Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 359 551
Rank change year-on-year +152 +192 +286
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,403 692 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 0.69% 0.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.99% 3.11% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,023 490 272
UK median daily rate £434 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +2.66% +0.36%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £307
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 0
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year -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 23,419 22,254 23,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.64% 22.21% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,338 15,062 15,824
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 277 389
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%
10th Percentile £12.46 £13.71 £10.85
90th Percentile £56.55 £54.25 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -3.39%

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 October 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 October 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 23 October 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 +149 1,314 £438 +2.94% 444
London +129 705 £463 +2.78% 176
UK excluding London +123 679 £400 - 303
South East +122 246 £450 +12.50% 69
North of England +42 139 £360 -4.00% 82
South West +43 99 £434 +15.67% 33
North West +31 87 £350 -6.67% 31
Midlands +12 87 £400 - 53
Scotland +8 59 £365 -1.02% 23
Yorkshire +10 49 £363 -9.38% 35
West Midlands -20 45 £400 +1.59% 30
East Midlands +33 41 £425 +4.29% 22
East of England +24 41 £419 -1.47% 32
Wales -13 11 £400 +14.29% 9
North East -1 3 £360 +24.14% 16
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,244 (88.67%) Business Intelligence
2 813 (57.95%) SQL
3 542 (38.63%) SQL Server
4 526 (37.49%) Microsoft
5 467 (33.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 438 (31.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 425 (30.29%) Data Warehouse
8 405 (28.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 375 (26.73%) Analytics
10 322 (22.95%) Visualisation
11 312 (22.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 302 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
13 282 (20.10%) Finance
14 281 (20.03%) Tableau
15 275 (19.60%) ETL
16 226 (16.11%) Microsoft Excel
17 222 (15.82%) T-SQL
18 217 (15.47%) Data Modelling
19 191 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
20 160 (11.40%) Python
21 156 (11.12%) Data Visualisation
21 156 (11.12%) Data Lake
22 149 (10.62%) Big Data
23 147 (10.48%) C#
24 128 (9.12%) Data Analysis
25 124 (8.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
26 122 (8.70%) Azure Data Factory
27 120 (8.55%) Hadoop
28 116 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
29 115 (8.20%) Migration

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
1 107 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 62 (4.42%) Apache Spark
3 44 (3.14%) SAS
4 18 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.07%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.71%) IIS
7 9 (0.64%) Confluence
8 8 (0.57%) Jupyter
8 8 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.29%) Drupal
11 3 (0.21%) Apache
11 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.14%) CMS
12 2 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 226 (16.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.86%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.36%) SPSS
7 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.14%) Stata
10 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.43%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.21%) Global One
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) FastStats
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.14%) Sprinklr
6 2 (0.14%) Workfront
7 1 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.071%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.071%) Line 50
7 1 (0.071%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.071%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 467 (33.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (8.70%) Azure Data Factory
3 95 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (6.63%) Office 365
5 61 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
6 42 (2.99%) PaaS
7 39 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (2.21%) Azure Machine Learning
9 30 (2.14%) IaaS
10 29 (2.07%) Data Lake Analytics
11 24 (1.71%) Google Analytics
12 23 (1.64%) OneDrive
13 21 (1.50%) SaaS
14 18 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.64%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (0.50%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 6 (0.43%) GitHub
19 5 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
19 5 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.00%) Skype
2 19 (1.35%) Firewall
3 14 (1.00%) SSL
4 12 (0.86%) HTTP
5 9 (0.64%) VPN
6 8 (0.57%) FTP
6 8 (0.57%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.57%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.50%) Internet
8 6 (0.43%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.21%) 3G
9 3 (0.21%) 4G
9 3 (0.21%) Intranet
9 3 (0.21%) SMS
9 3 (0.21%) VoLTE
10 2 (0.14%) DNS
10 2 (0.14%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.14%) Network Security
10 2 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.14%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (38.63%) SQL Server
2 438 (31.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 425 (30.29%) Data Warehouse
4 405 (28.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 312 (22.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 156 (11.12%) Data Lake
7 149 (10.62%) Big Data
8 120 (8.55%) Hadoop
9 99 (7.06%) Relational Database
10 82 (5.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 80 (5.70%) BusinessObjects
12 74 (5.27%) QlikView
13 66 (4.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 59 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
15 53 (3.78%) HDInsight
16 50 (3.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 48 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
18 46 (3.28%) NoSQL
19 42 (2.99%) Spotfire
20 40 (2.85%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 73 (5.20%) Visual Studio
2 64 (4.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 40 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 35 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (1.64%) JIRA
6 13 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 12 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.71%) Subversion
9 9 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.43%) RStudio
12 4 (0.29%) FishEye
12 4 (0.29%) MorphX
13 3 (0.21%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.21%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.21%) git-flow
14 2 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 2 (0.14%) gulp
14 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.14%) webpack
General
1 282 (20.10%) Finance
2 70 (4.99%) Retail
3 61 (4.35%) Marketing
4 38 (2.71%) Banking
5 36 (2.57%) Legal
6 31 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.50%) Front Office
8 19 (1.35%) Advertising
9 18 (1.28%) Publishing
9 18 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.71%) Back Office
11 10 (0.71%) Electronics
11 10 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.64%) Law
13 8 (0.57%) Games
14 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 4 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 571 (40.70%) Developer
2 362 (25.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 306 (21.81%) Analyst
4 181 (12.90%) Power BI Developer
5 135 (9.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 125 (8.91%) SQL Developer
7 117 (8.34%) Consultant
8 104 (7.41%) Data Analyst
9 96 (6.84%) Architect
10 77 (5.49%) Data Engineer
11 65 (4.63%) Business Analyst
11 65 (4.63%) SQL BI Developer
12 64 (4.56%) SSIS Developer
13 61 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 56 (3.99%) Azure Developer
15 51 (3.64%) SSRS Developer
16 43 (3.06%) Power BI Consultant
16 43 (3.06%) Senior Developer
17 40 (2.85%) Data Warehouse Developer
18 32 (2.28%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (6.91%) .NET
2 48 (3.42%) MDX
3 43 (3.06%) Kafka
4 38 (2.71%) ASP.NET
5 35 (2.49%) CSS
6 33 (2.35%) XML
7 27 (1.92%) HTML
7 27 (1.92%) JSON
8 24 (1.71%) jQuery
8 24 (1.71%) REST
9 21 (1.50%) Web Services
10 17 (1.21%) .NET Core
10 17 (1.21%) HTML5
10 17 (1.21%) Pandas
11 16 (1.14%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.07%) .NET Framework
13 14 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (0.86%) PySpark
15 12 (0.86%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 191 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (2.42%) Algorithms
4 34 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 27 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.50%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.14%) NHS
9 15 (1.07%) User Experience
10 12 (0.86%) Data Centre
11 11 (0.78%) Reference Data
12 10 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.64%) Fintech
13 9 (0.64%) FMCG
13 9 (0.64%) Reinsurance
14 8 (0.57%) Life Science
14 8 (0.57%) Replication
14 8 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (2.99%) Windows
2 21 (1.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (0.86%) Linux
4 7 (0.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.29%) Unix
5 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.21%) Android
7 1 (0.071%) VMS
7 1 (0.071%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.071%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,244 (88.67%) Business Intelligence
2 375 (26.73%) Analytics
3 322 (22.95%) Visualisation
4 302 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
5 275 (19.60%) ETL
6 217 (15.47%) Data Modelling
7 156 (11.12%) Data Visualisation
8 128 (9.12%) Data Analysis
9 116 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
10 115 (8.20%) Migration
11 112 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 110 (7.84%) Dashboard Development
13 101 (7.20%) Data Science
13 101 (7.20%) Scrum
14 86 (6.13%) Data Analytics
15 81 (5.77%) Dimensional Modelling
16 79 (5.63%) CRM
17 77 (5.49%) Machine Learning
18 67 (4.78%) DevOps
19 62 (4.42%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 813 (57.95%) SQL
2 222 (15.82%) T-SQL
3 160 (11.40%) Python
4 147 (10.48%) C#
5 124 (8.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 103 (7.34%) PowerShell
7 85 (6.06%) R
8 57 (4.06%) VBA
9 49 (3.49%) JavaScript
10 39 (2.78%) Java
11 35 (2.49%) Scala
12 33 (2.35%) U-SQL
13 20 (1.43%) MATLAB
14 15 (1.07%) C
14 15 (1.07%) VB
15 12 (0.86%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.78%) PHP
16 11 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.43%) Perl
17 6 (0.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 63 (4.49%) Degree
2 54 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.57%) PMP
8 7 (0.50%) MCSE
9 6 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.21%) CBAP
10 3 (0.21%) ISEB
10 3 (0.21%) PhD
10 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) CEH
11 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.071%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.071%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 35 (2.49%) QA
3 20 (1.43%) PMO
4 16 (1.14%) GDPR
5 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) WCAG
7 2 (0.14%) GxP
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.14%) SLA
7 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.071%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.071%) Basel III
8 1 (0.071%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.071%) IFRS
8 1 (0.071%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 45 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.00%) Docker
3 12 (0.86%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.78%) HDFS
5 5 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.071%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 13 (0.93%) SCCM
2 11 (0.78%) Ansible
2 11 (0.78%) SCOM
3 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.50%) Terraform
6 6 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.36%) Puppet
8 4 (0.29%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.21%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.21%) WSUS
10 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.14%) Salt
11 1 (0.071%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.071%) Kibana
11 1 (0.071%) Oozie
11 1 (0.071%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 526 (37.49%) Microsoft
2 281 (20.03%) Tableau
3 107 (7.63%) SAP
4 93 (6.63%) Oracle
5 43 (3.06%) Google
6 39 (2.78%) Alteryx
7 31 (2.21%) Informatica
8 29 (2.07%) Cloudera
9 23 (1.64%) Cognos
10 21 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.35%) IBM
12 17 (1.21%) Talend
13 15 (1.07%) Databricks
14 14 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
15 12 (0.86%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.86%) VMware
16 11 (0.78%) Teradata
16 11 (0.78%) Workday
17 8 (0.57%) Adobe
18 7 (0.50%) Citrix