Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Power Platform skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Power Platform over the 6 months to 20 January 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 Platform
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 75 157
Rank change year-on-year +5 +82 +142
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 1,145 1,915 1,604
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.33% 2.91% 1.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.12% 9.63% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1,397 1,175
Median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £619 £575
UK median daily rate £449 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -0.28% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 14
Median hourly rate £22.00 £36.35 £22.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.48% +60.49% +5.35%
10th Percentile £18.50 £17.48 £16.99
90th Percentile £62.75 £51.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £22.65
% change year-on-year -38.89% +58.94% +5.35%

Power Platform is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11,314 19,896 23,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.91% 30.25% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,068 14,018 16,408
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £303 £281 £305
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £495
% change year-on-year +1.01% - +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 290 275
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £74.05 £42.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%

Power Platform
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Power Platform as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Power Platform in England

Power Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Power Platform in England

Power Platform
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Power Platform in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Power Platform in England

Power Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Power Platform in England

Power Platform
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Power Platform in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Power Platform in England

Power Platform
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Power Platform within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
London +20 616 £475 - 156
North of England +18 177 £400 - 102
North West +20 113 £400 -5.88% 68
Midlands +12 111 £400 -5.88% 77
South East -21 100 £422 -4.90% 57
West Midlands -2 68 £430 -4.44% 47
Yorkshire +12 52 £371 -7.19% 25
East Midlands +32 43 £375 -6.25% 30
East of England +5 37 £338 -17.68% 39
South West +6 36 £438 -7.89% 21
North East +25 13 £350 -6.67% 9
Power Platform
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Power Platform 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 across the England region with a requirement for Power Platform.

1 929 (81.14%) Power BI
2 789 (68.91%) Business Intelligence
3 499 (43.58%) SQL
3 499 (43.58%) Azure
4 478 (41.75%) Microsoft
5 265 (23.14%) PowerApps
6 247 (21.57%) SQL Server
7 244 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
8 220 (19.21%) Data Warehouse
9 202 (17.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 194 (16.94%) SharePoint
11 193 (16.86%) Analytics
12 192 (16.77%) Finance
13 186 (16.24%) Data Modelling
14 185 (16.16%) Visualisation
15 158 (13.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 157 (13.71%) Python
17 142 (12.40%) Dynamics 365
18 141 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
19 140 (12.23%) ETL
20 137 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
21 133 (11.62%) Office 365
22 127 (11.09%) Tableau
23 120 (10.48%) DevOps
24 114 (9.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 112 (9.78%) Public Sector
26 102 (8.91%) T-SQL
27 101 (8.82%) Power Automate
28 100 (8.73%) Migration
29 96 (8.38%) Security Cleared

Power Platform
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 194 (16.94%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.48%) SAS
4 14 (1.22%) ArcGIS
5 12 (1.05%) Confluence
6 9 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (0.61%) Apache
8 6 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.35%) Apache Synapse
9 4 (0.35%) IIS
9 4 (0.35%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.26%) JBoss
10 3 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.087%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.087%) Kentico
Applications
1 141 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.70%) SPSS
6 7 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.52%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.087%) Stata
Business Applications
1 73 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.26%) Avolution ABACUS
7 3 (0.26%) iTrent
7 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.17%) Magento
8 2 (0.17%) OPENHousing
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.17%) Primavera
8 2 (0.17%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.17%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.087%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.087%) FastStats
9 1 (0.087%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 499 (43.58%) Azure
2 265 (23.14%) PowerApps
3 142 (12.40%) Dynamics 365
4 133 (11.62%) Office 365
5 101 (8.82%) Power Automate
6 90 (7.86%) Logic Apps
7 78 (6.81%) Azure Data Factory
8 61 (5.33%) AWS
9 49 (4.28%) Serverless
10 40 (3.49%) Azure Functions
10 40 (3.49%) SaaS
11 35 (3.06%) OneDrive
12 29 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (2.45%) Yammer
14 14 (1.22%) IaaS
14 14 (1.22%) PaaS
15 10 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.79%) GCP
16 9 (0.79%) Google Analytics
17 8 (0.70%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.14%) Firewall
2 11 (0.96%) DNS
3 6 (0.52%) HTTP
3 6 (0.52%) Intranet
3 6 (0.52%) Skype
4 5 (0.44%) DHCP
4 5 (0.44%) Internet
4 5 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.35%) VPN
6 3 (0.26%) SAN
6 3 (0.26%) WAN
7 2 (0.17%) Extranet
7 2 (0.17%) LAN
7 2 (0.17%) OpenScape
7 2 (0.17%) SSL
7 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.17%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.087%) 4G
8 1 (0.087%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.087%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 929 (81.14%) Power BI
2 247 (21.57%) SQL Server
3 220 (19.21%) Data Warehouse
4 202 (17.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 158 (13.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 127 (11.09%) Tableau
7 114 (9.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 80 (6.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 80 (6.99%) Data Lake
9 58 (5.07%) QlikView
10 48 (4.19%) Relational Database
11 41 (3.58%) Big Data
12 37 (3.23%) Qlik Sense
13 27 (2.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 26 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 24 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
17 19 (1.66%) Data Mining
18 18 (1.57%) MySQL
19 17 (1.48%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 27 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.66%) JIRA
2 19 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 19 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.52%) GitLab
7 5 (0.44%) ERwin
8 4 (0.35%) Hudson
9 3 (0.26%) Maven
9 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.26%) RStudio
9 3 (0.26%) Selenium
9 3 (0.26%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.17%) Ant
10 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.17%) Gradle
10 2 (0.17%) MorphX
10 2 (0.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 192 (16.77%) Finance
2 112 (9.78%) Public Sector
3 47 (4.10%) Law
4 46 (4.02%) Marketing
5 39 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.18%) Retail
8 24 (2.10%) Banking
9 23 (2.01%) Electronics
10 19 (1.66%) Legal
11 17 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.87%) Advertising
12 10 (0.87%) Local Government
13 7 (0.61%) Front Office
14 6 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.52%) Billing
14 6 (0.52%) Publishing
15 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
17 3 (0.26%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 328 (28.65%) Developer
2 248 (21.66%) Analyst
3 160 (13.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 131 (11.44%) Consultant
5 125 (10.92%) Architect
6 113 (9.87%) Power BI Developer
7 103 (9.00%) Data Analyst
8 88 (7.69%) Data Engineer
9 56 (4.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 44 (3.84%) Business Analyst
10 44 (3.84%) Power BI Analyst
10 44 (3.84%) SQL Developer
11 43 (3.76%) Data Architect
12 40 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
13 38 (3.32%) Power BI Consultant
14 36 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
15 35 (3.06%) Azure Engineer
16 27 (2.36%) Azure Architect
16 27 (2.36%) Microsoft Developer
17 22 (1.92%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.77%) .NET
2 50 (4.37%) JSON
2 50 (4.37%) XML
3 48 (4.19%) Web Services
4 34 (2.97%) HTML
5 30 (2.62%) CSS
6 28 (2.45%) REST
7 23 (2.01%) ASP.NET
8 19 (1.66%) React
9 15 (1.31%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.31%) jQuery
10 12 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.96%) .NET Core
11 11 (0.96%) NumPy
12 10 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (0.87%) Middleware
12 10 (0.87%) Natural Language Processing
12 10 (0.87%) RESTful
12 10 (0.87%) SOAP
12 10 (0.87%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 137 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.50%) NHS
3 49 (4.28%) User Experience
4 38 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 15 (1.31%) Reference Data
6 15 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (0.70%) FMCG
10 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.52%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.52%) CMDB
11 6 (0.52%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (0.52%) Life Science
11 6 (0.52%) VSAM
12 5 (0.44%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (2.71%) Windows
2 13 (1.14%) Windows Server
3 9 (0.79%) Windows 10
4 7 (0.61%) Linux
5 5 (0.44%) Unix
5 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.087%) Android
8 1 (0.087%) Solaris
8 1 (0.087%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (68.91%) Business Intelligence
2 244 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (16.86%) Analytics
4 186 (16.24%) Data Modelling
5 185 (16.16%) Visualisation
6 140 (12.23%) ETL
7 120 (10.48%) DevOps
8 100 (8.73%) Migration
9 94 (8.21%) CRM
10 86 (7.51%) Decision-Making
11 84 (7.34%) Data Analysis
12 83 (7.25%) Data Management
12 83 (7.25%) Data Visualisation
13 67 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 63 (5.50%) Data Science
15 60 (5.24%) Dashboard Development
15 60 (5.24%) Project Delivery
16 58 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
17 57 (4.98%) Data Architecture
18 55 (4.80%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 499 (43.58%) SQL
2 157 (13.71%) Python
3 102 (8.91%) T-SQL
4 89 (7.77%) C#
4 89 (7.77%) PowerShell
5 80 (6.99%) JavaScript
6 52 (4.54%) R
7 47 (4.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 32 (2.79%) Java
9 21 (1.83%) VBA
10 20 (1.75%) VB
11 17 (1.48%) C
12 11 (0.96%) Scala
13 7 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.52%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.44%) PHP
16 4 (0.35%) COBOL
16 4 (0.35%) Ruby
16 4 (0.35%) XPath
16 4 (0.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 96 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 79 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.49%) Degree
4 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.35%) MCSE
8 4 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.26%) ISEB
9 3 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.26%) PhD
10 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.17%) RIBA
11 1 (0.087%) APMP
11 1 (0.087%) CRISC
11 1 (0.087%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.59%) Data Quality
2 36 (3.14%) QA
3 16 (1.40%) PMO
4 8 (0.70%) SLA
5 5 (0.44%) GDPR
6 4 (0.35%) WCAG
7 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.26%) NIST
8 2 (0.17%) NCSC
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.61%) Docker
2 7 (0.61%) HDFS
2 7 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.087%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
1 14 (1.22%) SCCM
2 11 (0.96%) Terraform
3 5 (0.44%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.26%) Control-M
4 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.26%) Oozie
5 2 (0.17%) Ansible
5 2 (0.17%) CASB
5 2 (0.17%) Puppet
6 1 (0.087%) Kibana
6 1 (0.087%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.087%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.087%) SCOM
Vendors
1 478 (41.75%) Microsoft
2 78 (6.81%) SAP
3 70 (6.11%) Oracle
4 51 (4.45%) Databricks
5 26 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (1.22%) Alteryx
7 13 (1.14%) Google
7 13 (1.14%) Informatica
8 12 (1.05%) Nintex
9 11 (0.96%) ESRI
10 7 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (0.52%) Blue Prism
11 6 (0.52%) Capita
11 6 (0.52%) Dataiku
11 6 (0.52%) Intapp
11 6 (0.52%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.44%) Dell
12 5 (0.44%) iManage
12 5 (0.44%) Snow
12 5 (0.44%) Splunk