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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 75 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 4 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 2.04% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 6.67% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.47 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-30.70% +15.96%
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
409 255 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.86% 30.61% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 120 96
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
Average hourly rate £19.75 £40.57 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.31% +179.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £30.46 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £140.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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
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 17 April 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
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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
Warrington -15 1 - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (77.78%) VBScript
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SCCM
3 5 (55.56%) XenApp
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) MSI
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) vSphere
5 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 3 (33.33%) AppSense
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) Sun
6 2 (22.22%) VB
6 2 (22.22%) ODBC
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) AdminStudio
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) RavenDB
1 1 (11.11%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MSI
2 2 (22.22%) AdminStudio
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (22.22%) ODBC
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) VBScript
2 2 (22.22%) VB
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (55.56%) XenApp
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) AppSense
5 2 (22.22%) Sun