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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
UK
Rank 112 136 157
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +21
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 951 935 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.16% 1.84% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.32% 4.77% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 566 432
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 11
Median hourly rate £40.50 £25.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £30.00 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £29.77
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.02%

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
17867 19589 19342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 38.55% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12186 13269 12961
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 511 416
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.27 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +20 880 £400 - 241
London +14 455 £450 +3.62% 98
South East +6 187 £350 -12.50% 49
City of London +2 90 £450 +5.88% 23
Hampshire +25 83 £330 -5.03% 11
Scotland +17 55 £400 +6.66% 11
West Midlands +30 48 £368 -10.36% 9
North West +29 46 £350 +22.80% 23
Surrey +7 43 £370 -11.90% 11
South West -14 35 £355 -8.38% 14
North East +15 33 £315 -25.00% 2
East of England -3 33 £425 +3.03% 18
Tyne and Wear +2 32 £315 -25.00% 2
Berkshire +9 30 £506 +26.56% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 30 £320 -23.80% 2
Glasgow +17 24 £400 +6.66% 4
Hook +11 22 £328 +7.18% 2
Edinburgh +14 20 £400 +28.00% 7
Yorkshire +7 20 £343 -8.66% 16
Manchester +4 19 £375 +31.57% 14
East Midlands -5 19 £280 +144.54% 12
West Yorkshire +23 14 £360 +3.59% 11
Solihull - 14 - -
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £348 -10.89% 2
Hertfordshire +6 13 £400 -3.03% 8
Cheshire +30 12 £325 +18.18% 1
Reading +8 12 £513 +34.86% 3
Wiltshire -9 12 £363 -3.33% 2
Leeds +9 11 £360 +4.34% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 11 £440 -2.22% 5

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1292 (62.66%) Windows
2 898 (43.55%) Microsoft
3 777 (37.68%) Active Directory
4 692 (33.56%) Windows Server
5 544 (26.38%) SQL
6 537 (26.04%) VMware
7 508 (24.64%) SQL Server
8 500 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 437 (21.19%) Linux
10 430 (20.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 415 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 408 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
13 387 (18.77%) DevOps
14 381 (18.48%) .NET
15 375 (18.19%) Security Cleared
16 360 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
17 329 (15.96%) DNS
18 320 (15.52%) Migration
19 304 (14.74%) C#
20 298 (14.45%) Office 365
21 295 (14.31%) SCCM
22 290 (14.06%) Finance
23 289 (14.02%) Puppet
24 267 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
25 266 (12.90%) MS Excel
26 264 (12.80%) SC Cleared
27 261 (12.66%) ITIL
28 255 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
29 253 (12.27%) Python
30 242 (11.74%) MS Exchange

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
1 242 (11.74%) MS Exchange
2 235 (11.40%) IIS
3 221 (10.72%) SharePoint
4 152 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 128 (6.21%) Skype for Business
6 107 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 77 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 70 (3.39%) Apache
8 70 (3.39%) OpenStack
9 66 (3.20%) Tomcat
10 65 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 56 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 51 (2.47%) Confluence
13 42 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
14 30 (1.45%) WebSphere
15 27 (1.31%) JBoss
16 21 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
17 19 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 17 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 266 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 81 (3.93%) MS Office
3 9 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.097%) MS Project
5 2 (0.097%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.097%) SPSS
6 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) assyst
3 3 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.048%) Eikon
4 1 (0.048%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.048%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 500 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 298 (14.45%) Office 365
3 267 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
4 114 (5.53%) IaaS
5 71 (3.44%) PaaS
6 69 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 40 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 37 (1.79%) SaaS
9 36 (1.75%) GitHub
10 32 (1.55%) OneDrive
11 21 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.92%) Yammer
13 16 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.73%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
16 10 (0.48%) G Suite
16 10 (0.48%) Route 53
17 7 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.34%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 329 (15.96%) DNS
2 230 (11.15%) Firewall
3 182 (8.83%) DHCP
4 162 (7.86%) SAN
5 121 (5.87%) TCP/IP
6 102 (4.95%) Skype
7 69 (3.35%) Internet
8 59 (2.86%) LDAP
9 57 (2.76%) LAN
10 55 (2.67%) SSL
11 53 (2.57%) Kerberos
12 52 (2.52%) WAN
13 51 (2.47%) NAS
14 44 (2.13%) NetScaler
14 44 (2.13%) VPN
15 36 (1.75%) HTTP
15 36 (1.75%) iSCSI
16 35 (1.70%) SMTP
17 33 (1.60%) VLAN
18 32 (1.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 129 (6.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 89 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 47 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (2.18%) Oracle Database
9 39 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (1.89%) Relational Database
10 38 (1.84%) MySQL
11 30 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (1.31%) MongoDB
13 26 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
13 26 (1.26%) NoSQL
14 22 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (0.97%) Big Data
16 17 (0.82%) Power BI
16 17 (0.82%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 188 (9.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 143 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 136 (6.60%) TeamCity
4 120 (5.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 113 (5.48%) Jenkins
6 87 (4.22%) JIRA
7 86 (4.17%) Visual Studio
8 74 (3.59%) MSBuild
9 70 (3.39%) MSI
10 56 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 44 (2.13%) Subversion
12 42 (2.04%) Hudson
13 34 (1.65%) Vagrant
14 28 (1.36%) Selenium
15 25 (1.21%) Maven
15 25 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
16 24 (1.16%) NUnit
17 21 (1.02%) Ant
17 21 (1.02%) Bitbucket
17 21 (1.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 290 (14.06%) Finance
2 140 (6.79%) Banking
3 44 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.94%) Advertising
5 35 (1.70%) Retail
6 33 (1.60%) Front Office
7 28 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.21%) Back Office
9 20 (0.97%) Legal
9 20 (0.97%) Publishing
10 16 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.73%) Law
12 12 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.53%) Electronics
14 10 (0.48%) Marketing
15 7 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.29%) Games
16 6 (0.29%) German Language
17 5 (0.24%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 228 (11.06%) Developer
2 224 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 187 (9.07%) Consultant
4 160 (7.76%) Administrator
5 152 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
6 150 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 143 (6.94%) Analyst
8 95 (4.61%) Support Engineer
9 87 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
10 81 (3.93%) DBA
11 76 (3.69%) PowerShell Engineer
12 75 (3.64%) Architect
13 74 (3.59%) SQL DBA
14 71 (3.44%) Automation Engineer
14 71 (3.44%) Wintel Engineer
15 70 (3.39%) Active Directory Engineer
16 64 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
17 61 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
17 61 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
18 56 (2.72%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (18.48%) .NET
2 120 (5.82%) HTML
3 115 (5.58%) XML
4 96 (4.66%) ASP.NET
4 96 (4.66%) Web Services
5 81 (3.93%) CSS
6 77 (3.73%) jQuery
7 53 (2.57%) REST
8 40 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 38 (1.84%) Middleware
9 38 (1.84%) SOAP
9 38 (1.84%) WCF
10 33 (1.60%) JSON
11 29 (1.41%) Node.js
11 29 (1.41%) Software Packaging
12 28 (1.36%) HTML5
12 28 (1.36%) RESTful
13 23 (1.12%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.12%) ELK Stack
14 21 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.75%) Clustering
1 98 (4.75%) Data Centre
2 89 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 57 (2.76%) Replication
5 54 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 52 (2.52%) PKI
7 40 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 26 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.07%) Blackberry
10 22 (1.07%) User Experience
11 21 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 21 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.92%) Derivative
13 18 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.82%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
14 17 (0.82%) Thin Client
15 16 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1292 (62.66%) Windows
2 692 (33.56%) Windows Server
3 437 (21.19%) Linux
4 430 (20.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 415 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 200 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 154 (7.47%) Windows 7
8 139 (6.74%) Unix
9 126 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 112 (5.43%) Windows 10
11 39 (1.89%) CentOS
12 38 (1.84%) Android
13 34 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 33 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 32 (1.55%) Windows XP
16 30 (1.45%) Apple iOS
17 25 (1.21%) Solaris
18 24 (1.16%) AIX
19 23 (1.12%) Mac OS X
20 11 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (18.77%) DevOps
3 320 (15.52%) Migration
4 261 (12.66%) ITIL
5 210 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
6 158 (7.66%) Configuration Management
7 111 (5.38%) Scrum
8 97 (4.70%) Load Balancing
9 95 (4.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 90 (4.36%) Release Management
11 84 (4.07%) TDD
12 82 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 73 (3.54%) Change Management
15 68 (3.30%) High Availability
16 66 (3.20%) Application Packaging
17 65 (3.15%) Service Management
18 64 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
18 64 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
19 63 (3.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 544 (26.38%) SQL
2 304 (14.74%) C#
3 253 (12.27%) Python
4 229 (11.11%) VBScript
5 184 (8.92%) Bash Shell
6 171 (8.29%) Perl
7 146 (7.08%) JavaScript
8 143 (6.94%) T-SQL
9 124 (6.01%) Java
10 100 (4.85%) VB
11 76 (3.69%) Ruby
12 74 (3.59%) Shell Script
13 47 (2.28%) PHP
14 45 (2.18%) C
15 24 (1.16%) VB.NET
16 23 (1.12%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.02%) VBA
18 20 (0.97%) C++
19 17 (0.82%) Jython
20 15 (0.73%) Korn
Qualifications
1 375 (18.19%) Security Cleared
2 264 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 166 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (5.43%) Degree
5 98 (4.75%) MCSE
6 68 (3.30%) DV Cleared
7 51 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (2.13%) CCNA
10 34 (1.65%) MCSA
11 27 (1.31%) MCITP
12 25 (1.21%) CCNP
13 24 (1.16%) MCP
14 19 (0.92%) CISSP
15 18 (0.87%) CEH
15 18 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (0.73%) MCTS
18 13 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
19 12 (0.58%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.13%) SLA
2 27 (1.31%) QA
3 22 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.097%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.097%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.097%) WCAG
8 1 (0.048%) BS7799
8 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
System Software
1 777 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 360 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (8.73%) Hyper-V
4 126 (6.11%) vSphere
5 100 (4.85%) XenApp
6 96 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 91 (4.41%) Docker
8 76 (3.69%) VMware ESX
9 71 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
10 68 (3.30%) XenDesktop
11 64 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
12 33 (1.60%) XenServer
13 29 (1.41%) vCloud
14 27 (1.31%) DFS Replication
15 24 (1.16%) BitLocker
16 23 (1.12%) Firmware
17 18 (0.87%) NFS
17 18 (0.87%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
19 13 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 295 (14.31%) SCCM
2 289 (14.02%) Puppet
3 255 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
4 188 (9.12%) Ansible
5 150 (7.27%) SCOM
6 93 (4.51%) WSUS
7 69 (3.35%) Nagios
8 64 (3.10%) vRealize
9 38 (1.84%) PowerCLI
9 38 (1.84%) SCOrch
10 36 (1.75%) AirWatch
11 34 (1.65%) SCVMM
12 33 (1.60%) NetBackup
13 32 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
14 28 (1.36%) Terraform
15 27 (1.31%) BladeLogic
16 26 (1.26%) WMI
17 25 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
18 21 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 21 (1.02%) Packer
Vendors
1 898 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 537 (26.04%) VMware
3 217 (10.52%) Citrix
4 207 (10.04%) HP
5 133 (6.45%) Cisco
6 130 (6.30%) Oracle
7 112 (5.43%) Red Hat
8 71 (3.44%) Dell
9 65 (3.15%) Symantec
10 53 (2.57%) IBM
11 43 (2.09%) NetApp
12 41 (1.99%) Atlassian
13 38 (1.84%) EMC
14 37 (1.79%) Intel Security
15 35 (1.70%) CheckPoint
16 34 (1.65%) AppSense
16 34 (1.65%) CA
17 30 (1.45%) ServiceNow
18 27 (1.31%) F5
19 26 (1.26%) Splunk
Glossop, Derbyshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £335.76 - £419.70 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £270 to £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago