Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 92 198
Rank change year-on-year +22 +106 +162
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 997 2,183 1,454
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.15% 2.57% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.01% 8.88% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 1,550 1,085
Median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £264 £313 £310
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.34 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.70% +1.52% +2.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.00 £16.16
90th Percentile £56.05 £73.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +75.00% -40.30%

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 9,965 24,584 23,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.45% 28.93% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,495 16,842 16,379
Median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +4.89% +3.26%
10th Percentile £310 £291 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 411 332
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £78.75 £59.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.12% +25.03% -5.41%

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 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Top 17 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 21 October 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
England +13 831 £425 -5.56% 376
UK excluding London +23 452 £400 -5.88% 304
London +6 430 £450 -5.26% 108
Work from Home +32 227 £413 -8.33% 92
North of England +19 115 £388 -8.82% 88
South East +3 93 £425 - 80
Scotland +82 79 £425 -2.86% 25
Midlands +14 75 £388 -8.82% 35
North West +10 71 £400 -8.57% 61
East of England +52 46 £400 -11.11% 33
West Midlands 0 40 £435 +2.35% 25
East Midlands +57 35 £368 -13.53% 10
Yorkshire +29 35 £350 -12.50% 16
South West +9 29 £438 +2.94% 29
Wales +31 12 £363 -0.68% 5
North East +35 10 £375 -16.67% 11
Northern Ireland +1 2 £128 -45.16% 9

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 with a requirement for Power Platform.

1 808 (81.04%) Power BI
2 706 (70.81%) Business Intelligence
3 457 (45.84%) Azure
4 441 (44.23%) Microsoft
5 435 (43.63%) SQL
6 241 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
7 228 (22.87%) PowerApps
8 206 (20.66%) SQL Server
9 198 (19.86%) Data Warehouse
10 193 (19.36%) SharePoint
11 186 (18.66%) Data Modelling
12 182 (18.25%) Analytics
13 158 (15.85%) Python
14 154 (15.45%) Finance
15 150 (15.05%) Visualisation
16 149 (14.94%) Dynamics 365
17 145 (14.54%) C#
17 145 (14.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 136 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 135 (13.54%) DevOps
20 132 (13.24%) ETL
21 130 (13.04%) Power Automate
22 126 (12.64%) Migration
23 121 (12.14%) Office 365
24 114 (11.43%) Tableau
25 113 (11.33%) Microsoft Excel
26 107 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
27 106 (10.63%) Azure SQL Database
28 105 (10.53%) Logic Apps
29 102 (10.23%) PowerShell

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
1 193 (19.36%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.91%) Confluence
3 13 (1.30%) SAS
4 10 (1.00%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.00%) ArcGIS
5 8 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.40%) IIS
9 3 (0.30%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) JBoss
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Synapse
11 1 (0.10%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.10%) Moodle
Applications
1 113 (11.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.70%) SPSS
6 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.10%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) Sketch
8 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 85 (8.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.30%) Avolution ABACUS
5 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.30%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.20%) Aligne
6 2 (0.20%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.20%) Primavera
6 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.10%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 457 (45.84%) Azure
2 228 (22.87%) PowerApps
3 149 (14.94%) Dynamics 365
4 130 (13.04%) Power Automate
5 121 (12.14%) Office 365
6 105 (10.53%) Logic Apps
7 93 (9.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 52 (5.22%) AWS
9 48 (4.81%) Serverless
10 43 (4.31%) Azure Functions
11 31 (3.11%) OneDrive
12 27 (2.71%) Yammer
13 22 (2.21%) PaaS
14 19 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (1.50%) IaaS
15 15 (1.50%) SaaS
16 13 (1.30%) GCP
17 11 (1.10%) Amazon S3
18 8 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
18 8 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.20%) DNS
2 8 (0.80%) Skype
3 6 (0.60%) Internet
3 6 (0.60%) Intranet
4 5 (0.50%) DHCP
4 5 (0.50%) Firewall
5 4 (0.40%) OpenScape
5 4 (0.40%) WAN
5 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.30%) HTTP
6 3 (0.30%) SAN
6 3 (0.30%) SMTP
6 3 (0.30%) VLAN
6 3 (0.30%) Wireless
7 2 (0.20%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.20%) SNMP
7 2 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.20%) SSL
7 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 808 (81.04%) Power BI
2 206 (20.66%) SQL Server
3 198 (19.86%) Data Warehouse
4 145 (14.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 136 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 106 (10.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 91 (9.13%) Data Lake
7 91 (9.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (4.81%) Relational Database
9 43 (4.31%) QlikView
10 31 (3.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 27 (2.71%) Big Data
12 22 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
12 22 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 22 (2.21%) Qlik Sense
13 19 (1.91%) Cosmos DB
13 19 (1.91%) OLTP
14 13 (1.30%) Star Schema
15 12 (1.20%) Data Mining
15 12 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 47 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.51%) JIRA
4 24 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 23 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (1.30%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.70%) JUnit
9 7 (0.70%) NUnit
9 7 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.60%) GitLab
11 5 (0.50%) JMeter
11 5 (0.50%) Postman
11 5 (0.50%) REST Assured
12 4 (0.40%) Ant
12 4 (0.40%) RStudio
12 4 (0.40%) Selenium
13 3 (0.30%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 154 (15.45%) Finance
2 93 (9.33%) Public Sector
3 41 (4.11%) Marketing
4 24 (2.41%) Banking
4 24 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.01%) Retail
7 19 (1.91%) Electronics
8 18 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.71%) Law
10 11 (1.10%) Local Government
11 9 (0.90%) Advertising
12 8 (0.80%) Front Office
13 6 (0.60%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.60%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.40%) Back Office
15 4 (0.40%) Publishing
16 3 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 336 (33.70%) Developer
2 157 (15.75%) Analyst
3 140 (14.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 103 (10.33%) Power BI Developer
5 101 (10.13%) Architect
6 98 (9.83%) Consultant
7 92 (9.23%) Data Engineer
8 58 (5.82%) Data Analyst
9 45 (4.51%) Microsoft Developer
10 42 (4.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 39 (3.91%) Business Analyst
12 37 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
13 36 (3.61%) Data Architect
14 34 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
15 32 (3.21%) SQL Developer
16 31 (3.11%) Power BI Analyst
17 28 (2.81%) Azure Architect
18 27 (2.71%) CRM Developer
19 26 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Consultant
19 26 (2.61%) Power BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.73%) .NET
2 42 (4.21%) XML
3 36 (3.61%) JSON
3 36 (3.61%) Web Services
4 29 (2.91%) REST
5 22 (2.21%) AngularJS
5 22 (2.21%) CSS
6 21 (2.11%) HTML
6 21 (2.11%) React
7 20 (2.01%) .NET Framework
8 16 (1.60%) Middleware
9 15 (1.50%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.20%) Node.js
11 11 (1.10%) RESTful
12 10 (1.00%) OAuth
13 9 (0.90%) SOAP
14 8 (0.80%) .NET Core
14 8 (0.80%) MDX
14 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Graph
14 8 (0.80%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.81%) NHS
3 37 (3.71%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.31%) Data Structures
5 23 (2.31%) User Experience
6 17 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.50%) FMCG
8 12 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.80%) Life Science
9 8 (0.80%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (0.70%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.50%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (0.50%) CMDB
12 4 (0.40%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.40%) Replication
12 4 (0.40%) Social Media
13 3 (0.30%) Freedom of Information Act
13 3 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (2.81%) Windows
2 14 (1.40%) Windows 10
3 11 (1.10%) Linux
4 5 (0.50%) Unix
4 5 (0.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (0.30%) VMS
7 2 (0.20%) Android
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.10%) Solaris
8 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (70.81%) Business Intelligence
2 241 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (18.66%) Data Modelling
4 182 (18.25%) Analytics
5 150 (15.05%) Visualisation
6 135 (13.54%) DevOps
7 132 (13.24%) ETL
8 126 (12.64%) Migration
9 102 (10.23%) Data Analysis
10 93 (9.33%) CRM
11 81 (8.12%) Scrum
12 80 (8.02%) Data Migration
13 64 (6.42%) Data Visualisation
14 62 (6.22%) Workflow
15 61 (6.12%) Data Management
15 61 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (5.42%) Data Science
16 54 (5.42%) Decision-Making
17 53 (5.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 435 (43.63%) SQL
2 158 (15.85%) Python
3 145 (14.54%) C#
4 102 (10.23%) PowerShell
5 101 (10.13%) JavaScript
6 86 (8.63%) T-SQL
7 68 (6.82%) R
8 43 (4.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 40 (4.01%) Java
10 17 (1.71%) VBA
11 15 (1.50%) VB
12 13 (1.30%) TypeScript
13 9 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.90%) C
14 6 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.40%) DataFlex
15 4 (0.40%) Scala
15 4 (0.40%) XPath
15 4 (0.40%) XQuery
16 3 (0.30%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.81%) Degree
4 10 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.30%) ISEB
8 3 (0.30%) MCSE
8 3 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.30%) PhD
9 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.20%) RIBA
10 1 (0.10%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.22%) Data Quality
2 25 (2.51%) QA
3 10 (1.00%) PMO
4 9 (0.90%) SLA
5 4 (0.40%) GDPR
6 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.10%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.10%) NCSC
8 1 (0.10%) NIST
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.50%) Docker
4 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (1.81%) Terraform
2 7 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (0.70%) SCCM
3 4 (0.40%) Ansible
3 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.30%) CASB
4 3 (0.30%) Control-M
4 3 (0.30%) Kibana
4 3 (0.30%) Oozie
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.20%) Grafana
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 441 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 114 (11.43%) Tableau
3 75 (7.52%) Databricks
4 60 (6.02%) SAP
5 45 (4.51%) Oracle
6 19 (1.91%) Talend
7 18 (1.81%) Nintex
8 12 (1.20%) Google
9 11 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
11 9 (0.90%) Alteryx
11 9 (0.90%) Splunk
12 8 (0.80%) Informatica
13 7 (0.70%) Capita
13 7 (0.70%) Dell
13 7 (0.70%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.60%) Cognos
14 6 (0.60%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.50%) Blue Prism
15 5 (0.50%) ESRI