Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 123 222
Rank change year-on-year +50 +99 +166
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 1,315 1,852 1,275
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.04% 1.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.56% 7.38% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 1,348 912
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £306
90th Percentile £588 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £443 £400
% change year-on-year -3.95% +10.63% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 14
Median hourly rate £38.25 £24.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.11% +22.50% +15.01%
10th Percentile £17.65 £19.65 £14.00
90th Percentile £60.88 £54.38 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.33% +50.00% +15.01%

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 13,761 25,091 21,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.24% 27.68% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,147 17,212 14,618
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 313 307
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £54.75 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.60 £20.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +17.98% +19.33% -3.62%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +45 1,219 £450 - 281
UK excluding London +78 834 £425 -3.95% 232
London +11 448 £450 -5.26% 66
South East +77 268 £475 +3.26% 52
North of England +55 190 £375 -9.09% 59
Midlands +72 147 £425 -5.56% 38
North West +44 117 £388 -8.82% 45
West Midlands +58 100 £450 - 35
East of England +58 80 £425 -5.56% 35
South West +29 75 £448 +2.29% 32
Work from Home +25 58 £400 -20.00% 44
Scotland +42 56 £443 -1.67% 9
East Midlands +58 47 £365 -14.12% 3
Yorkshire +37 45 £375 -6.25% 6
North East +42 28 £340 -2.86% 8
Wales +31 16 £375 -11.76% 9
Northern Ireland +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1,186 (90.19%) Power BI
2 1,021 (77.64%) Business Intelligence
3 677 (51.48%) SQL
4 565 (42.97%) Microsoft
5 498 (37.87%) Azure
6 349 (26.54%) SQL Server
7 335 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
8 325 (24.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 323 (24.56%) Analytics
10 315 (23.95%) Data Warehouse
11 250 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 249 (18.94%) Visualisation
13 248 (18.86%) DevOps
14 247 (18.78%) Data Modelling
15 242 (18.40%) Finance
16 224 (17.03%) Tableau
17 220 (16.73%) ETL
18 213 (16.20%) SharePoint
19 208 (15.82%) Microsoft Excel
20 201 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
21 185 (14.07%) PowerApps
22 169 (12.85%) PowerShell
23 163 (12.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 159 (12.09%) T-SQL
25 156 (11.86%) Data Visualisation
26 149 (11.33%) Data Lake
27 145 (11.03%) Python
28 131 (9.96%) Data Analysis
29 126 (9.58%) Migration
29 126 (9.58%) Security Cleared

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
1 213 (16.20%) SharePoint
2 54 (4.11%) SAS
3 19 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.37%) IIS
4 18 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
5 17 (1.29%) IBM Domino
6 16 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.22%) IBM Notes
7 14 (1.06%) Confluence
8 12 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.53%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
12 6 (0.46%) JBoss
13 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 208 (15.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.52%) SPSS
6 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.15%) InVision
9 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 83 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.23%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.15%) Eikon
7 2 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CCM
7 2 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 498 (37.87%) Azure
2 185 (14.07%) PowerApps
3 116 (8.82%) Office 365
4 88 (6.69%) Dynamics 365
5 85 (6.46%) PaaS
6 80 (6.08%) Azure Data Factory
7 76 (5.78%) AWS
8 70 (5.32%) Power Automate
9 66 (5.02%) IaaS
10 58 (4.41%) OneDrive
11 49 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (2.89%) Logic Apps
13 25 (1.90%) Serverless
14 18 (1.37%) SaaS
15 17 (1.29%) Azure Functions
16 16 (1.22%) Google Analytics
17 13 (0.99%) Data Lake Analytics
17 13 (0.99%) GCP
18 12 (0.91%) Slack
19 10 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.60%) Skype
2 12 (0.91%) Internet
2 12 (0.91%) Intranet
3 10 (0.76%) HTTP
4 9 (0.68%) DNS
5 7 (0.53%) FTP
6 6 (0.46%) Firewall
7 3 (0.23%) PBX
7 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) SAN
8 2 (0.15%) SMTP
8 2 (0.15%) SNMP
8 2 (0.15%) VLAN
9 1 (0.076%) Extranet
9 1 (0.076%) Network Security
9 1 (0.076%) PPP
9 1 (0.076%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.076%) VPN
9 1 (0.076%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,186 (90.19%) Power BI
2 349 (26.54%) SQL Server
3 325 (24.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 315 (23.95%) Data Warehouse
5 250 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 163 (12.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 149 (11.33%) Data Lake
8 84 (6.39%) Big Data
9 63 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 50 (3.80%) HDInsight
11 47 (3.57%) QlikView
12 40 (3.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 39 (2.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 36 (2.74%) Hadoop
14 36 (2.74%) OLAP
15 34 (2.59%) Relational Database
16 27 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 26 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
18 24 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
19 21 (1.60%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 96 (7.30%) Visual Studio
2 69 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 33 (2.51%) JIRA
5 25 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.99%) GitLab
7 13 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.84%) Artifactory
9 9 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.68%) ERwin
9 9 (0.68%) RStudio
9 9 (0.68%) Subversion
10 7 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.53%) Maven
11 5 (0.38%) NetBeans
11 5 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.30%) webpack
13 3 (0.23%) CA Gen
General
1 242 (18.40%) Finance
2 96 (7.30%) Public Sector
3 49 (3.73%) Marketing
4 46 (3.50%) Retail
5 33 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.43%) Law
7 24 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 21 (1.60%) Banking
8 21 (1.60%) Legal
9 17 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.22%) Local Government
11 11 (0.84%) Publishing
12 10 (0.76%) Electronics
13 9 (0.68%) Front Office
14 7 (0.53%) Back Office
15 6 (0.46%) Housing Association
16 5 (0.38%) Advertising
16 5 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.38%) Police
17 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 475 (36.12%) Developer
2 255 (19.39%) Analyst
3 240 (18.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 170 (12.93%) Power BI Developer
5 122 (9.28%) Data Analyst
6 102 (7.76%) Consultant
7 93 (7.07%) Architect
8 78 (5.93%) SQL Developer
9 73 (5.55%) Data Engineer
10 64 (4.87%) DevOps Engineer
11 63 (4.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 54 (4.11%) Power BI Analyst
13 52 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
14 44 (3.35%) Data Architect
15 40 (3.04%) Business Analyst
15 40 (3.04%) SQL BI Developer
16 35 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Consultant
17 33 (2.51%) SQL Analyst
18 30 (2.28%) Data Scientist
19 29 (2.21%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (8.37%) .NET
2 44 (3.35%) XML
3 36 (2.74%) JSON
3 36 (2.74%) Web Services
4 35 (2.66%) REST
5 31 (2.36%) .NET Framework
6 30 (2.28%) HTML
7 29 (2.21%) ASP.NET
8 26 (1.98%) AngularJS
9 23 (1.75%) CSS
9 23 (1.75%) OAuth
10 20 (1.52%) SAML
11 19 (1.44%) OpenID
12 17 (1.29%) Entity Framework
13 16 (1.22%) .NET Core
13 16 (1.22%) Middleware
13 16 (1.22%) Node.js
13 16 (1.22%) React
13 16 (1.22%) SOAP
14 15 (1.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 201 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.59%) Algorithms
4 29 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (2.21%) NHS
5 28 (2.13%) User Experience
6 25 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.14%) FMCG
9 15 (1.14%) Replication
10 13 (0.99%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.84%) PKI
12 9 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.61%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.53%) Life Science
15 6 (0.46%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.38%) LIMS
17 4 (0.30%) Blog
17 4 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.83%) Windows
2 40 (3.04%) Linux
3 36 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.83%) Unix
5 22 (1.67%) VMS
6 20 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.61%) Android
8 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.076%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,021 (77.64%) Business Intelligence
2 335 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (24.56%) Analytics
4 249 (18.94%) Visualisation
5 248 (18.86%) DevOps
6 247 (18.78%) Data Modelling
7 220 (16.73%) ETL
8 156 (11.86%) Data Visualisation
9 131 (9.96%) Data Analysis
10 126 (9.58%) Migration
11 122 (9.28%) Data Management
12 120 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 115 (8.75%) Scrum
14 100 (7.60%) CRM
15 85 (6.46%) Dashboard Development
16 83 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (5.55%) Data Science
18 71 (5.40%) Problem-Solving
19 70 (5.32%) Requirements Gathering
20 68 (5.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 677 (51.48%) SQL
2 169 (12.85%) PowerShell
3 159 (12.09%) T-SQL
4 145 (11.03%) Python
5 120 (9.13%) C#
6 76 (5.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 74 (5.63%) JavaScript
8 70 (5.32%) Java
9 60 (4.56%) R
10 42 (3.19%) VBA
11 26 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.37%) VB
14 14 (1.06%) Perl
14 14 (1.06%) Scala
15 13 (0.99%) C
16 10 (0.76%) SAS Macro
16 10 (0.76%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.61%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.53%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 126 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 108 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.02%) Degree
4 56 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.29%) MCSA
6 13 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.46%) PhD
10 4 (0.30%) ACCA
10 4 (0.30%) CIMA
10 4 (0.30%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.30%) MCITP
10 4 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.23%) HND
11 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.15%) PMP
12 2 (0.15%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.97%) QA
2 36 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.37%) GDPR
4 8 (0.61%) PMO
5 4 (0.30%) RMADS
6 3 (0.23%) HL7
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.46%) Docker
4 2 (0.15%) NFS
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.15%) vSphere
5 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.076%) XenApp
5 1 (0.076%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (1.75%) SCCM
2 11 (0.84%) Terraform
3 10 (0.76%) Ansible
4 9 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.53%) SCDPM
6 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.30%) Kibana
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.15%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.15%) Oozie
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.15%) SCOM
8 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.076%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.076%) Puppet
Vendors
1 565 (42.97%) Microsoft
2 224 (17.03%) Tableau
3 98 (7.45%) Oracle
4 65 (4.94%) SAP
5 42 (3.19%) Informatica
6 36 (2.74%) Cognos
7 32 (2.43%) IBM
8 31 (2.36%) Databricks
9 28 (2.13%) Google
10 20 (1.52%) Alteryx
11 18 (1.37%) Talend
12 17 (1.29%) Trend Micro
13 15 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.99%) Cloudera
15 12 (0.91%) Nintex
16 10 (0.76%) Adobe
16 10 (0.76%) ServiceNow
17 9 (0.68%) Hortonworks
17 9 (0.68%) Sparx
18 7 (0.53%) Xamarin