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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 35 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.95% 2.27% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.11% 7.89% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£205 £305 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.78% -30.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £258 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £347 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -
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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
148 76 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.36% 28.79% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 55 58
Average daily rate £350 £344 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £42.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £36.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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

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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (16.67%) WMI
8 2 (16.67%) XenApp
8 2 (16.67%) XenServer
8 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (16.67%) vSphere
8 2 (16.67%) PureDisk
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (16.67%) SCDPM
8 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
8 2 (16.67%) Content Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) XML Messaging
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Content Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) XenServer
4 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (16.67%) WMI
1 2 (16.67%) PureDisk
1 2 (16.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) webMethods
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Stellent
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Compaq
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
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