Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 80 117
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37 +101
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 2,575 1,076 2,010
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.64% 2.87% 2.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.31% 9.35% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,738 758 1,445
10th Percentile £315 £307 £313
25th Percentile £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £575 £527 £538
90th Percentile £636 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +4.96% +0.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 14 19
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.50 £17.95
25th Percentile £14.75 £21.91 £20.26
Median hourly rate £21.50 £38.25 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -43.79% +69.99% +12.50%
75th Percentile £27.00 £51.75 £33.00
90th Percentile £42.37 £68.75 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.38 £40.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -49.69% +34.98% +50.00%

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 24,975 11,506 26,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.29% 30.67% 28.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,888 8,128 18,241
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
25th Percentile £419 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £578
90th Percentile £688 £679 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 164 324
10th Percentile £12.19 £13.25 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.16 £16.44 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% -2.44% +16.88%
75th Percentile £45.00 £35.19 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.43 £54.63 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.50% -1.55% +17.65%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +19 1,995 £475 +5.56% 754
London +35 1,092 £500 +11.11% 264
UK excluding London +7 894 £450 +4.96% 537
Work from Home +2 788 £500 +17.65% 162
North of England +11 212 £425 +13.33% 133
Midlands +9 209 £475 +9.20% 127
West Midlands +9 166 £475 +5.56% 89
South East -39 161 £475 - 120
North West -7 114 £425 +13.33% 85
Scotland -41 94 £425 - 33
South West +26 92 £475 +8.57% 35
East of England +10 90 £425 -10.53% 71
Yorkshire +32 87 £426 +13.67% 35
East Midlands +2 41 £450 +26.32% 38
Wales +6 30 £369 -1.67% 12
North East -1 11 £388 -11.93% 13
Northern Ireland +4 7 £396 - 6

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2,172 (84.35%) Power BI
2 1,852 (71.92%) Business Intelligence
3 1,212 (47.07%) Azure
4 1,159 (45.01%) SQL
5 1,006 (39.07%) Microsoft
6 659 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
7 652 (25.32%) Analytics
8 573 (22.25%) Social Skills
9 519 (20.16%) PowerApps
10 500 (19.42%) Data Warehouse
11 498 (19.34%) Data Modelling
12 484 (18.80%) SQL Server
13 480 (18.64%) Visualisation
14 465 (18.06%) DevOps
15 447 (17.36%) Finance
16 422 (16.39%) SharePoint
17 419 (16.27%) Python
18 401 (15.57%) ETL
19 373 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
20 364 (14.14%) Tableau
21 342 (13.28%) Microsoft 365
22 328 (12.74%) Microsoft Excel
23 325 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 302 (11.73%) Dynamics 365
25 292 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 289 (11.22%) Azure Data Factory
27 284 (11.03%) Migration
28 278 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
28 278 (10.80%) Data Lake
29 266 (10.33%) Data Analysis

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
1 422 (16.39%) SharePoint
2 47 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 45 (1.75%) SAS
4 41 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 22 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
6 21 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (0.74%) Confluence
8 18 (0.70%) Apache
9 17 (0.66%) CMS
10 10 (0.39%) Jupyter
10 10 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.31%) Drupal
11 8 (0.31%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.27%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.16%) IIS
15 3 (0.12%) Moodle
Applications
1 328 (12.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 107 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (0.89%) InfoPath
6 19 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.70%) SPSS
8 11 (0.43%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.43%) MS Visio
9 10 (0.39%) Stata
10 3 (0.12%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 207 (8.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.47%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.16%) MFGPRO
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.12%) Lorenzo
9 3 (0.12%) SAP EWM
9 3 (0.12%) Sprinklr
10 2 (0.078%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.078%) SAP Travel Management
