Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 193 361
Rank change year-on-year +104 +168 +196
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 2,181 1,493 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 1.44% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.90% 6.19% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 1,095 494
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +2.66%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 6
UK median hourly rate £28.67 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.31% +2.33% -
10th Percentile £17.98 £16.16 £20.75
90th Percentile £73.75 £42.50 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% -40.30% -

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 24,507 24,106 16,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.94% 23.30% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,798 16,643 11,199
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £291 £303 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 338 231
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £58.25 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +24.34% -5.41% +8.82%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +97 2,053 £450 - 633
UK excluding London +109 1,161 £425 +3.03% 445
London +82 976 £475 +1.88% 206
South East +82 386 £425 -5.56% 108
North of England +103 271 £425 +17.65% 140
North West +76 172 £438 +22.81% 78
Midlands +104 170 £425 +6.25% 81
South West +18 145 £425 - 56
West Midlands +104 143 £425 +6.25% 59
East of England +77 94 £450 +7.46% 43
Yorkshire +66 89 £400 +10.34% 49
Scotland +30 60 £431 +18.15% 12
Wales +39 25 £365 -8.75% 5
East Midlands +13 25 £425 - 20
Northern Ireland - 11 £233 - 2
North East +22 10 £450 +25.00% 13

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2,011 (92.21%) Power BI
2 1,743 (79.92%) Business Intelligence
3 1,161 (53.23%) SQL
4 940 (43.10%) Microsoft
5 882 (40.44%) Azure
6 624 (28.61%) SQL Server
7 614 (28.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 574 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 565 (25.91%) Data Warehouse
10 542 (24.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 477 (21.87%) Analytics
12 424 (19.44%) Tableau
13 416 (19.07%) Finance
14 400 (18.34%) ETL
14 400 (18.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 385 (17.65%) Visualisation
16 346 (15.86%) Data Modelling
17 345 (15.82%) SharePoint
18 313 (14.35%) Microsoft Excel
19 312 (14.31%) C#
20 267 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
21 263 (12.06%) Migration
22 245 (11.23%) Data Lake
23 244 (11.19%) Python
24 243 (11.14%) .NET
25 240 (11.00%) PowerApps
26 229 (10.50%) CRM
27 227 (10.41%) DevOps
28 226 (10.36%) Dynamics 365
29 225 (10.32%) 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
1 345 (15.82%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 41 (1.88%) Confluence
4 36 (1.65%) SAS
5 28 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (0.83%) Apache
6 18 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 14 (0.64%) CMS
8 11 (0.50%) ArcGIS
9 8 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.37%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.37%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.37%) R Markdown
10 6 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.28%) WebLogic Integration
10 6 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 313 (14.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.73%) SPSS
7 12 (0.55%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.092%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.092%) Stata
9 2 (0.092%) Weka
Business Applications
1 181 (8.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.69%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.60%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 11 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 11 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 11 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.18%) Primavera
8 4 (0.18%) Sprinklr
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.092%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 882 (40.44%) Azure
2 240 (11.00%) PowerApps
3 226 (10.36%) Dynamics 365
4 225 (10.32%) Office 365
5 182 (8.34%) Azure Data Factory
6 136 (6.24%) AWS
7 124 (5.69%) Microsoft Flow
8 105 (4.81%) Serverless
9 76 (3.48%) Azure Functions
10 74 (3.39%) PaaS
11 67 (3.07%) Data Lake Analytics
12 55 (2.52%) OneDrive
13 45 (2.06%) IaaS
14 32 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
15 31 (1.42%) GitHub
16 30 (1.38%) SaaS
17 28 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
17 28 (1.28%) Yammer
18 17 (0.78%) iPaaS
19 14 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.60%) Skype
2 23 (1.05%) WAN
3 22 (1.01%) Intranet
4 16 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (0.73%) LAN
5 12 (0.55%) VPN
6 5 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (0.23%) DHCP
6 5 (0.23%) DNS
6 5 (0.23%) Firewall
6 5 (0.23%) VLAN
7 4 (0.18%) Internet
7 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.14%) Extranet
8 3 (0.14%) HTTP
8 3 (0.14%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.14%) VoIP
9 2 (0.092%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.092%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,011 (92.21%) Power BI
2 624 (28.61%) SQL Server
3 614 (28.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 565 (25.91%) Data Warehouse
5 542 (24.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 400 (18.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 245 (11.23%) Data Lake
8 148 (6.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 137 (6.28%) Big Data
9 137 (6.28%) QlikView
10 120 (5.50%) Relational Database
11 98 (4.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 92 (4.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 65 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
14 63 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 62 (2.84%) OLAP
16 52 (2.38%) Hadoop
17 47 (2.15%) Spotfire
18 45 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
18 45 (2.06%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 120 (5.50%) Visual Studio
2 90 (4.13%) JIRA
2 90 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 73 (3.35%) Git (software)
4 36 (1.65%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 24 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (0.69%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.60%) ERwin
10 10 (0.46%) RStudio
11 9 (0.41%) Selenium
12 8 (0.37%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.23%) Subversion
14 4 (0.18%) Toad
14 4 (0.18%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.14%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (0.14%) webpack
16 2 (0.092%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 416 (19.07%) Finance
2 168 (7.70%) Public Sector
3 94 (4.31%) Retail
4 74 (3.39%) Banking
5 64 (2.93%) Marketing
6 54 (2.48%) Legal
7 39 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.70%) Front Office
9 33 (1.51%) Publishing
10 25 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.15%) Telecoms
11 18 (0.83%) Local Government
12 15 (0.69%) Law
13 13 (0.60%) Back Office
14 10 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.41%) Advertising
16 8 (0.37%) Electronics
17 6 (0.28%) Games
18 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 856 (39.25%) Developer
2 446 (20.45%) Analyst
3 439 (20.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 274 (12.56%) Power BI Developer
5 219 (10.04%) Architect
6 185 (8.48%) Consultant
7 170 (7.79%) Data Analyst
8 138 (6.33%) SQL Developer
9 129 (5.91%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 78 (3.58%) Data Architect
11 77 (3.53%) Data Engineer
12 76 (3.48%) Power BI Analyst
13 73 (3.35%) Azure Developer
13 73 (3.35%) Business Analyst
13 73 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 67 (3.07%) SQL BI Developer
15 63 (2.89%) Power BI Consultant
16 55 (2.52%) Azure Engineer
17 54 (2.48%) SharePoint Developer
18 51 (2.34%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (11.14%) .NET
2 113 (5.18%) ASP.NET
3 110 (5.04%) XML
4 99 (4.54%) JSON
5 90 (4.13%) MDX
6 73 (3.35%) REST
7 72 (3.30%) Web Services
8 69 (3.16%) HTML
9 58 (2.66%) CSS
10 47 (2.15%) AngularJS
11 29 (1.33%) Kafka
12 27 (1.24%) React
13 23 (1.05%) .NET Framework
13 23 (1.05%) SOAP
14 22 (1.01%) HTML5
15 19 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (0.87%) jQuery
16 18 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (0.69%) J2EE
18 13 (0.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 267 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (3.62%) Management Information System
3 73 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
4 63 (2.89%) Data Structures
5 46 (2.11%) User Experience
6 42 (1.93%) Algorithms
7 33 (1.51%) NHS
8 27 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 21 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (0.73%) Replication
12 13 (0.60%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.55%) Equities
14 11 (0.50%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.50%) FMCG
15 10 (0.46%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.46%) e-Learning
15 10 (0.46%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.46%) Reinsurance
15 10 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 82 (3.76%) Windows
2 24 (1.10%) Linux
3 22 (1.01%) Windows 10
4 18 (0.83%) Unix
5 11 (0.50%) VMS
5 11 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.41%) Android
6 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.18%) Solaris
11 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.046%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,743 (79.92%) Business Intelligence
2 574 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 477 (21.87%) Analytics
4 400 (18.34%) ETL
5 385 (17.65%) Visualisation
6 346 (15.86%) Data Modelling
7 263 (12.06%) Migration
8 229 (10.50%) CRM
9 227 (10.41%) DevOps
10 212 (9.72%) Data Analysis
11 187 (8.57%) Data Visualisation
12 146 (6.69%) Scrum
13 143 (6.56%) Dashboard Development
14 141 (6.46%) Data Science
15 127 (5.82%) Data Migration
16 123 (5.64%) Data Management
17 121 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
18 115 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
19 103 (4.72%) Machine Learning
20 102 (4.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,161 (53.23%) SQL
2 312 (14.31%) C#
3 244 (11.19%) Python
4 214 (9.81%) T-SQL
5 212 (9.72%) PowerShell
6 186 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 163 (7.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 105 (4.81%) R
9 97 (4.45%) Java
10 54 (2.48%) VBA
11 39 (1.79%) Scala
12 27 (1.24%) VB
13 20 (0.92%) Perl
13 20 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 19 (0.87%) C
15 17 (0.78%) U-SQL
16 12 (0.55%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.46%) VB6
18 9 (0.41%) C++
18 9 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 117 (5.36%) Degree
2 107 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 80 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.92%) DBS Check
6 20 (0.92%) MCSA
7 18 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (0.83%) PhD
8 15 (0.69%) MCSE
9 14 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.32%) ACCA
12 7 (0.32%) CIMA
13 6 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.28%) PMP
14 3 (0.14%) CFA
14 3 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.77%) Data Quality
2 85 (3.90%) QA
3 31 (1.42%) GDPR
4 28 (1.28%) PMO
5 4 (0.18%) SLA
6 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.046%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.046%) PSD2
System Software
1 59 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.69%) Docker
3 14 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.37%) HDFS
6 4 (0.18%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.092%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (0.55%) SCCM
3 9 (0.41%) Ansible
3 9 (0.41%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.41%) Puppet
3 9 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (0.41%) Terraform
4 8 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.32%) Control-M
6 6 (0.28%) Kibana
6 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.23%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.14%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.14%) Demisto
8 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 940 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 424 (19.44%) Tableau
3 150 (6.88%) Oracle
4 106 (4.86%) SAP
5 105 (4.81%) Databricks
6 61 (2.80%) Cognos
7 45 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (1.97%) MicroStrategy
9 35 (1.60%) Google
10 28 (1.28%) Alteryx
11 24 (1.10%) Informatica
12 20 (0.92%) Palantir
13 19 (0.87%) Adobe
13 19 (0.87%) Talend
14 18 (0.83%) Cloudera
15 17 (0.78%) Nintex
16 16 (0.73%) Workday
17 15 (0.69%) IBM
18 14 (0.64%) VMware
19 13 (0.60%) JD Edwards