Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 49 48
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 3,995 4,531 4,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.48% 4.58% 4.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 5.25% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,774 3,240 3,118
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 45 61
UK median hourly rate £31.63 £22.65 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.62% -35.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.20 £14.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £75.71 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +22.73% -39.73% +12.31%

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 62,167 86,284 85,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.29% 87.30% 86.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,452 56,981 56,911
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.83% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,068 2,172 2,015
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £23.34 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +1.48% -1.18%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.42 £50.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.22 £24.00
% change year-on-year -5.47% -7.44% +6.67%

Business Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Intelligence.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Intelligence.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor 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 21 January 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 +15 3,726 £450 - 1,103
UK excluding London +9 2,314 £430 +1.18% 787
London +18 1,605 £488 +0.72% 386
South East +23 716 £450 +2.86% 170
North of England +6 443 £416 +4.06% 218
South West -7 411 £475 +11.76% 108
Midlands +23 302 £414 +0.30% 129
North West +15 244 £425 +6.25% 135
East of England -7 229 £416 -16.75% 96
West Midlands +22 197 £400 -3.61% 88
Yorkshire -5 158 £400 - 60
Scotland +31 149 £450 +5.88% 41
East Midlands +27 101 £425 +6.25% 40
Wales +17 51 £406 -18.75% 26
North East +17 40 £388 -13.89% 23
Northern Ireland +4 15 £121 -74.53% 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1,791 (44.83%) SQL
2 1,619 (40.53%) Power Platform
3 1,615 (40.43%) Power BI
4 1,274 (31.89%) Finance
5 1,114 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1,109 (27.76%) Microsoft
7 959 (24.01%) Analytics
8 953 (23.85%) Data Warehouse
9 854 (21.38%) SQL Server
10 826 (20.68%) Azure
11 767 (19.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 723 (18.10%) SAP
13 703 (17.60%) ETL
14 671 (16.80%) Public Sector
15 623 (15.59%) Data Modelling
16 576 (14.42%) Marketing
17 565 (14.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 554 (13.87%) Manufacturing
19 541 (13.54%) Visualisation
20 537 (13.44%) Telecoms
21 526 (13.17%) Tableau
22 508 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
23 504 (12.62%) Programme Management
24 497 (12.44%) Digital Marketing
25 485 (12.14%) Electronics
26 472 (11.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 452 (11.31%) Oracle
28 421 (10.54%) Security Cleared
29 409 (10.24%) Python
30 380 (9.51%) Migration

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
1 263 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 119 (2.98%) Confluence
3 76 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 70 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 58 (1.45%) SAS
6 34 (0.85%) Apache
7 27 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
8 25 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.48%) CMS
10 17 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 17 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.35%) IIS
14 12 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.25%) MS Exchange
16 10 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
16 10 (0.25%) Skype for Business
17 8 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 363 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.48%) SPSS
7 14 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.20%) Sketch
10 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.075%) InVision
13 2 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.050%) Figma
13 2 (0.050%) Marvel
14 1 (0.025%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.025%) InDesign
14 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 164 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 15 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 14 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 14 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 13 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1,619 (40.53%) Power Platform
2 826 (20.68%) Azure
3 274 (6.86%) AWS
4 191 (4.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 161 (4.03%) Dynamics 365
6 141 (3.53%) Office 365
7 116 (2.90%) PaaS
8 95 (2.38%) PowerApps
9 74 (1.85%) Data Lake Analytics
10 73 (1.83%) IaaS
11 70 (1.75%) GCP
12 69 (1.73%) Serverless
13 68 (1.70%) SaaS
14 51 (1.28%) Microsoft Flow
15 43 (1.08%) OneDrive
16 37 (0.93%) Google Analytics
17 31 (0.78%) Azure Functions
18 28 (0.70%) GitHub
19 25 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
20 22 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 35 (0.88%) Firewall
2 26 (0.65%) DNS
3 23 (0.58%) Internet
4 21 (0.53%) Intranet
5 18 (0.45%) Skype
6 15 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.35%) LAN
7 14 (0.35%) VPN
7 14 (0.35%) WAN
8 12 (0.30%) Wireless
9 11 (0.28%) SSH
9 11 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.23%) DHCP
10 9 (0.23%) VoIP
11 6 (0.15%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.15%) Extranet
11 6 (0.15%) HTTP
11 6 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (0.15%) SSL
12 5 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,615 (40.43%) Power BI
2 953 (23.85%) Data Warehouse
3 854 (21.38%) SQL Server
4 767 (19.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 565 (14.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 472 (11.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 308 (7.71%) Data Lake
8 247 (6.18%) Big Data
9 180 (4.51%) QlikView
10 179 (4.48%) Relational Database
11 142 (3.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 141 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
13 139 (3.48%) Hadoop
14 128 (3.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 108 (2.70%) Oracle Database
16 104 (2.60%) NoSQL
17 100 (2.50%) OLAP
18 95 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
19 92 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 86 (2.15%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 187 (4.68%) JIRA
2 168 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 147 (3.68%) Visual Studio
4 75 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 72 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 53 (1.33%) Maven
7 49 (1.23%) Jenkins
8 48 (1.20%) Bitbucket
9 42 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
11 40 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 25 (0.63%) ERwin
13 22 (0.55%) Selenium
14 20 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
15 17 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
16 16 (0.40%) ER Studio
16 16 (0.40%) JUnit
17 15 (0.38%) Subversion
18 11 (0.28%) Gradle
18 11 (0.28%) Mockito
General
1 1,274 (31.89%) Finance
2 671 (16.80%) Public Sector
3 576 (14.42%) Marketing
4 554 (13.87%) Manufacturing
5 537 (13.44%) Telecoms
6 485 (12.14%) Electronics
7 145 (3.63%) Retail
8 112 (2.80%) Banking
9 109 (2.73%) Legal
10 54 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 44 (1.10%) Publishing
12 42 (1.05%) Law
13 40 (1.00%) Front Office
14 25 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.60%) Local Government
16 17 (0.43%) Back Office
16 17 (0.43%) Billing
17 14 (0.35%) Games
18 12 (0.30%) Military
19 9 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,385 (34.67%) Developer
2 757 (18.95%) Analyst
3 628 (15.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 361 (9.04%) Architect
5 282 (7.06%) Data Analyst
6 272 (6.81%) Consultant
7 253 (6.33%) SQL Developer
8 234 (5.86%) Power BI Developer
9 203 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 189 (4.73%) Data Architect
10 189 (4.73%) Data Engineer
11 185 (4.63%) Business Analyst
12 141 (3.53%) Project Manager
13 114 (2.85%) SQL BI Developer
14 102 (2.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 102 (2.55%) Senior Developer
15 80 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
16 75 (1.88%) Azure Developer
16 75 (1.88%) SQL Analyst
17 72 (1.80%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (4.83%) .NET
2 173 (4.33%) HTML
3 114 (2.85%) Web Services
4 101 (2.53%) XML
5 94 (2.35%) MDX
6 89 (2.23%) CSS
7 87 (2.18%) REST
8 74 (1.85%) Kafka
9 72 (1.80%) ASP.NET
10 69 (1.73%) AngularJS
11 64 (1.60%) J2EE
12 56 (1.40%) JSON
13 48 (1.20%) React
14 46 (1.15%) SOAP
15 41 (1.03%) Middleware
15 41 (1.03%) Spring
16 40 (1.00%) RESTful
17 33 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
18 27 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
19 26 (0.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 508 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (4.56%) NHS
3 148 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 108 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 103 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 98 (2.45%) User Experience
7 57 (1.43%) PACS
7 57 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 56 (1.40%) LIMS
9 55 (1.38%) e-Health
10 42 (1.05%) Algorithms
11 36 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 34 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
13 32 (0.80%) Hedge funds
13 32 (0.80%) Public Cloud
14 28 (0.70%) Data Centre
15 23 (0.58%) Reference Data
16 21 (0.53%) Replication
17 18 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 16 (0.40%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 240 (6.01%) Windows
2 126 (3.15%) Linux
3 117 (2.93%) Windows 10
4 62 (1.55%) Unix
5 58 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 56 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 30 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (0.53%) Android
9 18 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.20%) VMS
14 6 (0.15%) AIX
14 6 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.13%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.10%) Solaris
16 4 (0.10%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.075%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,114 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 959 (24.01%) Analytics
3 703 (17.60%) ETL
4 623 (15.59%) Data Modelling
5 541 (13.54%) Visualisation
6 504 (12.62%) Programme Management
7 497 (12.44%) Digital Marketing
8 380 (9.51%) Migration
9 364 (9.11%) DevOps
10 315 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
11 293 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 287 (7.18%) Data Visualisation
13 278 (6.96%) Scrum
14 267 (6.68%) Data Analysis
15 245 (6.13%) Data Management
16 236 (5.91%) CRM
17 222 (5.56%) Project Management
18 204 (5.11%) Data Science
19 189 (4.73%) Data Migration
20 179 (4.48%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,791 (44.83%) SQL
2 409 (10.24%) Python
3 316 (7.91%) T-SQL
4 294 (7.36%) Java
5 223 (5.58%) PowerShell
6 203 (5.08%) C#
7 191 (4.78%) PL/SQL
8 176 (4.41%) JavaScript
9 127 (3.18%) Scala
10 121 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 120 (3.00%) R
12 73 (1.83%) VBA
13 66 (1.65%) C
14 55 (1.38%) C++
15 45 (1.13%) Bash Shell
16 38 (0.95%) ABAP
16 38 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 32 (0.80%) PHP
18 29 (0.73%) Java 8
19 21 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 421 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 324 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 231 (5.78%) Degree
4 75 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 42 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.48%) PMP
9 18 (0.45%) ISEB
9 18 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.43%) CISSP
11 16 (0.40%) DBS Check
12 15 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
13 13 (0.33%) CIMA
14 12 (0.30%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.28%) ACCA
15 11 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
16 9 (0.23%) CISM
17 8 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (4.43%) Data Quality
2 151 (3.78%) QA
3 68 (1.70%) PMO
4 60 (1.50%) GDPR
5 56 (1.40%) HL7
6 33 (0.83%) SLA
7 28 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 28 (0.70%) RMADS
8 19 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (0.40%) IFRS
10 15 (0.38%) Solvency II
11 10 (0.25%) NIST
12 8 (0.20%) NCSC
13 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.13%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.13%) WCAG
15 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.075%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 57 (1.43%) Docker
3 47 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (0.73%) HDFS
5 15 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.075%) Firmware
8 3 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.050%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.050%) XenApp
9 2 (0.050%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.025%) iptables
10 1 (0.025%) KVM
10 1 (0.025%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.025%) RACF
10 1 (0.025%) Snort
10 1 (0.025%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.025%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (0.90%) Terraform
2 34 (0.85%) Ansible
3 31 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 30 (0.75%) Puppet
5 17 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (0.33%) SCCM
9 10 (0.25%) Kibana
10 8 (0.20%) Control-M
10 8 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (0.18%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.18%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.15%) Oozie
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.075%) Consul
14 3 (0.075%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (0.075%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,109 (27.76%) Microsoft
2 723 (18.10%) SAP
3 526 (13.17%) Tableau
4 452 (11.31%) Oracle
5 122 (3.05%) Cognos
6 102 (2.55%) Databricks
7 78 (1.95%) Google
7 78 (1.95%) Informatica
8 76 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 69 (1.73%) MicroStrategy
10 58 (1.45%) Alteryx
11 52 (1.30%) webMethods
12 46 (1.15%) BEA
13 45 (1.13%) IBM
14 40 (1.00%) Talend
14 40 (1.00%) Teradata
15 39 (0.98%) Adobe
16 35 (0.88%) Cloudera
17 20 (0.50%) VMware
18 18 (0.45%) Hyperion