Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 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.

Business Intelligence (BI)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 44 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 4,523 4,548 4,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.34% 4.77% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% 5.62% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,160 3,123 3,456
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £275
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 53
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £23.58 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -41.05% +61.62%
10th Percentile £11.22 £15.50 £15.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.03 £66.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.73 £40.00
% change year-on-year +19.31% -38.19% +63.27%

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 89,317 80,919 92,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.94% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,921 52,955 61,108
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,460 2,122 2,286
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Top 16 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 20 July 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
England -6 4,270 £450 - 1,213
UK excluding London -4 2,409 £425 - 793
London -11 2,052 £475 - 475
South East -7 707 £450 +5.88% 190
North of England -13 483 £400 - 228
Midlands -7 357 £400 - 135
South West -6 343 £425 +3.66% 111
East of England +6 305 £513 +7.89% 73
North West -9 243 £375 -6.25% 105
West Midlands -19 202 £413 +3.13% 73
Yorkshire -17 196 £425 +6.25% 100
East Midlands +20 152 £400 - 61
Scotland -23 148 £415 -7.78% 46
North East +3 45 £445 -17.21% 23
Wales -21 36 £438 -12.50% 7
Northern Ireland +41 33 £432 +40.90% 3

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 1,851 (40.92%) SQL
2 1,436 (31.75%) Finance
3 1,365 (30.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1,228 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
5 1,178 (26.04%) SQL Server
6 1,166 (25.78%) Power BI
7 1,035 (22.88%) Microsoft
8 1,006 (22.24%) Analytics
9 886 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 868 (19.19%) ETL
11 799 (17.67%) SAP
12 784 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 654 (14.46%) Oracle
14 632 (13.97%) Data Modelling
15 625 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
16 581 (12.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 563 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
18 553 (12.23%) Tableau
19 541 (11.96%) Visualisation
20 536 (11.85%) Marketing
21 478 (10.57%) Telecoms
22 476 (10.52%) Manufacturing
23 468 (10.35%) Big Data
24 434 (9.60%) T-SQL
25 421 (9.31%) Programme Management
26 417 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
27 413 (9.13%) Digital Marketing
28 407 (9.00%) Scrum
28 407 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
29 400 (8.84%) Electronics

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
1 231 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 186 (4.11%) Apache Spark
3 138 (3.05%) SAS
4 63 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 62 (1.37%) Apache
6 57 (1.26%) Confluence
7 52 (1.15%) Mule
8 47 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
9 42 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
10 36 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (0.60%) CMS
12 26 (0.57%) IIS
13 24 (0.53%) Apache Solr
13 24 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
15 21 (0.46%) Apache Pig
16 18 (0.40%) WebLogic
17 16 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (0.31%) OpenStack
19 11 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 375 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 75 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.49%) SPSS
8 10 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.088%) Stata
10 3 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.066%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.044%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.044%) HipChat
11 2 (0.044%) InVision
12 1 (0.022%) Blender
12 1 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 75 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 47 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 32 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
5 29 (0.64%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.57%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
7 25 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 25 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 20 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
8 20 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
9 19 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
10 17 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
10 17 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
10 17 (0.38%) SAP BPC
11 16 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
12 13 (0.29%) SAP SD
13 11 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
13 11 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 625 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 384 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
4 98 (2.17%) Office 365
5 86 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 74 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
7 64 (1.41%) PaaS
8 63 (1.39%) SaaS
9 43 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 40 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
12 34 (0.75%) Google Analytics
13 32 (0.71%) IaaS
14 28 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
15 25 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
16 24 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
17 22 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 19 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
18 19 (0.42%) Serverless
19 17 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 41 (0.91%) Firewall
2 40 (0.88%) Internet
3 26 (0.57%) SMS
4 25 (0.55%) DNS
5 22 (0.49%) Skype
5 22 (0.49%) VPN
6 21 (0.46%) HTTP
7 20 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.33%) FTP
9 14 (0.31%) Intranet
10 13 (0.29%) SSL
11 12 (0.27%) Network Security
12 11 (0.24%) SAN
13 9 (0.20%) WAN
14 8 (0.18%) Kerberos
14 8 (0.18%) LAN
15 7 (0.15%) 3G
15 7 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (0.13%) 4G
16 6 (0.13%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,365 (30.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1,178 (26.04%) SQL Server
3 1,166 (25.78%) Power BI
4 886 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 784 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 581 (12.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 468 (10.35%) Big Data
8 309 (6.83%) Hadoop
9 297 (6.57%) BusinessObjects
10 257 (5.68%) Relational Database
11 255 (5.64%) Data Lake
12 195 (4.31%) QlikView
13 136 (3.01%) Oracle Database
14 132 (2.92%) NoSQL
15 131 (2.90%) SAP BW
16 128 (2.83%) OLAP
17 119 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
18 114 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
19 112 (2.48%) Oracle BI EE
20 110 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 165 (3.65%) JIRA
2 137 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 109 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 102 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 82 (1.81%) Jenkins
6 60 (1.33%) Maven
7 42 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
8 40 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 29 (0.64%) ERwin
9 29 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 28 (0.62%) Subversion
11 26 (0.57%) GitLab
12 25 (0.55%) Selenium
13 20 (0.44%) Bitbucket
13 20 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
14 18 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
14 18 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (0.35%) Toad
16 14 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 1,436 (31.75%) Finance
2 536 (11.85%) Marketing
3 478 (10.57%) Telecoms
4 476 (10.52%) Manufacturing
5 400 (8.84%) Electronics
6 316 (6.99%) Retail
7 251 (5.55%) Banking
8 178 (3.94%) Legal
9 63 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 56 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 49 (1.08%) Front Office
12 42 (0.93%) Billing
13 39 (0.86%) Publishing
14 37 (0.82%) Games
15 32 (0.71%) Law
16 29 (0.64%) Automotive
17 25 (0.55%) Advertising
18 22 (0.49%) Back Office
18 22 (0.49%) General Ledger
19 20 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,594 (35.24%) Developer
2 890 (19.68%) Analyst
3 700 (15.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 415 (9.18%) Architect
5 369 (8.16%) Consultant
6 342 (7.56%) Business Analyst
7 321 (7.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 298 (6.59%) SQL Developer
9 238 (5.26%) Data Analyst
10 214 (4.73%) Project Manager
11 183 (4.05%) Power BI Developer
12 166 (3.67%) Data Architect
13 155 (3.43%) Senior Developer
14 148 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Consultant
15 143 (3.16%) SQL BI Developer
16 130 (2.87%) SSIS Developer
17 122 (2.70%) ETL Developer
18 119 (2.63%) Data Engineer
19 118 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
20 117 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (7.27%) .NET
2 234 (5.17%) Web Services
3 207 (4.58%) XML
4 177 (3.91%) HTML
5 158 (3.49%) CSS
6 145 (3.21%) ASP.NET
7 144 (3.18%) JSON
8 128 (2.83%) RESTful
8 128 (2.83%) SOAP
9 106 (2.34%) Kafka
10 100 (2.21%) AngularJS
11 97 (2.14%) jQuery
12 89 (1.97%) REST
13 85 (1.88%) MDX
14 79 (1.75%) Middleware
15 62 (1.37%) Apache Camel
16 59 (1.30%) XSLT
17 57 (1.26%) HTML5
18 54 (1.19%) .NET Framework
19 53 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 563 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
3 194 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 167 (3.69%) NHS
5 111 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 107 (2.37%) User Experience
7 100 (2.21%) Data Structures
8 86 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 45 (0.99%) Fintech
10 42 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 40 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 37 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 35 (0.77%) Private Cloud
14 33 (0.73%) Replication
15 29 (0.64%) Data Centre
15 29 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (0.60%) Fixed Income
16 27 (0.60%) PMI
17 25 (0.55%) Credit Risk
18 24 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 179 (3.96%) Windows
2 162 (3.58%) Linux
3 144 (3.18%) Unix
4 62 (1.37%) Windows Server
5 24 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.40%) Android
6 18 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (0.33%) Windows 10
7 15 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.31%) VMS
8 14 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.22%) Solaris
11 9 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.15%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.13%) AIX
14 5 (0.11%) SUSE
15 4 (0.088%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,228 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,006 (22.24%) Analytics
3 868 (19.19%) ETL
4 632 (13.97%) Data Modelling
5 541 (11.96%) Visualisation
6 421 (9.31%) Programme Management
7 417 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 413 (9.13%) Digital Marketing
9 407 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
9 407 (9.00%) Scrum
10 337 (7.45%) Data Analysis
11 326 (7.21%) Migration
12 281 (6.21%) Project Management
13 255 (5.64%) Data Visualisation
14 236 (5.22%) DevOps
15 230 (5.09%) Business Analysis
16 228 (5.04%) Data Analytics
17 221 (4.89%) Data Management
18 219 (4.84%) CRM
19 208 (4.60%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1,851 (40.92%) SQL
2 434 (9.60%) T-SQL
3 396 (8.76%) Python
4 376 (8.31%) Java
5 371 (8.20%) C#
6 266 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 193 (4.27%) PL/SQL
8 157 (3.47%) R
9 122 (2.70%) VBA
10 108 (2.39%) PowerShell
11 102 (2.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 97 (2.14%) Scala
13 63 (1.39%) Bash Shell
14 62 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 45 (0.99%) C
16 42 (0.93%) XPath
17 39 (0.86%) VB
18 38 (0.84%) VB.NET
19 35 (0.77%) C++
20 34 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 289 (6.39%) Security Cleared
2 227 (5.02%) Degree
2 227 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 43 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (0.95%) ISEB
4 42 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 39 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (0.66%) PMP
7 23 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.42%) MCSE
9 18 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.35%) CBAP
11 15 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
12 14 (0.31%) SAP Certification
13 12 (0.27%) PhD
14 11 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.22%) BC Cleared
15 10 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (6.08%) Data Quality
2 150 (3.32%) PMO
3 119 (2.63%) QA
4 116 (2.56%) GDPR
5 42 (0.93%) GCP
6 22 (0.49%) HL7
7 20 (0.44%) SLA
8 17 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.22%) EMIR
12 10 (0.22%) MiFID
13 9 (0.20%) GxP
14 7 (0.15%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
15 6 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 5 (0.11%) JSP 440
17 3 (0.066%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 96 (2.12%) Docker
2 73 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 45 (0.99%) Apache Flume
4 44 (0.97%) HDFS
5 24 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.18%) vSphere
10 6 (0.13%) XenApp
10 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.088%) etcd
11 4 (0.088%) flannel
12 3 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.044%) Postfix
13 2 (0.044%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.044%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.044%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 71 (1.57%) Ansible
2 62 (1.37%) Puppet
3 58 (1.28%) Terraform
4 46 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 38 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.73%) Oozie
7 28 (0.62%) SCCM
8 24 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
10 18 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
11 16 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (0.35%) SCOM
12 15 (0.33%) HP ALM
13 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (0.24%) WSUS
15 10 (0.22%) Kibana
15 10 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (0.15%) Control-M
16 7 (0.15%) SCVMM
17 6 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 1,035 (22.88%) Microsoft
2 799 (17.67%) SAP
3 654 (14.46%) Oracle
4 553 (12.23%) Tableau
5 146 (3.23%) Informatica
6 144 (3.18%) Cognos
7 115 (2.54%) Google
8 104 (2.30%) IBM
9 103 (2.28%) Talend
10 77 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 77 (1.70%) Teradata
11 73 (1.61%) Cloudera
12 60 (1.33%) Alteryx
12 60 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
13 49 (1.08%) WSO2
14 37 (0.82%) Adobe
15 32 (0.71%) Atlassian
15 32 (0.71%) VMware
16 30 (0.66%) HP
17 26 (0.57%) Hyperion