The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 140 191 297
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +106
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 879 584 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.12% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.14% 2.88% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 359 190
Average daily rate
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£380 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.75 £25.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £41.25 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% -30.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerShell within the UK.

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell within the UK.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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
England +50 798 £395 +3.94% 206
London +48 380 £400 - 98
South East +35 178 £384 +9.64% 41
City of London +41 109 £375 -6.25% 36
East of England +42 98 £375 -16.66% 11
Hampshire +30 66 £364 -11.65% 9
Scotland +11 56 £330 -8.96% 6
Berkshire -10 42 £400 +14.28% 11
North West +7 39 £311 +14.22% 12
Yorkshire +12 35 £338 -6.89% 8
Cambridgeshire +31 33 £304 - 3
Cambridge +21 28 £400 - 2
Bedfordshire +5 25 £425 -5.55% 5
West Yorkshire +8 24 £363 -11.04% 5
Surrey +8 24 £525 +57.89% 10
Buckinghamshire +2 24 £400 +158.06% 3
East Midlands +10 23 £325 +32.65% 5
Milton Keynes +8 23 £400 +158.06% 2
West Midlands -15 23 £325 +3.17% 17
Leeds +10 20 £363 -19.44% 4
Edinburgh +3 20 £240 -30.18%
Cheshire +9 18 £305 +35.55% 4
South West -41 18 £400 +11.11% 10
Luton -9 17 £425 -5.55% 3
Reading +7 16 £400 +143.90% 5
Hertfordshire - 16 £350 - 1
Leicestershire +13 15 £200 - 2
Suffolk +11 14 £375 -11.76%
Slough +2 14 £285 -33.72% 1
Leicester +11 12 - - 2

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1042 (65.74%) Windows
2 694 (43.79%) Microsoft
3 637 (40.19%) Active Directory
4 422 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 382 (24.10%) .NET
6 377 (23.79%) SQL
7 365 (23.03%) VMware
8 361 (22.78%) SQL Server
9 356 (22.46%) VBScript
10 297 (18.74%) SharePoint
10 297 (18.74%) SCCM
11 271 (17.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 266 (16.78%) ITIL
13 262 (16.53%) C#
14 261 (16.47%) IIS
15 254 (16.03%) Linux
16 247 (15.58%) Finance
17 245 (15.46%) DNS
18 233 (14.70%) MS Excel
19 224 (14.13%) Security Cleared
20 219 (13.82%) Migration
21 215 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 204 (12.87%) MS Exchange
23 200 (12.62%) Citrix
24 199 (12.56%) Windows 7
25 195 (12.30%) VB
26 192 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
27 186 (11.74%) HP
28 179 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
29 176 (11.10%) ASP.NET

