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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 530 604
Rank change year-on-year +196 +74  
Contract jobs citing Power BI 282 110 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.20% 0.039%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.73% 0.92% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 80 16
Median daily rate £400 £407 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% -9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £525
% change year-on-year -9.67% -26.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 - -

Power BI is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10344 11994 11996
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.72% 22.16% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7008 8058 7695
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 183 158
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Power BI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +192 268 £425 +6.11% 103
London +135 142 £450 +2.85% 45
South East +41 40 £400 -8.57% 15
City of London +33 31 £443 +1.14% 18
North West +48 24 £350 -9.67% 11
Manchester +30 18 £400 +8.47% 8
West Midlands +16 15 £344 -19.11% 7
South West +13 15 £263 -19.23% 9
East of England +8 14 £394 +1.61% 2
Yorkshire +24 11 £313 -18.03% 6
West Sussex +15 10 £575 - 4
East Sussex - 10 £194 - 1
Brighton - 10 £188 - 1
West Yorkshire +23 9 £225 - 3
Worthing - 9 £600 -
Leeds +13 8 £225 - 2
East Midlands -5 7 £475 +18.75% 3
Berkshire +16 6 £413 -2.94% 2
Birmingham +8 6 £350 -31.70% 5
Suffolk +5 6 £400 -
Hampshire - 5 - - 4
Southampton - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £438 +12.90% 1
Somerset +4 4 £255 -21.53% 4
Milton Keynes +2 4 £506 +19.11%
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £506 +19.11% 1
Glasgow - 4 £310 -
Scotland - 4 £310 -
Wiltshire - 4 £400 -
Cheshire - 4 £219 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 461 (89.86%) Business Intelligence
2 304 (59.26%) SQL
3 253 (49.32%) Microsoft
4 244 (47.56%) SQL Server
5 238 (46.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 238 (46.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 178 (34.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 144 (28.07%) Data Warehouse
8 132 (25.73%) ETL
9 117 (22.81%) Tableau
10 107 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
11 104 (20.27%) Finance
12 102 (19.88%) MS Excel
12 102 (19.88%) T-SQL
13 101 (19.69%) Analytics
14 98 (19.10%) Visualisation
15 92 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
16 91 (17.74%) Data Modelling
17 79 (15.40%) QlikView
18 73 (14.23%) SQL Server 2012
18 73 (14.23%) C#
19 70 (13.65%) Data Visualisation
20 66 (12.87%) .NET
21 57 (11.11%) R
22 53 (10.33%) Migration
23 46 (8.97%) MDX
24 45 (8.77%) Oracle
24 45 (8.77%) SharePoint
25 43 (8.38%) Python
25 43 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server

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 45 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.63%) SAS
3 24 (4.68%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (1.75%) Drupal
6 8 (1.56%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.56%) CMS
7 7 (1.36%) Magnolia
8 6 (1.17%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.78%) Apache
11 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.19%) Confluence
12 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 102 (19.88%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.90%) SPSS
3 17 (3.31%) MS Office
4 13 (2.53%) MS Project
4 13 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.17%) Stata
7 4 (0.78%) Weka
8 3 (0.58%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (5.46%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (2.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.97%) SystmOne
5 4 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.39%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 107 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.87%) PaaS
3 22 (4.29%) Office 365
4 20 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (3.90%) IaaS
5 12 (2.34%) Azure Machine Learning
5 12 (2.34%) Data Lake Analytics
6 10 (1.95%) SaaS
7 8 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.17%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.17%) Yammer
9 4 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.58%) Boomi
11 2 (0.39%) CallidusCloud
11 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.17%) Skype
2 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.39%) 2G
3 2 (0.39%) 3G
3 2 (0.39%) 4G
3 2 (0.39%) VPN
4 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (47.56%) SQL Server
2 238 (46.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 238 (46.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 178 (34.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 144 (28.07%) Data Warehouse
5 79 (15.40%) QlikView
6 73 (14.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (7.60%) Big Data
8 38 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 33 (6.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 33 (6.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 27 (5.26%) OLAP
11 25 (4.87%) Hadoop
12 24 (4.68%) Data Lake
12 24 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (3.90%) PowerPivot
15 19 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (3.51%) HDInsight
17 16 (3.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (4.87%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (0.97%) JIRA
5 4 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.19%) MSTest
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 104 (20.27%) Finance
2 28 (5.46%) Marketing
3 22 (4.29%) Retail
4 21 (4.09%) Banking
5 19 (3.70%) Advertising
6 16 (3.12%) Legal
7 13 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.14%) Law
9 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.78%) Publishing
9 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.58%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (48.54%) Developer
2 148 (28.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 89 (17.35%) Analyst
4 61 (11.89%) Power BI Developer
5 60 (11.70%) SQL Developer
6 52 (10.14%) Consultant
7 51 (9.94%) Architect
8 50 (9.75%) SSIS Developer
9 40 (7.80%) Data Analyst
10 38 (7.41%) SQL BI Developer
10 38 (7.41%) SSRS Developer
11 37 (7.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 35 (6.82%) Business Developer
13 34 (6.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 34 (6.63%) Microsoft Developer
14 25 (4.87%) Microsoft BI Developer
14 25 (4.87%) SSAS Developer
15 22 (4.29%) Data Architect
16 19 (3.70%) C# Developer
16 19 (3.70%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.87%) .NET
2 46 (8.97%) MDX
3 22 (4.29%) HTML
4 17 (3.31%) CSS
4 17 (3.31%) XML
5 16 (3.12%) AngularJS
5 16 (3.12%) D3.js
6 14 (2.73%) ASP.NET
6 14 (2.73%) CSS3
7 13 (2.53%) HTML5
8 12 (2.34%) JSON
9 11 (2.14%) WPF
10 9 (1.75%) Web Services
11 7 (1.36%) jQuery
11 7 (1.36%) REST
12 5 (0.97%) NumPy
12 5 (0.97%) PostGIS
12 5 (0.97%) RESTful
12 5 (0.97%) scikit-learn
12 5 (0.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.31%) NHS
4 12 (2.34%) Algorithms
4 12 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.17%) Credit Risk
6 4 (0.78%) Market Risk
7 3 (0.58%) Fintech
7 3 (0.58%) Social Media
8 2 (0.39%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.39%) FMCG
8 2 (0.39%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.39%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.39%) Replication
8 2 (0.39%) User Experience
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.19%) Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.53%) Windows
2 6 (1.17%) Linux
3 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (89.86%) Business Intelligence
2 132 (25.73%) ETL
3 101 (19.69%) Analytics
4 98 (19.10%) Visualisation
5 92 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (17.74%) Data Modelling
7 70 (13.65%) Data Visualisation
8 53 (10.33%) Migration
9 38 (7.41%) Dashboard Development
10 35 (6.82%) CRM
11 33 (6.43%) Kimball Methodology
12 31 (6.04%) Data Migration
13 30 (5.85%) Data Analysis
14 27 (5.26%) Machine Learning
15 25 (4.87%) Scrum
16 22 (4.29%) Data Analytics
16 22 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (4.09%) Business Analysis
17 21 (4.09%) Data Management
18 19 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 304 (59.26%) SQL
2 102 (19.88%) T-SQL
3 73 (14.23%) C#
4 57 (11.11%) R
5 43 (8.38%) Python
6 39 (7.60%) JavaScript
7 32 (6.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 22 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 22 (4.29%) VBA
9 19 (3.70%) Java
10 15 (2.92%) MATLAB
11 12 (2.34%) Scala
12 11 (2.14%) X++
13 10 (1.95%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.36%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.78%) C
15 4 (0.78%) C++
15 4 (0.78%) VB
16 2 (0.39%) ABAP
16 2 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (7.02%) Degree
2 13 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.75%) CCA
4 6 (1.17%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) MCSE
7 2 (0.39%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.39%) MCITP
7 2 (0.39%) MCPD
7 2 (0.39%) MCSA
7 2 (0.39%) MCSD
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.19%) CBAP
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MBA
8 1 (0.19%) MCP
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.73%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.17%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) PMO
4 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 9 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.58%) Docker
3 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (1.56%) SCOM
2 5 (0.97%) Kibana
3 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.19%) Ambari
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.19%) Oozie
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 253 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 117 (22.81%) Tableau
3 45 (8.77%) Oracle
4 33 (6.43%) SAP
5 21 (4.09%) Cognos
6 13 (2.53%) Teradata
7 10 (1.95%) IBM
8 9 (1.75%) Talend
9 8 (1.56%) Informatica
10 7 (1.36%) Genesys
10 7 (1.36%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.36%) Kofax
10 7 (1.36%) LexisNexis
11 6 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.17%) VMware
12 5 (0.97%) ESRI
12 5 (0.97%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.97%) Sage
13 4 (0.78%) MapR
13 4 (0.78%) Meridio
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