The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.23% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£140 - -
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 £23.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -14.28%
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England

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

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
53 67 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.61% 33.33% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 33
Average daily rate £325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £663 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 £175.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +288.88%
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 the Midlands

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Perforce
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WF
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) NuGet
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) NCover
2 1 (20.00%) StyleCop
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) NDepend
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Release Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) WF
1 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) ATDD
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) IBM