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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 121 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +3
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 30 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 1.64% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 5.60% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 12
Average daily rate
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£230 £275 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.24 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.86% -9.23%
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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
1156 911 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.00% 29.33% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 529 391
Average daily rate £375 £330 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
Cheshire -12 11 £220 -10.20% 1
Manchester -12 10 £400 +14.28% 12
Lancashire -4 4 £230 -8.00%
Merseyside -13 2 £288 -14.81% 3
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 44 (74.58%) Windows
2 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
3 31 (52.54%) VMware
4 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
5 24 (40.68%) SQL
6 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
7 20 (33.90%) Citrix
8 18 (30.51%) DNS
9 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (23.73%) SCCM
11 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
11 12 (20.34%) Migration
12 11 (18.64%) DHCP
12 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
13 10 (16.95%) VMware ESX
13 10 (16.95%) XenApp
14 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (15.25%) HP
14 9 (15.25%) Oracle
14 9 (15.25%) .NET
14 9 (15.25%) ITIL
15 8 (13.56%) VBScript
15 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
15 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (13.56%) vSphere
15 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
15 8 (13.56%) XenDesktop
16 7 (11.86%) Firewall
16 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) IIS
3 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.08%) Lync
5 2 (3.39%) JBoss
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.39%) Apache
5 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.39%) CMS
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) DNS
2 11 (18.64%) DHCP
3 7 (11.86%) Firewall
4 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.08%) NAS
5 3 (5.08%) SAN
5 3 (5.08%) WAN
5 3 (5.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.39%) SSL
6 2 (3.39%) SMTP
6 2 (3.39%) SNMP
6 2 (3.39%) Internet
6 2 (3.39%) Extranet
6 2 (3.39%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.39%) Network Security
6 2 (3.39%) SSH
7 1 (1.69%) VLAN
7 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.78%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.69%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MSI
2 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.39%) Toad
3 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.39%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.69%) WiX
4 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.69%) Hudson
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.69%) Ant
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
1 6 (10.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.39%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Administrator
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.08%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.08%) Applications Packager
8 3 (5.08%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
8 3 (5.08%) DBA
9 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.08%) Middleware
2 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) XML
3 2 (3.39%) ODBC
3 2 (3.39%) CSS
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.69%) MDX
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.69%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (8.47%) Replication
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (74.58%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.17%) Linux
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.39%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.39%) UNIX
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Migration
2 9 (15.25%) ITIL
3 6 (10.17%) Time Management
4 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
4 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.47%) DevOps
5 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.08%) High Availability
6 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.08%) Security Patching
6 3 (5.08%) Server Building
7 2 (3.39%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (3.39%) Information Security
7 2 (3.39%) Workflow
7 2 (3.39%) Database Tuning
7 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.39%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) VBScript
3 4 (6.78%) C#
3 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.08%) PHP
4 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.08%) VB
5 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.39%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
6 1 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) VBA
6 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.86%) MCSE
3 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.47%) MCITP
4 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) MCP
5 3 (5.08%) MCSA
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.39%) CCEA
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.39%) CCEE
6 2 (3.39%) CCIA
7 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.69%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
2 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.95%) VMware ESX
3 10 (16.95%) XenApp
4 8 (13.56%) vSphere
4 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (13.56%) XenDesktop
5 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (8.47%) XenServer
8 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.69%) Xen
9 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.69%) Firmware
9 1 (1.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) SCVMM
2 3 (5.08%) WSUS
2 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.08%) Hyperic
2 3 (5.08%) Puppet
2 3 (5.08%) OpenView
3 2 (3.39%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.39%) Salt
3 2 (3.39%) MOM
3 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.39%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.39%) PureDisk
3 2 (3.39%) SCDPM
3 2 (3.39%) Ansible
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 31 (52.54%) VMware
3 20 (33.90%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) HP
4 9 (15.25%) Oracle
5 3 (5.08%) Veeam
5 3 (5.08%) AppSense
5 3 (5.08%) Symantec
5 3 (5.08%) Dell
5 3 (5.08%) Veritas
6 2 (3.39%) Sun
6 2 (3.39%) Compaq
6 2 (3.39%) Lotus
6 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.39%) Intel
6 2 (3.39%) McAfee
6 2 (3.39%) webMethods
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco
6 2 (3.39%) Stellent
6 2 (3.39%) Wyse
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