Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 81 166
Rank change year-on-year +16 +85 +133
Contract jobs citing Power Platform 1,454 2,049 1,725
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.45% 2.82% 1.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.36% 9.48% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,340 1,497 1,256
Median daily rate £446 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.83% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £270 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 15
Median hourly rate £22.00 £36.35 £22.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.48% +60.49% +5.35%
10th Percentile £16.18 £17.48 £17.27
90th Percentile £49.13 £51.88 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £36.00 £26.33
% change year-on-year -40.28% +36.75% -41.50%

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 14,028 21,614 25,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.30% 29.74% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,934 15,053 17,705
Median daily rate £495 £490 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.02% -1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 330 291
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £67.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +3.70%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +10 1,157 £438 -2.78% 453
London +23 616 £475 - 153
UK excluding London +12 587 £400 -5.88% 326
Work from Home +13 438 £439 -1.13% 88
North of England +18 180 £400 - 104
North West +21 115 £400 -5.88% 67
Midlands +11 112 £400 -5.88% 74
South East -16 103 £425 -5.56% 59
Scotland +63 83 £425 -5.56% 18
West Midlands -1 70 £430 -4.44% 48
Yorkshire +11 53 £388 -3.13% 27
East Midlands +26 42 £375 -6.25% 26
East of England -4 39 £338 -17.68% 42
South West +13 37 £438 -7.89% 18
Wales +30 32 £381 -4.69% 5
North East +25 13 £350 - 10
Northern Ireland +8 2 £128 -45.16% 8

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,152 (79.23%) Power BI
2 990 (68.09%) Business Intelligence
3 649 (44.64%) Azure
4 620 (42.64%) Microsoft
5 615 (42.30%) SQL
6 353 (24.28%) PowerApps
7 319 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
8 312 (21.46%) SQL Server
9 264 (18.16%) Data Warehouse
10 246 (16.92%) Data Modelling
11 239 (16.44%) SharePoint
12 237 (16.30%) Analytics
13 233 (16.02%) Visualisation
14 221 (15.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 218 (14.99%) Finance
16 195 (13.41%) DevOps
17 191 (13.14%) Python
18 187 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 180 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
20 178 (12.24%) Dynamics 365
21 175 (12.04%) ETL
22 173 (11.90%) Microsoft Excel
23 171 (11.76%) Office 365
24 164 (11.28%) Public Sector
25 161 (11.07%) Power Automate
26 159 (10.94%) Tableau
27 148 (10.18%) Migration
28 142 (9.77%) Logic Apps
29 134 (9.22%) C#
30 131 (9.01%) PowerShell

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
1 239 (16.44%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.65%) Apache Spark
3 21 (1.44%) SAS
4 15 (1.03%) ArcGIS
5 13 (0.89%) Apache
6 12 (0.83%) Confluence
7 9 (0.62%) Jupyter
8 8 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (0.55%) Apache Synapse
9 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.41%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.34%) IIS
11 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.21%) JBoss
12 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.21%) Mule
13 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 173 (11.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.62%) SPSS
6 1 (0.069%) Stata
Business Applications
1 103 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.21%) Avolution ABACUS
7 3 (0.21%) iTrent
7 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Magento
8 2 (0.14%) OPENHousing
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.069%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.069%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 649 (44.64%) Azure
2 353 (24.28%) PowerApps
3 178 (12.24%) Dynamics 365
4 171 (11.76%) Office 365
5 161 (11.07%) Power Automate
6 142 (9.77%) Logic Apps
7 117 (8.05%) Azure Data Factory
8 79 (5.43%) Serverless
9 76 (5.23%) AWS
10 70 (4.81%) Azure Functions
11 55 (3.78%) SaaS
12 43 (2.96%) OneDrive
13 32 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (1.99%) Yammer
15 20 (1.38%) PaaS
16 19 (1.31%) IaaS
17 13 (0.89%) Google Analytics
18 12 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
19 11 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
19 11 (0.76%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.89%) Firewall
2 12 (0.83%) DNS
3 9 (0.62%) Intranet
3 9 (0.62%) Skype
4 6 (0.41%) HTTP
4 6 (0.41%) Internet
5 5 (0.34%) DHCP
5 5 (0.34%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.28%) OpenScape
6 4 (0.28%) VPN
7 3 (0.21%) SAN
7 3 (0.21%) WAN
8 2 (0.14%) Extranet
8 2 (0.14%) LAN
8 2 (0.14%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.14%) SSL
8 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.069%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,152 (79.23%) Power BI
2 312 (21.46%) SQL Server
3 264 (18.16%) Data Warehouse
4 221 (15.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 187 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 159 (10.94%) Tableau
7 129 (8.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 127 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 125 (8.60%) Data Lake
10 69 (4.75%) QlikView
11 63 (4.33%) Relational Database
12 45 (3.09%) Big Data
13 44 (3.03%) Qlik Sense
14 38 (2.61%) Cosmos DB
15 33 (2.27%) OLTP
16 32 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 30 (2.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 29 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
19 28 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
20 24 (1.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 45 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 29 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.93%) JIRA
5 24 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 19 (1.31%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.55%) JMeter
8 8 (0.55%) Postman
8 8 (0.55%) REST Assured
9 7 (0.48%) Selenium
10 6 (0.41%) ERwin
10 6 (0.41%) GitLab
10 6 (0.41%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.28%) Hudson
12 4 (0.28%) RStudio
12 4 (0.28%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 218 (14.99%) Finance
2 164 (11.28%) Public Sector
3 50 (3.44%) Marketing
4 46 (3.16%) Law
5 44 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.13%) Retail
8 26 (1.79%) Banking
8 26 (1.79%) Electronics
9 19 (1.31%) Legal
10 18 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.76%) Local Government
12 10 (0.69%) Advertising
13 9 (0.62%) Publishing
14 6 (0.41%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.41%) Billing
14 6 (0.41%) Front Office
15 5 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.28%) Back Office
16 4 (0.28%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 422 (29.02%) Developer
2 318 (21.87%) Analyst
3 194 (13.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 161 (11.07%) Architect
5 157 (10.80%) Consultant
6 143 (9.83%) Power BI Developer
7 129 (8.87%) Data Analyst
8 124 (8.53%) Data Engineer
9 75 (5.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 67 (4.61%) Azure Engineer
11 64 (4.40%) Business Analyst
12 58 (3.99%) Power BI Analyst
13 56 (3.85%) Data Architect
14 53 (3.65%) SQL Developer
15 52 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
16 47 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
17 45 (3.09%) Power BI Consultant
18 44 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Consultant
19 42 (2.89%) Azure Architect
20 28 (1.93%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (7.08%) .NET
2 54 (3.71%) Web Services
3 51 (3.51%) JSON
3 51 (3.51%) XML
4 41 (2.82%) HTML
5 34 (2.34%) CSS
6 28 (1.93%) REST
7 25 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 19 (1.31%) React
9 18 (1.24%) RESTful
10 16 (1.10%) NumPy
11 15 (1.03%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.03%) jQuery
12 13 (0.89%) AngularJS
12 13 (0.89%) PySpark
13 12 (0.83%) .NET Core
13 12 (0.83%) HTML5
13 12 (0.83%) scikit-learn
13 12 (0.83%) SciPy
14 11 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 180 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.95%) NHS
3 58 (3.99%) User Experience
4 43 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.34%) Data Structures
6 23 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.31%) Reference Data
9 16 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
10 12 (0.83%) FMCG
11 8 (0.55%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.55%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (0.41%) CMDB
13 6 (0.41%) Freedom of Information Act
13 6 (0.41%) Life Science
13 6 (0.41%) VSAM
14 5 (0.34%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (2.34%) Windows
2 15 (1.03%) Windows Server
3 10 (0.69%) Windows 10
4 9 (0.62%) Linux
5 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.28%) Unix
7 3 (0.21%) Android
7 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.069%) Solaris
9 1 (0.069%) VMS
9 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 990 (68.09%) Business Intelligence
2 319 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (16.92%) Data Modelling
4 237 (16.30%) Analytics
5 233 (16.02%) Visualisation
6 195 (13.41%) DevOps
7 175 (12.04%) ETL
8 148 (10.18%) Migration
9 126 (8.67%) CRM
10 112 (7.70%) Data Visualisation
11 111 (7.63%) Data Analysis
12 102 (7.02%) Data Management
13 91 (6.26%) Dashboard Development
13 91 (6.26%) Decision-Making
14 82 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 80 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
16 72 (4.95%) Data Science
17 71 (4.88%) Data Architecture
18 69 (4.75%) Data Migration
19 68 (4.68%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 615 (42.30%) SQL
2 191 (13.14%) Python
3 134 (9.22%) C#
4 131 (9.01%) PowerShell
5 121 (8.32%) T-SQL
6 107 (7.36%) JavaScript
7 57 (3.92%) R
8 55 (3.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 39 (2.68%) Java
10 27 (1.86%) VBA
11 22 (1.51%) VB
12 19 (1.31%) C
13 13 (0.89%) Scala
14 12 (0.83%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.55%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.34%) Java 8
17 5 (0.34%) PHP
18 4 (0.28%) COBOL
18 4 (0.28%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.51%) Degree
4 16 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.34%) ISEB
8 5 (0.34%) MCSE
9 4 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.21%) PhD
11 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.14%) MCP
11 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.14%) RIBA
12 1 (0.069%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.19%) Data Quality
2 51 (3.51%) QA
3 16 (1.10%) PMO
4 14 (0.96%) SLA
5 9 (0.62%) GDPR
6 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.28%) NIST
6 4 (0.28%) WCAG
7 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.14%) NCSC
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.069%) NIST 800
System Software
1 58 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.48%) Docker
3 7 (0.48%) HDFS
4 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.069%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (2.89%) Terraform
2 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (1.03%) SCCM
3 5 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.21%) CASB
5 3 (0.21%) Control-M
5 3 (0.21%) Oozie
5 3 (0.21%) Puppet
6 1 (0.069%) Ansible
6 1 (0.069%) Kibana
6 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.069%) SCOM
6 1 (0.069%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 620 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 96 (6.60%) SAP
3 85 (5.85%) Oracle
4 81 (5.57%) Databricks
5 30 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (1.51%) Alteryx
7 20 (1.38%) Informatica
8 19 (1.31%) Google
9 17 (1.17%) Nintex
10 13 (0.89%) MuleSoft
11 11 (0.76%) Dataiku
11 11 (0.76%) ESRI
12 10 (0.69%) Splunk
13 8 (0.55%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.48%) Cognos
14 7 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.41%) Capita
15 6 (0.41%) Intapp
15 6 (0.41%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.41%) Talend