Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 162 296
Rank change year-on-year +81 +134 +171
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 2,050 1,716 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.81% 1.74% 0.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.46% 6.87% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,417 1,219 634
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 5
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +39.53% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £18.37 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.75 £55.00 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -22.22% -

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 21,677 24,966 18,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.74% 25.26% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,699 17,238 12,597
UK median daily rate £493 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 325 232
UK median hourly rate £20.64 £17.50 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.91% -9.39% +1.64%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £78.75 £56.50 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Power Platform
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Power Platform.

Contractor daily rate trend for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Power Platform over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Power Platform.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Power Platform over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Power Platform in the UK

Power Platform
Top 16 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 January 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 +78 1,932 £450 - 644
UK excluding London +89 1,178 £425 - 464
London +79 848 £475 - 203
South East +64 353 £431 -4.17% 98
North of England +67 296 £400 +6.67% 127
Midlands +79 186 £425 - 86
North West +55 170 £425 +16.44% 80
West Midlands +69 135 £431 +7.81% 63
South West +12 126 £468 +10.00% 75
East of England +80 120 £413 -8.33% 59
Yorkshire +41 98 £400 +6.67% 28
Scotland +25 57 £450 +20.00% 13
East Midlands +42 50 £425 - 22
Wales +44 34 £400 -4.48% 9
North East +32 28 £388 -12.43% 19
Northern Ireland +5 7 £233 +12.05% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1,908 (93.07%) Power BI
2 1,619 (78.98%) Business Intelligence
3 1,085 (52.93%) SQL
4 993 (48.44%) Microsoft
5 808 (39.41%) Azure
6 563 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
6 563 (27.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 522 (25.46%) SQL Server
8 501 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
9 498 (24.29%) Analytics
10 479 (23.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 442 (21.56%) Visualisation
12 426 (20.78%) Finance
13 392 (19.12%) Tableau
14 354 (17.27%) ETL
15 350 (17.07%) SharePoint
16 312 (15.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 303 (14.78%) Data Modelling
18 287 (14.00%) Microsoft Excel
19 282 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
20 279 (13.61%) DevOps
21 272 (13.27%) Data Lake
22 263 (12.83%) CRM
23 257 (12.54%) C#
24 256 (12.49%) Data Visualisation
25 252 (12.29%) PowerApps
26 250 (12.20%) Python
27 239 (11.66%) PowerShell
28 235 (11.46%) Dynamics CRM
28 235 (11.46%) Migration

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
1 350 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.46%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.41%) Confluence
4 16 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (0.59%) SAS
8 10 (0.49%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.44%) CMS
10 8 (0.39%) Apache
11 7 (0.34%) IIS
11 7 (0.34%) Jupyter
12 6 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.24%) Moodle
13 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.24%) Totara
13 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.24%) WordPress
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 287 (14.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.68%) SPSS
6 9 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 235 (11.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.20%) Primavera
7 4 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.098%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.098%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 808 (39.41%) Azure
2 252 (12.29%) PowerApps
3 228 (11.12%) Dynamics 365
4 181 (8.83%) Office 365
5 176 (8.59%) Azure Data Factory
6 141 (6.88%) Microsoft Flow
7 138 (6.73%) AWS
8 112 (5.46%) Serverless
9 88 (4.29%) Azure Functions
10 84 (4.10%) PaaS
11 75 (3.66%) Data Lake Analytics
12 62 (3.02%) OneDrive
13 61 (2.98%) IaaS
14 54 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
15 38 (1.85%) SaaS
16 29 (1.41%) Azure Machine Learning
17 25 (1.22%) GitHub
18 19 (0.93%) Yammer
19 18 (0.88%) GCP
20 15 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.27%) Skype
2 22 (1.07%) Intranet
3 11 (0.54%) WAN
4 9 (0.44%) VPN
5 7 (0.34%) DHCP
6 6 (0.29%) DNS
6 6 (0.29%) Firewall
6 6 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.29%) LAN
7 5 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (0.24%) Extranet
7 5 (0.24%) VLAN
8 4 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.20%) VoIP
8 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.15%) HTTP
9 3 (0.15%) Internet
10 2 (0.098%) FTP
11 1 (0.049%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,908 (93.07%) Power BI
2 563 (27.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 522 (25.46%) SQL Server
4 501 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
5 479 (23.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 312 (15.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 272 (13.27%) Data Lake
8 132 (6.44%) Big Data
9 128 (6.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 111 (5.41%) QlikView
11 110 (5.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 92 (4.49%) Relational Database
13 78 (3.80%) OLAP
14 73 (3.56%) HDInsight
15 59 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 53 (2.59%) Hadoop
17 50 (2.44%) NoSQL
18 48 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
19 44 (2.15%) Cosmos DB
20 38 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 156 (7.61%) Visual Studio
2 74 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 72 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 60 (2.93%) JIRA
5 38 (1.85%) TeamCity
6 35 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.49%) Selenium
10 8 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.39%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.29%) ERwin
11 6 (0.29%) RStudio
12 4 (0.20%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.15%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.15%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.15%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.15%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 426 (20.78%) Finance
2 157 (7.66%) Public Sector
3 68 (3.32%) Retail
4 57 (2.78%) Marketing
5 46 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 41 (2.00%) Banking
7 28 (1.37%) Legal
8 27 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 26 (1.27%) Law
9 26 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.17%) Publishing
11 19 (0.93%) Local Government
12 13 (0.63%) Back Office
13 10 (0.49%) Electronics
14 9 (0.44%) Front Office
15 8 (0.39%) Games
15 8 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.29%) Advertising
17 5 (0.24%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 847 (41.32%) Developer
2 428 (20.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 381 (18.59%) Analyst
4 241 (11.76%) Power BI Developer
5 192 (9.37%) Architect
6 167 (8.15%) Data Analyst
7 166 (8.10%) Consultant
8 118 (5.76%) Data Engineer
9 117 (5.71%) SQL Developer
10 113 (5.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 81 (3.95%) Data Architect
12 71 (3.46%) Power BI Analyst
13 63 (3.07%) Azure Developer
14 61 (2.98%) SQL BI Developer
15 56 (2.73%) Azure Engineer
15 56 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
16 54 (2.63%) Business Analyst
17 51 (2.49%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 51 (2.49%) Microsoft Developer
18 48 (2.34%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (11.32%) .NET
2 109 (5.32%) ASP.NET
2 109 (5.32%) HTML
3 84 (4.10%) XML
4 70 (3.41%) MDX
5 66 (3.22%) JSON
6 61 (2.98%) REST
7 55 (2.68%) CSS
7 55 (2.68%) Web Services
8 43 (2.10%) AngularJS
9 38 (1.85%) React
10 24 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 23 (1.12%) Kafka
12 20 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (0.93%) SOAP
14 18 (0.88%) jQuery
15 15 (0.73%) HTML5
16 10 (0.49%) OAuth
16 10 (0.49%) OpenID
16 10 (0.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 282 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.59%) User Experience
5 47 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 32 (1.56%) Algorithms
7 29 (1.41%) Hedge funds
8 26 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.22%) NHS
10 24 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (0.59%) Replication
12 11 (0.54%) Private Cloud
13 10 (0.49%) FMCG
13 10 (0.49%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.44%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.39%) Tandem
15 8 (0.39%) Taxonomies
16 7 (0.34%) Robotics
17 6 (0.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 94 (4.59%) Windows
2 38 (1.85%) Windows Server
3 20 (0.98%) Linux
4 19 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (0.83%) Android
6 12 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.34%) Unix
10 6 (0.29%) VMS
11 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.20%) Solaris
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.049%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,619 (78.98%) Business Intelligence
2 563 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
3 498 (24.29%) Analytics
4 442 (21.56%) Visualisation
5 354 (17.27%) ETL
6 303 (14.78%) Data Modelling
7 279 (13.61%) DevOps
8 263 (12.83%) CRM
9 256 (12.49%) Data Visualisation
10 235 (11.46%) Migration
11 177 (8.63%) Data Analysis
12 147 (7.17%) Scrum
13 142 (6.93%) Dashboard Development
14 136 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 124 (6.05%) Data Management
16 112 (5.46%) Data Science
16 112 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
17 104 (5.07%) Data Migration
18 103 (5.02%) Machine Learning
18 103 (5.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,085 (52.93%) SQL
2 257 (12.54%) C#
3 250 (12.20%) Python
4 239 (11.66%) PowerShell
5 185 (9.02%) T-SQL
6 172 (8.39%) JavaScript
7 118 (5.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 112 (5.46%) Java
9 101 (4.93%) R
10 50 (2.44%) Scala
11 44 (2.15%) VBA
12 22 (1.07%) PHP
13 17 (0.83%) C++
14 16 (0.78%) U-SQL
15 14 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.68%) VB
16 13 (0.63%) C
17 10 (0.49%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.44%) Perl
18 9 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 126 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 124 (6.05%) Degree
4 48 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.98%) DBS Check
7 16 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.49%) PhD
9 8 (0.39%) ACCA
9 8 (0.39%) CIMA
9 8 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (0.34%) ISEB
11 6 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.29%) MCSA
12 5 (0.24%) MCSE
12 5 (0.24%) PMP
13 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.29%) QA
2 75 (3.66%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.56%) PMO
4 24 (1.17%) GDPR
5 4 (0.20%) SLA
6 3 (0.15%) RMADS
7 1 (0.049%) HL7
7 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.68%) Docker
4 12 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.39%) HDFS
6 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.049%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 14 (0.68%) Terraform
2 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (0.44%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.39%) Puppet
4 8 (0.39%) SCCM
4 8 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.34%) Control-M
5 7 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.24%) Ansible
7 5 (0.24%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.15%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.15%) SCOM
9 2 (0.098%) Kibana
9 2 (0.098%) Oozie
9 2 (0.098%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.098%) Salt
9 2 (0.098%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 993 (48.44%) Microsoft
2 392 (19.12%) Tableau
3 140 (6.83%) Oracle
4 102 (4.98%) SAP
5 92 (4.49%) Cognos
6 74 (3.61%) Databricks
7 65 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.95%) Google
8 40 (1.95%) MicroStrategy
9 33 (1.61%) Alteryx
10 27 (1.32%) Informatica
11 22 (1.07%) IBM
12 20 (0.98%) Sparx
13 19 (0.93%) Nintex
13 19 (0.93%) Palantir
14 18 (0.88%) Talend
15 16 (0.78%) Cloudera
16 15 (0.73%) Trend Micro
17 12 (0.59%) VMware
18 10 (0.49%) Xamarin