The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 57 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 8 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.04% 0.99% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.59% 3.51% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Average daily rate £375 £381 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +33.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £249 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £474 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.72% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £32.24
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.44%
PowerShell
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
223 228 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.92% 28.22% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 157 143
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerShell across the Birmingham region.

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the Birmingham region.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PowerShell also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PowerShell.

1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) VBScript
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) NFS
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) Samba
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PowerShell also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PowerShell. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
2 1 (7.14%) Heroku
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) IMAP
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Messaging Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Messaging Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Support
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) MAPI
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Fedora
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Product Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Security Auditing
5 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) VBScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) EMC Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCAD
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSD
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) NFS
2 3 (21.43%) Samba
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) vCloud
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) IronPort
4 2 (14.29%) RightFax
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (7.14%) Mitel
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam