Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 May 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.

Microsoft Power BI
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 144 152
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8 -
Contract jobs citing Power BI 63 47 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.44% 0.90% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.76% 4.42% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 7
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £330 £311 £213
90th Percentile £525 £488 £506
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £111.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +541.17% -
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £20.00 £17.39
% change year-on-year +13.25% +15.01% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 932 1,063 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.36% 20.31% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 644 406
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £282 £263
90th Percentile £550 £506 £491
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £438
% change year-on-year +0.53% +8.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 18
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £10.41 £17.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.13% -40.05% -42.54%
10th Percentile £11.32 £10.04 £11.29
90th Percentile £32.60 £91.52 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £29.82
% change year-on-year +4.48% +12.36% +6.48%

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Power BI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Power BI in Scotland

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Power BI in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Power BI in Scotland

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Power BI in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Power BI in Scotland

Power BI
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Glasgow +17 32 £425 +19.72% 1
Edinburgh +17 24 £475 - 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Power BI
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Power BI.

1 63 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 60 (95.24%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (61.90%) SQL
4 35 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 32 (50.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (44.44%) T-SQL
8 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
8 26 (41.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (34.92%) Data Quality
9 22 (34.92%) Analytics
9 22 (34.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (26.98%) Python
10 17 (26.98%) Big Data
11 15 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (23.81%) Quality Management
11 15 (23.81%) Scorecard
12 14 (22.22%) Migration
12 14 (22.22%) Data Management
12 14 (22.22%) Data Modelling
12 14 (22.22%) ETL
13 13 (20.63%) Visualisation
13 13 (20.63%) Mentoring
13 13 (20.63%) Coaching
13 13 (20.63%) Business Analysis
13 13 (20.63%) Workshop Facilitation
14 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (17.46%) Finance
15 10 (15.87%) SAS
16 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Power BI
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (15.87%) SAS
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 63 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 26 (41.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Stack
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 32 (50.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (34.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (26.98%) Big Data
5 15 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (12.70%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (11.11%) Data Mining
9 6 (9.52%) OLAP
9 6 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
11 4 (6.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (6.35%) Data Lake
11 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (6.35%) QlikView
12 3 (4.76%) Data Mart
12 3 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Power BI Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Data Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) SQL BI Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Development Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Power BI Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
1 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (95.24%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.92%) Analytics
4 15 (23.81%) Quality Management
4 15 (23.81%) Scorecard
5 14 (22.22%) Data Management
5 14 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 14 (22.22%) ETL
5 14 (22.22%) Migration
6 13 (20.63%) Business Analysis
6 13 (20.63%) Coaching
6 13 (20.63%) Mentoring
6 13 (20.63%) Visualisation
6 13 (20.63%) Workshop Facilitation
7 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.52%) Data Architecture
8 6 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (7.94%) Asset Management
9 5 (7.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (61.90%) SQL
2 28 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 17 (26.98%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) R
5 1 (1.59%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
1 1 (1.59%) MCSA
1 1 (1.59%) MCSE
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (34.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Tableau
3 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Databricks
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) VMware