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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 117 83 98
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +15
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 27 48 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.76% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 4.84% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 10
Average daily rate
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£321 £263 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.23% -37.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £351 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 £34.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -4.27%
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
1113 991 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 36.25% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 557 422
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -10 11 £378 +179.62% 9
Cheshire -10 3 £380 +70.78% 5
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (77.59%) Windows
2 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
3 20 (34.48%) SCCM
4 18 (31.03%) VMware
5 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (27.59%) Citrix
7 15 (25.86%) HP
7 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (24.14%) DNS
8 14 (24.14%) ITIL
9 13 (22.41%) SQL
10 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
10 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
11 11 (18.97%) DHCP
11 11 (18.97%) VBScript
11 11 (18.97%) Clustering
11 11 (18.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (17.24%) XenApp
12 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
13 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (13.79%) Dell
14 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
14 8 (13.79%) VB
14 8 (13.79%) IIS
14 8 (13.79%) Windows 2000
14 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
1 8 (13.79%) IIS
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Node.js
4 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) DNS
2 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
3 11 (18.97%) DHCP
4 6 (10.34%) DMZ
4 6 (10.34%) Firewall
5 4 (6.90%) LAN
5 4 (6.90%) WAN
5 4 (6.90%) SAN
6 3 (5.17%) NAS
7 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.45%) Network Security
7 2 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (1.72%) HTTP
8 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.72%) VLAN
8 1 (1.72%) LDAP
8 1 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.45%) MySQL
6 1 (1.72%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MSI
2 4 (6.90%) AdminStudio
3 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.45%) MSTest
4 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) Ant
4 2 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.45%) Toad
4 2 (3.45%) NUnit
4 2 (3.45%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.72%) Subversion
5 1 (1.72%) JIRA
5 1 (1.72%) Hudson
5 1 (1.72%) WiX
5 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Administrator
4 6 (10.34%) Applications Packager
4 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.17%) DBA
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
1 7 (12.07%) Application Packaging
2 5 (8.62%) CSS
2 5 (8.62%) HTML
3 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (3.45%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.45%) Middleware
4 2 (3.45%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.72%) ADSI
5 1 (1.72%) SOAP
5 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Clustering
2 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (10.34%) Replication
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (77.59%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.79%) Windows 2000
6 5 (8.62%) Linux
7 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.45%) NetWare
8 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.45%) UNIX
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 8 (13.79%) High Availability
3 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (13.79%) DevOps
4 7 (12.07%) Migration
5 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.62%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.90%) Time Management
6 4 (6.90%) Web Development
7 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.45%) Content Management
8 2 (3.45%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.45%) TDD
8 2 (3.45%) Scrum
8 2 (3.45%) Information Security
8 2 (3.45%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) VBScript
3 8 (13.79%) VB
4 6 (10.34%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) Python
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.07%) MCSE
3 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) MCITP
4 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) CCEE
5 2 (3.45%) CCIA
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.45%) CCEA
5 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.72%) MCTS
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCSA
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 10 (17.24%) XenApp
5 8 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (12.07%) XenDesktop
6 7 (12.07%) vSphere
7 6 (10.34%) DFS Replication
7 6 (10.34%) Firmware
8 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
8 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (5.17%) XenServer
10 2 (3.45%) Docker
10 2 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (3.45%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.72%) Xen
11 1 (1.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) SCVMM
2 6 (10.34%) Puppet
3 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.45%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.45%) Ansible
4 2 (3.45%) Salt
4 2 (3.45%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.45%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.45%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.45%) PureDisk
4 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.45%) WMI
5 1 (1.72%) WSUS
5 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.72%) Legato
Vendors
1 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.03%) VMware
3 16 (27.59%) Citrix
4 15 (25.86%) HP
5 8 (13.79%) Dell
6 7 (12.07%) AppSense
7 6 (10.34%) Oracle
8 3 (5.17%) Veeam
8 3 (5.17%) Veritas
9 2 (3.45%) Lotus
9 2 (3.45%) webMethods
9 2 (3.45%) Symantec
9 2 (3.45%) McAfee
9 2 (3.45%) Wyse
9 2 (3.45%) Stellent
9 2 (3.45%) Novell
9 2 (3.45%) Cisco
9 2 (3.45%) Compaq
10 1 (1.72%) EMC
10 1 (1.72%) NetApp
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