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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 157 169 189
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 785 686 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.26% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.78% 3.39% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 393 315
Average daily rate
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£358 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 23
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £24.12 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.57 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.24 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% +15.12%

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
20751 20243 17620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 13142 10837
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 470 627
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.20 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +11 720 £363 -4.60% 250
London +30 308 £388 -5.48% 115
South East +24 222 £375 +7.14% 47
Hampshire +32 105 £400 +23.07% 14
City of London +23 77 £400 - 32
Yorkshire -4 51 £325 +1.56% 17
East of England +25 39 £325 -22.15% 18
West Yorkshire +5 38 £325 +1.56% 13
North West -39 37 £243 -11.63% 23
Surrey +19 33 £420 +18.30% 7
Scotland -8 33 £400 +14.28% 8
Southampton +12 31 £400 +33.33% 8
South West -38 27 £337 -15.75% 11
Oxfordshire +2 26 £313 +38.88% 4
Leeds +4 25 £325 +8.33% 11
Berkshire -10 23 £350 -17.64% 7
West Midlands -25 22 £344 +1.10% 14
West Sussex -5 21 £338 +12.50% 4
Hook +11 20 £400 -10.21%
Buckinghamshire -9 18 £400 -5.99% 7
Cambridgeshire +14 17 £325 -23.07% 8
Manchester -10 15 £350 +12.00% 13
Oxford -2 14 £313 +56.25%
East Midlands -6 14 £305 +12.96% 2
Milton Keynes -4 13 £400 -11.30% 6
Wales -6 13 £333 -7.63% 1
Lancashire -1 12 £230 -16.36%
Edinburgh -14 12 £400 +14.28% 7
Wiltshire -7 11 £407 +1.62% 4
Blackpool +5 10 £230 -6.12%

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1014 (66.49%) Windows
2 641 (42.03%) Microsoft
3 571 (37.44%) Active Directory
4 514 (33.70%) VMware
5 439 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 406 (26.62%) SQL
7 348 (22.82%) SQL Server
8 307 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 301 (19.74%) .NET
9 301 (19.74%) Linux
10 298 (19.54%) VBScript
11 290 (19.02%) ITIL
12 288 (18.89%) Security Cleared
13 280 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 266 (17.44%) SCCM
15 240 (15.74%) IIS
16 228 (14.95%) C#
17 227 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 217 (14.23%) Finance
19 210 (13.77%) DNS
19 210 (13.77%) MS Excel
20 205 (13.44%) SharePoint
21 201 (13.18%) Citrix
22 199 (13.05%) HP
23 194 (12.72%) SC Cleared
24 193 (12.66%) Migration
25 183 (12.00%) Hyper-V
26 175 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
27 173 (11.34%) MS Exchange
28 172 (11.28%) SCOM

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 240 (15.74%) IIS
2 205 (13.44%) SharePoint
3 173 (11.34%) MS Exchange
4 109 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (5.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 76 (4.98%) Lync
7 69 (4.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 50 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 49 (3.21%) OpenStack
10 45 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 34 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 29 (1.90%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.64%) Apache
15 24 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 24 (1.57%) JBoss
16 17 (1.11%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
18 12 (0.79%) CMS
18 12 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 210 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 75 (4.92%) MS Office
3 14 (0.92%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.66%) FrameMaker
5 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.066%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.79%) Tridion
1 12 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.066%) Endur
4 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 167 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (3.93%) Office 365
4 32 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (1.38%) Heroku
6 16 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (1.05%) PaaS
6 16 (1.05%) Mimecast
7 14 (0.92%) IaaS
8 12 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (0.59%) SaaS
11 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.33%) IBM SmartCloud
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 210 (13.77%) DNS
2 150 (9.84%) DHCP
3 132 (8.66%) Firewall
4 125 (8.20%) SAN
5 105 (6.89%) TCP/IP
6 50 (3.28%) NAS
7 49 (3.21%) NetScaler
7 49 (3.21%) LAN
8 45 (2.95%) WAN
9 43 (2.82%) LDAP
10 38 (2.49%) VPN
11 29 (1.90%) Internet
12 26 (1.70%) FTP
13 22 (1.44%) HTTP
13 22 (1.44%) SMTP
14 21 (1.38%) SSL
15 17 (1.11%) VLAN
16 16 (1.05%) iSCSI
17 15 (0.98%) X.400
17 15 (0.98%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (22.82%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.36%) Oracle Database
8 32 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (1.77%) MySQL
10 25 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (1.51%) Relational Database
12 21 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.66%) DB2
16 9 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.59%) NoSQL
17 7 (0.46%) EDMS
18 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 6 (0.39%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 101 (6.62%) Jenkins
2 89 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (5.18%) TeamCity
4 74 (4.85%) Visual Studio
5 65 (4.26%) MSI
6 64 (4.20%) Git (software)
7 47 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 45 (2.95%) Maven
9 39 (2.56%) JIRA
9 39 (2.56%) Ant
10 37 (2.43%) MSBuild
11 35 (2.30%) Subversion
12 31 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
13 19 (1.25%) StarTeam
14 17 (1.11%) AdminStudio
15 16 (1.05%) Artifactory
16 13 (0.85%) Hudson
17 11 (0.72%) InstallShield
17 11 (0.72%) NUnit
17 11 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 217 (14.23%) Finance
2 72 (4.72%) Banking
3 22 (1.44%) Publishing
4 21 (1.38%) Retail
4 21 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.25%) Legal
6 17 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.05%) Law
7 16 (1.05%) Military
8 12 (0.79%) Back Office
9 10 (0.66%) Front Office
9 10 (0.66%) Games
10 5 (0.33%) Advertising
10 5 (0.33%) Marketing
11 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.13%) Electronics
12 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.13%) French Language
12 2 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 205 (13.44%) Developer
2 156 (10.23%) Analyst
3 135 (8.85%) Administrator
4 123 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 119 (7.80%) Consultant
6 98 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 96 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
8 73 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
9 67 (4.39%) Wintel Engineer
10 60 (3.93%) Support Engineer
11 57 (3.74%) Architect
11 57 (3.74%) SharePoint Developer
12 54 (3.54%) Support Analyst
13 47 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
14 44 (2.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 37 (2.43%) .NET Developer
15 37 (2.43%) Server Engineer
16 36 (2.36%) DBA
17 35 (2.30%) Windows Administrator
18 34 (2.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (19.74%) .NET
2 119 (7.80%) XML
3 115 (7.54%) ASP.NET
4 113 (7.41%) HTML
5 69 (4.52%) CSS
6 60 (3.93%) Web Services
7 55 (3.61%) Application Packaging
8 44 (2.89%) jQuery
9 42 (2.75%) WCF
10 40 (2.62%) Middleware
11 32 (2.10%) JSP
12 31 (2.03%) .NET Framework
13 24 (1.57%) Ajax
13 24 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails
14 19 (1.25%) XSLT
15 16 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (1.05%) HTML5
16 15 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (0.92%) SOAP
18 12 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.03%) Clustering
2 52 (3.41%) Replication
3 51 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.69%) PKI
5 34 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.16%) Open Source
7 24 (1.57%) Private Cloud
8 22 (1.44%) Visualisation
8 22 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.18%) Blackberry
10 18 (1.18%) User Experience
11 15 (0.98%) NHS
12 14 (0.92%) Thin Client
12 14 (0.92%) Fat Client
13 13 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (0.59%) iPad
16 7 (0.46%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1014 (66.49%) Windows
2 439 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 301 (19.74%) Linux
4 280 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 227 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 171 (11.21%) Windows 7
7 141 (9.25%) UNIX
8 48 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (3.08%) Windows 8
10 36 (2.36%) Windows XP
11 32 (2.10%) Mac OS X
