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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 42 33 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.55% 0.74% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.74% 2.15% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.15% -7.14%
Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
122 93 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.93% 34.44% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 53 111
Average daily rate £378 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £30.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 21 (75.00%) Windows
1 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) MS Exchange
3 17 (60.71%) IronPort
4 13 (46.43%) Release Management
4 13 (46.43%) SharePoint
5 12 (42.86%) SAN
6 11 (39.29%) Citrix
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (39.29%) VMware
7 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (35.71%) Symantec
7 10 (35.71%) LAN
8 9 (32.14%) F5
9 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) HP
9 8 (28.57%) SQL
10 7 (25.00%) Oracle
10 7 (25.00%) IIS
10 7 (25.00%) WAN
10 7 (25.00%) Siebel
10 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
10 7 (25.00%) Informatica
10 7 (25.00%) Firewall
10 7 (25.00%) Open Text
10 7 (25.00%) Clustering
10 7 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (60.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (46.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (25.00%) IIS
5 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (10.71%) Lync
7 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) SAN
2 10 (35.71%) LAN
3 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 7 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless
4 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
4 3 (10.71%) WLAN
5 2 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 4 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.57%) DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) XSD
2 1 (3.57%) SAML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 7 (25.00%) Clustering
2 4 (14.29%) Wiki
3 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
3 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
1 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Release Management
2 6 (21.43%) Change Control
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) REXX
3 1 (3.57%) JCL
3 1 (3.57%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) MCSE
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) Brightmail
4 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) IronPort
3 11 (39.29%) Citrix
3 11 (39.29%) VMware
4 10 (35.71%) Symantec
5 9 (32.14%) F5
6 8 (28.57%) HP
7 7 (25.00%) Oracle
7 7 (25.00%) Siebel
7 7 (25.00%) Informatica
7 7 (25.00%) Open Text
8 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco
10 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
11 1 (3.57%) McAfee
11 1 (3.57%) CA
11 1 (3.57%) Compaq
11 1 (3.57%) Dell