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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 114 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 30 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 1.41% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 4.01% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 16
Average daily rate
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£331 £135 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+145.37% -58.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £135 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £306 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £34.06 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +62.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +37.93%
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
1113 997 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.45% 35.20% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 551 623
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 52
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.93 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -12 13 £370 +174.07% 8
Cheshire +4 9 £375 - 2
Merseyside -5 6 £273 - 1
Lancashire -24 2 - -
Cumbria - - - -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 55 (77.46%) Windows
2 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
3 25 (35.21%) .NET
4 23 (32.39%) Clustering
4 23 (32.39%) SCCM
5 22 (30.99%) SharePoint
5 22 (30.99%) TCP/IP
5 22 (30.99%) DNS
6 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
6 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
8 14 (19.72%) IIS
8 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (18.31%) SQL
9 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (18.31%) HP
10 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
10 12 (16.90%) DevOps
11 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (15.49%) Load Balancing
11 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (15.49%) MCSE
11 11 (15.49%) Finance
12 10 (14.08%) VMware
12 10 (14.08%) Web Services
12 10 (14.08%) DHCP
12 10 (14.08%) MCITP
12 10 (14.08%) High Availability
13 9 (12.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (12.68%) Windows 7

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 22 (30.99%) SharePoint
2 14 (19.72%) IIS
3 9 (12.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (11.27%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (11.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.45%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (8.45%) Amazon S3
2 6 (8.45%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) TCP/IP
1 22 (30.99%) DNS
2 10 (14.08%) DHCP
3 7 (9.86%) SAN
4 6 (8.45%) Firewall
5 5 (7.04%) DMZ
6 4 (5.63%) LAN
6 4 (5.63%) WAN
7 3 (4.23%) NAS
8 2 (2.82%) VPN
8 2 (2.82%) Network Security
9 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.41%) VLAN
9 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.41%) LDAP
9 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (8.45%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.82%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.82%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.63%) MSI
2 4 (5.63%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.82%) NUnit
3 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.82%) Ant
3 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) MSTest
4 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.41%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.41%) Xcode
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Developer
2 8 (11.27%) Administrator
2 8 (11.27%) Consultant
3 7 (9.86%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Applications Packager
4 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) SharePoint Administrator
4 6 (8.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Wintel Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (2.82%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Wintel Support
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) Web Services
3 6 (8.45%) HTML
3 6 (8.45%) Application Packaging
4 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.63%) CSS
5 4 (5.63%) jQuery
6 3 (4.23%) REST
6 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.82%) Middleware
7 2 (2.82%) XML
7 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.82%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (2.82%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.41%) WPF
8 1 (1.41%) SOAP
8 1 (1.41%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.39%) Clustering
2 6 (8.45%) Replication
2 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (77.46%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.86%) Windows 2000
7 5 (7.04%) UNIX
7 5 (7.04%) Linux
8 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.82%) NetWare
9 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) DevOps
2 11 (15.49%) Load Balancing
3 10 (14.08%) High Availability
4 9 (12.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.27%) ITIL
5 8 (11.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.86%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.45%) Release Management
8 5 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.04%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (7.04%) Migration
8 5 (7.04%) Information Security
9 4 (5.63%) MVC
9 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.63%) Web Development
10 3 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (4.23%) Security Architecture
10 3 (4.23%) Time Management
10 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) VBScript
3 8 (11.27%) C#
4 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.86%) VB
5 5 (7.04%) Perl
6 3 (4.23%) Ruby
6 3 (4.23%) C
6 3 (4.23%) Java
7 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.82%) Python
8 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.41%) PHP
8 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (15.49%) MCSE
3 10 (14.08%) MCITP
4 8 (11.27%) MCTS
5 1 (1.41%) CCEE
5 1 (1.41%) CCIA
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CCEA
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (8.45%) XenApp
5 5 (7.04%) DFS Replication
5 5 (7.04%) Firmware
6 4 (5.63%) vSphere
7 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.82%) Docker
9 1 (1.41%) Xen
9 1 (1.41%) NFS
9 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (32.39%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) SCVMM
3 5 (7.04%) Puppet
4 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.23%) SCOM
6 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.82%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (2.82%) WMI
6 2 (2.82%) PureDisk
6 2 (2.82%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.82%) Ansible
6 2 (2.82%) Salt
6 2 (2.82%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.41%) WSUS
7 1 (1.41%) Legato
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.31%) HP
3 10 (14.08%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Citrix
5 6 (8.45%) AppSense
6 5 (7.04%) Dell
7 3 (4.23%) Veeam
7 3 (4.23%) Veritas
7 3 (4.23%) McAfee
8 2 (2.82%) Novell
8 2 (2.82%) Lotus
9 1 (1.41%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.41%) NetApp
9 1 (1.41%) EMC
9 1 (1.41%) Wyse
9 1 (1.41%) Remedy
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