Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 103 211
Rank change year-on-year +15 +108 +150
Contract jobs citing Power BI 815 2,018 1,394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.38% 1.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.37% 10.87% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 1,446 1,037
Median daily rate £425 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £306
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +59.09% +2.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £17.85 £16.16
90th Percentile £51.75 £73.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -31.43% +75.00% -40.30%

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 7,165 18,570 23,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.53% 21.89% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,568 12,658 16,482
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £670 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 274 230
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +7.56% -0.83%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.66 £12.23
90th Percentile £51.75 £60.00 £56.17
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.67% -7.69% -1.52%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +12 710 £430 -4.44% 287
UK excluding London +16 366 £400 -5.88% 246
London +4 355 £450 -5.26% 76
Work from Home +21 178 £400 -11.11% 56
North of England +13 102 £400 -5.88% 78
South East -4 80 £415 -2.29% 62
Midlands +19 67 £375 -11.76% 28
North West +17 64 £400 -8.57% 57
East of England +51 43 £413 -8.33% 20
Scotland +68 37 £394 -1.56% 24
West Midlands -8 35 £450 +12.50% 21
East Midlands +52 32 £368 -13.53% 7
Yorkshire +25 32 £344 -16.67% 14
South West +14 24 £475 +16.92% 22
Wales +27 10 £351 -3.77% 3
North East +34 7 £425 -5.56% 7
Northern Ireland +2 2 £128 -45.16% 9

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 815 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 698 (85.64%) Business Intelligence
3 423 (51.90%) SQL
4 346 (42.45%) Azure
5 317 (38.90%) Microsoft
6 200 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (24.42%) Data Warehouse
8 184 (22.58%) Analytics
9 183 (22.45%) SQL Server
9 183 (22.45%) Data Modelling
10 157 (19.26%) Python
11 152 (18.65%) Visualisation
12 134 (16.44%) ETL
13 130 (15.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 127 (15.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 125 (15.34%) Finance
16 116 (14.23%) Tableau
17 110 (13.50%) DevOps
18 109 (13.37%) Microsoft Excel
19 108 (13.25%) PowerApps
20 103 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
21 101 (12.39%) Data Analysis
22 95 (11.66%) SharePoint
23 94 (11.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 93 (11.41%) Azure SQL Database
24 93 (11.41%) Azure Data Factory
25 92 (11.29%) Data Lake
26 82 (10.06%) T-SQL
27 78 (9.57%) C#
28 77 (9.45%) Databricks

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 95 (11.66%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.33%) Confluence
3 13 (1.60%) SAS
4 11 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.23%) ArcGIS
6 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.49%) Apache
7 4 (0.49%) IIS
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.37%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.12%) Moodle
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 109 (13.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.86%) SPSS
6 6 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.12%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.12%) Sketch
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.37%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.25%) Aligne
6 2 (0.25%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.25%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.25%) Primavera
6 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.12%) iTrent
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 815 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 346 (42.45%) Azure
3 108 (13.25%) PowerApps
4 93 (11.41%) Azure Data Factory
5 74 (9.08%) Dynamics 365
6 65 (7.98%) Office 365
7 59 (7.24%) Power Automate
8 46 (5.64%) AWS
9 34 (4.17%) Logic Apps
10 16 (1.96%) PaaS
11 13 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (1.60%) GCP
11 13 (1.60%) SaaS
12 11 (1.35%) Amazon S3
12 11 (1.35%) IaaS
12 11 (1.35%) Serverless
13 9 (1.10%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.98%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.86%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.23%) DNS
2 6 (0.74%) Skype
3 5 (0.61%) Internet
4 4 (0.49%) DHCP
4 4 (0.49%) Firewall
5 3 (0.37%) VLAN
5 3 (0.37%) WAN
5 3 (0.37%) Wireless
6 2 (0.25%) Intranet
6 2 (0.25%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.25%) SMTP
6 2 (0.25%) SNMP
6 2 (0.25%) SSL
6 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.12%) Broadband
7 1 (0.12%) FTP
7 1 (0.12%) HTTP
7 1 (0.12%) LAN
7 1 (0.12%) Network Security
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (24.42%) Data Warehouse
2 183 (22.45%) SQL Server
3 130 (15.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 127 (15.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (14.23%) Tableau
6 94 (11.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 93 (11.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 92 (11.29%) Data Lake
9 47 (5.77%) Relational Database
10 42 (5.15%) QlikView
11 32 (3.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 26 (3.19%) Big Data
13 23 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 21 (2.58%) Qlik Sense
15 20 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
16 17 (2.09%) Cosmos DB
17 13 (1.60%) Data Mining
17 13 (1.60%) Hadoop
17 13 (1.60%) Star Schema
18 12 (1.47%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (3.56%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.07%) JIRA
3 22 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 14 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.74%) GitLab
10 5 (0.61%) JMeter
10 5 (0.61%) JUnit
10 5 (0.61%) NUnit
10 5 (0.61%) Postman
10 5 (0.61%) REST Assured
11 4 (0.49%) Ant
11 4 (0.49%) RStudio
11 4 (0.49%) Selenium
12 3 (0.37%) ERwin
12 3 (0.37%) Maven
12 3 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 125 (15.34%) Finance
2 62 (7.61%) Public Sector
3 27 (3.31%) Marketing
4 23 (2.82%) Banking
5 19 (2.33%) Retail
6 18 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (1.84%) Law
7 15 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.35%) Electronics
10 10 (1.23%) Local Government
11 8 (0.98%) Front Office
12 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.61%) Housing Association
12 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.49%) Advertising
13 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.49%) Publishing
14 3 (0.37%) Billing
14 3 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 271 (33.25%) Developer
2 142 (17.42%) Analyst
2 142 (17.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 102 (12.52%) Power BI Developer
4 94 (11.53%) Data Engineer
5 85 (10.43%) Architect
6 62 (7.61%) Consultant
7 56 (6.87%) Data Analyst
8 43 (5.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 33 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 33 (4.05%) SQL Developer
10 32 (3.93%) Data Architect
11 31 (3.80%) Power BI Analyst
11 31 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
12 28 (3.44%) Azure Architect
13 27 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
13 27 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 26 (3.19%) Power BI Consultant
15 22 (2.70%) Azure Developer
16 18 (2.21%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.85%) .NET
2 36 (4.42%) XML
3 29 (3.56%) JSON
3 29 (3.56%) Web Services
4 27 (3.31%) REST
5 18 (2.21%) AngularJS
5 18 (2.21%) React
6 16 (1.96%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.47%) CSS
8 11 (1.35%) HTML
8 11 (1.35%) Middleware
9 10 (1.23%) Node.js
10 9 (1.10%) SOAP
11 8 (0.98%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.98%) MDX
11 8 (0.98%) OAuth
11 8 (0.98%) PySpark
12 7 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (0.86%) RESTful
12 7 (0.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.29%) NHS
3 34 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 33 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.70%) User Experience
6 16 (1.96%) FMCG
7 14 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (0.98%) Life Science
9 7 (0.86%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.61%) CMDB
12 4 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.49%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.49%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.49%) Replication
12 4 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.49%) Social Media
13 3 (0.37%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.58%) Windows
2 11 (1.35%) Windows 10
3 8 (0.98%) Linux
4 5 (0.61%) Unix
5 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (0.37%) VMS
6 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (85.64%) Business Intelligence
2 200 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (22.58%) Analytics
4 183 (22.45%) Data Modelling
5 152 (18.65%) Visualisation
6 134 (16.44%) ETL
7 110 (13.50%) DevOps
8 101 (12.39%) Data Analysis
9 71 (8.71%) Migration
10 70 (8.59%) Scrum
11 67 (8.22%) Data Visualisation
12 57 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
13 56 (6.87%) Data Management
13 56 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (6.38%) Data Science
15 49 (6.01%) Decision-Making
16 46 (5.64%) Project Management
17 45 (5.52%) Data Migration
18 44 (5.40%) Data Analytics
19 43 (5.28%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 423 (51.90%) SQL
2 157 (19.26%) Python
3 82 (10.06%) T-SQL
4 78 (9.57%) C#
5 68 (8.34%) R
6 60 (7.36%) PowerShell
7 45 (5.52%) JavaScript
8 44 (5.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 31 (3.80%) Java
10 16 (1.96%) VBA
11 12 (1.47%) VB
12 9 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.86%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.74%) C
14 6 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.49%) Scala
15 4 (0.49%) U-SQL
15 4 (0.49%) XPath
15 4 (0.49%) XQuery
16 3 (0.37%) DataFlex
Qualifications
1 63 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.66%) Degree
4 7 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.37%) ISEB
7 3 (0.37%) MCSE
7 3 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.37%) PhD
8 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.25%) RIBA
9 1 (0.12%) ACCA
9 1 (0.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.89%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.07%) QA
3 10 (1.23%) PMO
4 8 (0.98%) SLA
5 4 (0.49%) GDPR
6 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.49%) Docker
4 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.25%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.74%) Kubernetes
1 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (0.74%) SCCM
1 6 (0.74%) Terraform
2 4 (0.49%) Ansible
2 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.37%) CASB
3 3 (0.37%) Control-M
3 3 (0.37%) Oozie
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.25%) Grafana
4 2 (0.25%) Kibana
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 317 (38.90%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.45%) Databricks
3 50 (6.13%) SAP
4 39 (4.79%) Oracle
5 19 (2.33%) Talend
6 12 (1.47%) Nintex
7 11 (1.35%) Alteryx
7 11 (1.35%) Google
7 11 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (0.98%) Informatica
9 8 (0.98%) Splunk
10 7 (0.86%) Capita
10 7 (0.86%) Dell
10 7 (0.86%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.74%) Cognos
11 6 (0.74%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.61%) ESRI
13 4 (0.49%) HP
13 4 (0.49%) IBM