The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
UK
Rank 113 135 163
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +28
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 968 924 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 1.78% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.25% 4.65% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 581 414
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.82% +28.88%

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
18446 19864 19532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.67% 38.19% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12706 13500 12868
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 486 416
Median hourly rate £41.82 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
England +28 880 £400 - 261
London +23 467 £450 +2.85% 122
South East +4 167 £350 -10.25% 46
City of London +3 91 £450 +9.09% 24
Hampshire +22 81 £328 -4.92% 11
Scotland +17 63 £383 -1.60% 17
North West +19 49 £350 +22.80% 18
Tyne and Wear +31 43 £325 -28.57% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +28 43 £325 -28.57% 8
North East +25 43 £325 -28.57% 11
South West +19 43 £345 -4.82% 16
Berkshire +21 38 £475 +18.75% 9
West Midlands +2 32 £425 +1.79% 10
East of England +7 31 £450 +12.50% 14
Glasgow +16 30 £400 +4.57% 4
Hook +6 26 £325 +2.36%
Yorkshire -3 24 £430 +22.85% 18
Renfrewshire +9 23 £340 -16.04% 4
Erskine +9 22 £341 -16.76% 4
Manchester +2 21 £350 +22.80% 9
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £350 -11.94% 5
Surrey -3 18 £365 -5.50% 12
East Midlands -7 18 £250 +119.29% 6
West Yorkshire +11 17 £475 +36.69% 13
Reading +9 14 £475 +25.00% 2
Bracknell +12 13 £513 +13.88% 3
Milton Keynes +2 13 £350 -11.94% 1
Exeter - 12 £175 -
Devon - 12 £175 -
Cambridgeshire +13 11 £413 +6.45% 7

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1282 (61.55%) Windows
2 878 (42.15%) Microsoft
3 775 (37.21%) Active Directory
4 700 (33.61%) Windows Server
5 574 (27.56%) SQL
6 518 (24.87%) SQL Server
6 518 (24.87%) VMware
7 508 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 443 (21.27%) Linux
9 434 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 432 (20.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 423 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
12 412 (19.78%) Security Cleared
13 383 (18.39%) .NET
14 380 (18.24%) DevOps
15 346 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 324 (15.55%) C#
16 324 (15.55%) Migration
17 304 (14.59%) DNS
18 302 (14.50%) SC Cleared
19 297 (14.26%) Finance
20 295 (14.16%) SCCM
21 285 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
21 285 (13.68%) ITIL
22 280 (13.44%) Puppet
23 273 (13.11%) Office 365
24 253 (12.15%) IIS
25 250 (12.00%) MS Excel
26 241 (11.57%) Firewall
27 231 (11.09%) Python

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 253 (12.15%) IIS
2 224 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 222 (10.66%) SharePoint
4 151 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 144 (6.91%) Skype for Business
6 98 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 72 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 68 (3.26%) OpenStack
9 61 (2.93%) Confluence
10 58 (2.78%) Tomcat
11 55 (2.64%) Apache
12 54 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 54 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
13 46 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 41 (1.97%) WebSphere
15 29 (1.39%) WebLogic
16 23 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
17 22 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (1.06%) NServiceBus
18 20 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 250 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.17%) MS Office
3 10 (0.48%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.14%) SPSS
6 2 (0.096%) MS Project
6 2 (0.096%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.14%) assyst
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.048%) Eikon
5 1 (0.048%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.048%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 508 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 285 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
3 273 (13.11%) Office 365
4 116 (5.57%) IaaS
5 71 (3.41%) PaaS
6 70 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 35 (1.68%) GitHub
9 33 (1.58%) SaaS
10 23 (1.10%) OneDrive
11 21 (1.01%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.72%) Route 53
14 14 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
15 13 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
16 12 (0.58%) Trello
17 11 (0.53%) G Suite
18 10 (0.48%) Yammer
19 7 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 304 (14.59%) DNS
2 241 (11.57%) Firewall
3 158 (7.59%) DHCP
4 153 (7.35%) SAN
5 113 (5.42%) TCP/IP
6 100 (4.80%) Skype
7 66 (3.17%) HTTP
8 64 (3.07%) SSL
9 62 (2.98%) Internet
10 54 (2.59%) Kerberos
11 50 (2.40%) LDAP
12 49 (2.35%) LAN
13 44 (2.11%) NAS
14 43 (2.06%) NetScaler
14 43 (2.06%) VPN
15 41 (1.97%) WAN
16 32 (1.54%) SMTP
17 30 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (1.44%) VLAN
18 29 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (24.87%) SQL Server
2 135 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 108 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 99 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 96 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (3.02%) Oracle Database
7 55 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 43 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
10 41 (1.97%) Relational Database
11 39 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (1.87%) MySQL
12 29 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 28 (1.34%) MongoDB
14 27 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
15 26 (1.25%) NoSQL
16 21 (1.01%) Power BI
17 20 (0.96%) RDBMS
18 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
19 17 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 210 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 192 (9.22%) Git (software)
3 148 (7.11%) TeamCity
4 122 (5.86%) Jenkins
5 114 (5.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 90 (4.32%) JIRA
7 84 (4.03%) Visual Studio
8 76 (3.65%) MSI
9 66 (3.17%) MSBuild
10 52 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 46 (2.21%) Subversion
12 40 (1.92%) Hudson
13 37 (1.78%) Vagrant
14 32 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
15 27 (1.30%) Selenium
16 25 (1.20%) Ant
16 25 (1.20%) NUnit
17 22 (1.06%) MSTest
17 22 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
18 21 (1.01%) Bitbucket
General
1 297 (14.26%) Finance
2 132 (6.34%) Banking
3 38 (1.82%) Retail
4 37 (1.78%) Advertising
5 35 (1.68%) Front Office
6 34 (1.63%) Back Office
6 34 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.15%) Legal
9 20 (0.96%) Publishing
10 18 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.72%) Law
13 8 (0.38%) Games
13 8 (0.38%) Marketing
14 7 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.34%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) Military
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 249 (11.95%) Developer
2 232 (11.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 179 (8.59%) Consultant
4 163 (7.83%) Windows Engineer
5 147 (7.06%) Analyst
6 136 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 132 (6.34%) Administrator
8 96 (4.61%) PowerShell Engineer
9 87 (4.18%) DBA
10 85 (4.08%) Architect
11 82 (3.94%) Wintel Engineer
12 81 (3.89%) Support Engineer
13 76 (3.65%) SQL DBA
14 73 (3.50%) Automation Engineer
15 72 (3.46%) Active Directory Engineer
16 68 (3.26%) Azure Engineer
16 68 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
17 63 (3.02%) SharePoint Developer
17 63 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
18 61 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (18.39%) .NET
2 143 (6.87%) HTML
3 134 (6.43%) XML
4 117 (5.62%) Web Services
5 106 (5.09%) CSS
6 99 (4.75%) ASP.NET
7 85 (4.08%) jQuery
8 54 (2.59%) REST
9 47 (2.26%) Software Packaging
10 44 (2.11%) .NET Framework
11 41 (1.97%) HTML5
12 40 (1.92%) WCF
13 37 (1.78%) JSON
13 37 (1.78%) SOAP
14 35 (1.68%) AngularJS
14 35 (1.68%) Middleware
15 33 (1.58%) RESTful
16 26 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
17 25 (1.20%) XSLT
18 22 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 111 (5.33%) Clustering
2 99 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.70%) Data Centre
4 78 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.74%) Replication
6 54 (2.59%) PKI
7 45 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 39 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 33 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 26 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 26 (1.25%) User Experience
11 22 (1.06%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 20 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 20 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 17 (0.82%) Derivative
14 15 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.67%) EMC VNX
16 13 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1282 (61.55%) Windows
2 700 (33.61%) Windows Server
3 443 (21.27%) Linux
4 434 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 432 (20.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 207 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 171 (8.21%) Windows 7
8 145 (6.96%) Unix
9 140 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 119 (5.71%) Windows 10
11 42 (2.02%) Ubuntu
12 40 (1.92%) Windows XP
13 36 (1.73%) CentOS
14 35 (1.68%) Android
14 35 (1.68%) Apple iOS
15 33 (1.58%) Windows 8
16 31 (1.49%) AIX
17 22 (1.06%) Solaris
18 20 (0.96%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (18.24%) DevOps
3 324 (15.55%) Migration
4 285 (13.68%) ITIL
5 217 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
6 201 (9.65%) Configuration Management
7 102 (4.90%) Scrum
8 97 (4.66%) Load Balancing
9 95 (4.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 81 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (3.79%) Release Management
12 78 (3.74%) Open Source
13 76 (3.65%) Change Management
14 72 (3.46%) TDD
15 71 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 70 (3.36%) High Availability
17 68 (3.26%) Service Management
18 65 (3.12%) Application Packaging
19 64 (3.07%) Software Engineering
20 62 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 574 (27.56%) SQL
2 324 (15.55%) C#
3 231 (11.09%) Python
4 229 (10.99%) VBScript
5 180 (8.64%) Bash Shell
6 163 (7.83%) Perl
7 156 (7.49%) JavaScript
8 154 (7.39%) T-SQL
9 113 (5.42%) Java
10 95 (4.56%) VB
11 78 (3.74%) Shell Script
12 77 (3.70%) Ruby
13 39 (1.87%) C
14 38 (1.82%) PHP
15 30 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.86%) Go
16 18 (0.86%) VBA
17 17 (0.82%) Jython
17 17 (0.82%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 412 (19.78%) Security Cleared
2 302 (14.50%) SC Cleared
3 201 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (5.62%) MCSE
5 110 (5.28%) Degree
6 63 (3.02%) DV Cleared
7 52 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 51 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (2.30%) MCITP
10 41 (1.97%) MCSA
11 40 (1.92%) CCNA
12 29 (1.39%) MCP
13 25 (1.20%) CCNP
14 21 (1.01%) MCTS
15 18 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.72%) CISSP
17 14 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
18 12 (0.58%) MCDBA
19 11 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
19 11 (0.53%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.78%) SLA
2 31 (1.49%) QA
3 17 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.048%) BS7799
8 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) ISO22301
System Software
1 775 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 346 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (9.17%) Hyper-V
4 131 (6.29%) vSphere
5 96 (4.61%) Docker
5 96 (4.61%) XenApp
6 89 (4.27%) VMware ESX
7 83 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 72 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
8 72 (3.46%) XenDesktop
9 48 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.63%) XenServer
11 31 (1.49%) vCloud
12 24 (1.15%) DFS Replication
13 23 (1.10%) Firmware
14 19 (0.91%) BitLocker
15 17 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (0.77%) NFS
17 15 (0.72%) Terminal Services
18 14 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 295 (14.16%) SCCM
2 280 (13.44%) Puppet
3 226 (10.85%) Opscode Chef
4 179 (8.59%) Ansible
5 143 (6.87%) SCOM
6 71 (3.41%) WSUS
7 66 (3.17%) vRealize
8 62 (2.98%) Nagios
9 40 (1.92%) SCOrch
10 35 (1.68%) PowerCLI
11 31 (1.49%) SCVMM
12 30 (1.44%) NetBackup
13 29 (1.39%) BladeLogic
14 28 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
14 28 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 27 (1.30%) AirWatch
15 27 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
15 27 (1.30%) WMI
16 26 (1.25%) Terraform
17 25 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 878 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 518 (24.87%) VMware
3 216 (10.37%) Citrix
4 199 (9.55%) HP
5 160 (7.68%) Oracle
6 134 (6.43%) Cisco
7 127 (6.10%) Red Hat
8 67 (3.22%) Symantec
9 65 (3.12%) Dell
10 64 (3.07%) IBM
11 55 (2.64%) Atlassian
12 50 (2.40%) NetApp
13 40 (1.92%) ServiceNow
14 36 (1.73%) AppSense
15 35 (1.68%) CA
15 35 (1.68%) Intel Security
16 34 (1.63%) EMC
17 33 (1.58%) Splunk
18 30 (1.44%) CheckPoint
19 28 (1.34%) F5
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
North East
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £0 to £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Betsold Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
LA International
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + None
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £560 per day £Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £295 - £405 per day
Posted: 6 days ago