Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 42 48
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 1,888 4,428 4,626
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.75% 5.22% 4.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.66% 6.03% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,479 3,265 3,402
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% - -
10th Percentile £278 £300 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 84 41
Median hourly rate £31.50 £29.96 £24.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +24.42% -31.20%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.60 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.93 £20.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year -3.95% -5.68% -38.63%

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 28,363 73,425 90,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.41% 86.51% 87.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,871 48,212 59,573
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,015 2,318 2,414
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +12.51% -11.12%
10th Percentile £12.43 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.96 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +19.82% +9.76% -14.58%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +12 1,660 £475 +2.76% 572
UK excluding London +12 868 £440 +0.57% 436
London -3 793 £496 +3.26% 180
Work from Home +6 457 £450 - 96
North of England +21 242 £425 +2.72% 143
South East +10 216 £459 +1.94% 99
North West +19 183 £450 +5.88% 100
South West +1 134 £525 +16.67% 38
Midlands +12 132 £400 -5.88% 72
West Midlands +5 87 £404 -0.31% 50
Scotland +18 64 £400 - 33
East of England -7 59 £400 -13.98% 35
East Midlands +25 45 £366 -13.82% 22
Yorkshire -7 45 £388 -3.13% 34
Wales +5 16 £388 -8.82% 5
North East +26 13 £425 -10.53% 9
Northern Ireland -4 5 £500 +122.22% 12

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 800 (42.37%) SQL
2 764 (40.47%) Power Platform
3 746 (39.51%) Power BI
4 593 (31.41%) Finance
5 537 (28.44%) Azure
6 524 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
7 461 (24.42%) Microsoft
8 446 (23.62%) SAP
9 423 (22.40%) Public Sector
10 401 (21.24%) Data Modelling
11 400 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
12 366 (19.39%) Marketing
13 352 (18.64%) Analytics
14 348 (18.43%) Manufacturing
15 337 (17.85%) Telecoms
16 336 (17.80%) Programme Management
17 328 (17.37%) Electronics
17 328 (17.37%) Digital Marketing
18 316 (16.74%) SQL Server
19 268 (14.19%) ETL
20 249 (13.19%) Python
21 238 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
22 237 (12.55%) Visualisation
23 233 (12.34%) Oracle
24 223 (11.81%) Security Cleared
25 222 (11.76%) DevOps
26 195 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 192 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
28 184 (9.75%) Migration
29 181 (9.59%) Tableau

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
1 111 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 59 (3.13%) Confluence
3 48 (2.54%) Apache Spark
4 43 (2.28%) SAS
5 27 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 26 (1.38%) Apache
6 26 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 20 (1.06%) Mule
7 20 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 20 (1.06%) Red Hat Fuse
8 18 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
9 17 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.58%) IIS
11 10 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.42%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.32%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.26%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 148 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.58%) SPSS
7 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) Stata
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.053%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.053%) Figma
9 1 (0.053%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 54 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 16 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 12 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.37%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.37%) SAP GRC
11 6 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
11 6 (0.32%) SAP APO
12 5 (0.26%) Primavera
12 5 (0.26%) SAP BPC
13 4 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
13 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 764 (40.47%) Power Platform
2 537 (28.44%) Azure
3 149 (7.89%) AWS
4 126 (6.67%) Azure Data Factory
5 104 (5.51%) PowerApps
6 100 (5.30%) Office 365
7 92 (4.87%) Dynamics 365
8 60 (3.18%) Power Automate
9 53 (2.81%) Logic Apps
10 45 (2.38%) GCP
10 45 (2.38%) PaaS
11 39 (2.07%) SaaS
12 25 (1.32%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.27%) Serverless
14 23 (1.22%) GitHub
15 21 (1.11%) IaaS
16 20 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
17 11 (0.58%) Azure Functions
17 11 (0.58%) OneDrive
18 9 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.11%) Firewall
2 18 (0.95%) DNS
2 18 (0.95%) HTTP
3 10 (0.53%) Internet
4 9 (0.48%) VPN
5 8 (0.42%) DHCP
5 8 (0.42%) Skype
6 7 (0.37%) WAN
7 6 (0.32%) VSAN
8 5 (0.26%) LAN
8 5 (0.26%) VoIP
9 4 (0.21%) Intranet
9 4 (0.21%) SSL
10 3 (0.16%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.16%) Wireless
11 2 (0.11%) BGP
11 2 (0.11%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.11%) FTP
11 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (39.51%) Power BI
2 400 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
3 316 (16.74%) SQL Server
4 195 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 181 (9.59%) Tableau
6 178 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 155 (8.21%) Data Lake
8 137 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 114 (6.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 108 (5.72%) Big Data
11 85 (4.50%) BusinessObjects
12 81 (4.29%) Relational Database
13 68 (3.60%) QlikView
14 54 (2.86%) Hadoop
15 53 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
16 49 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 46 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
18 44 (2.33%) Qlik Sense
19 41 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 36 (1.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 82 (4.34%) JIRA
2 62 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 33 (1.75%) Bitbucket
5 24 (1.27%) Maven
6 22 (1.17%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 20 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.01%) Selenium
9 18 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
10 16 (0.85%) FishEye
10 16 (0.85%) ScriptRunner
11 15 (0.79%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.74%) Toad
13 13 (0.69%) JMeter
14 11 (0.58%) ERwin
15 9 (0.48%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.48%) GitLab
16 8 (0.42%) CA Gen
General
1 593 (31.41%) Finance
2 423 (22.40%) Public Sector
3 366 (19.39%) Marketing
4 348 (18.43%) Manufacturing
5 337 (17.85%) Telecoms
6 328 (17.37%) Electronics
7 41 (2.17%) Banking
7 41 (2.17%) Legal
8 39 (2.07%) Retail
9 32 (1.69%) Law
10 31 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (1.22%) Local Government
12 17 (0.90%) Publishing
13 15 (0.79%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.58%) Back Office
14 11 (0.58%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.53%) French Language
15 10 (0.53%) Front Office
15 10 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 559 (29.61%) Developer
2 271 (14.35%) Analyst
3 249 (13.19%) Architect
4 223 (11.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 159 (8.42%) Data Engineer
6 131 (6.94%) Consultant
7 114 (6.04%) Data Architect
8 103 (5.46%) Business Analyst
9 100 (5.30%) Power BI Developer
10 94 (4.98%) Data Analyst
11 83 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 82 (4.34%) SQL Developer
13 62 (3.28%) Project Manager
14 58 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
15 53 (2.81%) Senior Developer
16 52 (2.75%) Java Developer
17 47 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
18 44 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
19 43 (2.28%) Azure Architect
20 42 (2.22%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (6.04%) .NET
2 95 (5.03%) Web Services
2 95 (5.03%) XML
3 88 (4.66%) JSON
4 67 (3.55%) RESTful
5 57 (3.02%) Middleware
5 57 (3.02%) SOAP
6 47 (2.49%) HTML
7 41 (2.17%) REST
8 36 (1.91%) CSS
9 35 (1.85%) J2EE
9 35 (1.85%) PySpark
10 32 (1.69%) XSLT
11 29 (1.54%) Node.js
12 27 (1.43%) AngularJS
13 25 (1.32%) Apache Camel
13 25 (1.32%) Kafka
14 22 (1.17%) SAML
15 21 (1.11%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 238 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (6.30%) NHS
3 74 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.18%) Data Structures
5 47 (2.49%) User Experience
6 33 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (1.22%) FMCG
8 21 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 14 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.69%) Robotics
13 12 (0.64%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.53%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.53%) Social Media
15 9 (0.48%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
17 7 (0.37%) Cloud Native
17 7 (0.37%) Life Science
17 7 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (3.87%) Windows
2 68 (3.60%) Linux
3 32 (1.69%) Unix
4 29 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 17 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.79%) Solaris
7 12 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.48%) AIX
9 6 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.21%) Android
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.053%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (21.24%) Data Modelling
3 352 (18.64%) Analytics
4 336 (17.80%) Programme Management
5 328 (17.37%) Digital Marketing
6 268 (14.19%) ETL
7 237 (12.55%) Visualisation
8 222 (11.76%) DevOps
9 192 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 184 (9.75%) Migration
11 147 (7.79%) Data Analysis
12 144 (7.63%) Scrum
13 119 (6.30%) Data Visualisation
14 117 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
15 99 (5.24%) Data Migration
16 96 (5.08%) Project Management
17 94 (4.98%) Data Architecture
18 93 (4.93%) Data Management
19 91 (4.82%) Data Science
19 91 (4.82%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 800 (42.37%) SQL
2 249 (13.19%) Python
3 155 (8.21%) Java
4 119 (6.30%) T-SQL
5 114 (6.04%) C#
6 96 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 95 (5.03%) R
8 87 (4.61%) PL/SQL
9 84 (4.45%) PowerShell
10 47 (2.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 35 (1.85%) Scala
12 34 (1.80%) XPath
13 28 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.11%) Perl
16 20 (1.06%) VB
16 20 (1.06%) VBA
17 15 (0.79%) C
18 13 (0.69%) Java 8
19 12 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 223 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 157 (8.32%) SC Cleared
3 72 (3.81%) Degree
4 52 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
7 16 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.42%) ISEB
9 7 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.37%) CISSP
10 6 (0.32%) MCSE
11 5 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.21%) APMP
12 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.21%) MCSA
12 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.16%) PMP
13 3 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.24%) Data Quality
2 62 (3.28%) QA
3 19 (1.01%) PMO
4 18 (0.95%) GDPR
4 18 (0.95%) SLA
5 11 (0.58%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.37%) NCSC
8 6 (0.32%) RMADS
9 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.21%) NIST
10 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 2 (0.11%) WCAG
12 1 (0.053%) IFRS
12 1 (0.053%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 51 (2.70%) Docker
2 45 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.79%) GlusterFS
3 15 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.37%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) vSphere
6 4 (0.21%) XenApp
6 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.053%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (2.49%) Terraform
2 37 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 36 (1.91%) Ansible
4 24 (1.27%) Prometheus
5 23 (1.22%) Grafana
6 22 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (0.69%) Kibana
8 13 (0.69%) SCCM
9 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.53%) logstash
12 9 (0.48%) Consul
12 9 (0.48%) Rancher
13 8 (0.42%) Istio
14 6 (0.32%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.32%) Fluentd
14 6 (0.32%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.16%) Oozie
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 461 (24.42%) Microsoft
2 446 (23.62%) SAP
3 233 (12.34%) Oracle
4 123 (6.51%) Databricks
5 54 (2.86%) Informatica
6 39 (2.07%) Talend
7 36 (1.91%) Google
8 25 (1.32%) BEA
8 25 (1.32%) WSO2
9 24 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 22 (1.17%) webMethods
11 20 (1.06%) IBM
12 19 (1.01%) Alteryx
12 19 (1.01%) Pega
12 19 (1.01%) Sparx
13 18 (0.95%) VMware
14 17 (0.90%) Cognos
14 17 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.79%) Sun
15 15 (0.79%) Teradata