Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 49 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 4,470 4,333 4,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.90% 4.30% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.64% 4.97% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,155 3,018 2,975
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £288
90th Percentile £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 53 48
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £23.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.73% +25.11% -38.95%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.80 £15.43
90th Percentile £52.33 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.53 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -37.79% +46.67% -30.77%

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 79,325 87,229 78,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.04% 86.59% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,144 57,508 51,410
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,203 2,369 2,105
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.84% -14.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% -7.41%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +5 4,198 £454 +0.89% 915
UK excluding London +6 2,427 £440 +3.53% 683
London +9 1,945 £475 - 295
South East +12 695 £450 - 140
North of England +16 505 £400 - 223
South West -3 370 £450 +5.88% 66
Midlands +6 332 £425 +6.25% 143
East of England +9 317 £475 -7.32% 50
North West +24 290 £400 +6.67% 113
West Midlands +11 226 £450 +9.09% 93
Yorkshire +7 185 £375 -11.76% 93
Scotland +11 130 £450 +9.09% 35
East Midlands -1 104 £400 - 49
Wales +17 62 £450 +12.50% 25
North East +14 27 £388 -13.89% 17
Northern Ireland +2 21 £295 -32.11% 3

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,903 (42.57%) SQL
2 1,576 (35.26%) Power Platform
3 1,566 (35.03%) Power BI
4 1,304 (29.17%) Finance
5 1,191 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
6 1,162 (26.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1,100 (24.61%) SQL Server
8 1,017 (22.75%) Microsoft
9 995 (22.26%) Analytics
10 918 (20.54%) Microsoft Azure
11 888 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 822 (18.39%) ETL
13 781 (17.47%) SAP
14 669 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 631 (14.12%) Marketing
16 610 (13.65%) Telecoms
17 603 (13.49%) Data Modelling
18 580 (12.98%) Oracle
19 563 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
20 552 (12.35%) Manufacturing
21 542 (12.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 542 (12.13%) Tableau
22 538 (12.04%) Programme Management
23 527 (11.79%) Digital Marketing
24 508 (11.36%) Electronics
25 480 (10.74%) Visualisation
26 457 (10.22%) T-SQL
27 434 (9.71%) Security Cleared
28 426 (9.53%) Python
29 411 (9.19%) 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
1 249 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 148 (3.31%) Apache Spark
3 104 (2.33%) Confluence
4 91 (2.04%) SAS
5 81 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 72 (1.61%) Mule
7 70 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
8 58 (1.30%) Apache
9 25 (0.56%) CMS
10 22 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 20 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
13 15 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.34%) nginx
14 14 (0.31%) Apache Pig
15 12 (0.27%) MS Exchange
15 12 (0.27%) Skype for Business
16 10 (0.22%) ArcGIS
16 10 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 411 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.60%) SPSS
7 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.25%) Stata
9 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.089%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.089%) Weka
11 3 (0.067%) Sketch
12 2 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.045%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.045%) Mingle
13 1 (0.022%) EViews
Business Applications
1 133 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 46 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 27 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
6 23 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
7 21 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
8 20 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 20 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 19 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
9 19 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
10 18 (0.40%) SAP BPC
11 16 (0.36%) SAP ERP
12 15 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 15 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
12 15 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 13 (0.29%) Workday HCM
14 10 (0.22%) NetSuite
15 9 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
15 9 (0.20%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1,576 (35.26%) Power Platform
2 918 (20.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 346 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (4.18%) Azure Data Factory
5 129 (2.89%) Office 365
6 127 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
7 112 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 105 (2.35%) PaaS
9 76 (1.70%) SaaS
10 72 (1.61%) Serverless
11 59 (1.32%) IaaS
12 48 (1.07%) Amazon S3
13 46 (1.03%) PowerApps
14 43 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
15 39 (0.87%) Azure Functions
16 38 (0.85%) GitHub
17 30 (0.67%) Google Analytics
18 29 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
19 28 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
20 24 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.07%) Firewall
2 27 (0.60%) DNS
3 23 (0.51%) Skype
4 22 (0.49%) VPN
5 19 (0.43%) Network Security
5 19 (0.43%) Wireless
6 18 (0.40%) Internet
6 18 (0.40%) LAN
7 15 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.27%) FTP
9 11 (0.25%) Intranet
9 11 (0.25%) SAN
9 11 (0.25%) WAN
10 10 (0.22%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.20%) DHCP
11 9 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (0.18%) HTTP
12 8 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (0.18%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,566 (35.03%) Power BI
2 1,162 (26.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1,100 (24.61%) SQL Server
4 888 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 669 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 542 (12.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 406 (9.08%) Big Data
8 244 (5.46%) BusinessObjects
8 244 (5.46%) Data Lake
9 200 (4.47%) Relational Database
10 191 (4.27%) QlikView
11 183 (4.09%) Hadoop
12 141 (3.15%) Oracle Database
13 139 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 136 (3.04%) Oracle BI EE
15 127 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
16 110 (2.46%) OLAP
17 106 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
18 101 (2.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 101 (2.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 215 (4.81%) JIRA
2 192 (4.30%) Git (software)
3 142 (3.18%) Visual Studio
4 126 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 85 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 82 (1.83%) Jenkins
7 50 (1.12%) Maven
8 45 (1.01%) Selenium
9 36 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 33 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 28 (0.63%) ERwin
12 25 (0.56%) SpecFlow
12 25 (0.56%) Subversion
13 20 (0.45%) RStudio
14 19 (0.43%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (0.40%) Artifactory
16 17 (0.38%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.38%) NUnit
17 16 (0.36%) GitLab
General
1 1,304 (29.17%) Finance
2 631 (14.12%) Marketing
3 610 (13.65%) Telecoms
4 552 (12.35%) Manufacturing
5 508 (11.36%) Electronics
6 283 (6.33%) Retail
7 203 (4.54%) Legal
8 165 (3.69%) Banking
9 71 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 59 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 40 (0.89%) Back Office
12 37 (0.83%) Front Office
13 35 (0.78%) Advertising
14 33 (0.74%) Law
15 30 (0.67%) Billing
15 30 (0.67%) Publishing
16 24 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.45%) General Ledger
18 16 (0.36%) German Language
19 15 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,481 (33.13%) Developer
2 763 (17.07%) Analyst
3 649 (14.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 392 (8.77%) Architect
5 355 (7.94%) Consultant
6 311 (6.96%) SQL Developer
7 254 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 236 (5.28%) Power BI Developer
9 231 (5.17%) Business Analyst
10 222 (4.97%) Data Analyst
11 175 (3.91%) Data Engineer
12 173 (3.87%) Senior Developer
13 154 (3.45%) Project Manager
14 148 (3.31%) SQL BI Developer
15 139 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 129 (2.89%) Data Architect
17 112 (2.51%) DBA
18 109 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
19 104 (2.33%) Java Developer
20 90 (2.01%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (6.49%) .NET
2 197 (4.41%) Web Services
3 168 (3.76%) XML
4 137 (3.06%) SOAP
5 133 (2.98%) JSON
6 125 (2.80%) RESTful
7 124 (2.77%) HTML
8 123 (2.75%) Middleware
9 103 (2.30%) MDX
10 92 (2.06%) CSS
11 87 (1.95%) REST
12 82 (1.83%) ASP.NET
13 76 (1.70%) Apache Camel
14 64 (1.43%) Kafka
15 58 (1.30%) AngularJS
16 48 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
17 43 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
18 42 (0.94%) HTML5
19 39 (0.87%) .NET Framework
20 37 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 563 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (4.88%) NHS
3 174 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
4 145 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 117 (2.62%) User Experience
6 96 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 94 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 59 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 49 (1.10%) Data Centre
10 44 (0.98%) Replication
11 43 (0.96%) e-Health
11 43 (0.96%) LIMS
12 42 (0.94%) PACS
13 39 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.65%) Public Cloud
16 28 (0.63%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.56%) Hedge funds
18 24 (0.54%) Clustering
19 23 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 216 (4.83%) Windows
2 171 (3.83%) Linux
3 111 (2.48%) Unix
4 83 (1.86%) Windows 10
5 62 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 42 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 36 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.72%) AIX
9 27 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (0.34%) Android
13 14 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.31%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.11%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.089%) CentOS
17 3 (0.067%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.067%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,191 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
2 995 (22.26%) Analytics
3 822 (18.39%) ETL
4 603 (13.49%) Data Modelling
5 538 (12.04%) Programme Management
6 527 (11.79%) Digital Marketing
7 480 (10.74%) Visualisation
8 403 (9.02%) Migration
9 369 (8.26%) Scrum
10 344 (7.70%) Data Analysis
11 332 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
12 315 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 293 (6.55%) DevOps
14 292 (6.53%) Data Science
15 267 (5.97%) CRM
16 258 (5.77%) Data Analytics
17 256 (5.73%) Project Management
18 246 (5.50%) Data Visualisation
19 225 (5.03%) Data Management
20 210 (4.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,903 (42.57%) SQL
2 457 (10.22%) T-SQL
3 426 (9.53%) Python
4 335 (7.49%) C#
5 306 (6.85%) Java
6 216 (4.83%) JavaScript
7 190 (4.25%) PowerShell
8 180 (4.03%) PL/SQL
9 139 (3.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 123 (2.75%) R
11 111 (2.48%) VBA
12 81 (1.81%) Java 8
13 77 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 64 (1.43%) Scala
15 54 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 46 (1.03%) VB
17 44 (0.98%) C++
18 41 (0.92%) C
19 35 (0.78%) ABAP
19 35 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 434 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 292 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 207 (4.63%) Degree
4 126 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 37 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (0.63%) Master's Degree
8 25 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (0.51%) ISEB
10 22 (0.49%) MCSA
11 20 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.45%) PhD
12 17 (0.38%) MCSE
12 17 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
13 16 (0.36%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.31%) CCNA
15 13 (0.29%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.27%) BC Cleared
16 12 (0.27%) PMP
17 10 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (5.30%) Data Quality
2 136 (3.04%) QA
3 81 (1.81%) PMO
4 60 (1.34%) GDPR
5 42 (0.94%) HL7
6 35 (0.78%) SLA
7 20 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 18 (0.40%) RMADS
9 11 (0.25%) IFRS
10 10 (0.22%) GxP
11 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.089%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.089%) COBIT
13 4 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.089%) NIST
14 3 (0.067%) GAAP
14 3 (0.067%) MiFID
14 3 (0.067%) PSD2
System Software
1 124 (2.77%) Docker
2 113 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (0.67%) HDFS
5 21 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 14 (0.31%) etcd
8 14 (0.31%) flannel
8 14 (0.31%) SkyDNS
9 12 (0.27%) Ceph
10 11 (0.25%) GlusterFS
10 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.089%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.089%) vSphere
14 3 (0.067%) RACF
15 2 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 79 (1.77%) Kubernetes
2 70 (1.57%) Ansible
3 49 (1.10%) Terraform
4 42 (0.94%) Puppet
5 33 (0.74%) SCCM
6 23 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 19 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.40%) HP ALM
8 18 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (0.38%) SCOM
10 15 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (0.34%) HAProxy
11 14 (0.31%) Graphite
11 14 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 14 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 14 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.31%) rkt
11 14 (0.31%) Sysdig
12 12 (0.27%) Kibana
13 10 (0.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1,017 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 781 (17.47%) SAP
3 580 (12.98%) Oracle
4 542 (12.13%) Tableau
5 117 (2.62%) Google
6 92 (2.06%) Informatica
7 83 (1.86%) Databricks
8 82 (1.83%) Cognos
9 78 (1.74%) Talend
10 77 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
11 72 (1.61%) WSO2
12 62 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 49 (1.10%) IBM
14 46 (1.03%) VMware
15 44 (0.98%) Adobe
16 41 (0.92%) Alteryx
17 36 (0.81%) Cisco
18 32 (0.72%) Atlassian
18 32 (0.72%) HP
18 32 (0.72%) Workday