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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 105 93 102
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 56 74 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.65% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.33% 5.39% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 17
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -58.28%
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
1292 1374 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.98% 30.68% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 873 669
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 30
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £19.15 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -17 26 £319 +1.19% 14
Cheshire +22 16 £350 -22.22%
Merseyside +10 10 £350 -17.64% 2
Lancashire -3 2 £506 +44.64% 5
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 66 (63.46%) Windows
2 49 (47.12%) Microsoft
3 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 32 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 29 (27.88%) VMware
6 27 (25.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (23.08%) Linux
9 23 (22.12%) Python
9 23 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
11 21 (20.19%) MS Excel
11 21 (20.19%) Puppet
12 20 (19.23%) DNS
13 19 (18.27%) Citrix
14 18 (17.31%) SCCM
14 18 (17.31%) Bash Shell
15 17 (16.35%) SharePoint
15 17 (16.35%) SQL
16 16 (15.38%) Finance
17 15 (14.42%) .NET
17 15 (14.42%) Firewall
17 15 (14.42%) Jenkins
17 15 (14.42%) Opscode Chef
18 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (12.50%) Web Services
19 13 (12.50%) DHCP
19 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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 17 (16.35%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.54%) IIS
3 9 (8.65%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 6 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.81%) JBoss
7 4 (3.85%) Apache
8 3 (2.88%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.88%) Confluence
8 3 (2.88%) SAS
8 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.92%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (20.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.77%) Office 365
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.88%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.88%) GitHub
5 3 (2.88%) Route 53
6 2 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.92%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.92%) SoftLayer
6 2 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.23%) DNS
2 15 (14.42%) Firewall
3 13 (12.50%) DHCP
4 11 (10.58%) SSL
5 9 (8.65%) VLAN
6 8 (7.69%) HTTPS
6 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 7 (6.73%) LAN
7 7 (6.73%) SAN
7 7 (6.73%) WAN
8 6 (5.77%) Internet
8 6 (5.77%) VPN
9 4 (3.85%) Skype
9 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.88%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.88%) OpenVPN
11 2 (1.92%) DMZ
11 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.92%) Intranet
11 2 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) MySQL
3 8 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.88%) DataStax
6 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.88%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (14.42%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.62%) GitLab
3 8 (7.69%) MSI
4 7 (6.73%) JIRA
5 6 (5.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (5.77%) Vagrant
6 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.85%) Subversion
7 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.92%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (1.92%) Advertising
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (11.54%) Analyst
2 11 (10.58%) Developer
3 10 (9.62%) Consultant
4 9 (8.65%) Administrator
5 8 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 7 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.73%) Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Security Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.81%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.85%) DBA
9 4 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) .NET
2 13 (12.50%) Web Services
3 8 (7.69%) XML
4 6 (5.77%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.81%) jQuery
6 4 (3.85%) REST
6 4 (3.85%) XSLT
7 3 (2.88%) Autofac
7 3 (2.88%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.88%) JSON
7 3 (2.88%) JSP
7 3 (2.88%) LAMP
7 3 (2.88%) SAML
7 3 (2.88%) SOAP
7 3 (2.88%) Spring
7 3 (2.88%) WAMP
7 3 (2.88%) XSD
8 2 (1.92%) CSS
9 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Wiki
2 7 (6.73%) Clustering
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) PKI
4 5 (4.81%) Replication
5 4 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.85%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.88%) PMI
7 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.96%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.96%) Informatics
8 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (63.46%) Windows
2 32 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 27 (25.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (23.08%) Linux
5 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (8.65%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.65%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.77%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.81%) Unix
11 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.96%) CentOS
13 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (11.54%) ITIL
3 11 (10.58%) ETL
3 11 (10.58%) Migration
4 9 (8.65%) High Availability
4 9 (8.65%) Security Operations
5 8 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 8 (7.69%) TDD
6 7 (6.73%) Database Mirroring
6 7 (6.73%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.77%) DevOps
7 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (4.81%) ERP
8 5 (4.81%) Information Security
8 5 (4.81%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) Python
2 18 (17.31%) Bash Shell
3 17 (16.35%) SQL
4 11 (10.58%) Perl
5 10 (9.62%) Java
5 10 (9.62%) T-SQL
6 9 (8.65%) C#
6 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.81%) PHP
8 5 (4.81%) Ruby
9 4 (3.85%) C
9 4 (3.85%) VBScript
10 3 (2.88%) Scala
10 3 (2.88%) VB
11 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.77%) CISSP
3 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) MCSA
3 5 (4.81%) MCSE
3 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.85%) CEH
4 4 (3.85%) GCFA
4 4 (3.85%) GIAC
4 4 (3.85%) MCITP
4 4 (3.85%) SANS
5 3 (2.88%) CCNA
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.88%) MCTS
5 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.88%) RHCE
6 2 (1.92%) CISM
6 2 (1.92%) CISMP
6 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.81%) SLA
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.73%) vSphere
5 6 (5.77%) XenApp
6 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.88%) UAG
7 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.92%) Firmware
8 2 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.92%) NFS
8 2 (1.92%) Squid
8 2 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.92%) Xen
9 1 (0.96%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.96%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 21 (20.19%) Puppet
2 18 (17.31%) SCCM
3 15 (14.42%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.69%) yum
5 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (4.81%) SCOM
6 5 (4.81%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.85%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.88%) Nessus
8 3 (2.88%) Oozie
8 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.88%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.92%) Ansible
9 2 (1.92%) WSUS
10 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 49 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 29 (27.88%) VMware
3 19 (18.27%) Citrix
4 9 (8.65%) Cisco
4 9 (8.65%) HP
5 6 (5.77%) Oracle
6 4 (3.85%) Altiris
6 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.88%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.88%) Brocade
7 3 (2.88%) Cognos
7 3 (2.88%) Dell
7 3 (2.88%) Endeca
7 3 (2.88%) Hortonworks
7 3 (2.88%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.88%) NetApp
7 3 (2.88%) Qualys
7 3 (2.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.92%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.92%) SaltStack
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