Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 43 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 4,380 4,541 5,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.37% 4.66% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.17% 5.56% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,169 3,201 3,539
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 71 70
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +81.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.38 £57.98 £63.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £39.09
% change year-on-year -3.95% -2.79% +77.74%

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 84,751 81,607 87,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.83% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,773 54,043 56,866
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,262 2,675
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.08% -4.00% +25.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 4,144 £450 +5.88% 1,260
UK excluding London -12 2,216 £425 +6.25% 840
London -5 2,083 £475 +5.56% 498
South East -7 625 £425 - 168
North of England -15 463 £400 +6.67% 231
South West +2 364 £423 +15.75% 127
Midlands -12 333 £400 - 135
North West -11 252 £450 +20.00% 118
East of England -5 244 £488 +21.88% 97
West Midlands -12 210 £400 - 78
Yorkshire -8 187 £375 - 101
Scotland -10 146 £425 +6.25% 58
East Midlands -16 122 £400 - 57
Wales -7 35 £350 -26.32% 16
North East +15 34 £475 +11.76% 12
Northern Ireland -29 8 £525 +46.85% 7
Isle of Man - 7 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 1,799 (41.07%) SQL
2 1,448 (33.06%) Finance
3 1,269 (28.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1,192 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
5 1,191 (27.19%) SQL Server
6 950 (21.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 946 (21.60%) Microsoft
8 942 (21.51%) ETL
9 905 (20.66%) Analytics
10 880 (20.09%) SAP
11 841 (19.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 775 (17.69%) Power BI
13 734 (16.76%) Marketing
14 679 (15.50%) Data Modelling
15 636 (14.52%) Oracle
16 631 (14.41%) Telecoms
17 610 (13.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 608 (13.88%) Manufacturing
19 599 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
20 584 (13.33%) Tableau
21 582 (13.29%) Programme Management
22 569 (12.99%) Digital Marketing
23 542 (12.37%) Electronics
24 467 (10.66%) Visualisation
25 455 (10.39%) T-SQL
26 394 (9.00%) Scrum
27 384 (8.77%) Big Data
28 377 (8.61%) Migration
29 361 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
30 360 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 256 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 165 (3.77%) SAS
3 152 (3.47%) Apache Spark
4 90 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 74 (1.69%) Mule
6 58 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
7 40 (0.91%) CMS
8 37 (0.84%) Apache
8 37 (0.84%) Confluence
9 31 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
11 22 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.43%) IIS
13 19 (0.43%) Skype for Business
14 17 (0.39%) nginx
14 17 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.37%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.34%) WebLogic
17 14 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 361 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 92 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 57 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 48 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.57%) SPSS
8 9 (0.21%) Stata
9 6 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.091%) Simulink
10 4 (0.091%) Vectorworks
11 2 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.046%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.023%) EViews
12 1 (0.023%) Flinto
12 1 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.023%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 75 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 55 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 52 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
6 27 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
7 22 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (0.43%) SAP ERP
9 18 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
9 18 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
10 17 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
10 17 (0.39%) SAP BPC
11 13 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
12 12 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
13 11 (0.25%) Markit EDM
13 11 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
13 11 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
14 10 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
14 10 (0.23%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 349 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 259 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (1.94%) Office 365
4 54 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 45 (1.03%) SaaS
6 40 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
7 38 (0.87%) Amazon S3
8 32 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 30 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 25 (0.57%) GitHub
11 25 (0.57%) Google Analytics
11 25 (0.57%) PaaS
12 23 (0.53%) IaaS
12 23 (0.53%) Route 53
13 22 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
14 17 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
15 16 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
16 14 (0.32%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 41 (0.94%) Firewall
2 34 (0.78%) DNS
2 34 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 28 (0.64%) SMS
4 25 (0.57%) Intranet
5 23 (0.53%) Skype
6 21 (0.48%) Internet
7 20 (0.46%) VPN
8 16 (0.37%) HTTP
9 15 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.23%) SAN
10 10 (0.23%) SSL
11 9 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (0.21%) LAN
11 9 (0.21%) LDAP
11 9 (0.21%) WAN
12 8 (0.18%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.18%) Wireless
13 7 (0.16%) Modbus
13 7 (0.16%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,269 (28.97%) Data Warehouse
2 1,191 (27.19%) SQL Server
3 950 (21.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 841 (19.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 775 (17.69%) Power BI
6 610 (13.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 384 (8.77%) Big Data
8 274 (6.26%) BusinessObjects
9 252 (5.75%) QlikView
10 249 (5.68%) Hadoop
11 190 (4.34%) Relational Database
12 167 (3.81%) Oracle Database
13 158 (3.61%) OLAP
14 154 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 154 (3.52%) SQL Server 2016
15 137 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
16 135 (3.08%) Oracle BI EE
17 131 (2.99%) Data Lake
18 121 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
19 117 (2.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 151 (3.45%) JIRA
2 146 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 101 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 96 (2.19%) Visual Studio
5 90 (2.05%) Jenkins
6 87 (1.99%) Maven
7 42 (0.96%) ERwin
8 33 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 33 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 31 (0.71%) SoapUI
10 30 (0.68%) Artifactory
11 29 (0.66%) TeamCity
12 25 (0.57%) Selenium
13 21 (0.48%) Subversion
14 19 (0.43%) GitLab
15 18 (0.41%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
17 15 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 15 (0.34%) Toad
17 15 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 1,448 (33.06%) Finance
2 734 (16.76%) Marketing
3 631 (14.41%) Telecoms
4 608 (13.88%) Manufacturing
5 542 (12.37%) Electronics
6 191 (4.36%) Banking
7 187 (4.27%) Retail
8 150 (3.42%) Legal
9 50 (1.14%) Law
10 47 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (1.05%) Advertising
12 44 (1.00%) Investment Banking
13 37 (0.84%) Publishing
14 30 (0.68%) Billing
15 27 (0.62%) German Language
16 26 (0.59%) General Ledger
17 24 (0.55%) Games
18 23 (0.53%) Back Office
19 19 (0.43%) Financial Institution
20 16 (0.37%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,572 (35.89%) Developer
2 909 (20.75%) Analyst
3 704 (16.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 362 (8.26%) Consultant
5 357 (8.15%) Architect
6 348 (7.95%) Business Analyst
7 331 (7.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 329 (7.51%) SQL Developer
9 220 (5.02%) Project Manager
10 216 (4.93%) Data Analyst
11 195 (4.45%) SSIS Developer
12 175 (4.00%) Data Architect
13 168 (3.84%) SQL BI Developer
14 144 (3.29%) Business Developer
14 144 (3.29%) Senior Developer
15 129 (2.95%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
16 127 (2.90%) SSRS Developer
17 121 (2.76%) SSAS Developer
18 111 (2.53%) Data Warehouse Developer
19 105 (2.40%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (5.32%) .NET
2 187 (4.27%) XML
3 178 (4.06%) JSON
4 171 (3.90%) Web Services
5 155 (3.54%) MDX
6 131 (2.99%) HTML
7 129 (2.95%) CSS
8 126 (2.88%) SOAP
9 98 (2.24%) Middleware
10 91 (2.08%) RESTful
11 77 (1.76%) Apache Camel
12 73 (1.67%) ASP.NET
13 70 (1.60%) REST
14 68 (1.55%) XSLT
15 67 (1.53%) Kafka
16 66 (1.51%) AngularJS
17 64 (1.46%) Swagger
17 64 (1.46%) WireMock
18 59 (1.35%) jQuery
18 59 (1.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 599 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 208 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
3 194 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 130 (2.97%) NHS
5 96 (2.19%) User Experience
6 87 (1.99%) Data Structures
7 86 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 37 (0.84%) FMCG
9 36 (0.82%) Credit Risk
10 30 (0.68%) Fintech
11 29 (0.66%) Replication
12 27 (0.62%) Social Media
13 26 (0.59%) Reinsurance
13 26 (0.59%) Virtual Team
14 25 (0.57%) Data Centre
15 24 (0.55%) Taxonomies
16 21 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.46%) Algorithms
17 20 (0.46%) Mobile App
17 20 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 178 (4.06%) Linux
2 115 (2.63%) Windows
3 100 (2.28%) Unix
4 51 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 34 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.27%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.23%) AIX
8 10 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.18%) Solaris
11 7 (0.16%) Android
11 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.14%) VMS
13 5 (0.11%) CentOS
14 4 (0.091%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.046%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.046%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,192 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 942 (21.51%) ETL
3 905 (20.66%) Analytics
4 679 (15.50%) Data Modelling
5 582 (13.29%) Programme Management
6 569 (12.99%) Digital Marketing
7 467 (10.66%) Visualisation
8 394 (9.00%) Scrum
9 377 (8.61%) Migration
10 360 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 344 (7.85%) Project Management
12 332 (7.58%) Data Management
13 317 (7.24%) Data Analysis
14 266 (6.07%) CRM
15 223 (5.09%) DevOps
16 220 (5.02%) Data Visualisation
17 208 (4.75%) Kimball Methodology
18 206 (4.70%) Business Analysis
19 193 (4.41%) Data Migration
20 191 (4.36%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,799 (41.07%) SQL
2 455 (10.39%) T-SQL
3 303 (6.92%) Python
4 282 (6.44%) Java
5 257 (5.87%) C#
6 216 (4.93%) JavaScript
7 169 (3.86%) PL/SQL
8 127 (2.90%) R
9 104 (2.37%) VBA
10 102 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 81 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 69 (1.58%) PowerShell
13 66 (1.51%) XPath
14 49 (1.12%) Scala
15 40 (0.91%) PHP
16 35 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 34 (0.78%) VB
18 32 (0.73%) C
19 31 (0.71%) Ruby
20 26 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 351 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 244 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 232 (5.30%) Degree
4 40 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 37 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 34 (0.78%) ISEB
8 32 (0.73%) PMP
9 26 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
10 25 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 21 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 21 (0.48%) MCSE
13 20 (0.46%) Master's Degree
14 19 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.27%) BC Cleared
16 12 (0.27%) CISSP
17 11 (0.25%) CIMA
17 11 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (5.75%) Data Quality
2 166 (3.79%) QA
3 72 (1.64%) GDPR
4 66 (1.51%) PMO
5 28 (0.64%) SLA
6 22 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.30%) GCP
9 12 (0.27%) IFRS
10 10 (0.23%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.21%) HL7
11 9 (0.21%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.16%) GxP
12 7 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.16%) RMADS
13 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.091%) IFRS 9
14 4 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.068%) GAAP
System Software
1 111 (2.53%) Docker
2 64 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 42 (0.96%) HDFS
4 31 (0.71%) Apache Flume
5 12 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.091%) Firmware
9 4 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.068%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.046%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.046%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.023%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.023%) LXC
12 1 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.023%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.023%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 103 (2.35%) Ansible
2 81 (1.85%) Puppet
3 50 (1.14%) Terraform
4 46 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 40 (0.91%) Oozie
6 37 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (0.55%) Ambari
8 19 (0.43%) WSUS
9 16 (0.37%) logstash
10 15 (0.34%) Data Guard
10 15 (0.34%) Grafana
10 15 (0.34%) Kibana
11 13 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.23%) Oracle EDQ
14 8 (0.18%) HAProxy
15 6 (0.14%) FlexNet
15 6 (0.14%) SCCM
16 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 946 (21.60%) Microsoft
2 880 (20.09%) SAP
3 636 (14.52%) Oracle
4 584 (13.33%) Tableau
5 198 (4.52%) Cognos
6 130 (2.97%) IBM
7 105 (2.40%) Informatica
8 91 (2.08%) Google
9 76 (1.74%) MicroStrategy
10 73 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.46%) Teradata
12 57 (1.30%) WSO2
13 45 (1.03%) Talend
14 36 (0.82%) Alteryx
15 34 (0.78%) VMware
16 32 (0.73%) Cloudera
17 31 (0.71%) MuleSoft
18 30 (0.68%) Hortonworks
18 30 (0.68%) HP
19 23 (0.53%) Jaspersoft