Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 41 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 4531 4741 5335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.72% 4.38% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.59% 5.25% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3126 3318 3709
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £297 £279 £265
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 72
UK median hourly rate £27.96 £33.75 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +57.71% +1.90%
10th Percentile £15.65 £15.76 £14.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £66.76 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £18.95
% change year-on-year -12.50% +111.08% -9.76%

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 81053 90302 91082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.52% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53201 59638 58141
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2208 2606
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.11 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 -1 4285 £450 +5.88% 661
UK excluding London 0 2400 £425 +6.25% 432
London +1 2042 £475 +5.56% 252
South East +1 709 £438 +9.38% 91
North of England -4 495 £400 +5.96% 148
South West +7 393 £420 +15.86% 71
Midlands -14 336 £380 -7.32% 47
North West 0 279 £425 +13.33% 78
East of England +14 272 £500 +25.00% 49
West Midlands -2 216 £388 -3.13% 30
Yorkshire +3 189 £400 - 54
Scotland +45 163 £450 +34.33% 17
East Midlands -23 112 £375 -10.45% 17
North East +10 35 £558 +52.74% 16
Wales -15 29 £350 -16.17% 8
Northern Ireland -59 9 £306 +57.05% 3

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Intelligence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Intelligence.

1 1839 (40.59%) Finance
2 1756 (38.76%) SQL
3 1286 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1252 (27.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1178 (26.00%) SAP
6 1060 (23.39%) Marketing
7 1049 (23.15%) SQL Server
8 929 (20.50%) Telecoms
9 925 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 872 (19.25%) Manufacturing
11 870 (19.20%) Programme Management
12 867 (19.13%) Digital Marketing
13 848 (18.72%) Electronics
14 834 (18.41%) ETL
15 820 (18.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 817 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 773 (17.06%) Analytics
18 717 (15.82%) Oracle
19 644 (14.21%) Data Modelling
20 567 (12.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 554 (12.23%) Power BI
22 529 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
23 459 (10.13%) Security Cleared
24 432 (9.53%) T-SQL
25 428 (9.45%) Scrum
26 425 (9.38%) Tableau
27 395 (8.72%) Java
28 374 (8.25%) Migration
29 372 (8.21%) Big Data
30 364 (8.03%) 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
1 231 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 139 (3.07%) SAS
3 120 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 115 (2.54%) Apache Spark
5 84 (1.85%) Mule
6 78 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
7 68 (1.50%) CMS
7 68 (1.50%) Confluence
8 51 (1.13%) Apache
9 36 (0.79%) Drupal
9 36 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 35 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (0.64%) nginx
12 26 (0.57%) MS Exchange
13 25 (0.55%) IIS
13 25 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
16 20 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 20 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 364 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.71%) SPSS
7 19 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.35%) Stata
9 11 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.066%) Mingle
10 3 (0.066%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.044%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.022%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.022%) InVision
12 1 (0.022%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.022%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 79 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 64 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
4 50 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 31 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 26 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
7 23 (0.51%) SAP CO
8 22 (0.49%) SAP FI
8 22 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
10 18 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
12 16 (0.35%) SAP ERP
13 15 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
14 14 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
15 13 (0.29%) Maximo
15 13 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
16 12 (0.26%) NetSuite
16 12 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 302 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 233 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (1.83%) Office 365
4 46 (1.02%) IaaS
5 45 (0.99%) PaaS
6 41 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (0.88%) Google Analytics
8 31 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 31 (0.68%) SaaS
9 28 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
11 19 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.42%) GitHub
12 16 (0.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 16 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 16 (0.35%) Yammer
13 14 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
13 14 (0.31%) G Suite
14 13 (0.29%) Veeva
15 12 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (0.82%) Firewall
2 32 (0.71%) HTTP
2 32 (0.71%) SSL
2 32 (0.71%) VPN
3 30 (0.66%) Kerberos
4 29 (0.64%) LAN
4 29 (0.64%) WAN
5 24 (0.53%) SAN
6 22 (0.49%) LDAP
7 20 (0.44%) SMS
7 20 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 17 (0.38%) DNS
9 15 (0.33%) Wireless
10 14 (0.31%) 3G
10 14 (0.31%) Internet
10 14 (0.31%) Intranet
10 14 (0.31%) Skype
11 13 (0.29%) IPsec
12 12 (0.26%) GPRS
12 12 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1252 (27.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1049 (23.15%) SQL Server
3 820 (18.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 817 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 567 (12.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 554 (12.23%) Power BI
7 372 (8.21%) Big Data
8 306 (6.75%) BusinessObjects
9 271 (5.98%) QlikView
10 223 (4.92%) Hadoop
11 206 (4.55%) Relational Database
12 177 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 176 (3.88%) Oracle Database
14 154 (3.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 154 (3.40%) Oracle BI EE
15 144 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 138 (3.05%) OLAP
17 135 (2.98%) Oracle Reports
18 131 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
19 118 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 173 (3.82%) JIRA
2 155 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 134 (2.96%) Maven
4 133 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 123 (2.71%) Jenkins
6 117 (2.58%) Visual Studio
7 78 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
8 48 (1.06%) Cucumber
9 31 (0.68%) Eclipse
10 27 (0.60%) ERwin
10 27 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
11 26 (0.57%) Selenium
12 25 (0.55%) IntelliJ
12 25 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
13 24 (0.53%) TeamCity
14 23 (0.51%) Subversion
15 20 (0.44%) SoapUI
16 19 (0.42%) LoadRunner
17 18 (0.40%) Ant
18 15 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1839 (40.59%) Finance
2 1060 (23.39%) Marketing
3 929 (20.50%) Telecoms
4 872 (19.25%) Manufacturing
5 848 (18.72%) Electronics
6 271 (5.98%) Banking
7 234 (5.16%) Retail
8 115 (2.54%) Legal
9 78 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 58 (1.28%) Publishing
11 49 (1.08%) Front Office
12 42 (0.93%) Law
13 40 (0.88%) Back Office
14 36 (0.79%) Advertising
15 34 (0.75%) Games
16 32 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 29 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
18 28 (0.62%) Local Government
19 25 (0.55%) Billing
19 25 (0.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1630 (35.97%) Developer
2 857 (18.91%) Analyst
3 629 (13.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 391 (8.63%) Consultant
5 366 (8.08%) Architect
6 352 (7.77%) SQL Developer
7 324 (7.15%) Business Analyst
8 270 (5.96%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 193 (4.26%) Project Manager
10 189 (4.17%) SQL BI Developer
11 172 (3.80%) Data Analyst
12 166 (3.66%) Data Architect
13 163 (3.60%) SSIS Developer
14 151 (3.33%) Senior Developer
15 145 (3.20%) Business Developer
16 133 (2.94%) SSRS Developer
17 120 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 115 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Manager
19 106 (2.34%) Data Warehouse Developer
19 106 (2.34%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (6.22%) .NET
2 236 (5.21%) JSON
3 227 (5.01%) XML
4 190 (4.19%) HTML
5 154 (3.40%) Middleware
6 153 (3.38%) CSS
7 151 (3.33%) Web Services
8 147 (3.24%) MDX
9 118 (2.60%) XSLT
10 111 (2.45%) Swagger
11 109 (2.41%) REST
12 106 (2.34%) WireMock
13 99 (2.18%) AngularJS
14 95 (2.10%) Apache Camel
15 91 (2.01%) RESTful
16 88 (1.94%) ASP.NET
17 84 (1.85%) Spring
18 80 (1.77%) jQuery
19 76 (1.68%) SOAP
20 71 (1.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 529 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 210 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
3 189 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 154 (3.40%) NHS
5 122 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 115 (2.54%) Data Structures
7 90 (1.99%) User Experience
8 45 (0.99%) Data Centre
9 41 (0.90%) Algorithms
10 40 (0.88%) Credit Risk
11 33 (0.73%) Private Cloud
12 31 (0.68%) Fintech
12 31 (0.68%) Replication
13 30 (0.66%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.62%) Market Risk
14 28 (0.62%) Social Media
15 26 (0.57%) Clustering
16 25 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.49%) Reference Data
18 21 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 212 (4.68%) Linux
2 194 (4.28%) Windows
3 137 (3.02%) Unix
4 55 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 37 (0.82%) Android
5 37 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 30 (0.66%) Mac OS X
8 22 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.42%) Solaris
10 18 (0.40%) AIX
11 17 (0.38%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.18%) CentOS
15 7 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.088%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1286 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 870 (19.20%) Programme Management
3 867 (19.13%) Digital Marketing
4 834 (18.41%) ETL
5 773 (17.06%) Analytics
6 644 (14.21%) Data Modelling
7 428 (9.45%) Scrum
8 374 (8.25%) Migration
9 337 (7.44%) Visualisation
10 336 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 310 (6.84%) Data Analysis
12 298 (6.58%) TDD
13 293 (6.47%) Project Management
14 270 (5.96%) CRM
15 260 (5.74%) DevOps
16 226 (4.99%) Data Management
17 219 (4.83%) Business Analysis
18 207 (4.57%) Data Visualisation
19 201 (4.44%) SOA
20 198 (4.37%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1756 (38.76%) SQL
2 432 (9.53%) T-SQL
3 395 (8.72%) Java
4 281 (6.20%) C#
5 278 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 264 (5.83%) Python
7 176 (3.88%) PL/SQL
8 127 (2.80%) R
9 108 (2.38%) XPath
10 95 (2.10%) PowerShell
11 87 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 73 (1.61%) VBA
13 71 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 62 (1.37%) PHP
15 60 (1.32%) Scala
16 53 (1.17%) C
17 52 (1.15%) Ruby
18 45 (0.99%) VB
19 39 (0.86%) C++
20 31 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 459 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 350 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 303 (6.69%) Degree
4 70 (1.54%) ISEB
5 66 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 52 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 45 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 33 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 25 (0.55%) PMP
12 23 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.40%) Master's Degree
14 14 (0.31%) CISM
14 14 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
14 14 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
14 14 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.29%) MCITP
16 12 (0.26%) CISSP
16 12 (0.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (4.88%) Data Quality
2 141 (3.11%) QA
3 51 (1.13%) PMO
4 32 (0.71%) SLA
5 21 (0.46%) GDPR
6 19 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 17 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 16 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.33%) HL7
9 15 (0.33%) MiFID
10 11 (0.24%) GCP
11 10 (0.22%) IFRS
12 8 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.18%) WCAG
13 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.088%) EMIR
14 4 (0.088%) IFRS 9
14 4 (0.088%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.088%) PCI DSS
15 3 (0.066%) RMADS
System Software
1 116 (2.56%) Docker
2 73 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.49%) HDFS
5 16 (0.35%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.22%) vSphere
9 7 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.088%) XenApp
11 3 (0.066%) Firmware
11 3 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.066%) XenServer
12 2 (0.044%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.044%) Samba
12 2 (0.044%) Squid
12 2 (0.044%) Xen
Systems Management
1 112 (2.47%) Puppet
2 100 (2.21%) Ansible
3 64 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 38 (0.84%) Terraform
6 25 (0.55%) Kibana
7 24 (0.53%) logstash
8 20 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 13 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (0.26%) Grafana
11 10 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.22%) Oozie
11 10 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 10 (0.22%) Salt
11 10 (0.22%) SCOM
12 9 (0.20%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1178 (26.00%) SAP
2 925 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 717 (15.82%) Oracle
4 425 (9.38%) Tableau
5 166 (3.66%) Cognos
6 115 (2.54%) Informatica
7 101 (2.23%) IBM
8 97 (2.14%) Google
8 97 (2.14%) MicroStrategy
9 90 (1.99%) Teradata
10 78 (1.72%) Talend
10 78 (1.72%) WSO2
11 51 (1.13%) VMware
12 42 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (0.84%) Splunk
14 34 (0.75%) Hyperion
15 33 (0.73%) Alteryx
15 33 (0.73%) HP
16 30 (0.66%) Adobe
16 30 (0.66%) Netezza