10 2 (0.078%) SAP WM
10 2 (0.078%) Sonata
10 2 (0.078%) Workday HCM
11 1 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,212 (47.07%) Azure
2 519 (20.16%) PowerApps
3 342 (13.28%) Microsoft 365
4 302 (11.73%) Dynamics 365
5 289 (11.22%) Azure Data Factory
6 228 (8.85%) Power Automate
7 176 (6.83%) AWS
8 174 (6.76%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 136 (5.28%) Azure Logic Apps
10 113 (4.39%) Serverless
11 106 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 94 (3.65%) Azure Functions
13 86 (3.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 78 (3.03%) GCP
15 61 (2.37%) PaaS
16 56 (2.17%) Azure Stack
17 55 (2.14%) OneDrive
17 55 (2.14%) SaaS
18 50 (1.94%) Azure Service Bus
18 50 (1.94%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.93%) Firewall
2 17 (0.66%) Intranet
3 11 (0.43%) Skype
4 10 (0.39%) DNS
4 10 (0.39%) RTMP
5 7 (0.27%) HTTP
6 6 (0.23%) Internet
7 5 (0.19%) MQTT
7 5 (0.19%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.19%) Network Security
7 5 (0.19%) SMTP
8 4 (0.16%) MPLS
8 4 (0.16%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.12%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.12%) LAN
9 3 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.12%) WAN
10 2 (0.078%) DHCP
10 2 (0.078%) FTP
10 2 (0.078%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,172 (84.35%) Power BI
2 500 (19.42%) Data Warehouse
3 484 (18.80%) SQL Server
4 364 (14.14%) Tableau
5 325 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 292 (11.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 278 (10.80%) Data Lake
8 228 (8.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 201 (7.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 109 (4.23%) Relational Database
11 102 (3.96%) Big Data
12 94 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 84 (3.26%) QlikView
14 72 (2.80%) Hadoop
15 71 (2.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 69 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
17 63 (2.45%) Metadata
18 58 (2.25%) OLAP
19 55 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
20 48 (1.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 99 (3.84%) JIRA
2 90 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.45%) Visual Studio
4 45 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 32 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 29 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (0.93%) GitLab
7 24 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.58%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.35%) Selenium
11 8 (0.31%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.31%) Subversion
12 7 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
13 6 (0.23%) AppVeyor
13 6 (0.23%) ER Studio
13 6 (0.23%) ERwin
14 5 (0.19%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.19%) Postman
15 4 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 573 (22.25%) Social Skills
2 447 (17.36%) Finance
3 373 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
4 222 (8.62%) Public Sector
5 104 (4.04%) Marketing
6 74 (2.87%) Presentation Skills
7 67 (2.60%) Retail
8 48 (1.86%) Banking
9 44 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
10 37 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 36 (1.40%) Law
11 36 (1.40%) Telecoms
12 35 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
13 31 (1.20%) Legal
14 25 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
15 23 (0.89%) Local Government
16 20 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.70%) Electronics
18 15 (0.58%) Front Office
19 13 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 688 (26.72%) Developer
2 589 (22.87%) Analyst
3 300 (11.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 274 (10.64%) Data Analyst
5 271 (10.52%) Architect
6 227 (8.82%) Power BI Developer
7 219 (8.50%) Consultant
8 218 (8.47%) Data Engineer
9 145 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 127 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
11 98 (3.81%) Azure Architect
12 94 (3.65%) Business Analyst
13 92 (3.57%) Data Architect
13 92 (3.57%) Power BI Analyst
14 81 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
15 63 (2.45%) SQL Analyst
16 61 (2.37%) Azure Developer
17 60 (2.33%) Technical Leader
18 58 (2.25%) Project Manager
18 58 (2.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (9.32%) .NET
2 76 (2.95%) Web Services
3 75 (2.91%) ASP.NET
4 72 (2.80%) REST
5 70 (2.72%) HTML
6 63 (2.45%) AngularJS
7 61 (2.37%) React
8 49 (1.90%) CSS
8 49 (1.90%) JSON
9 48 (1.86%) J2EE
10 47 (1.83%) Kafka
11 44 (1.71%) RESTful
12 40 (1.55%) XML
13 33 (1.28%) PySpark
14 31 (1.20%) ASP.NET Core
15 29 (1.13%) .NET Framework
15 29 (1.13%) SOAP
16 22 (0.85%) .NET Core
16 22 (0.85%) NumPy
17 21 (0.82%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 77 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 69 (2.68%) NHS
3 66 (2.56%) User Experience
4 62 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 30 (1.17%) FMCG
7 29 (1.13%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 19 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (0.66%) Cloud Native
11 16 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (0.62%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.43%) Legacy Systems
12 11 (0.43%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.43%) Wiki
13 10 (0.39%) Reinsurance
14 9 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
15 8 (0.31%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.27%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 82 (3.18%) Windows
2 39 (1.51%) Linux
3 37 (1.44%) Unix
4 27 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.01%) Windows 10
6 16 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.16%) VMS
12 2 (0.078%) Solaris
13 1 (0.039%) AIX
13 1 (0.039%) Android
13 1 (0.039%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.039%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,852 (71.92%) Business Intelligence
2 659 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
3 652 (25.32%) Analytics
4 498 (19.34%) Data Modelling
5 480 (18.64%) Visualisation
6 465 (18.06%) DevOps
7 401 (15.57%) ETL
8 284 (11.03%) Migration
9 278 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 266 (10.33%) Data Analysis
11 260 (10.10%) Data Visualisation
12 254 (9.86%) CRM
13 225 (8.74%) Scrum
14 194 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
15 143 (5.55%) Data Analytics
16 142 (5.51%) Data Science
17 137 (5.32%) Project Management
18 133 (5.17%) Data Engineering
19 129 (5.01%) Decision-Making
20 128 (4.97%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 1,159 (45.01%) SQL
2 419 (16.27%) Python
3 227 (8.82%) C#
4 208 (8.08%) PowerShell
5 187 (7.26%) JavaScript
6 175 (6.80%) T-SQL
7 144 (5.59%) Java
8 128 (4.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 115 (4.47%) R
10 53 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 50 (1.94%) VBA
12 36 (1.40%) Scala
13 28 (1.09%) C
14 19 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.70%) VB
16 16 (0.62%) HiveQL
17 14 (0.54%) Bash Shell
18 12 (0.47%) Ruby
19 9 (0.35%) C++
20 7 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 174 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 145 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 115 (4.47%) Degree
4 33 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (0.74%) PhD
8 14 (0.54%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.16%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.16%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.12%) CISA
15 3 (0.12%) CISSP
15 3 (0.12%) PMP
16 2 (0.078%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (4.47%) Data Quality
2 108 (4.19%) QA
3 42 (1.63%) PMO
4 23 (0.89%) SLA
5 20 (0.78%) GDPR
6 14 (0.54%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.27%) NCSC
9 4 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.16%) IFRS
9 4 (0.16%) WCAG
10 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.078%) Basel III
11 2 (0.078%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.039%) FATCA
12 1 (0.039%) GRC
12 1 (0.039%) MiFID
12 1 (0.039%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 135 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.70%) Docker
2 18 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.62%) HDFS
4 13 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.47%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.31%) XenApp
7 7 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (1.51%) Terraform
2 38 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (1.09%) Ansible
4 24 (0.93%) Kubernetes
5 21 (0.82%) SCCM
6 8 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 8 (0.31%) Puppet
6 8 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.27%) SCOM
8 5 (0.19%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.19%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.078%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.078%) Grafana
10 2 (0.078%) PingFederate
10 2 (0.078%) Salt
11 1 (0.039%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.039%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1,006 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 255 (9.90%) Databricks
3 178 (6.91%) Oracle
4 177 (6.87%) SAP
5 88 (3.42%) Alteryx
6 72 (2.80%) Google
7 51 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (1.67%) Adobe
9 41 (1.59%) Splunk
10 39 (1.51%) Informatica
11 37 (1.44%) Talend
12 33 (1.28%) ServiceNow
13 26 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 25 (0.97%) Dataiku
15 24 (0.93%) Nintex
16 21 (0.82%) Teradata
17 19 (0.74%) Cognos
17 19 (0.74%) JD Edwards
17 19 (0.74%) VMware
18 17 (0.66%) Citrix