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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 30 75 52
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -23
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 70 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.36% 0.60% 2.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.32% 1.47% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 2 4
Median daily rate £440 £220 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £224 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.41% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £32.24
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.44%
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
457 408 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.55% 40.96% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 265 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 10
Median hourly rate £22.54 £19.75 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -51.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.15 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.35 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +29 50 £443 -
Chester -2 3 £425 +88.88%
Knutsford - 2 £225 -
Macclesfield - 2 £500 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (72.37%) Windows
3 44 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 42 (55.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
6 38 (50.00%) SCCM
6 38 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 34 (44.74%) Test Automation
7 34 (44.74%) SharePoint
8 32 (42.11%) SCOM
9 31 (40.79%) Migration
9 31 (40.79%) Software Engineering
10 29 (38.16%) SC Cleared
11 27 (35.53%) Skype for Business
11 27 (35.53%) Skype
12 25 (32.89%) Data Migration
13 24 (31.58%) VMware
14 22 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (26.32%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (25.00%) MS Exchange
17 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
17 18 (23.68%) Windows 10
18 15 (19.74%) .NET
19 13 (17.11%) Linux
20 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
20 12 (15.79%) MS Office
20 12 (15.79%) C#
20 12 (15.79%) SQL
21 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2008
22 10 (13.16%) vSphere

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 (44.74%) SharePoint
2 27 (35.53%) Skype for Business
3 20 (26.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 19 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (10.53%) IIS
6 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (5.26%) Apache
7 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.95%) JBoss
9 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.32%) CMS
10 1 (1.32%) Confluence
10 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 12 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Office 365
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.63%) IaaS
4 2 (2.63%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) SaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.53%) Skype
2 8 (10.53%) DNS
2 8 (10.53%) Internet
2 8 (10.53%) SAN
3 2 (2.63%) DHCP
3 2 (2.63%) SMTP
3 2 (2.63%) SSL
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) VoIP
3 2 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) Intranet
4 1 (1.32%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.32%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (6.58%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.63%) CMake
3 2 (2.63%) Gradle
3 2 (2.63%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.63%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.63%) TestComplete
3 2 (2.63%) WiX
4 1 (1.32%) JIRA
4 1 (1.32%) NuGet
4 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Law
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Architect
2 10 (13.16%) Designer
3 6 (7.89%) Technical Architect
4 4 (5.26%) Digital Architect
4 4 (5.26%) Digital Technical Architect
4 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Consultant
5 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Senior Architect
5 3 (3.95%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (3.95%) VMware Specialist
6 2 (2.63%) Build Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Developer
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (2.63%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.21%) CAML
4 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.63%) CSS
5 2 (2.63%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) LAMP
5 2 (2.63%) WAMP
5 2 (2.63%) Web Services
6 1 (1.32%) Ajax
6 1 (1.32%) jQuery
6 1 (1.32%) JSP
6 1 (1.32%) REST
6 1 (1.32%) XML
6 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Fat Client
1 6 (7.89%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.26%) Clustering
2 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.26%) PKI
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) PMI
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (72.37%) Windows
2 42 (55.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
4 18 (23.68%) Windows 10
5 13 (17.11%) Linux
6 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) AIX
7 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.63%) CentOS
7 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.74%) Test Automation
2 31 (40.79%) Migration
2 31 (40.79%) Software Engineering
3 25 (32.89%) Data Migration
4 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.21%) Data Protection
6 6 (7.89%) Open Source
6 6 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (6.58%) Data Management
7 5 (6.58%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (6.58%) Identity Management
7 5 (6.58%) OWASP
8 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.26%) ITIL
8 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (5.26%) Records Management
8 4 (5.26%) Storage Virtualisation
9 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
9 3 (3.95%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) C#
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) VB
3 8 (10.53%) Java
4 6 (7.89%) FQL
5 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.26%) VBScript
6 3 (3.95%) Perl
6 3 (3.95%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) C
7 2 (2.63%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.63%) PHP
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (38.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.63%) MCITP
4 2 (2.63%) MCSA
4 2 (2.63%) MCSE
4 2 (2.63%) MCTS
4 2 (2.63%) RHCE
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 44 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) vSphere
4 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.95%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.63%) Postfix
5 2 (2.63%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.63%) UAG
5 2 (2.63%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.32%) Docker
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (50.00%) SCCM
2 32 (42.11%) SCOM
3 8 (10.53%) Puppet
4 4 (5.26%) BladeLogic
4 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.26%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.95%) vRealize
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 57 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.58%) VMware
3 8 (10.53%) Citrix
4 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
6 4 (5.26%) BMC
7 3 (3.95%) IBM
7 3 (3.95%) NetApp
8 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.63%) Brocade
8 2 (2.63%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.63%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.63%) Remedy
8 2 (2.63%) Symantec
8 2 (2.63%) Trustwave
9 1 (1.32%) EMC
9 1 (1.32%) HP
9 1 (1.32%) Sun