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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 105 87 95
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 47 79 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 1.88% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.50% 5.86% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 17
Median daily rate £325 £329 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% +5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £214 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+43.15% +3.26%
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
1344 1348 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 38.35% 32.12% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 846 596
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £21.50 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 29 August 2016.

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 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 25 £325 +4.83% 11
Cheshire +9 10 £263 -28.08% 4
Merseyside +10 8 £350 +16.66% 2
Lancashire -15 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 £250 -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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.

1 112 (72.73%) Windows
2 89 (57.79%) Microsoft
3 78 (50.65%) Active Directory
4 73 (47.40%) Windows Server
5 67 (43.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (33.77%) SCCM
7 49 (31.82%) VMware
8 45 (29.22%) Security Cleared
9 42 (27.27%) Software Engineering
9 42 (27.27%) SharePoint
10 40 (25.97%) Linux
11 39 (25.32%) Migration
11 39 (25.32%) SCOM
11 39 (25.32%) Test Automation
12 35 (22.73%) SC Cleared
13 34 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (21.43%) Skype for Business
14 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
15 31 (20.13%) MS Excel
16 29 (18.83%) Data Migration
16 29 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
16 29 (18.83%) Skype
17 28 (18.18%) MS Office
18 26 (16.88%) .NET
18 26 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (16.88%) SharePoint 2013
19 25 (16.23%) Puppet
20 24 (15.58%) SQL Server
20 24 (15.58%) DNS
21 23 (14.94%) Python

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 42 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 33 (21.43%) Skype for Business
3 26 (16.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (11.69%) IIS
5 7 (4.55%) Apache
6 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.90%) JBoss
6 6 (3.90%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.60%) Confluence
9 3 (1.95%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.95%) SAS
9 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.30%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.65%) CMS
11 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (20.13%) MS Excel
2 28 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (5.19%) Office 365
4 6 (3.90%) IaaS
5 5 (3.25%) PaaS
6 3 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.95%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.95%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.95%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.95%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.95%) GitHub
6 3 (1.95%) Route 53
7 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.83%) Skype
2 24 (15.58%) DNS
3 16 (10.39%) DHCP
4 15 (9.74%) SAN
5 13 (8.44%) Firewall
5 13 (8.44%) SSL
6 11 (7.14%) Internet
7 9 (5.84%) HTTPS
7 9 (5.84%) VLAN
8 8 (5.19%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.55%) LAN
9 7 (4.55%) WAN
10 4 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.95%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.95%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.95%) VPN
12 2 (1.30%) DMZ
12 2 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.30%) NAS
12 2 (1.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) MySQL
2 12 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.25%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.95%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.95%) DataStax
6 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.95%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.95%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.65%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 18 (11.69%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.14%) GitLab
3 10 (6.49%) JIRA
4 9 (5.84%) MSI
5 7 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (4.55%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.90%) Subversion
6 6 (3.90%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.60%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.60%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.30%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.30%) CMake
9 2 (1.30%) Gradle
9 2 (1.30%) InstallShield
9 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.30%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.30%) WiX
General
1 18 (11.69%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Banking
3 5 (3.25%) Law
4 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (15.58%) Architect
2 13 (8.44%) Consultant
3 11 (7.14%) Designer
4 10 (6.49%) Developer
5 8 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (5.19%) Administrator
5 8 (5.19%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (3.90%) Analyst
7 6 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) C# Developer
7 6 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Server Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.88%) .NET
2 11 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 10 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.49%) Web Services
4 7 (4.55%) CAML
4 7 (4.55%) jQuery
4 7 (4.55%) REST
5 6 (3.90%) XML
6 5 (3.25%) Autofac
6 5 (3.25%) Hibernate
6 5 (3.25%) JSON
6 5 (3.25%) SAML
6 5 (3.25%) SOAP
6 5 (3.25%) Spring
6 5 (3.25%) XSD
7 4 (2.60%) CSS
7 4 (2.60%) LAMP
7 4 (2.60%) WAMP
8 3 (1.95%) HTML
8 3 (1.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) Wiki
2 8 (5.19%) Clustering
3 7 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.90%) PKI
5 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.95%) PMI
7 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.65%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 112 (72.73%) Windows
2 73 (47.40%) Windows Server
3 67 (43.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (25.97%) Linux
5 22 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 20 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.55%) Unix
9 7 (4.55%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.60%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.95%) CentOS
12 2 (1.30%) AIX
13 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 39 (25.32%) Migration
2 39 (25.32%) Test Automation
3 29 (18.83%) Data Migration
4 26 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.44%) ITIL
6 10 (6.49%) OWASP
7 9 (5.84%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.84%) Security Architecture
7 9 (5.84%) Security Operations
7 9 (5.84%) TDD
8 7 (4.55%) DevOps
8 7 (4.55%) MVC
8 7 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (3.90%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.90%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.90%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (3.90%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.90%) Open Source
9 6 (3.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.94%) Python
2 22 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 21 (13.64%) SQL
4 19 (12.34%) C#
5 16 (10.39%) Java
6 11 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.49%) VB
8 9 (5.84%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.19%) Perl
10 7 (4.55%) Ruby
11 6 (3.90%) FQL
11 6 (3.90%) PHP
12 4 (2.60%) C
13 3 (1.95%) Scala
13 3 (1.95%) VBScript
14 2 (1.30%) C++
15 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (29.22%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) Degree
4 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.25%) MCITP
6 4 (2.60%) MCSA
6 4 (2.60%) MCSE
6 4 (2.60%) MCTS
6 4 (2.60%) RHCE
7 3 (1.95%) CISSP
7 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.30%) CCNA
8 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.30%) CISM
8 2 (1.30%) CISMP
8 2 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.65%) GIAC
9 1 (0.65%) MCP
9 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.25%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 78 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 34 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.69%) vSphere
4 14 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.84%) XenApp
6 8 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.60%) UAG
7 4 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.95%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.30%) Firmware
9 2 (1.30%) NFS
9 2 (1.30%) Squid
9 2 (1.30%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.30%) Xen
10 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.65%) Docker
10 1 (0.65%) Postfix
10 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (33.77%) SCCM
2 39 (25.32%) SCOM
3 25 (16.23%) Puppet
4 16 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.84%) yum
6 8 (5.19%) SCOrch
7 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.60%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.60%) vRealize
9 3 (1.95%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.95%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.95%) Nessus
9 3 (1.95%) Oozie
9 3 (1.95%) Rundeck
10 2 (1.30%) Ansible
10 2 (1.30%) WSUS
11 1 (0.65%) Dollar Universe
11 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 89 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 49 (31.82%) VMware
3 20 (12.99%) Citrix
4 15 (9.74%) Cisco
5 9 (5.84%) HP
6 8 (5.19%) Oracle
7 6 (3.90%) Dell
7 6 (3.90%) NetApp
7 6 (3.90%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.25%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.60%) Altiris
9 4 (2.60%) BMC
9 4 (2.60%) Brocade
9 4 (2.60%) IBM
9 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.60%) Symantec
10 3 (1.95%) EMC
10 3 (1.95%) Endeca
10 3 (1.95%) IronPort
10 3 (1.95%) Qualys
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