Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 74 130
Rank change year-on-year +12 +56 +105
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 1,429 1,646 1,794
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.43% 3.06% 2.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.03% 9.93% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1,172 1,272
10th Percentile £293 £313 £313
25th Percentile £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £543 £538 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 16
10th Percentile £13.50 £19.04 £16.69
25th Percentile £17.94 £26.25 £21.22
Median hourly rate £21.00 £44.50 £23.58
Median % change year-on-year -52.81% +88.76% +17.88%
75th Percentile £23.59 £50.44 £32.88
90th Percentile £33.00 £53.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £43.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -50.58% +75.51% +22.50%

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 14,252 16,574 24,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.19% 30.78% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,268 11,783 17,434
10th Percentile £313 £288 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £673 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 256 244
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £11.08
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -5.72%
75th Percentile £38.66 £39.31 £25.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £61.13 £48.40
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -0.17%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +13 766 £500 +5.26% 243
North of England +16 192 £400 +3.23% 121
Midlands +7 150 £430 -1.99% 84
West Midlands +16 124 £450 - 68
North West +11 120 £400 +3.23% 61
South East -44 105 £425 -10.53% 87
South West +19 59 £463 - 33
Yorkshire +24 58 £400 - 47
East of England -6 50 £413 -2.37% 60
East Midlands -3 24 £400 +9.97% 16
North East +15 14 £270 -26.03% 14
Power Platform
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,180 (82.58%) Power BI
2 970 (67.88%) Business Intelligence
3 633 (44.30%) Azure
4 622 (43.53%) SQL
5 547 (38.28%) Microsoft
6 355 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
7 324 (22.67%) Analytics
8 304 (21.27%) SQL Server
9 288 (20.15%) Finance
10 285 (19.94%) PowerApps
11 273 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
12 243 (17.00%) Visualisation
13 237 (16.59%) Data Modelling
14 221 (15.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 211 (14.77%) DevOps
16 208 (14.56%) ETL
16 208 (14.56%) SharePoint
17 196 (13.72%) Python
18 183 (12.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 175 (12.25%) Tableau
20 169 (11.83%) Microsoft Excel
21 150 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
22 146 (10.22%) Public Sector
23 143 (10.01%) Microsoft 365
24 142 (9.94%) Dynamics 365
25 132 (9.24%) PowerShell
26 130 (9.10%) Security Cleared
27 125 (8.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 125 (8.75%) CRM
28 124 (8.68%) C#

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
1 208 (14.56%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 21 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
4 18 (1.26%) SAS
5 17 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (0.98%) Apache
7 6 (0.42%) Apache Synapse
7 6 (0.42%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.42%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.35%) CMS
8 5 (0.35%) Confluence
9 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.21%) IIS
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.070%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.070%) Kentico
11 1 (0.070%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.070%) Mule
Applications
1 169 (11.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.33%) InfoPath
4 17 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.56%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.28%) SPSS
9 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 97 (6.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.28%) MFGPRO
6 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) iTrent
7 3 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.14%) Magento
8 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.14%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.14%) Sonata
9 1 (0.070%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.070%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.070%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 633 (44.30%) Azure
2 285 (19.94%) PowerApps
3 143 (10.01%) Microsoft 365
4 142 (9.94%) Dynamics 365
5 123 (8.61%) Power Automate
6 105 (7.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 95 (6.65%) Logic Apps
8 90 (6.30%) AWS
9 58 (4.06%) SaaS
10 54 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 45 (3.15%) Serverless
12 34 (2.38%) Azure Functions
13 27 (1.89%) OneDrive
14 25 (1.75%) PaaS
15 21 (1.47%) GCP
16 16 (1.12%) Google Analytics
17 14 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (0.84%) Yammer
19 11 (0.77%) Azure Stack
20 9 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.33%) Firewall
2 13 (0.91%) Intranet
3 8 (0.56%) HTTP
4 7 (0.49%) RTMP
4 7 (0.49%) Skype
5 5 (0.35%) DNS
5 5 (0.35%) VPN
6 4 (0.28%) Internet
7 3 (0.21%) LAN
7 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.14%) Extranet
8 2 (0.14%) FTP
8 2 (0.14%) MPLS
8 2 (0.14%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.14%) WAN
8 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.070%) BGP
9 1 (0.070%) IPsec
9 1 (0.070%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,180 (82.58%) Power BI
2 304 (21.27%) SQL Server
3 273 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
4 221 (15.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 183 (12.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 175 (12.25%) Tableau
7 125 (8.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 106 (7.42%) Data Lake
9 79 (5.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 62 (4.34%) Big Data
11 59 (4.13%) Relational Database
12 49 (3.43%) QlikView
13 43 (3.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 38 (2.66%) Hadoop
14 38 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
15 34 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 33 (2.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 31 (2.17%) Pentaho
18 29 (2.03%) Qlik Sense
19 28 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (2.52%) JIRA
2 29 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 28 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 20 (1.40%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.56%) ERwin
9 7 (0.49%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.49%) GitLab
10 6 (0.42%) ER Studio
11 5 (0.35%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.28%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.21%) Hudson
13 3 (0.21%) kappa
13 3 (0.21%) MorphX
13 3 (0.21%) Selenium
13 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
14 2 (0.14%) Sourcetree
General
1 288 (20.15%) Finance
2 146 (10.22%) Public Sector
3 54 (3.78%) Law
4 50 (3.50%) Marketing
5 40 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.17%) Retail
6 31 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.03%) Legal
8 26 (1.82%) Banking
9 19 (1.33%) Electronics
10 13 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.84%) Billing
12 9 (0.63%) Publishing
13 8 (0.56%) Local Government
14 7 (0.49%) Advertising
14 7 (0.49%) Games
15 6 (0.42%) Front Office
16 4 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
17 2 (0.14%) Digital Economy
17 2 (0.14%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 395 (27.64%) Developer
2 323 (22.60%) Analyst
3 187 (13.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 145 (10.15%) Data Analyst
5 141 (9.87%) Architect
6 131 (9.17%) Power BI Developer
7 125 (8.75%) Data Engineer
8 123 (8.61%) Consultant
9 70 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 61 (4.27%) Power BI Analyst
11 58 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
12 57 (3.99%) Business Analyst
13 55 (3.85%) SQL Developer
14 53 (3.71%) Data Architect
15 46 (3.22%) Technical Leader
16 36 (2.52%) Project Manager
17 35 (2.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 34 (2.38%) Azure Architect
18 34 (2.38%) Power BI Consultant
19 33 (2.31%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (8.05%) .NET
2 53 (3.71%) Web Services
3 48 (3.36%) JSON
4 46 (3.22%) ASP.NET
5 44 (3.08%) React
6 43 (3.01%) HTML
7 34 (2.38%) XML
8 32 (2.24%) AngularJS
8 32 (2.24%) CSS
9 28 (1.96%) ASP.NET Core
10 27 (1.89%) RESTful
11 25 (1.75%) Kafka
12 21 (1.47%) REST
13 19 (1.33%) Natural Language Processing
14 15 (1.05%) jQuery
14 15 (1.05%) PySpark
15 14 (0.98%) .NET Core
16 13 (0.91%) HTML5 Canvas
16 13 (0.91%) NumPy
16 13 (0.91%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 150 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.48%) NHS
2 64 (4.48%) User Experience
3 39 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.19%) Reference Data
8 12 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
8 12 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.70%) Cloud Native
10 9 (0.63%) FMCG
11 8 (0.56%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.56%) Reinsurance
12 7 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.49%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.42%) iSeries
13 6 (0.42%) VSAM
14 5 (0.35%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (3.01%) Windows
2 21 (1.47%) Windows Server
3 17 (1.19%) Unix
4 11 (0.77%) Linux
5 5 (0.35%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.21%) Android
6 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.070%) AIX
8 1 (0.070%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (67.88%) Business Intelligence
2 355 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (22.67%) Analytics
4 243 (17.00%) Visualisation
5 237 (16.59%) Data Modelling
6 211 (14.77%) DevOps
7 208 (14.56%) ETL
8 125 (8.75%) CRM
9 124 (8.68%) Migration
10 120 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 113 (7.91%) Data Visualisation
12 110 (7.70%) Data Analysis
13 96 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
14 95 (6.65%) Decision-Making
15 84 (5.88%) Scrum
16 77 (5.39%) Dashboard Development
17 75 (5.25%) Data Management
17 75 (5.25%) Project Delivery
18 69 (4.83%) Data Analytics
19 67 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 622 (43.53%) SQL
2 196 (13.72%) Python
3 132 (9.24%) PowerShell
4 124 (8.68%) C#
5 102 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 100 (7.00%) T-SQL
7 64 (4.48%) Java
8 60 (4.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 45 (3.15%) R
10 28 (1.96%) TypeScript
11 27 (1.89%) VBA
12 24 (1.68%) Scala
13 14 (0.98%) C
14 13 (0.91%) VB
15 9 (0.63%) Ruby
16 8 (0.56%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.42%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.35%) COBOL
19 4 (0.28%) X++
20 3 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 130 (9.10%) Security Cleared
2 114 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.78%) Degree
4 15 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.56%) PhD
8 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.28%) MCSE
11 3 (0.21%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.14%) ISEB
12 2 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.070%) CCNA
13 1 (0.070%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.070%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.070%) MBCS
13 1 (0.070%) MCP
13 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.97%) Data Quality
2 65 (4.55%) QA
3 15 (1.05%) PMO
4 14 (0.98%) GDPR
5 11 (0.77%) SLA
6 8 (0.56%) WCAG
7 7 (0.49%) NCSC
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.21%) NIST
9 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.070%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.070%) HL7
10 1 (0.070%) IFRS
10 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.77%) HDFS
3 9 (0.63%) Docker
4 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.14%) XenApp
5 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (1.26%) Terraform
2 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (0.63%) SCCM
3 8 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.49%) Ansible
5 3 (0.21%) Oozie
6 1 (0.070%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.070%) Control-M
6 1 (0.070%) Grafana
6 1 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.070%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.070%) Packer
6 1 (0.070%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.070%) SCOM
Vendors
1 547 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 85 (5.95%) Databricks
3 82 (5.74%) Oracle
3 82 (5.74%) SAP
4 32 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (1.82%) Nintex
6 25 (1.75%) Alteryx
6 25 (1.75%) Google
7 24 (1.68%) Splunk
7 24 (1.68%) Talend
8 17 (1.19%) Intapp
9 16 (1.12%) Informatica
10 13 (0.91%) iManage
11 12 (0.84%) Cognos
12 10 (0.70%) ESRI
13 8 (0.56%) Adobe
13 8 (0.56%) MuleSoft
14 7 (0.49%) Citrix
15 6 (0.42%) BMC
15 6 (0.42%) Remedy