12 23 (1.51%) Windows Vista
13 20 (1.31%) Solaris
14 16 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 15 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
16 12 (0.79%) SUSE
17 10 (0.66%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.52%) Debian
19 5 (0.33%) Android
19 5 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (19.02%) ITIL
2 193 (12.66%) Migration
3 171 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (10.36%) DevOps
5 144 (9.44%) Configuration Management
6 123 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
7 92 (6.03%) Project Management
8 84 (5.51%) Change Management
9 66 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 56 (3.67%) Incident Management
10 56 (3.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 54 (3.54%) Release Management
12 47 (3.08%) High Availability
12 47 (3.08%) E-Commerce
13 46 (3.02%) Service Delivery
14 42 (2.75%) Scrum
14 42 (2.75%) Workflow
15 41 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
16 39 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
17 37 (2.43%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 406 (26.62%) SQL
2 298 (19.54%) VBScript
3 228 (14.95%) C#
4 137 (8.98%) VB
5 124 (8.13%) JavaScript
6 121 (7.93%) Python
7 117 (7.67%) Perl
8 106 (6.95%) Shell Script
9 84 (5.51%) Ruby
10 67 (4.39%) Java
11 55 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 47 (3.08%) T-SQL
13 33 (2.16%) C++
14 27 (1.77%) C
15 21 (1.38%) VBA
16 18 (1.18%) PHP
16 18 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 17 (1.11%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.98%) Go
19 13 (0.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 288 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 194 (12.72%) SC Cleared
3 175 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 102 (6.69%) MCITP
5 90 (5.90%) DV Cleared
6 67 (4.39%) Degree
7 64 (4.20%) MCSE
8 54 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (3.15%) MCSA
10 32 (2.10%) ISTQB
11 31 (2.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 29 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.57%) ISEB
14 23 (1.51%) MCP
15 22 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
16 21 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (1.18%) CCNA
18 15 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
19 13 (0.85%) MCTS
20 11 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.21%) SLA
2 31 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (0.20%) GxP
3 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 571 (37.44%) Active Directory
2 307 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 136 (8.92%) vSphere
5 117 (7.67%) XenApp
6 75 (4.92%) XenDesktop
7 62 (4.07%) VMware ESX
8 58 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 56 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (1.97%) Terminal Services
11 22 (1.44%) vCloud
12 19 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (1.18%) NFS
14 16 (1.05%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.85%) XenServer
16 12 (0.79%) DFS Replication
17 11 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
17 11 (0.72%) Firmware
18 9 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 7 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 266 (17.44%) SCCM
2 172 (11.28%) SCOM
3 125 (8.20%) Puppet
4 84 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (4.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 47 (3.08%) SCVMM
7 33 (2.16%) WMI
7 33 (2.16%) SCOrch
8 30 (1.97%) SCSM
8 30 (1.97%) WSUS
9 25 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 24 (1.57%) HP SIM
11 20 (1.31%) EdgeSight
12 17 (1.11%) Nagios
13 12 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 11 (0.72%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.66%) Control-M
15 10 (0.66%) Ansible
16 9 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 641 (42.03%) Microsoft
2 514 (33.70%) VMware
3 201 (13.18%) Citrix
4 199 (13.05%) HP
5 147 (9.64%) Oracle
6 109 (7.15%) Cisco
7 65 (4.26%) Dell
8 63 (4.13%) NetApp
9 62 (4.07%) IBM
10 55 (3.61%) Red Hat
10 55 (3.61%) McAfee
11 45 (2.95%) Symantec
12 37 (2.43%) AppSense
13 36 (2.36%) CA
14 35 (2.30%) EMC
15 33 (2.16%) Lumension
16 29 (1.90%) Bloomberg
17 26 (1.70%) Veritas
17 26 (1.70%) F5
17 26 (1.70%) ServiceNow
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Hospitals
Rate: Competitive, according to experience and skills
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £397 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago