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 3 months to 29 May 2017 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
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 540 622
Rank change year-on-year +217 +82  
Contract jobs citing Power BI 294 111 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.21% 0.061%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.89% 0.96% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 81 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £438
% change year-on-year -12.50% -8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 - -

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10183 11582 12957
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.76% 21.57% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 7884 8449
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 180 174
Median hourly rate £37.25 £32.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.07% +30.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £33.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.91% +28.84%  

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Power BI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 29 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +214 287 £425 +6.25% 133
London +119 158 £450 +5.88% 53
South East +44 42 £425 +7.59% 19
City of London +13 28 £450 +5.88% 22
North West +38 26 £335 -13.54% 19
West Midlands +37 22 £325 -31.57% 10
Manchester +29 19 £355 +1.42% 11
West Sussex +35 16 £431 +13.11% 5
East of England +15 16 £438 +7.69% 6
South West +18 12 £259 -46.92% 7
Birmingham +25 8 £325 -34.17% 7
Berkshire +23 8 £344 -23.61% 5
Yorkshire +13 7 £363 +3.57% 8
Staffordshire - 7 £264 -
East Sussex - 7 £188 -
Brighton - 7 £188 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £264 -
Worthing - 6 £513 - 3
Suffolk - 6 £400 - 1
Reading +17 5 £344 -19.11% 3
Crawley +11 5 £440 +15.40%
Surrey +11 5 £475 +26.66% 5
Ipswich - 5 £400 - 1
Somerset -1 4 £251 -37.18% 3
Hayes - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £488 -
Norfolk - 4 £350 -
West Yorkshire +28 3 £450 - 5
Leeds +19 3 £450 - 3
East Midlands -7 3 £350 -12.50% 4

For the 6 months to 29 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Power BI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Power BI.

1 485 (89.48%) Business Intelligence
2 319 (58.86%) SQL
3 257 (47.42%) Microsoft
4 231 (42.62%) SQL Server
5 230 (42.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 220 (40.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 174 (32.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 162 (29.89%) Data Warehouse
9 139 (25.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 125 (23.06%) Visualisation
11 124 (22.88%) ETL
12 116 (21.40%) Tableau
13 114 (21.03%) Data Modelling
14 110 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
15 104 (19.19%) Finance
15 104 (19.19%) Analytics
16 99 (18.27%) Microsoft Excel
17 90 (16.61%) T-SQL
18 89 (16.42%) Data Visualisation
19 70 (12.92%) QlikView
20 65 (11.99%) Migration
21 57 (10.52%) SQL Server 2012
22 56 (10.33%) R
23 53 (9.78%) SharePoint
24 51 (9.41%) .NET
25 50 (9.23%) C#
26 49 (9.04%) Data Analysis
27 48 (8.86%) Oracle
27 48 (8.86%) Azure SQL Database
27 48 (8.86%) Analytical Skills

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 53 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 38 (7.01%) SAS
3 19 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.03%) Drupal
7 8 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.29%) CMS
8 7 (1.29%) Magnolia
9 5 (0.92%) Apache
10 4 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.74%) FileNet
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 99 (18.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.87%) SPSS
3 19 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (2.58%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (1.85%) Stata
8 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (4.06%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (2.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.92%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.74%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.37%) Unica
7 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 139 (25.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.27%) Office 365
3 18 (3.32%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (2.95%) Azure Data Factory
4 16 (2.95%) PaaS
5 15 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.58%) IaaS
7 9 (1.66%) SaaS
8 8 (1.48%) Data Lake Analytics
9 6 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.92%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.74%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.74%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.55%) Yammer
13 1 (0.18%) CallidusCloud
13 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.92%) VPN
2 4 (0.74%) LAN
2 4 (0.74%) WAN
3 3 (0.55%) Firewall
3 3 (0.55%) Skype
3 3 (0.55%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.37%) 2G
4 2 (0.37%) 3G
4 2 (0.37%) 4G
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (42.62%) SQL Server
2 230 (42.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 220 (40.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 174 (32.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 162 (29.89%) Data Warehouse
6 70 (12.92%) QlikView
7 57 (10.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (8.86%) Azure SQL Database
9 41 (7.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 35 (6.46%) Big Data
10 35 (6.46%) OLAP
11 34 (6.27%) SQL Server 2016
12 32 (5.90%) SQL Server 2014
13 22 (4.06%) Hadoop
14 21 (3.87%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (3.87%) Data Lake
14 21 (3.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 21 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (3.69%) PowerPivot
16 19 (3.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (5.35%) Visual Studio
2 28 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.29%) JIRA
4 6 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.55%) ERwin
8 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.37%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) Mockito
9 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.18%) MSTest
9 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 104 (19.19%) Finance
2 38 (7.01%) Marketing
3 22 (4.06%) Banking
4 20 (3.69%) Retail
5 16 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.58%) Law
6 14 (2.58%) Legal
7 13 (2.40%) Advertising
7 13 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.03%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (48.89%) Developer
2 164 (30.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 88 (16.24%) Analyst
4 78 (14.39%) Power BI Developer
5 68 (12.55%) SQL Developer
6 53 (9.78%) SSIS Developer
7 50 (9.23%) Architect
8 44 (8.12%) Consultant
9 43 (7.93%) SSRS Developer
10 40 (7.38%) SQL BI Developer
11 38 (7.01%) Microsoft Developer
12 32 (5.90%) Data Analyst
13 31 (5.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 30 (5.54%) Microsoft BI Developer
15 29 (5.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 27 (4.98%) SSAS Developer
17 25 (4.61%) Business Developer
17 25 (4.61%) Data Architect
18 23 (4.24%) Report Developer
19 22 (4.06%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.41%) .NET
2 46 (8.49%) MDX
3 16 (2.95%) HTML
4 14 (2.58%) XML
5 13 (2.40%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.03%) CSS
6 11 (2.03%) D3.js
7 10 (1.85%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.66%) Web Services
9 8 (1.48%) REST
10 7 (1.29%) jQuery
11 6 (1.11%) CSS3
11 6 (1.11%) HTML5
11 6 (1.11%) SOAP
11 6 (1.11%) WPF
12 5 (0.92%) COM
12 5 (0.92%) Kafka
12 5 (0.92%) PostGIS
12 5 (0.92%) WSDL
12 5 (0.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.61%) Private Cloud
3 15 (2.77%) NHS
4 12 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.48%) W3C
7 7 (1.29%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.74%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.74%) User Experience
9 3 (0.55%) Fintech
10 2 (0.37%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.37%) FMCG
10 2 (0.37%) iPad
10 2 (0.37%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.37%) Pricing Data
10 2 (0.37%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.40%) Windows
2 5 (0.92%) Linux
3 4 (0.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (89.48%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (23.06%) Visualisation
3 124 (22.88%) ETL
4 114 (21.03%) Data Modelling
5 110 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (19.19%) Analytics
7 89 (16.42%) Data Visualisation
8 65 (11.99%) Migration
9 49 (9.04%) Data Analysis
10 40 (7.38%) Data Migration
11 37 (6.83%) CRM
11 37 (6.83%) Dashboard Development
12 33 (6.09%) Data Analytics
12 33 (6.09%) Kimball Methodology
13 27 (4.98%) Data Cleansing
14 23 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (3.87%) E-Commerce
15 21 (3.87%) Scrum
16 20 (3.69%) Logical Data Model
17 19 (3.51%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 319 (58.86%) SQL
2 90 (16.61%) T-SQL
3 56 (10.33%) R
4 50 (9.23%) C#
5 37 (6.83%) JavaScript
5 37 (6.83%) Python
6 35 (6.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 23 (4.24%) PowerShell
8 18 (3.32%) VBA
9 14 (2.58%) Java
10 11 (2.03%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.48%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.29%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.11%) Scala
13 6 (1.11%) X++
14 4 (0.74%) C
14 4 (0.74%) C++
14 4 (0.74%) PHP
15 2 (0.37%) VB
16 1 (0.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (5.90%) Degree
1 32 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.66%) CCA
4 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.11%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.18%) MBA
8 1 (0.18%) MCP
8 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.77%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.48%) QA
2 8 (1.48%) WCAG
3 3 (0.55%) PMO
4 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.37%) Docker
3 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (1.66%) SCOM
2 4 (0.74%) Oozie
3 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.18%) Ambari
4 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 257 (47.42%) Microsoft
2 116 (21.40%) Tableau
3 48 (8.86%) Oracle
4 43 (7.93%) SAP
5 27 (4.98%) Cognos
6 17 (3.14%) Teradata
7 13 (2.40%) Greenplum
7 13 (2.40%) Informatica
8 11 (2.03%) IBM
9 9 (1.66%) Sage
10 7 (1.29%) Genesys
10 7 (1.29%) Kofax
10 7 (1.29%) LexisNexis
10 7 (1.29%) Netezza
11 6 (1.11%) Adobe
11 6 (1.11%) JD Edwards
11 6 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (0.92%) ESRI
12 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.74%) Meridio
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