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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 150 153 242
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +89
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 681 599 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.35% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.89% 3.58% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 375 190
Average daily rate
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£413 £383 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £177 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 20
Average hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.69 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £34.06 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -
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
17501 16745 15953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.86% 37.62% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11808 10728 10007
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 476 674
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.45 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +2 297 £450 +12.50% 109
South East +58 233 £400 -3.03% 51
East of England +7 51 £400 +14.28% 14
North West -18 26 £331 +85.31% 22
South West -41 22 £345 -10.96% 11
West Midlands -9 20 £350 -5.40% 11
Yorkshire -3 10 £350 -9.96% 10
East Midlands -18 9 £550 +400.00% 9
North East - 9 £311 - 2
Midlands - - - -
PowerShell
UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 938 (64.56%) Windows
2 626 (43.08%) Microsoft
3 565 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 403 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 399 (27.46%) VMware
6 326 (22.44%) SQL
7 304 (20.92%) .NET
8 291 (20.03%) Security Cleared
9 285 (19.61%) VBScript
10 276 (19.00%) ITIL
11 274 (18.86%) SQL Server
12 265 (18.24%) SCCM
13 250 (17.21%) C#
14 247 (17.00%) Linux
15 241 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 240 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 225 (15.49%) SharePoint
18 220 (15.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 208 (14.32%) Finance
20 199 (13.70%) MS Exchange
21 196 (13.49%) DNS
22 194 (13.35%) IIS
23 185 (12.73%) Migration
24 184 (12.66%) Citrix
25 183 (12.59%) SCOM
26 181 (12.46%) MS Excel
27 180 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
28 172 (11.84%) Windows 7
29 166 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
30 163 (11.22%) HP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 225 (15.49%) SharePoint
2 199 (13.70%) MS Exchange
3 194 (13.35%) IIS
4 139 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 92 (6.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 82 (5.64%) Lync
7 78 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 69 (4.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 67 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 55 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 40 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
12 39 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 39 (2.68%) OpenStack
13 31 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
14 22 (1.51%) Apache
14 22 (1.51%) JBoss
15 21 (1.45%) Tomcat
15 21 (1.45%) WebSphere
16 18 (1.24%) CMS
17 16 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 181 (12.46%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.68%) MS Office
3 30 (2.06%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.76%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.069%) CATIA
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) Summit
6 1 (0.069%) Endur
6 1 (0.069%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.069%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (4.89%) Office 365
4 18 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.03%) Heroku
6 9 (0.62%) PaaS
6 9 (0.62%) GitHub
7 8 (0.55%) IaaS
7 8 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.14%) Route 53
10 2 (0.14%) SaaS
11 1 (0.069%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.069%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 196 (13.49%) DNS
2 134 (9.22%) DHCP
3 133 (9.15%) SAN
4 132 (9.08%) TCP/IP
5 125 (8.60%) Firewall
6 49 (3.37%) FTP
7 44 (3.03%) NetScaler
8 41 (2.82%) NAS
9 37 (2.55%) Internet
10 35 (2.41%) SSL
11 34 (2.34%) LDAP
12 33 (2.27%) HTTP
13 29 (2.00%) VPN
14 26 (1.79%) SMTP
15 22 (1.51%) X.400
15 22 (1.51%) X.500
15 22 (1.51%) Intranet
16 20 (1.38%) LAN
16 20 (1.38%) WAN
17 18 (1.24%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 42 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.45%) MySQL
10 20 (1.38%) EDRMS
11 14 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.48%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
17 5 (0.34%) OLTP
17 5 (0.34%) PerformancePoint
17 5 (0.34%) Relational Database
18 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 104 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 98 (6.74%) Visual Studio
3 91 (6.26%) TeamCity
4 84 (5.78%) Jenkins
5 59 (4.06%) MSBuild
6 53 (3.65%) MSI
7 39 (2.68%) Git (software)
8 37 (2.55%) Ant
9 34 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (1.65%) Selenium
12 23 (1.58%) Maven
13 19 (1.31%) NUnit
13 19 (1.31%) JIRA
14 17 (1.17%) Subversion
14 17 (1.17%) StarTeam
14 17 (1.17%) MSTest
15 13 (0.89%) SpecFlow
16 12 (0.83%) NDepend
16 12 (0.83%) NCover
General
1 208 (14.32%) Finance
2 106 (7.30%) Banking
3 43 (2.96%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.00%) Publishing
5 27 (1.86%) Retail
6 23 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.45%) Military
8 18 (1.24%) Advertising
8 18 (1.24%) Front Office
9 17 (1.17%) Legal
10 14 (0.96%) Marketing
11 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.62%) Games
13 6 (0.41%) Back Office
14 5 (0.34%) Law
15 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.21%) Electronics
17 1 (0.069%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.069%) Automotive
17 1 (0.069%) French Language
Job Titles
1 210 (14.45%) Developer
2 141 (9.70%) Consultant
3 126 (8.67%) Analyst
4 125 (8.60%) Administrator
5 124 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 85 (5.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 83 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
8 65 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
9 57 (3.92%) Architect
10 54 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
11 53 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
12 45 (3.10%) Support Engineer
13 44 (3.03%) Support Analyst
14 39 (2.68%) Server Engineer
15 38 (2.62%) .NET Developer
16 37 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 34 (2.34%) Build Engineer
18 32 (2.20%) 3rd Line Support
18 32 (2.20%) DBA
19 31 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (20.92%) .NET
2 140 (9.64%) XML
3 114 (7.85%) ASP.NET
4 100 (6.88%) HTML
5 85 (5.85%) Web Services
6 84 (5.78%) WCF
7 51 (3.51%) CSS
8 49 (3.37%) jQuery
9 46 (3.17%) .NET Framework
10 40 (2.75%) Application Packaging
11 37 (2.55%) Middleware
12 33 (2.27%) XSLT
13 23 (1.58%) JSP
14 19 (1.31%) WF
15 18 (1.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 18 (1.24%) Ajax
16 17 (1.17%) WPF
17 16 (1.10%) Silverlight
17 16 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
18 15 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.02%) Clustering
2 70 (4.82%) PKI
3 62 (4.27%) Replication
4 46 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (3.10%) Blackberry
6 39 (2.68%) Open Source
7 32 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.45%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.17%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.89%) Derivative
13 13 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (0.76%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.69%) User Experience
16 9 (0.62%) NHS
16 9 (0.62%) Mathematics
17 7 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 938 (64.56%) Windows
2 403 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 247 (17.00%) Linux
4 240 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 220 (15.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 172 (11.84%) Windows 7
7 117 (8.05%) UNIX
8 52 (3.58%) Windows XP
9 40 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 24 (1.65%) Windows Vista
12 20 (1.38%) Solaris
13 19 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.83%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.76%) CentOS
16 10 (0.69%) Android
17 9 (0.62%) AIX
17 9 (0.62%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (19.00%) ITIL
2 185 (12.73%) Migration
3 166 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (10.19%) DevOps
5 124 (8.53%) Configuration Management
6 114 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (6.26%) Change Management
8 74 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 62 (4.27%) E-Commerce
10 55 (3.79%) Incident Management
11 52 (3.58%) High Availability
12 51 (3.51%) TDD
13 49 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
14 47 (3.23%) Project Management
14 47 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
15 46 (3.17%) Release Management
16 44 (3.03%) Workflow
17 42 (2.89%) MVC
17 42 (2.89%) Service Delivery
18 39 (2.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 326 (22.44%) SQL
2 285 (19.61%) VBScript
3 250 (17.21%) C#
4 137 (9.43%) VB
5 108 (7.43%) JavaScript
6 104 (7.16%) Perl
7 95 (6.54%) Ruby
8 94 (6.47%) Python
9 86 (5.92%) Shell Script
10 59 (4.06%) Bash Shell
11 52 (3.58%) T-SQL
12 46 (3.17%) Java
13 25 (1.72%) C
14 24 (1.65%) C++
15 22 (1.51%) PHP
16 12 (0.83%) VBA
17 11 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.55%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.41%) Korn
20 4 (0.28%) F#
Qualifications
1 291 (20.03%) Security Cleared
2 180 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (11.08%) SC Cleared
4 126 (8.67%) DV Cleared
5 99 (6.81%) MCITP
6 71 (4.89%) MCSE
7 63 (4.34%) Degree
8 47 (3.23%) MCSA
9 45 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (1.72%) CCNA
12 23 (1.58%) MCTS
13 21 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 21 (1.45%) ISTQB
14 17 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.76%) ISEB
16 10 (0.69%) RHCE
17 9 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (0.62%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.37%) SLA
2 27 (1.86%) QA
3 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.21%) GPG13
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.069%) GxP
6 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 565 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 241 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 114 (7.85%) vSphere
5 103 (7.09%) XenApp
6 59 (4.06%) XenDesktop
7 55 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 53 (3.65%) VMware ESX
9 40 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.72%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.58%) Forefront TMG
12 17 (1.17%) XenServer
13 15 (1.03%) vCloud
14 14 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 12 (0.83%) NFS
16 11 (0.76%) Firmware
16 11 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 11 (0.76%) UAG
17 10 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
18 9 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 265 (18.24%) SCCM
2 183 (12.59%) SCOM
3 116 (7.98%) Puppet
4 87 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (5.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 38 (2.62%) SCOrch
7 35 (2.41%) SCVMM
8 33 (2.27%) WMI
9 30 (2.06%) SCSM
9 30 (2.06%) HP SIM
10 25 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 24 (1.65%) WSUS
12 22 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 22 (1.51%) EdgeSight
13 21 (1.45%) Tivoli
14 18 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 17 (1.17%) NetBackup
16 14 (0.96%) FortiGate
16 14 (0.96%) Control-M
17 13 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 626 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 399 (27.46%) VMware
3 184 (12.66%) Citrix
4 163 (11.22%) HP
5 130 (8.95%) Oracle
6 71 (4.89%) Cisco
7 69 (4.75%) Dell
8 64 (4.40%) IBM
9 53 (3.65%) Symantec
10 48 (3.30%) NetApp
11 41 (2.82%) McAfee
12 38 (2.62%) Remedy
12 38 (2.62%) EMC
13 35 (2.41%) Red Hat
14 30 (2.06%) BMC
14 30 (2.06%) F5
15 26 (1.79%) Lumension
16 25 (1.72%) AppSense
17 24 (1.65%) ServiceNow
17 24 (1.65%) CA
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day £600-700pd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago