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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 61 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 8 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.03% 1.43% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.20% 4.53% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 9
Average daily rate
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£356 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £34.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +33.33%
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
250 309 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.30% 31.47% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 155 154
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.65 £16.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 2014. 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
Chester +3 4 £310 - 1
Warrington - 2 £375 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
3 15 (53.57%) TCP/IP
3 15 (53.57%) Clustering
4 14 (50.00%) DNS
5 13 (46.43%) IIS
6 12 (42.86%) .NET
6 12 (42.86%) SharePoint
6 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (35.71%) SCCM
7 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
7 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 8 (28.57%) MCSE
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (28.57%) MCITP
9 7 (25.00%) MCTS
9 7 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (25.00%) Finance
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) SQL
10 6 (21.43%) VBScript
10 6 (21.43%) VB
11 5 (17.86%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (17.86%) XenApp
11 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
11 5 (17.86%) Citrix
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (46.43%) IIS
2 12 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (7.14%) Node.js
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) TCP/IP
2 14 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 3 (10.71%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) AdminStudio
2 3 (10.71%) MSI
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.14%) MSTest
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Ant
3 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 2 (7.14%) NUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Administrator
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Applications Packager
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
3 2 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.86%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (10.71%) High Availability
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Web Development
4 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) MVVM
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) BDD
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
1 6 (21.43%) VBScript
1 6 (21.43%) VB
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) MCSE
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (28.57%) MCITP
2 7 (25.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (17.86%) XenApp
3 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) Docker
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.57%) Legato
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) AppSense
3 2 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) EMC