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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 33 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 12 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.85% 4.55% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.50% 17.59% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
Average daily rate
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£230 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £31.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.24 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% +15.12%
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
160 108 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.00% 25.84% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 73 48
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 4
Average hourly rate £45.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.81 £26.36 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £32.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 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
Blackpool +5 10 £230 -6.12%
Lytham St Annes +2 1 - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Citrix
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
6 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
10 2 (12.50%) Content Management
10 2 (12.50%) Clustering
10 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
10 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
10 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
10 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 2 (12.50%) Stellent
10 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
10 2 (12.50%) WMI
10 2 (12.50%) XenApp
10 2 (12.50%) XenServer

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 2 (12.50%) Content Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (12.50%) XenApp
5 2 (12.50%) XenServer
5 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 2 (12.50%) WMI
1 2 (12.50%) PureDisk
1 2 (12.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) webMethods
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
3 2 (12.50%) Stellent
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Compaq
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco