The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 58 44 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 2.42% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 7.65% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.15% -7.14%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
226 196 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.48% 31.66% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 124 114
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) SCVMM
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) Workflow
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) SCOM
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
1 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Data Migration Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (22.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) SCVMM
3 2 (22.22%) SCOM
4 1 (11.11%) WSUS
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft