Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 46 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 3,294 4,648 4,378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.44% 4.80% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 5.50% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,271 3,356 3,110
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £310 £306 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 57 65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% -38.97% +8.80%
10th Percentile £17.83 £11.85 £13.96
90th Percentile £52.95 £64.25 £58.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +94.44% -52.63% +21.60%

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 51,494 84,561 87,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.01% 87.35% 86.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,703 56,035 57,914
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.53%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,854 2,130 2,204
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year -4.26% +7.33% -12.42%

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 9 April 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 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Top 18 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 9 April 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 +14 3,063 £460 +2.22% 669
UK excluding London +8 1,875 £450 +4.65% 493
London +10 1,332 £488 +2.63% 205
South East +23 598 £475 +5.56% 123
North of England +6 366 £400 - 135
South West -3 286 £500 +11.11% 58
Midlands +19 269 £405 -4.71% 102
North West +8 195 £400 - 68
East of England -13 192 £425 -8.60% 44
West Midlands +25 174 £420 -1.18% 77
Yorkshire +1 124 £400 +6.67% 57
Work from Home +21 111 £460 -8.06% 74
Scotland -1 108 £450 - 17
East Midlands +19 95 £375 -9.09% 25
Wales +17 47 £425 -5.56% 11
North East +34 46 £365 -18.89% 10
Northern Ireland +10 9 £100 -69.23% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 1,518 (46.08%) SQL
2 1,397 (42.41%) Power Platform
3 1,379 (41.86%) Power BI
4 1,039 (31.54%) Finance
5 944 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
6 932 (28.29%) Microsoft
7 832 (25.26%) Data Warehouse
8 803 (24.38%) Analytics
9 748 (22.71%) Azure
10 704 (21.37%) SQL Server
11 638 (19.37%) ETL
12 624 (18.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 599 (18.18%) Data Modelling
14 589 (17.88%) SAP
15 551 (16.73%) Public Sector
16 450 (13.66%) Marketing
17 447 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
18 439 (13.33%) Visualisation
19 422 (12.81%) Tableau
20 413 (12.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 412 (12.51%) Manufacturing
22 408 (12.39%) Oracle
23 394 (11.96%) Telecoms
24 368 (11.17%) Programme Management
25 366 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
26 363 (11.02%) Python
27 362 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 360 (10.93%) Security Cleared
29 358 (10.87%) Electronics
30 347 (10.53%) DevOps

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
1 210 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 115 (3.49%) Confluence
3 86 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 78 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 70 (2.13%) SAS
6 27 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 25 (0.76%) Red Hat Fuse
8 24 (0.73%) Apache
9 19 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
9 19 (0.58%) Mule
10 18 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
11 17 (0.52%) IIS
12 15 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.24%) CMS
15 8 (0.24%) JBoss
15 8 (0.24%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.21%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 331 (10.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.46%) SPSS
7 10 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.12%) InVision
9 4 (0.12%) Sketch
10 3 (0.091%) InDesign
11 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.030%) Figma
11 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.030%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 137 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
5 17 (0.52%) SAP BPC
6 14 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.18%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
12 5 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.15%) Maximo
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,397 (42.41%) Power Platform
2 748 (22.71%) Azure
3 226 (6.86%) AWS
4 145 (4.40%) Azure Data Factory
5 135 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
6 120 (3.64%) PaaS
7 107 (3.25%) Office 365
8 92 (2.79%) IaaS
9 86 (2.61%) PowerApps
10 66 (2.00%) GCP
11 58 (1.76%) SaaS
12 51 (1.55%) Serverless
13 38 (1.15%) Microsoft Flow
14 35 (1.06%) OneDrive
15 28 (0.85%) Google Analytics
16 26 (0.79%) Data Lake Analytics
17 24 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
18 23 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
19 22 (0.67%) Amazon S3
19 22 (0.67%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.37%) Firewall
2 26 (0.79%) DNS
3 18 (0.55%) HTTP
4 16 (0.49%) Skype
5 15 (0.46%) Internet
6 13 (0.39%) FTP
7 11 (0.33%) WAN
8 9 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.27%) VPN
9 8 (0.24%) Intranet
9 8 (0.24%) LAN
9 8 (0.24%) Network Security
10 7 (0.21%) SSH
10 7 (0.21%) VoIP
11 5 (0.15%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.15%) OSPF
11 5 (0.15%) SAN
12 4 (0.12%) BGP
12 4 (0.12%) DHCP
12 4 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,379 (41.86%) Power BI
2 832 (25.26%) Data Warehouse
3 704 (21.37%) SQL Server
4 624 (18.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 413 (12.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 362 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 264 (8.01%) Data Lake
8 210 (6.38%) Big Data
9 147 (4.46%) BusinessObjects
10 146 (4.43%) Relational Database
11 139 (4.22%) QlikView
12 128 (3.89%) Hadoop
13 118 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
14 103 (3.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 99 (3.01%) OLAP
16 94 (2.85%) NoSQL
17 82 (2.49%) Oracle Database
18 74 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
19 72 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 72 (2.19%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 164 (4.98%) JIRA
2 139 (4.22%) Git (software)
3 129 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 61 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 56 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 51 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 50 (1.52%) Maven
9 34 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 26 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
12 24 (0.73%) GitLab
13 21 (0.64%) Eclipse
13 21 (0.64%) ERwin
14 20 (0.61%) Selenium
15 19 (0.58%) Subversion
16 17 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
17 13 (0.39%) JUnit
18 12 (0.36%) Gradle
18 12 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,039 (31.54%) Finance
2 551 (16.73%) Public Sector
3 450 (13.66%) Marketing
4 412 (12.51%) Manufacturing
5 394 (11.96%) Telecoms
6 358 (10.87%) Electronics
7 124 (3.76%) Retail
8 99 (3.01%) Legal
9 74 (2.25%) Banking
10 54 (1.64%) Law
11 50 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 33 (1.00%) Publishing
13 27 (0.82%) Local Government
14 19 (0.58%) Back Office
15 17 (0.52%) Front Office
16 14 (0.43%) Billing
17 11 (0.33%) Games
18 9 (0.27%) General Ledger
19 8 (0.24%) German Language
19 8 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,111 (33.73%) Developer
2 585 (17.76%) Analyst
3 514 (15.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 330 (10.02%) Architect
5 232 (7.04%) Consultant
6 221 (6.71%) Power BI Developer
7 206 (6.25%) Data Analyst
8 195 (5.92%) SQL Developer
9 192 (5.83%) Data Engineer
10 186 (5.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 155 (4.71%) Data Architect
12 150 (4.55%) Business Analyst
13 109 (3.31%) Project Manager
14 105 (3.19%) SQL BI Developer
15 97 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 87 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
17 78 (2.37%) Java Developer
18 74 (2.25%) Azure Engineer
19 73 (2.22%) SQL Analyst
20 67 (2.03%) Power BI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (4.31%) .NET
2 123 (3.73%) HTML
3 109 (3.31%) XML
4 107 (3.25%) Web Services
5 75 (2.28%) JSON
6 70 (2.13%) J2EE
6 70 (2.13%) Kafka
7 66 (2.00%) REST
8 64 (1.94%) SOAP
9 60 (1.82%) CSS
10 50 (1.52%) RESTful
11 49 (1.49%) ASP.NET
11 49 (1.49%) Middleware
12 48 (1.46%) AngularJS
13 45 (1.37%) MDX
14 36 (1.09%) React
15 30 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
15 30 (0.91%) Spring
16 25 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 447 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 139 (4.22%) NHS
4 106 (3.22%) Data Structures
5 77 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
6 72 (2.19%) User Experience
7 41 (1.24%) PACS
8 39 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 39 (1.18%) e-Health
8 39 (1.18%) LIMS
9 37 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
10 32 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
12 21 (0.64%) Public Cloud
12 21 (0.64%) Reference Data
13 19 (0.58%) FMCG
13 19 (0.58%) Hedge funds
13 19 (0.58%) Replication
14 17 (0.52%) Social Media
14 17 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 188 (5.71%) Windows
2 117 (3.55%) Linux
3 85 (2.58%) Unix
4 61 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 41 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 29 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 24 (0.73%) VMS
7 24 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.39%) Android
10 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.15%) AIX
15 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.091%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.091%) zOS
17 2 (0.061%) CentOS
17 2 (0.061%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
2 803 (24.38%) Analytics
3 638 (19.37%) ETL
4 599 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 439 (13.33%) Visualisation
6 368 (11.17%) Programme Management
7 366 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
8 347 (10.53%) DevOps
9 284 (8.62%) Migration
10 252 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 249 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
12 243 (7.38%) Data Visualisation
13 231 (7.01%) Data Management
14 229 (6.95%) Data Analysis
15 228 (6.92%) Scrum
16 203 (6.16%) CRM
17 177 (5.37%) Data Science
18 168 (5.10%) ERP
19 158 (4.80%) Project Management
20 154 (4.68%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,518 (46.08%) SQL
2 363 (11.02%) Python
3 308 (9.35%) T-SQL
4 296 (8.99%) Java
5 180 (5.46%) PowerShell
6 178 (5.40%) PL/SQL
7 151 (4.58%) C#
8 119 (3.61%) Scala
9 116 (3.52%) JavaScript
10 106 (3.22%) R
11 99 (3.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 71 (2.16%) C
13 69 (2.09%) Shell Script
14 66 (2.00%) VBA
15 36 (1.09%) ABAP
16 35 (1.06%) Java 8
17 31 (0.94%) VB
18 29 (0.88%) PHP
19 28 (0.85%) Bash Shell
19 28 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 360 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 276 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 178 (5.40%) Degree
4 52 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.33%) CIMA
8 11 (0.33%) CISM
8 11 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.30%) CISSP
9 10 (0.30%) ISEB
10 9 (0.27%) ACCA
10 9 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (0.27%) PMP
11 8 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.21%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 82 (2.49%) QA
3 71 (2.16%) GDPR
4 56 (1.70%) PMO
5 39 (1.18%) HL7
6 29 (0.88%) SLA
7 23 (0.70%) Solvency II
8 20 (0.61%) IFRS
9 15 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (0.43%) RMADS
11 13 (0.39%) JSP 440
12 12 (0.36%) NIST
13 9 (0.27%) COBIT
14 7 (0.21%) NCSC
15 5 (0.15%) NIST 800
15 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
15 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
17 3 (0.091%) WCAG
18 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 57 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
2 49 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 39 (1.18%) Docker
4 32 (0.97%) HDFS
5 14 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.18%) NFS
8 3 (0.091%) Firmware
8 3 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.030%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.030%) iptables
10 1 (0.030%) KVM
10 1 (0.030%) RACF
10 1 (0.030%) Snort
10 1 (0.030%) vSphere
10 1 (0.030%) XenApp
10 1 (0.030%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (1.12%) Terraform
2 29 (0.88%) Ansible
3 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (0.70%) Puppet
4 20 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
6 11 (0.33%) Kibana
7 9 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.24%) Oozie
8 8 (0.24%) SCCM
9 7 (0.21%) Control-M
9 7 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (0.21%) logstash
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.091%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.091%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.091%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 932 (28.29%) Microsoft
2 589 (17.88%) SAP
3 422 (12.81%) Tableau
4 408 (12.39%) Oracle
5 110 (3.34%) Informatica
6 81 (2.46%) Cognos
7 77 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 74 (2.25%) Databricks
8 74 (2.25%) Google
9 58 (1.76%) Talend
9 58 (1.76%) webMethods
10 51 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
11 50 (1.52%) BEA
12 47 (1.43%) Alteryx
13 38 (1.15%) Cloudera
14 33 (1.00%) Adobe
15 30 (0.91%) IBM
16 27 (0.82%) Teradata
17 25 (0.76%) Hortonworks
18 20 (0.61%) WSO2