Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 223 374
Rank change year-on-year +104 +151 +248
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,888 1,301 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.26% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.45% 5.54% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,353 918 444
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.87%
10th Percentile £319 £312 £263
90th Percentile £622 £596 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -6.98% -
10th Percentile £17.95 £15.46 £18.73
90th Percentile £73.75 £38.75 £22.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £19.70
% change year-on-year +77.50% +1.55% -

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 19,981 23,495 21,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.93% 22.80% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,674 16,406 14,418
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 238 251
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -7.26% +8.77%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.25 £11.30
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.98 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year +21.74% -9.45% +6.68%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +89 1,776 £450 +4.65% 508
UK excluding London +97 947 £425 +6.25% 389
London +65 901 £475 +5.56% 159
South East +37 297 £450 - 91
North of England +118 221 £425 +21.43% 105
Midlands +68 138 £425 +13.33% 70
North West +65 138 £425 +21.43% 63
South West +19 119 £413 -2.94% 36
West Midlands +72 102 £431 +15.00% 55
East of England +61 86 £456 +14.06% 48
Yorkshire +66 73 £419 +9.84% 34
Scotland +52 65 £438 +16.67% 30
East Midlands +12 35 £420 +3.70% 15
Wales +14 18 £365 -8.75% 10
North East - 9 £338 - 8
Northern Ireland - 6 £225 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 1,888 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,653 (87.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1,051 (55.67%) SQL
4 712 (37.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 710 (37.61%) Microsoft
6 640 (33.90%) SQL Server
7 586 (31.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 540 (28.60%) Data Warehouse
9 493 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
10 478 (25.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 420 (22.25%) Tableau
12 419 (22.19%) Analytics
13 391 (20.71%) Finance
14 389 (20.60%) ETL
15 383 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 354 (18.75%) Visualisation
17 312 (16.53%) Data Modelling
18 289 (15.31%) Microsoft Excel
19 265 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
20 242 (12.82%) Python
21 239 (12.66%) C#
22 235 (12.45%) T-SQL
23 230 (12.18%) Data Analysis
24 200 (10.59%) Data Lake
25 196 (10.38%) Migration
26 178 (9.43%) DevOps
27 176 (9.32%) SharePoint
28 169 (8.95%) .NET
29 164 (8.69%) Data Visualisation
30 163 (8.63%) CRM

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
1 176 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 39 (2.07%) SAS
4 29 (1.54%) Confluence
5 23 (1.22%) Apache
5 23 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (0.64%) ArcGIS
7 10 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.42%) CMS
8 8 (0.42%) R Markdown
8 8 (0.42%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.32%) WebLogic Integration
10 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.16%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.11%) Appian
13 1 (0.053%) Anypoint
Applications
1 289 (15.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.85%) SPSS
7 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.21%) Weka
9 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 110 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.95%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.32%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.26%) Sprinklr
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.21%) Primavera
9 4 (0.21%) Revive Adserver
9 4 (0.21%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,888 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 712 (37.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (7.57%) Azure Data Factory
4 123 (6.51%) Dynamics 365
5 117 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
6 112 (5.93%) Office 365
7 70 (3.71%) PowerApps
8 65 (3.44%) PaaS
9 58 (3.07%) Serverless
10 46 (2.44%) IaaS
11 39 (2.07%) Azure Functions
12 34 (1.80%) Data Lake Analytics
13 28 (1.48%) GitHub
14 27 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
15 24 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
16 23 (1.22%) SaaS
17 21 (1.11%) Microsoft Flow
18 19 (1.01%) OneDrive
19 18 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
19 18 (0.95%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.22%) Skype
2 9 (0.48%) Network Security
3 6 (0.32%) Intranet
3 6 (0.32%) SAN
4 5 (0.26%) VPN
5 3 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (0.16%) DHCP
5 3 (0.16%) VLAN
5 3 (0.16%) WAN
6 2 (0.11%) DNS
6 2 (0.11%) Firewall
6 2 (0.11%) FTP
6 2 (0.11%) LAN
6 2 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.11%) RFID
6 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.053%) Extranet
7 1 (0.053%) HTTP
7 1 (0.053%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 586 (31.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 540 (28.60%) Data Warehouse
4 478 (25.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 383 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 200 (10.59%) Data Lake
7 148 (7.84%) Big Data
8 141 (7.47%) QlikView
9 130 (6.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 111 (5.88%) Relational Database
11 102 (5.40%) BusinessObjects
12 97 (5.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 96 (5.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 81 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 65 (3.44%) Hadoop
16 58 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
17 57 (3.02%) OLAP
18 50 (2.65%) HDInsight
19 49 (2.60%) NoSQL
19 49 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 102 (5.40%) JIRA
2 97 (5.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 87 (4.61%) Git (software)
4 80 (4.24%) Visual Studio
5 34 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 25 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 19 (1.01%) Jenkins
9 16 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (0.79%) ERwin
11 10 (0.53%) RStudio
12 7 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.37%) Subversion
13 6 (0.32%) Selenium
13 6 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.16%) Balsamiq
15 3 (0.16%) SonarQube
16 2 (0.11%) git-flow
16 2 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 391 (20.71%) Finance
2 97 (5.14%) Retail
3 80 (4.24%) Banking
4 70 (3.71%) Marketing
5 49 (2.60%) Legal
6 44 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.96%) Front Office
7 37 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.43%) Publishing
10 17 (0.90%) Back Office
10 17 (0.90%) Law
11 16 (0.85%) Electronics
12 15 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.37%) Advertising
15 6 (0.32%) Billing
15 6 (0.32%) French Language
16 5 (0.26%) Games
16 5 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 744 (39.41%) Developer
2 409 (21.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 388 (20.55%) Analyst
4 264 (13.98%) Power BI Developer
5 155 (8.21%) Consultant
6 151 (8.00%) Data Analyst
7 150 (7.94%) Architect
8 148 (7.84%) SQL Developer
9 127 (6.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 81 (4.29%) Data Engineer
11 79 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 77 (4.08%) Business Analyst
13 76 (4.03%) Power BI Analyst
14 70 (3.71%) Power BI Consultant
15 68 (3.60%) SQL BI Developer
16 60 (3.18%) Azure Developer
17 56 (2.97%) Data Architect
18 55 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
19 46 (2.44%) Report Analyst
20 43 (2.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (8.95%) .NET
2 90 (4.77%) MDX
3 89 (4.71%) XML
4 86 (4.56%) JSON
5 69 (3.65%) ASP.NET
6 59 (3.13%) REST
7 49 (2.60%) Web Services
8 46 (2.44%) HTML
9 44 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 43 (2.28%) CSS
11 26 (1.38%) Kafka
12 22 (1.17%) .NET Framework
13 18 (0.95%) jQuery
13 18 (0.95%) React
13 18 (0.95%) SOAP
14 14 (0.74%) J2EE
15 13 (0.69%) .NET Core
15 13 (0.69%) HTML5
16 12 (0.64%) D3.js
16 12 (0.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 265 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (3.23%) User Experience
4 59 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 58 (3.07%) Data Structures
6 39 (2.07%) Algorithms
7 34 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (1.64%) Replication
9 28 (1.48%) NHS
10 25 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 18 (0.95%) FMCG
13 13 (0.69%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.64%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.58%) Clustering
15 11 (0.58%) Equities
16 10 (0.53%) Credit Risk
16 10 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 71 (3.76%) Windows
2 24 (1.27%) Windows 10
3 21 (1.11%) Unix
4 18 (0.95%) Linux
5 12 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.48%) VMS
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.053%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,653 (87.55%) Business Intelligence
2 493 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (22.19%) Analytics
4 389 (20.60%) ETL
5 354 (18.75%) Visualisation
6 312 (16.53%) Data Modelling
7 230 (12.18%) Data Analysis
8 196 (10.38%) Migration
9 178 (9.43%) DevOps
10 164 (8.69%) Data Visualisation
11 163 (8.63%) CRM
12 150 (7.94%) Data Science
13 136 (7.20%) Dashboard Development
14 135 (7.15%) Scrum
15 124 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
16 119 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 118 (6.25%) Data Management
18 111 (5.88%) Data Migration
19 96 (5.08%) Data Analytics
20 90 (4.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,051 (55.67%) SQL
2 242 (12.82%) Python
3 239 (12.66%) C#
4 235 (12.45%) T-SQL
5 157 (8.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 154 (8.16%) PowerShell
7 115 (6.09%) JavaScript
8 96 (5.08%) R
9 70 (3.71%) Java
10 61 (3.23%) VBA
11 26 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.17%) VB
14 20 (1.06%) C
15 15 (0.79%) Scala
15 15 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.69%) U-SQL
17 11 (0.58%) C++
17 11 (0.58%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 99 (5.24%) Degree
2 94 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (0.95%) Master's Degree
6 18 (0.95%) PhD
7 17 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.48%) MCSA
9 9 (0.48%) MCSE
9 9 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.26%) MBA
12 5 (0.26%) PMP
13 3 (0.16%) CFA
14 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (6.51%) Data Quality
2 58 (3.07%) QA
3 27 (1.43%) GDPR
4 22 (1.17%) PMO
5 4 (0.21%) PA-DSS
5 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.16%) SLA
7 1 (0.053%) GMP
7 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.053%) PSD2
System Software
1 52 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.38%) Docker
3 11 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.053%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.74%) Kibana
3 13 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.53%) Puppet
5 8 (0.42%) Ansible
6 7 (0.37%) Grafana
7 6 (0.32%) SCCM
7 6 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.26%) Control-M
8 5 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.16%) Ambari
9 3 (0.16%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.16%) Terraform
10 2 (0.11%) SCOM
11 1 (0.053%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.053%) Salt
Vendors
1 710 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 420 (22.25%) Tableau
3 139 (7.36%) Oracle
4 115 (6.09%) SAP
5 81 (4.29%) Databricks
6 51 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
7 45 (2.38%) Cognos
8 41 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (1.54%) Alteryx
9 29 (1.54%) Google
10 25 (1.32%) Workday
11 24 (1.27%) Informatica
12 22 (1.17%) Adobe
13 19 (1.01%) Talend
14 13 (0.69%) Cloudera
14 13 (0.69%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.53%) Intapp
15 10 (0.53%) VMware
16 9 (0.48%) Greenplum
16 9 (0.48%) Teradata