The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 34 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.82% 1.63% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 4.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
PowerShell
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
81 89 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.06% 36.18% 42.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 39
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £488 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 -4 1 - - 1
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - -
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (16.67%) DMZ
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) e-Health
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) DMZ
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) DBA
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
1 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 1 (16.67%) e-Health
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) VMFS
3 1 (16.67%) vCloud
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix