The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 51 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 18 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.16% 1.56% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.23% 5.66% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate £320 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £338 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £338 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.64% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.24 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.12% +12.00%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
249 212 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.89% 27.50% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 94 116
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Average hourly rate £40.57 £45.70 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% +56.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%
PowerShell
North West

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 23 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 14 £223 - 1
Warrington -6 1 £350 +3.70%
Crewe - - - -
Northwich - - - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Migration
3 14 (51.85%) Citrix
4 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
4 13 (48.15%) VBScript
4 13 (48.15%) VB
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (48.15%) XenApp
4 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
5 12 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
5 12 (44.44%) SCCM
5 12 (44.44%) AppSense
6 11 (40.74%) AdminStudio
7 10 (37.04%) Local Government
8 6 (22.22%) Workflow
8 6 (22.22%) Application Packaging
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (18.52%) MS Office
9 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
10 4 (14.81%) HP
10 4 (14.81%) .NET
10 4 (14.81%) C#
10 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
10 4 (14.81%) Taxonomies
10 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
11 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Route 53
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) AdminStudio
2 3 (11.11%) MSI
3 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 10 (37.04%) Local Government
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Applications Packager
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) DBA
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 2 (7.41%) HTML5
3 2 (7.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Taxonomies
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Migration
2 12 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Workflow
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (3.70%) Database Security
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.70%) Release Management
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Practice Management
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) VBScript
1 13 (48.15%) VB
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) MCP
2 2 (7.41%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) GPEN
3 1 (3.70%) OSCP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CISA
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) GSEC
3 1 (3.70%) RHCE
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
1 13 (48.15%) XenApp
2 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 2 (7.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) Citrix
3 12 (44.44%) AppSense
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) Kofax
6 2 (7.41%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) CA
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