Period
to 24 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 506 800
Rank change year-on-year +177 +294 +45
Contract jobs citing Power BI 766 419 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.40% 0.082%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.37% 1.76% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 303 68
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £313 £296
90th Percentile £588 £573 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £394
% change year-on-year -0.12% +1.71% -22.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
UK median hourly rate £21.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £20.75 - £42.50
90th Percentile £30.75 - £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 22744 23743 26649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 22.61% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15534 15721 17557
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +1.04%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 374 415
UK median hourly rate £31.41 £28.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.16% -0.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.08 £10.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.19 £52.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.08% +29.13%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +170 713 £425 - 110
London +167 394 £450 +2.86% 45
UK excluding London +104 360 £400 -0.12% 69
South East +37 87 £400 -8.57% 14
North of England +101 84 £375 - 25
Midlands -16 65 £400 -3.38% 11
West Midlands +11 45 £400 -3.03% 6
Yorkshire +49 43 £375 -6.25% 8
South West +17 41 £375 +11.11% 8
North West +50 39 £375 +10.29% 16
East of England +23 37 £425 -2.86% 6
Scotland +26 34 £363 +6.62% 2
East Midlands -41 19 £408 +1.88% 5
Wales +20 10 £350 -24.32% 4
North East +63 2 £290 -26.40% 1
Northern Ireland -42 2 £413 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 688 (89.82%) Business Intelligence
2 424 (55.35%) SQL
3 383 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 359 (46.87%) Microsoft
5 325 (42.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 293 (38.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 291 (37.99%) Data Warehouse
8 244 (31.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 205 (26.76%) Finance
10 194 (25.33%) ETL
11 180 (23.50%) Analytics
12 177 (23.11%) Tableau
13 171 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
14 158 (20.63%) Visualisation
15 155 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
16 150 (19.58%) Data Modelling
16 150 (19.58%) T-SQL
17 140 (18.28%) Microsoft Excel
18 103 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
19 96 (12.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 94 (12.27%) C#
21 89 (11.62%) MDX
22 87 (11.36%) Data Visualisation
23 86 (11.23%) Kimball Methodology
24 80 (10.44%) SQL Server 2016
24 80 (10.44%) QlikView
25 73 (9.53%) SharePoint
25 73 (9.53%) PowerPivot
26 70 (9.14%) R
27 68 (8.88%) 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 73 (9.53%) SharePoint
2 47 (6.14%) SAS
3 14 (1.83%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.78%) Drupal
5 6 (0.78%) WordPress
6 3 (0.39%) Apache
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.26%) CMS
7 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.26%) IIS
7 2 (0.26%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.13%) Luigi
8 1 (0.13%) Mule
8 1 (0.13%) nginx
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 140 (18.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.66%) Spreadsheet
3 26 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.44%) SPSS
6 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.04%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.78%) Stata
8 3 (0.39%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) FRx
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 155 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.26%) Azure Data Factory
3 25 (3.26%) Office 365
4 15 (1.96%) Google Analytics
5 14 (1.83%) Azure Machine Learning
5 14 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.44%) Silverpop
7 9 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (1.17%) Data Lake Analytics
7 9 (1.17%) Route 53
7 9 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.04%) SaaS
9 7 (0.91%) IaaS
10 4 (0.52%) PaaS
11 3 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.39%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.57%) Firewall
2 9 (1.17%) DNS
2 9 (1.17%) Intranet
2 9 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (0.39%) LAN
3 3 (0.39%) WAN
4 2 (0.26%) VPN
5 1 (0.13%) Internet
5 1 (0.13%) NAS
5 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.13%) RIP
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 325 (42.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 293 (38.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 291 (37.99%) Data Warehouse
5 244 (31.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 80 (10.44%) QlikView
6 80 (10.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 73 (9.53%) PowerPivot
8 59 (7.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 59 (7.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 54 (7.05%) OLAP
9 54 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 52 (6.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 50 (6.53%) Big Data
12 41 (5.35%) Data Lake
13 38 (4.96%) Spotfire
14 31 (4.05%) Hadoop
15 29 (3.79%) Relational Database
16 27 (3.52%) Data Mining
17 26 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 56 (7.31%) Visual Studio
2 41 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (2.87%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.17%) Artifactory
5 9 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.04%) MSTest
6 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.91%) JIRA
7 7 (0.91%) Subversion
8 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.39%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.39%) JUnit
9 3 (0.39%) Mockito
9 3 (0.39%) NUnit
9 3 (0.39%) Selenium
9 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.26%) Ant
10 2 (0.26%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.26%) ReSharper
General
1 205 (26.76%) Finance
2 53 (6.92%) Banking
3 41 (5.35%) Marketing
4 34 (4.44%) Legal
5 33 (4.31%) Retail
6 18 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.70%) Law
7 13 (1.70%) Publishing
8 10 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.04%) Back Office
10 7 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.65%) Advertising
12 5 (0.65%) Electronics
12 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Front Office
14 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.26%) Automotive
14 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 375 (48.96%) Developer
2 268 (34.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 153 (19.97%) Analyst
4 107 (13.97%) Power BI Developer
5 80 (10.44%) SQL Developer
6 64 (8.36%) Consultant
7 60 (7.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 58 (7.57%) Data Analyst
9 52 (6.79%) SQL BI Developer
10 50 (6.53%) Business Developer
11 48 (6.27%) SSIS Developer
12 47 (6.14%) SSRS Developer
13 42 (5.48%) SSAS Developer
14 40 (5.22%) Architect
15 32 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 30 (3.92%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 30 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
16 30 (3.92%) SQL Analyst
17 28 (3.66%) Business Analyst
18 25 (3.26%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (11.62%) MDX
2 67 (8.75%) .NET
3 34 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 23 (3.00%) D3.js
5 21 (2.74%) HTML
6 15 (1.96%) jQuery
6 15 (1.96%) Web Services
7 14 (1.83%) CSS
7 14 (1.83%) JSON
7 14 (1.83%) WCF
8 12 (1.57%) COM
8 12 (1.57%) REST
9 9 (1.17%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (1.17%) XML
9 9 (1.17%) YAML
10 8 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.04%) SOAP
10 8 (1.04%) WPF
11 7 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.61%) User Experience
6 13 (1.70%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.44%) Marketing Technology
8 8 (1.04%) FMCG
8 8 (1.04%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 7 (0.91%) NHS
10 4 (0.52%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.52%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.52%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.39%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.39%) Equities
12 2 (0.26%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.05%) Windows
2 26 (3.39%) Linux
3 15 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.04%) Unix
6 3 (0.39%) MVS
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) VMS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (89.82%) Business Intelligence
2 194 (25.33%) ETL
3 180 (23.50%) Analytics
4 171 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (20.63%) Visualisation
6 150 (19.58%) Data Modelling
7 87 (11.36%) Data Visualisation
8 86 (11.23%) Kimball Methodology
9 68 (8.88%) Dashboard Development
9 68 (8.88%) Migration
10 56 (7.31%) Data Management
11 55 (7.18%) CRM
12 54 (7.05%) Scrum
13 52 (6.79%) Data Analytics
14 50 (6.53%) Dimensional Modelling
15 49 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (6.01%) Project Management
17 44 (5.74%) Data Analysis
18 35 (4.57%) Workflow
19 33 (4.31%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 424 (55.35%) SQL
2 150 (19.58%) T-SQL
3 96 (12.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 94 (12.27%) C#
5 70 (9.14%) R
6 61 (7.96%) Python
7 50 (6.53%) VBA
8 34 (4.44%) JavaScript
9 31 (4.05%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.83%) Scala
11 13 (1.70%) Java
12 10 (1.31%) GraphQL
12 10 (1.31%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.91%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.78%) C++
15 5 (0.65%) U-SQL
16 4 (0.52%) PHP
16 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.39%) X++
18 2 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (8.49%) Degree
2 46 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.17%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.65%) MCSE
9 3 (0.39%) PMP
9 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.26%) ISEB
10 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCA
11 1 (0.13%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) MCSA
11 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.48%) Data Quality
2 36 (4.70%) QA
3 9 (1.17%) GDPR
4 6 (0.78%) PMO
4 6 (0.78%) SLA
5 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) PSD2
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.44%) Docker
3 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.26%) XenApp
5 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (1.44%) Puppet
2 9 (1.17%) WSUS
3 7 (0.91%) Ansible
4 5 (0.65%) Terraform
5 3 (0.39%) Nessus
5 3 (0.39%) Oozie
6 2 (0.26%) Kibana
6 2 (0.26%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.13%) Mesos
7 1 (0.13%) SCCM
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 359 (46.87%) Microsoft
2 177 (23.11%) Tableau
3 39 (5.09%) Oracle
4 28 (3.66%) SAP
5 25 (3.26%) Cognos
6 16 (2.09%) Google
7 14 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.57%) IBM
8 12 (1.57%) Informatica
8 12 (1.57%) Sitecore
9 11 (1.44%) Hootsuite
10 8 (1.04%) Alteryx
11 7 (0.91%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.91%) Nintex
12 6 (0.78%) HubSpot
12 6 (0.78%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.65%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.65%) Netezza
13 5 (0.65%) TIBCO