Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 82 110
Rank change year-on-year +21 +28 +105
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 2,022 954 1,905
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.58% 2.86% 2.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.20% 9.12% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 675 1,367
10th Percentile £313 £309 £313
25th Percentile £388 £368 £387
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £626 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £477 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 13 15
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.50 £17.85
25th Percentile £13.50 £23.90 £19.63
Median hourly rate £21.50 £40.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -46.91% +65.29% +22.50%
75th Percentile £27.00 £51.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £44.54 £68.75 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £38.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -43.79% +69.99% +12.50%

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 19,823 10,466 24,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.08% 31.35% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,219 7,528 17,194
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £419 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £608 £600 £588
90th Percentile £694 £688 £662
UK median daily rate £517 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.40% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 143 298
10th Percentile £11.59 £13.32 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.00 £16.50 £15.06
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £39.50 £36.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.03 £54.75 £60.38
UK median hourly rate £21.03 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.13% -2.44% +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +33 1,099 £500 +11.11% 264
North of England +12 220 £425 +13.33% 131
Midlands +11 210 £475 +9.20% 125
West Midlands +8 167 £475 +5.56% 87
South East -34 166 £475 - 119
North West -6 119 £425 +13.33% 82
East of England +12 93 £413 -13.16% 72
South West +28 92 £475 +8.57% 33
Yorkshire +32 90 £425 +13.33% 35
East Midlands +2 41 £450 +26.32% 38
North East 0 11 £388 -11.93% 14
Power Platform
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,742 (86.15%) Power BI
2 1,474 (72.90%) Business Intelligence
3 947 (46.83%) SQL
4 887 (43.87%) Azure
5 728 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 518 (25.62%) Analytics
7 493 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
8 450 (22.26%) Social Skills
9 419 (20.72%) Data Warehouse
10 395 (19.54%) SQL Server
11 386 (19.09%) Visualisation
12 377 (18.64%) Finance
13 366 (18.10%) Data Modelling
14 341 (16.86%) ETL
15 337 (16.67%) PowerApps
16 335 (16.57%) DevOps
17 324 (16.02%) Python
18 294 (14.54%) Tableau
19 287 (14.19%) SharePoint
20 275 (13.60%) Microsoft Excel
21 271 (13.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 264 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
23 241 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 229 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
25 217 (10.73%) Microsoft 365
26 216 (10.68%) Data Analysis
26 216 (10.68%) Migration
27 212 (10.48%) Data Lake
28 204 (10.09%) Dynamics 365
29 199 (9.84%) Azure Data Factory

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
1 287 (14.19%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.93%) Apache Spark
3 36 (1.78%) SAS
4 22 (1.09%) Apache Airflow
5 21 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (0.84%) CMS
6 17 (0.84%) Confluence
7 16 (0.79%) Apache
8 11 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.40%) Drupal
11 6 (0.30%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.25%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.20%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.15%) Mule
14 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 275 (13.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.14%) InfoPath
5 20 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.89%) SPSS
7 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.49%) Stata
9 9 (0.45%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.15%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.049%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.049%) Figma
Business Applications
1 124 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.20%) MFGPRO
8 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.15%) Lorenzo
9 3 (0.15%) Sprinklr
10 2 (0.099%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.099%) SAP EWM
10 2 (0.099%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.099%) SAP Travel Management
10 2 (0.099%) SAP WM
10 2 (0.099%) Sonata
11 1 (0.049%) CODA-Financials
11 1 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.049%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 887 (43.87%) Azure
2 337 (16.67%) PowerApps
3 217 (10.73%) Microsoft 365
4 204 (10.09%) Dynamics 365
5 199 (9.84%) Azure Data Factory
6 162 (8.01%) Power Automate
7 138 (6.82%) AWS
8 121 (5.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 117 (5.79%) Azure Logic Apps
10 80 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
11 70 (3.46%) Serverless
12 68 (3.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 58 (2.87%) Azure Functions
14 50 (2.47%) Azure Service Bus
14 50 (2.47%) GCP
15 48 (2.37%) PaaS
16 46 (2.27%) SaaS
17 36 (1.78%) Azure Storage
18 35 (1.73%) Google Analytics
18 35 (1.73%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.99%) Firewall
2 12 (0.59%) Intranet
3 10 (0.49%) RTMP
3 10 (0.49%) Skype
4 8 (0.40%) DNS
5 7 (0.35%) HTTP
6 6 (0.30%) Internet
7 5 (0.25%) SMTP
8 4 (0.20%) MPLS
8 4 (0.20%) Network Security
9 3 (0.15%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.099%) DHCP
10 2 (0.099%) Extranet
10 2 (0.099%) FTP
10 2 (0.099%) LAN
10 2 (0.099%) PBX
10 2 (0.099%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.099%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,742 (86.15%) Power BI
2 419 (20.72%) Data Warehouse
3 395 (19.54%) SQL Server
4 294 (14.54%) Tableau
5 271 (13.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 241 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 212 (10.48%) Data Lake
8 170 (8.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 160 (7.91%) Azure SQL Database
10 93 (4.60%) Big Data
10 93 (4.60%) Relational Database
11 74 (3.66%) QlikView
12 64 (3.17%) Hadoop
12 64 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 55 (2.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 55 (2.72%) Metadata
14 54 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
15 53 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
16 41 (2.03%) MySQL
17 40 (1.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 75 (3.71%) JIRA
2 68 (3.36%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 41 (2.03%) Jenkins
5 31 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 20 (0.99%) GitLab
8 14 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 14 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.40%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.35%) Subversion
11 7 (0.35%) Visual Studio Code
12 6 (0.30%) AppVeyor
12 6 (0.30%) Selenium
13 5 (0.25%) ERwin
13 5 (0.25%) Postman
14 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.20%) ER Studio
14 4 (0.20%) JMeter
General
1 450 (22.26%) Social Skills
2 377 (18.64%) Finance
3 264 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
4 176 (8.70%) Public Sector
5 96 (4.75%) Marketing
6 65 (3.21%) Presentation Skills
7 47 (2.32%) Retail
8 44 (2.18%) Banking
9 41 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
10 36 (1.78%) Law
11 34 (1.68%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.63%) Telecoms
13 30 (1.48%) Influencing Skills
14 26 (1.29%) Legal
15 25 (1.24%) Local Government
16 21 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
17 18 (0.89%) Electronics
18 15 (0.74%) Front Office
18 15 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 531 (26.26%) Developer
2 499 (24.68%) Analyst
3 243 (12.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 228 (11.28%) Data Analyst
5 192 (9.50%) Architect
6 188 (9.30%) Power BI Developer
7 184 (9.10%) Data Engineer
8 150 (7.42%) Consultant
9 123 (6.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 87 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
11 78 (3.86%) Business Analyst
12 75 (3.71%) Power BI Analyst
13 71 (3.51%) Data Architect
14 64 (3.17%) Azure Architect
15 60 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
16 57 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
17 52 (2.57%) SQL Developer
18 50 (2.47%) Project Manager
19 49 (2.42%) Technical Leader
20 41 (2.03%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (7.96%) .NET
2 67 (3.31%) Web Services
3 60 (2.97%) REST
4 56 (2.77%) HTML
5 55 (2.72%) AngularJS
6 52 (2.57%) ASP.NET
7 51 (2.52%) React
8 45 (2.23%) JSON
9 39 (1.93%) Kafka
10 37 (1.83%) RESTful
11 35 (1.73%) XML
12 34 (1.68%) CSS
13 29 (1.43%) ASP.NET Core
14 27 (1.34%) SOAP
15 25 (1.24%) .NET Framework
16 24 (1.19%) PySpark
17 22 (1.09%) .NET Core
18 19 (0.94%) MDX
19 17 (0.84%) jQuery
20 16 (0.79%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 67 (3.31%) NHS
2 63 (3.12%) Management Information System
3 53 (2.62%) User Experience
4 38 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 27 (1.34%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.14%) FMCG
8 22 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (0.84%) Algorithms
10 14 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 13 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.64%) Reference Data
12 10 (0.49%) Reinsurance
12 10 (0.49%) Wiki
13 9 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
13 9 (0.45%) Legacy Systems
14 8 (0.40%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.35%) Freedom of Information Act
16 6 (0.30%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 48 (2.37%) Windows
2 34 (1.68%) Unix
3 27 (1.34%) Linux
4 16 (0.79%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.30%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.20%) VMS
7 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.099%) Solaris
8 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.049%) AIX
9 1 (0.049%) Android
9 1 (0.049%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,474 (72.90%) Business Intelligence
2 518 (25.62%) Analytics
3 493 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
4 386 (19.09%) Visualisation
5 366 (18.10%) Data Modelling
6 341 (16.86%) ETL
7 335 (16.57%) DevOps
8 229 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 216 (10.68%) Data Analysis
9 216 (10.68%) Migration
10 199 (9.84%) Data Visualisation
11 166 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
12 160 (7.91%) Scrum
13 157 (7.76%) CRM
14 114 (5.64%) Data Analytics
15 109 (5.39%) Decision-Making
16 108 (5.34%) Data Science
17 105 (5.19%) Data Engineering
18 103 (5.09%) Project Management
19 100 (4.95%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 947 (46.83%) SQL
2 324 (16.02%) Python
3 187 (9.25%) C#
4 171 (8.46%) PowerShell
5 149 (7.37%) T-SQL
6 144 (7.12%) JavaScript
7 110 (5.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 92 (4.55%) R
9 81 (4.01%) Java
10 46 (2.27%) TypeScript
11 39 (1.93%) VBA
12 32 (1.58%) Scala
13 21 (1.04%) C
14 20 (0.99%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.89%) VB
16 16 (0.79%) HiveQL
17 12 (0.59%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.45%) C++
18 9 (0.45%) Ruby
19 6 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 143 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 116 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 92 (4.55%) Degree
4 21 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.49%) DBS Check
7 10 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.40%) PhD
8 8 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.25%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.15%) PMP
13 2 (0.099%) HND
13 2 (0.099%) MCSE
13 2 (0.099%) OCP
13 2 (0.099%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.19%) Data Quality
2 92 (4.55%) QA
3 36 (1.78%) PMO
4 21 (1.04%) GDPR
5 18 (0.89%) SLA
6 13 (0.64%) Accessibility
7 10 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.30%) NCSC
9 4 (0.20%) IFRS
9 4 (0.20%) WCAG
10 3 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.099%) Basel III
11 2 (0.099%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.099%) HL7
11 2 (0.099%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.049%) EMIR
12 1 (0.049%) FATCA
12 1 (0.049%) MiFID
12 1 (0.049%) P3O
System Software
1 94 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.79%) HDFS
3 14 (0.69%) Docker
4 8 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.15%) XenApp
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.099%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.049%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (1.24%) Terraform
2 23 (1.14%) Ansible
3 21 (1.04%) Kubernetes
4 19 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (0.49%) SCCM
6 7 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (0.30%) Puppet
8 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.25%) SCOM
9 3 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.099%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.099%) Grafana
10 2 (0.099%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.099%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.049%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.049%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.049%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.049%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 728 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 182 (9.00%) Databricks
3 114 (5.64%) Oracle
4 112 (5.54%) SAP
5 63 (3.12%) Alteryx
6 58 (2.87%) Google
7 42 (2.08%) Adobe
7 42 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.98%) Splunk
9 36 (1.78%) Informatica
9 36 (1.78%) Talend
10 27 (1.34%) ServiceNow
11 23 (1.14%) Nintex
12 17 (0.84%) Teradata
13 16 (0.79%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.69%) Intapp
15 13 (0.64%) Cognos
16 11 (0.54%) Cloudera
17 9 (0.45%) Dataiku
17 9 (0.45%) VMware