The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 63 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 7 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 1.85% 2.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 5.86% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 8
Median daily rate £330 £295 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £215 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £450 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
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
332 290 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.95% 31.62% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 202 129
Median daily rate £379 £365 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +148.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £539 -
Knutsford -5 1 £225 -38.35%
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 57 (73.08%) Windows
1 57 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 45 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 43 (55.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (51.28%) Windows Server
5 39 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 38 (48.72%) SCCM
7 34 (43.59%) Test Automation
7 34 (43.59%) SharePoint
8 32 (41.03%) SCOM
9 31 (39.74%) Software Engineering
10 30 (38.46%) SC Cleared
11 29 (37.18%) Migration
12 27 (34.62%) Skype for Business
12 27 (34.62%) Skype
13 25 (32.05%) Data Migration
14 23 (29.49%) VMware
15 21 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (25.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (25.64%) MS Exchange
17 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
17 18 (23.08%) Windows 10
18 16 (20.51%) .NET
19 15 (19.23%) Linux
20 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
20 12 (15.38%) MS Office
20 12 (15.38%) SQL
21 11 (14.10%) C#
21 11 (14.10%) Finance
21 11 (14.10%) SQL Server 2008

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (43.59%) SharePoint
2 27 (34.62%) Skype for Business
3 20 (25.64%) MS Exchange
3 20 (25.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (10.26%) IIS
5 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.41%) Apache
6 5 (6.41%) JBoss
6 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.28%) CMS
9 1 (1.28%) Confluence
9 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 12 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Office 365
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.56%) IaaS
4 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (34.62%) Skype
2 10 (12.82%) Internet
3 8 (10.26%) DNS
4 6 (7.69%) SAN
5 4 (5.13%) SSL
6 2 (2.56%) DHCP
6 2 (2.56%) SMTP
6 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) Firewall
7 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.28%) Intranet
7 1 (1.28%) PBX
7 1 (1.28%) VoIP
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.41%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.85%) MySQL
6 1 (1.28%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (6.41%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.56%) CMake
3 2 (2.56%) Gradle
3 2 (2.56%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.56%) TestComplete
3 2 (2.56%) WiX
4 1 (1.28%) GitLab
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.28%) MSI
4 1 (1.28%) NuGet
4 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
2 5 (6.41%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Architect
2 10 (12.82%) Designer
3 6 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Digital Architect
5 4 (5.13%) Digital Technical Architect
5 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (2.56%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.56%) Build Manager
7 2 (2.56%) Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Exchange Specialist
7 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.97%) CAML
4 4 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) LAMP
5 3 (3.85%) WAMP
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.56%) CSS
6 2 (2.56%) HTML
6 2 (2.56%) JSP
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
7 1 (1.28%) Ajax
7 1 (1.28%) jQuery
7 1 (1.28%) REST
7 1 (1.28%) XML
7 1 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 6 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.13%) Clustering
3 4 (5.13%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.56%) PMI
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 43 (55.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 40 (51.28%) Windows Server
4 18 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 15 (19.23%) Linux
6 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.56%) AIX
8 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.56%) CentOS
9 1 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Test Automation
2 31 (39.74%) Software Engineering
3 29 (37.18%) Migration
4 25 (32.05%) Data Migration
5 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.97%) Data Protection
7 6 (7.69%) Open Source
7 6 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (6.41%) Data Management
8 5 (6.41%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (6.41%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.41%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.41%) OWASP
9 4 (5.13%) Application Packaging
9 4 (5.13%) Capacity Management
9 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.13%) ITIL
9 4 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.13%) Records Management
9 4 (5.13%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) C#
3 10 (12.82%) VB
4 9 (11.54%) Java
5 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.69%) FQL
6 4 (5.13%) Python
6 4 (5.13%) VBScript
7 3 (3.85%) Perl
7 3 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) C
8 2 (2.56%) C++
8 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.41%) Degree
5 3 (3.85%) MCITP
5 3 (3.85%) MCTS
5 3 (3.85%) RHCE
6 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.56%) MCSA
6 2 (2.56%) MCSE
6 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 45 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.82%) vSphere
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.85%) UAG
4 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.56%) Postfix
5 2 (2.56%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.56%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.28%) Docker
6 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (48.72%) SCCM
2 32 (41.03%) SCOM
3 10 (12.82%) Puppet
4 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.13%) BladeLogic
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (5.13%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (3.85%) vRealize
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.28%) yum
Vendors
1 57 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.49%) VMware
3 7 (8.97%) Citrix
4 6 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 4 (5.13%) BMC
6 3 (3.85%) Brocade
6 3 (3.85%) Cisco
6 3 (3.85%) IBM
6 3 (3.85%) NetApp
6 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.56%) EMC
7 2 (2.56%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.56%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.56%) Remedy
7 2 (2.56%) Symantec
7 2 (2.56%) Trustwave
8 1 (1.28%) AppSense
8 1 (1.28%) Axway
8 1 (1.28%) Sun