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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 106 120 92
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 54 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 0.62% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.80% 1.80% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 17
Average daily rate £285 £380 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.27 £32.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.04% +10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £33.29 £26.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £39.25 £37.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.60 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -13.63%
PowerShell
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
1422 1112 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.46% 34.59% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 731 542
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 29 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £19.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +8 35 £285 -26.92% 4
Cheshire -1 7 £275 -18.51% 3
Lancashire -2 6 £261 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £375 - 4
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 77 (66.38%) Windows
2 56 (48.28%) Active Directory
3 44 (37.93%) SQL Server
4 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
5 40 (34.48%) SQL
6 37 (31.90%) Windows Server
7 35 (30.17%) Java
8 31 (26.72%) SharePoint
8 31 (26.72%) Citrix
8 31 (26.72%) VMware
9 29 (25.00%) .NET
10 27 (23.28%) VB
11 26 (22.41%) VBScript
12 25 (21.55%) ITIL
12 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
14 23 (19.83%) Linux
15 22 (18.97%) DNS
15 22 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (18.10%) IIS
16 21 (18.10%) HP
17 20 (17.24%) C#
17 20 (17.24%) MS Exchange
18 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (15.52%) Jenkins
19 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (14.66%) ASP.NET
20 16 (13.79%) CSS
20 16 (13.79%) Agile Software Development

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 31 (26.72%) SharePoint
2 21 (18.10%) IIS
3 20 (17.24%) MS Exchange
4 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.48%) Tomcat
5 9 (7.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (6.03%) Apache
7 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (4.31%) Skype for Business
9 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.59%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.59%) JBoss
10 2 (1.72%) Confluence
11 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.03%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (6.03%) Office 365
3 4 (3.45%) IaaS
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.59%) GitHub
4 3 (2.59%) PaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.72%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.72%) Symantec.cloud
5 2 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.97%) DNS
2 15 (12.93%) DHCP
2 15 (12.93%) Internet
3 13 (11.21%) SAN
4 9 (7.76%) Firewall
5 8 (6.90%) HTTP
5 8 (6.90%) SMTP
5 8 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.90%) VoIP
6 5 (4.31%) WAN
7 4 (3.45%) VLAN
8 3 (2.59%) LAN
8 3 (2.59%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.59%) VPN
8 3 (2.59%) Wireless
9 2 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.72%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.72%) NAS
10 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.34%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.31%) MySQL
7 5 (4.31%) SQLite
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.86%) Power BI
11 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.76%) Eclipse
4 9 (7.76%) Subversion
5 7 (6.03%) MSI
5 7 (6.03%) WiX
6 6 (5.17%) JUnit
6 6 (5.17%) Maven
6 6 (5.17%) NUnit
6 6 (5.17%) PHPUnit
6 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.31%) Hudson
7 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.59%) Ant
8 3 (2.59%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.59%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.59%) JIRA
General
1 8 (6.90%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Automotive
4 1 (0.86%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Publishing
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Analyst
2 19 (16.38%) Developer
3 18 (15.52%) Support Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Applications Support
5 11 (9.48%) Applications Support Analyst
5 11 (9.48%) Digital Developer
5 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Consultant
7 7 (6.03%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) DBA
8 6 (5.17%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.17%) SQL DBA
9 5 (4.31%) Architect
9 5 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Development Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Development Support Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.00%) .NET
2 17 (14.66%) ASP.NET
3 16 (13.79%) CAML
3 16 (13.79%) CSS
4 14 (12.07%) Web Services
5 10 (8.62%) HTML
5 10 (8.62%) jQuery
6 8 (6.90%) Software Packaging
6 8 (6.90%) XML
7 5 (4.31%) Django
7 5 (4.31%) HTML5
7 5 (4.31%) LAMP
7 5 (4.31%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (4.31%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.59%) J2EE
8 3 (2.59%) REST
8 3 (2.59%) SOAP
8 3 (2.59%) Spring
9 2 (1.72%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.03%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.31%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.31%) Replication
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.72%) Wiki
6 1 (0.86%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.86%) Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.86%) PKI
6 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (66.38%) Windows
2 37 (31.90%) Windows Server
3 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (19.83%) Linux
5 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.93%) Unix
8 12 (10.34%) Mac OS X
9 7 (6.03%) Windows 7
9 7 (6.03%) Windows XP
10 6 (5.17%) Windows 8
11 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.72%) NetWare
13 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.55%) ITIL
2 16 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.07%) Migration
4 12 (10.34%) TDD
5 10 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (8.62%) Data Management
5 10 (8.62%) DevOps
5 10 (8.62%) Project Management
6 7 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.03%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (6.03%) Server Building
6 7 (6.03%) Web Design
7 6 (5.17%) Automated Testing
8 5 (4.31%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.45%) Application Packaging
9 4 (3.45%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.45%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.48%) SQL
2 35 (30.17%) Java
3 27 (23.28%) VB
4 26 (22.41%) VBScript
5 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 20 (17.24%) C#
7 16 (13.79%) FQL
8 15 (12.93%) Python
9 13 (11.21%) Ruby
10 9 (7.76%) Perl
11 8 (6.90%) Bash Shell
12 7 (6.03%) C
12 7 (6.03%) VB.NET
13 6 (5.17%) C++
14 5 (4.31%) PHP
14 5 (4.31%) VBA
15 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.86%) LINC
Qualifications
1 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.62%) MCSE
3 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.17%) Degree
4 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) MCITP
6 3 (2.59%) CCEA
6 3 (2.59%) CCEE
6 3 (2.59%) CCIA
6 3 (2.59%) CCNA
6 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.59%) MCSA
6 3 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.86%) CCNP
8 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.86%) MCT
8 1 (0.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.93%) XenApp
4 13 (11.21%) XenDesktop
5 10 (8.62%) vSphere
6 9 (7.76%) BitLocker
6 9 (7.76%) XenServer
7 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
8 5 (4.31%) Brightmail
8 5 (4.31%) Docker
8 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (2.59%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.72%) NFS
11 2 (1.72%) Postfix
11 2 (1.72%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.72%) Xen
12 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (9.48%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (9.48%) Puppet
2 10 (8.62%) SCCM
3 8 (6.90%) Ansible
4 7 (6.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (3.45%) Data Guard
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.59%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.59%) SCOM
6 3 (2.59%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.72%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.72%) Nagios
7 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.72%) WSUS
8 1 (0.86%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.86%) OpenView
8 1 (0.86%) Terraform
8 1 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 31 (26.72%) Citrix
2 31 (26.72%) VMware
3 21 (18.10%) HP
4 12 (10.34%) Oracle
5 9 (7.76%) Symantec
6 8 (6.90%) Dell
7 7 (6.03%) Cisco
7 7 (6.03%) Compaq
7 7 (6.03%) ThinPrint
8 6 (5.17%) IronPort
9 5 (4.31%) IBM
9 5 (4.31%) Intel Security
10 4 (3.45%) AppSense
11 3 (2.59%) Altiris
11 3 (2.59%) Becrypt
11 3 (2.59%) Lotus
11 3 (2.59%) Stellent
11 3 (2.59%) Wyse
12 2 (1.72%) Google
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago