Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 37 33
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 226 281 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.80% 4.90% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 5.96% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 206 251
North West median daily rate £389 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £306 £273 £281
90th Percentile £538 £615 £555
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 12
North West median hourly rate £21.94 £46.21 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.52% -22.09% +79.73%
10th Percentile £16.23 £27.00 £24.26
90th Percentile £30.10 £68.16 £69.07
England median hourly rate £26.69 £35.85 £28.34
% change year-on-year -25.55% +26.50% +11.40%

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 4,933 4,714 5,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.01% 82.24% 84.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,128 3,010 3,787
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £585 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 203 178
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.23 £51.12 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 16 November 2018.

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
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 16 November 2018. 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 -33 88 £393 -7.65% 75
Cheshire +11 56 £378 +11.85% 37
Merseyside +9 42 £375 -9.64% 9
Lancashire -21 31 £469 -15.54% 7
Cumbria -6 3 £395 - 1
Business Intelligence
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 126 (55.75%) SQL
2 90 (39.82%) Power BI
3 71 (31.42%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (27.43%) ETL
5 58 (25.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
7 55 (24.34%) SQL Server
8 53 (23.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 50 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (21.24%) Finance
11 39 (17.26%) SAP
11 39 (17.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 37 (16.37%) Analytics
13 36 (15.93%) T-SQL
13 36 (15.93%) Data Modelling
14 29 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (12.39%) BusinessObjects
15 28 (12.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (11.95%) Data Analysis
17 25 (11.06%) Tableau
17 25 (11.06%) Visualisation
18 23 (10.18%) Dashboard Development
19 22 (9.73%) Data Visualisation
19 22 (9.73%) Big Data
20 21 (9.29%) Migration
21 20 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
21 20 (8.85%) Java
21 20 (8.85%) Oracle
22 19 (8.41%) CRM
23 18 (7.96%) Manufacturing

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 (4.87%) SAS
2 7 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.21%) CMS
4 3 (1.33%) Drupal
4 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.44%) nginx
5 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.44%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (17.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.08%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (2.65%) Office 365
4 5 (2.21%) Trello
5 4 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.77%) PaaS
6 3 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.33%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.33%) IaaS
6 3 (1.33%) Serverless
6 3 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.88%) GitHub
7 2 (0.88%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.88%) SaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) SMS
1 3 (1.33%) VPN
2 2 (0.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.44%) Firewall
3 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (39.82%) Power BI
2 71 (31.42%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (25.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (24.34%) SQL Server
5 53 (23.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (12.39%) BusinessObjects
6 28 (12.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (9.73%) Big Data
8 18 (7.96%) Relational Database
9 17 (7.52%) QlikView
10 13 (5.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (5.31%) Hadoop
12 10 (4.42%) Data Lake
12 10 (4.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (3.54%) Base SAS
13 8 (3.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (3.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 7 (3.10%) OLAP
15 6 (2.65%) HBase
15 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.54%) JMeter
1 8 (3.54%) Selenium
1 8 (3.54%) WebDriver
2 7 (3.10%) JIRA
3 6 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.88%) ERwin
5 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.88%) GitLab
6 1 (0.44%) Babel
6 1 (0.44%) gulp
6 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.44%) Protractor
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 48 (21.24%) Finance
2 18 (7.96%) Manufacturing
2 18 (7.96%) Marketing
2 18 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 17 (7.52%) Electronics
4 12 (5.31%) Retail
5 10 (4.42%) Legal
6 7 (3.10%) Banking
7 6 (2.65%) Law
8 3 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (53.10%) Developer
2 76 (33.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 31 (13.72%) Analyst
4 27 (11.95%) SQL Developer
5 20 (8.85%) Power BI Developer
5 20 (8.85%) SQL BI Developer
6 16 (7.08%) Architect
7 14 (6.19%) Data Analyst
8 12 (5.31%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.42%) Consultant
9 10 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.42%) SSRS Developer
10 9 (3.98%) Business Developer
10 9 (3.98%) Tester
11 8 (3.54%) Data Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
12 7 (3.10%) Data Architect
13 6 (2.65%) ETL Developer
13 6 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.65%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.31%) RESTful
2 9 (3.98%) .NET
2 9 (3.98%) XML
3 8 (3.54%) Taurus
4 7 (3.10%) HTML
5 6 (2.65%) CSS
5 6 (2.65%) Web Services
6 5 (2.21%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.77%) Kafka
7 4 (1.77%) MDX
7 4 (1.77%) React
7 4 (1.77%) Spark Streaming
8 3 (1.33%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.33%) REST
8 3 (1.33%) Vue.js
8 3 (1.33%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.88%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.88%) Node.js
9 2 (0.88%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.10%) NHS
3 7 (3.10%) User Experience
4 6 (2.65%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.88%) FMCG
5 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.88%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.44%) BYOD
6 1 (0.44%) CMDB
6 1 (0.44%) iPhone
6 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.21%) Windows
2 4 (1.77%) Unix
3 3 (1.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.88%) Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.43%) ETL
2 50 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (16.37%) Analytics
4 36 (15.93%) Data Modelling
5 29 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (11.95%) Data Analysis
7 25 (11.06%) Visualisation
8 23 (10.18%) Dashboard Development
9 22 (9.73%) Data Visualisation
10 21 (9.29%) Migration
11 19 (8.41%) CRM
12 18 (7.96%) Dimensional Modelling
13 17 (7.52%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (7.52%) Programme Management
13 17 (7.52%) Validation
14 16 (7.08%) Data Architecture
15 13 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (5.75%) Scrum
16 12 (5.31%) Project Management
16 12 (5.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 126 (55.75%) SQL
2 36 (15.93%) T-SQL
3 20 (8.85%) Java
4 13 (5.75%) C#
5 12 (5.31%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.54%) Python
7 6 (2.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.77%) PHP
9 4 (1.77%) Scala
10 3 (1.33%) C
10 3 (1.33%) VBA
11 2 (0.88%) Java 8
11 2 (0.88%) Perl
11 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.87%) Degree
3 8 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) MCSE
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Analytics IQ
5 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.44%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.44%) OSCP
5 1 (0.44%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.44%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.75%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.98%) QA
3 5 (2.21%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (1.77%) PMO
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) GxP
5 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 9 (3.98%) Docker
2 6 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.77%) HDFS
4 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.88%) Kibana
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.44%) SCCM
3 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.26%) SAP
3 25 (11.06%) Tableau
4 20 (8.85%) Oracle
5 4 (1.77%) Cognos
5 4 (1.77%) Hyperion
5 4 (1.77%) Informatica
6 3 (1.33%) Google
6 3 (1.33%) IBM
6 3 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.33%) Talend
6 3 (1.33%) Teradata
7 2 (0.88%) CA
8 1 (0.44%) Acronis
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco
8 1 (0.44%) Dundas
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.44%) VMware