Period
to 25 October 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 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 74 94
Rank change year-on-year +15 +20 +104
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 3,231 1,019 2,183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.81% 3.20% 2.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.69% 10.08% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,253 723 1,552
10th Percentile £319 £269 £313
25th Percentile £400 £356 £379
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £450
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +2.86%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £610 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 12 29
10th Percentile £11.85 £14.35 £16.75
25th Percentile £16.75 £20.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £22.34
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +25.36% +1.52%
75th Percentile £35.50 £51.75 £38.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £61.43 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £22.34
% change year-on-year -19.64% +25.36% +11.68%

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 30,212 10,109 24,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.62% 31.74% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,793 7,087 17,174
10th Percentile £325 £310 £288
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 149 367
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.20 £13.65
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.92 £21.86 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.29% +6.63% +17.14%
75th Percentile £46.50 £40.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.50 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.33 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.35% - +14.29%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +15 2,556 £490 +12.00% 874
London +16 1,376 £510 +13.33% 303
UK excluding London +13 1,138 £450 +12.50% 614
Work from Home 0 962 £500 +17.65% 215
North of England +8 287 £450 +14.29% 176
South East +11 246 £475 +11.76% 136
Midlands +2 210 £475 +26.67% 145
North West -1 154 £425 +6.25% 96
West Midlands +11 151 £475 +9.20% 105
South West +32 128 £450 +2.86% 51
Yorkshire +17 122 £475 +33.33% 49
East of England -7 110 £375 -6.25% 57
Scotland -50 108 £450 +2.27% 38
East Midlands -19 59 £450 +22.45% 39
Wales -1 42 £388 +6.90% 11
North East -5 12 £425 +13.33% 31
Northern Ireland +4 7 £500 +292.16% 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 2,731 (84.52%) Power BI
2 2,369 (73.32%) Business Intelligence
3 1,511 (46.77%) SQL
4 1,443 (44.66%) Azure
5 1,228 (38.01%) Microsoft
6 837 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
7 740 (22.90%) Analytics
8 724 (22.41%) Social Skills
9 644 (19.93%) PowerApps
10 638 (19.75%) Visualisation
11 605 (18.72%) Finance
12 595 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
13 583 (18.04%) SQL Server
14 578 (17.89%) Python
15 530 (16.40%) SharePoint
16 520 (16.09%) DevOps
17 519 (16.06%) Data Modelling
18 480 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
19 474 (14.67%) Tableau
20 467 (14.45%) ETL
21 452 (13.99%) Microsoft Excel
22 414 (12.81%) Microsoft 365
23 399 (12.35%) Data Visualisation
24 387 (11.98%) Dynamics 365
25 383 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 376 (11.64%) Data Lake
27 350 (10.83%) Data Analysis
28 347 (10.74%) Azure Data Factory
29 345 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
30 341 (10.55%) Power Automate

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
1 530 (16.40%) SharePoint
2 77 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 50 (1.55%) SAS
4 43 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 41 (1.27%) Confluence
6 25 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (0.71%) CMS
7 23 (0.71%) Jupyter
8 21 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
9 20 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 20 (0.62%) Apache
10 11 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 11 (0.34%) IIS
11 10 (0.31%) Drupal
12 7 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.19%) Anypoint
13 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 452 (13.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 131 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.68%) SPSS
6 21 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.46%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.37%) Stata
9 5 (0.15%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.062%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.062%) InDesign
11 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.031%) Figma
11 1 (0.031%) InVision
11 1 (0.031%) Oracle Smart View
11 1 (0.031%) Sketch
11 1 (0.031%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 256 (7.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 101 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.22%) Lorenzo
6 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.15%) Sprinklr
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.12%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.093%) Primavera
9 3 (0.093%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.093%) SAP EWM
9 3 (0.093%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.093%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.093%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,443 (44.66%) Azure
2 644 (19.93%) PowerApps
3 414 (12.81%) Microsoft 365
4 387 (11.98%) Dynamics 365
5 347 (10.74%) Azure Data Factory
6 341 (10.55%) Power Automate
7 231 (7.15%) AWS
8 183 (5.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 151 (4.67%) Azure Logic Apps
10 128 (3.96%) Serverless
11 106 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 97 (3.00%) Azure Functions
13 95 (2.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 86 (2.66%) GCP
15 66 (2.04%) SaaS
16 63 (1.95%) PaaS
17 61 (1.89%) Snowflake
18 60 (1.86%) Azure Service Bus
19 59 (1.83%) Google Analytics
20 55 (1.70%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.62%) Firewall
1 20 (0.62%) Intranet
2 8 (0.25%) DNS
2 8 (0.25%) RTMP
2 8 (0.25%) Skype
3 7 (0.22%) Internet
4 6 (0.19%) Extranet
4 6 (0.19%) HTTP
4 6 (0.19%) SMTP
4 6 (0.19%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.15%) MQTT
5 5 (0.15%) NetScaler
5 5 (0.15%) WAAS
6 4 (0.12%) PBX
7 3 (0.093%) FTP
7 3 (0.093%) IPsec
7 3 (0.093%) Network Security
7 3 (0.093%) PSTN
7 3 (0.093%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.093%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,731 (84.52%) Power BI
2 595 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
3 583 (18.04%) SQL Server
4 474 (14.67%) Tableau
5 383 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 376 (11.64%) Data Lake
7 338 (10.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 260 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 227 (7.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 160 (4.95%) Relational Database
11 144 (4.46%) Big Data
12 124 (3.84%) QlikView
13 87 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 75 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
14 75 (2.32%) Power Query
15 74 (2.29%) Metadata
16 71 (2.20%) RDBMS
17 70 (2.17%) Qlik Sense
18 69 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 67 (2.07%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 150 (4.64%) JIRA
2 127 (3.93%) Git (software)
3 90 (2.79%) Visual Studio
4 46 (1.42%) Jenkins
5 25 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 21 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (0.62%) GitLab
8 18 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 17 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (0.46%) Selenium
11 12 (0.37%) Subversion
11 12 (0.37%) Visual Studio Code
12 9 (0.28%) RStudio
13 8 (0.25%) AppVeyor
13 8 (0.25%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.25%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.25%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.22%) ERwin
14 7 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 724 (22.41%) Social Skills
2 605 (18.72%) Finance
3 480 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
4 249 (7.71%) Public Sector
5 173 (5.35%) Marketing
6 106 (3.28%) Presentation Skills
7 78 (2.41%) Retail
8 70 (2.17%) Banking
9 53 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
10 49 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 46 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
11 46 (1.42%) Legal
12 44 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 41 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
14 36 (1.11%) Local Government
15 35 (1.08%) Electronics
16 29 (0.90%) Advertising
17 23 (0.71%) Law
18 22 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 838 (25.94%) Developer
2 790 (24.45%) Analyst
3 367 (11.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 348 (10.77%) Data Analyst
5 337 (10.43%) Architect
6 299 (9.25%) Data Engineer
7 298 (9.22%) Power BI Developer
8 295 (9.13%) Consultant
9 188 (5.82%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 153 (4.74%) Business Analyst
11 123 (3.81%) Power BI Analyst
12 122 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
13 111 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
14 102 (3.16%) Data Architect
15 97 (3.00%) SQL Analyst
16 84 (2.60%) SQL Developer
17 79 (2.45%) Azure Architect
18 78 (2.41%) Project Manager
19 71 (2.20%) Azure Developer
20 65 (2.01%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (9.29%) .NET
2 102 (3.16%) HTML
3 87 (2.69%) JSON
3 87 (2.69%) REST
4 84 (2.60%) J2EE
5 81 (2.51%) CSS
6 79 (2.45%) Web Services
7 65 (2.01%) PySpark
7 65 (2.01%) XML
8 51 (1.58%) Kafka
9 50 (1.55%) React
10 49 (1.52%) ASP.NET
11 47 (1.45%) RESTful
12 46 (1.42%) jQuery
13 44 (1.36%) AngularJS
14 39 (1.21%) Pandas
15 37 (1.15%) .NET Framework
16 33 (1.02%) HTML5
16 33 (1.02%) NumPy
17 32 (0.99%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 111 (3.44%) NHS
2 93 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 85 (2.63%) User Experience
4 56 (1.73%) Data Structures
5 37 (1.15%) FMCG
6 36 (1.11%) Virtual Team
7 33 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
7 33 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
9 26 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 19 (0.59%) Reference Data
11 18 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (0.46%) Freedom of Information
13 14 (0.43%) Cloud Native
13 14 (0.43%) Freedom of Information Act
13 14 (0.43%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.40%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.37%) Wiki
16 11 (0.34%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (3.93%) Windows
2 44 (1.36%) Linux
3 43 (1.33%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.08%) Unix
4 35 (1.08%) Windows 10
5 14 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.34%) VMS
8 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.031%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.031%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.031%) MVS
12 1 (0.031%) Solaris
12 1 (0.031%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.031%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,369 (73.32%) Business Intelligence
2 837 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
3 740 (22.90%) Analytics
4 638 (19.75%) Visualisation
5 520 (16.09%) DevOps
6 519 (16.06%) Data Modelling
7 467 (14.45%) ETL
8 399 (12.35%) Data Visualisation
9 350 (10.83%) Data Analysis
10 345 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 331 (10.24%) Migration
12 313 (9.69%) CRM
13 279 (8.64%) Scrum
14 227 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
15 204 (6.31%) Data Science
16 186 (5.76%) Data Analytics
17 184 (5.69%) Project Management
18 170 (5.26%) Data Pipeline
19 169 (5.23%) Data Engineering
20 157 (4.86%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 1,511 (46.77%) SQL
2 578 (17.89%) Python
3 289 (8.94%) C#
4 208 (6.44%) JavaScript
4 208 (6.44%) T-SQL
5 200 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 173 (5.35%) R
7 158 (4.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 158 (4.89%) Java
8 74 (2.29%) VBA
9 51 (1.58%) TypeScript
10 35 (1.08%) Scala
11 34 (1.05%) VB
12 33 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 25 (0.77%) C
14 22 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.50%) C++
15 16 (0.50%) HiveQL
15 16 (0.50%) VB.NET
16 14 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 169 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 153 (4.74%) Degree
3 141 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (0.71%) PhD
7 17 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.31%) CIMA
9 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.31%) PMP
10 9 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.25%) CFA
12 7 (0.22%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.19%) CISSP
13 6 (0.19%) MCSE
13 6 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (5.79%) Data Quality
2 94 (2.91%) QA
3 87 (2.69%) PMO
4 43 (1.33%) GDPR
5 20 (0.62%) Accessibility
6 19 (0.59%) SLA
7 17 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.19%) NCSC
9 5 (0.15%) COBIT
9 5 (0.15%) IFRS
10 4 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.062%) Basel III
11 2 (0.062%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.062%) NIST
11 2 (0.062%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.031%) MiFID
System Software
1 142 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 16 (0.50%) Docker
5 15 (0.46%) HDFS
5 15 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.19%) XenApp
9 5 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.12%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 31 (0.96%) Ansible
3 28 (0.87%) SCCM
4 26 (0.80%) Terraform
5 18 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.28%) Puppet
6 9 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 6 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.19%) SCOM
9 5 (0.15%) Grafana
9 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.15%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.12%) Control-M
11 3 (0.093%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.093%) PingFederate
12 2 (0.062%) Automic
12 2 (0.062%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,228 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 316 (9.78%) Databricks
3 247 (7.64%) Oracle
4 243 (7.52%) SAP
5 99 (3.06%) Google
6 94 (2.91%) Alteryx
7 71 (2.20%) Adobe
8 65 (2.01%) Informatica
9 57 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
10 45 (1.39%) Dataiku
11 42 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 31 (0.96%) Teradata
13 25 (0.77%) Atlassian
13 25 (0.77%) Citrix
13 25 (0.77%) Nintex
13 25 (0.77%) VMware
14 23 (0.71%) Cognos
15 21 (0.65%) Talend
16 20 (0.62%) MuleSoft
17 18 (0.56%) MicroStrategy