Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 48 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 4,392 4,648 4,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.19% 4.49% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 5.17% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,133 3,364 3,158
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £313 £309
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 39 62
UK median hourly rate £27.58 £24.08 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.51% -31.20% +24.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.96 £15.80
90th Percentile £51.15 £49.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.42 £35.85
% change year-on-year -8.54% -37.48% +19.50%

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 73,115 89,839 86,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.33% 86.84% 86.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,039 59,281 57,279
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +1.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,283 2,430 2,073
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.62 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% -16.37% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.91 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.54% -20.00% +11.11%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +6 4,103 £463 +2.78% 1,138
UK excluding London +8 2,447 £438 +2.94% 820
London +11 1,846 £480 - 375
South East +25 789 £450 +1.69% 181
North of England +12 468 £413 +3.13% 241
South West -3 447 £455 +7.15% 92
North West +24 283 £425 +9.68% 123
Midlands +16 281 £414 +3.44% 160
East of England -13 236 £465 -11.43% 90
West Midlands +20 201 £400 -3.03% 117
Yorkshire -2 160 £400 -5.88% 95
Scotland +32 149 £400 - 38
East Midlands +3 74 £425 +6.25% 41
Wales +28 59 £400 -20.40% 16
North East 0 25 £475 +15.15% 23
Northern Ireland +6 21 £229 -46.99% 4

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,910 (43.49%) SQL
2 1,743 (39.69%) Power Platform
3 1,733 (39.46%) Power BI
4 1,306 (29.74%) Finance
5 1,162 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
6 1,149 (26.16%) Microsoft
7 1,128 (25.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1,029 (23.43%) SQL Server
9 962 (21.90%) Analytics
10 942 (21.45%) Azure
11 879 (20.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 802 (18.26%) ETL
13 791 (18.01%) SAP
14 700 (15.94%) Public Sector
15 690 (15.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 655 (14.91%) Data Modelling
17 615 (14.00%) Tableau
18 607 (13.82%) Marketing
19 587 (13.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 575 (13.09%) Telecoms
21 554 (12.61%) Manufacturing
22 536 (12.20%) Visualisation
23 531 (12.09%) Programme Management
24 525 (11.95%) Digital Marketing
25 524 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
26 508 (11.57%) Electronics
27 448 (10.20%) Oracle
28 435 (9.90%) Migration
29 431 (9.81%) Microsoft Excel
30 423 (9.63%) Python

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
1 274 (6.24%) SharePoint
2 108 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 106 (2.41%) Confluence
4 89 (2.03%) SAS
5 56 (1.28%) Apache
6 29 (0.66%) CMS
6 29 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 27 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 24 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
9 21 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 21 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.46%) Mule
11 18 (0.41%) Skype for Business
12 16 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 15 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
14 13 (0.30%) ArcGIS
14 13 (0.30%) IIS
15 10 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 431 (9.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.50%) SPSS
7 21 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.16%) Sketch
10 5 (0.11%) Stata
11 4 (0.091%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.068%) Figma
13 2 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.046%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.046%) InVision
13 2 (0.046%) Marvel
13 2 (0.046%) Weka
14 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.023%) GIMP
14 1 (0.023%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 135 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
4 38 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.50%) SAP ERP
7 18 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 18 (0.41%) SAP BPC
8 17 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
9 16 (0.36%) SAP FI
9 16 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 15 (0.34%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.34%) SAP CO
10 15 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
12 11 (0.25%) SAP GRC
13 10 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
14 9 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
15 8 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1,743 (39.69%) Power Platform
2 942 (21.45%) Azure
3 300 (6.83%) AWS
4 209 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 183 (4.17%) Office 365
6 161 (3.67%) Dynamics 365
7 111 (2.53%) PaaS
8 94 (2.14%) GCP
9 84 (1.91%) Serverless
10 76 (1.73%) PowerApps
11 74 (1.68%) SaaS
12 66 (1.50%) Data Lake Analytics
13 60 (1.37%) IaaS
14 45 (1.02%) Amazon S3
15 42 (0.96%) Azure Functions
16 38 (0.87%) Microsoft Flow
17 35 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
18 32 (0.73%) GitHub
19 29 (0.66%) Google Analytics
20 28 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (0.87%) Firewall
2 31 (0.71%) Internet
2 31 (0.71%) Skype
3 28 (0.64%) DNS
4 26 (0.59%) Intranet
5 23 (0.52%) Wireless
6 20 (0.46%) VPN
7 16 (0.36%) WAN
8 15 (0.34%) FTP
8 15 (0.34%) LAN
9 14 (0.32%) TCP/IP
10 13 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.23%) SSH
12 8 (0.18%) Extranet
13 7 (0.16%) DHCP
13 7 (0.16%) Network Security
14 6 (0.14%) PABX
14 6 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (0.14%) SSL
14 6 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,733 (39.46%) Power BI
2 1,128 (25.68%) Data Warehouse
3 1,029 (23.43%) SQL Server
4 879 (20.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 690 (15.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 587 (13.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 342 (7.79%) Big Data
8 298 (6.79%) Data Lake
9 206 (4.69%) QlikView
10 190 (4.33%) Relational Database
11 189 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
12 155 (3.53%) Hadoop
13 147 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 116 (2.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 116 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 115 (2.62%) Oracle Database
16 104 (2.37%) Amazon Redshift
17 103 (2.35%) Qlik Sense
18 99 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 97 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 194 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 193 (4.39%) JIRA
3 138 (3.14%) Visual Studio
4 111 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 70 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 65 (1.48%) Jenkins
7 56 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (1.14%) Maven
9 33 (0.75%) ERwin
10 30 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 29 (0.66%) Selenium
11 29 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 22 (0.50%) Bitbucket
13 20 (0.46%) JUnit
14 17 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 17 (0.39%) Mockito
15 14 (0.32%) Toad
16 13 (0.30%) ER Studio
17 12 (0.27%) JMeter
18 11 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1,306 (29.74%) Finance
2 700 (15.94%) Public Sector
3 607 (13.82%) Marketing
4 575 (13.09%) Telecoms
5 554 (12.61%) Manufacturing
6 508 (11.57%) Electronics
7 212 (4.83%) Retail
8 169 (3.85%) Legal
9 161 (3.67%) Banking
10 64 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 62 (1.41%) Investment Banking
12 56 (1.28%) Front Office
13 49 (1.12%) Publishing
14 33 (0.75%) Law
15 26 (0.59%) Back Office
16 21 (0.48%) Local Government
17 20 (0.46%) Billing
18 19 (0.43%) Advertising
19 17 (0.39%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,446 (32.92%) Developer
2 878 (19.99%) Analyst
3 691 (15.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 414 (9.43%) Architect
5 359 (8.17%) Consultant
6 298 (6.79%) Data Analyst
7 282 (6.42%) SQL Developer
8 267 (6.08%) Power BI Developer
9 233 (5.31%) Business Analyst
10 232 (5.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 166 (3.78%) Data Architect
12 164 (3.73%) Project Manager
13 162 (3.69%) Data Engineer
14 140 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Consultant
15 134 (3.05%) Senior Developer
16 130 (2.96%) SQL BI Developer
17 86 (1.96%) SSIS Developer
18 80 (1.82%) Azure Developer
19 78 (1.78%) SQL Analyst
20 76 (1.73%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (5.33%) .NET
2 148 (3.37%) Web Services
3 129 (2.94%) HTML
4 128 (2.91%) XML
5 115 (2.62%) MDX
6 110 (2.50%) REST
7 100 (2.28%) JSON
8 96 (2.19%) CSS
9 76 (1.73%) Kafka
10 71 (1.62%) ASP.NET
11 70 (1.59%) AngularJS
12 60 (1.37%) Middleware
12 60 (1.37%) SOAP
13 55 (1.25%) RESTful
14 39 (0.89%) Spring
15 34 (0.77%) React
16 29 (0.66%) HTML5
17 28 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
18 27 (0.61%) Spring Boot
19 26 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 524 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (3.89%) NHS
3 159 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 127 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
5 109 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 101 (2.30%) User Experience
7 79 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 60 (1.37%) Algorithms
9 48 (1.09%) e-Health
10 46 (1.05%) LIMS
11 45 (1.02%) PACS
12 44 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (0.82%) Data Centre
14 32 (0.73%) Public Cloud
15 30 (0.68%) Hedge funds
15 30 (0.68%) Replication
16 25 (0.57%) Social Media
17 23 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
17 23 (0.52%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 253 (5.76%) Windows
2 146 (3.32%) Windows 10
3 142 (3.23%) Linux
4 78 (1.78%) Unix
5 62 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 48 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 22 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.46%) Android
9 19 (0.43%) AIX
9 19 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.20%) VMS
14 6 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.11%) Solaris
15 5 (0.11%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.068%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,162 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
2 962 (21.90%) Analytics
3 802 (18.26%) ETL
4 655 (14.91%) Data Modelling
5 536 (12.20%) Visualisation
6 531 (12.09%) Programme Management
7 525 (11.95%) Digital Marketing
8 435 (9.90%) Migration
9 339 (7.72%) DevOps
10 326 (7.42%) Data Analysis
11 316 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 298 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
13 293 (6.67%) Scrum
14 264 (6.01%) Project Management
15 261 (5.94%) Data Visualisation
16 257 (5.85%) Data Science
17 228 (5.19%) Data Management
18 223 (5.08%) Data Migration
19 219 (4.99%) CRM
20 193 (4.39%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 1,910 (43.49%) SQL
2 423 (9.63%) Python
3 387 (8.81%) T-SQL
4 287 (6.53%) C#
5 250 (5.69%) Java
6 202 (4.60%) JavaScript
7 194 (4.42%) PowerShell
8 166 (3.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 160 (3.64%) PL/SQL
10 129 (2.94%) R
11 100 (2.28%) Scala
12 85 (1.94%) VBA
13 48 (1.09%) C++
14 44 (1.00%) ABAP
15 42 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 42 (0.96%) Java 8
16 38 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 36 (0.82%) C
18 31 (0.71%) VB
19 25 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 392 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 283 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 223 (5.08%) Degree
4 91 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 45 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 28 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 26 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
10 23 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.52%) ISEB
11 22 (0.50%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.50%) PMP
12 21 (0.48%) MCSA
13 18 (0.41%) MCSE
14 15 (0.34%) PhD
15 14 (0.32%) CCNA
15 14 (0.32%) CISSP
16 13 (0.30%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (5.01%) Data Quality
2 161 (3.67%) QA
3 64 (1.46%) PMO
4 50 (1.14%) GDPR
5 47 (1.07%) HL7
6 35 (0.80%) SLA
7 28 (0.64%) JSP 440
8 25 (0.57%) RMADS
9 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.20%) IFRS
11 8 (0.18%) GxP
12 7 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.14%) GAAP
14 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.11%) EMIR
14 5 (0.11%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.11%) MiFID
14 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 108 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 95 (2.16%) Docker
3 24 (0.55%) HDFS
4 17 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.046%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.046%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.046%) XenApp
11 2 (0.046%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.023%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 56 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 44 (1.00%) Ansible
3 42 (0.96%) SCCM
4 36 (0.82%) Terraform
5 29 (0.66%) Puppet
6 26 (0.59%) AirWatch
7 22 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (0.34%) HP ALM
9 15 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.27%) Kibana
11 10 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (0.20%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.18%) Control-M
13 8 (0.18%) SCOM
14 6 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.11%) Consul
16 4 (0.091%) Mesos
16 4 (0.091%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,149 (26.16%) Microsoft
2 791 (18.01%) SAP
3 615 (14.00%) Tableau
4 448 (10.20%) Oracle
5 133 (3.03%) Databricks
6 108 (2.46%) Cognos
7 97 (2.21%) Google
8 84 (1.91%) MicroStrategy
9 80 (1.82%) Informatica
10 61 (1.39%) Alteryx
11 53 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 47 (1.07%) IBM
13 43 (0.98%) Talend
14 42 (0.96%) Adobe
15 37 (0.84%) Teradata
16 28 (0.64%) Cloudera
17 27 (0.61%) Workday
18 24 (0.55%) Cisco
19 22 (0.50%) VMware
20 21 (0.48%) HP