Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 36 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Intelligence 4,457 1,652 4,399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.54% 5.56% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.23% 6.38% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,078 1,180 3,157
10th Percentile £319 £306 £300
25th Percentile £400 £391 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £550
90th Percentile £675 £645 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £459 £438
% change year-on-year -1.91% +4.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 23 76
10th Percentile £12.60 £14.20 £14.00
25th Percentile £14.00 £15.50 £17.56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.42
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +2.61% -4.43%
75th Percentile £33.81 £42.50 £48.85
90th Percentile £50.23 £51.75 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.57% +12.20% -10.21%

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 71,542 25,903 77,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.98% 87.12% 87.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,434 17,409 51,733
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,716 742 2,199
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.67
25th Percentile £14.66 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% +16.07%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £45.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.78% - +21.49%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Top 18 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 24 September 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 -2 3,645 £500 +4.46% 985
London +10 1,913 £513 +2.50% 402
UK excluding London -5 1,582 £450 -1.91% 614
Work from Home -6 1,354 £500 +11.11% 199
South East -10 394 £455 -4.21% 122
North of England -11 305 £438 -2.78% 176
Midlands +2 303 £450 +12.50% 136
South West +1 232 £500 -4.76% 77
West Midlands 0 215 £475 +11.76% 86
North West -14 184 £438 -6.91% 106
East of England +13 171 £352 -21.78% 57
Scotland -23 138 £470 +13.94% 32
Yorkshire +15 110 £434 +8.44% 49
East Midlands -1 85 £425 +15.65% 47
Wales -1 39 £400 +6.67% 9
North East -11 11 £500 +1.01% 21
Northern Ireland -4 4 £309 -34.36% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £750 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 2,219 (49.79%) Power Platform
2 2,133 (47.86%) Power BI
3 2,039 (45.75%) SQL
4 1,400 (31.41%) Azure
5 1,266 (28.40%) Finance
6 1,219 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1,181 (26.50%) Analytics
8 1,105 (24.79%) Data Warehouse
9 1,060 (23.78%) Microsoft
10 998 (22.39%) Social Skills
11 992 (22.26%) Data Modelling
12 816 (18.31%) SAP
13 776 (17.41%) ETL
14 740 (16.60%) Public Sector
15 735 (16.49%) Visualisation
16 712 (15.97%) SQL Server
17 703 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
18 683 (15.32%) Python
19 646 (14.49%) Oracle
20 635 (14.25%) Marketing
21 574 (12.88%) DevOps
22 531 (11.91%) Tableau
23 520 (11.67%) Programme Management
24 515 (11.55%) Telecoms
25 511 (11.47%) Digital Marketing
26 506 (11.35%) Manufacturing
27 505 (11.33%) Migration
28 492 (11.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 476 (10.68%) Electronics
30 449 (10.07%) Data Visualisation

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
1 345 (7.74%) SharePoint
2 163 (3.66%) Apache Spark
3 128 (2.87%) Confluence
4 110 (2.47%) SAS
5 91 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 43 (0.96%) Jupyter
7 37 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 34 (0.76%) Apache
8 34 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
8 34 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 25 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (0.47%) CMS
11 17 (0.38%) IIS
12 16 (0.36%) CICS
13 13 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.25%) Drupal
14 11 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.22%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 439 (9.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 86 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (0.49%) SPSS
6 17 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.25%) Oracle Smart View
7 11 (0.25%) Stata
8 10 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.20%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.067%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.067%) Figma
11 2 (0.045%) InDesign
11 2 (0.045%) Sketch
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.022%) InVision
12 1 (0.022%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 165 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 125 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
3 67 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
4 41 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
5 16 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
8 13 (0.29%) HFM
8 13 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 11 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 10 (0.22%) iTrent
11 9 (0.20%) Magento
11 9 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 8 (0.18%) Lorenzo
12 8 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,219 (49.79%) Power Platform
2 1,400 (31.41%) Azure
3 416 (9.33%) AWS
4 338 (7.58%) Azure Data Factory
5 327 (7.34%) PowerApps
6 263 (5.90%) Dynamics 365
7 239 (5.36%) Microsoft 365
8 199 (4.46%) GCP
9 190 (4.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 151 (3.39%) Power Automate
11 120 (2.69%) Serverless
12 111 (2.49%) PaaS
13 101 (2.27%) Azure Logic Apps
14 95 (2.13%) Snowflake
15 93 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
15 93 (2.09%) SaaS
16 86 (1.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 79 (1.77%) IaaS
18 64 (1.44%) Amazon S3
19 62 (1.39%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 32 (0.72%) Firewall
2 26 (0.58%) HTTP
3 18 (0.40%) Network Security
4 15 (0.34%) Internet
5 12 (0.27%) DNS
5 12 (0.27%) WAN
5 12 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.25%) Intranet
6 11 (0.25%) VPN
7 8 (0.18%) AMQP
7 8 (0.18%) PBX
7 8 (0.18%) SAN
8 7 (0.16%) RTMP
8 7 (0.16%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.13%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.13%) MQTT
9 6 (0.13%) Wireless
10 5 (0.11%) LAN
10 5 (0.11%) SSL
10 5 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,133 (47.86%) Power BI
2 1,105 (24.79%) Data Warehouse
3 712 (15.97%) SQL Server
4 531 (11.91%) Tableau
5 492 (11.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 408 (9.15%) Data Lake
6 408 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 335 (7.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 278 (6.24%) Big Data
9 228 (5.12%) Azure SQL Database
10 221 (4.96%) BusinessObjects
11 217 (4.87%) Relational Database
12 183 (4.11%) Metadata
13 176 (3.95%) QlikView
14 155 (3.48%) Hadoop
15 125 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
16 116 (2.60%) Oracle Database
17 111 (2.49%) BigQuery
18 108 (2.42%) Qlik Sense
19 107 (2.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 245 (5.50%) JIRA
2 173 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 117 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 87 (1.95%) Visual Studio
5 56 (1.26%) Bitbucket
6 45 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
7 38 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 35 (0.79%) Maven
9 34 (0.76%) ERwin
10 33 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (0.58%) Subversion
12 24 (0.54%) GitLab
13 21 (0.47%) CA Gen
14 19 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (0.36%) Selenium
16 12 (0.27%) ER Studio
17 11 (0.25%) Cucumber
17 11 (0.25%) JMeter
17 11 (0.25%) Sourcetree
18 10 (0.22%) Artifactory
General
1 1,266 (28.40%) Finance
2 998 (22.39%) Social Skills
3 740 (16.60%) Public Sector
4 703 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
5 635 (14.25%) Marketing
6 515 (11.55%) Telecoms
7 506 (11.35%) Manufacturing
8 476 (10.68%) Electronics
9 170 (3.81%) Presentation Skills
10 122 (2.74%) Retail
11 118 (2.65%) Banking
12 80 (1.79%) Legal
13 66 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
14 59 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
15 54 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 53 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
17 42 (0.94%) Publishing
18 40 (0.90%) Law
19 37 (0.83%) Local Government
20 31 (0.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,106 (24.81%) Developer
2 850 (19.07%) Analyst
3 539 (12.09%) Architect
4 481 (10.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 378 (8.48%) Data Engineer
6 353 (7.92%) Data Analyst
7 348 (7.81%) Consultant
8 271 (6.08%) Power BI Developer
9 261 (5.86%) Data Architect
10 253 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 215 (4.82%) Project Manager
12 204 (4.58%) Business Analyst
13 159 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
14 144 (3.23%) SQL Developer
15 134 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
16 109 (2.45%) SQL Analyst
17 101 (2.27%) Power BI Analyst
18 100 (2.24%) Business Intelligence Consultant
19 90 (2.02%) Business Intelligence Manager
20 86 (1.93%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (5.74%) .NET
2 190 (4.26%) J2EE
3 133 (2.98%) HTML
4 115 (2.58%) Kafka
5 110 (2.47%) JSON
6 95 (2.13%) CSS
7 88 (1.97%) REST
8 83 (1.86%) XML
9 82 (1.84%) Node.js
10 72 (1.62%) React
10 72 (1.62%) Web Services
11 68 (1.53%) PySpark
12 65 (1.46%) Spring
13 61 (1.37%) AngularJS
14 53 (1.19%) ASP.NET
15 49 (1.10%) Pandas
16 48 (1.08%) RESTful
17 43 (0.96%) MDX
17 43 (0.96%) SOAP
17 43 (0.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 232 (5.21%) NHS
2 184 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 96 (2.15%) Data Structures
4 86 (1.93%) User Experience
5 49 (1.10%) Algorithms
6 48 (1.08%) FMCG
7 45 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
7 45 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 37 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
9 33 (0.74%) Social Media
10 31 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 30 (0.67%) Public Cloud
12 29 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
13 26 (0.58%) Cloud Native
13 26 (0.58%) Reference Data
14 23 (0.52%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
16 17 (0.38%) Mainframe
16 17 (0.38%) Replication
17 16 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 166 (3.72%) Windows
2 163 (3.66%) Linux
3 118 (2.65%) Unix
4 55 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 40 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.38%) Windows 7
6 17 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.31%) zOS
9 13 (0.29%) Android
10 12 (0.27%) AIX
10 12 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.16%) VMS
13 6 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.090%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.090%) CentOS
15 3 (0.067%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,219 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,181 (26.50%) Analytics
3 992 (22.26%) Data Modelling
4 776 (17.41%) ETL
5 735 (16.49%) Visualisation
6 574 (12.88%) DevOps
7 520 (11.67%) Programme Management
8 511 (11.47%) Digital Marketing
9 505 (11.33%) Migration
10 449 (10.07%) Data Visualisation
11 440 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 438 (9.83%) Data Analysis
13 384 (8.62%) Scrum
14 355 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
15 280 (6.28%) Data Architecture
16 274 (6.15%) Data Analytics
17 266 (5.97%) Data Management
18 265 (5.95%) Data Science
19 262 (5.88%) CRM
20 260 (5.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2,039 (45.75%) SQL
2 683 (15.32%) Python
3 388 (8.71%) Java
4 282 (6.33%) T-SQL
5 232 (5.21%) C#
6 230 (5.16%) JavaScript
7 197 (4.42%) PL/SQL
8 169 (3.79%) R
9 154 (3.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 128 (2.87%) PowerShell
11 114 (2.56%) Scala
12 93 (2.09%) VBA
13 82 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 55 (1.23%) TypeScript
15 52 (1.17%) C
16 51 (1.14%) Perl
17 42 (0.94%) VB
18 39 (0.88%) Java 8
19 37 (0.83%) Bash Shell
20 34 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 350 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 285 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 222 (4.98%) Degree
4 39 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 38 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 31 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 24 (0.54%) PMP
10 22 (0.49%) PhD
11 20 (0.45%) CISSP
12 17 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 14 (0.31%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.27%) DBS Check
14 12 (0.27%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.22%) AWS Certification
15 10 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
15 10 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
16 9 (0.20%) ISEB
16 9 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (6.39%) Data Quality
2 128 (2.87%) QA
3 70 (1.57%) GDPR
4 65 (1.46%) PMO
5 37 (0.83%) Accessibility
6 25 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.31%) HL7
8 13 (0.29%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.25%) SLA
10 8 (0.18%) RMADS
11 6 (0.13%) GRC
11 6 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.13%) NCSC
11 6 (0.13%) NIST
12 5 (0.11%) COBIT
13 3 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.067%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.067%) EMIR
13 3 (0.067%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 123 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 62 (1.39%) Docker
3 40 (0.90%) HDFS
4 23 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 23 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 16 (0.36%) RACF
6 14 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (0.18%) XenApp
11 4 (0.090%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.090%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.045%) vSphere
13 1 (0.022%) Postfix
13 1 (0.022%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 92 (2.06%) Ansible
2 83 (1.86%) Kubernetes
3 76 (1.71%) Terraform
4 50 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (0.70%) SCCM
6 18 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
7 17 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 17 (0.38%) Rancher
8 16 (0.36%) Grafana
9 15 (0.34%) Kibana
9 15 (0.34%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.31%) Istio
10 14 (0.31%) Puppet
10 14 (0.31%) Tivoli NetView
11 11 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.22%) Consul
12 10 (0.22%) Fluentd
12 10 (0.22%) logstash
13 8 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,060 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 816 (18.31%) SAP
3 646 (14.49%) Oracle
4 306 (6.87%) Databricks
5 201 (4.51%) Google
6 176 (3.95%) Informatica
7 114 (2.56%) Alteryx
8 97 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
9 79 (1.77%) BEA
10 78 (1.75%) Adobe
11 68 (1.53%) webMethods
12 60 (1.35%) Teradata
13 51 (1.14%) IBM
14 47 (1.05%) Cognos
14 47 (1.05%) Sparx
15 45 (1.01%) Dataiku
16 42 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
16 42 (0.94%) ServiceNow
16 42 (0.94%) Talend
17 38 (0.85%) VMware