Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 135 228
Rank change year-on-year +51 +93 +166
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,199 1,754 1,230
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 1.92% 1.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.33% 8.57% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 1,294 883
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £307
90th Percentile £594 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 13
Median hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.94% +22.50% +15.01%
10th Percentile £17.77 £19.65 £13.89
90th Percentile £59.30 £54.38 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.33% +50.00% +15.01%

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 9,723 20,455 22,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.18% 22.38% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,364 13,986 15,934
Median daily rate £490 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +0.53% +8.00%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 251 239
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +15.36%
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.08 £14.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £57.50 £53.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +20.69%

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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Top 17 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 1 June 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 +53 1,134 £450 - 229
UK excluding London +88 749 £425 - 179
London +10 421 £450 -5.26% 60
South East +89 254 £475 +5.56% 44
North of England +56 170 £381 -10.08% 48
Midlands +87 139 £425 -5.56% 31
North West +42 101 £400 -5.88% 32
West Midlands +73 93 £448 -0.56% 28
East of England +58 77 £425 -5.56% 31
South West +29 65 £445 +1.71% 16
Work from Home +30 52 £400 -21.95% 28
East Midlands +58 46 £365 -14.10% 3
Yorkshire +36 45 £375 -6.25% 5
Scotland +12 27 £450 - 9
North East +40 24 £340 -2.86% 11
Wales +31 15 £375 -11.76% 2
Northern Ireland +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 1,199 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,017 (84.82%) Business Intelligence
3 675 (56.30%) SQL
4 467 (38.95%) Microsoft
5 420 (35.03%) Azure
6 337 (28.11%) SQL Server
7 322 (26.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 318 (26.52%) Analytics
9 311 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
10 309 (25.77%) Data Warehouse
11 253 (21.10%) Visualisation
12 249 (20.77%) Data Modelling
13 243 (20.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 235 (19.60%) Finance
14 235 (19.60%) DevOps
15 231 (19.27%) Tableau
16 224 (18.68%) ETL
17 210 (17.51%) Microsoft Excel
18 187 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
19 165 (13.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 157 (13.09%) Data Visualisation
21 153 (12.76%) T-SQL
22 150 (12.51%) Data Lake
23 146 (12.18%) Python
24 130 (10.84%) SharePoint
24 130 (10.84%) Data Analysis
25 121 (10.09%) Data Management
26 118 (9.84%) PowerShell
27 112 (9.34%) Security Cleared
28 111 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 130 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 54 (4.50%) SAS
3 19 (1.58%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
5 15 (1.25%) IIS
6 14 (1.17%) Confluence
7 12 (1.00%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.58%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
9 6 (0.50%) JBoss
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.25%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.17%) Apache
12 2 (0.17%) CMS
12 2 (0.17%) OnBase
12 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 210 (17.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.67%) SPSS
6 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.17%) InVision
Business Applications
1 68 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.25%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.17%) Eikon
7 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.17%) RMDS
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CCM
7 2 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,199 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 420 (35.03%) Azure
3 95 (7.92%) PowerApps
4 81 (6.76%) PaaS
5 77 (6.42%) Azure Data Factory
6 76 (6.34%) AWS
7 73 (6.09%) Dynamics 365
8 63 (5.25%) IaaS
9 45 (3.75%) Office 365
10 35 (2.92%) Power Automate
11 26 (2.17%) Logic Apps
12 25 (2.09%) OneDrive
13 24 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
14 22 (1.83%) Serverless
15 16 (1.33%) Azure Functions
15 16 (1.33%) Google Analytics
16 15 (1.25%) SaaS
17 14 (1.17%) GCP
18 13 (1.08%) Data Lake Analytics
19 12 (1.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.00%) Skype
2 9 (0.75%) Internet
3 7 (0.58%) FTP
4 6 (0.50%) DNS
4 6 (0.50%) Firewall
4 6 (0.50%) HTTP
5 3 (0.25%) Intranet
5 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.17%) SMTP
6 2 (0.17%) SNMP
6 2 (0.17%) VLAN
7 1 (0.083%) Broadband
7 1 (0.083%) DHCP
7 1 (0.083%) Network Security
7 1 (0.083%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (28.11%) SQL Server
2 322 (26.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 309 (25.77%) Data Warehouse
4 243 (20.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 165 (13.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 150 (12.51%) Data Lake
7 78 (6.51%) Big Data
8 63 (5.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 51 (4.25%) HDInsight
10 49 (4.09%) QlikView
11 42 (3.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 37 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 37 (3.09%) OLAP
13 36 (3.00%) Hadoop
14 30 (2.50%) Relational Database
15 27 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
16 26 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
17 24 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
18 21 (1.75%) Data Mining
18 21 (1.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 89 (7.42%) Visual Studio
2 64 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 33 (2.75%) JIRA
5 23 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (1.08%) GitLab
8 11 (0.92%) Artifactory
9 10 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.75%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.75%) ERwin
10 9 (0.75%) RStudio
10 9 (0.75%) Subversion
11 7 (0.58%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.58%) Maven
12 5 (0.42%) NetBeans
12 5 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.25%) CA Gen
13 3 (0.25%) tSQLt
General
1 235 (19.60%) Finance
2 82 (6.84%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.84%) Marketing
3 46 (3.84%) Retail
4 32 (2.67%) Law
5 30 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 22 (1.83%) Banking
8 21 (1.75%) Legal
9 15 (1.25%) Local Government
9 15 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.75%) Front Office
10 9 (0.75%) Publishing
11 8 (0.67%) Electronics
12 6 (0.50%) Housing Association
13 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.42%) Back Office
14 3 (0.25%) Advertising
14 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 438 (36.53%) Developer
2 248 (20.68%) Analyst
3 244 (20.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 172 (14.35%) Power BI Developer
5 122 (10.18%) Data Analyst
6 87 (7.26%) Architect
7 80 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 78 (6.51%) Consultant
9 74 (6.17%) Data Engineer
10 64 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
11 63 (5.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 55 (4.59%) Power BI Analyst
13 52 (4.34%) Azure Engineer
14 45 (3.75%) Data Architect
15 41 (3.42%) SQL BI Developer
16 35 (2.92%) Business Analyst
17 33 (2.75%) SQL Analyst
18 32 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
19 30 (2.50%) Data Scientist
20 28 (2.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (7.09%) .NET
2 37 (3.09%) XML
3 31 (2.59%) REST
4 30 (2.50%) JSON
5 28 (2.34%) Web Services
6 20 (1.67%) SAML
7 19 (1.58%) OAuth
7 19 (1.58%) OpenID
8 18 (1.50%) .NET Framework
8 18 (1.50%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.33%) SOAP
10 15 (1.25%) AngularJS
10 15 (1.25%) Kafka
10 15 (1.25%) Middleware
11 14 (1.17%) HTML
11 14 (1.17%) MDX
12 10 (0.83%) .NET Core
12 10 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (0.83%) Shiny
13 9 (0.75%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 187 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.84%) Algorithms
4 29 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (2.17%) User Experience
6 24 (2.00%) NHS
7 23 (1.92%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.25%) FMCG
9 15 (1.25%) Replication
9 15 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.67%) PKI
13 7 (0.58%) Life Science
13 7 (0.58%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.50%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.42%) LIMS
16 4 (0.33%) Cloud Native
16 4 (0.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 92 (7.67%) Windows
2 36 (3.00%) Linux
3 25 (2.09%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.00%) Unix
5 22 (1.83%) VMS
6 20 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.083%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,017 (84.82%) Business Intelligence
2 318 (26.52%) Analytics
3 311 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (21.10%) Visualisation
5 249 (20.77%) Data Modelling
6 235 (19.60%) DevOps
7 224 (18.68%) ETL
8 157 (13.09%) Data Visualisation
9 130 (10.84%) Data Analysis
10 121 (10.09%) Data Management
11 111 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 109 (9.09%) Migration
13 106 (8.84%) Scrum
14 87 (7.26%) Dashboard Development
15 85 (7.09%) CRM
16 72 (6.01%) Data Science
17 69 (5.75%) Data Migration
17 69 (5.75%) Requirements Gathering
18 67 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 675 (56.30%) SQL
2 153 (12.76%) T-SQL
3 146 (12.18%) Python
4 118 (9.84%) PowerShell
5 96 (8.01%) C#
6 77 (6.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 68 (5.67%) Java
8 60 (5.00%) R
9 55 (4.59%) JavaScript
10 43 (3.59%) VBA
11 26 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 24 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.50%) VB
14 14 (1.17%) Perl
14 14 (1.17%) Scala
15 13 (1.08%) C
16 10 (0.83%) SAS Macro
17 7 (0.58%) Java 8
17 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.50%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 112 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 100 (8.34%) SC Cleared
3 63 (5.25%) Degree
4 36 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.50%) PhD
8 4 (0.33%) ACCA
8 4 (0.33%) CIMA
8 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.33%) MCITP
8 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.25%) PMP
9 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.17%) HND
10 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.17%) QA
2 36 (3.00%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.42%) GDPR
4 10 (0.83%) PMO
5 4 (0.33%) RMADS
6 3 (0.25%) HL7
6 3 (0.25%) SLA
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 45 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
2 35 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.50%) Docker
4 2 (0.17%) NFS
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.083%) XenApp
5 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.92%) Terraform
2 10 (0.83%) Ansible
3 9 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.58%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.33%) Kibana
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.17%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.17%) Oozie
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.17%) SCCM
7 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.083%) Control-M
8 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.083%) Puppet
8 1 (0.083%) SCOM
Vendors
1 467 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 231 (19.27%) Tableau
3 99 (8.26%) Oracle
4 62 (5.17%) SAP
5 43 (3.59%) Informatica
6 37 (3.09%) Cognos
7 31 (2.59%) Databricks
8 28 (2.34%) Google
9 21 (1.75%) Alteryx
10 18 (1.50%) Talend
11 17 (1.42%) Trend Micro
12 16 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.25%) IBM
14 13 (1.08%) Cloudera
15 10 (0.83%) Adobe
15 10 (0.83%) ServiceNow
16 9 (0.75%) Hortonworks
16 9 (0.75%) Sparx
17 7 (0.58%) Red Hat
18 6 (0.50%) MicroStrategy