The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 147 164 252
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +88
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 796 666 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.31% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.93% 3.43% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 419 226
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £23.25 £23.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.15% -7.14%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20247 19436 20658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.04% 38.09% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12959 12021 12339
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 571 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £50.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +17 716 £375 - 153
London +34 373 £400 +3.96% 80
South East -24 113 £364 +3.92% 23
City of London +20 98 £375 +7.14% 21
East of England +34 90 £350 -15.15% 12
Scotland +8 55 £346 -3.82% 10
Hampshire +4 49 £335 -16.25% 8
North West +10 47 £318 +27.00% 9
Yorkshire +11 34 £320 -20.00% 9
South West -15 34 £330 -8.33% 9
Cambridgeshire +16 33 £375 +15.38% 3
Berkshire -33 29 £400 +14.28% 7
Cambridge +6 25 £338 +3.84%
Reading +15 21 £400 -5.88% 2
Cheshire +1 18 £248 -14.21% 1
West Yorkshire 0 17 £350 -3.44% 5
Suffolk -10 17 £375 -11.76% 1
Essex +10 15 £165 -26.66% 1
Manchester +5 15 £344 -19.11% 6
Ipswich -3 14 £375 - 1
West Midlands -21 14 £315 -10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £400 +17.64% 4
Edinburgh -15 13 £325 -10.34% 5
Hook +9 12 £327 -19.75%
Glasgow +6 12 £426 +20.01% 4
Wiltshire +6 12 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire -3 12 £315 - 1
Leeds -5 12 £335 -7.58% 4
Milton Keynes +1 11 £400 +17.64% 4
Bedfordshire -12 11 £425 -2.85% 4

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1010 (68.06%) Windows
2 667 (44.95%) Microsoft
3 593 (39.96%) Active Directory
4 421 (28.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 373 (25.13%) VMware
6 364 (24.53%) SQL
7 323 (21.77%) SQL Server
8 317 (21.36%) VBScript
9 304 (20.49%) SCCM
10 301 (20.28%) .NET
11 296 (19.95%) SharePoint
12 268 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 260 (17.52%) ITIL
14 241 (16.24%) Linux
15 240 (16.17%) DNS
16 238 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 232 (15.63%) Citrix
18 229 (15.43%) MS Excel
18 229 (15.43%) Migration
19 228 (15.36%) Security Cleared
20 227 (15.30%) Finance
21 224 (15.09%) Windows 7
22 220 (14.82%) C#
23 208 (14.02%) IIS
24 204 (13.75%) MS Exchange
25 189 (12.74%) VB
26 179 (12.06%) HP
27 177 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
28 167 (11.25%) SC Cleared
29 166 (11.19%) UNIX

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 296 (19.95%) SharePoint
2 208 (14.02%) IIS
3 204 (13.75%) MS Exchange
4 136 (9.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 112 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 102 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 79 (5.32%) Lync
8 73 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 42 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 37 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 36 (2.43%) SharePoint Server
13 33 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
14 30 (2.02%) WebSphere
15 28 (1.89%) Tomcat
16 26 (1.75%) Apache
17 25 (1.68%) WebLogic
18 23 (1.55%) IBM Notes
19 18 (1.21%) Lotus Domino
20 17 (1.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 229 (15.43%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.84%) MS Office
3 45 (3.03%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.54%) MS Project
6 7 (0.47%) FrameMaker
7 5 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.13%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.067%) assyst
5 1 (0.067%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.067%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (3.37%) Office 365
3 48 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.40%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.20%) Jelastic
10 2 (0.13%) Route 53
10 2 (0.13%) GitHub
10 2 (0.13%) IaaS
10 2 (0.13%) SaaS
11 1 (0.067%) PaaS
11 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 240 (16.17%) DNS
2 145 (9.77%) SAN
2 145 (9.77%) DHCP
3 130 (8.76%) TCP/IP
4 120 (8.09%) Firewall
5 64 (4.31%) Internet
6 60 (4.04%) VPN
7 42 (2.83%) Intranet
8 39 (2.63%) LAN
9 38 (2.56%) HTTP
10 37 (2.49%) WAN
11 36 (2.43%) SMTP
12 33 (2.22%) FTP
13 32 (2.16%) LDAP
14 29 (1.95%) iSCSI
15 27 (1.82%) NAS
16 25 (1.68%) VLAN
17 24 (1.62%) Reverse Proxy
17 24 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
17 24 (1.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (21.77%) SQL Server
2 126 (8.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 51 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 37 (2.49%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (2.16%) MySQL
9 30 (2.02%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.62%) NoSQL
11 23 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.47%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 84 (5.66%) Visual Studio
1 84 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (4.65%) MSI
3 48 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 35 (2.36%) MSBuild
5 34 (2.29%) Subversion
6 32 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 32 (2.16%) InstallShield
7 29 (1.95%) JIRA
8 21 (1.42%) Selenium
9 17 (1.15%) AdminStudio
9 17 (1.15%) Ant
9 17 (1.15%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.88%) NUnit
11 12 (0.81%) CruiseControl
11 12 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.81%) Artifactory
12 11 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
13 9 (0.61%) JUnit
13 9 (0.61%) ClearCase
General
1 227 (15.30%) Finance
2 142 (9.57%) Banking
3 40 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 31 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.09%) Retail
5 19 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.15%) Front Office
7 14 (0.94%) Military
8 13 (0.88%) Local Government
8 13 (0.88%) Publishing
9 8 (0.54%) Legal
10 7 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.47%) Law
10 7 (0.47%) French Language
11 6 (0.40%) Back Office
11 6 (0.40%) Games
12 2 (0.13%) Advertising
12 2 (0.13%) Marketing
12 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.067%) Billing
Job Titles
1 209 (14.08%) Developer
2 133 (8.96%) Consultant
3 126 (8.49%) Analyst
4 98 (6.60%) Administrator
5 95 (6.40%) SharePoint Developer
6 77 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 68 (4.58%) Server Engineer
8 57 (3.84%) Architect
9 50 (3.37%) Wintel Engineer
10 48 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
11 44 (2.96%) Support Analyst
12 41 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
12 41 (2.76%) SCCM Engineer
13 39 (2.63%) Support Engineer
14 36 (2.43%) DBA
15 33 (2.22%) Applications Packager
15 33 (2.22%) Desktop Engineer
16 30 (2.02%) .NET Developer
17 29 (1.95%) C# Developer
18 25 (1.68%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (20.28%) .NET
2 138 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 112 (7.55%) HTML
4 103 (6.94%) Web Services
5 93 (6.27%) XML
6 65 (4.38%) CSS
7 50 (3.37%) WCF
7 50 (3.37%) jQuery
8 48 (3.23%) Application Packaging
9 39 (2.63%) XSLT
10 38 (2.56%) JSP
11 37 (2.49%) .NET Framework
12 33 (2.22%) JSON
13 26 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (1.68%) REST
14 25 (1.68%) Middleware
15 21 (1.42%) WPF
16 20 (1.35%) HTML5
17 19 (1.28%) Software Packaging
18 14 (0.94%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.41%) Clustering
2 63 (4.25%) Replication
3 60 (4.04%) Blackberry
4 33 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.02%) PKI
5 30 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.68%) Open Source
7 21 (1.42%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.15%) CLARiiON
9 16 (1.08%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.01%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.01%) Thin Client
11 13 (0.88%) CMDB
12 11 (0.74%) Taxonomies
13 9 (0.61%) Statistics
13 9 (0.61%) NHS
13 9 (0.61%) Firmware
14 7 (0.47%) Wiki
14 7 (0.47%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1010 (68.06%) Windows
2 421 (28.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 268 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 241 (16.24%) Linux
5 224 (15.09%) Windows 7
6 166 (11.19%) UNIX
7 165 (11.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (4.45%) Windows XP
9 61 (4.11%) Windows 8
10 41 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (1.95%) Solaris
12 14 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.67%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.54%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.34%) Android
16 5 (0.34%) AIX
17 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (17.52%) ITIL
2 229 (15.43%) Migration
3 103 (6.94%) DevOps
4 81 (5.46%) Workflow
5 76 (5.12%) Release Management
6 74 (4.99%) Change Management
7 63 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (4.18%) Configuration Management
8 62 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 54 (3.64%) MVC
10 52 (3.50%) Project Management
11 51 (3.44%) Capacity Management
12 46 (3.10%) Service Delivery
13 42 (2.83%) Unit Testing
14 40 (2.70%) Service Management
15 38 (2.56%) Change Control
16 37 (2.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (2.43%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (2.43%) CRM
17 36 (2.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 364 (24.53%) SQL
2 317 (21.36%) VBScript
3 220 (14.82%) C#
4 189 (12.74%) VB
5 140 (9.43%) Perl
6 135 (9.10%) JavaScript
7 103 (6.94%) Shell Script
8 71 (4.78%) Java
9 62 (4.18%) Python
10 53 (3.57%) Ruby
11 49 (3.30%) C
12 48 (3.23%) T-SQL
13 37 (2.49%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.75%) PHP
15 19 (1.28%) VB.NET
16 16 (1.08%) VBA
16 16 (1.08%) C++
17 10 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.54%) VB6
19 5 (0.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 228 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 177 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 167 (11.25%) SC Cleared
4 95 (6.40%) MCSE
5 81 (5.46%) MCITP
6 66 (4.45%) DV Cleared
7 58 (3.91%) Degree
8 48 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (2.83%) MCP
10 35 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (2.22%) MCTS
12 25 (1.68%) ISTQB
13 23 (1.55%) CCNA
14 22 (1.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 20 (1.35%) MCSA
16 15 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.94%) CCA
18 11 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
19 10 (0.67%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.77%) QA
2 29 (1.95%) SLA
3 21 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.20%) GPG13
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
System Software
1 593 (39.96%) Active Directory
2 238 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 109 (7.35%) vSphere
5 101 (6.81%) XenApp
6 92 (6.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 77 (5.19%) VMware ESX
8 58 (3.91%) XenDesktop
9 47 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (2.96%) vCloud
11 39 (2.63%) XenServer
12 29 (1.95%) ISA Server
13 26 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
14 25 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
15 22 (1.48%) Terminal Services
16 21 (1.42%) NFS
17 16 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
18 12 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 12 (0.81%) VMware Server
19 9 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 304 (20.49%) SCCM
2 142 (9.57%) SCOM
3 63 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (3.91%) Puppet
5 40 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 39 (2.63%) WSUS
7 34 (2.29%) SCVMM
8 31 (2.09%) Tivoli
9 29 (1.95%) Backup Exec
9 29 (1.95%) WMI
10 28 (1.89%) NetBackup
11 25 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 25 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (1.62%) SCOrch
13 23 (1.55%) HP SIM
13 23 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 20 (1.35%) AppDNA
15 18 (1.21%) BladeLogic
16 17 (1.15%) Data Guard
17 16 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 667 (44.95%) Microsoft
2 373 (25.13%) VMware
3 232 (15.63%) Citrix
4 179 (12.06%) HP
5 143 (9.64%) Oracle
6 96 (6.47%) Cisco
7 83 (5.59%) Symantec
8 79 (5.32%) EMC
9 56 (3.77%) IBM
10 47 (3.17%) Remedy
10 47 (3.17%) McAfee
11 43 (2.90%) Sophos
12 39 (2.63%) NetApp
13 38 (2.56%) Dell
13 38 (2.56%) AppSense
13 38 (2.56%) F5
14 33 (2.22%) BMC
15 28 (1.89%) Red Hat
16 26 (1.75%) Websense
17 24 (1.62%) Altiris
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Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
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