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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 79 79 85
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +57
Contract jobs citing Power BI 2,594 1,737 1,291
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.97% 2.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.08% 14.00% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,856 1,148 908
10th Percentile £350 £300 £313
25th Percentile £413 £369 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £469 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £588 £556 £529
90th Percentile £675 £625 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 24
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.40 £19.15
25th Percentile £18.50 £15.47 £26.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.25 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.24% -52.25% +97.12%
75th Percentile £35.00 £27.00 £51.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £44.88 £64.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -58.70% +103.09%

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 17,197 12,404 10,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.64% 21.21% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,230 8,468 7,164
10th Percentile £375 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £449 £450
% change year-on-year +10.86% -0.28% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 221 151
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.49 £14.25
25th Percentile £22.40 £19.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £26.50 £24.71
Median % change year-on-year +69.81% +7.24% -13.30%
75th Percentile £65.00 £45.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.40 £23.50
% change year-on-year +43.44% +3.83% -14.55%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
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 Power BI within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England 0 2,066 £500 +11.11% 658
Work from Home 0 1,429 £500 +11.11% 238
London 0 1,112 £525 +5.00% 254
UK excluding London -9 886 £450 +5.88% 428
South East +38 227 £510 +25.54% 140
North of England -10 203 £450 +20.00% 97
Midlands -26 163 £450 - 74
West Midlands -30 134 £450 - 46
North West -14 128 £463 +23.33% 45
South West +2 97 £463 -2.94% 46
Scotland +1 91 £448 +6.55% 18
East of England -2 88 £425 -2.86% 45
Yorkshire -34 58 £425 +11.11% 25
East Midlands -9 28 £425 +6.58% 28
North East +6 18 £528 +77.31% 28
Wales -25 12 £472 +35.34% 8
Northern Ireland 0 5 £350 +222.58% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 2,594 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 2,035 (78.45%) Business Intelligence
3 1,289 (49.69%) SQL
4 1,119 (43.14%) Azure
5 940 (36.24%) Microsoft
6 776 (29.92%) Agile
7 716 (27.60%) Analytics
8 664 (25.60%) Social Skills
9 536 (20.66%) Finance
10 510 (19.66%) Visualisation
11 509 (19.62%) SQL Server
12 488 (18.81%) Data Warehouse
13 481 (18.54%) Data Modelling
14 480 (18.50%) Python
14 480 (18.50%) DevOps
15 425 (16.38%) Microsoft Excel
16 419 (16.15%) ETL
17 360 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
18 358 (13.80%) Tableau
19 341 (13.15%) Azure Data Factory
20 333 (12.84%) PowerApps
21 332 (12.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 313 (12.07%) Scrum
23 311 (11.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 308 (11.87%) Databricks
25 296 (11.41%) Data Analysis
25 296 (11.41%) SharePoint
26 291 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
27 278 (10.72%) Migration
28 277 (10.68%) Data Lake

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
1 296 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 94 (3.62%) Apache Spark
3 71 (2.74%) Confluence
4 48 (1.85%) SAS
5 36 (1.39%) Apache
6 20 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (0.73%) IIS
8 12 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (0.35%) CMS
11 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.12%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.12%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.077%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.077%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.077%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 425 (16.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.73%) SPSS
6 13 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.31%) Stata
8 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 82 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.31%) Endur
5 7 (0.27%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 7 (0.27%) Oracle SCM
6 6 (0.23%) Primavera
6 6 (0.23%) Workfront
7 5 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.12%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2,594 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,119 (43.14%) Azure
3 341 (13.15%) Azure Data Factory
4 333 (12.84%) PowerApps
5 266 (10.25%) Power Automate
6 225 (8.67%) Microsoft 365
7 196 (7.56%) Dynamics 365
8 153 (5.90%) AWS
9 151 (5.82%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 110 (4.24%) Azure Logic Apps
11 99 (3.82%) Serverless
12 71 (2.74%) Azure Functions
12 71 (2.74%) GCP
13 68 (2.62%) PaaS
14 56 (2.16%) Snowflake
15 53 (2.04%) Azure Monitor
16 50 (1.93%) Google Analytics
17 49 (1.89%) Amazon S3
18 47 (1.81%) GitHub
19 45 (1.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.81%) DNS
2 20 (0.77%) Firewall
3 17 (0.66%) DHCP
4 12 (0.46%) VPN
5 9 (0.35%) Internet
6 8 (0.31%) MPLS
7 6 (0.23%) Intranet
8 5 (0.19%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (0.15%) HTTP
9 4 (0.15%) SD-WAN
9 4 (0.15%) SSL
9 4 (0.15%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.15%) WAN
10 3 (0.12%) Skype
11 2 (0.077%) DKIM
11 2 (0.077%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.077%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.039%) Broadband
12 1 (0.039%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.039%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 488 (18.81%) Data Warehouse
3 358 (13.80%) Tableau
4 332 (12.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 311 (11.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 277 (10.68%) Data Lake
7 214 (8.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 206 (7.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 175 (6.75%) Big Data
10 100 (3.86%) Power Query
11 98 (3.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 88 (3.39%) Relational Database
13 74 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
14 68 (2.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 63 (2.43%) QlikView
16 55 (2.12%) Metadata
17 54 (2.08%) Hadoop
18 51 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
19 50 (1.93%) MySQL
20 48 (1.85%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 188 (7.25%) JIRA
2 110 (4.24%) Git (software)
3 75 (2.89%) Visual Studio
4 43 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 36 (1.39%) GitLab
6 35 (1.35%) Bitbucket
7 34 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 32 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 26 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.81%) Artifactory
11 18 (0.69%) Zephyr
12 15 (0.58%) ERwin
12 15 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (0.58%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.35%) Subversion
14 8 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
15 6 (0.23%) kappa
15 6 (0.23%) RStudio
15 6 (0.23%) webpack
General
1 664 (25.60%) Social Skills
2 536 (20.66%) Finance
3 360 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
4 229 (8.83%) Public Sector
5 119 (4.59%) Marketing
6 116 (4.47%) Presentation Skills
7 114 (4.39%) Banking
8 81 (3.12%) Retail
9 50 (1.93%) Legal
10 44 (1.70%) Influencing Skills
11 40 (1.54%) Law
12 39 (1.50%) Telecoms
13 38 (1.46%) Manufacturing
14 37 (1.43%) Publishing
15 36 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
16 33 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
16 33 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (0.96%) Local Government
18 22 (0.85%) Electronics
19 19 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 676 (26.06%) Analyst
2 649 (25.02%) Developer
3 373 (14.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 322 (12.41%) Data Engineer
5 282 (10.87%) Data Analyst
6 251 (9.68%) Power BI Developer
7 178 (6.86%) Consultant
8 162 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 144 (5.55%) Architect
10 137 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
11 119 (4.59%) SQL Developer
12 110 (4.24%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 89 (3.43%) Power BI Analyst
14 79 (3.05%) SQL BI Developer
15 69 (2.66%) Project Manager
16 58 (2.24%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 54 (2.08%) Report Analyst
18 51 (1.97%) Data Architect
19 50 (1.93%) Senior Analyst
19 50 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (4.59%) .NET
2 70 (2.70%) HTML
3 53 (2.04%) JSON
4 50 (1.93%) CSS
5 46 (1.77%) React
6 45 (1.73%) PySpark
7 43 (1.66%) Kafka
7 43 (1.66%) Web Services
8 40 (1.54%) ADO
9 35 (1.35%) MDX
9 35 (1.35%) XML
10 34 (1.31%) HTML5
11 29 (1.12%) REST
12 28 (1.08%) Spark Streaming
13 26 (1.00%) RESTful
14 25 (0.96%) jQuery
15 22 (0.85%) Pandas
16 20 (0.77%) .NET Framework
17 19 (0.73%) ASP.NET
17 19 (0.73%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 86 (3.32%) User Experience
2 84 (3.24%) Management Information System
3 72 (2.78%) NHS
4 51 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (1.62%) Data Structures
6 36 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 35 (1.35%) Cloud Native
8 34 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 22 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (0.81%) Market Risk
12 18 (0.69%) Graphic Design
12 18 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 17 (0.66%) CMDB
13 17 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
13 17 (0.66%) Taxonomies
14 14 (0.54%) Animation
14 14 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (2.62%) Windows
2 31 (1.20%) Unix
3 22 (0.85%) Linux
4 16 (0.62%) Windows 10
4 16 (0.62%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (0.50%) VMS
7 7 (0.27%) Android
7 7 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.27%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.077%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,035 (78.45%) Business Intelligence
2 776 (29.92%) Agile
3 716 (27.60%) Analytics
4 510 (19.66%) Visualisation
5 481 (18.54%) Data Modelling
6 480 (18.50%) DevOps
7 419 (16.15%) ETL
8 313 (12.07%) Scrum
9 296 (11.41%) Data Analysis
10 291 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 278 (10.72%) Migration
12 261 (10.06%) Data Visualisation
13 257 (9.91%) CI/CD
14 211 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
15 203 (7.83%) Dashboard Development
16 202 (7.79%) Data Analytics
17 179 (6.90%) Data Engineering
18 152 (5.86%) Data Management
19 147 (5.67%) Decision-Making
20 142 (5.47%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 1,289 (49.69%) SQL
2 480 (18.50%) Python
3 187 (7.21%) T-SQL
4 186 (7.17%) PowerShell
5 184 (7.09%) C#
6 144 (5.55%) JavaScript
7 119 (4.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 116 (4.47%) R
9 89 (3.43%) Java
10 85 (3.28%) VBA
11 75 (2.89%) PL/SQL
12 41 (1.58%) C
13 33 (1.27%) Bash
13 33 (1.27%) VB
14 29 (1.12%) Scala
15 25 (0.96%) TypeScript
16 14 (0.54%) C++
17 7 (0.27%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.23%) SPARQL
19 5 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 194 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 142 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 128 (4.93%) Degree
4 49 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 34 (1.31%) PMP
6 25 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 20 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (0.69%) FFIEC
10 16 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.35%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.15%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.15%) MCP
16 3 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (8.10%) Data Quality
2 110 (4.24%) QA
3 58 (2.24%) PMO
4 36 (1.39%) GDPR
5 30 (1.16%) Accessibility
6 19 (0.73%) NIST
7 18 (0.69%) GLBA
7 18 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.50%) SLA
9 7 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.15%) GxP
11 4 (0.15%) IFRS
11 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.12%) COBIT
12 3 (0.12%) GRC
12 3 (0.12%) IFRS 17
12 3 (0.12%) NCSC
12 3 (0.12%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 73 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.81%) Docker
3 20 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.31%) Firmware
7 6 (0.23%) HDFS
8 5 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.039%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (1.93%) Ansible
2 40 (1.54%) Terraform
3 19 (0.73%) Kibana
4 16 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.42%) logstash
7 10 (0.39%) SCCM
8 8 (0.31%) WSUS
9 5 (0.19%) Automic
9 5 (0.19%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.077%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.077%) Control-M
10 2 (0.077%) Grafana
10 2 (0.077%) Nessus
10 2 (0.077%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.077%) Puppet
10 2 (0.077%) SCOM
11 1 (0.039%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.039%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.039%) Nagios
Vendors
1 940 (36.24%) Microsoft
2 308 (11.87%) Databricks
3 194 (7.48%) Oracle
4 100 (3.86%) SAP
5 91 (3.51%) Google
6 66 (2.54%) Informatica
7 60 (2.31%) Alteryx
8 45 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.20%) Adobe
10 30 (1.16%) Talend
11 26 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 25 (0.96%) Splunk
13 23 (0.89%) IBM
14 20 (0.77%) Cognos
15 15 (0.58%) Cloudera
16 14 (0.54%) Teradata
16 14 (0.54%) VMware
17 13 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
18 12 (0.46%) JD Edwards
19 11 (0.42%) Workday