Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 98 112
Rank change year-on-year +25 +14 +109
Contract jobs citing Power BI 2,525 734 1,967
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.17% 2.49% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.71% 10.87% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,735 510 1,411
10th Percentile £313 £275 £313
25th Percentile £397 £360 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £531 £538
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 9 23
10th Percentile £12.30 £14.00 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.81 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £46.00 £22.33
Median % change year-on-year -44.57% +106.00% +6.33%
75th Percentile £35.75 £51.75 £38.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.65 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.70 £46.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -50.66% +61.40% +42.50%

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 17,169 6,755 19,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.58% 22.93% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,940 4,647 13,352
10th Percentile £350 £313 £323
25th Percentile £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +0.42%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 115 254
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.63 £12.08
25th Percentile £20.46 £17.23 £16.75
Median hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +39.13% -23.33% +15.38%
75th Percentile £53.47 £41.13 £49.78
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.90 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.87 £21.16 £30.00
% change year-on-year +36.45% -29.48% +25.00%

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Power BI as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Power BI.

Daily rate trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Power BI over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Power BI.

Hourly rate trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Power BI over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Top 17 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 26 September 2021. 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 +23 2,028 £485 +7.78% 617
London +33 1,119 £500 +5.26% 225
UK excluding London +11 879 £450 +12.50% 402
Work from Home +9 766 £500 +21.21% 117
North of England +13 209 £428 +6.88% 112
South East -30 191 £460 +1.10% 94
Midlands -3 164 £473 +26.00% 94
West Midlands -1 120 £473 +5.00% 63
North West -2 111 £425 +6.25% 74
East of England +4 100 £306 -28.78% 37
South West +30 98 £450 +12.50% 41
Yorkshire +11 93 £440 +20.55% 23
Scotland -40 82 £450 +18.03% 14
East Midlands -22 43 £475 +30.58% 30
Wales -3 32 £391 +9.44% 7
North East -18 6 £445 -1.11% 15
Northern Ireland -3 3 £117 -8.24% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 2,525 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 2,117 (83.84%) Business Intelligence
3 1,270 (50.30%) SQL
4 1,060 (41.98%) Azure
5 801 (31.72%) Microsoft
6 685 (27.13%) Analytics
7 651 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
8 585 (23.17%) Visualisation
9 576 (22.81%) Social Skills
10 525 (20.79%) Data Warehouse
11 515 (20.40%) Data Modelling
12 497 (19.68%) Python
13 491 (19.45%) SQL Server
14 467 (18.50%) Finance
15 443 (17.54%) Tableau
16 425 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
17 416 (16.48%) ETL
18 409 (16.20%) Microsoft Excel
19 385 (15.25%) DevOps
20 356 (14.10%) Data Visualisation
21 333 (13.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 324 (12.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 320 (12.67%) Data Analysis
24 303 (12.00%) Data Lake
25 299 (11.84%) PowerApps
26 296 (11.72%) Azure Data Factory
27 282 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
28 259 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 258 (10.22%) SharePoint
29 258 (10.22%) Databricks

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
1 258 (10.22%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 45 (1.78%) SAS
4 31 (1.23%) Confluence
5 21 (0.83%) Jupyter
6 18 (0.71%) CMS
7 16 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 16 (0.63%) Apache
8 14 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
9 13 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.36%) IIS
11 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.32%) Drupal
12 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.12%) Anypoint
14 3 (0.12%) Mule
14 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 409 (16.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (0.79%) SPSS
6 17 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.44%) Stata
9 9 (0.36%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.32%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.20%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.079%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.040%) Figma
13 1 (0.040%) InDesign
13 1 (0.040%) InVision
13 1 (0.040%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 76 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.28%) Lorenzo
7 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.20%) Sprinklr
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.16%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.12%) Primavera
10 3 (0.12%) SAP EWM
10 3 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.079%) Northgate Housing
11 2 (0.079%) SAP MDG
11 2 (0.079%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2,525 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,060 (41.98%) Azure
3 299 (11.84%) PowerApps
4 296 (11.72%) Azure Data Factory
5 205 (8.12%) Microsoft 365
6 183 (7.25%) AWS
6 183 (7.25%) Dynamics 365
7 179 (7.09%) Power Automate
8 153 (6.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 97 (3.84%) Azure Logic Apps
10 84 (3.33%) GCP
11 75 (2.97%) Serverless
12 73 (2.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 59 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
14 56 (2.22%) Azure Functions
15 49 (1.94%) Google Analytics
16 47 (1.86%) Snowflake
17 41 (1.62%) SaaS
18 38 (1.50%) Adobe Analytics
18 38 (1.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.67%) Firewall
2 10 (0.40%) Intranet
3 9 (0.36%) RTMP
4 7 (0.28%) HTTP
5 6 (0.24%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.20%) Internet
6 5 (0.20%) MQTT
7 4 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.16%) Network Security
8 3 (0.12%) FTP
8 3 (0.12%) IPsec
8 3 (0.12%) PBX
8 3 (0.12%) PSTN
8 3 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.12%) Skype
8 3 (0.12%) SSL
9 2 (0.079%) MPLS
10 1 (0.040%) DVB
10 1 (0.040%) SNMP
10 1 (0.040%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (20.79%) Data Warehouse
2 491 (19.45%) SQL Server
3 443 (17.54%) Tableau
4 333 (13.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 324 (12.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 303 (12.00%) Data Lake
7 259 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 201 (7.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 135 (5.35%) Relational Database
10 115 (4.55%) Big Data
11 114 (4.51%) QlikView
12 90 (3.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 80 (3.17%) Power Query
14 73 (2.89%) BusinessObjects
15 70 (2.77%) Metadata
16 66 (2.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 64 (2.53%) Hadoop
18 62 (2.46%) RDBMS
19 59 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
20 57 (2.26%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 109 (4.32%) JIRA
2 93 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 69 (2.73%) Visual Studio
4 32 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 21 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 20 (0.79%) GitLab
6 20 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 18 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.36%) AppVeyor
11 7 (0.28%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.28%) Selenium
12 6 (0.24%) ERwin
12 6 (0.24%) Subversion
13 5 (0.20%) MorphX
13 5 (0.20%) RStudio
14 4 (0.16%) Postman
14 4 (0.16%) Zephyr
15 3 (0.12%) Cucumber
General
1 576 (22.81%) Social Skills
2 467 (18.50%) Finance
3 425 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
4 191 (7.56%) Public Sector
5 144 (5.70%) Marketing
6 81 (3.21%) Presentation Skills
7 65 (2.57%) Retail
8 49 (1.94%) Banking
9 45 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
10 43 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 39 (1.54%) Telecoms
12 37 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
13 30 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
14 29 (1.15%) Electronics
14 29 (1.15%) Local Government
15 24 (0.95%) Legal
16 23 (0.91%) Advertising
17 20 (0.79%) Law
18 16 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 677 (26.81%) Developer
2 676 (26.77%) Analyst
3 359 (14.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 308 (12.20%) Data Analyst
5 287 (11.37%) Power BI Developer
6 251 (9.94%) Data Engineer
7 225 (8.91%) Architect
8 184 (7.29%) Consultant
9 175 (6.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 113 (4.48%) Power BI Analyst
11 110 (4.36%) Business Analyst
12 104 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
13 89 (3.52%) Data Architect
14 79 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
15 74 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
16 73 (2.89%) Azure Architect
17 68 (2.69%) SQL Developer
18 60 (2.38%) Data Scientist
19 58 (2.30%) Project Manager
20 56 (2.22%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (5.43%) .NET
2 73 (2.89%) HTML
3 62 (2.46%) REST
4 53 (2.10%) JSON
4 53 (2.10%) Web Services
5 50 (1.98%) PySpark
6 48 (1.90%) XML
7 46 (1.82%) CSS
8 38 (1.50%) AngularJS
8 38 (1.50%) React
8 38 (1.50%) RESTful
9 37 (1.47%) Kafka
10 35 (1.39%) ASP.NET
10 35 (1.39%) Pandas
11 30 (1.19%) NumPy
12 26 (1.03%) MDX
13 23 (0.91%) .NET Framework
14 21 (0.83%) SOAP
15 20 (0.79%) scikit-learn
15 20 (0.79%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 86 (3.41%) NHS
2 77 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 60 (2.38%) User Experience
4 45 (1.78%) Data Structures
5 39 (1.54%) FMCG
6 29 (1.15%) Virtual Team
7 26 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (0.79%) Algorithms
9 20 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
11 16 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
12 15 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
13 14 (0.55%) Reference Data
14 13 (0.51%) Wiki
15 11 (0.44%) Cloud Native
16 10 (0.40%) Mobile App
17 8 (0.32%) Social Media
18 7 (0.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 68 (2.69%) Windows
2 32 (1.27%) Linux
3 28 (1.11%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.03%) Unix
5 9 (0.36%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.28%) VMS
7 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.079%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,117 (83.84%) Business Intelligence
2 685 (27.13%) Analytics
3 651 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
4 585 (23.17%) Visualisation
5 515 (20.40%) Data Modelling
6 416 (16.48%) ETL
7 385 (15.25%) DevOps
8 356 (14.10%) Data Visualisation
9 320 (12.67%) Data Analysis
10 282 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 224 (8.87%) Migration
12 222 (8.79%) Scrum
13 184 (7.29%) Data Science
13 184 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
14 164 (6.50%) Data Analytics
15 148 (5.86%) Dashboard Development
16 141 (5.58%) Data Engineering
17 136 (5.39%) Project Management
18 129 (5.11%) Data Pipeline
18 129 (5.11%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,270 (50.30%) SQL
2 497 (19.68%) Python
3 196 (7.76%) C#
4 184 (7.29%) T-SQL
5 152 (6.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 151 (5.98%) R
7 130 (5.15%) JavaScript
8 124 (4.91%) PowerShell
9 69 (2.73%) VBA
10 59 (2.34%) Java
11 32 (1.27%) Scala
11 32 (1.27%) VB
12 28 (1.11%) C
13 26 (1.03%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.03%) TypeScript
14 16 (0.63%) C++
14 16 (0.63%) HiveQL
15 13 (0.51%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.40%) X++
17 7 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 135 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 123 (4.87%) Degree
3 112 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (0.91%) PhD
7 10 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 9 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.24%) CIMA
10 6 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.24%) PMP
11 4 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.16%) CFA
12 3 (0.12%) CISA
12 3 (0.12%) CISSP
12 3 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (6.10%) Data Quality
2 75 (2.97%) QA
3 54 (2.14%) PMO
4 26 (1.03%) GDPR
5 18 (0.71%) Accessibility
6 16 (0.63%) SLA
7 15 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.20%) IFRS
9 4 (0.16%) COBIT
10 3 (0.12%) NCSC
10 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.079%) Basel III
11 2 (0.079%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.079%) HL7
11 2 (0.079%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.040%) Basel II
12 1 (0.040%) MiFID
System Software
1 72 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.71%) Docker
3 16 (0.63%) HDFS
4 8 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.040%) XenApp
9 1 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (1.03%) Ansible
2 22 (0.87%) Kubernetes
3 19 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (0.67%) Terraform
5 9 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (0.28%) Puppet
7 6 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.24%) SCOM
7 6 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.20%) Grafana
9 4 (0.16%) SCCM
10 3 (0.12%) Control-M
10 3 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.079%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.079%) Salt
12 1 (0.040%) Automic
12 1 (0.040%) NetVault Backup
12 1 (0.040%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 801 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 258 (10.22%) Databricks
3 159 (6.30%) Oracle
4 145 (5.74%) SAP
5 94 (3.72%) Alteryx
6 83 (3.29%) Google
7 60 (2.38%) Adobe
8 55 (2.18%) Informatica
9 46 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 45 (1.78%) Dataiku
11 39 (1.54%) ServiceNow
12 30 (1.19%) Teradata
13 20 (0.79%) Cognos
14 19 (0.75%) Splunk
14 19 (0.75%) Talend
15 17 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
16 16 (0.63%) JD Edwards
16 16 (0.63%) Nintex
17 14 (0.55%) Atlassian
18 13 (0.51%) MuleSoft