The first table below looks at the demand for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 23 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 Merseyside 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 26 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.40% 1.29% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.48% 4.29% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-31.42% -
Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
67 70 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.16% 30.17% 46.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 44
Average daily rate £338 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 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
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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
Liverpool -1 2 £425 +88.88%
St Helens - - - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) MSI
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) VMFS
4 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Linux

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DMZ
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Autofac
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) SAML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) e-Health
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (12.50%) VMFS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp