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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 47 56 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 19 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.40% 1.87% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.14% 5.48% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate
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£305 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £40.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -27.63%
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
266 310 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.63% 34.10% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 157 198
Average daily rate £325 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 9
Average hourly rate £33.25 £31.56 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £18.03 £38.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £48.50 £51.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 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
Knutsford - 4 - - 1
Warrington - 2 - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 26 (66.67%) Clustering
4 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (61.54%) TCP/IP
4 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (56.41%) DNS
6 20 (51.28%) .NET
7 18 (46.15%) SharePoint
8 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
8 17 (43.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (41.03%) Load Balancing
9 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (38.46%) SCCM
10 15 (38.46%) IIS
11 13 (33.33%) MCSE
11 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (33.33%) Finance
12 12 (30.77%) SQL
12 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (30.77%) MCITP
12 12 (30.77%) MCTS
13 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
14 7 (17.95%) Problem Management
14 7 (17.95%) ITIL
15 6 (15.38%) DHCP
15 6 (15.38%) Change Management
15 6 (15.38%) SAN
16 5 (12.82%) Banking
16 5 (12.82%) SCOM

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (46.15%) SharePoint
2 15 (38.46%) IIS
3 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
1 1 (2.56%) Route 53
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 24 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 22 (56.41%) DNS
3 6 (15.38%) SAN
3 6 (15.38%) DHCP
4 3 (7.69%) VPN
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall
4 3 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
1 17 (43.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Hudson
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Administrator
1 6 (15.38%) SharePoint Administrator
2 5 (12.82%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Project Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Wintel Support
5 2 (5.13%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Firmware
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.95%) Problem Management
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Change Management
4 5 (12.82%) High Availability
5 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (10.26%) Capacity Management
5 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.26%) Release Management
5 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Product Management
6 3 (7.69%) Web Development
6 3 (7.69%) Change Control
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
7 2 (5.13%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) VB
3 4 (10.26%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) MCSE
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (30.77%) MCTS
2 12 (30.77%) MCITP
3 2 (5.13%) PMP
3 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CISA
4 1 (2.56%) CISM
4 1 (2.56%) GSEC
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
4 1 (2.56%) CCNA
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) GPEN
4 1 (2.56%) OSCP
4 1 (2.56%) RHCE
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) SCOM
3 4 (10.26%) SCVMM
3 4 (10.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
5 1 (2.56%) Puppet
5 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.82%) McAfee
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) CA
3 3 (7.69%) Symantec
3 3 (7.69%) Remedy
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) AppSense
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
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