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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 56 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +7
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.39% 6.07% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 12.55% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -26.15%
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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
246 231 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.52% 48.33% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 174 70
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 25
Average hourly rate £41.00 £47.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £43.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 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%) DNS
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (71.43%) IIS
3 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) DHCP
4 8 (57.14%) Tridion
4 8 (57.14%) Terminal Server
4 8 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (57.14%) Project Management
4 8 (57.14%) LDAP
4 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (50.00%) Debian
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) Workflow
8 2 (14.29%) SCCM
8 2 (14.29%) VLAN
8 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
8 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (14.29%) C#
8 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (14.29%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) HP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 10 (71.43%) IIS
1 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (7.14%) CMS
4 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
4 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) DNS
2 10 (71.43%) DHCP
3 8 (57.14%) LDAP
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
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 7 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Debian
2 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
1 8 (57.14%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Terminal Server
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Veeam
4 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 2 (14.29%) Nintex
5 1 (7.14%) Sitecore