The first table below looks at the demand for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 23 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 North East 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 58 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.92% 0.33% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 1.41% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Average daily rate £238 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.03% -5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.64% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.24 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.12% +12.00%
Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
266 71 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.80% 23.13% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 38 88
Average daily rate £261 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £350 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.56 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% -28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the North East

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear - 5 £238 - 1
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 5 (83.33%) JMeter
2 5 (83.33%) Load Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Stress Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Volume Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Scalability Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Analytics
3 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (66.67%) Quantitative Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) OpenView
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQLPlus
5 1 (16.67%) MS Project Server
5 1 (16.67%) WCF

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project Server
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) LoadRunner
1 5 (83.33%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Load Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Stress Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Volume Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Scalability Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Quantitative Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OpenView
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP