The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Lancashire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 32 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 19 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.55% 1.49% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.59% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate £275 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.24 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.24 £28.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year
+15.12% +19.78%
Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
108 75 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.84% 37.31% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 48 77
Average daily rate £375 £300 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.36 £17.45 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
PowerShell
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 6 £245 -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 14 (70.00%) IronPort
5 11 (55.00%) VMware
6 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (50.00%) LAN
6 10 (50.00%) Citrix
6 10 (50.00%) SAN
7 8 (40.00%) SQL
7 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (35.00%) F5
8 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
8 7 (35.00%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (35.00%) Release Management
8 7 (35.00%) Oracle
8 7 (35.00%) IIS
8 7 (35.00%) Siebel
8 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (35.00%) Informatica
8 7 (35.00%) WAN
8 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (35.00%) Symantec
8 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
8 7 (35.00%) Firewall
8 7 (35.00%) Open Text
8 7 (35.00%) Clustering
9 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (30.00%) Change Control

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (35.00%) IIS
3 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) LAN
1 10 (50.00%) SAN
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) WLAN
3 3 (15.00%) Wireless
3 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) QlikView
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
2 1 (5.00%) SAML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Wiki
3 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Release Management
2 6 (30.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) REXX
2 1 (5.00%) JCL
2 1 (5.00%) SELCOPY
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) IronPort
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 10 (50.00%) Citrix
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
5 7 (35.00%) Siebel
5 7 (35.00%) F5
5 7 (35.00%) Informatica
5 7 (35.00%) Symantec
5 7 (35.00%) Open Text
6 5 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco
9 1 (5.00%) CA