Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 January 2021 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)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 34 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 2,421 3,937 4,596
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.74% 5.50% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 6.43% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,257 2,880 3,406
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £280 £300 £309
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £434 £425
% change year-on-year -0.16% +2.18% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 66 44
Median hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.98% +21.84% -39.33%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.56 £13.78
90th Percentile £55.43 £52.13 £66.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.56 £21.28
% change year-on-year -5.13% -3.41% -45.78%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 36,413 61,263 87,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.26% 85.52% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,661 40,955 58,612
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £281 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.33% +1.35% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,177 1,867 2,117
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.40 £19.71 £21.50
% change year-on-year +23.80% -8.33% -

Business Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Intelligence as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 January 2021. 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
England +6 2,046 £475 +5.56% 706
UK excluding London +9 1,052 £434 -0.16% 459
London -6 955 £500 +3.09% 271
Work from Home +6 757 £475 +11.76% 128
North of England +27 309 £425 +3.34% 149
South East -4 253 £450 - 79
North West +21 228 £450 +5.88% 91
Midlands +9 194 £405 - 97
West Midlands +12 135 £405 - 73
South West +2 131 £525 +10.53% 49
Scotland -8 76 £420 -6.67% 15
East Midlands +11 59 £375 -11.76% 24
Yorkshire -6 58 £375 -6.31% 51
East of England -14 58 £388 -5.49% 55
Wales +4 29 £425 +2.10% 8
North East +18 24 £400 +6.67% 7
Northern Ireland -4 4 £500 +313.22% 9

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 with a requirement for Business Intelligence.

1 1,039 (42.92%) SQL
2 993 (41.02%) Power Platform
3 967 (39.94%) Power BI
4 731 (30.19%) Finance
5 656 (27.10%) Azure
6 611 (25.24%) Microsoft
7 605 (24.99%) Agile Software Development
8 562 (23.21%) Data Modelling
9 550 (22.72%) SAP
10 535 (22.10%) Public Sector
11 496 (20.49%) Data Warehouse
12 455 (18.79%) Analytics
13 416 (17.18%) Marketing
14 410 (16.94%) SQL Server
14 410 (16.94%) Manufacturing
15 398 (16.44%) Telecoms
16 393 (16.23%) Programme Management
17 385 (15.90%) Digital Marketing
18 382 (15.78%) Electronics
18 382 (15.78%) Oracle
19 381 (15.74%) ETL
20 326 (13.47%) Python
21 305 (12.60%) Visualisation
22 300 (12.39%) Security Cleared
23 299 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 299 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
24 277 (11.44%) DevOps
25 242 (10.00%) AWS
26 241 (9.95%) Tableau
27 238 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Business Intelligence
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 132 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 89 (3.68%) Confluence
3 73 (3.02%) WebLogic
4 69 (2.85%) SAS
5 66 (2.73%) Apache Spark
6 45 (1.86%) Apache
7 39 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 21 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.83%) Mule
10 17 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (0.70%) Red Hat Fuse
11 13 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
12 12 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
13 11 (0.45%) IIS
14 10 (0.41%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.33%) Apache Synapse
16 8 (0.33%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.33%) Jupyter
17 7 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 190 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.62%) SPSS
7 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.12%) Stata
9 1 (0.041%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 68 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (1.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 41 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 31 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
6 27 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
7 22 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
8 21 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
9 20 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
9 20 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
10 18 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.45%) HFM
12 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
13 7 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 7 (0.29%) NetSuite
