Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 326 502
Rank change year-on-year +140 +176 +315
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,566 797 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 0.77% 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.58% 3.51% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,130 580 305
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
10th Percentile £306 £300 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.00% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 0
UK median hourly rate £33.74 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.92% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -

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 23,813 22,696 23,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.60% 21.98% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,575 15,592 15,339
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 267 355
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +11.25% -0.22%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £58.75 £51.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +25.00% -3.45%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 +141 1,469 £450 +5.88% 472
UK excluding London +123 790 £424 +6.00% 305
London +125 759 £475 +5.56% 189
South East +124 273 £450 +12.50% 63
North of England +71 190 £370 -1.33% 92
South West +24 110 £434 +11.94% 34
North West +38 97 £363 -6.45% 49
Midlands +2 90 £400 - 58
Yorkshire +24 80 £363 -3.33% 37
Scotland +20 65 £375 +6.76% 17
West Midlands -22 53 £400 - 33
East of England +13 45 £469 +10.29% 36
East Midlands +20 36 £425 +5.26% 25
Wales -11 17 £425 +21.43% 3
North East +7 13 £450 +55.17% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,367 (87.29%) Business Intelligence
2 922 (58.88%) SQL
3 578 (36.91%) SQL Server
3 578 (36.91%) Microsoft
4 551 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 508 (32.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 505 (32.25%) Data Warehouse
7 458 (29.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 372 (23.75%) Analytics
9 366 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
10 356 (22.73%) Visualisation
11 349 (22.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 325 (20.75%) ETL
13 305 (19.48%) Tableau
14 298 (19.03%) Finance
15 268 (17.11%) T-SQL
16 265 (16.92%) Data Modelling
17 213 (13.60%) Microsoft Excel
18 201 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
19 182 (11.62%) Data Lake
20 176 (11.24%) Data Visualisation
21 175 (11.17%) Big Data
22 158 (10.09%) Python
23 156 (9.96%) Migration
24 146 (9.32%) Data Analysis
25 144 (9.20%) Azure Data Factory
26 141 (9.00%) C#
27 134 (8.56%) Hadoop
28 129 (8.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
29 125 (7.98%) 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
1 104 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 63 (4.02%) Apache Spark
3 47 (3.00%) SAS
4 15 (0.96%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.70%) Confluence
7 9 (0.57%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.45%) IIS
8 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.26%) CMS
11 4 (0.26%) Drupal
11 4 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.26%) SAP Portal
11 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 213 (13.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.57%) SPSS
7 8 (0.51%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 62 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.13%) Global One
7 2 (0.13%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.13%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.13%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.13%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.13%) Workfront
8 1 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.064%) Infor CloudSuite
8 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 551 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (9.20%) Azure Data Factory
3 102 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (5.94%) Office 365
5 71 (4.53%) Dynamics 365
6 49 (3.13%) PaaS
7 45 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (2.36%) IaaS
9 26 (1.66%) Data Lake Analytics
10 20 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
10 20 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (1.21%) OneDrive
11 19 (1.21%) SaaS
12 16 (1.02%) Yammer
13 15 (0.96%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.64%) GitHub
15 8 (0.51%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.38%) Serverless
17 5 (0.32%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.60%) Skype
2 15 (0.96%) Firewall
3 8 (0.51%) SSL
4 7 (0.45%) Internet
5 6 (0.38%) VPN
6 5 (0.32%) FTP
6 5 (0.32%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.26%) DNS
7 4 (0.26%) Intranet
8 3 (0.19%) 3G
8 3 (0.19%) 4G
8 3 (0.19%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.19%) DHCP
8 3 (0.19%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.19%) VoLTE
9 2 (0.13%) Network Security
9 2 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.13%) WebEx
10 1 (0.064%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.064%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (36.91%) SQL Server
2 508 (32.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 505 (32.25%) Data Warehouse
4 458 (29.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 349 (22.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 182 (11.62%) Data Lake
7 175 (11.17%) Big Data
8 134 (8.56%) Hadoop
9 115 (7.34%) Relational Database
10 99 (6.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 75 (4.79%) BusinessObjects
12 74 (4.73%) QlikView
13 70 (4.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 69 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
15 58 (3.70%) HDInsight
15 58 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
16 50 (3.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 50 (3.19%) NoSQL
17 48 (3.07%) Spotfire
18 42 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (5.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 82 (5.24%) Visual Studio
3 48 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 35 (2.23%) JIRA
6 10 (0.64%) Subversion
7 9 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.45%) RStudio
10 5 (0.32%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (0.32%) ERwin
10 5 (0.32%) git-flow
11 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.19%) FishEye
11 3 (0.19%) MorphX
11 3 (0.19%) Selenium
12 2 (0.13%) Vagrant
General
1 298 (19.03%) Finance
2 88 (5.62%) Retail
3 66 (4.21%) Marketing
4 48 (3.07%) Banking
5 42 (2.68%) Legal
6 29 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.28%) Publishing
9 18 (1.15%) Advertising
10 16 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.96%) Law
12 13 (0.83%) Front Office
12 13 (0.83%) General Ledger
13 10 (0.64%) Back Office
13 10 (0.64%) Electronics
14 9 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Games
15 5 (0.32%) Local Government
16 4 (0.26%) Billing
17 3 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 655 (41.83%) Developer
2 406 (25.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 339 (21.65%) Analyst
4 198 (12.64%) Power BI Developer
5 152 (9.71%) SQL Developer
6 137 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 117 (7.47%) Data Analyst
8 107 (6.83%) Data Engineer
9 102 (6.51%) Consultant
10 98 (6.26%) Architect
11 79 (5.04%) SQL BI Developer
12 71 (4.53%) Business Analyst
13 60 (3.83%) SSIS Developer
14 58 (3.70%) Azure Developer
15 54 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
16 47 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 45 (2.87%) Data Architect
18 44 (2.81%) ETL Developer
19 43 (2.75%) SSRS Developer
20 36 (2.30%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (5.94%) .NET
2 55 (3.51%) MDX
3 53 (3.38%) XML
4 46 (2.94%) Kafka
5 40 (2.55%) JSON
6 37 (2.36%) ASP.NET
7 36 (2.30%) Web Services
8 29 (1.85%) CSS
8 29 (1.85%) jQuery
9 26 (1.66%) HTML
10 19 (1.21%) RESTful
11 17 (1.09%) REST
12 16 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (0.96%) HTML5
14 14 (0.89%) .NET Core
14 14 (0.89%) AngularJS
14 14 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 13 (0.83%) .NET Framework
15 13 (0.83%) SOAP
16 11 (0.70%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 201 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (2.81%) Algorithms
3 43 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
5 31 (1.98%) Data Structures
6 24 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (1.40%) NHS
8 21 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 21 (1.34%) User Experience
9 19 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 13 (0.83%) FMCG
11 11 (0.70%) Data Centre
11 11 (0.70%) Fintech
11 11 (0.70%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.57%) PMI
12 9 (0.57%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.51%) HoloLens
14 7 (0.45%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.38%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 51 (3.26%) Windows
2 17 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 16 (1.02%) Linux
4 7 (0.45%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.38%) Unix
6 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.064%) Android
7 1 (0.064%) VMS
7 1 (0.064%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,367 (87.29%) Business Intelligence
2 372 (23.75%) Analytics
3 366 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
4 356 (22.73%) Visualisation
5 325 (20.75%) ETL
6 265 (16.92%) Data Modelling
7 176 (11.24%) Data Visualisation
8 156 (9.96%) Migration
9 146 (9.32%) Data Analysis
10 125 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 115 (7.34%) Scrum
12 107 (6.83%) Data Science
13 102 (6.51%) Dashboard Development
14 101 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
15 97 (6.19%) CRM
16 96 (6.13%) Data Management
17 94 (6.00%) DevOps
18 92 (5.87%) Data Analytics
19 90 (5.75%) Dimensional Modelling
20 74 (4.73%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 922 (58.88%) SQL
2 268 (17.11%) T-SQL
3 158 (10.09%) Python
4 141 (9.00%) C#
5 129 (8.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 125 (7.98%) PowerShell
7 83 (5.30%) R
8 51 (3.26%) JavaScript
9 46 (2.94%) Java
10 42 (2.68%) VBA
11 41 (2.62%) Scala
12 32 (2.04%) U-SQL
13 25 (1.60%) MATLAB
14 19 (1.21%) VB
15 16 (1.02%) C
16 12 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.70%) PHP
18 7 (0.45%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (4.09%) Security Cleared
2 56 (3.58%) Degree
3 42 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.32%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.26%) MCSA
9 4 (0.26%) MCSE
9 4 (0.26%) PhD
9 4 (0.26%) PMP
9 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.19%) CBAP
10 3 (0.19%) ISEB
11 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.13%) CEH
11 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.26%) Data Quality
2 50 (3.19%) QA
3 14 (0.89%) GDPR
3 14 (0.89%) PMO
4 7 (0.45%) Basel III
5 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.26%) IFRS
6 4 (0.26%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.19%) WCAG
8 2 (0.13%) GxP
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
9 1 (0.064%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 51 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.15%) Apache Flume
2 18 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (1.02%) HDFS
4 11 (0.70%) Docker
5 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.064%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.064%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (0.77%) SCCM
2 9 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (0.51%) Ansible
4 6 (0.38%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.38%) Terraform
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.32%) Puppet
5 5 (0.32%) SCOM
6 3 (0.19%) Nagios
6 3 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.19%) WSUS
7 2 (0.13%) Salt
7 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.064%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.064%) Control-M
8 1 (0.064%) Oozie
8 1 (0.064%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.064%) WMI
Vendors
1 578 (36.91%) Microsoft
2 305 (19.48%) Tableau
3 112 (7.15%) SAP
4 109 (6.96%) Oracle
5 52 (3.32%) Alteryx
6 44 (2.81%) Cloudera
7 43 (2.75%) Informatica
8 37 (2.36%) Google
9 24 (1.53%) MicroStrategy
10 22 (1.40%) Cognos
11 20 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.09%) IBM
12 17 (1.09%) Talend
13 16 (1.02%) Databricks
14 12 (0.77%) Workday
15 10 (0.64%) Teradata
15 10 (0.64%) VMware
16 9 (0.57%) MapR
17 8 (0.51%) Hortonworks
18 7 (0.45%) RedGate