Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 77 91
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14 +101
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 2,556 847 2,059
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.77% 3.10% 2.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.61% 9.67% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,797 594 1,467
10th Percentile £319 £270 £320
25th Percentile £400 £358 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £438 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -2.78% +2.27%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 11 24
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.50 £14.25
25th Percentile £17.56 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% -16.67% +63.64%
75th Percentile £37.46 £51.75 £40.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £62.50 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £22.34
% change year-on-year -14.29% +25.36% +1.52%

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 24,090 8,761 22,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.52% 32.04% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,483 6,241 16,059
10th Percentile £320 £313 £298
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 116 318
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.63 £13.43
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.69 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%
75th Percentile £41.41 £41.06 £42.00
90th Percentile £65.20 £55.00 £71.48
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.86 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.29% +6.63% +17.14%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +16 1,376 £510 +13.33% 305
North of England +8 287 £450 +14.29% 174
South East +11 246 £475 +11.76% 138
Midlands +2 210 £475 +26.67% 141
North West -1 154 £425 +6.25% 95
West Midlands +11 151 £475 +9.20% 102
South West +32 128 £450 +2.86% 51
Yorkshire +17 122 £475 +33.33% 48
East of England -7 110 £375 -6.25% 56
East Midlands -19 59 £450 +22.45% 38
North East -5 12 £425 +13.33% 31
Power Platform
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 2,214 (86.62%) Power BI
2 1,870 (73.16%) Business Intelligence
3 1,183 (46.28%) SQL
4 1,057 (41.35%) Azure
5 892 (34.90%) Microsoft
6 614 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
7 584 (22.85%) Analytics
8 559 (21.87%) Social Skills
9 509 (19.91%) Visualisation
10 501 (19.60%) Finance
11 492 (19.25%) Data Warehouse
12 483 (18.90%) SQL Server
13 447 (17.49%) Python
14 444 (17.37%) PowerApps
15 406 (15.88%) ETL
16 386 (15.10%) Data Modelling
16 386 (15.10%) Tableau
17 383 (14.98%) DevOps
18 374 (14.63%) SharePoint
19 365 (14.28%) Microsoft Excel
20 339 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 339 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
21 310 (12.13%) Microsoft 365
22 308 (12.05%) Data Visualisation
23 294 (11.50%) Data Lake
24 289 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 288 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
26 277 (10.84%) Data Analysis
27 255 (9.98%) Dynamics 365
28 254 (9.94%) Power Automate

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
1 374 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 45 (1.76%) SAS
4 35 (1.37%) Confluence
5 23 (0.90%) CMS
6 22 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
8 15 (0.59%) Apache
9 14 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 14 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.39%) Drupal
10 10 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.35%) IIS
12 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.23%) Jupyter
14 5 (0.20%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.16%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 365 (14.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 114 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.82%) SPSS
5 18 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.51%) Chatbot
9 12 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.47%) Stata
10 5 (0.20%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.078%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.078%) InDesign
12 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.039%) Figma
12 1 (0.039%) InVision
12 1 (0.039%) Oracle Smart View
12 1 (0.039%) Sketch
12 1 (0.039%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 153 (5.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.27%) Lorenzo
6 6 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.20%) Sprinklr
8 3 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.12%) Primavera
8 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (0.12%) SAP PS
8 3 (0.12%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.078%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.078%) SAP EWM
9 2 (0.078%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 1,057 (41.35%) Azure
2 444 (17.37%) PowerApps
3 310 (12.13%) Microsoft 365
4 255 (9.98%) Dynamics 365
5 254 (9.94%) Power Automate
6 246 (9.62%) Azure Data Factory
7 183 (7.16%) AWS
8 122 (4.77%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 114 (4.46%) Azure Logic Apps
10 90 (3.52%) Serverless
11 77 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 77 (3.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 72 (2.82%) Azure Functions
13 55 (2.15%) GCP
14 52 (2.03%) Google Analytics
15 51 (2.00%) Snowflake
16 47 (1.84%) Azure Service Bus
17 46 (1.80%) SaaS
18 41 (1.60%) PaaS
19 39 (1.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.74%) Intranet
2 14 (0.55%) Firewall
3 8 (0.31%) RTMP
3 8 (0.31%) Skype
4 7 (0.27%) Internet
5 6 (0.23%) DNS
5 6 (0.23%) Extranet
5 6 (0.23%) HTTP
5 6 (0.23%) SMTP
6 5 (0.20%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.16%) PBX
8 3 (0.12%) FTP
8 3 (0.12%) IPsec
8 3 (0.12%) PSTN
8 3 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.12%) SSL
9 2 (0.078%) DHCP
9 2 (0.078%) MPLS
9 2 (0.078%) Network Security
10 1 (0.039%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,214 (86.62%) Power BI
2 492 (19.25%) Data Warehouse
3 483 (18.90%) SQL Server
4 386 (15.10%) Tableau
5 339 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 294 (11.50%) Data Lake
7 289 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 204 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 177 (6.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 122 (4.77%) Big Data
11 117 (4.58%) Relational Database
12 111 (4.34%) QlikView
13 69 (2.70%) Qlik Sense
14 63 (2.46%) Metadata
15 61 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
16 58 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
17 57 (2.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 55 (2.15%) Hadoop
19 53 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 51 (2.00%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 103 (4.03%) JIRA
2 100 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 75 (2.93%) Visual Studio
4 36 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 19 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.59%) GitLab
8 14 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (0.47%) Visual Studio Code
11 10 (0.39%) Selenium
12 8 (0.31%) AppVeyor
12 8 (0.31%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.31%) RStudio
12 8 (0.31%) Subversion
13 7 (0.27%) Zephyr
14 6 (0.23%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.20%) MorphX
16 4 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 559 (21.87%) Social Skills
2 501 (19.60%) Finance
3 339 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
4 189 (7.39%) Public Sector
5 152 (5.95%) Marketing
6 83 (3.25%) Presentation Skills
7 61 (2.39%) Banking
8 55 (2.15%) Retail
9 51 (2.00%) Manufacturing
10 47 (1.84%) Telecoms
11 45 (1.76%) Organisational Skills
12 41 (1.60%) Legal
13 39 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
14 35 (1.37%) Electronics
14 35 (1.37%) Local Government
15 31 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
16 25 (0.98%) Advertising
16 25 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.86%) Law
18 17 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 685 (26.80%) Developer
2 667 (26.10%) Analyst
3 307 (12.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 293 (11.46%) Data Analyst
5 252 (9.86%) Power BI Developer
6 237 (9.27%) Architect
7 223 (8.72%) Consultant
8 222 (8.69%) Data Engineer
9 163 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 135 (5.28%) Business Analyst
11 98 (3.83%) Power BI Analyst
12 85 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
13 84 (3.29%) Data Architect
14 83 (3.25%) Azure Engineer
15 78 (3.05%) SQL Developer
16 74 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
17 66 (2.58%) Project Manager
18 58 (2.27%) SQL Data Analyst
19 56 (2.19%) Azure Developer
19 56 (2.19%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (7.63%) .NET
2 91 (3.56%) HTML
3 76 (2.97%) JSON
4 73 (2.86%) REST
4 73 (2.86%) Web Services
5 67 (2.62%) CSS
6 56 (2.19%) PySpark
7 55 (2.15%) XML
8 42 (1.64%) Kafka
9 40 (1.56%) React
10 38 (1.49%) AngularJS
11 37 (1.45%) ASP.NET
11 37 (1.45%) jQuery
12 36 (1.41%) RESTful
13 31 (1.21%) MDX
14 30 (1.17%) HTML5
15 26 (1.02%) .NET Core
16 25 (0.98%) .NET Framework
17 23 (0.90%) SOAP
18 21 (0.82%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 102 (3.99%) NHS
2 81 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 64 (2.50%) User Experience
4 46 (1.80%) Data Structures
5 34 (1.33%) Virtual Team
6 30 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
7 26 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
8 24 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (0.86%) Algorithms
10 19 (0.74%) FMCG
11 18 (0.70%) Reference Data
12 14 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
12 14 (0.55%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
14 12 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.43%) Cloud Native
15 11 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.43%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
16 10 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (2.66%) Windows
2 33 (1.29%) Linux
3 32 (1.25%) Unix
4 27 (1.06%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.35%) VMS
6 8 (0.31%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.078%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.039%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.039%) MVS
9 1 (0.039%) Solaris
9 1 (0.039%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,870 (73.16%) Business Intelligence
2 614 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
3 584 (22.85%) Analytics
4 509 (19.91%) Visualisation
5 406 (15.88%) ETL
6 386 (15.10%) Data Modelling
7 383 (14.98%) DevOps
8 308 (12.05%) Data Visualisation
9 288 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 277 (10.84%) Data Analysis
11 240 (9.39%) Migration
12 193 (7.55%) Scrum
13 192 (7.51%) CRM
14 190 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
15 151 (5.91%) Data Analytics
16 143 (5.59%) Data Science
17 141 (5.52%) Project Management
18 127 (4.97%) Decision-Making
19 125 (4.89%) Dashboard Development
20 121 (4.73%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1,183 (46.28%) SQL
2 447 (17.49%) Python
3 250 (9.78%) C#
4 188 (7.36%) T-SQL
5 175 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 151 (5.91%) PowerShell
7 146 (5.71%) R
8 134 (5.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 78 (3.05%) Java
10 51 (2.00%) VBA
11 35 (1.37%) TypeScript
12 33 (1.29%) VB
13 30 (1.17%) Scala
14 24 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 22 (0.86%) C
16 17 (0.67%) Bash Shell
17 16 (0.63%) HiveQL
17 16 (0.63%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.55%) C++
19 12 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 134 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 131 (5.13%) Degree
3 113 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.39%) CIMA
8 10 (0.39%) PMP
9 9 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.31%) CFA
11 6 (0.23%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.23%) MCSE
11 6 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.20%) MCSA
13 4 (0.16%) CISSP
13 4 (0.16%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (6.10%) Data Quality
2 80 (3.13%) QA
3 78 (3.05%) PMO
4 41 (1.60%) GDPR
5 17 (0.67%) Accessibility
5 17 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.59%) SLA
7 5 (0.20%) COBIT
7 5 (0.20%) IFRS
8 4 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.12%) NCSC
10 2 (0.078%) Basel III
10 2 (0.078%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.078%) NIST
10 2 (0.078%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.039%) FATCA
11 1 (0.039%) Section 508
System Software
1 99 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.59%) Docker
2 15 (0.59%) HDFS
3 13 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.078%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.039%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 24 (0.94%) Ansible
3 22 (0.86%) Terraform
4 18 (0.70%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.39%) SCCM
6 8 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (0.20%) Grafana
7 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.16%) SCOM
9 3 (0.12%) Control-M
9 3 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.12%) PingFederate
10 2 (0.078%) Automic
10 2 (0.078%) CASB
10 2 (0.078%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.078%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.078%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.078%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 892 (34.90%) Microsoft
2 231 (9.04%) Databricks
3 146 (5.71%) Oracle
3 146 (5.71%) SAP
4 84 (3.29%) Google
5 64 (2.50%) Adobe
6 59 (2.31%) Informatica
7 55 (2.15%) Alteryx
8 52 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (1.45%) ServiceNow
10 23 (0.90%) Teradata
11 22 (0.86%) Nintex
12 19 (0.74%) Cognos
12 19 (0.74%) Talend
13 17 (0.67%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.59%) VMware
15 14 (0.55%) MuleSoft
15 14 (0.55%) Splunk
16 13 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
17 10 (0.39%) Cloudera