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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 82 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 46 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.53% 1.22% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.75% 3.77% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £218 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £348 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £321
% change year-on-year
- +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
969 875 1267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.29% 32.32% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 463 681
Average daily rate £340 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £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 28 24 73
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £39.50
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 30 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 30 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 +3 19 £250 -0.79% 2
Manchester +3 15 £331 -19.69% 6
Lancashire -9 6 £400 +60.00%
Merseyside +1 2 £375 +66.66%
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 80 (74.07%) Windows
2 42 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 42 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (34.26%) SharePoint
4 34 (31.48%) Microsoft
5 31 (28.70%) .NET
6 29 (26.85%) Citrix
7 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (25.93%) SCCM
8 24 (22.22%) VMware
8 24 (22.22%) Clustering
9 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
10 20 (18.52%) SQL
11 19 (17.59%) SAN
12 17 (15.74%) VBScript
12 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
12 17 (15.74%) IronPort
12 17 (15.74%) Release Management
12 17 (15.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (14.81%) Finance
14 15 (13.89%) DNS
14 15 (13.89%) C#
14 15 (13.89%) IIS
14 15 (13.89%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (12.96%) MCSE
15 14 (12.96%) ITIL
15 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
15 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (12.96%) HP
16 13 (12.04%) SQL Server

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 37 (34.26%) SharePoint
2 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (13.89%) IIS
3 15 (13.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.78%) Lync
6 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon S3
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Route 53
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.59%) SAN
2 15 (13.89%) DNS
3 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.19%) LAN
5 10 (9.26%) Firewall
6 7 (6.48%) Wireless
6 7 (6.48%) WAN
6 7 (6.48%) DHCP
7 4 (3.70%) WLAN
7 4 (3.70%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.78%) VPN
9 2 (1.85%) VoIP
10 1 (0.93%) Internet
10 1 (0.93%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.70%) QlikView
4 2 (1.85%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) AdminStudio
2 4 (3.70%) MSI
3 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.93%) Hudson
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Local Government
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.74%) Developer
2 14 (12.96%) SharePoint Developer
3 11 (10.19%) Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Server Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Applications Packager
6 8 (7.41%) Administrator
7 7 (6.48%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) SCCM Administrator
9 5 (4.63%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Network Manager
10 4 (3.70%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.70%) Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Wintel Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Citrix Server Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Citrix Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Project Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.70%) .NET
2 11 (10.19%) HTML
2 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.26%) CSS
3 10 (9.26%) jQuery
3 10 (9.26%) Application Packaging
4 4 (3.70%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) CSS3
5 2 (1.85%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.93%) REST
6 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Clustering
2 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.48%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.63%) Tandem
4 4 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.70%) Taxonomies
4 4 (3.70%) Wiki
4 4 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) e-Health
7 1 (0.93%) Firmware
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (74.07%) Windows
2 42 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
5 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.41%) Solaris
7 5 (4.63%) UNIX
8 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.85%) Linux
10 1 (0.93%) MVS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.74%) Release Management
2 14 (12.96%) ITIL
3 11 (10.19%) Web Development
3 11 (10.19%) Migration
4 10 (9.26%) Change Management
4 10 (9.26%) Load Balancing
4 10 (9.26%) Change Control
5 8 (7.41%) Time Management
6 7 (6.48%) Compatibility Testing
6 7 (6.48%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.63%) Capacity Management
7 5 (4.63%) Project Management
7 5 (4.63%) Information Security
7 5 (4.63%) Workflow
7 5 (4.63%) Server Monitoring
8 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) VBScript
3 15 (13.89%) C#
4 13 (12.04%) VB
5 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.63%) Perl
7 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.85%) C
9 1 (0.93%) JCL
9 1 (0.93%) REXX
9 1 (0.93%) Java
9 1 (0.93%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) MCSE
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.11%) Degree
3 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.41%) MCITP
5 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.48%) MCTS
6 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.63%) CCNA
7 2 (1.85%) PMP
7 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.93%) GPEN
8 1 (0.93%) OSCP
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) GSEC
8 1 (0.93%) CISA
8 1 (0.93%) CISM
8 1 (0.93%) MCP
8 1 (0.93%) RHCE
8 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 42 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 9 (8.33%) XenApp
2 9 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 9 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.48%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (5.56%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.78%) Brightmail
7 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.93%) vSphere
8 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.93%) VMFS
8 1 (0.93%) XenServer
8 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.93%) vCloud
8 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 28 (25.93%) SCCM
2 12 (11.11%) SCOM
3 5 (4.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 5 (4.63%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.93%) Puppet
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 34 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 29 (26.85%) Citrix
3 24 (22.22%) VMware
4 17 (15.74%) IronPort
5 14 (12.96%) HP
6 13 (12.04%) Symantec
7 9 (8.33%) F5
7 9 (8.33%) EMC
8 8 (7.41%) Oracle
9 7 (6.48%) Open Text
9 7 (6.48%) AppSense
9 7 (6.48%) Informatica
9 7 (6.48%) Siebel
10 6 (5.56%) CA
10 6 (5.56%) McAfee
11 4 (3.70%) Cisco
11 4 (3.70%) Business Objects
12 3 (2.78%) Remedy
13 2 (1.85%) Dell
13 2 (1.85%) Kofax
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