The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 162 186 231
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +45
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 687 509 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.07% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.39% 2.89% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 315 276
Average daily rate £375 £385 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.50 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £34.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.24 £28.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year
+15.12% +19.78%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20291 17619 21010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.94% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13179 10834 12393
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 627 717
Average hourly rate £35.20 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 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
England +21 621 £385 - 81
London -33 244 £410 -0.60% 40
South East +35 144 £350 +1.44% 17
South West +41 66 £400 +23.07% 3
City of London -24 63 £400 -5.88% 11
North West +12 57 £275 -21.42% 4
Hampshire +40 48 £325 -9.09% 6
Scotland +14 45 £350 -3.44%
Berkshire -7 39 £425 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +9 33 £340 +36.00% 3
Yorkshire +2 29 £320 +11.79% 2
East of England -21 27 £418 +28.46% 6
Wiltshire - 27 £400 -
Reading +4 24 £431 +91.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 23 £426 +9.10% 1
West Yorkshire +6 22 £320 - 2
Lancashire -7 19 £275 -38.88%
Edinburgh -11 19 £350 -
Cheshire 0 18 £320 -5.18% 2
Manchester -2 16 £313 -6.01% 1
Milton Keynes -9 16 £451 +6.11%
East Midlands -11 16 £270 -10.00% 6
Leeds -1 15 £300 -
Chester -8 14 £223 - 1
Birmingham +3 13 £343 +101.47%
Surrey -15 13 £355 +9.23% 3
Wales - 13 £360 - 1
South Wales - 13 £360 - 1
Dorset - 12 £435 -
Bournemouth - 11 £435 -

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 928 (68.89%) Windows
2 661 (49.07%) Microsoft
3 560 (41.57%) Active Directory
4 436 (32.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 365 (27.10%) VMware
6 328 (24.35%) SQL Server
7 310 (23.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 307 (22.79%) SQL
9 294 (21.83%) .NET
10 282 (20.94%) SCCM
11 275 (20.42%) SharePoint
12 267 (19.82%) Windows 7
13 262 (19.45%) VBScript
14 257 (19.08%) Citrix
15 256 (19.01%) MS Exchange
16 254 (18.86%) ITIL
17 244 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 235 (17.45%) C#
19 219 (16.26%) DNS
20 202 (15.00%) Migration
21 201 (14.92%) HP
22 198 (14.70%) Security Cleared
23 197 (14.63%) MS Excel
24 188 (13.96%) IIS
25 186 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
26 177 (13.14%) Finance
27 176 (13.07%) VB
28 171 (12.69%) Linux
29 166 (12.32%) SQL Server 2008
30 157 (11.66%) DHCP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 275 (20.42%) SharePoint
2 256 (19.01%) MS Exchange
3 188 (13.96%) IIS
4 143 (10.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 115 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 73 (5.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 70 (5.20%) Lync
9 60 (4.45%) IBM Notes
10 53 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 41 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 41 (3.04%) SharePoint Server
12 34 (2.52%) MS Project Server
13 31 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
14 24 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (1.56%) Apache
16 17 (1.26%) Node.js
17 16 (1.19%) Lotus Domino
18 14 (1.04%) WebSphere
19 12 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 197 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 125 (9.28%) MS Office
3 37 (2.75%) InfoPath
4 13 (0.97%) MS Project
5 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 31 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Tridion
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.074%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.79%) Office 365
2 33 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.82%) SaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.22%) Jelastic
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.074%) Heroku
8 1 (0.074%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.074%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.074%) Route 53
8 1 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 219 (16.26%) DNS
2 157 (11.66%) DHCP
3 103 (7.65%) Firewall
4 100 (7.42%) SAN
5 91 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 82 (6.09%) VPN
7 74 (5.49%) Internet
8 49 (3.64%) LAN
9 47 (3.49%) WAN
10 43 (3.19%) SMTP
11 29 (2.15%) HTTP
12 27 (2.00%) Intranet
13 25 (1.86%) LDAP
14 23 (1.71%) iSCSI
15 22 (1.63%) SSL
16 21 (1.56%) NetScaler
17 19 (1.41%) NAS
17 19 (1.41%) VoIP
18 17 (1.26%) FTP
19 16 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (24.35%) SQL Server
2 166 (12.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (8.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 68 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 29 (2.15%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.93%) MySQL
11 25 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
14 15 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.11%) RavenDB
14 15 (1.11%) Neo4j
15 11 (0.82%) MS Access
16 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
17 7 (0.52%) DB2
17 7 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 97 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 65 (4.83%) MSI
3 63 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (3.19%) InstallShield
5 42 (3.12%) TeamCity
6 28 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 26 (1.93%) MSBuild
8 21 (1.56%) AdminStudio
9 18 (1.34%) NUnit
9 18 (1.34%) Subversion
10 12 (0.89%) Selenium
11 11 (0.82%) JIRA
12 10 (0.74%) MSTest
12 10 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
12 10 (0.74%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.45%) CruiseControl
14 5 (0.37%) JMeter
14 5 (0.37%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.37%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 177 (13.14%) Finance
2 90 (6.68%) Banking
3 42 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.38%) Retail
5 21 (1.56%) Marketing
6 19 (1.41%) Local Government
7 18 (1.34%) Publishing
7 18 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.26%) French Language
9 13 (0.97%) Games
10 12 (0.89%) Legal
11 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.67%) Military
13 8 (0.59%) Law
14 6 (0.45%) Advertising
14 6 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.30%) Front Office
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
16 3 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 168 (12.47%) Developer
2 138 (10.24%) Consultant
3 98 (7.28%) Support Engineer
4 93 (6.90%) Administrator
5 92 (6.83%) Analyst
5 92 (6.83%) SharePoint Developer
6 90 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (4.08%) Architect
8 50 (3.71%) Server Engineer
8 50 (3.71%) Wintel Engineer
9 42 (3.12%) Desktop Engineer
10 40 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
11 35 (2.60%) Applications Packager
12 32 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
12 32 (2.38%) SharePoint Administrator
13 30 (2.23%) 3rd Line Support
14 28 (2.08%) Citrix Engineer
14 28 (2.08%) Build Engineer
15 26 (1.93%) SCCM Engineer
16 25 (1.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (21.83%) .NET
2 110 (8.17%) HTML
3 99 (7.35%) CSS
4 91 (6.76%) ASP.NET
5 74 (5.49%) XML
6 64 (4.75%) Web Services
7 59 (4.38%) jQuery
8 44 (3.27%) Application Packaging
9 41 (3.04%) .NET Framework
10 40 (2.97%) WCF
11 38 (2.82%) XSLT
12 28 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (2.08%) HTML5
13 25 (1.86%) CSS3
14 21 (1.56%) RESTful
14 21 (1.56%) Ajax
15 19 (1.41%) JSON
16 18 (1.34%) JSP
17 16 (1.19%) Software Packaging
18 15 (1.11%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 135 (10.02%) Blackberry
2 110 (8.17%) Clustering
3 40 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.82%) Replication
5 26 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.63%) PKI
8 18 (1.34%) Thin Client
8 18 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 16 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.11%) Open Source
11 8 (0.59%) EqualLogic
11 8 (0.59%) CLARiiON
11 8 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.45%) Statistics
12 6 (0.45%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.37%) Cryptography
14 4 (0.30%) GIS
14 4 (0.30%) Wiki
14 4 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 928 (68.89%) Windows
2 436 (32.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 310 (23.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 267 (19.82%) Windows 7
5 171 (12.69%) Linux
6 153 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 133 (9.87%) Windows XP
8 103 (7.65%) UNIX
9 53 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 43 (3.19%) Windows 2000
11 40 (2.97%) NetWare
12 35 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (2.52%) Windows Vista
14 30 (2.23%) Solaris
15 25 (1.86%) Apple iOS
16 18 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (1.04%) CentOS
18 12 (0.89%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
20 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (18.86%) ITIL
2 202 (15.00%) Migration
3 110 (8.17%) Change Management
4 84 (6.24%) Workflow
5 67 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 65 (4.83%) Project Management
7 63 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (4.31%) Change Control
9 52 (3.86%) MVC
10 51 (3.79%) Release Management
11 47 (3.49%) Incident Management
12 45 (3.34%) Unit Testing
13 44 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
14 39 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
15 37 (2.75%) OO
16 36 (2.67%) CRM
17 32 (2.38%) Service Management
17 32 (2.38%) Service Delivery
17 32 (2.38%) Problem Management
18 31 (2.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 307 (22.79%) SQL
2 262 (19.45%) VBScript
3 235 (17.45%) C#
4 176 (13.07%) VB
5 92 (6.83%) Perl
6 83 (6.16%) JavaScript
7 47 (3.49%) Java
8 45 (3.34%) Python
9 43 (3.19%) C
10 40 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 32 (2.38%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 28 (2.08%) Ruby
14 25 (1.86%) C++
15 16 (1.19%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.89%) PHP
17 8 (0.59%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.59%) Korn
18 6 (0.45%) VB6
19 5 (0.37%) sed
Qualifications
1 198 (14.70%) Security Cleared
2 186 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 156 (11.58%) SC Cleared
4 110 (8.17%) MCSE
5 53 (3.93%) MCP
6 46 (3.41%) Degree
7 42 (3.12%) MCITP
8 36 (2.67%) DV Cleared
9 29 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (1.56%) MCTS
10 21 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.26%) CCNA
11 17 (1.26%) MCSA
12 10 (0.74%) MCSD
12 10 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.67%) PMP
13 9 (0.67%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.52%) CCA
16 6 (0.45%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.12%) SLA
2 23 (1.71%) QA
3 14 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.67%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 560 (41.57%) Active Directory
2 244 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (8.83%) XenApp
4 111 (8.24%) vSphere
5 105 (7.80%) Hyper-V
6 103 (7.65%) XenDesktop
7 92 (6.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 75 (5.57%) VMware ESX
9 64 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (2.90%) ISA Server
11 37 (2.75%) XenServer
12 24 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
13 21 (1.56%) vCloud
14 17 (1.26%) NFS
15 11 (0.82%) UAG
15 11 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 10 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (0.74%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
17 8 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 282 (20.94%) SCCM
2 145 (10.76%) SCOM
3 54 (4.01%) WSUS
4 40 (2.97%) ServiceCenter
5 39 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 36 (2.67%) SCVMM
7 33 (2.45%) NetBackup
8 32 (2.38%) MAILsweeper
9 29 (2.15%) Backup Exec
10 28 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (2.08%) Puppet
11 27 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 23 (1.71%) WMI
12 23 (1.71%) SCOrch
13 21 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 21 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 18 (1.34%) HP SIM
15 17 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (1.11%) Nagios
16 15 (1.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 661 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 365 (27.10%) VMware
3 257 (19.08%) Citrix
4 201 (14.92%) HP
5 105 (7.80%) Oracle
6 100 (7.42%) Symantec
7 63 (4.68%) Cisco
8 61 (4.53%) Lotus
9 57 (4.23%) Remedy
10 50 (3.71%) NetApp
10 50 (3.71%) EMC
11 47 (3.49%) McAfee
11 47 (3.49%) AppSense
12 45 (3.34%) Novell
13 40 (2.97%) BMC
14 37 (2.75%) Sophos
15 33 (2.45%) Clearswift
16 29 (2.15%) Websense
16 29 (2.15%) Open Text
16 29 (2.15%) IBM
London
Experis IT
Rate: £415 - £442 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £390 - £417 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £420 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Etonwood
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago