Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 241 383
Rank change year-on-year +97 +142 +295
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,743 1,139 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.13% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.29% 5.05% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,230 797 374
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £256
90th Percentile £600 £592 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 1
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +15.01% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £17.39
% change year-on-year +77.50% +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 21,016 22,563 20,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.13% 22.33% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,405 15,645 13,713
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +7.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £293
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +4.24% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 241 260
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +25.45% +9.04%
10th Percentile £14.27 £14.60 £9.25
90th Percentile £58.20 £56.75 £47.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% +2.04%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Top 16 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 25 April 2019. 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 +91 1,640 £450 +2.27% 230
UK excluding London +90 890 £425 +6.25% 159
London +69 833 £475 +1.06% 77
South East +56 275 £450 +2.86% 39
North of England +102 228 £400 +14.29% 55
Midlands +16 123 £425 +6.25% 19
North West +60 107 £400 +14.29% 40
Yorkshire +53 98 £395 +8.97% 12
South West +6 96 £450 +5.26% 13
West Midlands +25 89 £413 +3.13% 14
East of England +56 77 £444 +14.52% 29
Scotland +40 68 £425 +4.29% 4
East Midlands +2 32 £425 +6.12% 5
North East +20 22 £443 +9.94% 3
Wales +14 19 £425 +44.68% 1
Northern Ireland +15 7 £208 -57.44% 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 1,501 (86.12%) Business Intelligence
2 1,004 (57.60%) SQL
3 656 (37.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 620 (35.57%) SQL Server
5 607 (34.83%) Microsoft
6 590 (33.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 495 (28.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 492 (28.23%) Data Warehouse
9 452 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
10 408 (23.41%) Analytics
11 376 (21.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 346 (19.85%) ETL
13 340 (19.51%) Finance
14 331 (18.99%) Tableau
15 315 (18.07%) Visualisation
16 265 (15.20%) T-SQL
17 259 (14.86%) Data Modelling
18 231 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
19 225 (12.91%) Microsoft Excel
20 205 (11.76%) Data Analysis
21 195 (11.19%) Python
22 184 (10.56%) Big Data
23 180 (10.33%) Data Lake
24 172 (9.87%) Migration
25 162 (9.29%) DevOps
26 156 (8.95%) C#
27 155 (8.89%) Data Visualisation
28 154 (8.84%) SharePoint
29 152 (8.72%) Azure Data Factory
30 149 (8.55%) PowerShell

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
1 154 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 69 (3.96%) Apache Spark
3 38 (2.18%) SAS
4 19 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (0.80%) Apache
7 12 (0.69%) Confluence
8 11 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.23%) Appian
11 4 (0.23%) IIS
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.23%) SAP Portal
12 3 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.11%) CMS
13 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 225 (12.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.92%) SPSS
6 15 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.17%) Stata
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 105 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.23%) Revive Adserver
7 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.17%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.17%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 656 (37.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (8.72%) Azure Data Factory
3 104 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (5.22%) Dynamics 365
5 82 (4.70%) Office 365
6 69 (3.96%) PaaS
7 49 (2.81%) IaaS
8 39 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (2.01%) Serverless
10 25 (1.43%) Azure Functions
11 20 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.86%) GitHub
12 15 (0.86%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.75%) Data Lake Analytics
14 12 (0.69%) Yammer
15 10 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (0.57%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.57%) SaaS
16 9 (0.52%) Slack
17 7 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.52%) Internet
2 8 (0.46%) Network Security
3 5 (0.29%) DNS
3 5 (0.29%) FTP
3 5 (0.29%) SAN
3 5 (0.29%) Skype
4 4 (0.23%) HTTP
4 4 (0.23%) SSL
5 3 (0.17%) Intranet
5 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.17%) VPN
5 3 (0.17%) X.509
6 2 (0.11%) DHCP
7 1 (0.057%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.057%) DMZ
7 1 (0.057%) Firewall
7 1 (0.057%) LAN
7 1 (0.057%) RFID
7 1 (0.057%) SMS
7 1 (0.057%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 620 (35.57%) SQL Server
2 590 (33.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 495 (28.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 492 (28.23%) Data Warehouse
5 376 (21.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 184 (10.56%) Big Data
7 180 (10.33%) Data Lake
8 116 (6.66%) Hadoop
9 104 (5.97%) QlikView
10 98 (5.62%) Relational Database
11 94 (5.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 86 (4.93%) BusinessObjects
13 76 (4.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 73 (4.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 73 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 70 (4.02%) NoSQL
16 57 (3.27%) HDInsight
17 56 (3.21%) OLAP
18 51 (2.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 46 (2.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 126 (7.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 102 (5.85%) Visual Studio
3 79 (4.53%) Git (software)
4 75 (4.30%) JIRA
5 43 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 25 (1.43%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.57%) ERwin
10 8 (0.46%) Subversion
11 7 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 6 (0.34%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.29%) git-flow
14 4 (0.23%) Selenium
15 3 (0.17%) Axure RP
15 3 (0.17%) SoapUI
15 3 (0.17%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (0.17%) tSQLt
General
1 340 (19.51%) Finance
2 91 (5.22%) Retail
3 69 (3.96%) Banking
4 66 (3.79%) Marketing
5 45 (2.58%) Legal
6 35 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.32%) Back Office
7 23 (1.32%) Front Office
8 22 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.03%) Law
10 17 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.75%) Publishing
13 12 (0.69%) Electronics
14 8 (0.46%) Billing
15 6 (0.34%) French Language
15 6 (0.34%) Games
16 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 720 (41.31%) Developer
2 377 (21.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 300 (17.21%) Analyst
4 218 (12.51%) Power BI Developer
5 199 (11.42%) SQL Developer
6 134 (7.69%) Consultant
7 127 (7.29%) Data Analyst
8 118 (6.77%) Architect
9 103 (5.91%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 91 (5.22%) SQL BI Developer
11 89 (5.11%) Data Engineer
12 67 (3.84%) Azure Developer
12 67 (3.84%) Data Architect
13 66 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
14 65 (3.73%) Business Intelligence Consultant
15 63 (3.61%) Business Analyst
16 49 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
17 46 (2.64%) Power BI Consultant
18 43 (2.47%) DBA
19 41 (2.35%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (8.32%) .NET
2 82 (4.70%) MDX
3 61 (3.50%) XML
4 56 (3.21%) ASP.NET
5 46 (2.64%) HTML
6 45 (2.58%) JSON
7 40 (2.29%) CSS
8 35 (2.01%) Kafka
9 33 (1.89%) Web Services
10 30 (1.72%) jQuery
11 28 (1.61%) .NET Framework
12 27 (1.55%) AngularJS
12 27 (1.55%) REST
13 25 (1.43%) RESTful
14 20 (1.15%) SOAP
15 19 (1.09%) HTML5
16 17 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (0.80%) ADO
18 13 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 13 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 231 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (3.21%) User Experience
4 50 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (2.52%) Algorithms
7 43 (2.47%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.49%) NHS
8 26 (1.49%) Replication
9 18 (1.03%) FMCG
10 14 (0.80%) Fintech
11 12 (0.69%) Linked Data
12 11 (0.63%) Clustering
12 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.63%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.46%) Internet of Things
14 7 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.40%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.40%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.34%) HoloLens
Operating Systems
1 76 (4.36%) Windows
2 25 (1.43%) Unix
3 15 (0.86%) Windows Server
4 14 (0.80%) Linux
4 14 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.29%) Android
5 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.17%) VMS
7 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,501 (86.12%) Business Intelligence
2 452 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 408 (23.41%) Analytics
4 346 (19.85%) ETL
5 315 (18.07%) Visualisation
6 259 (14.86%) Data Modelling
7 205 (11.76%) Data Analysis
8 172 (9.87%) Migration
9 162 (9.29%) DevOps
10 155 (8.89%) Data Visualisation
11 142 (8.15%) CRM
12 140 (8.03%) Scrum
13 138 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
14 133 (7.63%) Data Science
15 131 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 126 (7.23%) Data Management
17 109 (6.25%) Data Analytics
18 102 (5.85%) Dashboard Development
19 85 (4.88%) Data Migration
19 85 (4.88%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1,004 (57.60%) SQL
2 265 (15.20%) T-SQL
3 195 (11.19%) Python
4 156 (8.95%) C#
5 149 (8.55%) PowerShell
6 108 (6.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 75 (4.30%) R
8 73 (4.19%) JavaScript
9 58 (3.33%) Java
10 48 (2.75%) VBA
11 33 (1.89%) PL/SQL
12 31 (1.78%) Scala
13 27 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 17 (0.98%) C
15 15 (0.86%) VB
16 14 (0.80%) Perl
17 13 (0.75%) MATLAB
17 13 (0.75%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.57%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 88 (5.05%) Security Cleared
2 79 (4.53%) Degree
3 55 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.69%) Master's Degree
5 12 (0.69%) PhD
6 9 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.40%) MCSA
8 6 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.29%) MCSE
9 5 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.23%) ISEB
11 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.97%) Data Quality
2 51 (2.93%) QA
3 19 (1.09%) GDPR
4 14 (0.80%) PMO
5 11 (0.63%) SLA
6 7 (0.40%) IFRS
7 6 (0.34%) Basel III
8 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.17%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.057%) GMP
10 1 (0.057%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.057%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 52 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.12%) Docker
3 26 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.69%) Apache Flume
4 12 (0.69%) HDFS
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.057%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (1.66%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.80%) Kibana
3 13 (0.75%) Ansible
3 13 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
4 10 (0.57%) Puppet
5 8 (0.46%) Grafana
6 7 (0.40%) SCOM
7 4 (0.23%) SCCM
8 3 (0.17%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.17%) Nagios
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.17%) Terraform
9 2 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 1 (0.057%) Ambari
10 1 (0.057%) Automic
10 1 (0.057%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.057%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.057%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 607 (34.83%) Microsoft
2 331 (18.99%) Tableau
3 125 (7.17%) Oracle
4 87 (4.99%) SAP
5 34 (1.95%) Alteryx
6 33 (1.89%) Cognos
6 33 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
7 32 (1.84%) Cloudera
8 30 (1.72%) Google
9 29 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.49%) Databricks
11 25 (1.43%) Informatica
12 20 (1.15%) Talend
13 13 (0.75%) Workday
14 11 (0.63%) Adobe
14 11 (0.63%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.57%) IBM
15 10 (0.57%) MapR
16 9 (0.52%) Greenplum
16 9 (0.52%) RedGate