Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 45 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 -13 +8
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 247 236 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.31% 4.41% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% 5.21% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 185 211
North West median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £300
90th Percentile £588 £614 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 10
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £46.21 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.21% +88.61% -40.26%
10th Percentile £13.75 £27.00 £15.95
90th Percentile £25.42 £68.62 £35.88
England median hourly rate £21.50 £35.43 £31.25
% change year-on-year -39.31% +13.36% -21.88%

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 4,857 4,530 5,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.72% 84.67% 85.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,091 2,919 3,321
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £270 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 220 172
North West median hourly rate £24.75 £24.28 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -2.88% -17.08%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.98 £11.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.19 £51.35
England median hourly rate £24.08 £24.09 £24.44
% change year-on-year -0.04% -1.43% +6.26%

Business Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Business Intelligence as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Intelligence in the North West

Business Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Intelligence in the North West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the North West

Business Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Intelligence in the North West

Business Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Intelligence in the North West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor 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 15 February 2019. 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 -28 96 £400 -5.88% 108
Cheshire +17 59 £413 +17.86% 24
Lancashire -11 42 £425 +18.30% 11
Merseyside +3 41 £375 -0.99% 14
Cumbria -3 3 £395 -
Business Intelligence
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 125 (50.61%) SQL
2 88 (35.63%) Power BI
3 64 (25.91%) SQL Server
3 64 (25.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (24.29%) Microsoft
5 57 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (21.46%) ETL
7 52 (21.05%) Finance
8 49 (19.84%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 41 (16.60%) SAP
11 38 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 35 (14.17%) C#
13 33 (13.36%) .NET
14 31 (12.55%) Analytics
15 29 (11.74%) Tableau
15 29 (11.74%) T-SQL
15 29 (11.74%) CRM
16 25 (10.12%) Marketing
17 24 (9.72%) Microsoft Excel
18 23 (9.31%) Telecoms
18 23 (9.31%) Manufacturing
18 23 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (9.31%) Visualisation
18 23 (9.31%) Digital Marketing
19 22 (8.91%) Programme Management
19 22 (8.91%) Electronics
19 22 (8.91%) NHS
20 21 (8.50%) Data Modelling

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 10 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.64%) CMS
3 8 (3.24%) SAS
4 7 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.43%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.62%) Confluence
7 3 (1.21%) Drupal
7 3 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.21%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.81%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.21%) SPSS
4 3 (1.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.40%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.83%) Azure Functions
4 7 (2.83%) Office 365
4 7 (2.83%) PaaS
4 7 (2.83%) Serverless
5 6 (2.43%) IaaS
5 6 (2.43%) SaaS
6 4 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.62%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.81%) Boomi
7 2 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.40%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.40%) npm
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) VPN
2 2 (0.81%) Network Security
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (35.63%) Power BI
2 64 (25.91%) SQL Server
2 64 (25.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (19.84%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (7.69%) Big Data
7 16 (6.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (6.07%) Relational Database
9 13 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (5.26%) QlikView
10 10 (4.05%) Data Lake
11 9 (3.64%) Hadoop
12 8 (3.24%) Star Schema
13 7 (2.83%) PerformancePoint
13 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (2.43%) Qlik Sense
14 6 (2.43%) SQL CLR
15 4 (1.62%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 11 (4.45%) Selenium
1 11 (4.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (4.05%) JMeter
2 10 (4.05%) WebDriver
3 4 (1.62%) JIRA
4 3 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.40%) Babel
5 1 (0.40%) ERwin
5 1 (0.40%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 52 (21.05%) Finance
2 25 (10.12%) Marketing
3 23 (9.31%) Manufacturing
3 23 (9.31%) Telecoms
4 22 (8.91%) Electronics
5 17 (6.88%) Banking
6 10 (4.05%) Retail
7 7 (2.83%) Law
7 7 (2.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.81%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Local Government
8 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (47.37%) Developer
2 64 (25.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 37 (14.98%) SQL Developer
4 33 (13.36%) Analyst
5 24 (9.72%) Architect
6 21 (8.50%) SQL BI Developer
7 16 (6.48%) Power BI Developer
8 15 (6.07%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 12 (4.86%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.86%) Tester
10 11 (4.45%) C# Developer
10 11 (4.45%) Consultant
10 11 (4.45%) Data Architect
10 11 (4.45%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.64%) DBA
11 9 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.24%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.24%) Azure Developer
12 8 (3.24%) SQL DBA
13 7 (2.83%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.36%) .NET
2 14 (5.67%) RESTful
3 13 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.05%) Taurus
5 9 (3.64%) HTML
5 9 (3.64%) MDX
6 7 (2.83%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.83%) Web Services
7 6 (2.43%) CSS
8 4 (1.62%) ADO
8 4 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (1.62%) HTML5
8 4 (1.62%) jQuery
8 4 (1.62%) Laravel
8 4 (1.62%) Node.js
9 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.21%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.21%) Symfony
9 3 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.91%) NHS
2 14 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.43%) User Experience
5 5 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.62%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.81%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) BYOD
8 1 (0.40%) CMDB
8 1 (0.40%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.40%) iPhone
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Replication
8 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.83%) Windows
2 6 (2.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.62%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.21%) Unix
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.81%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.46%) ETL
2 42 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (12.55%) Analytics
4 29 (11.74%) CRM
5 23 (9.31%) Digital Marketing
5 23 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (9.31%) Visualisation
6 22 (8.91%) Programme Management
7 21 (8.50%) Data Analysis
7 21 (8.50%) Data Modelling
8 19 (7.69%) Migration
9 18 (7.29%) Dimensional Modelling
10 16 (6.48%) Scrum
10 16 (6.48%) Validation
11 14 (5.67%) Data Visualisation
12 13 (5.26%) Data Migration
12 13 (5.26%) Test Automation
13 12 (4.86%) Dashboard Development
13 12 (4.86%) Integration Testing
13 12 (4.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 125 (50.61%) SQL
2 35 (14.17%) C#
3 29 (11.74%) T-SQL
4 20 (8.10%) Java
5 12 (4.86%) VBA
6 10 (4.05%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.43%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.02%) PHP
10 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.21%) Python
10 3 (1.21%) Scala
11 2 (0.81%) R
12 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.40%) Java 8
12 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (4.86%) Degree
1 12 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.81%) MCSE
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CCNA
5 1 (0.40%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.40%) MCSA
5 1 (0.40%) SSCP
5 1 (0.40%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.64%) Data Quality
1 9 (3.64%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (1.21%) IFRS
3 3 (1.21%) PMO
4 2 (0.81%) GxP
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.64%) Docker
3 4 (1.62%) HDFS
4 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (16.60%) SAP
3 29 (11.74%) Tableau
4 17 (6.88%) Oracle
5 5 (2.02%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.21%) hybris
6 3 (1.21%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.81%) Acronis
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco
7 2 (0.81%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.81%) Dell
7 2 (0.81%) Informatica
7 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.81%) VMware
7 2 (0.81%) Zend
8 1 (0.40%) Dundas
8 1 (0.40%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.40%) Teradata