The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 83 93 98
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 47 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 1.31% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.96% 4.02% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 7
Average daily rate
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£318 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £226 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.15% -7.14%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
947 870 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.20% 32.58% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 460 677
Average daily rate £338 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 73
Average hourly rate £24.25 £37.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +45.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.64 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Cheshire +1 18 £248 -14.21% 1
Manchester +5 15 £344 -19.11% 6
Lancashire -8 7 £325 +30.10%
Merseyside +5 3 £375 +66.66%
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PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 79 (73.83%) Windows
2 42 (39.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (38.32%) Active Directory
4 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.64%) SharePoint
5 30 (28.04%) .NET
6 29 (27.10%) Citrix
7 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (25.23%) SCCM
9 24 (22.43%) VMware
10 23 (21.50%) Clustering
10 23 (21.50%) Windows 7
11 20 (18.69%) SQL
12 18 (16.82%) VBScript
12 18 (16.82%) SAN
13 17 (15.89%) MS Exchange
13 17 (15.89%) IronPort
13 17 (15.89%) Release Management
14 16 (14.95%) Finance
14 16 (14.95%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (14.02%) C#
15 15 (14.02%) IIS
15 15 (14.02%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (13.08%) VB
16 14 (13.08%) ITIL
16 14 (13.08%) MCSE
16 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (13.08%) HP
16 14 (13.08%) DNS
17 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (33.64%) SharePoint
2 17 (15.89%) MS Exchange
3 16 (14.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (14.02%) IIS
4 15 (14.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (8.41%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.80%) Lync
7 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon S3
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Route 53
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) SAN
2 14 (13.08%) DNS
3 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.28%) LAN
5 10 (9.35%) Firewall
6 7 (6.54%) Wireless
6 7 (6.54%) WAN
7 6 (5.61%) DHCP
8 4 (3.74%) WLAN
8 4 (3.74%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.80%) VPN
10 2 (1.87%) VoIP
11 1 (0.93%) DMZ
11 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.74%) QlikView
4 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.87%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) AdminStudio
2 5 (4.67%) MSI
3 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.93%) Hudson
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.93%) Subversion
5 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Local Government
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Developer
2 13 (12.15%) SharePoint Developer
3 11 (10.28%) Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Applications Packager
4 10 (9.35%) Server Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Administrator
6 7 (6.54%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) SCCM Administrator
8 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.74%) Network Manager
9 4 (3.74%) Messaging Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Citrix Server Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Project Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Citrix Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.04%) .NET
2 11 (10.28%) Application Packaging
3 10 (9.35%) jQuery
3 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.35%) HTML
4 9 (8.41%) CSS
5 4 (3.74%) Web Services
6 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.87%) HTML5
6 2 (1.87%) REST
6 2 (1.87%) CSS3
7 1 (0.93%) Autofac
7 1 (0.93%) JSON
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.93%) XML
7 1 (0.93%) XSD
7 1 (0.93%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.50%) Clustering
2 7 (6.54%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.67%) Tandem
4 4 (3.74%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.74%) Taxonomies
4 4 (3.74%) Wiki
4 4 (3.74%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Firmware
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 79 (73.83%) Windows
2 42 (39.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (21.50%) Windows 7
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.48%) Solaris
7 4 (3.74%) UNIX
8 3 (2.80%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.87%) Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) Release Management
2 14 (13.08%) ITIL
3 11 (10.28%) Migration
4 10 (9.35%) Change Management
4 10 (9.35%) Web Development
4 10 (9.35%) Load Balancing
4 10 (9.35%) Change Control
5 7 (6.54%) Time Management
5 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
5 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.54%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (4.67%) Workflow
6 5 (4.67%) Project Management
6 5 (4.67%) Capacity Management
6 5 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (4.67%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (3.74%) Product Management
7 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.74%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) SQL
2 18 (16.82%) VBScript
3 15 (14.02%) C#
4 14 (13.08%) VB
5 8 (7.48%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.74%) Perl
6 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.87%) C
8 1 (0.93%) Java
8 1 (0.93%) REXX
8 1 (0.93%) JCL
8 1 (0.93%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) MCSE
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.21%) Degree
3 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.48%) MCITP
5 7 (6.54%) MCTS
5 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.67%) CCNA
7 2 (1.87%) PMP
7 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.93%) CISA
8 1 (0.93%) CISM
8 1 (0.93%) GSEC
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
8 1 (0.93%) CCNP
8 1 (0.93%) MCP
8 1 (0.93%) RHCE
8 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 41 (38.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (8.41%) XenApp
3 9 (8.41%) XenDesktop
3 9 (8.41%) VMware ESX
4 8 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.54%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (5.61%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.80%) Brightmail
8 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.93%) vCloud
9 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.93%) vSphere
9 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.93%) VMFS
9 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (25.23%) SCCM
2 11 (10.28%) SCOM
3 5 (4.67%) SCVMM
3 5 (4.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 29 (27.10%) Citrix
3 24 (22.43%) VMware
4 17 (15.89%) IronPort
5 14 (13.08%) HP
6 13 (12.15%) Symantec
7 9 (8.41%) EMC
7 9 (8.41%) F5
8 8 (7.48%) Oracle
9 7 (6.54%) Siebel
9 7 (6.54%) Informatica
9 7 (6.54%) Open Text
9 7 (6.54%) AppSense
10 6 (5.61%) CA
11 5 (4.67%) McAfee
12 4 (3.74%) Cisco
12 4 (3.74%) Business Objects
13 3 (2.80%) Remedy
14 2 (1.87%) Kofax
14 2 (1.87%) Dell
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