Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 354 633
Rank change year-on-year +129 +279 +204
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,283 639 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 0.67% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.50% 2.95% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 452 211
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% -4.09%
10th Percentile £313 £264 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 0
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.70 -
% change year-on-year +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 23,347 21,664 24,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.66% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,308 14,440 16,230
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 252 374
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.57% +10.52%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £49.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £34.50 £30.21
% change year-on-year -6.52% +14.22% +11.87%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Top 15 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 14 August 2018. 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 +136 1,210 £433 +1.76% 261
London +126 657 £450 -2.17% 101
UK excluding London +119 612 £400 +6.67% 184
South East +109 253 £450 +5.88% 45
Midlands +39 96 £375 +15.38% 32
North of England +7 93 £355 -5.33% 42
South West +44 75 £425 +30.77% 23
North West +4 72 £350 -6.67% 22
West Midlands -10 49 £375 +15.38% 14
Scotland -14 47 £375 +5.26% 19
East Midlands +42 46 £394 -1.56% 18
East of England +12 39 £400 -5.88% 17
Yorkshire -13 21 £388 +5.44% 13
Wales -9 12 £400 +14.29% 4
Northern Ireland +31 1 £488 +18.18% 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 1,146 (89.32%) Business Intelligence
2 702 (54.72%) SQL
3 549 (42.79%) Microsoft
4 546 (42.56%) SQL Server
5 390 (30.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 388 (30.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 388 (30.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 366 (28.53%) Analytics
8 362 (28.22%) Data Warehouse
9 331 (25.80%) Visualisation
10 301 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
11 288 (22.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 270 (21.04%) Finance
13 249 (19.41%) Tableau
14 236 (18.39%) ETL
15 203 (15.82%) Microsoft Excel
16 191 (14.89%) T-SQL
17 184 (14.34%) Data Modelling
18 178 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
19 162 (12.63%) Big Data
20 159 (12.39%) Data Visualisation
21 152 (11.85%) Python
22 147 (11.46%) Data Lake
23 145 (11.30%) C#
24 136 (10.60%) Hadoop
25 116 (9.04%) SharePoint
26 114 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
27 113 (8.81%) Data Analysis
28 112 (8.73%) SAP
28 112 (8.73%) Problem-Solving

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
1 116 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 72 (5.61%) Apache Spark
3 36 (2.81%) SAS
4 15 (1.17%) Apache
5 10 (0.78%) Confluence
5 10 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.78%) IIS
6 9 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.55%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.23%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.16%) CMS
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 203 (15.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.94%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.86%) SPSS
7 3 (0.23%) Stata
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 36 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.57%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.55%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.23%) Global One
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.16%) FastStats
6 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.16%) Line 50
6 2 (0.16%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.16%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.16%) Sprinklr
7 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.078%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.078%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 390 (30.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (7.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 83 (6.47%) Office 365
5 61 (4.75%) Dynamics 365
6 39 (3.04%) PaaS
7 28 (2.18%) Azure Machine Learning
8 27 (2.10%) Data Lake Analytics
9 25 (1.95%) Google Analytics
10 24 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (1.56%) SaaS
13 19 (1.48%) IaaS
14 16 (1.25%) OneDrive
15 14 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.01%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.62%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 6 (0.47%) Route 53
18 6 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.56%) Skype
2 14 (1.09%) HTTP
3 13 (1.01%) SSL
4 9 (0.70%) Firewall
4 9 (0.70%) VPN
5 8 (0.62%) DNS
5 8 (0.62%) FTP
5 8 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.62%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.62%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.47%) Internet
6 6 (0.47%) SMS
7 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.23%) 3G
8 3 (0.23%) 4G
8 3 (0.23%) VoIP
8 3 (0.23%) VoLTE
8 3 (0.23%) X.509
9 2 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 546 (42.56%) SQL Server
2 388 (30.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 388 (30.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 362 (28.22%) Data Warehouse
4 288 (22.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 162 (12.63%) Big Data
6 147 (11.46%) Data Lake
7 136 (10.60%) Hadoop
8 91 (7.09%) Relational Database
9 77 (6.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 74 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
11 71 (5.53%) QlikView
12 66 (5.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 60 (4.68%) HDInsight
14 55 (4.29%) Spotfire
15 54 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 51 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 50 (3.90%) NoSQL
18 45 (3.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 44 (3.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 69 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 50 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 47 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
4 33 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (2.49%) JIRA
6 20 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.47%) FishEye
9 6 (0.47%) Subversion
9 6 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.31%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.31%) ProC
11 4 (0.31%) Selenium
11 4 (0.31%) tSQLt
12 3 (0.23%) Chocolatey
12 3 (0.23%) MorphX
12 3 (0.23%) RStudio
General
1 270 (21.04%) Finance
2 65 (5.07%) Retail
3 43 (3.35%) Marketing
4 32 (2.49%) Legal
5 31 (2.42%) Banking
6 26 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.40%) Advertising
9 15 (1.17%) Front Office
10 14 (1.09%) Games
10 14 (1.09%) Publishing
11 11 (0.86%) Back Office
12 10 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.70%) Electronics
13 9 (0.70%) Law
14 8 (0.62%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
15 5 (0.39%) Automotive
15 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 514 (40.06%) Developer
2 335 (26.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 259 (20.19%) Analyst
4 182 (14.19%) Power BI Developer
5 125 (9.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 104 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 103 (8.03%) Architect
7 103 (8.03%) Consultant
8 87 (6.78%) Data Analyst
9 63 (4.91%) Data Engineer
10 62 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 59 (4.60%) SQL BI Developer
12 58 (4.52%) Business Analyst
13 57 (4.44%) SSRS Developer
14 50 (3.90%) SSIS Developer
15 47 (3.66%) Senior Developer
16 45 (3.51%) Power BI Consultant
17 41 (3.20%) Report Developer
18 37 (2.88%) .NET Developer
19 35 (2.73%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (8.18%) .NET
2 47 (3.66%) MDX
3 41 (3.20%) CSS
3 41 (3.20%) XML
4 39 (3.04%) HTML
5 38 (2.96%) Kafka
6 34 (2.65%) REST
7 31 (2.42%) ASP.NET
8 26 (2.03%) JSON
9 24 (1.87%) jQuery
10 23 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (1.71%) Web Services
12 19 (1.48%) .NET Framework
13 17 (1.33%) HTML5
13 17 (1.33%) RESTful
13 17 (1.33%) XSLT
14 14 (1.09%) .NET Core
15 12 (0.94%) AngularJS
15 12 (0.94%) React
16 11 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 178 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.04%) Data Structures
4 35 (2.73%) Private Cloud
5 34 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.64%) Reinsurance
10 16 (1.25%) User Experience
11 13 (1.01%) Fintech
12 12 (0.94%) NHS
13 11 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.86%) Replication
14 10 (0.78%) Life Science
15 9 (0.70%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.70%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.62%) Reference Data
17 6 (0.47%) FMCG
17 6 (0.47%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 47 (3.66%) Windows
2 19 (1.48%) Windows Server
3 18 (1.40%) Linux
4 14 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.78%) Unix
6 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.31%) Android
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.078%) VMS
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,146 (89.32%) Business Intelligence
2 366 (28.53%) Analytics
3 331 (25.80%) Visualisation
4 301 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
5 236 (18.39%) ETL
6 184 (14.34%) Data Modelling
7 159 (12.39%) Data Visualisation
8 113 (8.81%) Data Analysis
9 112 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 111 (8.65%) Dashboard Development
10 111 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 101 (7.87%) Scrum
12 100 (7.79%) Migration
13 89 (6.94%) Data Science
14 88 (6.86%) Data Analytics
15 76 (5.92%) Machine Learning
16 65 (5.07%) CRM
17 62 (4.83%) DevOps
18 61 (4.75%) Project Management
19 57 (4.44%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 702 (54.72%) SQL
2 191 (14.89%) T-SQL
3 152 (11.85%) Python
4 145 (11.30%) C#
5 95 (7.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 85 (6.63%) R
7 56 (4.36%) PowerShell
8 55 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 53 (4.13%) VBA
10 38 (2.96%) Java
11 34 (2.65%) Scala
12 24 (1.87%) U-SQL
13 22 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.33%) C
14 17 (1.33%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.62%) X++
16 6 (0.47%) Perl
16 6 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (4.91%) Security Cleared
2 53 (4.13%) Degree
3 49 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.94%) PMP
7 10 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.55%) MCSE
8 7 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.39%) ISEB
10 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.16%) CBAP
11 2 (0.16%) MCSA
11 2 (0.16%) PhD
12 1 (0.078%) Analytics IQ
12 1 (0.078%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.078%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.078%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.46%) Data Quality
2 29 (2.26%) GDPR
3 24 (1.87%) PMO
4 19 (1.48%) QA
5 8 (0.62%) GCP
5 8 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.16%) GxP
7 2 (0.16%) HAZOP
7 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.16%) WCAG
8 1 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.64%) Docker
3 11 (0.86%) Apache Flume
3 11 (0.86%) HDFS
4 6 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.16%) XenServer
7 1 (0.078%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.09%) Ansible
2 13 (1.01%) SCOM
3 11 (0.86%) SCCM
3 11 (0.86%) Terraform
4 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.62%) Puppet
5 7 (0.55%) Kibana
5 7 (0.55%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.39%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.39%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.16%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.16%) WSUS
11 1 (0.078%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 549 (42.79%) Microsoft
2 249 (19.41%) Tableau
3 112 (8.73%) SAP
4 109 (8.50%) Oracle
5 39 (3.04%) Alteryx
5 39 (3.04%) Google
6 32 (2.49%) Informatica
7 31 (2.42%) Cloudera
8 27 (2.10%) Talend
9 23 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.71%) Cognos
11 19 (1.48%) IBM
12 14 (1.09%) Workday
13 12 (0.94%) Databricks
13 12 (0.94%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
15 8 (0.62%) Adobe
15 8 (0.62%) Teradata
15 8 (0.62%) VMware
16 7 (0.55%) Atlassian