Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 23 October 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.

Microsoft Power BI
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 337 474
Rank change year-on-year +123 +137 +179
Contract jobs citing Power BI 679 329 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.23% 0.63% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.86% 2.96% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 218 137
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £313
90th Percentile £538 £525 £555
UK median daily rate £434 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +2.06% +2.66% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.30% - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 11,590 11,128 13,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.04% 21.19% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,607 6,999 8,352
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 219 340
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -3.39%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £55.30 £52.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Power BI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Power BI in the UK excluding London

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Power BI in the UK excluding London

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Power BI in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Power BI in the UK excluding London

Power BI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Power BI in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Power BI in the UK excluding London

Power BI
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Power BI in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Power BI in the UK excluding London

Power BI
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
South East +122 246 £450 +12.50% 65
North of England +42 139 £360 -4.00% 80
South West +43 99 £434 +15.67% 32
North West +31 87 £350 -6.67% 30
Midlands +12 87 £400 - 52
Scotland +8 59 £365 -1.02% 20
Yorkshire +10 49 £363 -9.38% 35
West Midlands -20 45 £400 +1.59% 31
East Midlands +33 41 £425 +4.29% 20
East of England +24 41 £419 -1.47% 31
Wales -13 11 £400 +14.29% 10
North East -1 3 £360 +24.14% 15
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -
Power BI
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Power BI.

1 607 (89.40%) Business Intelligence
2 347 (51.10%) SQL
3 274 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 241 (35.49%) SQL Server
5 220 (32.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 205 (30.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 203 (29.90%) Data Warehouse
8 185 (27.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 161 (23.71%) Analytics
10 147 (21.65%) Visualisation
11 135 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
12 129 (19.00%) ETL
13 115 (16.94%) Tableau
14 111 (16.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 109 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
16 97 (14.29%) T-SQL
17 94 (13.84%) Data Modelling
18 88 (12.96%) Finance
19 84 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
20 75 (11.05%) Data Lake
20 75 (11.05%) Migration
21 69 (10.16%) Data Visualisation
22 66 (9.72%) Data Analysis
23 64 (9.43%) Big Data
24 62 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
24 62 (9.13%) C#
25 59 (8.69%) SharePoint
26 53 (7.81%) Dashboard Development
27 52 (7.66%) Azure Data Factory
27 52 (7.66%) SAP

Power BI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 59 (8.69%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.21%) Apache Spark
2 15 (2.21%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.18%) Jupyter
4 8 (1.18%) SAS
5 7 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.59%) Confluence
6 4 (0.59%) Drupal
7 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.29%) Apache
8 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.15%) IIS
9 1 (0.15%) JBoss
9 1 (0.15%) Jetty
9 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 109 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (1.77%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.88%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.44%) Global One
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Line 50
6 1 (0.15%) Movex
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 220 (32.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (7.66%) Azure Data Factory
3 50 (7.36%) Office 365
4 30 (4.42%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (3.39%) PaaS
6 22 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (2.80%) Azure Machine Learning
9 17 (2.50%) OneDrive
10 13 (1.91%) IaaS
11 11 (1.62%) Data Lake Analytics
11 11 (1.62%) Google Analytics
12 8 (1.18%) SaaS
13 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.44%) Yammer
15 2 (0.29%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 2 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
16 1 (0.15%) npm
16 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.36%) Skype
2 13 (1.91%) Firewall
3 8 (1.18%) FTP
3 8 (1.18%) HTTP
3 8 (1.18%) HTTPS
3 8 (1.18%) SSL
3 8 (1.18%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.74%) Internet
5 4 (0.59%) VPN
6 3 (0.44%) 3G
6 3 (0.44%) 4G
6 3 (0.44%) SMS
6 3 (0.44%) VoLTE
7 2 (0.29%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.29%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.29%) Network Security
7 2 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.15%) Intranet
8 1 (0.15%) VoIP
8 1 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (35.49%) SQL Server
2 205 (30.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 203 (29.90%) Data Warehouse
4 185 (27.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 111 (16.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 75 (11.05%) Data Lake
7 64 (9.43%) Big Data
8 42 (6.19%) BusinessObjects
8 42 (6.19%) Relational Database
8 42 (6.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 41 (6.04%) Hadoop
10 31 (4.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 29 (4.27%) HDInsight
11 29 (4.27%) Qlik Sense
12 28 (4.12%) QlikView
13 25 (3.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 25 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (2.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 20 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (2.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 34 (5.01%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.98%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.33%) JIRA
5 8 (1.18%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.59%) RStudio
7 4 (0.59%) Subversion
8 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.29%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.29%) MorphX
9 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.15%) JMeter
10 1 (0.15%) Maven
10 1 (0.15%) Mockito
10 1 (0.15%) NUnit
10 1 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 88 (12.96%) Finance
2 28 (4.12%) Retail
3 23 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.36%) Legal
4 16 (2.36%) Marketing
5 13 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.47%) Publishing
7 9 (1.33%) Banking
8 6 (0.88%) Advertising
9 5 (0.74%) Back Office
9 5 (0.74%) Electronics
10 4 (0.59%) Law
10 4 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 290 (42.71%) Developer
2 178 (26.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 156 (22.97%) Analyst
4 86 (12.67%) Power BI Developer
5 71 (10.46%) Data Analyst
6 64 (9.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 57 (8.39%) SQL Developer
8 47 (6.92%) Architect
9 45 (6.63%) Consultant
10 37 (5.45%) Azure Developer
11 27 (3.98%) SQL BI Developer
12 22 (3.24%) Business Analyst
12 22 (3.24%) ETL Developer
13 21 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 21 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
14 19 (2.80%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 19 (2.80%) SSRS Developer
15 18 (2.65%) Azure Architect
15 18 (2.65%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.77%) .NET
2 19 (2.80%) CSS
2 19 (2.80%) MDX
2 19 (2.80%) REST
3 15 (2.21%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.21%) XML
4 14 (2.06%) jQuery
4 14 (2.06%) Kafka
5 13 (1.91%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.33%) JSON
6 9 (1.33%) Pandas
7 8 (1.18%) Keras
7 8 (1.18%) PySpark
8 7 (1.03%) HTML
8 7 (1.03%) TensorFlow
8 7 (1.03%) XSLT
9 6 (0.88%) Web Services
10 5 (0.74%) Spark Streaming
11 4 (0.59%) Middleware
11 4 (0.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.24%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.21%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.91%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.62%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.18%) NHS
7 8 (1.18%) User Experience
8 7 (1.03%) Life Science
9 6 (0.88%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.59%) FMCG
12 3 (0.44%) Fintech
12 3 (0.44%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.29%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.29%) Social Media
14 1 (0.15%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.21%) Windows
2 11 (1.62%) Linux
3 8 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.15%) Android
5 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (89.40%) Business Intelligence
2 161 (23.71%) Analytics
3 147 (21.65%) Visualisation
4 135 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (19.00%) ETL
6 94 (13.84%) Data Modelling
7 75 (11.05%) Migration
8 69 (10.16%) Data Visualisation
9 66 (9.72%) Data Analysis
10 62 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 53 (7.81%) Dashboard Development
12 50 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (6.63%) Scrum
14 42 (6.19%) Dimensional Modelling
15 35 (5.15%) Machine Learning
16 34 (5.01%) CRM
17 32 (4.71%) Data Analytics
18 31 (4.57%) Data Science
19 30 (4.42%) Project Management
20 29 (4.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 347 (51.10%) SQL
2 97 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 62 (9.13%) C#
4 44 (6.48%) PowerShell
5 39 (5.74%) Python
6 33 (4.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 24 (3.53%) VBA
8 19 (2.80%) Java
8 19 (2.80%) JavaScript
9 15 (2.21%) R
10 9 (1.33%) C
11 7 (1.03%) Scala
11 7 (1.03%) VB
12 6 (0.88%) U-SQL
13 5 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.59%) X++
15 2 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.12%) Degree
3 25 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.18%) PMP
7 4 (0.59%) MCSE
8 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.29%) ISEB
9 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) Analytics IQ
10 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.50%) PMO
2 15 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.47%) QA
4 9 (1.33%) GDPR
5 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.74%) Docker
3 5 (0.74%) HDFS
3 5 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.62%) SCOM
2 9 (1.33%) SCCM
3 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.44%) Puppet
5 3 (0.44%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.44%) Terraform
6 2 (0.29%) Ansible
6 2 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.15%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.15%) Grafana
7 1 (0.15%) Kibana
7 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.15%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 274 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 115 (16.94%) Tableau
3 52 (7.66%) SAP
4 47 (6.92%) Oracle
5 13 (1.91%) Google
6 11 (1.62%) Cognos
6 11 (1.62%) Workday
7 10 (1.47%) Cloudera
7 10 (1.47%) VMware
8 8 (1.18%) Alteryx
9 7 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (0.88%) HP
10 6 (0.88%) IBM
10 6 (0.88%) Informatica
10 6 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.88%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.74%) Citrix
11 5 (0.74%) Teradata
12 4 (0.59%) BMC
12 4 (0.59%) Veeam