Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 4 December 2020 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
England > North West
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 56 119
Rank change year-on-year +9 +63 +49
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 93 176 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.08% 3.26% 1.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.83% 12.48% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 122 83
Median daily rate £394 £423 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.80% +16.55% -3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £288
90th Percentile £558 £569 £525
England median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.50 -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +86.05%

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 725 1,410 1,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.81% 26.15% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 946 971
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £240
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
England median daily rate £490 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 69
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.90 £11.46
90th Percentile £55.50 £55.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.05% +22.86% -14.63%

Power Platform
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Power Platform as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Power Platform in the North West

Power Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Power Platform in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Power Platform in the North West

Power Platform
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Power Platform in the North West over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Power Platform in the North West

Power Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Power Platform in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Power Platform in the North West

Power Platform
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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
Manchester +16 62 £400 - 46
Merseyside +35 13 £342 -5.57% 5
Lancashire +18 8 £375 +1.69% 8
Cheshire -15 5 £375 -21.05% 5
Power Platform
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for Power Platform.

1 82 (88.17%) Power BI
2 72 (77.42%) Business Intelligence
3 60 (64.52%) SQL
4 33 (35.48%) Azure
5 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
6 24 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (22.58%) SharePoint
8 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
9 19 (20.43%) Data Modelling
10 18 (19.35%) PowerApps
11 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (17.20%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (13.98%) Visualisation
14 12 (12.90%) Migration
15 11 (11.83%) Power Automate
15 11 (11.83%) Finance
15 11 (11.83%) T-SQL
16 10 (10.75%) NHS
16 10 (10.75%) Tableau
17 9 (9.68%) R
17 9 (9.68%) Data Quality
17 9 (9.68%) ETL
17 9 (9.68%) C#
17 9 (9.68%) AWS
17 9 (9.68%) Data Management
18 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
18 8 (8.60%) Analytics
18 8 (8.60%) Public Sector

Power Platform
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 21 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.15%) SAS
4 1 (1.08%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (35.48%) Azure
2 18 (19.35%) PowerApps
3 11 (11.83%) Power Automate
4 9 (9.68%) AWS
5 8 (8.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (5.38%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (4.30%) Office 365
8 3 (3.23%) Boomi
8 3 (3.23%) Logic Apps
9 2 (2.15%) SaaS
10 1 (1.08%) Azure Stack
10 1 (1.08%) GCP
10 1 (1.08%) GitHub
10 1 (1.08%) IaaS
10 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
10 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) OpenScape
1 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (88.17%) Power BI
2 24 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
4 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (17.20%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (10.75%) Tableau
7 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (4.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.30%) Big Data
9 4 (4.30%) Data Lake
9 4 (4.30%) GIS
9 4 (4.30%) QlikView
10 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.15%) PolyBase
10 2 (2.15%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (2.15%) Spark SQL
11 1 (1.08%) BigQuery
11 1 (1.08%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.08%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.08%) Sourcetree
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Electronics
4 2 (2.15%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (45.16%) Developer
2 25 (26.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 17 (18.28%) Analyst
4 12 (12.90%) Architect
4 12 (12.90%) Power BI Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Data Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Data Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Azure Architect
6 7 (7.53%) Data Architect
6 7 (7.53%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.30%) SQL BI Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Data Analytics Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Data Business Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Data Modeller
9 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) .NET
2 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.30%) HTML
3 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Core
3 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.23%) CSS
3 3 (3.23%) React
3 3 (3.23%) REST
3 3 (3.23%) SOAP
3 3 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) NHS
3 7 (7.53%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (77.42%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.43%) Data Modelling
4 13 (13.98%) Visualisation
5 12 (12.90%) Migration
6 9 (9.68%) Data Management
6 9 (9.68%) ETL
7 8 (8.60%) Analytics
8 7 (7.53%) CRM
8 7 (7.53%) Kanban
9 6 (6.45%) Data Analysis
9 6 (6.45%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.45%) Decision-Making
10 5 (5.38%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (5.38%) Data Engineering
10 5 (5.38%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (5.38%) Dimensional Modelling
10 5 (5.38%) Project Management
10 5 (5.38%) Validation
11 4 (4.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 60 (64.52%) SQL
2 11 (11.83%) T-SQL
3 9 (9.68%) C#
3 9 (9.68%) R
4 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.45%) Python
6 4 (4.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.15%) U-SQL
7 2 (2.15%) VBA
8 1 (1.08%) Java
8 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) CISM
4 1 (1.08%) CISSP
4 1 (1.08%) CRISC
4 1 (1.08%) MCSA
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
4 1 (1.08%) MCTS
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.15%) PMO
2 2 (2.15%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) Databricks
3 5 (5.38%) SAP
4 3 (3.23%) Dell
4 3 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.15%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.08%) Nintex
6 1 (1.08%) Pega
6 1 (1.08%) Verint