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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 33 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.80% 1.35% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.47% 2.75% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.86% -9.23%
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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
170 182 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 43.26% 49.19% 51.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 126 80
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £35.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 June 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 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) DNS
3 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (41.67%) Ant
4 10 (41.67%) IIS
4 10 (41.67%) Perl
4 10 (41.67%) XML
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) DHCP
4 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
5 8 (33.33%) Tridion
5 8 (33.33%) Project Management
5 8 (33.33%) LDAP
5 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 8 (33.33%) ITIL
5 8 (33.33%) Terminal Server
5 8 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (29.17%) Debian
6 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
6 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (25.00%) FrameMaker
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) CMS
8 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) Content Management
9 4 (16.67%) XSL
9 4 (16.67%) XSLT

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 10 (41.67%) IIS
1 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (20.83%) CMS
4 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) DNS
2 10 (41.67%) DHCP
3 8 (33.33%) LDAP
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Ant
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Author
2 6 (25.00%) Technical Author
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) AWS Developer
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (16.67%) XSL
2 4 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Debian
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Project Management
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
1 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Content Management
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) MVC
5 1 (4.17%) TDD
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Perl
2 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Nintex
4 2 (8.33%) Veeam
4 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus