Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 46 51
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 1,837 4,495 4,530
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.25% 4.90% 4.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.10% 5.65% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,310 3,282 3,238
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 83 58
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.19 £30.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.94% -18.71% +10.07%
10th Percentile £15.58 £11.85 £11.29
90th Percentile £51.23 £61.50 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.86 £33.00
% change year-on-year +67.83% -36.80% -5.71%

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 30,104 79,619 89,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.98% 86.79% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,801 52,319 59,253
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,092 2,316 2,418
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +15.09% -13.83%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -20.00%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 1,693 £475 +4.40% 358
UK excluding London +7 948 £450 - 280
London +1 787 £500 +5.26% 110
South East +15 321 £475 +5.56% 38
Work from Home +10 200 £475 +5.56% 60
North of England +1 186 £400 - 73
South West +2 159 £525 +13.51% 32
North West +1 128 £400 - 43
Midlands +1 119 £400 -5.88% 68
West Midlands +7 85 £425 -5.56% 43
East of England -11 79 £475 - 35
Scotland +21 61 £406 -8.45% 27
Yorkshire -4 44 £445 +14.47% 22
East Midlands +7 34 £363 -12.12% 25
Wales +7 18 £400 -11.11% 5
North East +23 12 £503 +21.08% 8
Northern Ireland +7 4 £217 -33.23% 2

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 823 (44.80%) SQL
2 774 (42.13%) Power Platform
3 757 (41.21%) Power BI
4 577 (31.41%) Finance
5 557 (30.32%) Azure
6 543 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
7 481 (26.18%) Microsoft
8 466 (25.37%) Data Warehouse
9 458 (24.93%) Analytics
10 405 (22.05%) SAP
11 381 (20.74%) Public Sector
12 361 (19.65%) Data Modelling
13 357 (19.43%) SQL Server
14 329 (17.91%) Marketing
15 317 (17.26%) ETL
16 297 (16.17%) Manufacturing
17 295 (16.06%) Telecoms
18 286 (15.57%) Programme Management
19 281 (15.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 280 (15.24%) Electronics
21 278 (15.13%) Digital Marketing
22 257 (13.99%) DevOps
23 243 (13.23%) Python
24 235 (12.79%) Oracle
25 232 (12.63%) Visualisation
26 226 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
27 215 (11.70%) Tableau
28 210 (11.43%) Security Cleared
29 195 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 192 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 123 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 66 (3.59%) Apache Spark
3 60 (3.27%) SAS
4 43 (2.34%) Confluence
5 36 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 29 (1.58%) Red Hat Fuse
7 28 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 25 (1.36%) Mule
8 25 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
9 17 (0.93%) Apache
10 14 (0.76%) IIS
11 12 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.22%) CMS
14 4 (0.22%) JBoss
14 4 (0.22%) NetWeaver
14 4 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 192 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.054%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.054%) Figma
9 1 (0.054%) InVision
9 1 (0.054%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 61 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.38%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
8 6 (0.33%) SAP MDM
8 6 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 774 (42.13%) Power Platform
2 557 (30.32%) Azure
3 147 (8.00%) AWS
4 101 (5.50%) Office 365
5 96 (5.23%) Azure Data Factory
6 89 (4.84%) PaaS
7 76 (4.14%) PowerApps
8 73 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
9 62 (3.38%) IaaS
10 52 (2.83%) GCP
11 50 (2.72%) SaaS
12 34 (1.85%) Power Automate
13 32 (1.74%) Logic Apps
14 25 (1.36%) Serverless
15 24 (1.31%) Amazon S3
15 24 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
16 15 (0.82%) Slack
17 13 (0.71%) OneDrive
18 10 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
18 10 (0.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.47%) DNS
1 27 (1.47%) Firewall
2 15 (0.82%) HTTP
2 15 (0.82%) Internet
3 13 (0.71%) Skype
4 11 (0.60%) FTP
5 6 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.33%) VPN
6 5 (0.27%) DHCP
6 5 (0.27%) LAN
6 5 (0.27%) Network Security
6 5 (0.27%) WAN
6 5 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.22%) Intranet
7 4 (0.22%) SSL
7 4 (0.22%) Wireless
8 3 (0.16%) SMTP
8 3 (0.16%) VoIP
9 2 (0.11%) Broadband
9 2 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (41.21%) Power BI
2 466 (25.37%) Data Warehouse
3 357 (19.43%) SQL Server
4 281 (15.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 195 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 161 (8.76%) Data Lake
7 159 (8.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 123 (6.70%) Big Data
9 87 (4.74%) BusinessObjects
10 79 (4.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 72 (3.92%) Hadoop
12 66 (3.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 65 (3.54%) Relational Database
14 55 (2.99%) QlikView
15 54 (2.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 44 (2.40%) OLAP
17 41 (2.23%) Snowflake Schema
18 39 (2.12%) NoSQL
18 39 (2.12%) SAP BW
19 38 (2.07%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 89 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 71 (3.86%) JIRA
3 55 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 53 (2.89%) Jenkins
5 50 (2.72%) Maven
6 35 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 19 (1.03%) GitLab
9 18 (0.98%) Selenium
10 16 (0.87%) Bitbucket
11 13 (0.71%) Subversion
12 12 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.65%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.44%) ERwin
13 8 (0.44%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.38%) Ant
14 7 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.38%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 577 (31.41%) Finance
2 381 (20.74%) Public Sector
3 329 (17.91%) Marketing
4 297 (16.17%) Manufacturing
