The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 25 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 13 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.06% 0.71% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.18% 1.40% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £414 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -4.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
159 143 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.69% 51.07% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 73 110
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £13.50 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 17 (77.27%) Perl
1 17 (77.27%) Ant
1 17 (77.27%) XML
2 10 (45.45%) FrameMaker
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) CMS
5 7 (31.82%) Content Management
5 7 (31.82%) XSL
5 7 (31.82%) XSLT
6 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (9.09%) WMI
8 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) VMware
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Lotus
8 2 (9.09%) Linux
8 2 (9.09%) UNIX
8 2 (9.09%) VBScript
8 2 (9.09%) .NET
9 1 (4.55%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 8 (36.36%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
4 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Ant
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Author
1 10 (45.45%) Technical Author
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Build Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) XSL
2 7 (31.82%) XSLT
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) MSMQ
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) Replication
1 1 (4.55%) Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) HPUX
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Content Management
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Tcl
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Korn
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) CCNA
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) WMI
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) Lotus
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Clearswift
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix