The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 96 106 119
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 41 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.29% 0.88% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.79% 2.59% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% -9.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -27.63%
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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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1082 1003 1289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.03% 33.91% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 551 682
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 53
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the North West region.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Cheshire +11 19 £305 +35.55% 4
Manchester -6 9 £325 -18.75% 7
Merseyside -2 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 67 (73.63%) Windows
2 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
3 41 (45.05%) .NET
4 35 (38.46%) SharePoint
5 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (29.67%) Clustering
8 26 (28.57%) SCCM
9 25 (27.47%) TCP/IP
10 24 (26.37%) DNS
11 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
12 19 (20.88%) Finance
12 19 (20.88%) Load Balancing
12 19 (20.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (19.78%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (19.78%) SQL
13 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (18.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (17.58%) IIS
15 16 (17.58%) MCSE
16 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
17 14 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
18 13 (14.29%) MCITP
18 13 (14.29%) MCTS
18 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
18 13 (14.29%) C#
19 12 (13.19%) VBScript
20 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
20 11 (12.09%) ITIL
20 11 (12.09%) HP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 35 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 19 (20.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (17.58%) IIS
4 14 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (8.79%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (6.59%) MS Exchange
7 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.30%) Lync
8 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon S3
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Route 53
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) TCP/IP
2 24 (26.37%) DNS
3 10 (10.99%) SAN
4 7 (7.69%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) VPN
6 4 (4.40%) Wireless
7 3 (3.30%) Firewall
8 2 (2.20%) VoIP
9 1 (1.10%) LAN
9 1 (1.10%) WLAN
9 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.10%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (18.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.59%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) Star Schema
6 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.20%) Selenium
2 2 (2.20%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.10%) Xcode
3 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.10%) Hudson
3 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (20.88%) Developer
2 14 (15.38%) Administrator
2 14 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) SCCM Administrator
4 6 (6.59%) SharePoint Administrator
4 6 (6.59%) Analyst
5 5 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Consultant
5 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.49%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Project Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop Support
8 2 (2.20%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (2.20%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (45.05%) .NET
2 10 (10.99%) HTML
2 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.89%) Web Services
4 8 (8.79%) jQuery
4 8 (8.79%) CSS
5 6 (6.59%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.20%) REST
6 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.67%) Clustering
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Tandem
4 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) e-Health
6 1 (1.10%) Firmware
6 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (73.63%) Windows
2 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.59%) UNIX
6 3 (3.30%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.20%) NetWare
7 2 (2.20%) Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Android
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.88%) Load Balancing
2 11 (12.09%) ITIL
2 11 (12.09%) Release Management
2 11 (12.09%) Web Development
3 10 (10.99%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.79%) Time Management
6 7 (7.69%) Change Management
6 7 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.69%) DevOps
7 6 (6.59%) Information Security
8 5 (5.49%) Capacity Management
8 5 (5.49%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (5.49%) High Availability
8 5 (5.49%) Security Architecture
9 4 (4.40%) Change Control
9 4 (4.40%) Product Management
9 4 (4.40%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.30%) Migration
10 3 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) SQL
2 13 (14.29%) C#
3 12 (13.19%) VBScript
4 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.79%) VB
6 7 (7.69%) Perl
7 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.20%) C
9 1 (1.10%) Java
9 1 (1.10%) Python
9 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (17.58%) MCSE
3 13 (14.29%) MCITP
3 13 (14.29%) MCTS
4 9 (9.89%) Degree
5 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) PMP
6 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.20%) CCNA
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.10%) CISSP
7 1 (1.10%) CCNP
7 1 (1.10%) RHCE
7 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.10%) GSEC
7 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.10%) CISA
7 1 (1.10%) CISM
7 1 (1.10%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.30%) XenApp
4 3 (3.30%) Brightmail
5 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.10%) XenServer
6 1 (1.10%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.10%) vSphere
6 1 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.10%) VMFS
6 1 (1.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (28.57%) SCCM
2 5 (5.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (5.49%) SCOM
3 4 (4.40%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.20%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.10%) WSUS
6 1 (1.10%) Puppet
6 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) HP
3 7 (7.69%) Citrix
3 7 (7.69%) McAfee
3 7 (7.69%) Symantec
4 5 (5.49%) CA
4 5 (5.49%) VMware
5 4 (4.40%) IronPort
6 3 (3.30%) Remedy
6 3 (3.30%) F5
7 2 (2.20%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.20%) Novell
7 2 (2.20%) Lotus
7 2 (2.20%) AppSense
7 2 (2.20%) Dell
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle
8 1 (1.10%) EMC
8 1 (1.10%) Compaq
8 1 (1.10%) NetApp
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco
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