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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 118 167 171
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1002 732 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.36% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.70% 3.62% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 441 376
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £498 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 26
Average hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £16.85 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.14 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -21.53%

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
21322 20201 18719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.10% 37.54% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14263 13075 11483
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 431 596
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £15.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +42 914 £375 +0.67% 234
London +38 446 £400 - 110
South East +65 229 £400 +13.47% 37
City of London +28 114 £375 - 33
Yorkshire +29 76 £325 -7.14% 18
Hampshire +20 70 £388 +14.81% 7
North West -17 51 £316 +5.41% 18
Buckinghamshire +34 48 £390 -2.43% 2
West Yorkshire +10 47 £325 -7.14% 14
Leeds +16 45 £325 -7.14% 13
Scotland -3 44 £388 +13.13% 11
East of England -27 43 £350 - 17
Surrey +30 42 £410 +15.49% 10
Milton Keynes +29 39 £390 +15.55% 2
Wales +11 30 £348 -7.33% 5
South West -20 29 £328 -7.74% 16
Hertfordshire +4 25 £413 +17.85% 10
South Wales +14 24 £344 -8.33% 4
Berkshire +2 24 £390 -8.23% 9
South Yorkshire +6 22 £283 +32.94% 2
Newport - 21 £340 - 1
Edinburgh +5 20 £390 -15.21% 9
Southampton +11 19 £381 +25.00% 3
West Midlands -12 18 £363 +13.28% 11
Cheshire -15 17 £295 +20.40% 3
West Sussex -5 16 £381 -
Oxfordshire -15 16 £395 +58.00% 4
East Midlands -5 15 £277 -14.76% 4
Lancashire +11 14 £350 +40.00% 1
Manchester -16 13 £335 -4.28% 12

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 1164 (66.21%) Windows
2 709 (40.33%) Microsoft
3 597 (33.96%) VMware
4 591 (33.62%) Active Directory
5 504 (28.67%) SQL
6 496 (28.21%) SQL Server
7 474 (26.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 380 (21.62%) .NET
9 372 (21.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 345 (19.62%) Linux
11 321 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 317 (18.03%) IIS
13 315 (17.92%) ITIL
14 293 (16.67%) Finance
15 289 (16.44%) VBScript
16 264 (15.02%) Security Cleared
17 263 (14.96%) Windows Server 2003
18 259 (14.73%) SCCM
19 257 (14.62%) C#
20 252 (14.33%) DNS
21 243 (13.82%) SharePoint
22 242 (13.77%) Migration
23 241 (13.71%) Citrix
24 229 (13.03%) MS Excel
25 220 (12.51%) HP
26 206 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
27 196 (11.15%) Oracle
28 192 (10.92%) MS Exchange
28 192 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
29 185 (10.52%) Hyper-V

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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
1 317 (18.03%) IIS
2 243 (13.82%) SharePoint
3 192 (10.92%) MS Exchange
4 108 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 102 (5.80%) Lync
6 82 (4.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 69 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 60 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 54 (3.07%) Tomcat
10 42 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 40 (2.28%) JBoss
12 38 (2.16%) Apache
13 27 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
13 27 (1.54%) OpenStack
14 23 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (1.08%) WebLogic
16 16 (0.91%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 14 (0.80%) CMS
19 13 (0.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 229 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.21%) MS Office
3 11 (0.63%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) MS Project
7 1 (0.057%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 19 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 19 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.74%) Tridion
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.057%) Agresso
4 1 (0.057%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 165 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (4.95%) Office 365
4 21 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.85%) IaaS
7 14 (0.80%) PaaS
7 14 (0.80%) Heroku
8 12 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (0.63%) SaaS
