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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 114 103 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 50 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 1.30% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.84% 3.96% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 22
Median daily rate £380 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £215 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £42.50 £32.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.58% +30.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+35.84% +3.92%
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
1302 1213 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.64% 32.74% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 780 515
Median daily rate £385 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Manchester -3 18 £325 -7.14% 11
Cheshire -3 17 £442 +96.44% 2
Merseyside +5 10 £308 +2.50% 5
Lancashire -12 1 £330 -0.37%
Cumbria - 1 £250 -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 108 (69.23%) Windows
2 88 (56.41%) Microsoft
3 86 (55.13%) Active Directory
4 76 (48.72%) Windows Server
5 72 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (32.69%) VMware
7 49 (31.41%) SharePoint
7 49 (31.41%) SCCM
8 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
9 43 (27.56%) Migration
10 42 (26.92%) MS Exchange
10 42 (26.92%) SCOM
11 41 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 39 (25.00%) Test Automation
13 38 (24.36%) Skype for Business
13 38 (24.36%) Software Engineering
14 35 (22.44%) SC Cleared
15 34 (21.79%) Linux
15 34 (21.79%) SQL
16 33 (21.15%) Skype
17 29 (18.59%) Data Migration
17 29 (18.59%) .NET
17 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
18 28 (17.95%) MS Office
19 27 (17.31%) DNS
20 26 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
21 25 (16.03%) Citrix
22 23 (14.74%) IIS
22 23 (14.74%) vSphere

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 49 (31.41%) SharePoint
2 42 (26.92%) MS Exchange
3 38 (24.36%) Skype for Business
4 26 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (14.74%) IIS
6 19 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (5.13%) Apache
10 6 (3.85%) Confluence
10 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
11 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (3.21%) JBoss
12 3 (1.92%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.92%) SAS
12 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.92%) WebLogic
13 2 (1.28%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (17.95%) MS Office
2 20 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.26%) Office 365
3 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.77%) IaaS
5 8 (5.13%) PaaS
6 3 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.92%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.92%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.92%) GitHub
6 3 (1.92%) Route 53
6 3 (1.92%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.28%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.15%) Skype
2 27 (17.31%) DNS
3 18 (11.54%) SAN
4 15 (9.62%) DHCP
5 13 (8.33%) Internet
6 8 (5.13%) VoIP
7 6 (3.85%) SSL
8 4 (2.56%) SMTP
8 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.56%) VLAN
8 4 (2.56%) WAN
9 3 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.92%) Firewall
9 3 (1.92%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.92%) OpenVPN
10 2 (1.28%) DMZ
10 2 (1.28%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.28%) LAN
10 2 (1.28%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.41%) MySQL
4 8 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.92%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.92%) DataStax
8 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.64%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.77%) JIRA
2 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.49%) Vagrant
4 6 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (3.21%) GitLab
5 5 (3.21%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.56%) Subversion
6 4 (2.56%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.28%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.28%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.28%) JUnit
7 2 (1.28%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.28%) MSI
7 2 (1.28%) NUnit
7 2 (1.28%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.28%) TestComplete
General
1 19 (12.18%) Finance
2 12 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) Advertising
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (15.38%) Architect
2 12 (7.69%) Consultant
3 11 (7.05%) Designer
4 10 (6.41%) Analyst
5 9 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (5.77%) Developer
5 9 (5.77%) Server Engineer
5 9 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.49%) Exchange Specialist
7 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (3.21%) Administrator
8 5 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.21%) Exchange Consultant
8 5 (3.21%) VMware Specialist
9 4 (2.56%) Security Analyst
9 4 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.56%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.59%) .NET
2 10 (6.41%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.77%) Web Services
4 8 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.13%) CAML
5 6 (3.85%) jQuery
6 5 (3.21%) CSS
7 4 (2.56%) HTML
7 4 (2.56%) LAMP
7 4 (2.56%) REST
7 4 (2.56%) WAMP
7 4 (2.56%) XML
8 3 (1.92%) JSP
8 3 (1.92%) Software Packaging
9 2 (1.28%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.28%) JSON
9 2 (1.28%) SAML
9 2 (1.28%) SOAP
9 2 (1.28%) Spring
9 2 (1.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) Clustering
2 7 (4.49%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.49%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.85%) PKI
4 4 (2.56%) Wiki
5 3 (1.92%) PMI
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (69.23%) Windows
2 76 (48.72%) Windows Server
3 72 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (21.79%) Linux
5 26 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (13.46%) Windows 10
6 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.49%) Unix
8 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.28%) AIX
9 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.56%) Migration
2 39 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 38 (24.36%) Software Engineering
4 29 (18.59%) Data Migration
5 18 (11.54%) ITIL
6 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.41%) Project Management
8 9 (5.77%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.49%) Application Packaging
9 7 (4.49%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (4.49%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.49%) OWASP
10 6 (3.85%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.85%) Converged Infrastructure
10 6 (3.85%) DevOps
10 6 (3.85%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (3.85%) Open Source
10 6 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.79%) SQL
2 20 (12.82%) C#
3 19 (12.18%) Java
4 15 (9.62%) Bash Shell
4 15 (9.62%) Python
5 13 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.05%) VB
7 10 (6.41%) Perl
8 7 (4.49%) FQL
8 7 (4.49%) Ruby
9 5 (3.21%) C
9 5 (3.21%) PHP
9 5 (3.21%) VBScript
10 3 (1.92%) C++
10 3 (1.92%) Scala
10 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.44%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.77%) Degree
4 9 (5.77%) MCSE
5 6 (3.85%) MCSA
6 5 (3.21%) MCITP
7 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.56%) MCTS
7 4 (2.56%) RHCE
8 3 (1.92%) CCNA
8 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.92%) CISSP
8 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.28%) CISM
9 2 (1.28%) CISMP
10 1 (0.64%) CEH
10 1 (0.64%) GCFA
10 1 (0.64%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 86 (55.13%) Active Directory
2 41 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.74%) vSphere
4 17 (10.90%) Hyper-V
5 11 (7.05%) XenApp
6 10 (6.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.21%) Brightmail
7 5 (3.21%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.56%) UAG
8 4 (2.56%) XenServer
9 3 (1.92%) NFS
9 3 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.92%) Xen
10 2 (1.28%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.28%) Firmware
10 2 (1.28%) Postfix
10 2 (1.28%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.28%) Squid
10 2 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (31.41%) SCCM
2 42 (26.92%) SCOM
3 17 (10.90%) Puppet
4 11 (7.05%) SCOrch
5 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (3.21%) vRealize
8 4 (2.56%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.56%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.92%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.92%) Nessus
9 3 (1.92%) Oozie
9 3 (1.92%) Rundeck
10 2 (1.28%) Ansible
10 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.28%) Nagios
10 2 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 88 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 51 (32.69%) VMware
3 25 (16.03%) Citrix
4 20 (12.82%) HP
5 19 (12.18%) Cisco
6 14 (8.97%) Symantec
7 13 (8.33%) Dell
8 12 (7.69%) IronPort
8 12 (7.69%) Oracle
9 8 (5.13%) NetApp
10 6 (3.85%) IBM
10 6 (3.85%) RightFax
10 6 (3.85%) ServiceNow
11 5 (3.21%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.56%) BMC
12 4 (2.56%) Brocade
12 4 (2.56%) Compaq
12 4 (2.56%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.56%) ThinPrint
13 3 (1.92%) Hortonworks