Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 119 227
Rank change year-on-year +25 +108 +151
Contract jobs citing Power BI 875 1,861 1,292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 2.04% 1.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.53% 9.29% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 1,358 920
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £316 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £400
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.09% +2.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £17.95 £15.86
90th Percentile £68.75 £73.75 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.35 £36.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.92% +80.00% +1.55%

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 7,592 20,023 23,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.56% 21.97% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,910 13,687 16,343
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £434 £415
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.67% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 258 239
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.18 £13.45
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £54.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +28 807 £450 - 218
UK excluding London +59 483 £425 -0.58% 173
London +13 357 £450 -5.26% 61
South East +72 173 £475 +5.56% 35
North of England +34 102 £381 -10.29% 45
Midlands +55 86 £425 - 45
Work from Home +24 80 £400 -20.00% 46
North West +23 67 £375 -11.76% 25
West Midlands +31 61 £445 +4.71% 26
East of England +45 42 £434 -6.72% 19
Scotland +44 32 £388 -8.82% 16
South West +10 32 £425 +3.03% 12
Yorkshire +33 27 £400 -5.88% 14
East Midlands +47 25 £363 -12.12% 19
Wales +35 12 £375 +2.74%
North East +34 8 £430 +27.41% 6
Northern Ireland +17 3 £128 -43.33% 1

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 875 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 747 (85.37%) Business Intelligence
3 483 (55.20%) SQL
4 366 (41.83%) Azure
5 318 (36.34%) Microsoft
6 241 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
6 241 (27.54%) Analytics
7 233 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
8 220 (25.14%) SQL Server
9 188 (21.49%) Data Modelling
10 184 (21.03%) DevOps
11 183 (20.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 163 (18.63%) Visualisation
13 155 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 153 (17.49%) ETL
14 153 (17.49%) Tableau
15 144 (16.46%) Python
16 141 (16.11%) Microsoft Excel
17 138 (15.77%) Finance
18 115 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
19 109 (12.46%) Data Lake
20 99 (11.31%) Data Analysis
21 97 (11.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 95 (10.86%) T-SQL
23 93 (10.63%) Scrum
24 91 (10.40%) SharePoint
25 87 (9.94%) C#
26 86 (9.83%) PowerApps
27 80 (9.14%) Data Visualisation
28 78 (8.91%) 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 91 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 52 (5.94%) SAS
3 19 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.06%) Confluence
5 13 (1.49%) IIS
6 12 (1.37%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.46%) JBoss
7 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
8 3 (0.34%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.23%) Apache
9 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.23%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.11%) CMS
10 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 141 (16.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.60%) SPSS
5 5 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 45 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.34%) ContrOCC
5 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.34%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.34%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.34%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.23%) Aligne
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.23%) Eikon
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.23%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.23%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CCM
6 2 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 875 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 366 (41.83%) Azure
3 86 (9.83%) PowerApps
4 71 (8.11%) Azure Data Factory
5 65 (7.43%) AWS
6 57 (6.51%) Dynamics 365
7 51 (5.83%) Office 365
7 51 (5.83%) PaaS
8 38 (4.34%) Power Automate
9 37 (4.23%) IaaS
10 22 (2.51%) Logic Apps
11 16 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (1.83%) GCP
12 13 (1.49%) Serverless
12 13 (1.49%) Slack
13 12 (1.37%) Google Analytics
14 11 (1.26%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.03%) SaaS
16 8 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
17 7 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.37%) Internet
2 8 (0.91%) Skype
3 7 (0.80%) DNS
4 5 (0.57%) FTP
5 4 (0.46%) HTTP
6 3 (0.34%) Firewall
6 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.34%) Wireless
7 2 (0.23%) Broadband
7 2 (0.23%) DHCP
7 2 (0.23%) Intranet
7 2 (0.23%) SMTP
7 2 (0.23%) SNMP
7 2 (0.23%) VLAN
8 1 (0.11%) Network Security
8 1 (0.11%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
2 220 (25.14%) SQL Server
3 183 (20.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 155 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 109 (12.46%) Data Lake
6 97 (11.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 58 (6.63%) Azure SQL Database
8 52 (5.94%) Big Data
9 38 (4.34%) QlikView
10 35 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 31 (3.54%) Hadoop
12 26 (2.97%) HDInsight
13 25 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (2.86%) Relational Database
14 24 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
15 22 (2.51%) Pentaho
15 22 (2.51%) SAS EBI
16 20 (2.29%) SAP BW
17 18 (2.06%) BusinessObjects XI
18 17 (1.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 62 (7.09%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.11%) Visual Studio
3 30 (3.43%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.31%) JIRA
5 25 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (1.71%) GitLab
7 12 (1.37%) Artifactory
8 10 (1.14%) Maven
8 10 (1.14%) Subversion
9 9 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.91%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.69%) ERwin
12 6 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.57%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.57%) JUnit
13 5 (0.57%) NUnit
13 5 (0.57%) RStudio
14 4 (0.46%) Ant
15 3 (0.34%) tSQLt
General
1 138 (15.77%) Finance
2 65 (7.43%) Public Sector
3 39 (4.46%) Marketing
4 23 (2.63%) Banking
5 22 (2.51%) Retail
6 20 (2.29%) Law
7 19 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.49%) Electronics
10 12 (1.37%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.26%) Front Office
12 10 (1.14%) Local Government
13 5 (0.57%) Back Office
14 4 (0.46%) Billing
14 4 (0.46%) Housing Association
14 4 (0.46%) Police
14 4 (0.46%) Publishing
15 3 (0.34%) Advertising
15 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 306 (34.97%) Developer
2 158 (18.06%) Analyst
3 152 (17.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 119 (13.60%) Power BI Developer
5 75 (8.57%) Data Engineer
6 73 (8.34%) Architect
7 68 (7.77%) Data Analyst
8 50 (5.71%) Consultant
9 49 (5.60%) SQL Developer
10 46 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 44 (5.03%) Data Architect
12 37 (4.23%) Power BI Analyst
13 36 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
14 35 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
15 31 (3.54%) Business Analyst
16 26 (2.97%) SQL BI Developer
17 25 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Developer
18 23 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 23 (2.63%) Data Scientist
19 20 (2.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (8.23%) .NET
2 28 (3.20%) XML
3 25 (2.86%) Web Services
4 23 (2.63%) JSON
5 22 (2.51%) REST
6 21 (2.40%) AngularJS
7 19 (2.17%) .NET Framework
8 16 (1.83%) React
8 16 (1.83%) SAML
9 15 (1.71%) ASP.NET
10 14 (1.60%) OAuth
10 14 (1.60%) OpenID
11 13 (1.49%) HTML
12 12 (1.37%) CSS
12 12 (1.37%) SOAP
13 11 (1.26%) Middleware
14 10 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (1.14%) Kafka
14 10 (1.14%) Node.js
15 9 (1.03%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 115 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 25 (2.86%) NHS
4 23 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (1.94%) User Experience
6 15 (1.71%) Algorithms
6 15 (1.71%) Replication
7 14 (1.60%) FMCG
8 12 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.69%) Life Science
9 6 (0.69%) Social Media
10 5 (0.57%) LIMS
10 5 (0.57%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.46%) Blog
11 4 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.46%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.46%) PKI
11 4 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 54 (6.17%) Windows
2 32 (3.66%) Linux
3 25 (2.86%) Unix
4 22 (2.51%) VMS
5 7 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 747 (85.37%) Business Intelligence
2 241 (27.54%) Analytics
3 233 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (21.49%) Data Modelling
5 184 (21.03%) DevOps
6 163 (18.63%) Visualisation
7 153 (17.49%) ETL
8 99 (11.31%) Data Analysis
9 93 (10.63%) Scrum
10 80 (9.14%) Data Visualisation
11 78 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 74 (8.46%) Data Management
13 72 (8.23%) Migration
14 59 (6.74%) CRM
15 56 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
16 55 (6.29%) Data Migration
16 55 (6.29%) Data Science
17 52 (5.94%) Data Analytics
18 50 (5.71%) Data Engineering
18 50 (5.71%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 483 (55.20%) SQL
2 144 (16.46%) Python
3 95 (10.86%) T-SQL
4 87 (9.94%) C#
5 71 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 62 (7.09%) R
7 61 (6.97%) Java
8 59 (6.74%) JavaScript
9 51 (5.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 27 (3.09%) VBA
11 24 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.40%) PL/SQL
13 20 (2.29%) VB
14 14 (1.60%) Perl
15 11 (1.26%) C
15 11 (1.26%) SAS Macro
16 10 (1.14%) Scala
17 8 (0.91%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
18 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 56 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.00%) Degree
4 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.57%) PhD
7 4 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.34%) ACCA
8 3 (0.34%) CIMA
8 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.34%) MCSE
8 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.11%) MCTS
10 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.57%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.29%) QA
3 9 (1.03%) GDPR
4 8 (0.91%) PMO
5 4 (0.46%) SLA
6 3 (0.34%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.57%) Docker
4 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.11%) XenApp
6 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.14%) Ansible
2 9 (1.03%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.03%) Terraform
3 7 (0.80%) SCDPM
4 4 (0.46%) Oozie
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.34%) Kibana
6 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.23%) Grafana
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.23%) SCCM
6 2 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.23%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.11%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 318 (36.34%) Microsoft
2 153 (17.49%) Tableau
3 59 (6.74%) Oracle
4 57 (6.51%) SAP
5 49 (5.60%) Databricks
6 31 (3.54%) Informatica
7 19 (2.17%) Talend
8 18 (2.06%) Google
9 14 (1.60%) Alteryx
10 12 (1.37%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.03%) Hortonworks
11 9 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.91%) Adobe
12 8 (0.91%) Nintex
13 7 (0.80%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (0.69%) StreamSets
15 5 (0.57%) Cognos
15 5 (0.57%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.57%) Remedy