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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 159 156 238
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +82
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 748 674 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.33% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.79% 3.59% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 398 228
Average daily rate
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£400 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -4.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.56 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.02 £39.46 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -

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
19750 18772 16977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.99% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12892 11766 10391
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 478 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £16.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +8 687 £400 +3.22% 232
London +38 311 £445 +11.18% 112
South East +34 241 £375 +7.14% 41
Hampshire +17 99 £370 +5.71% 16
City of London +6 68 £444 +9.16% 45
Berkshire -3 40 £350 -12.22% 12
East of England +5 38 £388 - 19
Scotland -12 38 £325 -7.14% 4
Southampton +8 32 £375 +22.95% 7
North West -35 29 £310 +18.09% 22
Surrey +3 26 £450 +14.28% 2
South West -55 22 £345 -13.75% 9
Cambridgeshire +7 21 £400 +10.34%
Kent +9 20 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 20 £334 - 2
West Midlands -1 20 £308 -20.12% 6
Hook +10 19 £339 -5.24% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 18 £347 -18.33% 6
Yorkshire -8 16 £323 -3.73% 11
Milton Keynes -6 15 £347 -26.92% 6
Reading -8 15 £400 +5.26% 1
Cambridge +14 14 £400 -3.32%
West Yorkshire -11 13 £323 +0.78% 7
Manchester -12 12 £375 +177.77% 10
Coventry +12 10 £329 -30.78% 2
Bedfordshire -1 10 £338 -3.57% 8
Basingstoke -3 10 £340 +59.06%
Oxford -5 10 £334 -
Edinburgh -7 10 £275 -20.28% 2
Wiltshire -7 10 £450 +9.09% 5

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 981 (65.71%) Windows
2 666 (44.61%) Microsoft
3 579 (38.78%) Active Directory
4 471 (31.55%) VMware
5 410 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 361 (24.18%) SQL
7 321 (21.50%) Security Cleared
8 311 (20.83%) ITIL
9 306 (20.50%) VBScript
10 286 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 283 (18.96%) SQL Server
12 275 (18.42%) .NET
13 272 (18.22%) SCCM
14 262 (17.55%) Linux
15 247 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 237 (15.87%) C#
17 225 (15.07%) SharePoint
17 225 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 213 (14.27%) Finance
19 207 (13.86%) MS Exchange
20 205 (13.73%) IIS
21 200 (13.40%) SC Cleared
22 199 (13.33%) HP
23 198 (13.26%) Migration
24 195 (13.06%) DNS
25 194 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
26 190 (12.73%) Citrix
27 189 (12.66%) MS Excel
28 182 (12.19%) SCOM
29 176 (11.79%) Windows 7

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 225 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 207 (13.86%) MS Exchange
3 205 (13.73%) IIS
4 144 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (6.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 81 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 79 (5.29%) Lync
8 74 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 66 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 54 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 39 (2.61%) OpenStack
12 38 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 26 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
13 26 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (1.61%) WebSphere
15 23 (1.54%) Apache
16 17 (1.14%) Tomcat
17 15 (1.00%) JBoss
18 13 (0.87%) CMS
18 13 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 189 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.96%) MS Office
3 19 (1.27%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.67%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.067%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.27%) Tridion
3 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.067%) Summit
5 1 (0.067%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.067%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.22%) Office 365
3 69 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.07%) Heroku
6 9 (0.60%) PaaS
7 8 (0.54%) GitHub
7 8 (0.54%) IaaS
8 6 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.27%) SaaS
10 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.20%) Route 53
11 2 (0.13%) Yammer
12 1 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.067%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 195 (13.06%) DNS
2 133 (8.91%) Firewall
2 133 (8.91%) DHCP
3 125 (8.37%) SAN
4 122 (8.17%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.95%) NAS
5 44 (2.95%) NetScaler
6 41 (2.75%) FTP
7 40 (2.68%) LAN
8 35 (2.34%) WAN
9 33 (2.21%) LDAP
10 30 (2.01%) HTTP
11 29 (1.94%) VPN
12 28 (1.88%) Internet
13 27 (1.81%) SSL
14 21 (1.41%) VLAN
15 20 (1.34%) SMTP
16 19 (1.27%) X.400
16 19 (1.27%) X.500
17 17 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 35 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.61%) MySQL
9 16 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (0.87%) EDRMS
10 13 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.47%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.33%) PerformancePoint
14 5 (0.33%) OLTP
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 90 (6.03%) Visual Studio
2 85 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (5.49%) TeamCity
4 79 (5.29%) Jenkins
5 61 (4.09%) MSI
6 50 (3.35%) MSBuild
7 42 (2.81%) Git (software)
8 38 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (2.41%) Ant
10 29 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (1.74%) Maven
12 20 (1.34%) JIRA
13 19 (1.27%) Subversion
14 18 (1.21%) StarTeam
14 18 (1.21%) NUnit
15 16 (1.07%) MSTest
16 15 (1.00%) AdminStudio
17 12 (0.80%) SpecFlow
18 11 (0.74%) WiX
18 11 (0.74%) NDepend
General
1 213 (14.27%) Finance
2 96 (6.43%) Banking
3 35 (2.34%) Publishing
4 34 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 25 (1.67%) Retail
6 24 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.47%) Legal
8 18 (1.21%) Advertising
8 18 (1.21%) Military
9 15 (1.00%) Marketing
9 15 (1.00%) Front Office
10 12 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.80%) Games
11 8 (0.54%) Law
12 6 (0.40%) Back Office
13 3 (0.20%) Electronics
13 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.13%) French Language
15 1 (0.067%) German Language
Job Titles
1 216 (14.47%) Developer
2 147 (9.85%) Analyst
3 132 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 128 (8.57%) Consultant
5 115 (7.70%) Administrator
6 94 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 74 (4.96%) SharePoint Developer
8 71 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 68 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
10 64 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
11 60 (4.02%) Architect
12 59 (3.95%) Support Analyst
13 58 (3.88%) Support Engineer
14 49 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 46 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
16 41 (2.75%) Applications Support
17 38 (2.55%) Server Engineer
18 36 (2.41%) Build Engineer
19 34 (2.28%) .NET Developer
20 29 (1.94%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (18.42%) .NET
2 142 (9.51%) XML
3 109 (7.30%) HTML
4 108 (7.23%) ASP.NET
5 72 (4.82%) Web Services
6 69 (4.62%) WCF
7 63 (4.22%) CSS
8 51 (3.42%) jQuery
9 49 (3.28%) Application Packaging
9 49 (3.28%) .NET Framework
10 43 (2.88%) Middleware
11 24 (1.61%) Ajax
11 24 (1.61%) XSLT
12 22 (1.47%) JSP
13 18 (1.21%) Ruby on Rails
14 17 (1.14%) WPF
15 16 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (1.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 15 (1.00%) REST
17 14 (0.94%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.76%) Clustering
2 71 (4.76%) Replication
3 66 (4.42%) PKI
4 48 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.68%) Open Source
6 37 (2.48%) Blackberry
7 33 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.27%) Visualisation
9 17 (1.14%) Fat Client
9 17 (1.14%) Thin Client
9 17 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (0.87%) User Experience
11 13 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.80%) NHS
12 12 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
13 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.67%) Derivative
15 8 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 981 (65.71%) Windows
2 410 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 262 (17.55%) Linux
4 247 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 225 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 176 (11.79%) Windows 7
7 119 (7.97%) UNIX
8 48 (3.22%) Windows XP
9 45 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (2.95%) Windows 8
11 30 (2.01%) Windows Vista
12 27 (1.81%) Solaris
13 23 (1.54%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.00%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.67%) CentOS
16 9 (0.60%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.60%) AIX
16 9 (0.60%) SUSE
17 8 (0.54%) Android
17 8 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (20.83%) ITIL
2 198 (13.26%) Migration
3 162 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (9.78%) DevOps
5 127 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 112 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 96 (6.43%) Change Management
8 82 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 60 (4.02%) Incident Management
9 60 (4.02%) High Availability
10 56 (3.75%) Project Management
11 52 (3.48%) Release Management
12 51 (3.42%) Workflow
13 48 (3.22%) Service Delivery
14 47 (3.15%) TDD
15 45 (3.01%) E-Commerce
15 45 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
16 41 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
17 39 (2.61%) MVC
18 38 (2.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 361 (24.18%) SQL
2 306 (20.50%) VBScript
3 237 (15.87%) C#
4 121 (8.10%) VB
5 112 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 105 (7.03%) Perl
7 99 (6.63%) Python
8 96 (6.43%) Shell Script
9 94 (6.30%) Ruby
10 60 (4.02%) T-SQL
11 55 (3.68%) Bash Shell
12 41 (2.75%) Java
13 35 (2.34%) C++
14 28 (1.88%) C
15 21 (1.41%) VBA
16 15 (1.00%) PHP
17 12 (0.80%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.54%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.47%) Korn
20 5 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 321 (21.50%) Security Cleared
2 200 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 194 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (8.31%) DV Cleared
5 112 (7.50%) MCITP
6 67 (4.49%) MCSE
7 64 (4.29%) Degree
8 58 (3.88%) MCSA
9 51 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (2.68%) VCP4
11 38 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (1.88%) CCNA
13 22 (1.47%) MCTS
13 22 (1.47%) ISTQB
13 22 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 18 (1.21%) MCP
14 18 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.00%) ISEB
15 15 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.55%) SLA
2 22 (1.47%) QA
3 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.067%) GxP
System Software
1 579 (38.78%) Active Directory
2 286 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (9.98%) Hyper-V
4 135 (9.04%) vSphere
5 105 (7.03%) XenApp
6 61 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 58 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
8 56 (3.75%) VMware ESX
9 54 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (1.88%) Terminal Services
11 20 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
12 19 (1.27%) XenServer
12 19 (1.27%) vCloud
13 16 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 15 (1.00%) NFS
14 15 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.87%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.67%) UAG
16 10 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 272 (18.22%) SCCM
2 182 (12.19%) SCOM
3 117 (7.84%) Puppet
4 77 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (5.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 39 (2.61%) SCVMM
6 32 (2.14%) WSUS
7 31 (2.08%) HP SIM
8 28 (1.88%) SCSM
9 27 (1.81%) SCOrch
9 27 (1.81%) WMI
10 26 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 25 (1.67%) Tivoli
12 22 (1.47%) EdgeSight
13 21 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 15 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 15 (1.00%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.94%) Backup Exec
15 14 (0.94%) FortiGate
16 12 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 666 (44.61%) Microsoft
2 471 (31.55%) VMware
3 199 (13.33%) HP
4 190 (12.73%) Citrix
5 134 (8.98%) Oracle
6 83 (5.56%) Dell
7 82 (5.49%) Cisco
8 64 (4.29%) IBM
9 55 (3.68%) McAfee
10 54 (3.62%) Symantec
11 50 (3.35%) NetApp
12 38 (2.55%) Red Hat
12 38 (2.55%) EMC
13 37 (2.48%) Lumension
14 35 (2.34%) Remedy
15 34 (2.28%) BMC
16 31 (2.08%) AppSense
17 30 (2.01%) CA
17 30 (2.01%) Veritas
18 28 (1.88%) Bloomberg
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £346 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago