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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 91 99 108
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 45 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 1.11% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.41% 3.26% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £213 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £425 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1021 982 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.11% 33.97% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 525 731
Average daily rate £325 £310 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 67
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £21.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
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 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +5 23 £303 +34.44% 2
Manchester -2 8 £325 -18.75% 4
Lancashire -8 5 £400 +60.00%
Merseyside 0 2 £325 -27.77%
Cumbria - - - - 1
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 72 (75.00%) Windows
2 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (42.71%) .NET
4 40 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 36 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 30 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (29.17%) Clustering
8 24 (25.00%) SCCM
9 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
9 22 (22.92%) TCP/IP
9 22 (22.92%) DNS
10 20 (20.83%) SQL
11 19 (19.79%) SQL Server
11 19 (19.79%) Finance
12 18 (18.75%) MCSE
12 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (17.71%) Release Management
13 17 (17.71%) Load Balancing
13 17 (17.71%) IIS
14 16 (16.67%) SAN
14 16 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (14.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (14.58%) ITIL
17 13 (13.54%) C#
17 13 (13.54%) MS Exchange
17 13 (13.54%) Symantec
17 13 (13.54%) IronPort
18 12 (12.50%) MCITP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 36 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 18 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 17 (17.71%) IIS
4 14 (14.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (13.54%) MS Exchange
6 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (7.29%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon S3
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) Route 53
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.92%) TCP/IP
1 22 (22.92%) DNS
2 16 (16.67%) SAN
3 7 (7.29%) LAN
3 7 (7.29%) DHCP
3 7 (7.29%) Wireless
4 6 (6.25%) Firewall
5 4 (4.17%) IP Telephony
5 4 (4.17%) WLAN
6 3 (3.13%) WAN
6 3 (3.13%) VPN
7 2 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (1.04%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.08%) Star Schema
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.04%) DTS
7 1 (1.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.08%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.04%) Xcode
3 1 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.04%) Hudson
3 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (18.75%) Developer
2 13 (13.54%) Administrator
2 13 (13.54%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (7.29%) Analyst
3 7 (7.29%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (6.25%) SCCM Administrator
5 5 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) Consultant
5 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) SharePoint Administrator
5 5 (5.21%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Network Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Project Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (42.71%) .NET
2 10 (10.42%) ASP.NET
2 10 (10.42%) HTML
3 8 (8.33%) jQuery
3 8 (8.33%) CSS
3 8 (8.33%) Web Services
4 6 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.08%) REST
5 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.17%) Clustering
2 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.29%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.21%) Tandem
4 4 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.04%) Firmware
6 1 (1.04%) e-Health
6 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 72 (75.00%) Windows
2 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.25%) UNIX
7 2 (2.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.08%) Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Release Management
1 17 (17.71%) Load Balancing
2 14 (14.58%) ITIL
3 11 (11.46%) Web Development
4 9 (9.38%) Change Management
4 9 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.33%) Time Management
6 7 (7.29%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.29%) Change Control
7 6 (6.25%) DevOps
7 6 (6.25%) Information Security
8 5 (5.21%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.21%) High Availability
8 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (5.21%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.17%) Product Management
9 4 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.83%) SQL
2 13 (13.54%) C#
3 11 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.42%) VBScript
5 7 (7.29%) Perl
6 6 (6.25%) VB
7 4 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.08%) C
9 1 (1.04%) Python
9 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.04%) Ruby
9 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) MCSE
1 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.50%) MCTS
2 12 (12.50%) MCITP
2 12 (12.50%) Degree
3 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.21%) CCNA
5 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.08%) PMP
6 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CISA
7 1 (1.04%) CISM
7 1 (1.04%) GSEC
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.04%) CISSP
7 1 (1.04%) CCNP
7 1 (1.04%) GPEN
7 1 (1.04%) OSCP
7 1 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 40 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.21%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.13%) XenApp
5 3 (3.13%) Brightmail
6 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.04%) XenServer
7 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.04%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.04%) vSphere
7 1 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.04%) VMFS
7 1 (1.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (5.21%) SCOM
2 5 (5.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (4.17%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.04%) WSUS
5 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) Symantec
2 13 (13.54%) IronPort
3 11 (11.46%) VMware
3 11 (11.46%) Citrix
4 10 (10.42%) HP
5 9 (9.38%) F5
6 7 (7.29%) McAfee
7 5 (5.21%) CA
8 4 (4.17%) Oracle
8 4 (4.17%) Cisco
9 3 (3.13%) Siebel
9 3 (3.13%) Informatica
9 3 (3.13%) Open Text
9 3 (3.13%) Remedy
10 2 (2.08%) Dell
10 2 (2.08%) AppSense
10 2 (2.08%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.04%) Splunk
11 1 (1.04%) Xamarin