Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 438 702
Rank change year-on-year +170 +264 +138
Contract jobs citing Power BI 981 480 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.50% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.43% 2.23% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 334 131
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £288
90th Percentile £588 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -12.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
UK median hourly rate £21.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £12.88 - £42.50
90th Percentile £67.88 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.75 - £45.00

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 22,125 21,525 24,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.81% 22.42% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,409 14,417 16,534
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £312 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.78% +4.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 301 407
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.30% -3.64% -4.15%
10th Percentile £15.18 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -5.66% -1.85%

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 23 February 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 23 February 2018.

Contractor 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 23 February 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 +174 917 £435 -0.57% 267
London +139 504 £465 +3.33% 92
UK excluding London +125 475 £400 - 194
South East +65 143 £388 -16.22% 37
North of England +76 94 £350 -6.67% 53
Midlands -5 85 £413 +4.43% 38
Yorkshire +33 58 £350 -6.67% 20
South West +55 56 £416 +0.91% 21
West Midlands +17 54 £425 +21.43% 21
East of England +14 38 £400 - 24
Scotland +12 37 £363 -3.33% 11
East Midlands -17 31 £405 +1.25% 17
North West +14 30 £325 -6.81% 31
Wales - 9 £294 - 8
Isle of Man - 8 £400 -
North East +52 6 £334 -15.24% 2
Northern Ireland -5 5 £488 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 907 (92.46%) Business Intelligence
2 574 (58.51%) SQL
3 428 (43.63%) Microsoft
4 426 (43.43%) SQL Server
5 358 (36.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 345 (35.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 310 (31.60%) Data Warehouse
8 294 (29.97%) Analytics
9 264 (26.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 261 (26.61%) Visualisation
11 243 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 237 (24.16%) Tableau
13 225 (22.94%) Finance
14 224 (22.83%) ETL
15 204 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
16 184 (18.76%) Data Modelling
17 164 (16.72%) Microsoft Excel
18 150 (15.29%) T-SQL
19 141 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
20 118 (12.03%) Data Visualisation
21 113 (11.52%) Python
22 107 (10.91%) Data Analysis
23 104 (10.60%) SharePoint
24 96 (9.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
25 88 (8.97%) R
26 85 (8.66%) Degree
27 82 (8.36%) Data Lake
28 79 (8.05%) Data Management
29 77 (7.85%) Migration
29 77 (7.85%) Project 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
1 104 (10.60%) SharePoint
2 61 (6.22%) SAS
3 25 (2.55%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (0.71%) ThingWorx
6 6 (0.61%) Apache
6 6 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.31%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.31%) CMS
9 3 (0.31%) Confluence
9 3 (0.31%) IIS
10 2 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.10%) Kentico
11 1 (0.10%) Luigi
11 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 164 (16.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (3.98%) MS Visio
3 31 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (3.06%) Spreadsheet
5 29 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (1.73%) SPSS
8 10 (1.02%) Stata
9 8 (0.82%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.10%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 27 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Magento
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.10%) Radian6
6 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.10%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 243 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (5.61%) Office 365
4 34 (3.47%) Azure Data Factory
5 26 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.53%) SaaS
8 14 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
8 14 (1.43%) OneDrive
8 14 (1.43%) Route 53
8 14 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (1.33%) PaaS
10 12 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
10 12 (1.22%) Data Lake Analytics
11 10 (1.02%) Google Analytics
11 10 (1.02%) Yammer
12 9 (0.92%) IaaS
13 7 (0.71%) Silverpop
14 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.63%) Firewall
2 14 (1.43%) DNS
2 14 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.71%) Modbus
3 7 (0.71%) MQTT
3 7 (0.71%) Wireless
4 5 (0.51%) Internet
5 4 (0.41%) 3G
5 4 (0.41%) 4G
5 4 (0.41%) Skype
5 4 (0.41%) VoLTE
6 3 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.20%) Intranet
7 2 (0.20%) LAN
7 2 (0.20%) SMS
7 2 (0.20%) VPN
7 2 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (43.43%) SQL Server
2 358 (36.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 345 (35.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 310 (31.60%) Data Warehouse
5 264 (26.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 82 (8.36%) Data Lake
7 77 (7.85%) SQL Server 2016
8 74 (7.54%) Big Data
9 66 (6.73%) QlikView
10 65 (6.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 65 (6.63%) Spotfire
11 59 (6.01%) SQL Server 2014
12 55 (5.61%) Hadoop
13 51 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 41 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (3.98%) PowerPivot
16 37 (3.77%) OLAP
17 36 (3.67%) Data Mining
17 36 (3.67%) Relational Database
18 35 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 34 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.43%) Artifactory
4 14 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (1.33%) JIRA
6 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.61%) Subversion
8 4 (0.41%) Selenium
9 3 (0.31%) JSUnit
9 3 (0.31%) JUnit
9 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.20%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.10%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.10%) MorphX
11 1 (0.10%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 225 (22.94%) Finance
2 61 (6.22%) Marketing
3 37 (3.77%) Banking
3 37 (3.77%) Retail
4 36 (3.67%) Legal
5 33 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.22%) Games
6 12 (1.22%) Law
7 10 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.82%) Publishing
9 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.61%) Advertising
10 6 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.51%) Back Office
11 5 (0.51%) Electronics
12 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.20%) Front Office
13 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 369 (37.61%) Developer
2 243 (24.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 226 (23.04%) Analyst
4 116 (11.82%) Power BI Developer
5 92 (9.38%) SQL Developer
6 84 (8.56%) Data Analyst
7 80 (8.15%) Consultant
8 77 (7.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 75 (7.65%) Architect
10 52 (5.30%) SQL BI Developer
11 51 (5.20%) Business Analyst
12 48 (4.89%) SSRS Developer
13 42 (4.28%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 41 (4.18%) SSIS Developer
15 40 (4.08%) SSAS Developer
16 38 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 34 (3.47%) SQL Analyst
18 33 (3.36%) Data Architect
19 32 (3.26%) Data Scientist
20 30 (3.06%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (7.54%) MDX
2 59 (6.01%) .NET
3 27 (2.75%) Node.js
4 25 (2.55%) ASP.NET
4 25 (2.55%) JSON
5 19 (1.94%) REST
6 17 (1.73%) Web Services
7 14 (1.43%) HTML
7 14 (1.43%) YAML
8 13 (1.33%) XML
9 12 (1.22%) CSS
9 12 (1.22%) jQuery
10 11 (1.12%) RESTful
10 11 (1.12%) SOAP
11 9 (0.92%) HTML5
12 8 (0.82%) D3.js
12 8 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (0.61%) Ajax
14 6 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 141 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (2.45%) User Experience
6 19 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.63%) FMCG
8 13 (1.33%) NHS
9 12 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.82%) Reinsurance
11 7 (0.71%) Internet of Things
11 7 (0.71%) Marketing Technology
11 7 (0.71%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.61%) Clustering
12 6 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (0.41%) Blog
13 4 (0.41%) Fintech
13 4 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.41%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 4 (0.41%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.08%) Linux
2 35 (3.57%) Windows
3 21 (2.14%) Unix
4 20 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.31%) MVS
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (92.46%) Business Intelligence
2 294 (29.97%) Analytics
3 261 (26.61%) Visualisation
4 224 (22.83%) ETL
5 204 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
6 184 (18.76%) Data Modelling
7 118 (12.03%) Data Visualisation
8 107 (10.91%) Data Analysis
9 79 (8.05%) Data Management
10 77 (7.85%) Dashboard Development
10 77 (7.85%) Migration
10 77 (7.85%) Project Management
11 76 (7.75%) Scrum
12 68 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 64 (6.52%) Data Analytics
14 63 (6.42%) Data Science
15 62 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 60 (6.12%) Dimensional Modelling
17 54 (5.50%) CRM
17 54 (5.50%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 574 (58.51%) SQL
2 150 (15.29%) T-SQL
3 113 (11.52%) Python
4 96 (9.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 88 (8.97%) R
6 74 (7.54%) C#
7 55 (5.61%) VBA
8 53 (5.40%) JavaScript
9 36 (3.67%) Java
10 32 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.43%) MATLAB
12 13 (1.33%) C
13 11 (1.12%) C++
13 11 (1.12%) Ruby
14 8 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.61%) VB
17 5 (0.51%) GraphQL
17 5 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (8.66%) Degree
2 71 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 48 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.94%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.71%) MCSE
8 6 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.51%) PMP
10 4 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.31%) MCSA
12 2 (0.20%) ISEB
12 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.20%) MCITP
12 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.10%) ACCA
13 1 (0.10%) CIMA
13 1 (0.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.79%) Data Quality
2 40 (4.08%) QA
3 17 (1.73%) GDPR
4 10 (1.02%) PMO
4 10 (1.02%) SLA
5 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.33%) Docker
3 5 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (1.33%) Puppet
2 12 (1.22%) WSUS
3 11 (1.12%) Ansible
4 7 (0.71%) Grafana
4 7 (0.71%) SCOM
4 7 (0.71%) Terraform
5 6 (0.61%) SCCM
6 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.31%) Nessus
9 2 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.20%) Kibana
9 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.10%) Mesos
10 1 (0.10%) Oozie
Vendors
1 428 (43.63%) Microsoft
2 237 (24.16%) Tableau
3 70 (7.14%) SAP
4 60 (6.12%) Oracle
5 40 (4.08%) Cognos
6 38 (3.87%) IBM
7 24 (2.45%) Google
8 22 (2.24%) Alteryx
8 22 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.63%) Informatica
10 12 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.22%) Talend
11 9 (0.92%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.92%) Netezza
12 8 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (0.71%) Hootsuite
13 7 (0.71%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.71%) Teradata
14 5 (0.51%) Capita
14 5 (0.51%) VMware