Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 222 380
Rank change year-on-year +104 +158 +276
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 1,913 1,222 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.10% 1.21% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.48% 5.70% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,360 857 409
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £256
90th Percentile £613 £589 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 4
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -2.33% -
10th Percentile £19.36 £15.58 £18.40
90th Percentile £50.50 £43.93 £22.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.65 £20.00 £19.70
% change year-on-year +13.25% +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 25,587 21,428 12,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.07% 21.27% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,546 14,617 8,921
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £654 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 310 184
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £18.95 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -0.29% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £59.25 £56.25 £60.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.38% -2.86% +7.69%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +99 1,800 £450 +2.86% 326
UK excluding London +90 940 £425 +6.25% 217
London +90 933 £475 +2.15% 117
South East +27 297 £450 +2.86% 63
North of England +113 202 £413 +17.86% 56
Midlands +53 149 £425 +6.25% 56
South West +18 119 £425 -1.16% 22
West Midlands +63 116 £425 +10.39% 45
North West +82 113 £425 +23.64% 30
East of England +53 85 £450 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire +64 77 £383 +9.29% 16
Scotland +34 63 £425 +8.97% 6
East Midlands +7 32 £413 +2.48% 10
Wales +6 17 £375 -4.76% 2
North East +34 11 £319 -20.81% 10
Northern Ireland +17 11 £215 -55.90%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,784 (93.26%) Power BI
2 1,576 (82.38%) Business Intelligence
3 1,062 (55.51%) SQL
4 742 (38.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 712 (37.22%) Microsoft
6 658 (34.40%) SQL Server
7 593 (31.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 504 (26.35%) Data Warehouse
9 482 (25.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 464 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
11 419 (21.90%) Analytics
12 398 (20.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 374 (19.55%) Tableau
14 360 (18.82%) ETL
15 351 (18.35%) Finance
16 302 (15.79%) Visualisation
17 290 (15.16%) Data Modelling
18 271 (14.17%) Microsoft Excel
19 265 (13.85%) SharePoint
19 265 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
20 256 (13.38%) T-SQL
21 230 (12.02%) Data Analysis
22 217 (11.34%) Python
23 207 (10.82%) C#
24 196 (10.25%) Migration
25 179 (9.36%) PowerShell
26 176 (9.20%) .NET
27 174 (9.10%) Data Lake
28 168 (8.78%) DevOps
29 165 (8.63%) Office 365

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
1 265 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 66 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.56%) SAS
4 33 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 23 (1.20%) Apache
7 17 (0.89%) Confluence
8 14 (0.73%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.58%) ArcGIS
10 9 (0.47%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.42%) CMS
11 8 (0.42%) R Markdown
12 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.16%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.16%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.10%) Anypoint
Applications
1 271 (14.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.10%) SPSS
5 19 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.26%) Stata
9 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.21%) Weka
Business Applications
1 106 (5.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.52%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.31%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.21%) Revive Adserver
10 4 (0.21%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.21%) Sprinklr
11 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
12 2 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 742 (38.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (8.63%) Office 365
3 152 (7.95%) PowerApps
4 150 (7.84%) Azure Data Factory
5 130 (6.80%) Dynamics 365
6 113 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
7 59 (3.08%) Microsoft Flow
8 58 (3.03%) PaaS
9 47 (2.46%) Serverless
10 36 (1.88%) IaaS
11 33 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 32 (1.67%) Azure Functions
13 24 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 20 (1.05%) ShareGate
15 19 (0.99%) Google Analytics
15 19 (0.99%) OneDrive
16 15 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
16 15 (0.78%) GitHub
16 15 (0.78%) SaaS
17 14 (0.73%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.20%) Skype
2 10 (0.52%) Intranet
2 10 (0.52%) SAN
3 9 (0.47%) VPN
4 8 (0.42%) Network Security
4 8 (0.42%) WAN
5 7 (0.37%) Internet
6 4 (0.21%) DNS
7 2 (0.10%) HTTP
7 2 (0.10%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.10%) RFID
7 2 (0.10%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.052%) DMZ
8 1 (0.052%) Extranet
8 1 (0.052%) Firewall
8 1 (0.052%) FTP
8 1 (0.052%) SMTP
8 1 (0.052%) SSL
8 1 (0.052%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,784 (93.26%) Power BI
2 658 (34.40%) SQL Server
3 593 (31.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 504 (26.35%) Data Warehouse
5 482 (25.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 398 (20.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 174 (9.10%) Data Lake
8 154 (8.05%) Big Data
9 123 (6.43%) QlikView
10 119 (6.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 97 (5.07%) BusinessObjects
12 94 (4.91%) Relational Database
13 90 (4.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 86 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 84 (4.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 80 (4.18%) Hadoop
17 60 (3.14%) NoSQL
18 58 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
19 53 (2.77%) OLAP
20 43 (2.25%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 113 (5.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 105 (5.49%) Visual Studio
3 89 (4.65%) JIRA
4 84 (4.39%) Git (software)
5 35 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 26 (1.36%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.58%) ERwin
10 10 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 10 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.52%) RStudio
11 9 (0.47%) Subversion
12 4 (0.21%) git-flow
13 3 (0.16%) Balsamiq
13 3 (0.16%) Hudson
13 3 (0.16%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.16%) tSQLt
13 3 (0.16%) webpack
General
1 351 (18.35%) Finance
2 97 (5.07%) Retail
3 83 (4.34%) Banking
4 71 (3.71%) Marketing
5 52 (2.72%) Legal
6 37 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.52%) Front Office
9 25 (1.31%) Back Office
10 23 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.99%) Publishing
12 16 (0.84%) Law
13 14 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.68%) Electronics
15 10 (0.52%) Billing
16 8 (0.42%) Advertising
17 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.31%) French Language
18 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 4 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 778 (40.67%) Developer
2 388 (20.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 355 (18.56%) Analyst
4 244 (12.75%) Power BI Developer
5 185 (9.67%) SQL Developer
6 169 (8.83%) Consultant
7 143 (7.48%) Architect
8 133 (6.95%) Data Analyst
9 120 (6.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 85 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 82 (4.29%) SQL BI Developer
12 80 (4.18%) Data Engineer
13 71 (3.71%) Business Analyst
14 69 (3.61%) Azure Developer
15 67 (3.50%) Power BI Analyst
15 67 (3.50%) Power BI Consultant
16 64 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
16 64 (3.35%) SharePoint Developer
17 51 (2.67%) Data Architect
18 47 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (9.20%) .NET
2 81 (4.23%) HTML
2 81 (4.23%) MDX
3 76 (3.97%) XML
4 67 (3.50%) JSON
5 66 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 66 (3.45%) CSS
6 48 (2.51%) Web Services
7 39 (2.04%) jQuery
8 38 (1.99%) .NET Framework
9 37 (1.93%) AngularJS
10 36 (1.88%) REST
11 24 (1.25%) HTML5
11 24 (1.25%) Kafka
12 23 (1.20%) RESTful
13 18 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (0.84%) CSS3
15 14 (0.73%) .NET Core
16 11 (0.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 265 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (3.40%) User Experience
4 58 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 54 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 30 (1.57%) NHS
9 28 (1.46%) Replication
10 18 (0.94%) Clustering
11 17 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.89%) FMCG
12 11 (0.58%) PKI
12 11 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.52%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.52%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.52%) Linked Data
14 9 (0.47%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 86 (4.50%) Windows
2 28 (1.46%) Unix
3 22 (1.15%) Windows 10
4 21 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.52%) Linux
6 5 (0.26%) VMS
7 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.16%) Android
8 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.052%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.052%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,576 (82.38%) Business Intelligence
2 464 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (21.90%) Analytics
4 360 (18.82%) ETL
5 302 (15.79%) Visualisation
6 290 (15.16%) Data Modelling
7 230 (12.02%) Data Analysis
8 196 (10.25%) Migration
9 168 (8.78%) DevOps
10 164 (8.57%) Data Science
11 155 (8.10%) CRM
12 151 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
13 143 (7.48%) Data Visualisation
14 142 (7.42%) Scrum
15 125 (6.53%) Data Management
16 123 (6.43%) Dashboard Development
17 109 (5.70%) Data Analytics
18 108 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 90 (4.70%) Kimball Methodology
20 83 (4.34%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (55.51%) SQL
2 256 (13.38%) T-SQL
3 217 (11.34%) Python
4 207 (10.82%) C#
5 179 (9.36%) PowerShell
6 140 (7.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 112 (5.85%) JavaScript
8 87 (4.55%) R
9 67 (3.50%) VBA
10 62 (3.24%) Java
11 32 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 24 (1.25%) VB
14 21 (1.10%) C
15 19 (0.99%) Scala
16 16 (0.84%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.68%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.63%) C++
18 12 (0.63%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 104 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 92 (4.81%) Degree
3 67 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (0.94%) Master's Degree
6 18 (0.94%) PhD
7 14 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.63%) MCSE
9 11 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.37%) MCSA
10 7 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.16%) CFA
12 3 (0.16%) ISEB
12 3 (0.16%) MBA
12 3 (0.16%) OCP
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 52 (2.72%) QA
3 31 (1.62%) GDPR
4 18 (0.94%) PMO
5 8 (0.42%) SLA
6 5 (0.26%) IFRS
7 4 (0.21%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.052%) GMP
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.052%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.052%) PSD2
9 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.78%) Docker
3 16 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.26%) vSphere
6 4 (0.21%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.10%) HDFS
9 1 (0.052%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 16 (0.84%) Kibana
3 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (0.68%) Ansible
4 13 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.52%) Puppet
6 9 (0.47%) Grafana
6 9 (0.47%) SCOM
7 7 (0.37%) SCCM
8 5 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.16%) Ambari
10 3 (0.16%) Demisto
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.10%) Terraform
12 1 (0.052%) Automic
12 1 (0.052%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.052%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 712 (37.22%) Microsoft
2 374 (19.55%) Tableau
3 123 (6.43%) Oracle
4 92 (4.81%) SAP
5 57 (2.98%) Databricks
6 46 (2.40%) Cognos
7 37 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
9 32 (1.67%) Google
10 23 (1.20%) Alteryx
11 21 (1.10%) Informatica
12 20 (1.05%) Talend
13 19 (0.99%) Adobe
14 17 (0.89%) Workday
15 16 (0.84%) MuleSoft
16 15 (0.78%) ServiceNow
17 13 (0.68%) Cloudera
17 13 (0.68%) JD Edwards
18 11 (0.58%) IBM
18 11 (0.58%) VMware