.50%) Lua
Qualifications
1 21 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.47%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (2.49%) Degree
5 2 (1.00%) MCSA
5 2 (1.00%) MCSE
5 2 (1.00%) MCTS
6 1 (0.50%) CISM
6 1 (0.50%) CISSP
6 1 (0.50%) CRISC
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.46%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 59 (29.35%) Microsoft
2 34 (16.92%) SAP
3 23 (11.44%) Oracle
4 19 (9.45%) Databricks
5 9 (4.48%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.48%) Sun
6 3 (1.49%) Dell
6 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.00%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.00%) Cognos
7 2 (1.00%) Talend
7 2 (1.00%) Teradata
7 2 (1.00%) Vertica
7 2 (1.00%) WSO2
8 1 (0.50%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.50%) IBM
8 1 (0.50%) IFS
8 1 (0.50%) Nintex
8 1 (0.50%) Sparx