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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 116 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 42 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.56% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 5.13% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 22
Median daily rate £328 £323 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% +5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
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
1334 1150 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.44% 30.37% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 741 538
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +59.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.13 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -9 21 £330 +6.45% 11
Merseyside +6 9 - - 6
Cheshire -7 7 £315 +6.77% 6
Lancashire -16 2 £330 -12.00%
Cumbria - 1 £250 -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 112 (69.57%) Windows
2 95 (59.01%) Microsoft
3 88 (54.66%) Active Directory
4 76 (47.20%) Windows Server
5 72 (44.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (33.54%) VMware
7 51 (31.68%) SCCM
8 46 (28.57%) SharePoint
9 45 (27.95%) Security Cleared
10 42 (26.09%) Migration
10 42 (26.09%) Software Engineering
11 40 (24.84%) MS Exchange
11 40 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (24.84%) SCOM
12 39 (24.22%) Test Automation
12 39 (24.22%) Skype for Business
13 37 (22.98%) Linux
14 35 (21.74%) SC Cleared
15 33 (20.50%) Skype
16 30 (18.63%) DNS
16 30 (18.63%) SQL Server
16 30 (18.63%) MS Office
17 29 (18.01%) SQL
17 29 (18.01%) Data Migration
18 28 (17.39%) MS Excel
19 27 (16.77%) .NET
20 26 (16.15%) SharePoint 2013
21 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
22 24 (14.91%) Citrix

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 46 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 40 (24.84%) MS Exchange
3 39 (24.22%) Skype for Business
4 26 (16.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 19 (11.80%) IIS
6 15 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (4.35%) Apache
10 6 (3.73%) JBoss
10 6 (3.73%) Tomcat
11 4 (2.48%) Confluence
12 3 (1.86%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.86%) SAS
12 3 (1.86%) WebLogic
13 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (18.63%) MS Office
2 28 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.07%) Office 365
4 10 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.35%) IaaS
6 6 (3.73%) PaaS
7 4 (2.48%) SoftLayer
8 3 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.86%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.86%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.86%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.86%) GitHub
8 3 (1.86%) Route 53
9 2 (1.24%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.24%) SaaS
9 2 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.50%) Skype
2 30 (18.63%) DNS
3 20 (12.42%) DHCP
4 18 (11.18%) SAN
5 12 (7.45%) Firewall
5 12 (7.45%) Internet
6 10 (6.21%) VLAN
7 8 (4.97%) SSL
7 8 (4.97%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.97%) WAN
8 7 (4.35%) LAN
9 5 (3.11%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (2.48%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.48%) VoIP
10 4 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.86%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.86%) SMTP
11 3 (1.86%) VPN
12 2 (1.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.21%) MySQL
4 8 (4.97%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.86%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.86%) DataStax
8 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.62%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (8.07%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.35%) GitLab
3 7 (4.35%) JIRA
3 7 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 6 (3.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (3.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.11%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.11%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.48%) MSI
6 4 (2.48%) Subversion
7 3 (1.86%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.24%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.24%) Gradle
8 2 (1.24%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.24%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.24%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.24%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.24%) WiX
General
1 18 (11.18%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Banking
3 6 (3.73%) Law
4 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (14.91%) Architect
2 12 (7.45%) Consultant
3 11 (6.83%) Designer
4 10 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (6.21%) Support Engineer
5 8 (4.97%) Analyst
5 8 (4.97%) Developer
5 8 (4.97%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Exchange Specialist
6 7 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Administrator
7 6 (3.73%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) Server Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) VMware Specialist
8 5 (3.11%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (2.48%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.77%) .NET
2 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.97%) .NET Framework
3 8 (4.97%) Web Services
4 7 (4.35%) CAML
5 5 (3.11%) jQuery
6 4 (2.48%) CSS
6 4 (2.48%) LAMP
6 4 (2.48%) REST
6 4 (2.48%) WAMP
6 4 (2.48%) XML
7 3 (1.86%) HTML
7 3 (1.86%) JSP
8 2 (1.24%) Autofac
8 2 (1.24%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.24%) JSON
8 2 (1.24%) SAML
8 2 (1.24%) SOAP
8 2 (1.24%) Spring
8 2 (1.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Clustering
2 7 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.73%) PKI
4 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.48%) Wiki
5 3 (1.86%) PMI
6 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.62%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
7 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (69.57%) Windows
2 76 (47.20%) Windows Server
3 72 (44.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (22.98%) Linux
5 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (13.66%) Windows 10
7 19 (11.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.73%) Unix
11 3 (1.86%) CentOS
12 2 (1.24%) AIX
12 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.09%) Migration
1 42 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 39 (24.22%) Test Automation
3 29 (18.01%) Data Migration
4 19 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.94%) ITIL
6 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.35%) Application Packaging
7 7 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.35%) ERP
7 7 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.35%) OWASP
7 7 (4.35%) Project Management
7 7 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (3.73%) Capacity Management
8 6 (3.73%) Data Management
8 6 (3.73%) DevOps
8 6 (3.73%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (3.73%) Identity Management
8 6 (3.73%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.01%) SQL
2 18 (11.18%) C#
2 18 (11.18%) Java
3 17 (10.56%) Bash Shell
3 17 (10.56%) Python
4 12 (7.45%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.83%) VB
6 9 (5.59%) Perl
7 7 (4.35%) Ruby
8 6 (3.73%) C
8 6 (3.73%) FQL
9 5 (3.11%) PHP
9 5 (3.11%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.11%) VBScript
10 3 (1.86%) C++
10 3 (1.86%) Scala
11 2 (1.24%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (27.95%) Security Cleared
2 35 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.59%) Degree
5 8 (4.97%) MCSE
6 7 (4.35%) MCSA
7 5 (3.11%) MCITP
8 4 (2.48%) CCNA
8 4 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.48%) MCTS
8 4 (2.48%) RHCE
8 4 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.86%) CISSP
9 3 (1.86%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.24%) CISM
10 2 (1.24%) CISMP
11 1 (0.62%) CEH
11 1 (0.62%) GCFA
11 1 (0.62%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 88 (54.66%) Active Directory
2 40 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (13.66%) vSphere
4 16 (9.94%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.83%) XenApp
6 9 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.48%) NFS
7 4 (2.48%) UAG
7 4 (2.48%) Xen
8 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.24%) Brightmail
9 2 (1.24%) Firmware
9 2 (1.24%) Postfix
9 2 (1.24%) Squid
9 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.24%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.24%) XenServer
10 1 (0.62%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 51 (31.68%) SCCM
2 40 (24.84%) SCOM
3 19 (11.80%) Puppet
4 10 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.59%) SCOrch
6 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (3.11%) vRealize
8 4 (2.48%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.48%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.48%) yum
9 3 (1.86%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.86%) Nessus
9 3 (1.86%) Oozie
9 3 (1.86%) Rundeck
9 3 (1.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.24%) Ansible
10 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (59.01%) Microsoft
2 54 (33.54%) VMware
3 24 (14.91%) Citrix
4 20 (12.42%) Cisco
5 17 (10.56%) HP
6 11 (6.83%) Dell
6 11 (6.83%) Oracle
7 10 (6.21%) Symantec
8 9 (5.59%) NetApp
9 8 (4.97%) IronPort
10 7 (4.35%) IBM
11 6 (3.73%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.11%) Atlassian
12 5 (3.11%) RightFax
13 4 (2.48%) BMC
13 4 (2.48%) Brocade
13 4 (2.48%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.86%) EMC
14 3 (1.86%) Endeca
14 3 (1.86%) Intel Security
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