The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 54 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 18 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.98% 2.68% 2.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.50% 9.46% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 7
Average daily rate
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£295 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -21.53%
PowerShell
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
327 222 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.89% 28.35% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 122 111
Average daily rate £368 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £20.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford 0 4 £365 +37.73%
Chester -8 4 £225 -2.17%
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 15 (68.18%) Windows
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) SCCM
4 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) HP
7 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
7 5 (22.73%) VBScript
7 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (22.73%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) Retail
7 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
7 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
7 5 (22.73%) Puppet
7 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (18.18%) SaltStack
8 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (18.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (18.18%) Vagrant

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (18.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) NAS
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) RavenDB
1 1 (4.55%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (4.55%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Hudson
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.55%) Ant
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Project Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) ODBC
3 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (18.18%) Replication
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
2 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (9.09%) Security Patching
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) OO
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) VBScript
1 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) XenServer
5 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) Puppet
2 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (18.18%) OpenView
3 4 (18.18%) CFEngine
3 4 (18.18%) Vagrant
4 2 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) Veeam
4 4 (18.18%) SaltStack
4 4 (18.18%) Veritas
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
6 2 (9.09%) Sun
7 1 (4.55%) AppSense
7 1 (4.55%) LANDesk