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 5 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 57 62 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 4 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.28% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 0.87% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Average daily rate
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£363 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 - £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -27.69%
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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
210 230 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.01% 31.68% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 139 129
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £18.95 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £107.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (46.67%) VB
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) SAN
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) UNIX
7 5 (33.33%) IBM
7 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 5 (33.33%) Solaris
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) NetBackup
7 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (20.00%) vSphere
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL
9 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) Office 365
9 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (13.33%) Yammer

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Yammer
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 5 (33.33%) Solaris
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) VB
2 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) VBA
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (13.33%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) CommVault
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) MobileIron