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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 May 2022 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
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 60 62 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 +56
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 3,210 2,104 1,423
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.67% 3.61% 2.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.32% 10.18% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,317 1,410 1,000
10th Percentile £356 £313 £312
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £563 £525
90th Percentile £688 £626 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 24
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.40 £19.15
25th Percentile £18.56 £15.47 £26.25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.25 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.35% -52.25% +97.12%
75th Percentile £35.00 £27.00 £51.75
90th Percentile £59.40 £44.88 £64.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £19.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +19.74% -58.70% +103.09%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 31,112 20,671 14,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.53% 35.45% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,636 14,838 10,364
10th Percentile £340 £323 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 341 230
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.17 £12.61
25th Percentile £15.37 £14.75 £16.14
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.86 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.64% +9.30% +5.26%
75th Percentile £54.00 £45.00 £34.31
90th Percentile £69.85 £63.00 £53.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +11.43%

Power Platform
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Power Platform over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Power Platform over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +2 2,509 £500 +7.24% 841
Work from Home +3 1,769 £500 +5.26% 332
London -2 1,317 £525 +5.00% 299
UK excluding London +1 1,093 £463 +8.82% 588
South East +39 268 £525 +20.34% 165
North of England -13 239 £450 +16.13% 147
Midlands -7 226 £450 - 102
West Midlands -15 187 £450 +0.06% 62
North West -8 146 £475 +26.67% 60
South West +3 117 £465 -2.11% 57
Scotland +5 111 £445 +4.71% 35
East of England 0 103 £428 +0.71% 65
Yorkshire -23 71 £431 +7.81% 44
East Midlands -6 38 £444 +5.03% 39
Wales -18 24 £502 +40.81% 14
North East +6 23 £515 +28.75% 44
Northern Ireland -4 5 £350 -11.62% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 with a requirement for Power Platform.

1 2,576 (80.25%) Power BI
2 2,110 (65.73%) Business Intelligence
3 1,543 (48.07%) Azure
4 1,410 (43.93%) SQL
5 1,373 (42.77%) Microsoft
6 967 (30.12%) Agile
7 815 (25.39%) Social Skills
8 742 (23.12%) Analytics
9 721 (22.46%) PowerApps
10 642 (20.00%) DevOps
11 627 (19.53%) Finance
12 586 (18.26%) SQL Server
13 525 (16.36%) SharePoint
14 503 (15.67%) Data Warehouse
14 503 (15.67%) Visualisation
15 496 (15.45%) Data Modelling
16 486 (15.14%) Python
17 464 (14.45%) ETL
18 450 (14.02%) Dynamics 365
19 436 (13.58%) Microsoft Excel
20 415 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
21 407 (12.68%) Power Automate
22 405 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
23 378 (11.78%) Migration
24 367 (11.43%) Azure Data Factory
25 361 (11.25%) Scrum
26 350 (10.90%) Tableau
27 343 (10.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 335 (10.44%) CI/CD
29 322 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management

Power Platform
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 525 (16.36%) SharePoint
2 93 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 89 (2.77%) Confluence
4 48 (1.50%) SAS
5 40 (1.25%) Apache
5 40 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (0.62%) IIS
7 19 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 16 (0.50%) Sitefinity
9 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.31%) CMS
12 10 (0.31%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.16%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 436 (13.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 113 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 98 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.59%) SPSS
7 15 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.25%) Stata
9 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.093%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 238 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.62%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.25%) Endur
6 7 (0.22%) Oracle SCM
7 6 (0.19%) Primavera
7 6 (0.19%) Workfront
8 5 (0.16%) Maximo
8 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.093%) Avolution ABACUS
10 3 (0.093%) Northgate Housing
10 3 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,543 (48.07%) Azure
2 721 (22.46%) PowerApps
3 450 (14.02%) Dynamics 365
4 415 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
5 407 (12.68%) Power Automate
6 367 (11.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 208 (6.48%) Azure Logic Apps
8 200 (6.23%) AWS
9 171 (5.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 135 (4.21%) Serverless
11 130 (4.05%) PaaS
12 122 (3.80%) SaaS
13 106 (3.30%) Azure Functions
14 94 (2.93%) IaaS
15 77 (2.40%) GCP
16 76 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
17 57 (1.78%) Azure Monitor
18 56 (1.74%) OneDrive
19 55 (1.71%) Snowflake
20 54 (1.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.03%) DNS
2 32 (1.00%) Firewall
3 28 (0.87%) DHCP
4 19 (0.59%) Intranet
5 15 (0.47%) Internet
6 14 (0.44%) VPN
7 10 (0.31%) SAN
7 10 (0.31%) WAN
8 9 (0.28%) MPLS
9 8 (0.25%) HTTP
10 6 (0.19%) LAN
10 6 (0.19%) Skype
11 5 (0.16%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (0.12%) SD-WAN
12 4 (0.12%) SSL
12 4 (0.12%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.093%) DKIM
13 3 (0.093%) WAAS
14 2 (0.062%) DMARC
14 2 (0.062%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,576 (80.25%) Power BI
2 586 (18.26%) SQL Server
3 503 (15.67%) Data Warehouse
4 350 (10.90%) Tableau
5 343 (10.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 319 (9.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 301 (9.38%) Data Lake
8 217 (6.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 208 (6.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 175 (5.45%) Big Data
11 98 (3.05%) Power Query
12 97 (3.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 90 (2.80%) Relational Database
14 75 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
15 73 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 69 (2.15%) Metadata
17 62 (1.93%) QlikView
18 60 (1.87%) Hadoop
19 55 (1.71%) MySQL
20 52 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 226 (7.04%) JIRA
2 133 (4.14%) Git (software)
3 81 (2.52%) Visual Studio
4 63 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 36 (1.12%) GitLab
6 35 (1.09%) Bitbucket
7 33 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 32 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 27 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 22 (0.69%) Artifactory
11 19 (0.59%) Selenium
11 19 (0.59%) Subversion
12 18 (0.56%) Zephyr
13 15 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (0.47%) SonarQube
14 14 (0.44%) ERwin
15 12 (0.37%) Cucumber
16 8 (0.25%) Mocha
16 8 (0.25%) PowerDesigner
General
1 815 (25.39%) Social Skills
2 627 (19.53%) Finance
3 405 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
4 286 (8.91%) Public Sector
5 136 (4.24%) Banking
5 136 (4.24%) Marketing
6 131 (4.08%) Presentation Skills
7 98 (3.05%) Retail
8 64 (1.99%) Legal
9 58 (1.81%) Law
10 52 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 45 (1.40%) Influencing Skills
11 45 (1.40%) Telecoms
12 44 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
13 41 (1.28%) Publishing
14 39 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
15 33 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.90%) Local Government
17 27 (0.84%) Electronics
18 19 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 807 (25.14%) Developer
2 717 (22.34%) Analyst
3 366 (11.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 324 (10.09%) Data Engineer
5 286 (8.91%) Architect
6 284 (8.85%) Data Analyst
7 268 (8.35%) Consultant
8 243 (7.57%) Power BI Developer
9 172 (5.36%) Business Analyst
10 158 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
11 118 (3.68%) SQL Developer
12 109 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
13 108 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 90 (2.80%) Power BI Analyst
15 83 (2.59%) Project Manager
16 78 (2.43%) SQL BI Developer
17 59 (1.84%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 59 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
18 56 (1.74%) SharePoint Developer
19 55 (1.71%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (8.79%) .NET
2 96 (2.99%) HTML
3 79 (2.46%) CSS
4 73 (2.27%) JSON
5 67 (2.09%) React
6 61 (1.90%) J2EE
7 60 (1.87%) REST
8 59 (1.84%) Web Services
9 55 (1.71%) Node.js
9 55 (1.71%) XML
10 54 (1.68%) AngularJS
11 50 (1.56%) HTML5
12 46 (1.43%) ASP.NET
12 46 (1.43%) PySpark
13 45 (1.40%) ADO
13 45 (1.40%) Kafka
14 42 (1.31%) RESTful
15 35 (1.09%) jQuery
15 35 (1.09%) MDX
16 32 (1.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 102 (3.18%) User Experience
2 88 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 74 (2.31%) NHS
4 58 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (1.50%) Data Structures
6 37 (1.15%) Algorithms
6 37 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
7 36 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 35 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 32 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 24 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (0.65%) Market Risk
13 20 (0.62%) IoT
13 20 (0.62%) Wiki
14 19 (0.59%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.59%) Public Cloud
14 19 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
14 19 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (3.83%) Windows
2 39 (1.21%) Unix
2 39 (1.21%) Windows Server
3 33 (1.03%) Linux
4 32 (1.00%) Windows 10
5 21 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
6 16 (0.50%) Android
6 16 (0.50%) VMS
7 15 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.22%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.12%) AIX
11 4 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.062%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.062%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.062%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.031%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,110 (65.73%) Business Intelligence
2 967 (30.12%) Agile
3 742 (23.12%) Analytics
4 642 (20.00%) DevOps
5 503 (15.67%) Visualisation
6 496 (15.45%) Data Modelling
7 464 (14.45%) ETL
8 378 (11.78%) Migration
9 361 (11.25%) Scrum
10 335 (10.44%) CI/CD
11 322 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 298 (9.28%) CRM
13 297 (9.25%) Data Analysis
14 255 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
15 253 (7.88%) Data Visualisation
16 203 (6.32%) Dashboard Development
17 200 (6.23%) Data Analytics
18 185 (5.76%) Data Management
19 179 (5.58%) Data Engineering
20 169 (5.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,410 (43.93%) SQL
2 486 (15.14%) Python
3 288 (8.97%) C#
4 241 (7.51%) PowerShell
5 218 (6.79%) JavaScript
6 188 (5.86%) T-SQL
7 167 (5.20%) Java
8 113 (3.52%) R
9 112 (3.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 85 (2.65%) VBA
11 81 (2.52%) PL/SQL
12 53 (1.65%) TypeScript
13 45 (1.40%) C
14 36 (1.12%) VB
15 35 (1.09%) Bash
16 29 (0.90%) Scala
17 23 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.44%) C++
19 10 (0.31%) Shell Script
20 6 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 241 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 187 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 132 (4.11%) Degree
4 54 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (1.03%) PMP
6 28 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 28 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 17 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (0.53%) FFIEC
10 9 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
11 8 (0.25%) ISEB
11 8 (0.25%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.22%) CISSP
12 7 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.16%) CISM
13 5 (0.16%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (6.73%) Data Quality
2 144 (4.49%) QA
3 60 (1.87%) PMO
4 54 (1.68%) GDPR
5 39 (1.21%) Accessibility
6 26 (0.81%) NIST
7 20 (0.62%) SLA
8 17 (0.53%) GLBA
8 17 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.37%) NCSC
10 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.19%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.12%) GxP
13 4 (0.12%) IFRS
13 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 3 (0.093%) COBIT
14 3 (0.093%) GRC
14 3 (0.093%) IFRS 17
14 3 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 123 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 30 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.84%) Docker
5 22 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.25%) Firmware
6 8 (0.25%) HDFS
7 5 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (1.90%) Terraform
2 52 (1.62%) Ansible
3 47 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 36 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.59%) Kibana
6 14 (0.44%) SCCM
7 11 (0.34%) logstash
8 8 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (0.25%) WSUS
9 7 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.16%) Automic
10 5 (0.16%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.093%) SCOM
12 2 (0.062%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.062%) Control-M
12 2 (0.062%) Grafana
12 2 (0.062%) Nessus
12 2 (0.062%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.062%) Puppet
13 1 (0.031%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,373 (42.77%) Microsoft
2 309 (9.63%) Databricks
3 271 (8.44%) Oracle
4 165 (5.14%) SAP
5 119 (3.71%) Google
6 68 (2.12%) Informatica
7 59 (1.84%) Alteryx
8 56 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.31%) Adobe
10 38 (1.18%) Sitecore
10 38 (1.18%) VMware
11 37 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 32 (1.00%) Talend
13 28 (0.87%) Splunk
14 21 (0.65%) IBM
14 21 (0.65%) Pega
15 20 (0.62%) Cognos
15 20 (0.62%) JD Edwards
16 16 (0.50%) Cloudera
17 13 (0.40%) Workday