13 7 (0.29%) SAP GRC
14 6 (0.25%) SAP APO
14 6 (0.25%) SAP PSCD
15 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
15 4 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 993 (41.02%) Power Platform
2 656 (27.10%) Azure
3 242 (10.00%) AWS
4 153 (6.32%) Azure Data Factory
5 132 (5.45%) PowerApps
6 123 (5.08%) Office 365
7 118 (4.87%) Dynamics 365
8 67 (2.77%) Logic Apps
9 65 (2.68%) Power Automate
10 53 (2.19%) SaaS
11 47 (1.94%) GCP
12 46 (1.90%) PaaS
13 43 (1.78%) Serverless
14 42 (1.73%) Amazon S3
15 34 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
16 30 (1.24%) GitHub
17 28 (1.16%) IaaS
18 24 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
19 21 (0.87%) Google Analytics
20 20 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.03%) Firewall
1 25 (1.03%) HTTP
2 14 (0.58%) DNS
3 9 (0.37%) DHCP
3 9 (0.37%) Intranet
3 9 (0.37%) VPN
3 9 (0.37%) WAN
4 8 (0.33%) Network Security
4 8 (0.33%) Skype
5 7 (0.29%) Internet
5 7 (0.29%) VoIP
6 6 (0.25%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.25%) VSAN
7 4 (0.17%) SSL
8 3 (0.12%) FTP
8 3 (0.12%) LAN
8 3 (0.12%) SAN
8 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.083%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.041%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 967 (39.94%) Power BI
2 496 (20.49%) Data Warehouse
3 410 (16.94%) SQL Server
4 299 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 241 (9.95%) Tableau
6 238 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 180 (7.43%) Data Lake
8 166 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 135 (5.58%) Big Data
10 120 (4.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 106 (4.38%) Relational Database
12 103 (4.25%) BusinessObjects
13 98 (4.05%) QlikView
14 87 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
15 79 (3.26%) Oracle Database
16 69 (2.85%) Qlik Sense
17 68 (2.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 62 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
19 57 (2.35%) Hadoop
20 52 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 119 (4.92%) JIRA
2 81 (3.35%) Jenkins
3 71 (2.93%) Git (software)
4 55 (2.27%) Bitbucket
5 41 (1.69%) CA Gen
6 35 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
7 33 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 28 (1.16%) ScriptRunner
9 24 (0.99%) FishEye
10 23 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 21 (0.87%) GitLab
12 21 (0.87%) Toad
12 21 (0.87%) Vagrant
13 18 (0.74%) ERwin
14 17 (0.70%) Artifactory
15 15 (0.62%) Selenium
16 12 (0.50%) Postman
17 11 (0.45%) ER Studio
General
1 731 (30.19%) Finance
2 535 (22.10%) Public Sector
3 416 (17.18%) Marketing
4 410 (16.94%) Manufacturing
5 398 (16.44%) Telecoms
6 382 (15.78%) Electronics
7 63 (2.60%) Banking
8 61 (2.52%) Retail
9 48 (1.98%) Law
10 35 (1.45%) Publishing
11 23 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 23 (0.95%) Legal
11 23 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.70%) Local Government
13 13 (0.54%) German Language
14 12 (0.50%) French Language
15 10 (0.41%) Advertising
15 10 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.33%) Automotive
16 8 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 692 (28.58%) Developer
2 429 (17.72%) Analyst
3 300 (12.39%) Architect
4 276 (11.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 228 (9.42%) Data Engineer
6 191 (7.89%) Consultant
7 159 (6.57%) Data Architect
8 151 (6.24%) Data Analyst
9 132 (5.45%) Power BI Developer
10 125 (5.16%) Business Analyst
11 123 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 111 (4.58%) SQL Developer
13 87 (3.59%) Project Manager
14 79 (3.26%) Azure Engineer
15 63 (2.60%) Senior Developer
16 59 (2.44%) Data Modeller
17 58 (2.40%) Java Developer
18 57 (2.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
19 55 (2.27%) Power BI Analyst
20 54 (2.23%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (5.25%) .NET
2 108 (4.46%) XML
3 95 (3.92%) Web Services
4 92 (3.80%) JSON
5 79 (3.26%) J2EE
6 72 (2.97%) RESTful
7 60 (2.48%) Kafka
8 53 (2.19%) HTML
9 50 (2.07%) SOAP
10 49 (2.02%) PySpark
11 44 (1.82%) Middleware
12 32 (1.32%) CSS
13 28 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
13 28 (1.16%) REST
13 28 (1.16%) XSLT
14 25 (1.03%) NumPy
15 24 (0.99%) ASP.NET
15 24 (0.99%) SAML
16 23 (0.95%) .NET Framework
17 19 (0.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 299 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (6.57%) NHS
3 82 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 71 (2.93%) Data Structures
5 69 (2.85%) User Experience
6 28 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (1.03%) Reference Data
8 24 (0.99%) Public Cloud
9 21 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 19 (0.78%) FMCG
11 18 (0.74%) Robotics
11 18 (0.74%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.45%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
13 11 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.41%) Social Media
15 8 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
15 8 (0.33%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (4.38%) Linux
2 84 (3.47%) Windows
3 71 (2.93%) Unix
4 35 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 23 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 18 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.66%) Solaris
8 15 (0.62%) AIX
9 7 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.25%) Android
10 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.041%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.041%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.041%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (24.99%) Agile Software Development
2 562 (23.21%) Data Modelling
3 455 (18.79%) Analytics
4 393 (16.23%) Programme Management
5 385 (15.90%) Digital Marketing
6 381 (15.74%) ETL
7 305 (12.60%) Visualisation
8 277 (11.44%) DevOps
9 228 (9.42%) Migration
10 211 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 199 (8.22%) Data Analysis
12 167 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
13 157 (6.48%) Data Architecture
14 152 (6.28%) Data Visualisation
15 149 (6.15%) Scrum
16 143 (5.91%) Data Management
17 133 (5.49%) Requirements Gathering
18 130 (5.37%) Data Integration
19 125 (5.16%) Data Migration
20 123 (5.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,039 (42.92%) SQL
2 326 (13.47%) Python
3 200 (8.26%) Java
4 172 (7.10%) PL/SQL
5 156 (6.44%) T-SQL
6 98 (4.05%) JavaScript
7 97 (4.01%) C#
8 92 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 81 (3.35%) R
10 65 (2.68%) Scala
11 63 (2.60%) Perl
12 57 (2.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 47 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 47 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 42 (1.73%) C
15 33 (1.36%) COBOL
15 33 (1.36%) VBA
16 30 (1.24%) XPath
17 24 (0.99%) VB
18 15 (0.62%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 300 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 230 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 93 (3.84%) Degree
4 53 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
8 12 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.33%) ISEB
10 7 (0.29%) MCSE
11 6 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.21%) APMP
12 5 (0.21%) CISSP
12 5 (0.21%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.21%) MCSA
12 5 (0.21%) Tableau Certification
13 4 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.12%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.12%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (0.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (5.45%) Data Quality
2 103 (4.25%) QA
3 25 (1.03%) SLA
4 24 (0.99%) PMO
5 15 (0.62%) GDPR
6 9 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.37%) NCSC
7 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.33%) NIST
8 6 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.21%) RMADS
10 3 (0.12%) Dublin Core
11 2 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.083%) IFRS
11 2 (0.083%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.083%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.083%) WCAG
12 1 (0.041%) COSO
12 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (2.68%) Docker
2 62 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.87%) GlusterFS
4 20 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.37%) HDFS
6 7 (0.29%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.25%) Terminal Server
7 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.17%) vSphere
10 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.12%) XenApp
10 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.083%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.041%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.041%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 81 (3.35%) Terraform
2 60 (2.48%) Ansible
3 44 (1.82%) Prometheus
4 42 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 41 (1.69%) Grafana
6 32 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (0.99%) SCCM
8 23 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (0.91%) Kibana
10 21 (0.87%) Consul
11 20 (0.83%) Istio
11 20 (0.83%) logstash
11 20 (0.83%) Rancher
12 19 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
13 18 (0.74%) Fluentd
14 12 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.37%) Puppet
16 8 (0.33%) AirWatch
17 6 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 611 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 550 (22.72%) SAP
3 382 (15.78%) Oracle
4 134 (5.53%) Databricks
5 85 (3.51%) Informatica
6 68 (2.81%) webMethods
7 64 (2.64%) BEA
8 49 (2.02%) Google
9 48 (1.98%) Sparx
10 43 (1.78%) Pega
11 40 (1.65%) Remedy
12 34 (1.40%) Atlassian
13 30 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
14 29 (1.20%) Alteryx
15 28 (1.16%) Talend
16 27 (1.12%) Splunk
17 26 (1.07%) IBM
18 25 (1.03%) Cognos
19 24 (0.99%) VMware
20 21 (0.87%) Red Hat