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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 30 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 11 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.33% 0.30% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.79% 0.52% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +37.93%
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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
162 191 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.09% 58.05% 57.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 90 125
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 42
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +7.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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

PowerShell
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 19 December 2014, 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 25 (65.79%) Perl
1 25 (65.79%) Ant
1 25 (65.79%) XML
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) XSLT
4 12 (31.58%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) FrameMaker
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.79%) XSL
7 6 (15.79%) Content Management
7 6 (15.79%) CMS
8 5 (13.16%) .NET
8 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
9 4 (10.53%) DHCP
9 4 (10.53%) DNS
9 4 (10.53%) C#
9 4 (10.53%) SCCM
9 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
10 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.89%) JIRA
10 3 (7.89%) WCF
10 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (7.89%) Migration
10 3 (7.89%) NUnit
10 3 (7.89%) CruiseControl
10 3 (7.89%) Subversion

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (15.79%) CMS
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) FrameMaker
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.63%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DHCP
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.26%) IPv6
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (65.79%) Ant
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) NUnit
2 3 (7.89%) CruiseControl
2 3 (7.89%) Subversion
2 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.89%) MSBuild
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.63%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (2.63%) MSI
4 1 (2.63%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Author
2 12 (31.58%) Technical Author
3 3 (7.89%) Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Build Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Software Build Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) IT Support
5 1 (2.63%) Junior SharePoint Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Server Specialist
5 1 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (2.63%) Network Support Specialist
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (65.79%) XML
2 13 (34.21%) XSLT
3 6 (15.79%) XSL
4 5 (13.16%) .NET
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.89%) WCF
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.89%) Web Services
5 3 (7.89%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) AIX
5 2 (5.26%) HPUX
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) Content Management
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) MVC
4 2 (5.26%) Scrum
4 2 (5.26%) Test Management
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (2.63%) Kanban
5 1 (2.63%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) Perl
2 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.53%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) VBScript
5 2 (5.26%) Tcl
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) Korn
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) MCSE
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) MCSD
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.26%) WMI
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (5.26%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Lotus
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) Clearswift
4 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint