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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 54 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +13
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 3 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.58% 6.60% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.12% 13.85% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -23.33%
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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
267 231 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.35% 47.63% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 168 73
Average daily rate £370 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £38.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +47.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.10 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £58.25 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) DNS
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 9 (64.29%) IIS
4 9 (64.29%) Linux
4 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
4 9 (64.29%) DHCP
5 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
6 7 (50.00%) LDAP
6 7 (50.00%) ITIL
6 7 (50.00%) Terminal Server
6 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (50.00%) Project Management
6 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (42.86%) Debian
7 6 (42.86%) Tridion
7 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
7 6 (42.86%) Windows
7 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (35.71%) VMware
9 3 (21.43%) SCCM
10 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (14.29%) VLAN
10 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 2 (14.29%) Workflow
10 2 (14.29%) Python
10 2 (14.29%) C#
10 2 (14.29%) Java
10 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (64.29%) IIS
1 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 9 (64.29%) DHCP
3 7 (50.00%) LDAP
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
1 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Debian
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
1 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Use Case
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) XenServer
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Veeam
4 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 2 (14.29%) Nintex
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle