Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 84 145
Rank change year-on-year +7 +61 +90
Contract jobs citing Power BI 1,699 1,312 1,732
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.65% 1.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.13% 12.52% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,124 927 1,267
10th Percentile £300 £311 £313
25th Percentile £369 £363 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.29%
75th Percentile £550 £530 £538
90th Percentile £625 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 26 16
10th Percentile £11.70 £19.57 £16.69
25th Percentile £15.97 £26.25 £21.22
Median hourly rate £21.25 £44.50 £23.58
Median % change year-on-year -52.25% +88.76% +25.60%
75th Percentile £27.00 £51.31 £30.00
90th Percentile £44.63 £60.88 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £46.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -58.70% +53.33% +71.04%

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 12,021 10,480 20,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 21.20% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,198 7,215 14,413
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.15%
75th Percentile £598 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 157 237
10th Percentile £11.49 £13.75 £13.15
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £24.70 £28.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.33% -5.00%
75th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £61.05 £56.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -25.00% +20.00%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 18 May 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 +2 1,330 £450 - 476
London +26 686 £500 +8.11% 185
UK excluding London -2 645 £425 - 322
Work from Home -7 516 £475 +18.75% 123
North of England +15 160 £375 - 101
Midlands +8 156 £450 +3.45% 65
West Midlands +18 136 £450 - 42
South East -62 102 £400 -15.79% 59
North West +7 99 £375 -4.76% 58
Scotland +19 72 £420 -6.67% 21
South West +26 67 £489 +6.02% 32
East of England +3 62 £431 +1.47% 33
Yorkshire +33 55 £379 +4.48% 35
Wales +23 26 £349 -7.00% 8
East Midlands -18 18 £423 +15.73% 23
North East +3 6 £298 -15.60% 8
Northern Ireland +5 2 £109 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 1,699 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,407 (82.81%) Business Intelligence
3 818 (48.15%) SQL
4 731 (43.03%) Azure
5 607 (35.73%) Microsoft
6 471 (27.72%) Analytics
7 435 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
8 395 (23.25%) Data Warehouse
9 384 (22.60%) SQL Server
10 366 (21.54%) Data Modelling
11 363 (21.37%) Visualisation
12 355 (20.89%) Social Skills
13 316 (18.60%) Finance
14 293 (17.25%) ETL
15 287 (16.89%) Python
16 273 (16.07%) DevOps
17 272 (16.01%) Tableau
18 267 (15.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 234 (13.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 231 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
21 228 (13.42%) Microsoft Excel
22 195 (11.48%) SharePoint
23 191 (11.24%) PowerApps
24 188 (11.07%) Azure Data Factory
25 179 (10.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 178 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
27 176 (10.36%) Data Visualisation
28 173 (10.18%) Data Analysis
29 166 (9.77%) Data Lake
30 162 (9.54%) Public Sector

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
1 195 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 41 (2.41%) SAS
4 23 (1.35%) Apache
5 22 (1.29%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (0.77%) Confluence
7 11 (0.65%) Jupyter
8 10 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.53%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.35%) Mule
10 6 (0.35%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.29%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.29%) CMS
12 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.12%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.12%) Wowza Streaming Engine
Applications
1 228 (13.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.71%) SPSS
6 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.59%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.47%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.47%) Stata
9 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 74 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.24%) MFGPRO
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.18%) iTrent
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.12%) Sonata
9 1 (0.059%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.059%) FastStats
9 1 (0.059%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.059%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.059%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,699 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 731 (43.03%) Azure
3 191 (11.24%) PowerApps
4 188 (11.07%) Azure Data Factory
5 135 (7.95%) AWS
6 131 (7.71%) Microsoft 365
7 122 (7.18%) Dynamics 365
8 111 (6.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 103 (6.06%) Power Automate
10 69 (4.06%) Azure Logic Apps
11 57 (3.35%) GCP
12 54 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 50 (2.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 50 (2.94%) SaaS
14 46 (2.71%) Serverless
15 35 (2.06%) Azure Functions
16 27 (1.59%) Google Analytics
16 27 (1.59%) PaaS
17 25 (1.47%) Azure Stack
18 21 (1.24%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.06%) Firewall
2 10 (0.59%) RTMP
3 8 (0.47%) Intranet
4 7 (0.41%) Skype
5 6 (0.35%) HTTP
5 6 (0.35%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.24%) MPLS
6 4 (0.24%) Network Security
7 3 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.12%) FTP
8 2 (0.12%) Internet
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.12%) WAN
9 1 (0.059%) DHCP
9 1 (0.059%) DNS
9 1 (0.059%) OSPF
9 1 (0.059%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.059%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (23.25%) Data Warehouse
2 384 (22.60%) SQL Server
3 272 (16.01%) Tableau
4 267 (15.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 234 (13.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 179 (10.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 166 (9.77%) Data Lake
8 115 (6.77%) Azure SQL Database
9 76 (4.47%) Big Data
10 74 (4.36%) Relational Database
11 70 (4.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 59 (3.47%) Hadoop
12 59 (3.47%) QlikView
13 52 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
14 48 (2.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 44 (2.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 42 (2.47%) OLAP
16 42 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
17 37 (2.18%) Data Mining
17 37 (2.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 59 (3.47%) JIRA
2 46 (2.71%) Jenkins
3 40 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 24 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (1.35%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.06%) GitLab
8 14 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.47%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.47%) ERwin
12 7 (0.41%) Postman
13 6 (0.35%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.35%) ER Studio
13 6 (0.35%) JMeter
13 6 (0.35%) REST Assured
14 5 (0.29%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.24%) RStudio
15 4 (0.24%) SonarQube
General
1 355 (20.89%) Social Skills
2 316 (18.60%) Finance
3 231 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
4 162 (9.54%) Public Sector
5 58 (3.41%) Marketing
6 45 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
7 40 (2.35%) Retail
8 32 (1.88%) Legal
9 31 (1.82%) Banking
10 30 (1.77%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.71%) Law
12 25 (1.47%) Telecoms
13 18 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
14 17 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
15 15 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
16 12 (0.71%) Billing
17 11 (0.65%) Electronics
17 11 (0.65%) Games
17 11 (0.65%) Local Government
18 10 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 472 (27.78%) Developer
2 440 (25.90%) Analyst
3 258 (15.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 205 (12.07%) Data Analyst
5 186 (10.95%) Power BI Developer
6 170 (10.01%) Data Engineer
7 166 (9.77%) Architect
8 122 (7.18%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 117 (6.89%) Consultant
10 87 (5.12%) Power BI Analyst
11 77 (4.53%) Data Architect
12 73 (4.30%) Business Analyst
13 67 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
14 66 (3.88%) Azure Architect
15 59 (3.47%) SQL Developer
16 48 (2.83%) Technical Leader
17 47 (2.77%) SQL Analyst
18 45 (2.65%) Project Manager
19 42 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
20 35 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (6.36%) .NET
2 56 (3.30%) ASP.NET
3 51 (3.00%) React
4 47 (2.77%) HTML
5 46 (2.71%) AngularJS
6 33 (1.94%) Web Services
7 32 (1.88%) JSON
7 32 (1.88%) XML
8 31 (1.82%) Kafka
9 30 (1.77%) ASP.NET Core
10 29 (1.71%) CSS
10 29 (1.71%) RESTful
11 22 (1.29%) NumPy
11 22 (1.29%) REST
12 21 (1.24%) PySpark
13 20 (1.18%) TensorFlow
14 17 (1.00%) SciPy
15 15 (0.88%) Pandas
16 14 (0.82%) SOAP
17 13 (0.77%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 66 (3.88%) NHS
2 52 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 41 (2.41%) User Experience
4 40 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (1.88%) Data Structures
6 24 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (0.88%) Reference Data
8 11 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 11 (0.65%) Virtual Team
9 10 (0.59%) Algorithms
9 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.53%) FMCG
11 8 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.47%) Reinsurance
12 7 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (0.41%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.41%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.35%) iSeries
13 6 (0.35%) VSAM
13 6 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (2.88%) Windows
2 28 (1.65%) Unix
3 20 (1.18%) Linux
4 19 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.12%) Android
7 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.059%) AIX
8 1 (0.059%) Solaris
8 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.059%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,407 (82.81%) Business Intelligence
2 471 (27.72%) Analytics
3 435 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (21.54%) Data Modelling
5 363 (21.37%) Visualisation
6 293 (17.25%) ETL
7 273 (16.07%) DevOps
8 178 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 176 (10.36%) Data Visualisation
10 173 (10.18%) Data Analysis
11 133 (7.83%) Migration
12 129 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
13 122 (7.18%) Scrum
14 105 (6.18%) Dashboard Development
15 103 (6.06%) CRM
16 98 (5.77%) Data Analytics
16 98 (5.77%) Data Management
17 97 (5.71%) Data Science
18 92 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
18 92 (5.41%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 818 (48.15%) SQL
2 287 (16.89%) Python
3 139 (8.18%) T-SQL
4 119 (7.00%) C#
5 111 (6.53%) JavaScript
6 105 (6.18%) PowerShell
7 84 (4.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 80 (4.71%) Java
9 73 (4.30%) R
10 35 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 33 (1.94%) VBA
12 26 (1.53%) Scala
13 19 (1.12%) C
14 18 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.59%) VB
17 8 (0.47%) HiveQL
17 8 (0.47%) Ruby
18 7 (0.41%) C++
18 7 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 132 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 110 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.06%) Degree
4 19 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.53%) PhD
8 8 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.12%) ISEB
12 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.12%) MCSE
12 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.12%) PMP
12 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.059%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.36%) Data Quality
2 89 (5.24%) QA
3 22 (1.29%) PMO
4 18 (1.06%) GDPR
5 8 (0.47%) SLA
6 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.18%) NCSC
7 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.12%) NIST
8 1 (0.059%) Basel III
8 1 (0.059%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.059%) HL7
8 1 (0.059%) IFRS
8 1 (0.059%) P3O
8 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.18%) HDFS
3 13 (0.77%) Docker
4 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.12%) XenApp
5 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.059%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 19 (1.12%) Terraform
2 18 (1.06%) Ansible
3 12 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.29%) SCCM
5 5 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.24%) Puppet
7 3 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.18%) Oozie
7 3 (0.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.059%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.059%) Grafana
8 1 (0.059%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.059%) Packer
8 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 607 (35.73%) Microsoft
2 149 (8.77%) Databricks
3 111 (6.53%) Oracle
4 97 (5.71%) SAP
5 47 (2.77%) Alteryx
6 43 (2.53%) Google
7 41 (2.41%) Splunk
8 35 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.82%) Talend
10 30 (1.77%) Informatica
11 19 (1.12%) Intapp
12 16 (0.94%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.88%) Adobe
13 15 (0.88%) JD Edwards
13 15 (0.88%) Nintex
14 14 (0.82%) Teradata
15 13 (0.77%) iManage
16 12 (0.71%) Cognos
17 10 (0.59%) Cloudera
17 10 (0.59%) ESRI