Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 166 272
Rank change year-on-year +85 +106 +189
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,891 1,692 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 1.72% 0.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.05% 7.71% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,297 1,191 685
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £600 £585 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 6
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% +39.53% -
10th Percentile £18.05 £18.03 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.00 £55.00 £67.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £67.75
% change year-on-year +27.14% -48.34% -

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 14,486 21,945 21,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.22% 22.33% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,570 15,140 15,205
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.70%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 248 247
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +2.94% +23.64%
10th Percentile £13.99 £13.18 £15.11
90th Percentile £54.75 £55.30 £56.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.55 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.01% -6.67% +50.00%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +88 1,788 £450 - 626
UK excluding London +81 1,073 £425 - 465
London +78 792 £475 - 202
South East +68 333 £425 -5.56% 109
North of England +70 275 £400 +2.56% 144
Midlands +72 162 £425 +6.25% 80
North West +61 152 £411 +9.73% 81
West Midlands +82 120 £425 +6.25% 46
East of England +56 112 £420 -6.67% 32
South West +22 112 £468 +6.86% 61
Yorkshire +44 96 £400 +2.56% 46
East Midlands +46 42 £400 -5.88% 33
Scotland -2 40 £450 +20.00% 19
Wales +48 35 £400 -4.48% 21
North East +31 27 £383 -13.56% 17
Northern Ireland +12 5 £249 +19.88% 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 1,891 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,603 (84.77%) Business Intelligence
3 1,053 (55.68%) SQL
4 832 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 692 (36.59%) Azure
6 525 (27.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 506 (26.76%) SQL Server
8 484 (25.59%) Data Warehouse
9 481 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
9 481 (25.44%) Analytics
10 432 (22.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 413 (21.84%) Visualisation
12 402 (21.26%) Tableau
13 401 (21.21%) Finance
14 346 (18.30%) ETL
15 306 (16.18%) Data Modelling
16 300 (15.86%) Microsoft Excel
17 296 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
18 285 (15.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 273 (14.44%) DevOps
20 256 (13.54%) Data Visualisation
21 239 (12.64%) Data Lake
22 232 (12.27%) Python
23 231 (12.22%) SharePoint
24 223 (11.79%) CRM
25 218 (11.53%) T-SQL
26 203 (10.74%) PowerShell
27 198 (10.47%) Migration
28 192 (10.15%) Dynamics CRM
29 186 (9.84%) Data Analysis

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
1 231 (12.22%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 23 (1.22%) SAS
4 16 (0.85%) Confluence
4 16 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
5 15 (0.79%) IIS
6 9 (0.48%) Apache
6 9 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.42%) Jupyter
7 8 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.32%) JBoss
9 5 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
9 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.26%) Moodle
9 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.26%) Totara
10 4 (0.21%) CMS
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 300 (15.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 43 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
4 36 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.74%) SPSS
6 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.053%) InVision
Business Applications
1 192 (10.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.16%) Maximo
10 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.11%) SAP IBP
11 1 (0.053%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,891 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 692 (36.59%) Azure
3 172 (9.10%) Dynamics 365
4 156 (8.25%) Azure Data Factory
5 136 (7.19%) PowerApps
6 122 (6.45%) AWS
7 100 (5.29%) Office 365
8 86 (4.55%) Serverless
9 77 (4.07%) PaaS
10 69 (3.65%) Microsoft Flow
11 68 (3.60%) Azure Functions
12 57 (3.01%) Data Lake Analytics
12 57 (3.01%) IaaS
13 47 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 47 (2.49%) OneDrive
14 26 (1.37%) SaaS
15 21 (1.11%) Google Analytics
16 19 (1.00%) GCP
17 17 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
18 14 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.00%) Skype
2 6 (0.32%) HTTP
2 6 (0.32%) Internet
3 5 (0.26%) FTP
3 5 (0.26%) Intranet
3 5 (0.26%) VPN
4 4 (0.21%) DNS
4 4 (0.21%) Firewall
4 4 (0.21%) VoIP
4 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.16%) DHCP
5 3 (0.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.16%) WAN
6 2 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.11%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.11%) VLAN
7 1 (0.053%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.053%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.053%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.053%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (27.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 506 (26.76%) SQL Server
3 484 (25.59%) Data Warehouse
4 432 (22.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 285 (15.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 239 (12.64%) Data Lake
7 120 (6.35%) Big Data
8 110 (5.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 107 (5.66%) QlikView
10 103 (5.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 81 (4.28%) OLAP
12 68 (3.60%) Relational Database
13 59 (3.12%) HDInsight
14 56 (2.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 48 (2.54%) Hadoop
16 41 (2.17%) NoSQL
17 39 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
18 38 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
19 29 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
20 28 (1.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 150 (7.93%) Visual Studio
2 74 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 67 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 45 (2.38%) JIRA
5 37 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 27 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (1.11%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.69%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.58%) ERwin
9 11 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.42%) Selenium
11 7 (0.37%) Subversion
12 6 (0.32%) RStudio
13 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.26%) GitLab
14 4 (0.21%) NetBeans
14 4 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
15 3 (0.16%) Axure RP
15 3 (0.16%) CA Gen
15 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 401 (21.21%) Finance
2 136 (7.19%) Public Sector
3 72 (3.81%) Retail
4 60 (3.17%) Marketing
5 41 (2.17%) Banking
6 39 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.80%) Legal
8 32 (1.69%) Law
9 30 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 25 (1.32%) Publishing
11 20 (1.06%) Local Government
11 20 (1.06%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.74%) Front Office
13 9 (0.48%) Electronics
14 7 (0.37%) Games
15 6 (0.32%) Back Office
16 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.26%) Housing Association
16 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 764 (40.40%) Developer
2 425 (22.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 387 (20.47%) Analyst
4 259 (13.70%) Power BI Developer
5 178 (9.41%) Data Analyst
6 156 (8.25%) Architect
7 140 (7.40%) Consultant
8 122 (6.45%) SQL Developer
9 117 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 116 (6.13%) Data Engineer
11 78 (4.12%) Power BI Analyst
12 75 (3.97%) Data Architect
13 66 (3.49%) SQL BI Developer
14 61 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
15 60 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 58 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
16 58 (3.07%) SQL Analyst
17 56 (2.96%) Business Analyst
18 51 (2.70%) Azure Developer
19 46 (2.43%) Power BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (8.62%) .NET
2 86 (4.55%) HTML
3 63 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 52 (2.75%) XML
5 45 (2.38%) MDX
6 41 (2.17%) Web Services
7 37 (1.96%) REST
8 34 (1.80%) JSON
9 32 (1.69%) CSS
10 29 (1.53%) AngularJS
11 27 (1.43%) React
12 22 (1.16%) Kafka
13 20 (1.06%) .NET Framework
14 16 (0.85%) SOAP
15 15 (0.79%) OAuth
15 15 (0.79%) OpenID
15 15 (0.79%) SAML
16 11 (0.58%) HTML5
16 11 (0.58%) Middleware
17 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 296 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 56 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 41 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 41 (2.17%) User Experience
6 30 (1.59%) NHS
7 28 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.79%) Replication
11 13 (0.69%) FMCG
12 11 (0.58%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.53%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.42%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
16 7 (0.37%) PKI
17 6 (0.32%) Mobile App
17 6 (0.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 89 (4.71%) Windows
2 29 (1.53%) Windows Server
3 19 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (0.90%) Unix
5 14 (0.74%) Linux
6 6 (0.32%) Android
7 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.053%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,603 (84.77%) Business Intelligence
2 481 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (25.44%) Analytics
3 413 (21.84%) Visualisation
4 346 (18.30%) ETL
5 306 (16.18%) Data Modelling
6 273 (14.44%) DevOps
7 256 (13.54%) Data Visualisation
8 223 (11.79%) CRM
9 198 (10.47%) Migration
10 186 (9.84%) Data Analysis
11 146 (7.72%) Dashboard Development
12 143 (7.56%) Data Management
13 136 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 118 (6.24%) Scrum
15 114 (6.03%) Data Science
16 113 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
17 88 (4.65%) Data Migration
18 85 (4.49%) ERP
19 82 (4.34%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,053 (55.68%) SQL
2 232 (12.27%) Python
3 218 (11.53%) T-SQL
4 203 (10.74%) PowerShell
5 180 (9.52%) C#
6 113 (5.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 110 (5.82%) JavaScript
8 107 (5.66%) Java
9 99 (5.24%) R
10 50 (2.64%) Scala
11 49 (2.59%) VBA
12 22 (1.16%) PL/SQL
13 18 (0.95%) PHP
14 16 (0.85%) C
15 15 (0.79%) C++
16 14 (0.74%) VB
17 12 (0.63%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.48%) Perl
19 8 (0.42%) VB.NET
20 7 (0.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 133 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 121 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 120 (6.35%) Degree
4 39 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 12 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.48%) ACCA
8 9 (0.48%) CIMA
9 8 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.42%) ISEB
9 8 (0.42%) PhD
10 4 (0.21%) MCITP
10 4 (0.21%) MCSE
10 4 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.16%) PMP
11 3 (0.16%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.34%) QA
2 62 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.59%) GDPR
4 29 (1.53%) PMO
5 6 (0.32%) SLA
6 4 (0.21%) RMADS
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.58%) Docker
4 10 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.42%) HDFS
6 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.053%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (0.69%) Terraform
2 8 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.32%) Control-M
4 6 (0.32%) SCDPM
5 5 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.26%) Puppet
6 4 (0.21%) Ansible
6 4 (0.21%) SCCM
7 3 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.16%) Kibana
7 3 (0.16%) SCOM
8 2 (0.11%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.11%) Oozie
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.053%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 832 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 402 (21.26%) Tableau
3 143 (7.56%) Oracle
4 97 (5.13%) SAP
5 87 (4.60%) Cognos
6 63 (3.33%) Databricks
7 61 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (2.59%) Google
9 34 (1.80%) Informatica
10 33 (1.75%) Alteryx
11 31 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
12 24 (1.27%) IBM
13 18 (0.95%) Sparx
13 18 (0.95%) Talend
14 15 (0.79%) Cloudera
14 15 (0.79%) Palantir
14 15 (0.79%) Trend Micro
15 13 (0.69%) ServiceNow
16 11 (0.58%) Adobe
17 10 (0.53%) VMware