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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 129 168 176
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 819 599 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.66% 1.25% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.40% 3.33% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 364 312
Average daily rate
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£356 £375 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £237 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 27
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £18.70 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.72 £32.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-11.86% -1.66%
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
18609 18006 15832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.53% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12514 12053 10020
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 432 579
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +53 371 £388 -3.12% 131
South East +49 234 £375 +7.14% 64
Yorkshire +22 63 £325 -7.14% 17
East of England +23 45 £325 -18.75% 18
South West -9 35 £350 -6.66% 23
North West -35 32 £230 -16.36% 16
West Midlands -19 22 £350 +9.37% 18
East Midlands -7 15 £285 -12.30% 2
North East -15 1 £375 +57.89% 4
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UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1013 (67.00%) Windows
2 636 (42.06%) Microsoft
3 533 (35.25%) Active Directory
4 519 (34.33%) VMware
5 418 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 415 (27.45%) SQL
7 393 (25.99%) SQL Server
8 321 (21.23%) Linux
9 314 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 301 (19.91%) .NET
11 281 (18.58%) VBScript
12 279 (18.45%) ITIL
13 271 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 268 (17.72%) Finance
15 250 (16.53%) IIS
16 247 (16.34%) Security Cleared
17 242 (16.01%) SCCM
18 227 (15.01%) MS Excel
18 227 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
19 222 (14.68%) C#
20 210 (13.89%) DNS
20 210 (13.89%) Citrix
21 201 (13.29%) SharePoint
22 196 (12.96%) Migration
23 187 (12.37%) HP
24 176 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
25 175 (11.57%) Hyper-V
26 172 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
27 170 (11.24%) DevOps
28 169 (11.18%) MS Exchange

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 250 (16.53%) IIS
2 201 (13.29%) SharePoint
3 169 (11.18%) MS Exchange
4 102 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (5.09%) Lync
6 70 (4.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 63 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 49 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 48 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 43 (2.84%) OpenStack
11 35 (2.31%) Tomcat
12 34 (2.25%) JBoss
13 27 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.65%) Apache
15 24 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
18 12 (0.79%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.79%) CMS
19 11 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 227 (15.01%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.36%) MS Office
3 9 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.53%) FrameMaker
5 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.066%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.86%) Tridion
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (9.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (4.30%) Office 365
4 23 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 22 (1.46%) Heroku
6 18 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.93%) PaaS
8 13 (0.86%) IaaS
8 13 (0.86%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.53%) SaaS
12 6 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.33%) IBM SmartCloud
14 4 (0.26%) Yammer
14 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 210 (13.89%) DNS
2 143 (9.46%) SAN
3 137 (9.06%) DHCP
4 107 (7.08%) Firewall
5 93 (6.15%) TCP/IP
6 68 (4.50%) LDAP
7 54 (3.57%) NAS
8 45 (2.98%) NetScaler
9 35 (2.31%) WAN
10 34 (2.25%) LAN
11 32 (2.12%) Internet
12 31 (2.05%) VPN
13 22 (1.46%) SMTP
14 18 (1.19%) iSCSI
14 18 (1.19%) FTP
14 18 (1.19%) HTTP
15 16 (1.06%) VLAN
16 14 (0.93%) SSL
16 14 (0.93%) X.400
16 14 (0.93%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (25.99%) SQL Server
2 88 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 77 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 55 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (3.11%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 32 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 31 (2.05%) MySQL
10 31 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 28 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.59%) DB2
13 21 (1.39%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.93%) DB2 UDB
14 14 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
17 9 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 98 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 93 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 77 (5.09%) Git (software)
3 77 (5.09%) TeamCity
4 60 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 56 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 56 (3.70%) MSI
6 47 (3.11%) JIRA
7 36 (2.38%) Ant
8 35 (2.31%) Subversion
9 33 (2.18%) Maven
10 32 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 30 (1.98%) MSBuild
12 16 (1.06%) StarTeam
13 13 (0.86%) Toad
13 13 (0.86%) NUnit
14 12 (0.79%) Selenium
14 12 (0.79%) ClearCase
15 11 (0.73%) AdminStudio
16 10 (0.66%) JUnit
General
1 268 (17.72%) Finance
2 77 (5.09%) Banking
3 25 (1.65%) Law
4 23 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 23 (1.52%) Retail
5 19 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.06%) Military
6 16 (1.06%) Legal
7 12 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 11 (0.73%) Back Office
9 10 (0.66%) Front Office
10 9 (0.60%) Marketing
11 6 (0.40%) Games
11 6 (0.40%) Advertising
11 6 (0.40%) Publishing
12 5 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.20%) Electronics
14 2 (0.13%) French Language
14 2 (0.13%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.066%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (13.23%) Developer
2 146 (9.66%) Analyst
3 134 (8.86%) Administrator
4 129 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 106 (7.01%) Consultant
6 98 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 97 (6.42%) Systems Engineer
8 75 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
9 60 (3.97%) Wintel Engineer
10 51 (3.37%) Architect
10 51 (3.37%) Support Engineer
11 49 (3.24%) Support Analyst
11 49 (3.24%) DBA
12 45 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 40 (2.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 36 (2.38%) SharePoint Developer
14 36 (2.38%) SQL DBA
15 35 (2.31%) Server Engineer
15 35 (2.31%) Windows Administrator
15 35 (2.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (19.91%) .NET
2 116 (7.67%) HTML
3 102 (6.75%) ASP.NET
3 102 (6.75%) XML
4 62 (4.10%) Web Services
5 52 (3.44%) CSS
6 46 (3.04%) Application Packaging
7 37 (2.45%) WCF
8 33 (2.18%) SOAP
9 32 (2.12%) jQuery
10 31 (2.05%) JSP
11 30 (1.98%) Middleware
12 26 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
13 25 (1.65%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.19%) HTML5
15 16 (1.06%) REST
15 16 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (0.99%) XSLT
16 15 (0.99%) AngularJS
16 15 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.68%) Clustering
2 54 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.11%) Replication
4 36 (2.38%) PKI
5 32 (2.12%) Open Source
6 31 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.06%) User Experience
10 16 (1.06%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.06%) NHS
11 14 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 13 (0.86%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.86%) CMDB
13 12 (0.79%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.79%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.53%) iPad
14 8 (0.53%) Equities
15 7 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1013 (67.00%) Windows
2 418 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 321 (21.23%) Linux
4 271 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 227 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 155 (10.25%) UNIX
7 154 (10.19%) Windows 7
8 53 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (2.65%) Windows 8
10 35 (2.31%) Mac OS X
11 33 (2.18%) Windows XP
12 30 (1.98%) Solaris
13 22 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
14 19 (1.26%) Windows 2000
15 16 (1.06%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.79%) SUSE
17 9 (0.60%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.53%) Debian
19 5 (0.33%) Android
20 3 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (18.45%) ITIL
2 196 (12.96%) Migration
3 176 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (11.24%) DevOps
5 135 (8.93%) Configuration Management
6 128 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (6.55%) Project Management
8 82 (5.42%) Change Management
9 69 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 67 (4.43%) Release Management
11 53 (3.51%) E-Commerce
12 51 (3.37%) Continuous Delivery
13 47 (3.11%) Incident Management
14 46 (3.04%) Workflow
15 44 (2.91%) Service Management
16 43 (2.84%) High Availability
17 40 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
18 38 (2.51%) Service Delivery
19 37 (2.45%) TDD
20 35 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 415 (27.45%) SQL
2 281 (18.58%) VBScript
3 222 (14.68%) C#
4 157 (10.38%) VB
5 135 (8.93%) Python
6 130 (8.60%) Perl
7 124 (8.20%) JavaScript
8 103 (6.81%) Shell Script
9 84 (5.56%) Ruby
10 60 (3.97%) T-SQL
11 57 (3.77%) Java
12 51 (3.37%) Bash Shell
13 30 (1.98%) C
14 25 (1.65%) C++
14 25 (1.65%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.32%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.32%) VBA
16 17 (1.12%) Go
17 15 (0.99%) PHP
18 12 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 247 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 172 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 168 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 99 (6.55%) MCITP
5 80 (5.29%) DV Cleared
6 62 (4.10%) Degree
7 60 (3.97%) MCSE
8 49 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (2.58%) MCSA
10 31 (2.05%) ISTQB
11 30 (1.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 28 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.59%) ISEB
14 22 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
14 22 (1.46%) MCP
15 21 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.99%) CISSP
16 15 (0.99%) CCNA
16 15 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.90%) SLA
2 32 (2.12%) QA
3 3 (0.20%) GxP
4 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.066%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 533 (35.25%) Active Directory
2 314 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 132 (8.73%) XenApp
5 129 (8.53%) vSphere
6 79 (5.22%) XenDesktop
7 67 (4.43%) VMware ESX
8 56 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 45 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (1.85%) NFS
11 21 (1.39%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.12%) Terminal Server
12 17 (1.12%) vCloud
13 16 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (0.73%) XenServer
15 10 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.60%) UAG
17 8 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 7 (0.46%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 242 (16.01%) SCCM
2 163 (10.78%) SCOM
3 111 (7.34%) Puppet
4 81 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (3.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 36 (2.38%) SCVMM
7 32 (2.12%) WSUS
8 31 (2.05%) WMI
9 29 (1.92%) SCOrch
10 23 (1.52%) SCSM
11 22 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 21 (1.39%) HP SIM
13 17 (1.12%) Nagios
13 17 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 16 (1.06%) BladeLogic
14 16 (1.06%) NetBackup
15 15 (0.99%) EdgeSight
16 11 (0.73%) Control-M
16 11 (0.73%) Vagrant
16 11 (0.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 636 (42.06%) Microsoft
2 519 (34.33%) VMware
3 210 (13.89%) Citrix
4 187 (12.37%) HP
5 159 (10.52%) Oracle
6 105 (6.94%) Cisco
7 71 (4.70%) NetApp
8 68 (4.50%) Red Hat
9 53 (3.51%) Dell
10 51 (3.37%) IBM
11 44 (2.91%) McAfee
12 40 (2.65%) Symantec
13 38 (2.51%) EMC
14 36 (2.38%) BMC
15 33 (2.18%) AppSense
16 28 (1.85%) Remedy
16 28 (1.85%) CA
17 27 (1.79%) Lumension
18 25 (1.65%) Veeam
19 24 (1.59%) 3PAR
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