5 295 (16.06%) Telecoms
6 280 (15.24%) Electronics
7 56 (3.05%) Legal
8 50 (2.72%) Retail
9 47 (2.56%) Banking
10 33 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 30 (1.63%) Law
12 20 (1.09%) Local Government
12 20 (1.09%) Publishing
13 15 (0.82%) Front Office
14 14 (0.76%) Back Office
15 9 (0.49%) Billing
15 9 (0.49%) French Language
15 9 (0.49%) Games
15 9 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 547 (29.78%) Developer
2 297 (16.17%) Analyst
3 245 (13.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 218 (11.87%) Architect
5 139 (7.57%) Data Engineer
6 123 (6.70%) Consultant
7 114 (6.21%) Power BI Developer
8 105 (5.72%) Business Analyst
9 95 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 92 (5.01%) Data Analyst
11 88 (4.79%) Data Architect
12 85 (4.63%) SQL Developer
13 62 (3.38%) Azure Engineer
14 61 (3.32%) Senior Developer
15 59 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 56 (3.05%) Project Manager
17 50 (2.72%) SQL BI Developer
18 49 (2.67%) Java Developer
19 46 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
20 38 (2.07%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (5.55%) .NET
2 99 (5.39%) Web Services
3 93 (5.06%) JSON
4 92 (5.01%) XML
5 78 (4.25%) SOAP
6 68 (3.70%) Middleware
7 57 (3.10%) RESTful
8 50 (2.72%) REST
9 40 (2.18%) HTML
9 40 (2.18%) XSLT
10 37 (2.01%) CSS
11 35 (1.91%) Apache Camel
12 33 (1.80%) AngularJS
13 30 (1.63%) ASP.NET
13 30 (1.63%) Swagger
14 29 (1.58%) PySpark
14 29 (1.58%) WireMock
15 24 (1.31%) .NET Framework
15 24 (1.31%) Node.js
16 23 (1.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 226 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 63 (3.43%) NHS
4 52 (2.83%) Data Structures
5 47 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 38 (2.07%) User Experience
7 25 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.14%) FMCG
9 21 (1.14%) Social Media
10 15 (0.82%) Replication
11 11 (0.60%) Credit Risk
11 11 (0.60%) PACS
12 9 (0.49%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.49%) e-Health
12 9 (0.49%) LIMS
12 9 (0.49%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.49%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 100 (5.44%) Windows
2 61 (3.32%) Linux
3 55 (2.99%) Unix
4 34 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 22 (1.20%) VMS
6 12 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.33%) Android
10 5 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Solaris
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.16%) zOS
12 2 (0.11%) AIX
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.054%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (24.93%) Analytics
3 361 (19.65%) Data Modelling
4 317 (17.26%) ETL
5 286 (15.57%) Programme Management
6 278 (15.13%) Digital Marketing
7 257 (13.99%) DevOps
8 232 (12.63%) Visualisation
9 172 (9.36%) Migration
10 167 (9.09%) Scrum
11 158 (8.60%) Data Analysis
12 153 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 121 (6.59%) Data Visualisation
14 119 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
15 112 (6.10%) Data Science
16 109 (5.93%) Data Management
17 104 (5.66%) CRM
18 101 (5.50%) ERP
19 99 (5.39%) Machine Learning
20 95 (5.17%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 823 (44.80%) SQL
2 243 (13.23%) Python
3 171 (9.31%) Java
4 151 (8.22%) T-SQL
5 117 (6.37%) C#
6 97 (5.28%) R
7 95 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 85 (4.63%) JavaScript
9 79 (4.30%) PL/SQL
10 55 (2.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 42 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.23%) Scala
12 41 (2.23%) VBA
13 30 (1.63%) XPath
14 27 (1.47%) VB
15 22 (1.20%) ABAP
16 17 (0.93%) Perl
17 16 (0.87%) C
17 16 (0.87%) Java 8
18 14 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 210 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 140 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 89 (4.84%) Degree
4 48 (2.61%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.65%) CISSP
8 11 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
9 9 (0.49%) CISM
10 8 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.38%) ACCA
11 7 (0.38%) CIMA
11 7 (0.38%) ISEB
11 7 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.33%) SAP Certification
13 5 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.22%) PMP
14 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 43 (2.34%) QA
3 39 (2.12%) GDPR
4 22 (1.20%) PMO
5 11 (0.60%) SLA
5 11 (0.60%) Solvency II
6 9 (0.49%) HL7
6 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.49%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.38%) COBIT
8 4 (0.22%) NIST
8 4 (0.22%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.16%) IFRS
9 3 (0.16%) RMADS
9 3 (0.16%) WCAG
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 44 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.47%) Docker
3 22 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.54%) NFS
5 5 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.16%) HDFS
8 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.054%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.054%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.054%) XenApp
8 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.63%) Terraform
3 25 (1.36%) Ansible
4 19 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (0.60%) SCCM
6 8 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.27%) Kibana
7 5 (0.27%) Oozie
8 4 (0.22%) Control-M
8 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.22%) Puppet
8 4 (0.22%) Rancher
9 3 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.16%) logstash
9 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.16%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 481 (26.18%) Microsoft
2 405 (22.05%) SAP
3 235 (12.79%) Oracle
4 215 (11.70%) Tableau
5 86 (4.68%) Databricks
6 78 (4.25%) Informatica
7 54 (2.94%) Talend
8 47 (2.56%) Google
9 31 (1.69%) Alteryx
9 31 (1.69%) WSO2
10 21 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.03%) IBM
12 18 (0.98%) Cloudera
13 17 (0.93%) Teradata
14 16 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
14 16 (0.87%) webMethods
15 15 (0.82%) BEA
15 15 (0.82%) Cognos
16 13 (0.71%) Adobe
17 12 (0.65%) Hortonworks