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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 151 155 267
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +112
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 733 657 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.35% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.80% 3.62% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 399 182
Average daily rate
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£403 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £481 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 20
Average hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.22 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £34.06 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -

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
19274 18137 17083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.00% 37.23% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12858 11442 10509
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 522 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
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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 +4 675 £415 +8.85% 240
London -2 292 £450 +12.50% 110
South East +51 231 £400 -3.03% 50
Hampshire +28 77 £345 -13.75% 14
City of London -18 54 £425 +3.03% 31
East of England +16 51 £400 +14.28% 16
Berkshire -10 45 £400 -5.88% 16
Surrey +23 44 £438 +9.37% 9
Scotland -24 33 £344 -1.78% 2
Hook +11 27 £323 -10.91%
North West -12 27 £318 +111.66% 20
Reading +2 25 £400 -3.03% 10
South West -34 22 £345 -8.60% 9
West Midlands +2 21 £350 -2.77% 11
Cambridgeshire -1 21 £400 +23.07% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 20 £324 -20.55% 3
Kent +8 19 £400 - 2
Cambridge +13 16 £400 +8.47% 2
Milton Keynes +9 16 £324 -0.38% 2
Southampton +1 16 £375 -6.25% 6
Bedfordshire -3 15 £450 +28.57% 8
Basingstoke +6 12 £340 -17.57% 1
Manchester -6 12 £375 +177.77% 11
Luton - 12 £450 - 5
Edinburgh -10 11 £363 +28.88% 1
Leatherhead - 11 £438 -
Wiltshire -10 10 £400 -5.88% 3
Yorkshire -10 10 £350 -12.50% 10
Guildford - 10 £430 - 3
East Midlands -18 9 £550 +400.00% 10

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1005 (64.30%) Windows
2 683 (43.70%) Microsoft
3 608 (38.90%) Active Directory
4 444 (28.41%) VMware
5 420 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 348 (22.26%) SQL
7 328 (20.99%) .NET
8 324 (20.73%) Security Cleared
9 315 (20.15%) VBScript
10 300 (19.19%) ITIL
11 293 (18.75%) SQL Server
12 283 (18.11%) SCCM
13 274 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 264 (16.89%) C#
15 260 (16.63%) Linux
16 254 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 243 (15.55%) SharePoint
18 230 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
19 224 (14.33%) IIS
20 220 (14.08%) MS Exchange
21 219 (14.01%) DNS
22 214 (13.69%) Finance
23 205 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
24 203 (12.99%) Citrix
24 203 (12.99%) Migration
25 197 (12.60%) SC Cleared
25 197 (12.60%) SCOM
26 190 (12.16%) MS Excel
27 187 (11.96%) Windows 7
28 185 (11.84%) HP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 243 (15.55%) SharePoint
2 224 (14.33%) IIS
3 220 (14.08%) MS Exchange
4 150 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 95 (6.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 91 (5.82%) Lync
7 79 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 76 (4.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 72 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 59 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 45 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 42 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
13 39 (2.50%) OpenStack
14 31 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (1.73%) Apache
16 25 (1.60%) JBoss
16 25 (1.60%) WebSphere
17 22 (1.41%) Tomcat
18 18 (1.15%) CMS
19 16 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 190 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.73%) MS Office
3 30 (1.92%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.70%) FrameMaker
5 3 (0.19%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.064%) CATIA
7 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) Summit
6 1 (0.064%) Endur
6 1 (0.064%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.064%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.064%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (5.25%) Office 365
3 79 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.83%) Heroku
6 10 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.58%) GitHub
8 8 (0.51%) PaaS
9 7 (0.45%) IaaS
10 3 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.13%) Route 53
11 2 (0.13%) SaaS
12 1 (0.064%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 219 (14.01%) DNS
2 151 (9.66%) DHCP
2 151 (9.66%) SAN
3 147 (9.40%) TCP/IP
4 142 (9.09%) Firewall
5 51 (3.26%) NAS
6 50 (3.20%) FTP
7 47 (3.01%) NetScaler
7 47 (3.01%) Internet
8 39 (2.50%) HTTP
9 37 (2.37%) SSL
9 37 (2.37%) LDAP
10 36 (2.30%) LAN
11 35 (2.24%) WAN
12 32 (2.05%) VPN
13 30 (1.92%) SMTP
14 22 (1.41%) VLAN
14 22 (1.41%) X.400
14 22 (1.41%) X.500
15 21 (1.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 88 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 42 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.34%) MySQL
9 20 (1.28%) EDRMS
10 13 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.45%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.32%) OLTP
15 5 (0.32%) PerformancePoint
15 5 (0.32%) Relational Database
16 4 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 108 (6.91%) Visual Studio
2 105 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 94 (6.01%) TeamCity
4 80 (5.12%) Jenkins
5 58 (3.71%) MSBuild
6 55 (3.52%) MSI
7 38 (2.43%) Git (software)
8 36 (2.30%) Ant
9 31 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 29 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (1.54%) Selenium
12 22 (1.41%) Maven
13 19 (1.22%) NUnit
14 18 (1.15%) JIRA
15 17 (1.09%) StarTeam
15 17 (1.09%) MSTest
16 16 (1.02%) Subversion
17 13 (0.83%) SpecFlow
18 12 (0.77%) NDepend
18 12 (0.77%) NCover
General
1 214 (13.69%) Finance
2 111 (7.10%) Banking
3 44 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.11%) Publishing
5 28 (1.79%) Retail
6 26 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.34%) Military
8 19 (1.22%) Front Office
8 19 (1.22%) Legal
9 18 (1.15%) Advertising
10 14 (0.90%) Marketing
11 11 (0.70%) Games
12 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.45%) Back Office
14 5 (0.32%) Law
15 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.19%) Electronics
17 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.13%) French Language
17 2 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 226 (14.46%) Developer
2 159 (10.17%) Consultant
3 133 (8.51%) Analyst
4 126 (8.06%) Administrator
4 126 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 91 (5.82%) SharePoint Developer
6 88 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 70 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 66 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
9 61 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
10 59 (3.77%) Architect
11 50 (3.20%) Support Engineer
12 46 (2.94%) Support Analyst
13 41 (2.62%) Server Engineer
14 40 (2.56%) .NET Developer
15 37 (2.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 36 (2.30%) Build Engineer
17 35 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
18 33 (2.11%) DBA
18 33 (2.11%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (20.99%) .NET
2 160 (10.24%) XML
3 128 (8.19%) ASP.NET
4 119 (7.61%) HTML
5 103 (6.59%) Web Services
6 85 (5.44%) WCF
7 56 (3.58%) CSS
8 53 (3.39%) .NET Framework
9 51 (3.26%) jQuery
10 44 (2.82%) Middleware
11 41 (2.62%) Application Packaging
12 33 (2.11%) XSLT
13 23 (1.47%) JSP
14 19 (1.22%) Ajax
14 19 (1.22%) WF
14 19 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (1.22%) REST
14 19 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 17 (1.09%) WPF
15 17 (1.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.17%) Clustering
2 79 (5.05%) Replication
3 72 (4.61%) PKI
4 51 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (3.07%) Blackberry
6 39 (2.50%) Open Source
7 38 (2.43%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.34%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.09%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.09%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.02%) User Experience
12 15 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.83%) CMDB
14 13 (0.83%) Derivative
14 13 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
15 11 (0.70%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1005 (64.30%) Windows
2 420 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 260 (16.63%) Linux
4 254 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 230 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (11.96%) Windows 7
7 125 (8.00%) UNIX
8 54 (3.45%) Windows XP
9 46 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (2.24%) Windows 8
11 26 (1.66%) Solaris
12 24 (1.54%) Windows Vista
13 17 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.77%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.70%) CentOS
16 10 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.64%) Android
17 9 (0.58%) AIX
18 5 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (19.19%) ITIL
2 203 (12.99%) Migration
3 164 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (9.66%) DevOps
5 126 (8.06%) Configuration Management
6 113 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
7 95 (6.08%) Change Management
8 82 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 65 (4.16%) E-Commerce
10 62 (3.97%) Incident Management
10 62 (3.97%) High Availability
11 52 (3.33%) TDD
12 50 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
13 48 (3.07%) Release Management
13 48 (3.07%) Performance Monitoring
14 47 (3.01%) Project Management
14 47 (3.01%) MVC
15 44 (2.82%) Service Delivery
15 44 (2.82%) Workflow
16 40 (2.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 348 (22.26%) SQL
2 315 (20.15%) VBScript
3 264 (16.89%) C#
4 141 (9.02%) VB
5 123 (7.87%) JavaScript
6 113 (7.23%) Perl
7 95 (6.08%) Python
8 92 (5.89%) Ruby
9 90 (5.76%) Shell Script
10 60 (3.84%) Bash Shell
11 53 (3.39%) T-SQL
12 47 (3.01%) Java
13 28 (1.79%) C++
14 26 (1.66%) C
15 22 (1.41%) PHP
16 12 (0.77%) VBA
17 11 (0.70%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.51%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.45%) Korn
20 4 (0.26%) F#
Qualifications
1 324 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 205 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 197 (12.60%) SC Cleared
4 124 (7.93%) DV Cleared
5 114 (7.29%) MCITP
6 84 (5.37%) MCSE
7 69 (4.41%) Degree
8 57 (3.65%) MCSA
9 44 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 32 (2.05%) MCTS
12 25 (1.60%) CCNA
13 20 (1.28%) ISTQB
13 20 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 18 (1.15%) MCP
15 17 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.70%) ISEB
18 10 (0.64%) RHCE
19 9 (0.58%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.20%) SLA
2 32 (2.05%) QA
3 9 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.38%) GPG13
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.064%) GxP
6 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 608 (38.90%) Active Directory
2 274 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (8.70%) vSphere
4 135 (8.64%) Hyper-V
5 109 (6.97%) XenApp
6 60 (3.84%) XenDesktop
7 58 (3.71%) VMware ESX
8 56 (3.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (1.98%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
12 22 (1.41%) XenServer
13 21 (1.34%) vCloud
14 14 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 12 (0.77%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 12 (0.77%) NFS
16 11 (0.70%) Firmware
16 11 (0.70%) UAG
17 10 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 283 (18.11%) SCCM
2 197 (12.60%) SCOM
3 118 (7.55%) Puppet
4 87 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (4.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 41 (2.62%) SCOrch
7 38 (2.43%) SCVMM
7 38 (2.43%) WMI
8 30 (1.92%) HP SIM
8 30 (1.92%) SCSM
9 29 (1.86%) WSUS
10 28 (1.79%) Tivoli
11 27 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 25 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 22 (1.41%) EdgeSight
14 19 (1.22%) Backup Exec
15 18 (1.15%) NetBackup
15 18 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 14 (0.90%) FortiGate
16 14 (0.90%) Control-M
Vendors
1 683 (43.70%) Microsoft
2 444 (28.41%) VMware
3 203 (12.99%) Citrix
4 185 (11.84%) HP
5 133 (8.51%) Oracle
6 77 (4.93%) IBM
7 76 (4.86%) Dell
8 74 (4.73%) Cisco
9 62 (3.97%) Symantec
10 52 (3.33%) NetApp
11 46 (2.94%) McAfee
12 44 (2.82%) Remedy
13 41 (2.62%) EMC
14 38 (2.43%) BMC
15 37 (2.37%) Red Hat
16 31 (1.98%) F5
17 27 (1.73%) Veritas
18 26 (1.66%) Lumension
19 25 (1.60%) ServiceNow
20 24 (1.54%) AppSense
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
@ITS
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £100 - 200 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago