The first table below looks at the demand for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 18 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 74 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 12 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 0.52% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.23% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £300 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £345 £378
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
538 348 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.02% 36.06% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 171 300
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.99 £122.10 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 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
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - -
Cheadle - - - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Citrix
2 19 (65.52%) XenDesktop
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
4 13 (44.83%) MS Office
5 12 (41.38%) VBScript
5 12 (41.38%) Windows 2000
5 12 (41.38%) IBM Notes
5 12 (41.38%) NetWare
5 12 (41.38%) VPN
5 12 (41.38%) HP
5 12 (41.38%) Novell
5 12 (41.38%) Lotus
5 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
5 12 (41.38%) Windows XP
5 12 (41.38%) ServiceCenter
6 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
7 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 7 (24.14%) EMC
7 7 (24.14%) Solaris
7 7 (24.14%) SCOM
8 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (13.79%) Finance
10 4 (13.79%) ITSM
10 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (13.79%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (44.83%) MS Exchange
2 12 (41.38%) IBM Notes
3 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (44.83%) MS Office
2 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.34%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Server Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support
3 4 (13.79%) Remote Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Support
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows 2000
2 12 (41.38%) NetWare
2 12 (41.38%) Windows XP
3 7 (24.14%) Solaris
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.90%) UNIX
7 1 (3.45%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITSM
1 4 (13.79%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (6.90%) Change Management
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Information Security
3 1 (3.45%) Web Development
3 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.45%) Release Management
3 1 (3.45%) Time Management
3 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) VBScript
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) RHCE
3 1 (3.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) GSEC
3 1 (3.45%) CISA
3 1 (3.45%) CISM
3 1 (3.45%) GPEN
3 1 (3.45%) OSCP
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) XenDesktop
2 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Server
4 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (24.14%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Citrix
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) HP
3 12 (41.38%) Novell
3 12 (41.38%) Lotus
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) Splunk