Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 75 130
Rank change year-on-year +12 +55 +109
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 1,865 1,714 1,898
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 2.95% 1.98%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.09% 9.76% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,289 1,220 1,344
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
25th Percentile £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.86%
75th Percentile £550 £531 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 17
10th Percentile £13.50 £19.57 £17.13
25th Percentile £17.54 £26.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £44.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -51.69% +81.63% +22.50%
75th Percentile £28.31 £51.31 £30.00
90th Percentile £45.02 £60.88 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £46.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -57.61% +53.33% +59.83%

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 18,482 17,566 26,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.79% 30.28% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,355 12,312 18,407
10th Percentile £313 £285 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £455
% change year-on-year - -1.10% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 281 262
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.03
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.25 £13.06
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -2.78%
75th Percentile £45.00 £39.31 £26.04
90th Percentile £61.20 £57.50 £48.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.17 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.75% +12.74% +3.03%

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021. 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 +12 1,445 £450 - 561
London +20 778 £500 +5.26% 203
UK excluding London +4 684 £420 -1.18% 384
Work from Home +6 598 £475 +11.76% 178
North of England +12 186 £400 +3.23% 101
Midlands +11 153 £438 -0.28% 79
West Midlands +16 127 £450 - 68
North West +12 115 £400 +3.23% 53
South East -46 110 £425 -10.53% 84
Scotland +32 91 £420 -6.67% 22
Yorkshire +23 58 £400 - 38
South West +9 56 £463 +0.54% 29
East of England +6 53 £338 -20.12% 65
Wales +22 33 £363 -4.29% 2
East Midlands +2 24 £400 +9.59% 11
North East +16 13 £270 -26.03% 10
Northern Ireland +11 4 £675 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 1,516 (81.29%) Power BI
2 1,259 (67.51%) Business Intelligence
3 864 (46.33%) Azure
4 779 (41.77%) SQL
5 746 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 469 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
7 429 (23.00%) PowerApps
8 414 (22.20%) Analytics
9 383 (20.54%) SQL Server
10 352 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
11 327 (17.53%) Data Modelling
11 327 (17.53%) Visualisation
12 325 (17.43%) Finance
13 321 (17.21%) DevOps
14 287 (15.39%) SharePoint
15 267 (14.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 261 (13.99%) ETL
17 247 (13.24%) Python
18 242 (12.98%) Microsoft 365
19 232 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 227 (12.17%) Tableau
21 220 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
22 212 (11.37%) Public Sector
23 211 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
24 196 (10.51%) Dynamics 365
25 191 (10.24%) Power Automate
26 180 (9.65%) PowerShell
27 171 (9.17%) CRM
28 167 (8.95%) Security Cleared
28 167 (8.95%) Azure Data Factory

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
1 287 (15.39%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 30 (1.61%) SAS
4 22 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
5 20 (1.07%) Apache
6 18 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (0.59%) Jupyter
8 10 (0.54%) Apache Synapse
9 9 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.32%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.32%) CMS
11 6 (0.32%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.27%) Confluence
12 5 (0.27%) IIS
12 5 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.27%) Mule
13 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.11%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.054%) nginx
Applications
1 211 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (1.07%) InfoPath
5 18 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.54%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 142 (7.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 8 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.21%) MFGPRO
7 4 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.16%) iTrent
9 2 (0.11%) Magento
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.11%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.11%) Sonata
10 1 (0.054%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.054%) SAP APO
10 1 (0.054%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 864 (46.33%) Azure
2 429 (23.00%) PowerApps
3 242 (12.98%) Microsoft 365
4 196 (10.51%) Dynamics 365
5 191 (10.24%) Power Automate
6 167 (8.95%) Azure Data Factory
7 129 (6.92%) Logic Apps
8 112 (6.01%) AWS
9 85 (4.56%) Serverless
10 74 (3.97%) Azure Functions
11 68 (3.65%) SaaS
12 59 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
13 46 (2.47%) OneDrive
14 33 (1.77%) PaaS
15 27 (1.45%) GCP
16 26 (1.39%) Google Analytics
17 18 (0.97%) Azure Stack
18 14 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
19 12 (0.64%) Amazon S3
19 12 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.97%) Firewall
2 16 (0.86%) Intranet
3 10 (0.54%) Skype
4 8 (0.43%) HTTP
5 7 (0.38%) RTMP
6 5 (0.27%) DNS
6 5 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.21%) Internet
7 4 (0.21%) VPN
8 3 (0.16%) FTP
8 3 (0.16%) LAN
8 3 (0.16%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.11%) Extranet
9 2 (0.11%) MPLS
9 2 (0.11%) Network Security
9 2 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.11%) WAN
9 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.054%) BGP
10 1 (0.054%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,516 (81.29%) Power BI
2 383 (20.54%) SQL Server
3 352 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
4 267 (14.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 232 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 227 (12.17%) Tableau
7 158 (8.47%) Data Lake
8 155 (8.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 135 (7.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 76 (4.08%) Relational Database
11 69 (3.70%) Big Data
12 58 (3.11%) QlikView
13 55 (2.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 51 (2.73%) Cosmos DB
15 47 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
16 44 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
17 43 (2.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 39 (2.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 38 (2.04%) Hadoop
20 34 (1.82%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 48 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 46 (2.47%) JIRA
3 37 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 36 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.93%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.48%) ERwin
7 9 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.38%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.38%) GitLab
9 6 (0.32%) ER Studio
10 5 (0.27%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.27%) JMeter
10 5 (0.27%) Postman
10 5 (0.27%) REST Assured
10 5 (0.27%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.21%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.21%) RStudio
11 4 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 325 (17.43%) Finance
2 212 (11.37%) Public Sector
3 55 (2.95%) Law
4 51 (2.73%) Marketing
5 42 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 40 (2.14%) Retail
7 33 (1.77%) Legal
8 32 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 29 (1.55%) Banking
10 18 (0.97%) Electronics
11 13 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.64%) Billing
13 11 (0.59%) Publishing
14 9 (0.48%) Local Government
15 8 (0.43%) Advertising
16 7 (0.38%) Games
17 6 (0.32%) Front Office
18 4 (0.21%) Back Office
18 4 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
18 4 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 542 (29.06%) Developer
2 405 (21.72%) Analyst
3 251 (13.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 198 (10.62%) Architect
5 185 (9.92%) Data Analyst
6 180 (9.65%) Power BI Developer
7 165 (8.85%) Consultant
8 161 (8.63%) Data Engineer
9 103 (5.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 102 (5.47%) Azure Engineer
11 83 (4.45%) Power BI Analyst
12 71 (3.81%) Business Analyst
12 71 (3.81%) Data Architect
13 63 (3.38%) SQL Developer
14 57 (3.06%) Azure Architect
15 54 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
16 49 (2.63%) Technical Leader
17 47 (2.52%) Microsoft Developer
18 44 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Consultant
19 43 (2.31%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (8.15%) .NET
2 68 (3.65%) Web Services
3 65 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 63 (3.38%) HTML
5 51 (2.73%) JSON
6 48 (2.57%) CSS
7 47 (2.52%) React
8 38 (2.04%) AngularJS
8 38 (2.04%) XML
9 34 (1.82%) RESTful
10 29 (1.55%) ASP.NET Core
11 27 (1.45%) Kafka
12 25 (1.34%) REST
13 20 (1.07%) PySpark
14 19 (1.02%) Natural Language Processing
15 18 (0.97%) NumPy
16 17 (0.91%) SciPy
16 17 (0.91%) TensorFlow
17 16 (0.86%) .NET Core
17 16 (0.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 220 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.13%) NHS
3 76 (4.08%) User Experience
4 63 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
5 46 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 27 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.07%) Reference Data
8 12 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
9 11 (0.59%) Cloud Native
9 11 (0.59%) FMCG
10 10 (0.54%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.48%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.43%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.43%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.38%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
14 6 (0.32%) iSeries
14 6 (0.32%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 50 (2.68%) Windows
2 22 (1.18%) Windows Server
3 18 (0.97%) Linux
3 18 (0.97%) Unix
4 6 (0.32%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.21%) Android
6 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.11%) Solaris
7 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.054%) AIX
8 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.054%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,259 (67.51%) Business Intelligence
2 469 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
3 414 (22.20%) Analytics
4 327 (17.53%) Data Modelling
4 327 (17.53%) Visualisation
5 321 (17.21%) DevOps
6 261 (13.99%) ETL
7 171 (9.17%) CRM
8 162 (8.69%) Migration
9 155 (8.31%) Data Visualisation
10 150 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 147 (7.88%) Data Analysis
12 130 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
13 127 (6.81%) Scrum
14 110 (5.90%) Decision-Making
15 107 (5.74%) Dashboard Development
16 93 (4.99%) Data Management
16 93 (4.99%) Requirements Gathering
17 85 (4.56%) Data Science
18 84 (4.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 779 (41.77%) SQL
2 247 (13.24%) Python
3 180 (9.65%) PowerShell
4 165 (8.85%) C#
5 147 (7.88%) JavaScript
6 131 (7.02%) T-SQL
7 88 (4.72%) Java
8 77 (4.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 54 (2.90%) R
10 36 (1.93%) VBA
11 31 (1.66%) TypeScript
12 25 (1.34%) Scala
13 23 (1.23%) C
14 13 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.70%) VB
15 12 (0.64%) Ruby
16 9 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.32%) X++
18 5 (0.27%) COBOL
18 5 (0.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 167 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 147 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.02%) Degree
4 24 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.43%) PhD
9 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.21%) MCSE
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB
12 2 (0.11%) MCP
12 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.054%) APMP
13 1 (0.054%) CCNA
13 1 (0.054%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.054%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.56%) Data Quality
2 80 (4.29%) QA
3 17 (0.91%) SLA
4 16 (0.86%) GDPR
4 16 (0.86%) PMO
5 8 (0.43%) WCAG
6 7 (0.38%) NCSC
7 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.16%) NIST
9 2 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.054%) IFRS
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.054%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 84 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.64%) Docker
3 11 (0.59%) HDFS
4 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.11%) XenApp
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 53 (2.84%) Terraform
2 11 (0.59%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (0.48%) SCCM
4 8 (0.43%) Ansible
5 3 (0.16%) Oozie
6 2 (0.11%) SCOM
7 1 (0.054%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.054%) Control-M
7 1 (0.054%) Grafana
7 1 (0.054%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.054%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.054%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.054%) Packer
7 1 (0.054%) Puppet
7 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.054%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 746 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 123 (6.60%) Databricks
3 111 (5.95%) Oracle
4 109 (5.84%) SAP
5 43 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (1.98%) Google
7 35 (1.88%) Alteryx
8 32 (1.72%) Nintex
9 29 (1.55%) Splunk
10 25 (1.34%) Talend
11 23 (1.23%) Informatica
12 18 (0.97%) Intapp
13 13 (0.70%) Cognos
13 13 (0.70%) iManage
14 12 (0.64%) JD Edwards
14 12 (0.64%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.59%) Adobe
16 10 (0.54%) ESRI
16 10 (0.54%) Remedy
16 10 (0.54%) ServiceNow