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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 95 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 63 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 1.53% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.52% 4.76% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 17
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -31.42%
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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
1142 967 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 32.20% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 550 467
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.63 £51.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +4 27 £310 -6.41% 11
Cheshire -11 17 £365 +46.00% 4
Lancashire +17 13 £375 -6.25%
Merseyside -11 2 £300 -20.00% 1
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 68 (68.69%) Windows
2 61 (61.62%) Microsoft
3 54 (54.55%) VMware
4 44 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 39 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (30.30%) Citrix
7 28 (28.28%) DNS
8 27 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (23.23%) SQL
9 23 (23.23%) Migration
10 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (22.22%) ITIL
10 22 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 21 (21.21%) VBScript
12 20 (20.20%) HP
13 19 (19.19%) SCCM
14 18 (18.18%) Data Centre
15 17 (17.17%) DHCP
16 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
17 15 (15.15%) XenApp
18 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
18 14 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (14.14%) MCITP
18 14 (14.14%) VMware ESX
18 14 (14.14%) MCSA
19 12 (12.12%) Linux
19 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
19 12 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
20 11 (11.11%) XenDesktop

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.09%) Lync
5 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (7.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (6.06%) IIS
8 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.02%) CMS
9 2 (2.02%) JBoss
9 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.02%) Apache
9 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (4.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (4.04%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.02%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.28%) DNS
2 17 (17.17%) DHCP
3 10 (10.10%) SAN
4 7 (7.07%) Firewall
4 7 (7.07%) NAS
5 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.05%) LAN
5 5 (5.05%) WAN
6 3 (3.03%) VLAN
6 3 (3.03%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.03%) Intranet
6 3 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.02%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.02%) Internet
7 2 (2.02%) Extranet
7 2 (2.02%) DMZ
7 2 (2.02%) SSH
7 2 (2.02%) SMTP
7 2 (2.02%) SNMP
7 2 (2.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.02%) MySQL
3 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) Fiddler
2 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.01%) WiX
3 1 (1.01%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.01%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.01%) Ant
3 1 (1.01%) Toad
General
1 10 (10.10%) Retail
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Front Office
4 2 (2.02%) Law
4 2 (2.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.13%) Consultant
3 10 (10.10%) Architect
4 9 (9.09%) Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Administrator
6 7 (7.07%) Exchange Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Migration Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Project Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) VMware Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Applications Support
10 3 (3.03%) Applications Packager
10 3 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) HTML
3 6 (6.06%) XML
4 5 (5.05%) Middleware
4 5 (5.05%) Application Packaging
5 4 (4.04%) Web Services
6 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.02%) ODBC
7 1 (1.01%) CSS
7 1 (1.01%) MDX
7 1 (1.01%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (5.05%) Replication
4 2 (2.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 68 (68.69%) Windows
2 27 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (12.12%) Linux
5 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.04%) UNIX
8 2 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) Migration
2 22 (22.22%) ITIL
3 8 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.07%) Data Analysis
4 7 (7.07%) Validation
4 7 (7.07%) High Availability
4 7 (7.07%) Server Building
5 6 (6.06%) DevOps
5 6 (6.06%) Time Management
5 6 (6.06%) Information Security
5 6 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.04%) Project Management
6 4 (4.04%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.04%) Open Source
6 4 (4.04%) Software Deployment
6 4 (4.04%) Security Patching
7 3 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.03%) Analytics
7 3 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.03%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.23%) SQL
2 21 (21.21%) VBScript
3 9 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.06%) VB
4 6 (6.06%) Python
5 4 (4.04%) Java
6 3 (3.03%) C
6 3 (3.03%) PHP
6 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.02%) C#
7 2 (2.02%) Ruby
7 2 (2.02%) Perl
8 1 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (14.14%) MCSA
2 14 (14.14%) MCITP
2 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.11%) MCSE
4 9 (9.09%) Degree
5 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.06%) CCNA
7 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.04%) VCDX
8 3 (3.03%) VCP4
8 3 (3.03%) MCP
8 3 (3.03%) CCNP
8 3 (3.03%) VCP5
9 2 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.02%) CCEA
9 2 (2.02%) CCEE
9 2 (2.02%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 44 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 39 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.15%) XenApp
4 14 (14.14%) VMware ESX
5 11 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 11 (11.11%) vSphere
6 9 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (9.09%) XenServer
6 9 (9.09%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.03%) Xen
7 3 (3.03%) NFS
8 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.02%) Firmware
8 2 (2.02%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) SCCM
2 6 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (6.06%) Puppet
3 5 (5.05%) OpenView
4 4 (4.04%) SCVMM
4 4 (4.04%) CFEngine
4 4 (4.04%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.03%) WSUS
5 3 (3.03%) Hyperic
6 2 (2.02%) Ansible
6 2 (2.02%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.02%) SCOM
6 2 (2.02%) MOM
6 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 61 (61.62%) Microsoft
2 54 (54.55%) VMware
3 30 (30.30%) Citrix
4 20 (20.20%) HP
5 7 (7.07%) Symantec
5 7 (7.07%) AppSense
5 7 (7.07%) Veeam
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle
7 5 (5.05%) Veritas
8 4 (4.04%) Cisco
8 4 (4.04%) SaltStack
9 3 (3.03%) Altiris
9 3 (3.03%) Dell
9 3 (3.03%) NetApp
10 2 (2.02%) Lotus
10 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.02%) McAfee
10 2 (2.02%) Sophos
10 2 (2.02%) Wyse
10 2 (2.02%) Stellent
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