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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 67 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 11 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 2.80% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.26% 8.30% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £303 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.66% +34.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £235 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £314 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -23.33%
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
337 277 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.83% 33.74% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 149 138
Average daily rate £388 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 -6 4 £365 +37.73%
Chester -9 1 - -
Warrington -11 1 £100 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 12 (54.55%) Migration
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 10 (45.45%) SCCM
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
6 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 8 (36.36%) DNS
7 6 (27.27%) HP
7 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 6 (27.27%) Data Analysis
7 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (22.73%) Retail
8 5 (22.73%) Firewall
9 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (18.18%) Replication
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) LAN
9 4 (18.18%) WAN
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
9 4 (18.18%) UNIX
9 4 (18.18%) VBScript
9 4 (18.18%) OpenView
9 4 (18.18%) Python
9 4 (18.18%) SAN
9 4 (18.18%) Veritas
9 4 (18.18%) Middleware

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (18.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) NAS
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (4.55%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.55%) Ant
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Migration Engineer
1 6 (27.27%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Project Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Packager
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) ODBC
3 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (18.18%) Replication
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Data Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (9.09%) Security Patching
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) VBScript
1 4 (18.18%) Python
1 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) OpenView
2 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) CFEngine
2 4 (18.18%) Vagrant
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) Veeam
4 4 (18.18%) SaltStack
4 4 (18.18%) Veritas
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Sun
6 1 (4.55%) AppSense
6 1 (4.55%) LANDesk