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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 59 123 79
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -44
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 116 34 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 0.87% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.47% 2.72% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 19 24
Median daily rate £425 £230 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.78% -12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £327 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £32.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -53.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -21.87%
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
1369 1248 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.92% 32.11% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 784 560
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £41.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +46 71 £440 +100.00% 1
Manchester +1 23 £325 +8.33% 8
Merseyside +6 12 £325 +13.04% 6
Lancashire -4 3 £353 +53.26%
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 113 (66.86%) Windows
2 91 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 83 (49.11%) Active Directory
4 71 (42.01%) Windows Server
5 62 (36.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (30.18%) SharePoint
7 47 (27.81%) Migration
8 45 (26.63%) Security Cleared
9 44 (26.04%) SCCM
10 43 (25.44%) SQL
11 41 (24.26%) MS Exchange
11 41 (24.26%) VMware
12 40 (23.67%) SCOM
13 39 (23.08%) Test Automation
14 38 (22.49%) Software Engineering
15 36 (21.30%) .NET
15 36 (21.30%) SQL Server
15 36 (21.30%) Skype for Business
15 36 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (20.71%) SC Cleared
17 31 (18.34%) Skype
17 31 (18.34%) IIS
17 31 (18.34%) MS Office
18 30 (17.75%) Linux
19 29 (17.16%) SharePoint 2013
19 29 (17.16%) Data Migration
20 26 (15.38%) Java
21 24 (14.20%) Citrix
22 22 (13.02%) MS Excel
23 21 (12.43%) Windows 10

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (30.18%) SharePoint
2 41 (24.26%) MS Exchange
3 36 (21.30%) Skype for Business
4 31 (18.34%) IIS
5 29 (17.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (8.28%) Tomcat
9 9 (5.33%) Apache
9 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (4.73%) JBoss
11 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (2.96%) Confluence
13 3 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
13 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
14 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
14 2 (1.18%) SAS
14 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (18.34%) MS Office
2 22 (13.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.06%) Office 365
2 12 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.33%) IaaS
3 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.73%) PaaS
5 7 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.18%) GitHub
6 2 (1.18%) Route 53
6 2 (1.18%) SaaS
6 2 (1.18%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.34%) Skype
2 19 (11.24%) DNS
3 17 (10.06%) SAN
4 12 (7.10%) Internet
5 9 (5.33%) DHCP
6 7 (4.14%) VoIP
7 6 (3.55%) SSL
8 5 (2.96%) VPN
9 4 (2.37%) SMTP
10 3 (1.78%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.18%) Firewall
11 2 (1.18%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.18%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.18%) OpenVPN
11 2 (1.18%) VLAN
11 2 (1.18%) WAN
12 1 (0.59%) Intranet
12 1 (0.59%) Network Security
12 1 (0.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.28%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.33%) MySQL
5 7 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.18%) DataStax
9 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.51%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.33%) JIRA
3 9 (5.33%) MSI
3 9 (5.33%) WiX
4 6 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.55%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.96%) Subversion
5 5 (2.96%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.37%) GitLab
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.18%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.18%) JUnit
8 2 (1.18%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.18%) NUnit
8 2 (1.18%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (11.83%) Finance
2 13 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (3.55%) Law
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (16.57%) Analyst
2 21 (12.43%) Architect
3 20 (11.83%) Support Analyst
4 13 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 12 (7.10%) Applications Support Analyst
6 11 (6.51%) Consultant
6 11 (6.51%) Designer
7 9 (5.33%) Developer
7 9 (5.33%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.33%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Exchange Specialist
8 7 (4.14%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.55%) Administrator
9 6 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Development Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) Development Support Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) Exchange Consultant
10 5 (2.96%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.30%) .NET
2 12 (7.10%) XML
3 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.33%) Software Packaging
5 8 (4.73%) .NET Framework
5 8 (4.73%) CAML
6 6 (3.55%) Web Services
7 5 (2.96%) CSS
7 5 (2.96%) jQuery
8 4 (2.37%) HTML
8 4 (2.37%) LAMP
8 4 (2.37%) WAMP
9 3 (1.78%) JSP
9 3 (1.78%) REST
10 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.18%) Autofac
10 2 (1.18%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.18%) SOAP
10 2 (1.18%) Spring
10 2 (1.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.14%) Client/Server
1 7 (4.14%) Fat Client
1 7 (4.14%) Thin Client
2 6 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.96%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.96%) Clustering
3 5 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.37%) PKI
4 4 (2.37%) Wiki
5 3 (1.78%) PMI
6 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.59%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.59%) iPad
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (66.86%) Windows
2 71 (42.01%) Windows Server
3 62 (36.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (17.75%) Linux
5 21 (12.43%) Windows 10
6 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.73%) Unix
9 6 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.96%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.37%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.18%) AIX
12 2 (1.18%) CentOS
12 2 (1.18%) NetWare
12 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.18%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.81%) Migration
2 39 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 38 (22.49%) Software Engineering
4 29 (17.16%) Data Migration
5 20 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (10.65%) ITIL
7 9 (5.33%) Project Management
8 7 (4.14%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.14%) Data Protection
8 7 (4.14%) DevOps
8 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (4.14%) OWASP
9 6 (3.55%) Application Packaging
9 6 (3.55%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.55%) Converged Infrastructure
9 6 (3.55%) Data Management
9 6 (3.55%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (3.55%) Identity Management
9 6 (3.55%) Open Source
9 6 (3.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.44%) SQL
2 26 (15.38%) Java
3 20 (11.83%) C#
3 20 (11.83%) VB
4 17 (10.06%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.47%) Bash Shell
5 16 (9.47%) VBScript
6 14 (8.28%) Python
7 9 (5.33%) Perl
8 7 (4.14%) FQL
8 7 (4.14%) Ruby
9 5 (2.96%) PHP
10 4 (2.37%) C
10 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.78%) C++
11 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.18%) Scala
13 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (26.63%) Security Cleared
2 35 (20.71%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.73%) Degree
5 7 (4.14%) MCSE
6 4 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.37%) MCITP
6 4 (2.37%) MCSA
6 4 (2.37%) MCTS
6 4 (2.37%) RHCE
7 3 (1.78%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.18%) CISM
8 2 (1.18%) CISMP
8 2 (1.18%) CISSP
8 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 83 (49.11%) Active Directory
2 36 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.24%) vSphere
4 11 (6.51%) XenApp
5 9 (5.33%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (4.14%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.96%) Brightmail
8 4 (2.37%) UAG
8 4 (2.37%) XenServer
9 3 (1.78%) Docker
9 3 (1.78%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.18%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.18%) NFS
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.18%) Postfix
10 2 (1.18%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.18%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.18%) Xen
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 44 (26.04%) SCCM
2 40 (23.67%) SCOM
3 17 (10.06%) Puppet
4 10 (5.92%) SCOrch
5 9 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (2.96%) vRealize
8 4 (2.37%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.78%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.78%) Ansible
9 3 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.18%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.18%) EdgeSight
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.18%) Nagios
10 2 (1.18%) Oozie
10 2 (1.18%) Rundeck
10 2 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (1.18%) yum
Vendors
1 91 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 41 (24.26%) VMware
3 24 (14.20%) Citrix
4 19 (11.24%) Oracle
5 18 (10.65%) HP
6 16 (9.47%) Cisco
7 14 (8.28%) Symantec
8 12 (7.10%) IronPort
9 11 (6.51%) Dell
10 6 (3.55%) NetApp
10 6 (3.55%) RightFax
10 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.96%) IBM
12 4 (2.37%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.37%) BMC
12 4 (2.37%) Brocade
12 4 (2.37%) Compaq
12 4 (2.37%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.37%) ThinPrint
13 3 (1.78%) Lotus