The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 32 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.57% 0.41% 6.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 1.06% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £225 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% +1.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.72% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £32.24
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.44%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
111 94 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 58.12% 39.00% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 72 47
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.30% +14.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £484 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -59.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.50 £25.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerShell across the Chester region.

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the Chester region.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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Top 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) VBScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) EMC