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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
England / North West
Rank 86 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 48 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 1.16% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.67% 3.23% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 18
Median daily rate £350 £285 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £149 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £36.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £29.77
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.02%

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
1028 1393 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.27% 35.84% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 894 714
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 65 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.37 £42.36 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester 0 19 £375 +31.57% 14
Cheshire +31 12 £325 +18.18% 1
Merseyside +9 10 £338 -25.00% 4
Lancashire - 3 £320 - 2
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 74 (66.67%) Windows
2 48 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 41 (36.94%) SQL
4 40 (36.04%) SQL Server
5 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
6 27 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (20.72%) C#
7 23 (20.72%) Linux
7 23 (20.72%) Windows Server
8 22 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
9 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (18.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (18.02%) Python
10 20 (18.02%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (16.22%) VBScript
12 17 (15.32%) .NET
12 17 (15.32%) Perl
13 15 (13.51%) Firewall
13 15 (13.51%) T-SQL
13 15 (13.51%) Java
13 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (12.61%) XML
14 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (11.71%) SSL
15 13 (11.71%) ITIL
15 13 (11.71%) Unix
15 13 (11.71%) IIS
15 13 (11.71%) Web Services
15 13 (11.71%) Windows XP

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 13 (11.71%) IIS
2 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.21%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.21%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.31%) Apache
5 6 (5.41%) JBoss
6 5 (4.50%) nginx
7 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle 10gAS
8 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.90%) CMS
10 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.90%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (18.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.11%) Office 365
4 7 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (5.41%) Amazon S3
5 6 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.50%) IaaS
7 3 (2.70%) PaaS
8 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.51%) Firewall
2 13 (11.71%) SSL
3 8 (7.21%) HTTPS
4 7 (6.31%) DNS
4 7 (6.31%) SAN
5 6 (5.41%) VLAN
6 5 (4.50%) DHCP
6 5 (4.50%) Kerberos
6 5 (4.50%) NAS
6 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.60%) VPN
8 3 (2.70%) LAN
8 3 (2.70%) LDAP
8 3 (2.70%) WAN
9 2 (1.80%) FTP
9 2 (1.80%) Intranet
9 2 (1.80%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (8.11%) MongoDB
5 9 (8.11%) NoSQL
6 8 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.41%) MySQL
7 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.70%) Informix
9 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.90%) KNIME
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.21%) MSI
4 7 (6.31%) GitLab
5 6 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.70%) Gradle
6 3 (2.70%) JIRA
6 3 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.70%) Subversion
6 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.80%) Ant
7 2 (1.80%) Maven
7 2 (1.80%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.90%) Hudson
8 1 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (0.90%) Back Office
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Developer
2 17 (15.32%) Consultant
3 14 (12.61%) DBA
3 14 (12.61%) SQL DBA
4 11 (9.91%) Administrator
4 11 (9.91%) Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Monitoring Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Middleware Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.50%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.32%) .NET
2 14 (12.61%) XML
3 13 (11.71%) Web Services
4 10 (9.01%) XSLT
5 9 (8.11%) REST
6 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.31%) Regular Expression
7 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (5.41%) WPF
8 5 (4.50%) jQuery
8 5 (4.50%) Middleware
9 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.70%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.70%) JSON
9 3 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (2.70%) SAML
9 3 (2.70%) SOAP
9 3 (2.70%) Spring
9 3 (2.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Wiki
2 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.41%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (4.50%) Replication
5 4 (3.60%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.70%) Statistics
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) Clustering
8 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.90%) iPad
8 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (20.72%) Linux
2 23 (20.72%) Windows Server
3 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (11.71%) Unix
5 13 (11.71%) Windows XP
6 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.41%) AIX
8 6 (5.41%) HPUX
8 6 (5.41%) Solaris
9 5 (4.50%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.80%) CentOS
10 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.90%) Fedora
11 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.71%) ETL
2 13 (11.71%) ITIL
3 12 (10.81%) Database Mirroring
4 10 (9.01%) MVC
4 10 (9.01%) Release Management
4 10 (9.01%) Service Management
5 9 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (8.11%) High Availability
5 9 (8.11%) TDD
6 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.21%) Security Operations
7 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.31%) Security Architecture
8 6 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (5.41%) DevOps
8 6 (5.41%) OO
8 6 (5.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.94%) SQL
2 23 (20.72%) C#
3 20 (18.02%) Python
4 18 (16.22%) VBScript
5 17 (15.32%) Perl
6 15 (13.51%) Java
6 15 (13.51%) T-SQL
7 10 (9.01%) Bash Shell
8 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.31%) Korn
10 6 (5.41%) Bourne shell
11 3 (2.70%) VB
12 2 (1.80%) C
12 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.80%) Ruby
12 2 (1.80%) VB6
13 1 (0.90%) PHP
13 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Degree
1 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) CEH
3 4 (3.60%) CISSP
3 4 (3.60%) GCFA
3 4 (3.60%) GIAC
3 4 (3.60%) SANS
4 3 (2.70%) MCSA
4 3 (2.70%) MCSE
5 2 (1.80%) CCNA
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.70%) XenApp
5 2 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.80%) Docker
5 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.80%) VMware GSX
5 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.90%) NFS
6 1 (0.90%) Postfix
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) SCCM
1 13 (11.71%) SCOM
2 11 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (9.91%) Puppet
3 8 (7.21%) yum
4 6 (5.41%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (5.41%) Netcool
4 6 (5.41%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.70%) WSUS
6 2 (1.80%) Ansible
6 2 (1.80%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.80%) MOM
6 2 (1.80%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.80%) SCSM
6 2 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.81%) HP
2 12 (10.81%) VMware
3 11 (9.91%) Citrix
4 9 (8.11%) Oracle
5 8 (7.21%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.31%) IBM
7 6 (5.41%) CA
7 6 (5.41%) Cisco
8 4 (3.60%) Altiris
8 4 (3.60%) Cognos
8 4 (3.60%) Hyperion
9 3 (2.70%) IDERA
9 3 (2.70%) NetApp
10 2 (1.80%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.80%) Guidewire
10 2 (1.80%) Lotus
10 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.80%) Symantec
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