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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 100 108 156
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +48
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1275 1122 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.36% 1.97% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.01% 5.20% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 726 479
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 16
Median hourly rate £36.00 £26.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.90 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £52.17 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%

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
21209 21571 19985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.26% 37.87% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14520 14501 12815
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 437 405
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 1147 £400 +6.66% 271
London -4 509 £425 +6.25% 124
South East 0 248 £393 +3.28% 59
Scotland +51 110 £355 -5.33% 5
North East +31 98 £321 -24.47% 5
Tyne and Wear +32 91 £325 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +26 90 £323 - 2
City of London -2 84 £450 +5.88% 40
Hampshire +2 77 £344 -1.71% 18
Yorkshire -11 74 £400 +23.07% 15
Surrey +12 71 £419 +8.06% 12
South West +26 66 £325 -0.76% 16
West Yorkshire +5 64 £400 +23.07% 12
Berkshire +28 56 £388 +2.64% 14
Leeds +11 54 £413 +26.92% 11
Edinburgh +23 48 £375 -1.63% 3
North West -7 43 £330 +1.53% 18
West Midlands -7 39 £375 +7.14% 10
East Midlands +21 38 £388 +17.42% 10
Reading +35 37 £400 -9.09% 8
Renfrewshire +2 36 £325 -13.33%
Erskine -2 36 £325 -13.33%
Bristol +20 33 £340 +4.61% 6
East of England -1 32 £375 +1.25% 14
Hook +15 23 £323 -4.44% 1
Manchester -10 22 £375 +19.04% 12
Glasgow +17 20 £213 -44.26% 1
Northamptonshire +16 19 £425 +53.42% 1
Northampton +16 17 £425 +53.42%
Southampton +4 16 £313 -8.08% 5

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1738 (66.34%) Windows
2 1277 (48.74%) Microsoft
3 1079 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 943 (35.99%) Windows Server
5 830 (31.68%) SQL
6 787 (30.04%) VMware
7 760 (29.01%) SQL Server
8 586 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 578 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 554 (21.15%) .NET
11 550 (20.99%) Linux
12 512 (19.54%) Security Cleared
13 490 (18.70%) Migration
14 488 (18.63%) C#
15 464 (17.71%) DNS
16 463 (17.67%) Finance
17 460 (17.56%) SCCM
18 456 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 455 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
20 450 (17.18%) MS Excel
21 436 (16.64%) SharePoint
22 420 (16.03%) VBScript
23 408 (15.57%) Citrix
24 398 (15.19%) DevOps
25 396 (15.11%) ITIL
26 386 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
27 379 (14.47%) Python
28 377 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
29 365 (13.93%) Office 365
30 361 (13.78%) SC Cleared

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
1 436 (16.64%) SharePoint
2 341 (13.02%) MS Exchange
3 292 (11.15%) IIS
4 190 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 183 (6.98%) Skype for Business
6 169 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 156 (5.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 135 (5.15%) OpenStack
9 93 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 88 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 88 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 63 (2.40%) Tomcat
12 61 (2.33%) Apache
13 49 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
14 33 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
15 30 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 29 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
16 29 (1.11%) WebSphere
17 26 (0.99%) Confluence
18 24 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 450 (17.18%) MS Excel
2 161 (6.15%) MS Office
3 27 (1.03%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.19%) MS Project
7 3 (0.11%) Mingle
8 2 (0.076%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 31 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.19%) assyst
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.15%) Eikon
4 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.076%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.076%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.076%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.076%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.038%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.038%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.038%) Movex
7 1 (0.038%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 455 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 365 (13.93%) Office 365
3 273 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (5.42%) IaaS
5 137 (5.23%) PaaS
6 72 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (2.02%) SaaS
8 35 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 19 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (0.65%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.53%) Heroku
15 13 (0.50%) GitHub
15 13 (0.50%) Google App Engine
16 11 (0.42%) Yammer
17 10 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 9 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
19 8 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 464 (17.71%) DNS
2 247 (9.43%) DHCP
3 219 (8.36%) Firewall
4 213 (8.13%) SAN
5 179 (6.83%) TCP/IP
6 118 (4.50%) Skype
7 117 (4.47%) Internet
8 98 (3.74%) SSL
9 79 (3.02%) NetScaler
10 77 (2.94%) WAN
11 75 (2.86%) LDAP
12 70 (2.67%) VPN
13 69 (2.63%) LAN
14 55 (2.10%) Kerberos
15 50 (1.91%) HTTP
16 38 (1.45%) SMTP
17 35 (1.34%) Network Security
18 32 (1.22%) iSCSI
18 32 (1.22%) VLAN
19 29 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 760 (29.01%) SQL Server
2 175 (6.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 139 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 111 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 107 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 75 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 51 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 50 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 46 (1.76%) Oracle Database
11 45 (1.72%) MySQL
11 45 (1.72%) Relational Database
12 37 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (1.11%) MongoDB
14 27 (1.03%) DB2
14 27 (1.03%) NoSQL
15 25 (0.95%) Hadoop
16 20 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (0.73%) Big Data
18 16 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 209 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 192 (7.33%) Jenkins
3 173 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 139 (5.31%) TeamCity
4 139 (5.31%) Visual Studio
5 108 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 71 (2.71%) Subversion
7 65 (2.48%) JIRA
7 65 (2.48%) MSI
8 54 (2.06%) MSBuild
9 47 (1.79%) Vagrant
10 38 (1.45%) Maven
11 25 (0.95%) Artifactory
11 25 (0.95%) Hudson
12 24 (0.92%) Travis CI
13 21 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (0.73%) Ant
15 18 (0.69%) InstallShield
16 16 (0.61%) Selenium
17 14 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 463 (17.67%) Finance
2 173 (6.60%) Banking
3 66 (2.52%) Law
4 50 (1.91%) Back Office
4 50 (1.91%) Financial Institution
5 38 (1.45%) Legal
6 32 (1.22%) Retail
7 30 (1.15%) Marketing
8 29 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.07%) Advertising
10 23 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 22 (0.84%) Front Office
12 12 (0.46%) Publishing
13 10 (0.38%) Billing
13 10 (0.38%) French Language
13 10 (0.38%) German Language
13 10 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.34%) Italian Language
14 9 (0.34%) Military
15 8 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 280 (10.69%) Developer
2 234 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 214 (8.17%) Windows Engineer
4 212 (8.09%) Administrator
4 212 (8.09%) Consultant
5 173 (6.60%) Analyst
6 149 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 124 (4.73%) Architect
8 120 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
9 117 (4.47%) Support Engineer
10 109 (4.16%) PowerShell Engineer
11 96 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
12 92 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
13 89 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
14 86 (3.28%) Server Engineer
15 85 (3.24%) DBA
16 84 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
17 82 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
18 81 (3.09%) SharePoint Developer
19 77 (2.94%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 554 (21.15%) .NET
2 189 (7.21%) HTML
3 141 (5.38%) ASP.NET
4 136 (5.19%) XML
5 121 (4.62%) Web Services
6 118 (4.50%) CSS
7 105 (4.01%) jQuery
8 79 (3.02%) .NET Framework
9 49 (1.87%) AngularJS
10 48 (1.83%) HTML5
11 44 (1.68%) WCF
12 40 (1.53%) Node.js
13 39 (1.49%) Middleware
13 39 (1.49%) REST
14 37 (1.41%) JSON
15 26 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
16 25 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (0.88%) LAMP
17 23 (0.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 159 (6.07%) Clustering
2 136 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 128 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 85 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (2.71%) Public Cloud
6 57 (2.18%) Replication
7 54 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 48 (1.83%) PKI
9 44 (1.68%) Blackberry
10 37 (1.41%) Hedge funds
10 37 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 31 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (1.15%) Fat Client
13 30 (1.15%) Thin Client
14 28 (1.07%) Fixed Income
14 28 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 27 (1.03%) VCE vBlock
16 17 (0.65%) Equities
16 17 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1738 (66.34%) Windows
2 943 (35.99%) Windows Server
3 586 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 578 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 550 (20.99%) Linux
6 258 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 207 (7.90%) Windows 7
8 197 (7.52%) Unix
9 160 (6.11%) Windows 10
10 111 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 67 (2.56%) Windows 8
12 51 (1.95%) Windows XP
13 39 (1.49%) Solaris
14 36 (1.37%) VMS
15 34 (1.30%) Mac OS X
16 31 (1.18%) AIX
17 28 (1.07%) CentOS
18 21 (0.80%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.76%) Apple iOS
20 17 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (18.70%) Migration
2 398 (15.19%) DevOps
3 396 (15.11%) ITIL
4 386 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
5 279 (10.65%) Configuration Management
6 224 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (4.89%) Release Management
8 126 (4.81%) Service Management
9 123 (4.69%) Load Balancing
10 109 (4.16%) High Availability
11 99 (3.78%) Open Source
12 96 (3.66%) Workflow
13 95 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
14 93 (3.55%) Scrum
15 78 (2.98%) Change Management
15 78 (2.98%) Mentoring
15 78 (2.98%) Server Building
16 77 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
17 76 (2.90%) Project Management
18 74 (2.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 830 (31.68%) SQL
2 488 (18.63%) C#
3 420 (16.03%) VBScript
4 379 (14.47%) Python
5 274 (10.46%) JavaScript
6 263 (10.04%) Perl
7 244 (9.31%) Java
8 223 (8.51%) Bash Shell
9 216 (8.24%) Ruby
10 198 (7.56%) VB
11 167 (6.37%) T-SQL
12 88 (3.36%) C++
13 81 (3.09%) Shell Script
14 68 (2.60%) C
15 61 (2.33%) PHP
16 58 (2.21%) Korn
17 51 (1.95%) VBA
18 48 (1.83%) VB.NET
19 45 (1.72%) Bourne shell
20 18 (0.69%) FQL
Qualifications
1 512 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 377 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 361 (13.78%) SC Cleared
4 202 (7.71%) MCSE
5 154 (5.88%) Degree
6 95 (3.63%) DV Cleared
6 95 (3.63%) MCSA
7 93 (3.55%) MCITP
8 61 (2.33%) MCTS
9 57 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (1.53%) MCP
12 37 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 36 (1.37%) MCSD
14 32 (1.22%) CCNA
15 28 (1.07%) CISSP
16 23 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
17 20 (0.76%) ISTQB
18 18 (0.69%) CISM
18 18 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.60%) QA
2 30 (1.15%) SLA
3 23 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.23%) GPG13
6 6 (0.23%) WCAG
7 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.11%) WAI
8 1 (0.038%) COBIT
8 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.038%) EMIR
8 1 (0.038%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1079 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 456 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (8.66%) XenApp
4 210 (8.02%) Hyper-V
5 206 (7.86%) vSphere
6 150 (5.73%) XenDesktop
7 100 (3.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 91 (3.47%) Docker
9 81 (3.09%) VMware ESX
10 72 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
11 57 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
12 49 (1.87%) Terminal Services
13 46 (1.76%) XenServer
14 31 (1.18%) DFS Replication
15 24 (0.92%) BitLocker
15 24 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
16 19 (0.73%) vCloud
17 18 (0.69%) Xen
18 17 (0.65%) NFS
19 16 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 460 (17.56%) SCCM
2 340 (12.98%) Puppet
3 299 (11.41%) SCOM
4 253 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
5 205 (7.82%) Ansible
6 74 (2.82%) WSUS
7 72 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 71 (2.71%) Nagios
9 65 (2.48%) SCOrch
10 53 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 42 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 39 (1.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 34 (1.30%) SCVMM
14 32 (1.22%) Tivoli
15 31 (1.18%) Netcool
15 31 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
16 30 (1.15%) NetBackup
17 25 (0.95%) BladeLogic
18 23 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 23 (0.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 1277 (48.74%) Microsoft
2 787 (30.04%) VMware
3 408 (15.57%) Citrix
4 322 (12.29%) HP
5 187 (7.14%) Oracle
6 171 (6.53%) Cisco
7 111 (4.24%) Red Hat
8 104 (3.97%) Dell
9 97 (3.70%) Symantec
10 82 (3.13%) AppSense
11 78 (2.98%) NetApp
12 73 (2.79%) Splunk
13 72 (2.75%) IBM
14 59 (2.25%) IronPort
15 55 (2.10%) EMC
16 50 (1.91%) ServiceNow
17 49 (1.87%) CA
18 40 (1.53%) Intel Security
19 36 (1.37%) CheckPoint
20 35 (1.34%) SAP
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £443.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £3325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: 380
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £380 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + onsite parking
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago