Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 377 657
Rank change year-on-year +155 +280 +165
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,194 567 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 0.62% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.30% 2.75% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 399 180
UK median daily rate £436 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% -6.43%
10th Percentile £306 £255 £312
90th Percentile £600 £582 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 0
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.70 -
% change year-on-year +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 22,511 20,591 23,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.55% 22.62% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,656 13,710 15,806
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £626 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 266 387
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -4.92% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.94 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.17 £53.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year +23.89% -8.13% +21.40%

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 20 June 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 20 June 2018.

Contractor 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 20 June 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 +137 1,112 £438 +2.94% 290
London +102 597 £470 +4.44% 120
UK excluding London +147 586 £400 +6.67% 194
South East +101 236 £450 +5.88% 58
Midlands +49 104 £400 +18.52% 26
North of England -5 88 £350 - 58
South West +40 62 £430 +44.54% 17
East Midlands +42 56 £403 -8.00% 11
North West -10 51 £338 +0.75% 33
West Midlands 0 48 £385 +18.46% 15
Scotland -6 47 £390 +20.00% 17
Yorkshire -1 33 £350 - 19
East of England +17 29 £400 - 11
Wales +6 14 £394 +15.38% 6
Isle of Man - 5 £400 -
North East +4 4 £403 +12.59% 6
Northern Ireland - 4 £488 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,091 (91.37%) Business Intelligence
2 682 (57.12%) SQL
3 533 (44.64%) Microsoft
4 512 (42.88%) SQL Server
5 394 (33.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 369 (30.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 345 (28.89%) Analytics
8 341 (28.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 296 (24.79%) Data Warehouse
10 295 (24.71%) Visualisation
11 272 (22.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 269 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
13 254 (21.27%) Finance
14 234 (19.60%) Tableau
15 213 (17.84%) ETL
16 187 (15.66%) Microsoft Excel
17 169 (14.15%) Data Modelling
18 168 (14.07%) T-SQL
19 152 (12.73%) Python
20 149 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
21 138 (11.56%) Data Visualisation
22 130 (10.89%) Data Analysis
23 127 (10.64%) C#
23 127 (10.64%) Big Data
24 126 (10.55%) Data Lake
25 122 (10.22%) SharePoint
26 108 (9.05%) Hadoop
27 107 (8.96%) Dashboard Development
28 105 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
29 104 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 122 (10.22%) SharePoint
2 58 (4.86%) Apache Spark
3 38 (3.18%) SAS
4 16 (1.34%) Apache
5 10 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (0.84%) Confluence
5 10 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.75%) IIS
6 9 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.59%) Jupyter
7 7 (0.59%) ThingWorx
8 6 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.17%) JBoss
10 2 (0.17%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 187 (15.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (1.51%) SPSS
7 11 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.67%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.50%) Stata
10 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.084%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 33 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
2 31 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.17%) FastStats
8 2 (0.17%) Global One
8 2 (0.17%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.17%) Line 50
8 2 (0.17%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.084%) Radian6
9 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.084%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.084%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.084%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 341 (28.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (7.12%) Office 365
4 73 (6.11%) Azure Data Factory
5 48 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (2.26%) PaaS
7 21 (1.76%) SaaS
8 20 (1.68%) Google Analytics
8 20 (1.68%) OneDrive
9 19 (1.59%) Azure Machine Learning
10 16 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (1.26%) Data Lake Analytics
11 15 (1.26%) IaaS
12 13 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 12 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.92%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 8 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.34%) Skype
2 14 (1.17%) HTTP
3 12 (1.01%) SSL
4 9 (0.75%) Firewall
4 9 (0.75%) VPN
5 8 (0.67%) DNS
5 8 (0.67%) FTP
5 8 (0.67%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.67%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.67%) SMS
5 8 (0.67%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.59%) 3G
6 7 (0.59%) 4G
6 7 (0.59%) Modbus
6 7 (0.59%) MQTT
6 7 (0.59%) VoLTE
6 7 (0.59%) Wireless
7 6 (0.50%) Internet
8 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (42.88%) SQL Server
2 394 (33.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 369 (30.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 296 (24.79%) Data Warehouse
5 272 (22.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 127 (10.64%) Big Data
7 126 (10.55%) Data Lake
8 108 (9.05%) Hadoop
9 71 (5.95%) Relational Database
10 66 (5.53%) QlikView
11 64 (5.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 64 (5.36%) SQL Server 2016
12 61 (5.11%) BusinessObjects
13 55 (4.61%) HDInsight
14 50 (4.19%) Spotfire
15 48 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
16 45 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
17 41 (3.43%) Qlik Sense
18 40 (3.35%) SQL Server 2014
19 39 (3.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 55 (4.61%) Visual Studio
2 39 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (2.26%) JIRA
5 18 (1.51%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.50%) FishEye
8 6 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.50%) Selenium
9 5 (0.42%) ProC
9 5 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.34%) JSUnit
10 4 (0.34%) JUnit
10 4 (0.34%) Subversion
10 4 (0.34%) tSQLt
11 3 (0.25%) Chocolatey
General
1 254 (21.27%) Finance
2 57 (4.77%) Retail
3 37 (3.10%) Legal
3 37 (3.10%) Marketing
4 34 (2.85%) Banking
5 30 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.93%) Games
7 14 (1.17%) Front Office
7 14 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.01%) Publishing
9 11 (0.92%) Law
10 10 (0.84%) Back Office
11 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.42%) Advertising
12 5 (0.42%) Automotive
12 5 (0.42%) Electronics
12 5 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 442 (37.02%) Developer
2 272 (22.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 238 (19.93%) Analyst
4 159 (13.32%) Power BI Developer
5 110 (9.21%) Consultant
6 101 (8.46%) Architect
6 101 (8.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 96 (8.04%) SQL Developer
8 83 (6.95%) Data Analyst
9 62 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 60 (5.03%) Business Analyst
11 59 (4.94%) SSRS Developer
12 51 (4.27%) SQL BI Developer
13 41 (3.43%) Report Developer
14 38 (3.18%) Power BI Consultant
15 37 (3.10%) Senior Developer
16 36 (3.02%) C# Developer
17 34 (2.85%) Data Engineer
18 33 (2.76%) Data Architect
19 32 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (8.71%) .NET
2 60 (5.03%) MDX
3 41 (3.43%) REST
4 40 (3.35%) HTML
5 37 (3.10%) ASP.NET
5 37 (3.10%) CSS
6 29 (2.43%) XML
7 26 (2.18%) JSON
7 26 (2.18%) Node.js
8 25 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (1.93%) Kafka
10 20 (1.68%) HTML5
10 20 (1.68%) RESTful
11 19 (1.59%) jQuery
12 16 (1.34%) Web Services
13 15 (1.26%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.17%) Ajax
15 12 (1.01%) AngularJS
15 12 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 149 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 39 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.02%) Data Structures
6 27 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 27 (2.26%) Reinsurance
7 23 (1.93%) Private Cloud
8 20 (1.68%) User Experience
9 17 (1.42%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.26%) Fintech
10 15 (1.26%) Replication
11 14 (1.17%) NHS
12 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.67%) Clustering
13 8 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.67%) Life Science
14 7 (0.59%) FMCG
14 7 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.59%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.27%) Windows
2 28 (2.35%) Linux
3 17 (1.42%) Unix
3 17 (1.42%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.17%) Windows 10
5 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.25%) Android
7 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.084%) VMS
8 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,091 (91.37%) Business Intelligence
2 345 (28.89%) Analytics
3 295 (24.71%) Visualisation
4 269 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
5 213 (17.84%) ETL
6 169 (14.15%) Data Modelling
7 138 (11.56%) Data Visualisation
8 130 (10.89%) Data Analysis
9 107 (8.96%) Dashboard Development
10 105 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
11 104 (8.71%) Scrum
11 104 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 85 (7.12%) Migration
13 79 (6.62%) Data Analytics
14 73 (6.11%) Data Science
15 72 (6.03%) Project Management
16 59 (4.94%) CRM
16 59 (4.94%) DevOps
17 57 (4.77%) Machine Learning
18 54 (4.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 682 (57.12%) SQL
2 168 (14.07%) T-SQL
3 152 (12.73%) Python
4 127 (10.64%) C#
5 103 (8.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 83 (6.95%) R
7 73 (6.11%) JavaScript
8 55 (4.61%) Java
9 51 (4.27%) VBA
10 47 (3.94%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.76%) C
12 20 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.42%) Scala
14 12 (1.01%) Ruby
15 11 (0.92%) U-SQL
16 10 (0.84%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.67%) C++
17 8 (0.67%) VB
18 7 (0.59%) Perl
18 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (6.03%) Degree
2 68 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.17%) PMP
6 12 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.84%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.75%) MCSE
9 8 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.50%) ISEB
12 3 (0.25%) MCSA
12 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.17%) MCITP
14 1 (0.084%) ACCA
14 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.084%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.19%) Data Quality
2 28 (2.35%) GDPR
3 24 (2.01%) PMO
4 17 (1.42%) QA
5 6 (0.50%) GCP
6 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) SLA
7 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.17%) HAZOP
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.17%) WCAG
8 1 (0.084%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.42%) Docker
3 7 (0.59%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.59%) HDFS
3 7 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.17%) XenServer
7 1 (0.084%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (1.34%) SCOM
2 15 (1.26%) SCCM
3 14 (1.17%) Ansible
4 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
5 8 (0.67%) Puppet
6 7 (0.59%) Grafana
6 7 (0.59%) Kibana
6 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (0.59%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (0.50%) Terraform
8 5 (0.42%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.42%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.17%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 533 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 234 (19.60%) Tableau
3 98 (8.21%) SAP
4 96 (8.04%) Oracle
5 39 (3.27%) Google
6 38 (3.18%) Cognos
7 33 (2.76%) IBM
8 27 (2.26%) Alteryx
9 26 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (2.09%) Talend
11 20 (1.68%) Cloudera
11 20 (1.68%) Informatica
12 16 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
13 11 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.84%) Teradata
14 10 (0.84%) VMware
15 9 (0.75%) Hortonworks
15 9 (0.75%) Workday
16 8 (0.67%) Capita
16 8 (0.67%) HP