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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 121 128 172
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +44
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1030 983 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 1.78% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.10% 4.62% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 597 467
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 18
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £43.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -53.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £15.78 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.77 £29.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £20.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+7.32% -57.21%

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
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 929 £400 - 222
London +23 448 £450 +5.88% 109
South East -32 159 £350 -10.25% 39
Scotland +37 94 £350 +6.06% 11
City of London 0 86 £438 +2.94% 22
North East +32 80 £340 +4.61%
Tyne and Wear +22 71 £340 +4.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 69 £340 +4.61%
North West +7 56 £375 +1.35% 19
Hampshire -6 55 £340 -2.15% 8
West Midlands +26 54 £334 -18.22% 9
Surrey +3 53 £388 -7.73% 10
South West -22 46 £325 -18.75% 20
Renfrewshire +19 42 £340 +4.61%
Erskine +20 40 £340 +4.61%
East of England +12 38 £493 +19.39% 13
Yorkshire +12 30 £360 -5.26% 3
Berkshire -25 27 £500 +25.00% 5
Glasgow +25 23 £330 -2.22% 7
Edinburgh +13 23 £400 +23.07% 4
East Midlands -7 21 £314 +172.82% 10
Solihull +19 19 - -
Staines +5 18 £488 -11.36%
Wiltshire +4 18 £370 +10.44% 1
West Yorkshire +12 16 £360 -4.00% 3
Hook +2 16 £335 +8.06%
Cheshire +29 15 £300 -33.33% 2
Manchester -29 15 £350 +16.66% 12
Reading -4 14 £500 +25.00% 1
Warrington - 13 £325 -

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 1383 (63.79%) Windows
2 1003 (46.26%) Microsoft
3 870 (40.13%) Active Directory
4 721 (33.26%) Windows Server
5 614 (28.32%) VMware
6 592 (27.31%) SQL
7 548 (25.28%) SQL Server
8 490 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 459 (21.17%) Linux
10 451 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 438 (20.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 424 (19.56%) .NET
13 404 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 395 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
15 374 (17.25%) DevOps
16 354 (16.33%) Security Cleared
16 354 (16.33%) DNS
17 341 (15.73%) SCCM
18 335 (15.45%) Migration
18 335 (15.45%) Office 365
19 333 (15.36%) Puppet
20 316 (14.58%) MS Excel
21 314 (14.48%) C#
22 312 (14.39%) Finance
23 278 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
24 276 (12.73%) ITIL
24 276 (12.73%) Python
25 261 (12.04%) MS Exchange
26 260 (11.99%) SharePoint
27 257 (11.85%) VBScript

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
1 261 (12.04%) MS Exchange
2 260 (11.99%) SharePoint
3 249 (11.49%) IIS
4 156 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 137 (6.32%) Skype for Business
6 115 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 96 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 79 (3.64%) OpenStack
9 75 (3.46%) Apache
9 75 (3.46%) Tomcat
10 57 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 56 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 50 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 47 (2.17%) Confluence
14 29 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
14 29 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
15 26 (1.20%) JBoss
16 23 (1.06%) WebSphere
17 20 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
18 19 (0.88%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 316 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 90 (4.15%) MS Office
3 16 (0.74%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.092%) Mingle
5 2 (0.092%) MS Project
5 2 (0.092%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.28%) assyst
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.092%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.092%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.092%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.092%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.092%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.046%) Eikon
7 1 (0.046%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.046%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.046%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 490 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 335 (15.45%) Office 365
3 232 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (5.58%) IaaS
5 81 (3.74%) PaaS
6 60 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 37 (1.71%) SaaS
9 30 (1.38%) OneDrive
10 24 (1.11%) GitHub
11 20 (0.92%) Yammer
12 16 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
15 13 (0.60%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.55%) G Suite
17 8 (0.37%) Route 53
18 7 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 7 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 354 (16.33%) DNS
2 222 (10.24%) Firewall
3 199 (9.18%) DHCP
4 170 (7.84%) SAN
5 121 (5.58%) TCP/IP
6 108 (4.98%) Skype
7 83 (3.83%) Internet
8 63 (2.91%) LDAP
9 62 (2.86%) Kerberos
9 62 (2.86%) SSL
10 52 (2.40%) LAN
11 49 (2.26%) VPN
12 43 (1.98%) iSCSI
13 42 (1.94%) NAS
13 42 (1.94%) NetScaler
13 42 (1.94%) WAN
14 34 (1.57%) Network Security
15 32 (1.48%) HTTP
16 31 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (1.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (25.28%) SQL Server
2 138 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 98 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 86 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 48 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 37 (1.71%) MySQL
9 37 (1.71%) Oracle Database
10 32 (1.48%) Relational Database
11 25 (1.15%) MongoDB
12 24 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (1.06%) NoSQL
14 19 (0.88%) Big Data
15 18 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 209 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 141 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 127 (5.86%) TeamCity
4 125 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 118 (5.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 109 (5.03%) Visual Studio
7 85 (3.92%) JIRA
8 66 (3.04%) MSBuild
9 65 (3.00%) MSI
10 51 (2.35%) Subversion
11 49 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 37 (1.71%) Hudson
13 33 (1.52%) Vagrant
14 24 (1.11%) Maven
15 22 (1.01%) Travis CI
15 22 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
16 21 (0.97%) Selenium
17 17 (0.78%) NUnit
18 16 (0.74%) Ant
18 16 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 312 (14.39%) Finance
2 139 (6.41%) Banking
3 44 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 42 (1.94%) Advertising
5 36 (1.66%) Retail
6 30 (1.38%) Back Office
7 29 (1.34%) Law
8 21 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.97%) Publishing
9 18 (0.83%) Legal
10 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.60%) Front Office
12 10 (0.46%) Electronics
13 9 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.42%) Marketing
14 7 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.32%) Military
15 6 (0.28%) Games
15 6 (0.28%) German Language
16 5 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 231 (10.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 216 (9.96%) Developer
3 211 (9.73%) Administrator
4 201 (9.27%) Consultant
5 165 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
6 155 (7.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 127 (5.86%) Analyst
8 126 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
9 105 (4.84%) Support Engineer
10 85 (3.92%) DBA
11 79 (3.64%) Active Directory Engineer
12 78 (3.60%) SQL DBA
13 77 (3.55%) PowerShell Engineer
14 70 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
15 67 (3.09%) Cloud Engineer
16 61 (2.81%) Architect
17 60 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
18 58 (2.68%) Automation Engineer
19 57 (2.63%) Wintel Engineer
20 55 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (19.56%) .NET
2 114 (5.26%) HTML
3 110 (5.07%) Web Services
4 108 (4.98%) XML
5 101 (4.66%) ASP.NET
6 79 (3.64%) jQuery
7 64 (2.95%) CSS
8 49 (2.26%) REST
9 43 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 41 (1.89%) Middleware
10 41 (1.89%) WCF
11 39 (1.80%) JSON
12 32 (1.48%) SOAP
13 26 (1.20%) Node.js
14 21 (0.97%) KnockoutJS
14 21 (0.97%) LAMP
15 19 (0.88%) AngularJS
15 19 (0.88%) XSLT
16 18 (0.83%) ELK Stack
16 18 (0.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.17%) Clustering
2 109 (5.03%) Data Centre
3 92 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.18%) Replication
6 61 (2.81%) Public Cloud
7 46 (2.12%) PKI
8 42 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 25 (1.15%) Blackberry
11 25 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.88%) Derivative
15 18 (0.83%) EMC VNX
16 17 (0.78%) BYOD
16 17 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
16 17 (0.78%) Fat Client
16 17 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1383 (63.79%) Windows
2 721 (33.26%) Windows Server
3 459 (21.17%) Linux
4 451 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 438 (20.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 201 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 146 (6.73%) Windows 7
8 135 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 130 (6.00%) Unix
10 121 (5.58%) Windows 10
11 43 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 41 (1.89%) Windows XP
13 38 (1.75%) Android
13 38 (1.75%) CentOS
14 32 (1.48%) Apple iOS
15 29 (1.34%) Mac OS X
16 28 (1.29%) Solaris
16 28 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 24 (1.11%) AIX
18 13 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (17.25%) DevOps
3 335 (15.45%) Migration
4 276 (12.73%) ITIL
5 202 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
6 170 (7.84%) Configuration Management
7 124 (5.72%) Scrum
8 119 (5.49%) Release Management
9 105 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
10 97 (4.47%) Load Balancing
11 88 (4.06%) Service Management
12 87 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
13 84 (3.87%) TDD
14 74 (3.41%) High Availability
14 74 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
15 70 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 70 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 69 (3.18%) Application Packaging
16 69 (3.18%) Change Management
17 67 (3.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 592 (27.31%) SQL
2 314 (14.48%) C#
3 276 (12.73%) Python
4 257 (11.85%) VBScript
5 192 (8.86%) Bash Shell
6 189 (8.72%) Perl
7 157 (7.24%) JavaScript
8 150 (6.92%) T-SQL
9 129 (5.95%) Java
10 116 (5.35%) VB
11 82 (3.78%) Ruby
12 79 (3.64%) Shell Script
13 62 (2.86%) PHP
14 49 (2.26%) C
15 32 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.34%) VBA
17 23 (1.06%) C++
18 21 (0.97%) PL/SQL
19 17 (0.78%) Jython
19 17 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 354 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 235 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 178 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (5.72%) Degree
5 106 (4.89%) MCSE
6 76 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 51 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (2.03%) CCNA
9 42 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (1.61%) MCP
10 35 (1.61%) MCSA
11 32 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (1.34%) MCITP
13 25 (1.15%) CISSP
14 22 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (0.92%) MCTS
16 18 (0.83%) CEH
17 15 (0.69%) CCNP
18 13 (0.60%) CCA
18 13 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.75%) SLA
2 28 (1.29%) QA
3 23 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.18%) WCAG
7 2 (0.092%) GPG13
7 2 (0.092%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.092%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.046%) BS7799
8 1 (0.046%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
System Software
1 870 (40.13%) Active Directory
2 404 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (8.72%) Hyper-V
4 135 (6.23%) XenApp
5 133 (6.13%) vSphere
6 104 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 89 (4.11%) Docker
7 89 (4.11%) XenDesktop
8 76 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
9 71 (3.27%) VMware ESX
10 59 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (1.43%) DFS Replication
12 29 (1.34%) BitLocker
12 29 (1.34%) XenServer
13 27 (1.25%) vCloud
14 22 (1.01%) Firmware
15 18 (0.83%) Xen
16 17 (0.78%) NFS
17 16 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
18 15 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 341 (15.73%) SCCM
2 333 (15.36%) Puppet
3 278 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
4 207 (9.55%) Ansible
5 195 (8.99%) SCOM
6 104 (4.80%) WSUS
7 69 (3.18%) Nagios
8 58 (2.68%) vRealize
9 48 (2.21%) PowerCLI
10 41 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
11 36 (1.66%) SCOrch
12 33 (1.52%) SCVMM
13 32 (1.48%) NetBackup
14 31 (1.43%) AirWatch
15 29 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
16 28 (1.29%) Terraform
17 26 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 25 (1.15%) BladeLogic
19 24 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 22 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1003 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 614 (28.32%) VMware
3 251 (11.58%) Citrix
4 222 (10.24%) HP
5 132 (6.09%) Cisco
6 127 (5.86%) Oracle
7 116 (5.35%) Red Hat
8 86 (3.97%) Dell
9 79 (3.64%) Symantec
10 53 (2.44%) EMC
10 53 (2.44%) NetApp
11 51 (2.35%) CheckPoint
12 49 (2.26%) IBM
13 46 (2.12%) AppSense
14 37 (1.71%) Atlassian
15 36 (1.66%) CA
16 34 (1.57%) SAP
17 31 (1.43%) F5
17 31 (1.43%) SaltStack
18 29 (1.34%) ServiceNow
Worthing, West Sussex
LA International
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500 - £550
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £42.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Rate: £350 - £380 per day + Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
New Malden, Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £50.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + pension + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday