Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 572 846
Rank change year-on-year +208 +274 0
Contract jobs citing Power BI 643 328 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.31% 0.056%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.95% 1.38% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 252 51
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -16.67%
10th Percentile £285 £307 £313
90th Percentile £576 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -3.19% +10.41% -28.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
UK median hourly rate £21.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £20.75 - £42.50
90th Percentile £36.25 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 - £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 21813 23762 26508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.41% 22.28% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14564 15901 17441
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 386 387
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.94 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +1.49% +8.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £13.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.56 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.08 £29.01 £29.75
% change year-on-year +7.11% -2.48% +19.00%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 +206 602 £425 +3.03% 89
London +168 328 £450 +6.51% 46
UK excluding London +130 304 £388 -3.19% 46
South East +53 94 £400 -3.03% 10
North of England +110 64 £375 +3.45% 20
Midlands +20 58 £363 -15.70% 5
North West +53 43 £381 +20.08% 17
West Midlands +33 38 £325 -23.35% 5
Scotland +42 27 £369 +11.74% 1
East of England +15 27 £425 +3.03% 4
South West +10 26 £363 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire +44 20 £368 -13.53% 3
East Midlands -10 19 £404 -5.00%
Wales +1 6 £350 -24.32% 2
Northern Ireland -49 2 £413 -
North East +75 1 £358 -10.74%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Power BI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Power BI.

1 566 (88.02%) Business Intelligence
2 359 (55.83%) SQL
3 318 (49.46%) Microsoft
4 287 (44.63%) SQL Server
5 273 (42.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 241 (37.48%) Data Warehouse
7 225 (34.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 188 (29.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 166 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
10 157 (24.42%) Finance
11 153 (23.79%) Microsoft Azure
12 152 (23.64%) Tableau
13 138 (21.46%) Analytics
14 127 (19.75%) ETL
15 125 (19.44%) Data Modelling
16 124 (19.28%) Visualisation
17 123 (19.13%) T-SQL
18 107 (16.64%) Microsoft Excel
19 83 (12.91%) Data Visualisation
20 76 (11.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
21 73 (11.35%) C#
22 72 (11.20%) MDX
22 72 (11.20%) QlikView
23 69 (10.73%) SharePoint
24 66 (10.26%) PowerPivot
25 65 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
26 64 (9.95%) Migration
27 63 (9.80%) Kimball Methodology
28 61 (9.49%) R
29 58 (9.02%) Degree

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 69 (10.73%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.82%) SAS
3 20 (3.11%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.24%) Drupal
7 6 (0.93%) WordPress
8 4 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.47%) Apache
9 3 (0.47%) FileNet
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.31%) CMS
10 2 (0.31%) IIS
10 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.16%) Luigi
11 1 (0.16%) Mule
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 107 (16.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.49%) SPSS
4 15 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.87%) Stata
6 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (4.51%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.47%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.31%) Unica
5 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.16%) FRx
6 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 153 (23.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (5.75%) Office 365
3 17 (2.64%) Azure Data Factory
3 17 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (2.02%) Google Analytics
6 10 (1.56%) SaaS
7 9 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.40%) PaaS
8 8 (1.24%) Azure Machine Learning
8 8 (1.24%) IaaS
9 7 (1.09%) Silverpop
10 4 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.47%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.47%) GitHub
12 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.31%) AdSense
12 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.24%) Intranet
2 5 (0.78%) LAN
2 5 (0.78%) WAN
3 4 (0.62%) Firewall
3 4 (0.62%) VPN
4 1 (0.16%) 2G
4 1 (0.16%) 3G
4 1 (0.16%) 4G
4 1 (0.16%) Internet
4 1 (0.16%) NAS
4 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.16%) RIP
4 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (44.63%) SQL Server
2 273 (42.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 241 (37.48%) Data Warehouse
4 225 (34.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 188 (29.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 72 (11.20%) QlikView
7 66 (10.26%) PowerPivot
8 52 (8.09%) SQL Server 2016
9 48 (7.47%) OLAP
10 45 (7.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 43 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 42 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 41 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 40 (6.22%) Big Data
15 37 (5.75%) SQL Server 2014
16 36 (5.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 35 (5.44%) Data Lake
18 30 (4.67%) Spotfire
19 28 (4.35%) Hadoop
20 26 (4.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (7.78%) Visual Studio
2 30 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.24%) MSTest
4 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.78%) JIRA
5 5 (0.78%) JUnit
5 5 (0.78%) Mockito
6 3 (0.47%) ERwin
6 3 (0.47%) NUnit
6 3 (0.47%) Selenium
6 3 (0.47%) Subversion
6 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.31%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.31%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.31%) Maven
7 2 (0.31%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.31%) TestRail
General
1 157 (24.42%) Finance
2 39 (6.07%) Marketing
3 35 (5.44%) Banking
4 29 (4.51%) Retail
5 27 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 24 (3.73%) Legal
7 19 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.02%) Electronics
8 13 (2.02%) Law
9 12 (1.87%) Publishing
10 6 (0.93%) Back Office
11 5 (0.78%) Advertising
11 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Front Office
13 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 326 (50.70%) Developer
2 224 (34.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 105 (16.33%) Analyst
4 97 (15.09%) Power BI Developer
5 65 (10.11%) SQL Developer
6 55 (8.55%) Consultant
7 45 (7.00%) Business Developer
8 41 (6.38%) Architect
8 41 (6.38%) SQL BI Developer
8 41 (6.38%) SSRS Developer
9 37 (5.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 36 (5.60%) Microsoft Developer
11 34 (5.29%) SSIS Developer
12 28 (4.35%) Data Analyst
13 26 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 26 (4.04%) SSAS Developer
14 25 (3.89%) Microsoft BI Developer
15 23 (3.58%) Report Developer
16 20 (3.11%) Business Analyst
16 20 (3.11%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.20%) MDX
2 51 (7.93%) .NET
3 31 (4.82%) D3.js
4 27 (4.20%) HTML
5 22 (3.42%) ASP.NET
6 19 (2.95%) CSS
7 14 (2.18%) WCF
8 13 (2.02%) REST
9 11 (1.71%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.71%) COM
9 11 (1.71%) jQuery
10 10 (1.56%) HTML5
10 10 (1.56%) Web Services
10 10 (1.56%) XML
11 8 (1.24%) SOAP
11 8 (1.24%) WPF
12 7 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.09%) CSS3
13 6 (0.93%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.51%) Private Cloud
3 25 (3.89%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (2.49%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.49%) Hedge funds
6 14 (2.18%) User Experience
7 10 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.24%) W3C
9 7 (1.09%) Marketing Technology
10 6 (0.93%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.62%) FMCG
11 4 (0.62%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.62%) NHS
12 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.31%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.31%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.31%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.11%) Windows
2 12 (1.87%) Linux
3 8 (1.24%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.47%) Unix
4 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.16%) VMS
5 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (88.02%) Business Intelligence
2 166 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (21.46%) Analytics
4 127 (19.75%) ETL
5 125 (19.44%) Data Modelling
6 124 (19.28%) Visualisation
7 83 (12.91%) Data Visualisation
8 64 (9.95%) Migration
9 63 (9.80%) Kimball Methodology
10 58 (9.02%) Dashboard Development
11 53 (8.24%) Data Analytics
12 51 (7.93%) CRM
13 45 (7.00%) Data Analysis
14 43 (6.69%) Scrum
15 37 (5.75%) Dimensional Modelling
15 37 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (5.29%) Data Migration
17 33 (5.13%) Data Cleansing
18 32 (4.98%) Logical Data Model
19 30 (4.67%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 359 (55.83%) SQL
2 123 (19.13%) T-SQL
3 76 (11.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 73 (11.35%) C#
5 61 (9.49%) R
6 48 (7.47%) Python
7 45 (7.00%) JavaScript
8 34 (5.29%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.49%) Java
10 15 (2.33%) VBA
11 13 (2.02%) MATLAB
11 13 (2.02%) Scala
12 9 (1.40%) GraphQL
12 9 (1.40%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.09%) X++
14 4 (0.62%) PHP
14 4 (0.62%) U-SQL
15 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.47%) VB
16 2 (0.31%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (9.02%) Degree
2 35 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.09%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.47%) PMP
9 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.31%) MCSE
9 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CCA
10 1 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
10 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.29%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.18%) QA
3 8 (1.24%) WCAG
4 6 (0.93%) SLA
5 5 (0.78%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.31%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) XenApp
3 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (0.93%) Oozie
2 4 (0.62%) SCOM
3 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.16%) Mesos
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 318 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 152 (23.64%) Tableau
3 30 (4.67%) Oracle
3 30 (4.67%) SAP
4 19 (2.95%) Cognos
5 15 (2.33%) Greenplum
6 13 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.87%) Google
8 11 (1.71%) Informatica
9 8 (1.24%) Alteryx
9 8 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.09%) Hootsuite
10 7 (1.09%) Teradata
11 6 (0.93%) Cloudera
11 6 (0.93%) HubSpot
11 6 (0.93%) Nintex
11 6 (0.93%) Sage
11 6 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.78%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.78%) Omniture