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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 41 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.47% 0.92% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% 3.03% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -26.15%
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
122 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.37% 30.28% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 49
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £472 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 2015. 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 -13 1 £300 -29.41%
PowerShell
North West

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Firmware
3 2 (40.00%) DMZ
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) MSI
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) DMZ
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
1 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) PlateSpin