The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 156 166 198
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +32
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 694 611 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 1.26% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.71% 3.39% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 371 279
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.57% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £24.12 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.46 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +9.82%
PowerShell
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18725 18032 15655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.60% 37.13% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12309 11756 9889
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 433 582
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in England

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in England

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in England

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in England

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram in England

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
London +42 303 £413 +0.97% 102
South East +16 226 £363 +2.47% 48
East of England +23 40 £325 -18.75% 12
Yorkshire +6 38 £325 +1.56% 12
North West -42 25 £300 +9.09% 21
South West -44 25 £345 -13.75% 8
West Midlands -11 23 £325 -12.16% 12
East Midlands -15 11 £325 +195.45% 10
North East +9 2 - - 4
Midlands - - - -
PowerShell
UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 921 (66.31%) Windows
2 604 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 530 (38.16%) Active Directory
4 454 (32.69%) VMware
5 401 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 362 (26.06%) SQL
7 297 (21.38%) SQL Server
8 288 (20.73%) ITIL
9 286 (20.59%) VBScript
10 284 (20.45%) Security Cleared
11 271 (19.51%) SCCM
12 265 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 256 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 252 (18.14%) Linux
15 243 (17.49%) .NET
16 223 (16.05%) C#
17 209 (15.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 204 (14.69%) Finance
19 195 (14.04%) SharePoint
20 186 (13.39%) MS Exchange
20 186 (13.39%) IIS
20 186 (13.39%) Migration
21 184 (13.25%) MS Excel
22 179 (12.89%) Citrix
23 177 (12.74%) HP
23 177 (12.74%) SC Cleared
24 173 (12.46%) DNS
25 171 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
26 166 (11.95%) Hyper-V
27 164 (11.81%) SCOM

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 195 (14.04%) SharePoint
2 186 (13.39%) MS Exchange
2 186 (13.39%) IIS
3 127 (9.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 84 (6.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 78 (5.62%) Lync
6 72 (5.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 63 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 53 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 42 (3.02%) OpenStack
9 42 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 34 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 25 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (1.15%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (1.08%) Apache
14 13 (0.94%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.86%) CMS
16 11 (0.79%) JBoss
17 10 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 184 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.90%) MS Office
3 19 (1.37%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.72%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.072%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.79%) Tridion
2 11 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.072%) Endur
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 162 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (4.90%) Office 365
4 25 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (1.30%) Heroku
6 16 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.79%) PaaS
9 10 (0.72%) IaaS
10 8 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.50%) SaaS
12 5 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.29%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.22%) Route 53
14 3 (0.22%) GitHub
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 173 (12.46%) DNS
2 132 (9.50%) DHCP
3 113 (8.14%) Firewall
4 107 (7.70%) SAN
5 98 (7.06%) TCP/IP
6 42 (3.02%) NetScaler
7 38 (2.74%) NAS
8 34 (2.45%) LDAP
9 31 (2.23%) FTP
10 30 (2.16%) LAN
10 30 (2.16%) WAN
11 28 (2.02%) VPN
12 21 (1.51%) SSL
12 21 (1.51%) Internet
13 18 (1.30%) SMTP
14 17 (1.22%) HTTP
15 16 (1.15%) X.400
15 16 (1.15%) X.500
15 16 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (21.38%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.58%) MySQL
10 18 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.86%) EDRMS
11 12 (0.86%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.50%) EDMS
14 7 (0.50%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.36%) SSDT
15 5 (0.36%) DTS
16 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 79 (5.69%) Jenkins
2 77 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (5.40%) Visual Studio
4 74 (5.33%) TeamCity
5 61 (4.39%) MSI
6 50 (3.60%) Git (software)
7 45 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (2.52%) Ant
9 33 (2.38%) MSBuild
10 30 (2.16%) Maven
11 27 (1.94%) JIRA
11 27 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (1.44%) Subversion
13 19 (1.37%) StarTeam
14 14 (1.01%) AdminStudio
14 14 (1.01%) NUnit
15 9 (0.65%) Toad
15 9 (0.65%) SpecFlow
16 8 (0.58%) WiX
17 7 (0.50%) NuGet
General
1 204 (14.69%) Finance
2 65 (4.68%) Banking
3 26 (1.87%) Publishing
4 24 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 21 (1.51%) Retail
6 20 (1.44%) Legal
7 17 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.15%) Military
9 14 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.86%) Front Office
10 12 (0.86%) Law
11 11 (0.79%) Advertising
12 10 (0.72%) Games
13 9 (0.65%) Marketing
14 5 (0.36%) Back Office
15 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
17 1 (0.072%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.072%) French Language
17 1 (0.072%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 202 (14.54%) Developer
2 144 (10.37%) Analyst
3 128 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 112 (8.06%) Administrator
5 107 (7.70%) Consultant
6 90 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 75 (5.40%) Systems Engineer
8 62 (4.46%) Support Analyst
9 61 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
10 58 (4.18%) Support Engineer
11 57 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
12 56 (4.03%) SharePoint Developer
13 51 (3.67%) Architect
14 50 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 50 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 40 (2.88%) .NET Developer
16 37 (2.66%) Applications Support
16 37 (2.66%) DBA
17 35 (2.52%) Server Engineer
18 29 (2.09%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (17.49%) .NET
2 119 (8.57%) XML
3 99 (7.13%) HTML
4 95 (6.84%) ASP.NET
5 59 (4.25%) CSS
6 58 (4.18%) Web Services
7 51 (3.67%) WCF
8 49 (3.53%) Application Packaging
9 41 (2.95%) jQuery
10 32 (2.30%) .NET Framework
10 32 (2.30%) Middleware
11 26 (1.87%) JSP
12 22 (1.58%) Ajax
13 21 (1.51%) XSLT
14 20 (1.44%) Ruby on Rails
15 18 (1.30%) WPF
16 17 (1.22%) REST
17 13 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (0.86%) HTML5
18 12 (0.86%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (6.26%) Clustering
2 54 (3.89%) PKI
3 52 (3.74%) Replication
4 44 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (2.66%) Open Source
6 28 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.94%) Blackberry
8 24 (1.73%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.08%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.94%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.94%) User Experience
12 13 (0.94%) NHS
13 12 (0.86%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.86%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.65%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.65%) iPad
15 8 (0.58%) Derivative
16 7 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 921 (66.31%) Windows
2 401 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 256 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 252 (18.14%) Linux
5 209 (15.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 161 (11.59%) Windows 7
7 116 (8.35%) UNIX
8 38 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (2.45%) Windows 8
9 34 (2.45%) Windows XP
10 28 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 26 (1.87%) Windows Vista
12 18 (1.30%) Solaris
13 12 (0.86%) SUSE
14 11 (0.79%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.58%) Debian
18 6 (0.43%) CentOS
19 5 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (20.73%) ITIL
2 186 (13.39%) Migration
3 154 (11.09%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (10.08%) DevOps
5 124 (8.93%) Configuration Management
6 112 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (6.05%) Change Management
8 71 (5.11%) Project Management
9 66 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (3.74%) High Availability
11 49 (3.53%) Service Delivery
11 49 (3.53%) Incident Management
12 45 (3.24%) Workflow
12 45 (3.24%) Release Management
12 45 (3.24%) Continuous Delivery
13 43 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
14 40 (2.88%) E-Commerce
14 40 (2.88%) TDD
15 39 (2.81%) Test Scripting
16 33 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 362 (26.06%) SQL
2 286 (20.59%) VBScript
3 223 (16.05%) C#
4 111 (7.99%) VB
5 109 (7.85%) Python
6 103 (7.42%) JavaScript
7 101 (7.27%) Perl
8 93 (6.70%) Ruby
9 88 (6.34%) Shell Script
10 56 (4.03%) Bash Shell
11 46 (3.31%) T-SQL
11 46 (3.31%) Java
12 28 (2.02%) C++
13 24 (1.73%) C
14 17 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.01%) VBA
15 14 (1.01%) PHP
16 12 (0.86%) Golang
17 11 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 284 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 177 (12.74%) SC Cleared
3 171 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (7.92%) DV Cleared
5 104 (7.49%) MCITP
6 58 (4.18%) MCSE
7 57 (4.10%) Degree
8 51 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (3.31%) MCSA
10 27 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 26 (1.87%) ISTQB
12 25 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 23 (1.66%) CCNA
14 21 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.30%) ISEB
16 17 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (1.15%) MCTS
18 15 (1.08%) MCP
19 13 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
20 11 (0.79%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.02%) SLA
2 21 (1.51%) QA
3 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.072%) GxP
System Software
1 530 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 265 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (11.95%) Hyper-V
4 116 (8.35%) vSphere
5 109 (7.85%) XenApp
6 64 (4.61%) XenDesktop
7 54 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 49 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (3.17%) VMware ESX
10 23 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 19 (1.37%) vCloud
12 16 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 16 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
13 14 (1.01%) NFS
14 13 (0.94%) Terminal Server
15 12 (0.86%) XenServer
16 10 (0.72%) UAG
16 10 (0.72%) Firmware
16 10 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 8 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 271 (19.51%) SCCM
2 164 (11.81%) SCOM
3 117 (8.42%) Puppet
4 82 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (5.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 42 (3.02%) SCVMM
7 31 (2.23%) SCOrch
8 28 (2.02%) WSUS
9 27 (1.94%) WMI
9 27 (1.94%) SCSM
10 26 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 25 (1.80%) HP SIM
12 22 (1.58%) EdgeSight
13 13 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 13 (0.94%) Nagios
14 12 (0.86%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
15 10 (0.72%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 9 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 604 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 454 (32.69%) VMware
3 179 (12.89%) Citrix
4 177 (12.74%) HP
5 140 (10.08%) Oracle
6 95 (6.84%) Cisco
7 73 (5.26%) Dell
8 50 (3.60%) IBM
8 50 (3.60%) McAfee
9 49 (3.53%) NetApp
10 43 (3.10%) Red Hat
11 39 (2.81%) Symantec
12 34 (2.45%) Lumension
13 33 (2.38%) Remedy
13 33 (2.38%) AppSense
14 32 (2.30%) CA
15 26 (1.87%) Veritas
15 26 (1.87%) BMC
16 25 (1.80%) EMC
17 24 (1.73%) Bloomberg
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £245 to £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £230 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
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