Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 33 47
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 +1
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 2,758 3,267 4,614
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.25% 5.48% 4.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 6.43% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,918 2,286 3,320
10th Percentile £306 £308 £300
25th Percentile £382 £375 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £550 £538
90th Percentile £650 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.74% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 45 53
10th Percentile £15.45 £17.83 £11.85
25th Percentile £18.25 £19.27 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £20.56
Median % change year-on-year -32.31% +58.07% -31.47%
75th Percentile £38.75 £50.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.40 £62.45 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.13 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -44.10% +100.00% -48.57%

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 45,608 50,839 84,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.76% 85.23% 87.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,207 33,837 57,059
10th Percentile £305 £281 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £445 £430
% change year-on-year -2.81% +3.49% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,441 1,617 1,998
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.30 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £22.88
Median % change year-on-year +20.93% -6.01% +6.40%
75th Percentile £47.00 £45.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.03 £22.40
% change year-on-year +14.86% -10.60% +12.00%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -3 2,279 £475 +2.70% 725
UK excluding London +2 1,123 £438 -1.74% 480
London -4 1,085 £500 +2.56% 274
Work from Home 0 931 £489 +6.31% 189
North of England +16 257 £400 - 142
South East -14 249 £460 -3.16% 85
Midlands +6 229 £411 -0.60% 94
West Midlands +9 187 £410 -3.53% 74
South West +11 185 £525 +5.00% 62
North West +17 178 £400 - 77
Scotland -4 95 £425 -5.56% 30
East of England -12 71 £475 +11.76% 56
Yorkshire -10 56 £400 - 46
Wales +11 42 £425 - 9
East Midlands -11 38 £406 +9.80% 19
North East +9 23 £388 +3.33% 19

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 1,236 (44.82%) Power Platform
2 1,218 (44.16%) SQL
3 1,211 (43.91%) Power BI
4 858 (31.11%) Finance
5 778 (28.21%) Azure
6 666 (24.15%) Data Modelling
7 656 (23.79%) Microsoft
8 654 (23.71%) Analytics
9 651 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
10 616 (22.34%) Public Sector
11 607 (22.01%) SAP
12 600 (21.75%) Data Warehouse
13 489 (17.73%) ETL
14 470 (17.04%) SQL Server
15 453 (16.42%) Marketing
16 440 (15.95%) Manufacturing
17 434 (15.74%) Telecoms
18 419 (15.19%) Oracle
19 418 (15.16%) Programme Management
19 418 (15.16%) Digital Marketing
20 411 (14.90%) Electronics
21 406 (14.72%) Python
22 373 (13.52%) Visualisation
23 362 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
24 345 (12.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 339 (12.29%) Security Cleared
26 325 (11.78%) DevOps
27 324 (11.75%) Tableau
28 313 (11.35%) AWS
29 275 (9.97%) SC Cleared

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
1 159 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 86 (3.12%) Confluence
3 80 (2.90%) SAS
3 80 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 69 (2.50%) Apache Spark
5 50 (1.81%) Apache
6 32 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 17 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
8 16 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.47%) Mule
10 12 (0.44%) Apache Synapse
10 12 (0.44%) Jupyter
10 12 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.44%) SAP Portal
11 9 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
11 9 (0.33%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.29%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 223 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.33%) SPSS
7 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 67 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (1.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 33 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
5 29 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
6 26 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
7 23 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
8 22 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
8 22 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
9 15 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
9 15 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
10 12 (0.44%) HFM
10 12 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
11 9 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
12 8 (0.29%) NetSuite
13 7 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
14 5 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
15 4 (0.15%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 1,236 (44.82%) Power Platform
2 778 (28.21%) Azure
3 313 (11.35%) AWS
4 173 (6.27%) Azure Data Factory
5 154 (5.58%) PowerApps
6 128 (4.64%) Microsoft 365
7 108 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
8 71 (2.57%) Power Automate
9 65 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 64 (2.32%) SaaS
11 59 (2.14%) GCP
12 58 (2.10%) Logic Apps
13 55 (1.99%) Serverless
14 47 (1.70%) Amazon S3
15 43 (1.56%) PaaS
16 40 (1.45%) IaaS
17 35 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
17 35 (1.27%) Google Analytics
18 28 (1.02%) GitHub
19 26 (0.94%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (0.94%) HTTP
2 18 (0.65%) Firewall
3 12 (0.44%) Skype
3 12 (0.44%) VPN
4 11 (0.40%) Network Security
4 11 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (0.36%) Intranet
6 9 (0.33%) WAN
7 6 (0.22%) Internet
7 6 (0.22%) RTMP
7 6 (0.22%) VoIP
8 4 (0.15%) DNS
8 4 (0.15%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.15%) LAN
9 3 (0.11%) DAB
9 3 (0.11%) FTP
9 3 (0.11%) SAN
9 3 (0.11%) VSAN
10 2 (0.073%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.073%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,211 (43.91%) Power BI
2 600 (21.75%) Data Warehouse
3 470 (17.04%) SQL Server
4 345 (12.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 324 (11.75%) Tableau
6 274 (9.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 184 (6.67%) Data Lake
8 179 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 155 (5.62%) Big Data
10 132 (4.79%) Relational Database
11 120 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 106 (3.84%) BusinessObjects
13 83 (3.01%) Hadoop
14 80 (2.90%) Oracle Database
15 79 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
16 78 (2.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 72 (2.61%) Amazon Redshift
17 72 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
18 70 (2.54%) QlikView
19 62 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 134 (4.86%) JIRA
2 84 (3.05%) Jenkins
3 74 (2.68%) Git (software)
4 55 (1.99%) Bitbucket
5 50 (1.81%) CA Gen
6 31 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
7 30 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 27 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (0.94%) GitLab
9 26 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 26 (0.94%) ScriptRunner
10 23 (0.83%) Artifactory
10 23 (0.83%) ERwin
10 23 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 20 (0.73%) FishEye
11 20 (0.73%) Toad
12 17 (0.62%) Vagrant
13 15 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 858 (31.11%) Finance
2 616 (22.34%) Public Sector
3 453 (16.42%) Marketing
4 440 (15.95%) Manufacturing
5 434 (15.74%) Telecoms
6 411 (14.90%) Electronics
7 72 (2.61%) Banking
8 57 (2.07%) Retail
9 51 (1.85%) Law
10 46 (1.67%) Publishing
11 36 (1.31%) Legal
12 22 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.47%) Local Government
15 11 (0.40%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.36%) Advertising
17 9 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.33%) French Language
17 9 (0.33%) Games
18 8 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 737 (26.72%) Developer
2 530 (19.22%) Analyst
3 331 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 321 (11.64%) Architect
5 267 (9.68%) Data Engineer
6 225 (8.16%) Consultant
7 207 (7.51%) Data Analyst
8 178 (6.45%) Data Architect
9 161 (5.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 155 (5.62%) Power BI Developer
11 134 (4.86%) Business Analyst
12 113 (4.10%) SQL Developer
13 108 (3.92%) Project Manager
14 81 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
15 74 (2.68%) Data Modeller
16 71 (2.57%) Power BI Analyst
17 68 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 57 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
19 54 (1.96%) DevOps Engineer
20 52 (1.89%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (4.46%) .NET
2 87 (3.15%) JSON
3 86 (3.12%) XML
4 85 (3.08%) J2EE
5 83 (3.01%) Kafka
6 69 (2.50%) Web Services
7 65 (2.36%) RESTful
8 48 (1.74%) HTML
9 47 (1.70%) ASP.NET
10 46 (1.67%) PySpark
11 43 (1.56%) React
12 38 (1.38%) SOAP
13 37 (1.34%) AngularJS
14 34 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
15 33 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
16 31 (1.12%) CSS
17 30 (1.09%) MDX
18 29 (1.05%) Middleware
19 26 (0.94%) ASP.NET Core
19 26 (0.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 362 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (5.58%) NHS
3 93 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 66 (2.39%) Data Structures
5 60 (2.18%) User Experience
6 50 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 25 (0.91%) Reference Data
9 22 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
11 17 (0.62%) Social Media
11 17 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.58%) Cloud Native
12 16 (0.58%) Data Centre
13 14 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.44%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.40%) Reinsurance
15 11 (0.40%) Robotics
16 10 (0.36%) FMCG
17 9 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (4.46%) Linux
2 108 (3.92%) Unix
3 83 (3.01%) Windows
4 35 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 22 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 19 (0.69%) AIX
7 13 (0.47%) Android
8 12 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.15%) Solaris
12 4 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.073%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.036%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (24.15%) Data Modelling
2 654 (23.71%) Analytics
3 651 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
4 489 (17.73%) ETL
5 418 (15.16%) Digital Marketing
5 418 (15.16%) Programme Management
6 373 (13.52%) Visualisation
7 325 (11.78%) DevOps
8 248 (8.99%) Migration
9 237 (8.59%) Data Analysis
10 231 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 196 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
12 193 (7.00%) Scrum
13 179 (6.49%) Data Architecture
14 173 (6.27%) Data Visualisation
15 169 (6.13%) Data Management
16 164 (5.95%) Requirements Gathering
17 156 (5.66%) Software Engineering
18 140 (5.08%) Configuration Management
19 138 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,218 (44.16%) SQL
2 406 (14.72%) Python
3 231 (8.38%) Java
4 192 (6.96%) PL/SQL
5 169 (6.13%) T-SQL
6 119 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 110 (3.99%) JavaScript
8 105 (3.81%) C#
9 84 (3.05%) R
10 74 (2.68%) Perl
11 72 (2.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 72 (2.61%) Scala
12 65 (2.36%) C
13 57 (2.07%) Bash Shell
14 56 (2.03%) Shell Script
15 45 (1.63%) VBA
16 44 (1.60%) COBOL
17 36 (1.31%) TypeScript
18 20 (0.73%) Ruby
19 18 (0.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 339 (12.29%) Security Cleared
2 275 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 125 (4.53%) Degree
4 56 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 27 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.36%) ISEB
10 9 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.29%) CISSP
12 7 (0.25%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.22%) HND
13 6 (0.22%) PMP
13 6 (0.22%) Tableau Certification
14 5 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.18%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 120 (4.35%) QA
3 31 (1.12%) GDPR
4 26 (0.94%) SLA
5 22 (0.80%) PMO
6 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (0.33%) NIST
7 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.25%) NCSC
9 6 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.18%) IFRS
11 4 (0.15%) RMADS
12 3 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.11%) Dublin Core
12 3 (0.11%) GRC
12 3 (0.11%) HL7
12 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.073%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.073%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 77 (2.79%) Docker
3 17 (0.62%) GlusterFS
4 15 (0.54%) HDFS
5 14 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.22%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.073%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.036%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.036%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.036%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.036%) vSphere
10 1 (0.036%) XenApp
10 1 (0.036%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 90 (3.26%) Terraform
2 67 (2.43%) Ansible
3 65 (2.36%) Kubernetes
4 45 (1.63%) Prometheus
5 43 (1.56%) Grafana
6 33 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (0.98%) Rancher
8 26 (0.94%) Kibana
9 25 (0.91%) Consul
9 25 (0.91%) Fluentd
9 25 (0.91%) Istio
9 25 (0.91%) logstash
10 24 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (0.65%) SCCM
12 15 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.36%) Puppet
14 9 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (0.22%) AirWatch
16 5 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
17 4 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 656 (23.79%) Microsoft
2 607 (22.01%) SAP
3 419 (15.19%) Oracle
4 125 (4.53%) Databricks
5 80 (2.90%) Informatica
6 79 (2.86%) webMethods
7 75 (2.72%) Google
8 68 (2.47%) BEA
9 54 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (1.92%) Sparx
11 52 (1.89%) Remedy
12 49 (1.78%) Pega
13 45 (1.63%) Splunk
14 44 (1.60%) Talend
15 40 (1.45%) Alteryx
16 30 (1.09%) Atlassian
17 28 (1.02%) Teradata
18 26 (0.94%) AppDynamics
18 26 (0.94%) Cognos
19 24 (0.87%) Adobe