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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 85 164 171
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +7
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1393 818 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.49% 1.44% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.53% 3.86% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 501 402
Average daily rate £413 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.41% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 19
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.00 £24.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £30.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £32.24
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.44%

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
21321 21196 20350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.15% 37.36% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14643 13791 13258
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 447 483
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £18.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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 +60 1123 £421 +18.45% 236
London +43 497 £450 +16.12% 107
South East +18 283 £400 +6.66% 50
Scotland +72 228 £375 +0.33% 13
North West +62 118 £425 +84.78% 13
Renfrewshire +14 113 £375 -2.27% 1
Erskine +12 113 £375 -2.27%
City of London +58 98 £450 +26.76% 30
Hampshire -5 94 £368 -8.12% 8
Berkshire +51 82 £400 +14.28% 14
South West +49 73 £350 +3.85% 13
Cheshire +51 72 £440 +100.00%
Edinburgh +33 58 £450 +12.50% 6
Reading +39 55 £390 +20.00% 5
Warrington +31 50 £443 -
Surrey +7 49 £475 +15.15% 10
West Midlands +5 39 £375 +9.09% 11
Glasgow +36 38 £350 -23.49% 1
Yorkshire -20 35 £350 +7.69% 21
Hook +9 34 £344 -14.00%
Bristol +22 29 £330 +5.60% 4
North East -4 26 £235 -37.33% 10
West Yorkshire -20 26 £350 +7.69% 13
Manchester +5 25 £310 -11.42% 7
East of England -7 25 £425 +30.76% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 24 £235 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 24 £235 - 3
East Midlands +10 18 £290 -4.91% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £403 +0.62% 3
Staines +6 16 £600 +85.18% 2

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1496 (64.90%) Windows
2 1057 (45.86%) Microsoft
3 870 (37.74%) Windows Server
4 840 (36.44%) Active Directory
5 765 (33.19%) SQL
6 691 (29.98%) SQL Server
7 666 (28.89%) VMware
8 541 (23.47%) .NET
9 506 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 501 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 480 (20.82%) C#
12 479 (20.78%) Linux
13 452 (19.61%) Finance
14 426 (18.48%) Security Cleared
15 414 (17.96%) Migration
16 409 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
17 408 (17.70%) SharePoint
18 401 (17.40%) ITIL
19 400 (17.35%) MS Excel
20 387 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
21 366 (15.88%) SCCM
22 349 (15.14%) Citrix
23 345 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
24 341 (14.79%) DevOps
25 340 (14.75%) VBScript
26 334 (14.49%) DNS
27 323 (14.01%) Python
28 313 (13.58%) HP
29 304 (13.19%) IIS
30 296 (12.84%) SC Cleared

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 408 (17.70%) SharePoint
2 304 (13.19%) IIS
3 276 (11.97%) MS Exchange
4 170 (7.38%) Skype for Business
5 162 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 140 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 125 (5.42%) OpenStack
8 120 (5.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 85 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 75 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 65 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 64 (2.78%) Tomcat
13 61 (2.65%) Apache
14 59 (2.56%) Node.js
15 52 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 38 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
17 36 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
18 32 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
19 31 (1.34%) Confluence
20 29 (1.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 400 (17.35%) MS Excel
2 133 (5.77%) MS Office
3 27 (1.17%) InfoPath
4 13 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.087%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.043%) Mingle
7 1 (0.043%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.13%) Eikon
4 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.043%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.043%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.043%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 345 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 251 (10.89%) Office 365
3 242 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (4.03%) PaaS
5 79 (3.43%) IaaS
6 66 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 45 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (1.95%) SaaS
8 26 (1.13%) GitHub
9 21 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 14 (0.61%) Heroku
10 14 (0.61%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.39%) Yammer
13 6 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
13 6 (0.26%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 334 (14.49%) DNS
2 193 (8.37%) SAN
3 184 (7.98%) DHCP
4 153 (6.64%) Firewall
5 143 (6.20%) TCP/IP
6 111 (4.82%) Internet
7 98 (4.25%) Skype
8 90 (3.90%) NetScaler
9 71 (3.08%) VPN
9 71 (3.08%) WAN
10 60 (2.60%) SSL
11 57 (2.47%) LAN
12 56 (2.43%) LDAP
13 47 (2.04%) HTTP
14 42 (1.82%) NAS
15 38 (1.65%) SMTP
16 26 (1.13%) Kerberos
17 25 (1.08%) Intranet
18 24 (1.04%) VLAN
19 23 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 691 (29.98%) SQL Server
2 165 (7.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 153 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 99 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 88 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 76 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 73 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 43 (1.87%) MongoDB
11 40 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (1.56%) MySQL
13 35 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 33 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
15 25 (1.08%) NoSQL
16 24 (1.04%) Big Data
17 22 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
17 22 (0.95%) Hadoop
17 22 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 199 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 188 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 173 (7.51%) Git (software)
4 120 (5.21%) TeamCity
5 116 (5.03%) Visual Studio
6 101 (4.38%) JIRA
7 89 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 83 (3.60%) Subversion
9 79 (3.43%) MSI
10 54 (2.34%) MSBuild
11 48 (2.08%) Maven
12 28 (1.21%) Hudson
12 28 (1.21%) Selenium
13 27 (1.17%) SpecFlow
14 26 (1.13%) NUnit
15 25 (1.08%) Vagrant
16 24 (1.04%) Ant
17 22 (0.95%) InstallShield
18 21 (0.91%) Artifactory
19 20 (0.87%) WiX
General
1 452 (19.61%) Finance
2 208 (9.02%) Banking
3 57 (2.47%) Financial Institution
4 48 (2.08%) Law
5 43 (1.87%) Front Office
6 37 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.39%) Legal
9 29 (1.26%) Back Office
10 28 (1.21%) Marketing
11 20 (0.87%) Advertising
12 16 (0.69%) Retail
13 14 (0.61%) Military
14 13 (0.56%) Billing
15 10 (0.43%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.39%) French Language
16 9 (0.39%) German Language
17 8 (0.35%) Games
17 8 (0.35%) Italian Language
18 6 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 275 (11.93%) Developer
2 211 (9.15%) Analyst
3 191 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 179 (7.77%) Administrator
5 168 (7.29%) Consultant
6 163 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
7 128 (5.55%) Architect
8 115 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 111 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 104 (4.51%) PowerShell Engineer
11 95 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
12 92 (3.99%) DBA
13 79 (3.43%) SQL DBA
14 76 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
15 73 (3.17%) Server Engineer
16 69 (2.99%) C# Developer
16 69 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
17 68 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
17 68 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
18 67 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (23.47%) .NET
2 197 (8.55%) HTML
3 158 (6.85%) ASP.NET
4 147 (6.38%) XML
5 136 (5.90%) CSS
6 122 (5.29%) Web Services
7 115 (4.99%) jQuery
8 84 (3.64%) .NET Framework
9 76 (3.30%) HTML5
10 67 (2.91%) AngularJS
11 44 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (1.87%) Middleware
13 41 (1.78%) REST
14 29 (1.26%) WCF
15 28 (1.21%) Sensu
16 27 (1.17%) JSON
16 27 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 25 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (1.08%) WPF
18 23 (1.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 127 (5.51%) Data Centre
2 123 (5.34%) Clustering
3 99 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 81 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (2.47%) Blackberry
6 57 (2.47%) Hedge funds
7 52 (2.26%) Replication
8 50 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 46 (2.00%) PKI
10 44 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 26 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (0.95%) Fat Client
13 22 (0.95%) Thin Client
14 21 (0.91%) Fixed Income
14 21 (0.91%) User Experience
15 20 (0.87%) Visualisation
16 19 (0.82%) VCE vBlock
17 18 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1496 (64.90%) Windows
2 870 (37.74%) Windows Server
3 506 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 501 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 479 (20.78%) Linux
6 216 (9.37%) Unix
7 214 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 167 (7.25%) Windows 7
9 101 (4.38%) Windows 10
10 83 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 53 (2.30%) Windows 8
12 39 (1.69%) Solaris
13 36 (1.56%) Windows XP
14 35 (1.52%) VMS
15 29 (1.26%) Mac OS X
16 28 (1.21%) Apple iOS
17 27 (1.17%) AIX
17 27 (1.17%) CentOS
18 16 (0.69%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (17.96%) Migration
2 401 (17.40%) ITIL
3 387 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
4 341 (14.79%) DevOps
5 275 (11.93%) Configuration Management
6 260 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
7 125 (5.42%) Service Management
8 103 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 96 (4.16%) Change Management
10 94 (4.08%) Workflow
11 93 (4.03%) Load Balancing
12 90 (3.90%) Release Management
13 87 (3.77%) Open Source
13 87 (3.77%) Project Management
14 83 (3.60%) Scrum
15 80 (3.47%) OO
15 80 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
16 72 (3.12%) ITSM
16 72 (3.12%) Service Delivery
17 69 (2.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 765 (33.19%) SQL
2 480 (20.82%) C#
3 340 (14.75%) VBScript
4 323 (14.01%) Python
5 264 (11.45%) Java
6 256 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 225 (9.76%) Ruby
8 212 (9.20%) Perl
9 167 (7.25%) VB
10 158 (6.85%) T-SQL
11 152 (6.59%) Bash Shell
12 105 (4.56%) C++
13 64 (2.78%) Shell Script
14 51 (2.21%) C
15 46 (2.00%) Korn
16 44 (1.91%) VBA
17 39 (1.69%) VB.NET
18 38 (1.65%) PHP
19 34 (1.48%) Bourne shell
20 18 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 426 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 296 (12.84%) SC Cleared
3 291 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 147 (6.38%) Degree
4 147 (6.38%) MCSE
5 83 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 79 (3.43%) MCITP
7 78 (3.38%) MCSA
8 57 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 49 (2.13%) MCTS
10 40 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (1.34%) MCSD
12 28 (1.21%) AWS Certification
13 21 (0.91%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (0.87%) MCP
15 19 (0.82%) ISEB
15 19 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 19 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.95%) QA
2 30 (1.30%) SLA
3 17 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.13%) WAI
8 3 (0.13%) WCAG
9 2 (0.087%) GPG13
10 1 (0.043%) COBIT
10 1 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.043%) EMIR
10 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 840 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 409 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (8.55%) vSphere
4 186 (8.07%) XenApp
5 183 (7.94%) Hyper-V
6 137 (5.94%) XenDesktop
7 91 (3.95%) Docker
8 75 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 63 (2.73%) VMware ESX
10 52 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
11 46 (2.00%) XenServer
12 43 (1.87%) Terminal Services
13 34 (1.48%) vCloud
14 23 (1.00%) DFS Replication
14 23 (1.00%) NFS
15 16 (0.69%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
17 12 (0.52%) GlusterFS
17 12 (0.52%) Xen
18 11 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 366 (15.88%) SCCM
2 266 (11.54%) Puppet
3 238 (10.33%) SCOM
4 189 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
5 161 (6.98%) Ansible
6 65 (2.82%) SCOrch
7 63 (2.73%) WSUS
8 48 (2.08%) Nagios
9 41 (1.78%) Kibana
9 41 (1.78%) logstash
10 38 (1.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 34 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 34 (1.48%) SCVMM
12 32 (1.39%) Grafana
13 31 (1.34%) BladeLogic
14 30 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 28 (1.21%) Uchiwa
16 27 (1.17%) Salt
17 26 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
17 26 (1.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1057 (45.86%) Microsoft
2 666 (28.89%) VMware
3 349 (15.14%) Citrix
4 313 (13.58%) HP
5 185 (8.03%) Oracle
6 144 (6.25%) Cisco
7 108 (4.69%) Dell
8 94 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 79 (3.43%) Symantec
10 75 (3.25%) NetApp
11 70 (3.04%) Splunk
12 67 (2.91%) IBM
13 60 (2.60%) AppSense
14 53 (2.30%) EMC
15 51 (2.21%) IronPort
16 47 (2.04%) ServiceNow
17 46 (2.00%) Intel Security
18 45 (1.95%) CA
19 40 (1.74%) BMC
20 36 (1.56%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
United Kingdom
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £298 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
aap3
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago