The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 43 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.22% 1.01% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.91% 3.13% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £31.56 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.52% -9.84%
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 Lancashire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
128 96 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.14% 32.43% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 52 106
Average daily rate £355 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
Blackburn - - - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (73.91%) Windows
1 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
3 13 (56.52%) IronPort
3 13 (56.52%) Release Management
4 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (43.48%) Symantec
5 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (39.13%) F5
6 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) SAN
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) Citrix
8 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (26.09%) LAN
9 5 (21.74%) HP
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (17.39%) MCSE
10 4 (17.39%) SQL
10 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
4 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (13.04%) Lync
6 3 (13.04%) IIS
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 3 (13.04%) WLAN
3 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) Wireless
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Server Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
1 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Release Management
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Change Control
3 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) MCSE
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.04%) Brightmail
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenServer
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) IronPort
3 10 (43.48%) Symantec
4 9 (39.13%) F5
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) Citrix
6 5 (21.74%) HP
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) Siebel
7 3 (13.04%) Informatica
7 3 (13.04%) Open Text
8 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.35%) Compaq
9 1 (4.35%) Dell
9 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
9 1 (4.35%) McAfee