Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 45 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -12
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 4,570 4,535 4,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.43% 4.61% 4.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.14% 5.38% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,300 3,118 3,272
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £275
90th Percentile £619 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 67
UK median hourly rate £24.54 £35.00 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.89% +24.20% +25.24%
10th Percentile £10.98 £16.20 £14.90
90th Percentile £49.25 £58.75 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.83 £35.85 £36.88
% change year-on-year -36.32% -2.78% +71.51%

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 88,851 84,367 90,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.72% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,575 55,816 59,552
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,058 2,442
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018.

Contractor 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 15 October 2018. 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 -4 4,332 £450 - 1,396
UK excluding London -5 2,432 £425 - 929
London -3 2,077 £484 +1.89% 541
South East -10 624 £440 -1.12% 192
North of England -15 490 £400 -5.88% 276
South West -8 441 £425 +1.19% 116
East of England +14 369 £525 +2.44% 95
Midlands -6 317 £400 - 176
Yorkshire -8 223 £425 - 114
North West -22 223 £385 -9.41% 115
West Midlands -13 198 £400 +3.23% 121
Scotland -46 121 £400 -11.11% 56
East Midlands +5 116 £400 - 55
Wales +10 48 £515 +47.14% 13
North East +5 43 £406 -32.29% 47
Northern Ireland +49 25 £432 +4.61% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 1,909 (41.77%) SQL
2 1,470 (32.17%) Finance
3 1,325 (28.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1,257 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
5 1,209 (26.46%) SQL Server
6 1,194 (26.13%) Power BI
7 1,009 (22.08%) Microsoft
8 939 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 928 (20.31%) Analytics
10 856 (18.73%) ETL
11 829 (18.14%) SAP
12 786 (17.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 672 (14.70%) Data Modelling
14 668 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
15 627 (13.72%) Oracle
16 601 (13.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 589 (12.89%) Marketing
18 587 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
19 583 (12.76%) Visualisation
20 569 (12.45%) Manufacturing
21 552 (12.08%) Tableau
22 551 (12.06%) Telecoms
23 506 (11.07%) Programme Management
24 496 (10.85%) Digital Marketing
25 483 (10.57%) T-SQL
26 482 (10.55%) Electronics
27 443 (9.69%) Scrum
28 435 (9.52%) Java
29 406 (8.88%) Big Data
30 381 (8.34%) Problem-Solving

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
1 228 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 192 (4.20%) Apache Spark
3 132 (2.89%) SAS
4 80 (1.75%) Confluence
5 65 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 56 (1.23%) Mule
7 54 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
8 49 (1.07%) Apache
9 36 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (0.77%) CMS
11 33 (0.72%) IIS
11 33 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 30 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
13 21 (0.46%) Apache Pig
13 21 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.33%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.33%) MS Exchange
16 12 (0.26%) Drupal
17 11 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 377 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.46%) SPSS
8 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.066%) Stata
10 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.022%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 90 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 43 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
5 29 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
6 25 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
7 23 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 21 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 18 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 16 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
10 16 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
11 15 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
11 15 (0.33%) SAP BPC
12 14 (0.31%) SAP FI
13 13 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
13 13 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
14 12 (0.26%) HFM
14 12 (0.26%) Markit EDM
15 11 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
15 11 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 668 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 372 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
3 142 (3.11%) Azure Data Factory
4 96 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 96 (2.10%) Office 365
5 88 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
6 72 (1.58%) PaaS
7 54 (1.18%) SaaS
8 48 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 47 (1.03%) IaaS
10 35 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (0.74%) Data Lake Analytics
12 33 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
12 33 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
14 30 (0.66%) Google Analytics
15 23 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
15 23 (0.50%) GitHub
16 19 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 15 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.27%) Firewall
2 32 (0.70%) VPN
3 29 (0.63%) SSL
4 26 (0.57%) Internet
4 26 (0.57%) Skype
5 25 (0.55%) Intranet
5 25 (0.55%) Kerberos
6 22 (0.48%) SMS
7 21 (0.46%) HTTP
8 13 (0.28%) Network Security
9 12 (0.26%) DNS
9 12 (0.26%) Extranet
10 10 (0.22%) DHCP
10 10 (0.22%) DMZ
10 10 (0.22%) WAN
11 9 (0.20%) VoIP
12 8 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.15%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.15%) MVNO
13 7 (0.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,325 (28.99%) Data Warehouse
2 1,209 (26.46%) SQL Server
3 1,194 (26.13%) Power BI
4 939 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 786 (17.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 601 (13.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 406 (8.88%) Big Data
8 312 (6.83%) Hadoop
9 288 (6.30%) BusinessObjects
10 260 (5.69%) Relational Database
11 257 (5.62%) Data Lake
12 189 (4.14%) QlikView
13 179 (3.92%) NoSQL
14 131 (2.87%) SQL Server 2016
15 122 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 119 (2.60%) Apache Hive
17 116 (2.54%) OLAP
18 114 (2.49%) MySQL
19 113 (2.47%) Oracle Database
19 113 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 174 (3.81%) JIRA
2 161 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 117 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 106 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 75 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 63 (1.38%) Maven
8 36 (0.79%) Subversion
9 30 (0.66%) Toad
10 28 (0.61%) Selenium
10 28 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 26 (0.57%) ERwin
12 25 (0.55%) SoapUI
13 24 (0.53%) JMeter
14 23 (0.50%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.44%) CA Gen
16 18 (0.39%) GitLab
16 18 (0.39%) WebDriver
17 17 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
18 16 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,470 (32.17%) Finance
2 589 (12.89%) Marketing
3 569 (12.45%) Manufacturing
4 551 (12.06%) Telecoms
5 482 (10.55%) Electronics
6 309 (6.76%) Retail
7 251 (5.49%) Banking
8 179 (3.92%) Legal
9 87 (1.90%) Front Office
9 87 (1.90%) Investment Banking
10 62 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 51 (1.12%) Publishing
12 43 (0.94%) Law
13 35 (0.77%) Advertising
13 35 (0.77%) Games
14 29 (0.63%) Automotive
15 24 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.53%) General Ledger
16 20 (0.44%) Back Office
17 17 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,679 (36.74%) Developer
2 910 (19.91%) Analyst
3 721 (15.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 402 (8.80%) Architect
5 345 (7.55%) Consultant
6 344 (7.53%) Business Analyst
7 327 (7.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 304 (6.65%) SQL Developer
9 251 (5.49%) Data Analyst
10 198 (4.33%) Project Manager
11 179 (3.92%) Senior Developer
12 173 (3.79%) Power BI Developer
13 161 (3.52%) SQL BI Developer
14 149 (3.26%) Data Architect
15 145 (3.17%) SSIS Developer
16 137 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 129 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
18 121 (2.65%) Data Engineer
19 114 (2.49%) Business Intelligence Manager
20 112 (2.45%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (7.37%) .NET
2 256 (5.60%) Web Services
3 192 (4.20%) XML
4 159 (3.48%) HTML
5 151 (3.30%) JSON
6 146 (3.19%) RESTful
7 135 (2.95%) SOAP
8 131 (2.87%) CSS
9 126 (2.76%) ASP.NET
10 112 (2.45%) Middleware
11 101 (2.21%) Kafka
12 96 (2.10%) REST
13 91 (1.99%) AngularJS
14 85 (1.86%) MDX
15 77 (1.68%) Apache Camel
16 76 (1.66%) jQuery
17 55 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
17 55 (1.20%) J2EE
18 52 (1.14%) HTML5
19 49 (1.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 587 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 176 (3.85%) NHS
4 159 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 107 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 102 (2.23%) User Experience
7 93 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 62 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
9 57 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 46 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 43 (0.94%) Algorithms
11 43 (0.94%) Data Centre
12 38 (0.83%) e-Health
12 38 (0.83%) Fixed Income
12 38 (0.83%) LIMS
12 38 (0.83%) PACS
12 38 (0.83%) Virtual Team
13 28 (0.61%) Fintech
14 26 (0.57%) Replication
15 23 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 182 (3.98%) Windows
2 167 (3.65%) Linux
3 131 (2.87%) Unix
4 69 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 32 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 29 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 23 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.39%) Android
10 17 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.33%) AIX
12 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.20%) CentOS
13 9 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.20%) VMS
13 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.15%) VME
14 7 (0.15%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.11%) Solaris
16 3 (0.066%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,257 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
2 928 (20.31%) Analytics
3 856 (18.73%) ETL
4 672 (14.70%) Data Modelling
5 583 (12.76%) Visualisation
6 506 (11.07%) Programme Management
7 496 (10.85%) Digital Marketing
8 443 (9.69%) Scrum
9 381 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
10 369 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 350 (7.66%) Migration
12 323 (7.07%) Data Analysis
13 268 (5.86%) Project Management
14 265 (5.80%) Data Visualisation
15 226 (4.95%) DevOps
16 220 (4.81%) CRM
17 214 (4.68%) Data Science
18 209 (4.57%) Business Analysis
19 206 (4.51%) TDD
20 198 (4.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1,909 (41.77%) SQL
2 483 (10.57%) T-SQL
3 435 (9.52%) Java
4 352 (7.70%) C#
5 350 (7.66%) Python
6 225 (4.92%) JavaScript
7 180 (3.94%) PL/SQL
8 147 (3.22%) PowerShell
9 129 (2.82%) R
10 112 (2.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 99 (2.17%) VBA
12 82 (1.79%) Scala
13 70 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 69 (1.51%) Java 8
15 64 (1.40%) XPath
16 51 (1.12%) C
17 43 (0.94%) VB
18 40 (0.88%) C++
18 40 (0.88%) Perl
19 38 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 331 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 243 (5.32%) SC Cleared
3 222 (4.86%) Degree
4 47 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.77%) ISEB
8 28 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 28 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 22 (0.48%) PMP
10 16 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.26%) BC Cleared
11 12 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
11 12 (0.26%) MCSE
11 12 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
12 11 (0.24%) CBAP
13 10 (0.22%) CISSP
13 10 (0.22%) MBA
14 9 (0.20%) PhD
14 9 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (4.95%) Data Quality
2 143 (3.13%) QA
3 137 (3.00%) PMO
4 81 (1.77%) GDPR
5 42 (0.92%) HL7
6 18 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.31%) SLA
9 13 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.26%) EMIR
10 12 (0.26%) MiFID
11 11 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
12 10 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
13 9 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
15 6 (0.13%) RMADS
16 4 (0.088%) Basel III
16 4 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
16 4 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 3 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 100 (2.19%) Docker
2 83 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 53 (1.16%) HDFS
4 34 (0.74%) Apache Flume
5 18 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.22%) vSphere
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.088%) XenApp
12 2 (0.044%) etcd
12 2 (0.044%) flannel
12 2 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.044%) Postfix
12 2 (0.044%) XenServer
13 1 (0.022%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.022%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.022%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 91 (1.99%) Ansible
2 72 (1.58%) Terraform
3 46 (1.01%) Kubernetes
4 39 (0.85%) Puppet
5 31 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.63%) Oozie
7 28 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
7 28 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (0.37%) SCCM
9 14 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (0.24%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.20%) SCOM
12 9 (0.20%) WSUS
13 8 (0.18%) Ambari
13 8 (0.18%) Kibana
13 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.15%) Control-M
14 7 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,009 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 829 (18.14%) SAP
3 627 (13.72%) Oracle
4 552 (12.08%) Tableau
5 120 (2.63%) Google
5 120 (2.63%) Informatica
6 109 (2.39%) Cognos
7 92 (2.01%) IBM
8 80 (1.75%) Teradata
9 79 (1.73%) Talend
10 68 (1.49%) Cloudera
11 60 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
12 57 (1.25%) Alteryx
13 55 (1.20%) WSO2
14 50 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
15 39 (0.85%) Adobe
16 31 (0.68%) VMware
17 30 (0.66%) Jaspersoft
18 29 (0.63%) Hortonworks
19 27 (0.59%) Hyperion