The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 83 94 131
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +37
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 55 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.08% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.41% 3.31% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 3
Average daily rate £275 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £333 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £450 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £345 £378
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.47 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 786 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.64% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 382 560
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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England

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -9 19 £275 -38.88%
Cheshire -6 18 £320 -5.18% 5
Manchester -6 12 £300 -9.77% 3
Merseyside +7 5 £250 -28.57% 1
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 73 (80.22%) Windows
2 61 (67.03%) Microsoft
3 45 (49.45%) Citrix
4 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
5 30 (32.97%) Windows 7
6 28 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 27 (29.67%) VBScript
8 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (26.37%) MS Excel
10 23 (25.27%) VMware
11 21 (23.08%) HP
12 20 (21.98%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (21.98%) XenDesktop
13 19 (20.88%) Blackberry
14 18 (19.78%) SharePoint
14 18 (19.78%) MS Office
15 17 (18.68%) .NET
15 17 (18.68%) Migration
16 16 (17.58%) VB
16 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (16.48%) Windows XP
18 14 (15.38%) IronPort
19 13 (14.29%) SCCM
19 13 (14.29%) Application Packaging
19 13 (14.29%) XenApp
19 13 (14.29%) VPN
19 13 (14.29%) Windows 2000
20 12 (13.19%) IBM Notes
20 12 (13.19%) MCSE
20 12 (13.19%) ITIL

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 28 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 18 (19.78%) SharePoint
3 12 (13.19%) IBM Notes
4 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (8.79%) IIS
5 8 (8.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.10%) Lync
8 1 (1.10%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (26.37%) MS Excel
2 18 (19.78%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
1 1 (1.10%) Route 53
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) VPN
2 12 (13.19%) SAN
3 11 (12.09%) LAN
4 8 (8.79%) Firewall
5 7 (7.69%) WAN
6 5 (5.49%) Wireless
7 4 (4.40%) DHCP
7 4 (4.40%) WLAN
7 4 (4.40%) DNS
7 4 (4.40%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.10%) Internet
8 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) QlikView
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) AdminStudio
2 10 (10.99%) MSI
3 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.49%) InstallShield
4 3 (3.30%) MSBuild
4 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.20%) JIRA
5 2 (2.20%) Subversion
6 1 (1.10%) Hudson
6 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (13.19%) Local Government
2 11 (12.09%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Applications Packager
2 12 (13.19%) Developer
2 12 (13.19%) Analyst
3 10 (10.99%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) SharePoint Developer
4 8 (8.79%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Network Manager
6 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.40%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.40%) Remote Desktop Support
7 3 (3.30%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (2.20%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.20%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.20%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.20%) DBA
8 2 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) .NET
2 13 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 10 (10.99%) jQuery
4 8 (8.79%) HTML
4 8 (8.79%) CSS
5 7 (7.69%) JSON
6 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.20%) XML
7 2 (2.20%) XSD
7 2 (2.20%) SAML
7 2 (2.20%) REST
7 2 (2.20%) CSS3
7 2 (2.20%) Autofac
7 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Blackberry
2 11 (12.09%) Clustering
3 4 (4.40%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.40%) Wiki
3 4 (4.40%) Taxonomies
3 4 (4.40%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 73 (80.22%) Windows
2 30 (32.97%) Windows 7
3 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (16.48%) Windows XP
5 13 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 12 (13.19%) NetWare
6 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.79%) Solaris
9 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.40%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.30%) UNIX
11 1 (1.10%) MVS
11 1 (1.10%) FreeBSD
11 1 (1.10%) Linux
11 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Migration
2 12 (13.19%) ITIL
2 12 (13.19%) Compatibility Testing
3 10 (10.99%) Change Management
4 9 (9.89%) Release Management
5 6 (6.59%) Workflow
5 6 (6.59%) Project Management
5 6 (6.59%) Change Control
6 5 (5.49%) Server Monitoring
6 5 (5.49%) Service Management
7 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.40%) ITSM
7 4 (4.40%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (3.30%) Information Security
9 2 (2.20%) MVC
9 2 (2.20%) Scrum
9 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.20%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (2.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.67%) VBScript
2 16 (17.58%) VB
3 12 (13.19%) C#
4 9 (9.89%) SQL
5 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.30%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.10%) SELCOPY
8 1 (1.10%) JCL
8 1 (1.10%) REXX
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.19%) MCSE
3 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) MCP
5 6 (6.59%) Degree
5 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.49%) CCNA
6 5 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.20%) MCITP
8 1 (1.10%) GPEN
8 1 (1.10%) OSCP
8 1 (1.10%) CISA
8 1 (1.10%) CISM
8 1 (1.10%) GSEC
8 1 (1.10%) CISSP
8 1 (1.10%) RHCE
8 1 (1.10%) PMP
8 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.98%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (21.98%) XenDesktop
3 13 (14.29%) XenApp
4 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.59%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) SCCM
2 12 (13.19%) ServiceCenter
3 9 (9.89%) SCOM
4 4 (4.40%) SCVMM
4 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.10%) Puppet
6 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 61 (67.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (49.45%) Citrix
3 23 (25.27%) VMware
4 21 (23.08%) HP
5 14 (15.38%) IronPort
6 12 (13.19%) Novell
6 12 (13.19%) Lotus
6 12 (13.19%) AppSense
7 8 (8.79%) EMC
7 8 (8.79%) Symantec
8 7 (7.69%) F5
8 7 (7.69%) Informatica
8 7 (7.69%) Open Text
8 7 (7.69%) Siebel
8 7 (7.69%) Oracle
9 4 (4.40%) Cisco
9 4 (4.40%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.20%) CA
10 2 (2.20%) Kofax
10 2 (2.20%) McAfee