10 9 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.34%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.28%) Yammer
12 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
13 4 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 252 (14.33%) DNS
2 161 (9.16%) SAN
3 141 (8.02%) DHCP
4 122 (6.94%) Firewall
5 92 (5.23%) TCP/IP
6 75 (4.27%) LDAP
7 62 (3.53%) NAS
8 54 (3.07%) WAN
9 52 (2.96%) LAN
10 46 (2.62%) NetScaler
11 43 (2.45%) Internet
12 41 (2.33%) VPN
13 27 (1.54%) VLAN
14 24 (1.37%) HTTP
15 23 (1.31%) Intranet
16 20 (1.14%) SMTP
17 16 (0.91%) SSL
17 16 (0.91%) iSCSI
18 14 (0.80%) Network Security
19 13 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 123 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 115 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 99 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 97 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 80 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 69 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 68 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 55 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 47 (2.67%) MySQL
11 46 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 34 (1.93%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.37%) DB2
15 18 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
15 18 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 15 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
18 14 (0.80%) DB2 UDB
18 14 (0.80%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 129 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 101 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 93 (5.29%) Git (software)
4 72 (4.10%) TeamCity
5 71 (4.04%) Visual Studio
6 64 (3.64%) Subversion
7 58 (3.30%) MSI
8 56 (3.19%) JIRA
9 55 (3.13%) MSBuild
10 46 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 39 (2.22%) Maven
12 36 (2.05%) NUnit
13 31 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
14 30 (1.71%) Toad
15 29 (1.65%) Artifactory
16 26 (1.48%) Ant
17 22 (1.25%) Hudson
18 16 (0.91%) Selenium
19 14 (0.80%) ClearCase
19 14 (0.80%) SpecFlow
General
1 293 (16.67%) Finance
2 102 (5.80%) Banking
3 40 (2.28%) Retail
4 33 (1.88%) Law
5 24 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.31%) Back Office
7 20 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 17 (0.97%) Marketing
9 15 (0.85%) Legal
10 13 (0.74%) Publishing
11 12 (0.68%) Military
11 12 (0.68%) Front Office
12 11 (0.63%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.40%) Advertising
14 4 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.17%) Games
16 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.11%) French Language
16 2 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 249 (14.16%) Developer
2 183 (10.41%) Administrator
3 164 (9.33%) Analyst
4 160 (9.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 138 (7.85%) Consultant
6 117 (6.66%) Systems Engineer
7 93 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 88 (5.01%) Systems Administrator
9 75 (4.27%) Wintel Engineer
10 64 (3.64%) DBA
11 61 (3.47%) Support Analyst
12 60 (3.41%) Support Engineer
13 54 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 54 (3.07%) Architect
14 49 (2.79%) SharePoint Developer
15 42 (2.39%) Applications Support
16 41 (2.33%) SQL DBA
17 37 (2.10%) SQL Developer
17 37 (2.10%) Windows Administrator
18 36 (2.05%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (21.62%) .NET
2 138 (7.85%) HTML
3 114 (6.48%) ASP.NET
4 109 (6.20%) XML
5 77 (4.38%) CSS
6 74 (4.21%) Web Services
7 46 (2.62%) Application Packaging
8 45 (2.56%) jQuery
9 42 (2.39%) WCF
10 33 (1.88%) Middleware
11 32 (1.82%) .NET Framework
12 30 (1.71%) SOAP
13 29 (1.65%) REST
14 28 (1.59%) HTML5
15 26 (1.48%) AngularJS
15 26 (1.48%) JSP
16 25 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (1.19%) WPF
18 18 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
19 17 (0.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.37%) Clustering
2 82 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 73 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.36%) Replication
5 45 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.59%) PKI
8 27 (1.54%) User Experience
9 22 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.91%) Blackberry
11 16 (0.91%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.80%) NHS
12 14 (0.80%) CMDB
13 12 (0.68%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.68%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
15 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.57%) EqualLogic
16 9 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1164 (66.21%) Windows
2 474 (26.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 345 (19.62%) Linux
4 321 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 263 (14.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 173 (9.84%) UNIX
7 142 (8.08%) Windows 7
8 64 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (2.45%) Windows 8
10 38 (2.16%) Solaris
11 29 (1.65%) Mac OS X
12 22 (1.25%) Windows XP
12 22 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 19 (1.08%) Windows 2000
14 15 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
16 10 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.57%) SUSE
17 9 (0.51%) Debian
17 9 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (17.92%) ITIL
2 242 (13.77%) Migration
3 206 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (10.18%) DevOps
5 142 (8.08%) Configuration Management
6 131 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (5.97%) Project Management
8 99 (5.63%) Change Management
9 81 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 69 (3.92%) E-Commerce
10 69 (3.92%) SDLC
11 68 (3.87%) Release Management
12 63 (3.58%) Scrum
13 56 (3.19%) TDD
14 55 (3.13%) Load Balancing
15 54 (3.07%) Workflow
16 52 (2.96%) Service Management
17 49 (2.79%) Continuous Delivery
18 44 (2.50%) High Availability
19 43 (2.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 504 (28.67%) SQL
2 289 (16.44%) VBScript
3 257 (14.62%) C#
4 173 (9.84%) Perl
5 157 (8.93%) VB
6 151 (8.59%) JavaScript
7 148 (8.42%) Python
8 101 (5.75%) T-SQL
8 101 (5.75%) Shell Script
9 95 (5.40%) Java
10 77 (4.38%) Bash Shell
11 58 (3.30%) Ruby
12 45 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 37 (2.10%) C++
14 32 (1.82%) VB.NET
15 30 (1.71%) VBA
16 29 (1.65%) C
17 25 (1.42%) PHP
18 18 (1.02%) Jython
19 13 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 264 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 192 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 181 (10.30%) SC Cleared
4 101 (5.75%) MCITP
5 90 (5.12%) Degree
6 71 (4.04%) MCSE
7 61 (3.47%) DV Cleared
8 55 (3.13%) MCSA
9 41 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (1.54%) ISTQB
12 26 (1.48%) MCP
13 25 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 24 (1.37%) ISEB
15 22 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
16 17 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (0.91%) CISSP
18 15 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (0.80%) CCA
20 12 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.15%) SLA
2 51 (2.90%) QA
3 3 (0.17%) GxP
4 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.057%) Basel II
System Software
1 591 (33.62%) Active Directory
2 372 (21.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (10.52%) Hyper-V
4 155 (8.82%) XenApp
5 154 (8.76%) vSphere
6 91 (5.18%) XenDesktop
7 71 (4.04%) VMware ESX
8 59 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
9 52 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (1.82%) NFS
11 26 (1.48%) Terminal Services
12 24 (1.37%) vCloud
12 24 (1.37%) XenServer
13 17 (0.97%) Terminal Server
14 12 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 9 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (0.51%) UAG
15 9 (0.51%) Firmware
16 8 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.34%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 259 (14.73%) SCCM
2 149 (8.48%) SCOM
3 116 (6.60%) Puppet
4 86 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (2.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 39 (2.22%) SCVMM
7 33 (1.88%) WSUS
8 32 (1.82%) WMI
9 30 (1.71%) Nagios
10 26 (1.48%) SCOrch
11 23 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 23 (1.31%) Vagrant
12 22 (1.25%) HP SIM
13 21 (1.19%) NetBackup
14 19 (1.08%) BladeLogic
15 18 (1.02%) SCSM
16 17 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
16 17 (0.97%) Control-M
17 15 (0.85%) OpenView
17 15 (0.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 709 (40.33%) Microsoft
2 597 (33.96%) VMware
3 241 (13.71%) Citrix
4 220 (12.51%) HP
5 196 (11.15%) Oracle
6 103 (5.86%) Cisco
7 81 (4.61%) Red Hat
8 73 (4.15%) NetApp
9 60 (3.41%) Symantec
10 59 (3.36%) Dell
11 54 (3.07%) IBM
12 47 (2.67%) BMC
13 42 (2.39%) EMC
13 42 (2.39%) McAfee
14 34 (1.93%) AppSense
15 29 (1.65%) Remedy
16 28 (1.59%) Lumension
17 27 (1.54%) Sybase
18 26 (1.48%) F5
18 26 (1.48%) Splunk
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350-£450
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago