Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 109 212
Rank change year-on-year +29 +103 +159
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 1,016 2,008 1,341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.85% 2.20% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.39% 7.75% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 1,449 957
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £611 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% +6.82% +2.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.00 £15.86
90th Percentile £68.75 £71.08 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.35 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.43% +75.00% +1.55%

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 10,815 25,916 22,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.37% 28.45% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,090 17,752 15,382
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £682 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 377 335
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.23 £70.00 £73.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.12% +25.03% -

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +25 896 £450 - 296
UK excluding London +60 575 £425 -2.86% 234
London +13 397 £450 -5.26% 90
South East +63 183 £475 +5.56% 49
North of England +31 116 £375 -11.76% 55
Work from Home +31 97 £405 -19.00% 72
Midlands +49 93 £425 - 51
North West +30 80 £365 -14.12% 30
Scotland +72 78 £425 - 29
West Midlands +35 68 £443 -1.56% 33
East of England +39 47 £434 -6.22% 34
South West +15 41 £433 +1.76% 17
Yorkshire +21 27 £400 -5.88% 15
East Midlands +51 25 £363 -12.12% 18
Wales +38 13 £375 +2.74%
North East +36 9 £440 +30.37% 10
Northern Ireland +19 3 £128 -43.33% 1

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 879 (86.52%) Power BI
2 771 (75.89%) Business Intelligence
3 494 (48.62%) SQL
4 462 (45.47%) Azure
5 423 (41.63%) Microsoft
6 257 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
7 255 (25.10%) Data Warehouse
8 242 (23.82%) Analytics
9 236 (23.23%) SQL Server
10 193 (19.00%) Data Modelling
11 191 (18.80%) DevOps
12 190 (18.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 175 (17.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 175 (17.22%) SharePoint
14 162 (15.94%) PowerApps
15 161 (15.85%) Visualisation
16 160 (15.75%) ETL
17 155 (15.26%) Tableau
18 154 (15.16%) Finance
19 142 (13.98%) Python
20 139 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
21 130 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
22 126 (12.40%) C#
23 120 (11.81%) PowerShell
24 112 (11.02%) Office 365
25 109 (10.73%) Data Lake
26 106 (10.43%) Migration
27 105 (10.33%) T-SQL
28 101 (9.94%) Scrum
29 100 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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
1 175 (17.22%) SharePoint
2 52 (5.12%) SAS
3 19 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.67%) IBM Domino
5 16 (1.57%) Confluence
5 16 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (1.57%) IBM Notes
5 16 (1.57%) IIS
6 12 (1.18%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (0.39%) JBoss
8 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.30%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 139 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.38%) SPSS
6 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.20%) InVision
9 1 (0.098%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.098%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 78 (7.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.30%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.30%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.30%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.20%) Aligne
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.20%) Eikon
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.20%) Orchestrade
7 2 (0.20%) RMDS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 462 (45.47%) Azure
2 162 (15.94%) PowerApps
3 112 (11.02%) Office 365
4 95 (9.35%) Dynamics 365
5 76 (7.48%) Azure Data Factory
5 76 (7.48%) Power Automate
6 66 (6.50%) AWS
7 56 (5.51%) PaaS
8 49 (4.82%) Logic Apps
9 42 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 40 (3.94%) IaaS
11 39 (3.84%) OneDrive
12 22 (2.17%) Serverless
13 16 (1.57%) GCP
14 13 (1.28%) Slack
15 12 (1.18%) Azure Functions
15 12 (1.18%) Google Analytics
15 12 (1.18%) SaaS
16 11 (1.08%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.98%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.48%) Internet
2 12 (1.18%) Skype
3 8 (0.79%) HTTP
4 6 (0.59%) DNS
4 6 (0.59%) Intranet
5 5 (0.49%) FTP
6 3 (0.30%) Firewall
6 3 (0.30%) SMTP
6 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.30%) Wireless
7 2 (0.20%) Broadband
7 2 (0.20%) SNMP
7 2 (0.20%) VLAN
7 2 (0.20%) VPN
8 1 (0.098%) PPP
8 1 (0.098%) PSTN
8 1 (0.098%) SAN
8 1 (0.098%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.098%) WAN
8 1 (0.098%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 879 (86.52%) Power BI
2 255 (25.10%) Data Warehouse
3 236 (23.23%) SQL Server
4 190 (18.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 175 (17.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 109 (10.73%) Data Lake
7 100 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 61 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 60 (5.91%) Big Data
10 38 (3.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 38 (3.74%) QlikView
11 31 (3.05%) Hadoop
12 26 (2.56%) HDInsight
12 26 (2.56%) Relational Database
13 25 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
14 24 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
15 22 (2.17%) Pentaho
15 22 (2.17%) SAS EBI
16 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 20 (1.97%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 65 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 49 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 30 (2.95%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.66%) JIRA
5 26 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (1.28%) GitLab
7 12 (1.18%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.98%) Maven
8 10 (0.98%) Subversion
9 9 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.79%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.59%) ERwin
13 5 (0.49%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.49%) JUnit
13 5 (0.49%) NUnit
13 5 (0.49%) RStudio
13 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 154 (15.16%) Finance
2 83 (8.17%) Public Sector
3 42 (4.13%) Marketing
4 25 (2.46%) Retail
5 23 (2.26%) Banking
6 21 (2.07%) Law
7 19 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 17 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.38%) Electronics
9 14 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.08%) Front Office
10 11 (1.08%) Local Government
11 6 (0.59%) Advertising
12 5 (0.49%) Back Office
12 5 (0.49%) Housing Association
12 5 (0.49%) Police
12 5 (0.49%) Publishing
13 4 (0.39%) Billing
13 4 (0.39%) Legal
14 3 (0.30%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 364 (35.83%) Developer
2 166 (16.34%) Analyst
3 154 (15.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 122 (12.01%) Power BI Developer
5 80 (7.87%) Architect
6 75 (7.38%) Data Engineer
7 74 (7.28%) Consultant
8 67 (6.59%) Data Analyst
9 52 (5.12%) SQL Developer
10 48 (4.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 43 (4.23%) Data Architect
12 38 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
13 37 (3.64%) Business Analyst
14 36 (3.54%) Power BI Analyst
15 35 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
16 30 (2.95%) Administrator
17 28 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 28 (2.76%) SQL BI Developer
18 27 (2.66%) Microsoft Developer
19 26 (2.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.06%) .NET
2 34 (3.35%) XML
3 32 (3.15%) AngularJS
4 31 (3.05%) .NET Framework
5 30 (2.95%) Web Services
6 28 (2.76%) HTML
7 25 (2.46%) CSS
8 24 (2.36%) JSON
9 23 (2.26%) ASP.NET
9 23 (2.26%) React
10 22 (2.17%) REST
11 18 (1.77%) OAuth
12 17 (1.67%) Node.js
13 16 (1.57%) .NET Core
13 16 (1.57%) SAML
14 15 (1.48%) Entity Framework
15 14 (1.38%) OpenID
16 13 (1.28%) Middleware
17 12 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
17 12 (1.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 130 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.15%) NHS
4 27 (2.66%) Data Structures
5 25 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (1.87%) User Experience
7 15 (1.48%) Algorithms
7 15 (1.48%) Replication
8 14 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.38%) FMCG
8 14 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.59%) Life Science
9 6 (0.59%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.59%) PKI
9 6 (0.59%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.59%) Social Media
10 5 (0.49%) LIMS
10 5 (0.49%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.39%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.39%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 60 (5.91%) Windows
2 33 (3.25%) Linux
3 25 (2.46%) Unix
4 22 (2.17%) VMS
5 10 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.20%) Android
9 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.098%) Solaris
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 771 (75.89%) Business Intelligence
2 257 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (23.82%) Analytics
4 193 (19.00%) Data Modelling
5 191 (18.80%) DevOps
6 161 (15.85%) Visualisation
7 160 (15.75%) ETL
8 106 (10.43%) Migration
9 101 (9.94%) Scrum
10 99 (9.74%) Data Analysis
11 92 (9.06%) CRM
12 85 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 81 (7.97%) Data Visualisation
14 74 (7.28%) Data Management
15 70 (6.89%) Data Migration
16 67 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
17 59 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
18 56 (5.51%) Workflow
19 55 (5.41%) Data Science
20 52 (5.12%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 494 (48.62%) SQL
2 142 (13.98%) Python
3 126 (12.40%) C#
4 120 (11.81%) PowerShell
5 105 (10.33%) T-SQL
6 91 (8.96%) JavaScript
7 63 (6.20%) Java
8 61 (6.00%) R
9 53 (5.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 26 (2.56%) VBA
11 24 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.97%) VB
14 17 (1.67%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.38%) Perl
16 13 (1.28%) C
17 11 (1.08%) SAS Macro
18 10 (0.98%) Scala
19 4 (0.39%) ActionScript 2.0
19 4 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 88 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.74%) Degree
4 31 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.67%) MCSA
6 15 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.49%) PhD
9 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.30%) ACCA
10 3 (0.30%) CIMA
10 3 (0.30%) MCSE
10 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.20%) HND
11 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.098%) ISEB
12 1 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.82%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.07%) QA
3 10 (0.98%) GDPR
4 8 (0.79%) PMO
5 5 (0.49%) SLA
6 3 (0.30%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.098%) GxP
8 1 (0.098%) NCSC
8 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.59%) Docker
4 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.098%) vSphere
6 1 (0.098%) XenApp
6 1 (0.098%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.97%) SCCM
2 10 (0.98%) Ansible
2 10 (0.98%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.89%) Terraform
4 7 (0.69%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.39%) Oozie
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.30%) Kibana
6 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.20%) Grafana
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.098%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.098%) Control-M
8 1 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 423 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 155 (15.26%) Tableau
3 61 (6.00%) SAP
4 58 (5.71%) Oracle
5 47 (4.63%) Databricks
6 30 (2.95%) Informatica
7 19 (1.87%) Google
7 19 (1.87%) Talend
8 18 (1.77%) IBM
9 14 (1.38%) Alteryx
10 13 (1.28%) Nintex
11 12 (1.18%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.89%) Hortonworks
13 8 (0.79%) Adobe
13 8 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.69%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.59%) StreamSets
16 5 (0.49%) Cognos
16 5 (0.49%) Red Hat