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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 128 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 25 50 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 1.73% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.17% 5.07% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £223 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £351 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.57% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.47 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +9.82%
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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
1151 986 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.11% 34.11% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 561 400
Average daily rate £351 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.06 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +33.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £15.25 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 March 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
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 31 March 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
Manchester -8 10 £400 +45.45% 11
Cheshire -15 4 £450 +102.24% 6
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (78.57%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 21 (37.50%) VMware
4 21 (37.50%) SCCM
5 20 (35.71%) Citrix
6 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (28.57%) DNS
7 16 (28.57%) SQL
8 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (25.00%) ITIL
10 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
10 13 (23.21%) DHCP
10 13 (23.21%) HP
10 13 (23.21%) XenApp
11 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
11 12 (21.43%) VBScript
12 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
12 11 (19.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
15 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (14.29%) vSphere
15 8 (14.29%) Application Packaging
15 8 (14.29%) High Availability
15 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (14.29%) AppSense
15 8 (14.29%) Clustering
15 8 (14.29%) Migration

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
1 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.93%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Lync
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Node.js
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) DNS
2 13 (23.21%) DHCP
3 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
4 8 (14.29%) Firewall
5 6 (10.71%) DMZ
6 4 (7.14%) LAN
6 4 (7.14%) WAN
7 3 (5.36%) SAN
7 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
7 3 (5.36%) NAS
8 2 (3.57%) Network Security
9 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.79%) VLAN
9 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.79%) LDAP
9 1 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) Event Store
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MSI
2 4 (7.14%) AdminStudio
3 3 (5.36%) Fiddler
4 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.57%) Toad
4 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.79%) Ant
5 1 (1.79%) MSTest
5 1 (1.79%) Hudson
5 1 (1.79%) WiX
5 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.79%) NUnit
5 1 (1.79%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.36%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 7 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) DBA
6 3 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) CSS
2 4 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.36%) jQuery
4 2 (3.57%) Middleware
4 2 (3.57%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.79%) ODBC
5 1 (1.79%) ADSI
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Clustering
2 6 (10.71%) Replication
2 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.71%) Windows 2000
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.93%) Linux
7 2 (3.57%) UNIX
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) ITIL
2 11 (19.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (14.29%) Migration
3 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.29%) High Availability
3 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (10.71%) DevOps
5 5 (8.93%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Time Management
6 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.36%) Web Development
7 3 (5.36%) Project Management
7 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.57%) Database Tuning
8 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.57%) Scrum
8 2 (3.57%) Information Security
8 2 (3.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) VBScript
3 6 (10.71%) VB
4 5 (8.93%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) Java
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby
6 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) MCSE
2 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) MCITP
5 3 (5.36%) MCSA
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (5.36%) CCEA
5 3 (5.36%) CCEE
5 3 (5.36%) CCIA
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
1 1 (1.79%) QA
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (23.21%) XenApp
4 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 10 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (14.29%) vSphere
7 7 (12.50%) XenDesktop
8 6 (10.71%) DFS Replication
8 6 (10.71%) Firmware
9 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
10 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (5.36%) XenServer
11 3 (5.36%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.79%) NFS
12 1 (1.79%) Xen
12 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) SCCM
2 6 (10.71%) SCVMM
3 5 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.93%) Puppet
4 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.57%) Ansible
4 2 (3.57%) Salt
4 2 (3.57%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.57%) PureDisk
4 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.57%) WMI
4 2 (3.57%) WSUS
5 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (37.50%) VMware
3 20 (35.71%) Citrix
4 13 (23.21%) HP
5 8 (14.29%) AppSense
5 8 (14.29%) Dell
6 6 (10.71%) Oracle
7 3 (5.36%) Veeam
7 3 (5.36%) Veritas
7 3 (5.36%) Wyse
8 2 (3.57%) Stellent
8 2 (3.57%) webMethods
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) McAfee
8 2 (3.57%) Cisco
8 2 (3.57%) Compaq
9 1 (1.79%) NetApp
9 1 (1.79%) Siemens
9 1 (1.79%) Sun
9 1 (1.79%) Sophos
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £230 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago