Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 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.

Microsoft Power BI
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 199 345
Rank change year-on-year +103 +146 +177
Contract jobs citing Power BI 2,058 1,467 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 1.41% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.43% 6.26% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,428 1,055 530
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +0.59%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £306
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 8
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.10 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.27% +40.01% -
10th Percentile £17.88 £15.91 £20.75
90th Percentile £73.75 £47.85 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% -40.30% -

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 17,998 23,440 22,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.37% 22.46% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,174 16,330 15,532
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 244 282
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +9.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.90 £14.00
90th Percentile £66.25 £57.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.41% -2.14% +24.20%

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Power BI.

Contractor daily rate trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Power BI over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Power BI.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Power BI over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor 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 14 November 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 +98 1,954 £450 - 530
UK excluding London +102 1,091 £425 +6.25% 373
London +89 936 £475 +2.15% 181
South East +86 349 £450 - 86
North of England +83 267 £425 +17.24% 96
Midlands +97 167 £425 +6.25% 88
North West +46 156 £438 +20.69% 64
West Midlands +99 138 £400 - 60
South West +32 133 £425 - 44
Yorkshire +59 99 £413 +14.19% 27
East of England +68 94 £450 - 36
Scotland +22 44 £400 +8.11% 11
Wales +46 28 £365 -8.75% 9
East Midlands +13 28 £425 - 26
North East +17 12 £450 - 5
Northern Ireland - 10 £233 - 4

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 2,058 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,769 (85.96%) Business Intelligence
3 1,135 (55.15%) SQL
4 847 (41.16%) Microsoft
5 799 (38.82%) Azure
6 601 (29.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 593 (28.81%) SQL Server
8 574 (27.89%) Data Warehouse
9 534 (25.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 531 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
11 471 (22.89%) Analytics
12 437 (21.23%) Tableau
13 425 (20.65%) Finance
14 414 (20.12%) Visualisation
15 408 (19.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 405 (19.68%) ETL
17 350 (17.01%) Data Modelling
18 311 (15.11%) Microsoft Excel
19 280 (13.61%) C#
20 274 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
21 253 (12.29%) Data Lake
22 230 (11.18%) DevOps
23 229 (11.13%) CRM
24 228 (11.08%) Python
25 225 (10.93%) .NET
26 224 (10.88%) Migration
27 221 (10.74%) SharePoint
28 205 (9.96%) T-SQL
29 202 (9.82%) Data Analysis
30 196 (9.52%) Data Visualisation

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
1 221 (10.74%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.28%) Apache Spark
3 24 (1.17%) SAS
4 23 (1.12%) Confluence
5 15 (0.73%) Apache
6 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (0.63%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.44%) CMS
8 8 (0.39%) ArcGIS
8 8 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.39%) R Markdown
8 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.34%) Jupyter
10 6 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.29%) WebLogic Integration
11 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.24%) IIS
11 5 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 311 (15.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.92%) SPSS
6 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.097%) Stata
10 1 (0.049%) Weka
Business Applications
1 187 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.78%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.53%) SAP CO
5 11 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 11 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.49%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.19%) Primavera
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.15%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.15%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 2,058 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 799 (38.82%) Azure
3 195 (9.48%) Dynamics 365
4 189 (9.18%) Azure Data Factory
5 140 (6.80%) Office 365
6 134 (6.51%) AWS
7 113 (5.49%) PowerApps
8 102 (4.96%) Serverless
9 72 (3.50%) Azure Functions
10 71 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
11 66 (3.21%) PaaS
12 45 (2.19%) IaaS
12 45 (2.19%) Microsoft Flow
13 41 (1.99%) OneDrive
14 32 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
14 32 (1.55%) GitHub
15 27 (1.31%) Azure Machine Learning
16 26 (1.26%) SaaS
17 19 (0.92%) Yammer
18 17 (0.83%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.36%) Skype
2 10 (0.49%) Intranet
3 8 (0.39%) VPN
4 5 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (0.24%) DHCP
4 5 (0.24%) DNS
4 5 (0.24%) VLAN
5 4 (0.19%) Firewall
5 4 (0.19%) Internet
5 4 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.19%) WAN
5 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.15%) HTTP
6 3 (0.15%) VoIP
7 2 (0.097%) Extranet
7 2 (0.097%) FTP
8 1 (0.049%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.049%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.049%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 601 (29.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 593 (28.81%) SQL Server
3 574 (27.89%) Data Warehouse
4 534 (25.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 408 (19.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 253 (12.29%) Data Lake
7 146 (7.09%) Azure SQL Database
8 142 (6.90%) QlikView
9 137 (6.66%) Big Data
10 116 (5.64%) Relational Database
11 110 (5.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 83 (4.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 73 (3.55%) OLAP
14 64 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
15 58 (2.82%) Hadoop
16 46 (2.24%) Spotfire
16 46 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
17 44 (2.14%) HDInsight
18 43 (2.09%) Amazon Redshift
19 42 (2.04%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 103 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 87 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 73 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 70 (3.40%) JIRA
5 37 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 33 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (0.78%) Jenkins
8 16 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.63%) ERwin
10 11 (0.53%) Selenium
11 10 (0.49%) RStudio
12 7 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.24%) Subversion
14 4 (0.19%) Toad
14 4 (0.19%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.15%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.15%) ER Studio
15 3 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
16 2 (0.097%) Sourcetree
General
1 425 (20.65%) Finance
2 159 (7.73%) Public Sector
3 84 (4.08%) Retail
4 69 (3.35%) Banking
5 68 (3.30%) Marketing
6 49 (2.38%) Legal
7 36 (1.75%) Front Office
8 34 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.65%) Publishing
9 26 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.17%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.92%) Local Government
12 18 (0.87%) Law
13 14 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.39%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) Back Office
15 6 (0.29%) Games
16 5 (0.24%) Advertising
16 5 (0.24%) Billing
16 5 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 835 (40.57%) Developer
2 469 (22.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 436 (21.19%) Analyst
4 286 (13.90%) Power BI Developer
5 191 (9.28%) Architect
6 174 (8.45%) Data Analyst
7 163 (7.92%) Consultant
8 136 (6.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 134 (6.51%) SQL Developer
10 84 (4.08%) Data Architect
10 84 (4.08%) Data Engineer
11 78 (3.79%) Power BI Analyst
12 75 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 70 (3.40%) Business Analyst
13 70 (3.40%) SQL BI Developer
14 69 (3.35%) Azure Developer
15 64 (3.11%) Power BI Consultant
16 53 (2.58%) Azure Engineer
17 46 (2.24%) SQL Analyst
18 38 (1.85%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (10.93%) .NET
2 102 (4.96%) ASP.NET
3 93 (4.52%) MDX
4 91 (4.42%) XML
5 80 (3.89%) HTML
5 80 (3.89%) JSON
6 58 (2.82%) REST
7 54 (2.62%) Web Services
8 51 (2.48%) AngularJS
9 48 (2.33%) CSS
10 33 (1.60%) React
11 29 (1.41%) Kafka
12 22 (1.07%) SOAP
13 19 (0.92%) .NET Framework
14 15 (0.73%) J2EE
15 14 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (0.63%) HTML5
17 12 (0.58%) Apache Avro
18 11 (0.53%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 274 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (3.01%) Data Structures
4 61 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 38 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 31 (1.51%) Hedge funds
6 31 (1.51%) NHS
7 30 (1.46%) User Experience
8 25 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (0.73%) Replication
11 13 (0.63%) Equities
12 12 (0.58%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.53%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.49%) e-Learning
14 10 (0.49%) Reinsurance
14 10 (0.49%) Taxonomies
15 9 (0.44%) Credit Risk
15 9 (0.44%) FMCG
15 9 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (3.30%) Windows
2 24 (1.17%) Linux
3 18 (0.87%) Windows 10
4 16 (0.78%) Unix
5 10 (0.49%) VMS
5 10 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.29%) Android
7 4 (0.19%) Solaris
7 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.097%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.049%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.049%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,769 (85.96%) Business Intelligence
2 531 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (22.89%) Analytics
4 414 (20.12%) Visualisation
5 405 (19.68%) ETL
6 350 (17.01%) Data Modelling
7 230 (11.18%) DevOps
8 229 (11.13%) CRM
9 224 (10.88%) Migration
10 202 (9.82%) Data Analysis
11 196 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
12 147 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
13 133 (6.46%) Scrum
14 128 (6.22%) Data Science
15 117 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
16 113 (5.49%) Data Migration
17 111 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 107 (5.20%) Machine Learning
19 98 (4.76%) Data Management
20 97 (4.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,135 (55.15%) SQL
2 280 (13.61%) C#
3 228 (11.08%) Python
4 205 (9.96%) T-SQL
5 185 (8.99%) PowerShell
6 157 (7.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 155 (7.53%) JavaScript
8 109 (5.30%) Java
9 102 (4.96%) R
10 45 (2.19%) Scala
11 40 (1.94%) VBA
12 17 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 17 (0.83%) U-SQL
13 16 (0.78%) VB
14 15 (0.73%) C
15 11 (0.53%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.39%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.34%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.29%) Ruby
19 5 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 106 (5.15%) Degree
2 100 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 78 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (0.97%) DBS Check
7 15 (0.73%) PhD
8 14 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (0.39%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.34%) ACCA
11 7 (0.34%) CIMA
11 7 (0.34%) ISEB
12 6 (0.29%) PMP
13 5 (0.24%) MCSA
13 5 (0.24%) MCSE
13 5 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.15%) CFA
15 2 (0.097%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.52%) Data Quality
2 84 (4.08%) QA
3 31 (1.51%) PMO
4 28 (1.36%) GDPR
5 3 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.049%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.049%) HL7
6 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.049%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.049%) PSD2
System Software
1 58 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.78%) Docker
2 16 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.39%) HDFS
5 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.049%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 16 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.53%) Puppet
3 9 (0.44%) Ansible
3 9 (0.44%) Control-M
3 9 (0.44%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (0.44%) Terraform
4 8 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (0.39%) SCCM
5 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.29%) Kibana
6 5 (0.24%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.15%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.15%) SCOM
9 2 (0.097%) Ambari
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.097%) Salt
10 1 (0.049%) Grafana
Vendors
1 847 (41.16%) Microsoft
2 437 (21.23%) Tableau
3 151 (7.34%) Oracle
4 112 (5.44%) SAP
5 107 (5.20%) Databricks
6 68 (3.30%) Cognos
7 54 (2.62%) MicroStrategy
8 47 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (1.65%) Google
10 32 (1.55%) Alteryx
11 24 (1.17%) Informatica
12 20 (0.97%) Palantir
12 20 (0.97%) Talend
13 18 (0.87%) Cloudera
14 16 (0.78%) VMware
15 15 (0.73%) IBM
16 13 (0.63%) Adobe
17 12 (0.58%) Workday
18 10 (0.49%) Hortonworks
19 9 (0.44%) Teradata