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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 66 120 81
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -39
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 108 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.76% 0.84% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.09% 2.64% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 24
Median daily rate £425 £230 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.78% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £21.00 £28.75 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% -7.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £26.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+42.30% -11.86%
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
1335 1173 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.09% 31.84% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 759 533
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £46.09 £40.00
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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Cheshire +40 66 £441 +100.45% 1
Manchester -7 20 £325 -13.33% 8
Merseyside +6 13 £325 +13.04% 2
Lancashire -2 1 £330 +43.47%
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 1
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 109 (68.13%) Windows
2 88 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 86 (53.75%) Active Directory
4 75 (46.88%) Windows Server
5 71 (44.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (30.63%) SCCM
7 48 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 48 (30.00%) VMware
8 45 (28.13%) Security Cleared
9 44 (27.50%) Migration
10 41 (25.63%) SCOM
11 40 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 39 (24.38%) Test Automation
13 38 (23.75%) SQL
13 38 (23.75%) Software Engineering
14 36 (22.50%) Skype for Business
15 35 (21.88%) SC Cleared
15 35 (21.88%) Linux
16 33 (20.63%) .NET
17 32 (20.00%) SQL Server
18 31 (19.38%) Skype
19 29 (18.13%) Data Migration
20 28 (17.50%) MS Office
21 27 (16.88%) IIS
22 26 (16.25%) SharePoint 2013
23 25 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
23 25 (15.63%) DNS
24 23 (14.38%) Citrix
25 22 (13.75%) MS Excel

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 48 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 40 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 36 (22.50%) Skype for Business
4 27 (16.88%) IIS
5 26 (16.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (5.63%) Apache
8 9 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (5.00%) Tomcat
10 7 (4.38%) JBoss
11 6 (3.75%) Confluence
12 5 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (1.88%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.88%) SAS
13 3 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
14 2 (1.25%) OpenStack
14 2 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
15 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (17.50%) MS Office
2 22 (13.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.00%) Office 365
3 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.63%) IaaS
5 8 (5.00%) PaaS
6 3 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.88%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.88%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.88%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.88%) GitHub
6 3 (1.88%) Route 53
6 3 (1.88%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.25%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.38%) Skype
2 25 (15.63%) DNS
3 17 (10.63%) SAN
4 15 (9.38%) DHCP
5 13 (8.13%) Internet
6 7 (4.38%) VoIP
7 6 (3.75%) SSL
8 4 (2.50%) SMTP
9 3 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.88%) Firewall
9 3 (1.88%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.88%) OpenVPN
9 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.88%) VLAN
10 2 (1.25%) DMZ
10 2 (1.25%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.25%) VPN
10 2 (1.25%) WAN
11 1 (0.63%) FTP
11 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.25%) MySQL
4 9 (5.63%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.88%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.88%) DataStax
9 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.88%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.88%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 2 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.63%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 12 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.63%) JIRA
3 7 (4.38%) Vagrant
4 6 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.75%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (3.13%) GitLab
5 5 (3.13%) MSI
5 5 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.13%) WiX
6 4 (2.50%) Subversion
6 4 (2.50%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.25%) Gradle
7 2 (1.25%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.25%) JUnit
7 2 (1.25%) NUnit
7 2 (1.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (11.25%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Banking
3 6 (3.75%) Law
4 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (13.75%) Architect
2 17 (10.63%) Analyst
3 12 (7.50%) Consultant
4 11 (6.88%) Designer
5 10 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.63%) Server Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Developer
7 8 (5.00%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.38%) Exchange Specialist
8 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Exchange Consultant
10 5 (3.13%) VMware Specialist
11 4 (2.50%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.63%) .NET
2 11 (6.88%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.63%) Web Services
4 8 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.00%) CAML
5 6 (3.75%) Software Packaging
5 6 (3.75%) XML
6 5 (3.13%) CSS
6 5 (3.13%) jQuery
7 4 (2.50%) HTML
7 4 (2.50%) LAMP
7 4 (2.50%) WAMP
8 3 (1.88%) JSP
8 3 (1.88%) REST
9 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.25%) Autofac
9 2 (1.25%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.25%) SAML
9 2 (1.25%) SOAP
9 2 (1.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.63%) Clustering
2 7 (4.38%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.38%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.13%) PKI
5 4 (2.50%) Wiki
6 3 (1.88%) PMI
7 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.63%) iPad
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 109 (68.13%) Windows
2 75 (46.88%) Windows Server
3 71 (44.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (21.88%) Linux
5 25 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (13.13%) Windows 10
7 20 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.00%) Unix
9 7 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.50%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.25%) AIX
11 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.50%) Migration
2 39 (24.38%) Test Automation
3 38 (23.75%) Software Engineering
4 29 (18.13%) Data Migration
5 18 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (11.25%) ITIL
6 10 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.63%) Project Management
8 7 (4.38%) Application Packaging
8 7 (4.38%) Data Protection
8 7 (4.38%) DevOps
8 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (4.38%) OWASP
9 6 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.75%) Converged Infrastructure
9 6 (3.75%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (3.75%) Identity Management
9 6 (3.75%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.75%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.75%) SQL
2 21 (13.13%) Java
3 20 (12.50%) C#
4 16 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 15 (9.38%) Python
6 14 (8.75%) JavaScript
7 13 (8.13%) VB
8 9 (5.63%) Perl
9 8 (5.00%) Ruby
10 7 (4.38%) FQL
10 7 (4.38%) VBScript
11 5 (3.13%) C
11 5 (3.13%) PHP
12 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.88%) C++
13 3 (1.88%) Scala
13 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 35 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.63%) MCSE
5 8 (5.00%) Degree
6 6 (3.75%) MCSA
7 5 (3.13%) MCITP
8 4 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.50%) MCTS
8 4 (2.50%) RHCE
9 3 (1.88%) CCNA
9 3 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.88%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.25%) CISM
10 2 (1.25%) CISMP
10 2 (1.25%) CISSP
11 1 (0.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 86 (53.75%) Active Directory
2 40 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (13.75%) vSphere
4 17 (10.63%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.88%) XenApp
6 10 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.13%) Brightmail
8 4 (2.50%) UAG
8 4 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.50%) XenServer
9 3 (1.88%) NFS
9 3 (1.88%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.88%) Xen
10 2 (1.25%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.25%) Firmware
10 2 (1.25%) Postfix
10 2 (1.25%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.25%) Squid
10 2 (1.25%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (30.63%) SCCM
2 41 (25.63%) SCOM
3 18 (11.25%) Puppet
4 11 (6.88%) SCOrch
5 9 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (3.13%) vRealize
8 4 (2.50%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.50%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.88%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.88%) Ansible
9 3 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.88%) Nessus
9 3 (1.88%) Oozie
9 3 (1.88%) Rundeck
10 2 (1.25%) EdgeSight
10 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.25%) yum
Vendors
1 88 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 48 (30.00%) VMware
3 23 (14.38%) Citrix
4 20 (12.50%) HP
5 16 (10.00%) Cisco
6 15 (9.38%) Oracle
7 14 (8.75%) Symantec
8 13 (8.13%) Dell
9 12 (7.50%) IronPort
10 8 (5.00%) NetApp
11 6 (3.75%) IBM
11 6 (3.75%) RightFax
11 6 (3.75%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.13%) Atlassian
13 4 (2.50%) BMC
13 4 (2.50%) Brocade
13 4 (2.50%) Compaq
13 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.50%) ThinPrint
14 3 (1.88%) Endeca
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