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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 102 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 26 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 1.22% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 3.48% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £223 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.06% -31.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £135 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £36.27 £32.81 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £28.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-4.42% -7.37%
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
1074 949 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.84% 35.19% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 550 562
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 47
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.20 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 10 £378 +179.62% 11
Merseyside -11 6 £273 - 2
Cheshire 0 5 £338 +51.68% 4
Lancashire -12 5 - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 51 (85.00%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) Active Directory
3 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.00%) SCCM
4 20 (33.33%) .NET
5 19 (31.67%) TCP/IP
5 19 (31.67%) DNS
5 19 (31.67%) Clustering
5 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.00%) IIS
7 12 (20.00%) HP
7 12 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 12 (20.00%) VMware
7 12 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 11 (18.33%) DevOps
8 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (18.33%) SQL
9 10 (16.67%) ITIL
9 10 (16.67%) Finance
9 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
10 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
10 9 (15.00%) High Availability
10 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (15.00%) MCSE
10 9 (15.00%) VBScript

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (20.00%) IIS
1 12 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon S3
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) TCP/IP
1 19 (31.67%) DNS
2 9 (15.00%) DHCP
3 6 (10.00%) SAN
3 6 (10.00%) Firewall
4 5 (8.33%) DMZ
5 4 (6.67%) LAN
5 4 (6.67%) WAN
6 3 (5.00%) NAS
7 2 (3.33%) VPN
7 2 (3.33%) Network Security
8 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) HTTP
8 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.33%) MySQL
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.67%) MSI
2 4 (6.67%) AdminStudio
3 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.33%) Ant
4 2 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.33%) NUnit
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.33%) MSTest
5 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.67%) Hudson
5 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.67%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) Xcode
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 6 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) Web Services
3 6 (10.00%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.33%) CSS
5 4 (6.67%) XML
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
6 3 (5.00%) REST
7 2 (3.33%) XML Messaging
7 2 (3.33%) Middleware
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.33%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.67%) WPF
8 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.67%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Clustering
2 6 (10.00%) Replication
2 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (85.00%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.67%) Windows 2000
7 5 (8.33%) Linux
8 4 (6.67%) UNIX
9 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.33%) NetWare
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) DevOps
2 10 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (15.00%) High Availability
3 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
5 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (8.33%) Migration
7 4 (6.67%) Information Security
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.67%) Web Development
8 3 (5.00%) Time Management
8 3 (5.00%) MVC
8 3 (5.00%) TDD
9 2 (3.33%) OO
9 2 (3.33%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) VBScript
3 8 (13.33%) VB
3 8 (13.33%) C#
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) Perl
5 4 (6.67%) Ruby
6 3 (5.00%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) Python
7 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.67%) C
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) VBA
8 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.00%) MCSE
3 8 (13.33%) MCITP
4 6 (10.00%) MCTS
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) CCEE
6 1 (1.67%) CCIA
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCEA
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (51.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (10.00%) XenApp
6 5 (8.33%) DFS Replication
6 5 (8.33%) Firmware
7 4 (6.67%) vSphere
8 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.33%) Docker
10 1 (1.67%) Xen
10 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (1.67%) NFS
10 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) Puppet
3 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.33%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.33%) WMI
4 2 (3.33%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) PureDisk
4 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.33%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.33%) Ansible
4 2 (3.33%) Salt
5 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) Legato
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) HP
2 12 (20.00%) VMware
3 9 (15.00%) Citrix
4 6 (10.00%) AppSense
5 5 (8.33%) Dell
6 3 (5.00%) Veeam
6 3 (5.00%) Veritas
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) Lotus
7 2 (3.33%) Novell
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) webMethods
7 2 (3.33%) Symantec
7 2 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (1.67%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.67%) Wyse
8 1 (1.67%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) NetApp
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