Period
to 24 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Power BI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Power BI over the 6 months to 24 February 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.

Microsoft Power BI
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 82 170
Rank change year-on-year 0 +88 +107
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,286 1,876 1,677
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 2.77% 1.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.82% 12.89% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,158 1,387 1,212
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 15
Median hourly rate £21.25 £36.70 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.10% +49.80% +13.95%
10th Percentile £15.76 £18.18 £16.24
90th Percentile £44.88 £57.73 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £46.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -55.98% +53.33% +25.00%

Power BI is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 10,030 14,558 21,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.23% 21.46% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,867 9,908 15,338
Median daily rate £483 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £320
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 204 228
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% -12.17%
10th Percentile £13.77 £13.11 £12.54
90th Percentile £58.75 £59.05 £55.00
Median hourly rate £23.45 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% -25.00% -18.92%

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Power BI as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Power BI.

Daily rate trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Power BI over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Power BI.

Hourly rate trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Power BI over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
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 Power BI within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 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 -8 1,026 £425 -5.56% 436
UK excluding London +4 559 £400 -5.88% 300
London -17 495 £475 - 149
Work from Home -9 389 £425 +6.25% 107
North of England +7 158 £375 -6.25% 86
Midlands +26 139 £425 - 84
West Midlands +15 103 £450 +5.88% 64
North West +8 102 £400 - 53
South East -43 91 £400 -5.88% 47
Scotland +64 67 £400 -11.11% 14
Yorkshire 0 44 £371 -7.19% 23
East of England -1 43 £438 +4.17% 36
East Midlands +21 35 £375 +2.71% 20
South West +12 34 £450 -10.00% 30
Wales +14 29 £363 -9.38% 2
North East +19 13 £375 +7.14% 10

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Power BI 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 Power BI.

1 1,286 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,053 (81.88%) Business Intelligence
3 643 (50.00%) SQL
4 528 (41.06%) Azure
5 458 (35.61%) Microsoft
6 294 (22.86%) Analytics
7 286 (22.24%) SQL Server
7 286 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
8 276 (21.46%) Data Warehouse
9 253 (19.67%) Visualisation
10 241 (18.74%) Data Modelling
11 224 (17.42%) ETL
12 216 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 212 (16.49%) Finance
14 192 (14.93%) Python
15 184 (14.31%) Tableau
15 184 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
16 182 (14.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 178 (13.84%) Microsoft Excel
18 173 (13.45%) DevOps
19 137 (10.65%) Azure Data Factory
19 137 (10.65%) PowerApps
20 136 (10.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 135 (10.50%) Data Lake
22 126 (9.80%) Data Analysis
23 122 (9.49%) Data Visualisation
24 120 (9.33%) T-SQL
24 120 (9.33%) Public Sector
25 119 (9.25%) SharePoint
26 106 (8.24%) Dashboard Development

Power BI
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
1 119 (9.25%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 19 (1.48%) SAS
4 18 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
5 16 (1.24%) Apache
6 15 (1.17%) ArcGIS
7 11 (0.86%) Jupyter
8 9 (0.70%) Apache Synapse
9 6 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.31%) CMS
11 4 (0.31%) Confluence
11 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.23%) Mule
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.16%) IIS
13 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.078%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.078%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 178 (13.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.54%) SPSS
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 51 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.23%) iTrent
6 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.16%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.16%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.16%) Sonata
7 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.078%) HFM
8 1 (0.078%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,286 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 528 (41.06%) Azure
3 137 (10.65%) Azure Data Factory
3 137 (10.65%) PowerApps
4 92 (7.15%) Dynamics 365
5 86 (6.69%) Microsoft 365
6 82 (6.38%) AWS
7 68 (5.29%) Power Automate
8 51 (3.97%) Logic Apps
9 47 (3.65%) SaaS
10 29 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (2.18%) Serverless
12 19 (1.48%) Google Analytics
13 18 (1.40%) Azure Functions
13 18 (1.40%) GCP
14 17 (1.32%) OneDrive
15 15 (1.17%) PaaS
16 10 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.70%) IaaS
18 8 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.48%) Firewall
2 7 (0.54%) Intranet
2 7 (0.54%) Skype
3 6 (0.47%) HTTP
4 5 (0.39%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.31%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) WAN
6 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.16%) LAN
7 2 (0.16%) SSL
7 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.16%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.078%) 4G
8 1 (0.078%) DAB
8 1 (0.078%) FTP
8 1 (0.078%) Internet
8 1 (0.078%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.078%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.078%) VLAN
8 1 (0.078%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (22.24%) SQL Server
2 276 (21.46%) Data Warehouse
3 216 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 184 (14.31%) Tableau
5 182 (14.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 136 (10.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 135 (10.50%) Data Lake
8 102 (7.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 65 (5.05%) QlikView
10 55 (4.28%) Big Data
11 52 (4.04%) Relational Database
12 42 (3.27%) Qlik Sense
13 36 (2.80%) Pentaho
14 35 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 34 (2.64%) BusinessObjects
16 32 (2.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 32 (2.49%) Cosmos DB
17 30 (2.33%) Hadoop
18 29 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
19 26 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (2.10%) Jenkins
1 27 (2.10%) JIRA
2 20 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 17 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.62%) JMeter
7 8 (0.62%) Postman
7 8 (0.62%) REST Assured
8 7 (0.54%) ERwin
8 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.47%) Selenium
10 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.23%) ER Studio
11 3 (0.23%) GitLab
11 3 (0.23%) Hudson
11 3 (0.23%) RStudio
11 3 (0.23%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.23%) SonarQube
General
1 212 (16.49%) Finance
2 120 (9.33%) Public Sector
3 36 (2.80%) Law
4 35 (2.72%) Marketing
5 33 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.49%) Retail
7 31 (2.41%) Legal
8 22 (1.71%) Banking
8 22 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.01%) Electronics
9 13 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.93%) Billing
11 10 (0.78%) Local Government
12 9 (0.70%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.31%) Fire and Rescue
13 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.23%) Front Office
14 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 357 (27.76%) Developer
2 345 (26.83%) Analyst
3 200 (15.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 151 (11.74%) Data Analyst
5 148 (11.51%) Power BI Developer
6 145 (11.28%) Data Engineer
7 139 (10.81%) Architect
8 116 (9.02%) Consultant
9 80 (6.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 64 (4.98%) Business Analyst
11 61 (4.74%) Power BI Analyst
12 51 (3.97%) Data Architect
13 49 (3.81%) Power BI Consultant
13 49 (3.81%) SQL Developer
14 48 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
15 47 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 38 (2.95%) Azure Architect
17 35 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
18 27 (2.10%) SQL Analyst
18 27 (2.10%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.99%) .NET
2 40 (3.11%) Web Services
3 35 (2.72%) React
4 32 (2.49%) JSON
5 26 (2.02%) XML
6 25 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 25 (1.94%) HTML
7 23 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 20 (1.56%) NumPy
9 19 (1.48%) Kafka
9 19 (1.48%) REST
10 18 (1.40%) RESTful
10 18 (1.40%) TensorFlow
11 16 (1.24%) CSS
11 16 (1.24%) SciPy
12 14 (1.09%) scikit-learn
13 13 (1.01%) ASP.NET Core
13 13 (1.01%) PySpark
14 12 (0.93%) MDX
14 12 (0.93%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 184 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.83%) NHS
3 41 (3.19%) User Experience
4 37 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.57%) Data Structures
6 23 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.71%) Reference Data
8 15 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
9 14 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.01%) FMCG
11 7 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
12 6 (0.47%) Life Science
12 6 (0.47%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.47%) VSAM
13 5 (0.39%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.39%) Freedom of Information Act
13 5 (0.39%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (2.64%) Windows
2 14 (1.09%) Unix
2 14 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 9 (0.70%) Linux
4 8 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.078%) Android
7 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.078%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,053 (81.88%) Business Intelligence
2 294 (22.86%) Analytics
3 286 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (19.67%) Visualisation
5 241 (18.74%) Data Modelling
6 224 (17.42%) ETL
7 173 (13.45%) DevOps
8 126 (9.80%) Data Analysis
9 122 (9.49%) Data Visualisation
10 106 (8.24%) Dashboard Development
11 105 (8.16%) Data Management
11 105 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 98 (7.62%) Migration
13 80 (6.22%) Decision-Making
14 76 (5.91%) CRM
15 75 (5.83%) Data Science
16 73 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
16 73 (5.68%) Scrum
17 69 (5.37%) Data Engineering
18 65 (5.05%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 643 (50.00%) SQL
2 192 (14.93%) Python
3 120 (9.33%) T-SQL
4 85 (6.61%) PowerShell
5 65 (5.05%) C#
6 58 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 57 (4.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 54 (4.20%) R
9 48 (3.73%) Java
10 27 (2.10%) VBA
11 18 (1.40%) C
11 18 (1.40%) Scala
12 16 (1.24%) TypeScript
13 14 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.01%) VB
15 9 (0.70%) Ruby
16 8 (0.62%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.39%) Java 8
18 4 (0.31%) U-SQL
18 4 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 98 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 82 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.28%) Degree
4 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.47%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.47%) PhD
8 5 (0.39%) ISEB
9 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.16%) MCP
10 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.078%) APMP
11 1 (0.078%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.078%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.078%) MBA
11 1 (0.078%) MBCS
11 1 (0.078%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.38%) Data Quality
2 60 (4.67%) QA
3 13 (1.01%) PMO
4 11 (0.86%) SLA
5 10 (0.78%) GDPR
6 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.23%) NIST
7 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.16%) NCSC
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.078%) IFRS
8 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.62%) HDFS
3 6 (0.47%) Docker
4 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (1.17%) Terraform
2 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (0.62%) SCCM
3 7 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.23%) CASB
4 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.23%) Oozie
5 2 (0.16%) Ansible
5 2 (0.16%) SCOM
6 1 (0.078%) Control-M
6 1 (0.078%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.078%) Puppet
Vendors
1 458 (35.61%) Microsoft
2 97 (7.54%) Databricks
3 90 (7.00%) SAP
4 87 (6.77%) Oracle
5 36 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (2.26%) Google
7 28 (2.18%) Alteryx
8 23 (1.79%) Informatica
9 22 (1.71%) Talend
10 20 (1.56%) Splunk
11 13 (1.01%) ESRI
11 13 (1.01%) Intapp
11 13 (1.01%) MuleSoft
12 12 (0.93%) iManage
13 11 (0.86%) Cognos
14 10 (0.78%) Dataiku
14 10 (0.78%) JD Edwards
15 9 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (0.70%) Nintex
16 7 (0.54%) ServiceNow