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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 50 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 5 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 2.34% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 6.33% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +42.85%
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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
170 221 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.03% 36.89% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 132 79
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.40 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) VB
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (42.86%) UNIX
6 6 (42.86%) Solaris
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
6 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 6 (42.86%) SAN
6 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) NetBackup
7 5 (35.71%) VBA
7 5 (35.71%) Migration
8 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 4 (28.57%) IBM
8 4 (28.57%) HP
8 4 (28.57%) Dell
8 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
8 4 (28.57%) Symantec
8 4 (28.57%) Firewall
8 4 (28.57%) Project Planning
8 4 (28.57%) SCCM
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 3 (21.43%) SQL
9 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) UNIX
4 6 (42.86%) Solaris
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) CAD
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) VB
2 5 (35.71%) VBA
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) NetBackup
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 3 (21.43%) WMI
3 3 (21.43%) Sysprep
4 1 (7.14%) Puppet
4 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Symantec
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Dell
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Siemens
4 1 (7.14%) Rackspace
4 1 (7.14%) SaltStack