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 297 (18.74%) SharePoint
2 261 (16.47%) IIS
3 204 (12.87%) MS Exchange
4 131 (8.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 114 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 86 (5.43%) Lync
8 75 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 60 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 50 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 40 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
12 40 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 39 (2.46%) WebSphere
14 37 (2.33%) Tomcat
15 31 (1.96%) Apache
16 29 (1.83%) WebLogic
17 23 (1.45%) Confluence
18 18 (1.14%) GlassFish
19 17 (1.07%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 233 (14.70%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.72%) MS Office
3 42 (2.65%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.50%) FrameMaker
5 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.19%) MS Project
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.063%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.063%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 16 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.13%) Summit
4 2 (0.13%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.13%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.063%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.063%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 86 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.85%) Office 365
3 60 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.76%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.50%) GitHub
6 8 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.32%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.13%) SaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Route 53
10 1 (0.063%) IaaS
10 1 (0.063%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 245 (15.46%) DNS
2 158 (9.97%) TCP/IP
3 156 (9.84%) SAN
4 140 (8.83%) DHCP
5 125 (7.89%) Firewall
6 65 (4.10%) VPN
7 62 (3.91%) Internet
8 45 (2.84%) FTP
9 43 (2.71%) LDAP
10 41 (2.59%) Intranet
11 38 (2.40%) HTTP
12 35 (2.21%) SMTP
13 30 (1.89%) NAS
14 28 (1.77%) iSCSI
14 28 (1.77%) VLAN
14 28 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
15 25 (1.58%) WAN
16 23 (1.45%) LAN
16 23 (1.45%) X.400
16 23 (1.45%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 141 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 50 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 32 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 30 (1.89%) MySQL
10 29 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.32%) NoSQL
13 19 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (0.76%) EDRMS
16 12 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.44%) EDMS
17 7 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 116 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 113 (7.13%) Visual Studio
3 67 (4.23%) TeamCity
4 62 (3.91%) MSBuild
5 60 (3.79%) MSI
6 43 (2.71%) Git (software)
7 42 (2.65%) Jenkins
8 36 (2.27%) Selenium
9 35 (2.21%) Subversion
10 34 (2.15%) JIRA
11 24 (1.51%) Ant
12 23 (1.45%) InstallShield
13 20 (1.26%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.01%) NUnit
15 14 (0.88%) Maven
15 14 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (0.69%) CruiseControl
18 10 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 10 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 247 (15.58%) Finance
2 163 (10.28%) Banking
3 53 (3.34%) Investment Banking
4 45 (2.84%) Retail
5 33 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.45%) Front Office
7 18 (1.14%) Military
8 16 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.95%) Publishing
10 14 (0.88%) Legal
11 9 (0.57%) Back Office
12 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.44%) Law
14 6 (0.38%) Games
14 6 (0.38%) Marketing
15 5 (0.32%) Advertising
15 5 (0.32%) Local Government
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
17 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 256 (16.15%) Developer
2 145 (9.15%) Consultant
3 130 (8.20%) Analyst
4 127 (8.01%) Administrator
5 110 (6.94%) SharePoint Developer
6 78 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 63 (3.97%) Wintel Engineer
8 62 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 58 (3.66%) Architect
10 57 (3.60%) Server Engineer
11 51 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
12 48 (3.03%) Support Analyst
13 45 (2.84%) DBA
14 42 (2.65%) .NET Developer
15 40 (2.52%) Support Engineer
16 36 (2.27%) C# Developer
16 36 (2.27%) SCCM Engineer
17 34 (2.15%) Systems Administrator
18 31 (1.96%) SQL DBA
19 30 (1.89%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (24.10%) .NET
2 176 (11.10%) ASP.NET
3 132 (8.33%) HTML
4 130 (8.20%) Web Services
4 130 (8.20%) XML
5 82 (5.17%) WCF
6 60 (3.79%) jQuery
7 57 (3.60%) CSS
8 52 (3.28%) .NET Framework
9 49 (3.09%) XSLT
10 43 (2.71%) Application Packaging
11 39 (2.46%) JSP
12 35 (2.21%) JSON
13 31 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (1.96%) Middleware
14 27 (1.70%) REST
15 23 (1.45%) HTML5
16 22 (1.39%) WPF
16 22 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 21 (1.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.94%) Clustering
2 73 (4.61%) Replication
3 64 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 47 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.52%) PKI
6 28 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.51%) Open Source
8 21 (1.32%) CMDB
9 20 (1.26%) User Experience
10 18 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.95%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.82%) Firmware
12 13 (0.82%) CLARiiON
13 12 (0.76%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.63%) Statistics
15 9 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.50%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.50%) Derivative
16 8 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1042 (65.74%) Windows
2 422 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (17.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 254 (16.03%) Linux
5 199 (12.56%) Windows 7
6 179 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 173 (10.91%) UNIX
8 62 (3.91%) Windows 8
9 48 (3.03%) Windows XP
10 46 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (1.77%) Solaris
12 13 (0.82%) Android
13 10 (0.63%) AIX
13 10 (0.63%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.44%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (16.78%) ITIL
2 219 (13.82%) Migration
3 139 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (8.52%) DevOps
5 89 (5.62%) Configuration Management
6 77 (4.86%) Release Management
7 71 (4.48%) Change Management
8 67 (4.23%) MVC
9 57 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 57 (3.60%) Workflow
10 53 (3.34%) Capacity Management
11 52 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (3.22%) Incident Management
13 45 (2.84%) Service Delivery
14 44 (2.78%) Load Balancing
15 43 (2.71%) Unit Testing
16 42 (2.65%) E-Commerce
17 40 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
18 39 (2.46%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (2.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 377 (23.79%) SQL
2 356 (22.46%) VBScript
3 262 (16.53%) C#
4 195 (12.30%) VB
5 166 (10.47%) JavaScript
6 160 (10.09%) Perl
7 105 (6.62%) Shell Script
8 79 (4.98%) Java
9 72 (4.54%) Python
10 58 (3.66%) T-SQL
10 58 (3.66%) Ruby
11 45 (2.84%) C
12 44 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 33 (2.08%) PHP
14 22 (1.39%) VBA
15 21 (1.32%) C++
16 19 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.63%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.50%) Korn
19 7 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 224 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 192 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (9.40%) SC Cleared
4 100 (6.31%) MCITP
5 90 (5.68%) MCSE
6 72 (4.54%) Degree
6 72 (4.54%) DV Cleared
7 49 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (2.52%) MCTS
9 35 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (2.08%) MCSA
11 30 (1.89%) ISTQB
12 27 (1.70%) MCP
12 27 (1.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 19 (1.20%) CCNA
14 13 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.57%) Sun Certification
16 8 (0.50%) CCA
17 7 (0.44%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.48%) QA
2 34 (2.15%) SLA
3 23 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.38%) GPG13
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 637 (40.19%) Active Directory
2 215 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (8.01%) vSphere
4 87 (5.49%) XenApp
5 79 (4.98%) VMware ESX
6 76 (4.79%) Hyper-V
7 65 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (2.33%) vCloud
9 36 (2.27%) XenDesktop
10 32 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (1.96%) XenServer
12 29 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
13 24 (1.51%) ISA Server
14 23 (1.45%) Terminal Services
15 20 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
16 19 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
17 18 (1.14%) NFS
18 14 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 7 (0.44%) VMware Server
20 6 (0.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 297 (18.74%) SCCM
2 161 (10.16%) SCOM
3 76 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (4.61%) Puppet
5 40 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 39 (2.46%) Tivoli
7 36 (2.27%) WMI
8 35 (2.21%) SCOrch
9 33 (2.08%) WSUS
10 29 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 26 (1.64%) HP SIM
12 25 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 25 (1.58%) NetBackup
12 25 (1.58%) Backup Exec
13 24 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
14 23 (1.45%) SCVMM
15 22 (1.39%) BladeLogic
16 20 (1.26%) BMC PATROL
17 19 (1.20%) Control-M
18 17 (1.07%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 694 (43.79%) Microsoft
2 365 (23.03%) VMware
3 200 (12.62%) Citrix
4 186 (11.74%) HP
5 146 (9.21%) Oracle
6 89 (5.62%) Symantec
7 88 (5.55%) Cisco
8 81 (5.11%) IBM
9 68 (4.29%) EMC
10 55 (3.47%) Remedy
11 48 (3.03%) NetApp
12 47 (2.97%) BMC
13 44 (2.78%) Dell
14 43 (2.71%) McAfee
15 40 (2.52%) Sophos
16 37 (2.33%) Red Hat
17 36 (2.27%) F5
18 33 (2.08%) JBoss
19 30 (1.89%) Altiris
20 25 (1.58%) Splunk
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + quote
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago