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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 154 178 262
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +84
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 805 617 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.19% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.72% 3.06% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 375 201
Average daily rate
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£380 £390 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
- +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.75 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.57 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +7.84%

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
21653 20135 20085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 38.96% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14469 12935 11994
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 578 682
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +26 754 £395 - 196
London +14 321 £400 - 81
South East +39 231 £380 +1.33% 35
City of London +25 97 £375 -11.76% 18
Hampshire +41 89 £350 -6.66% 4
East of England +30 62 £369 -18.05% 7
Surrey +34 53 £500 +48.14% 8
Hook +12 49 £360 -23.40% 2
West Midlands +10 39 £450 +12.50% 12
Berkshire -30 35 £350 -6.66% 16
Scotland -1 33 £324 -7.50% 2
North West -13 32 £313 +4.16% 22
Buckinghamshire -1 27 £400 -3.61% 4
East Midlands +3 26 £450 +309.09% 8
Milton Keynes +3 25 £388 +210.00% 2
Bedfordshire +5 21 £400 -11.11% 4
South West -47 19 £418 +12.83% 14
Yorkshire -13 18 £325 +44.44% 15
Edinburgh +1 17 £300 -
Leicestershire +17 16 £338 - 6
Cheshire +5 16 £319 +38.58% 7
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £200 -
Hertfordshire 0 15 £375 -6.83% 2
West Yorkshire -10 15 £388 +6.16% 11
Slough +5 13 £285 -9.52%
Luton -9 13 £390 -13.33% 2
Cambridge - 13 £263 -
Leeds -4 12 £400 +9.96% 7
Manchester -6 11 £300 +41.17% 8
Birmingham -8 11 £250 -39.39% 6

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1048 (64.97%) Windows
2 726 (45.01%) Microsoft
3 646 (40.05%) Active Directory
4 413 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 381 (23.62%) VMware
6 369 (22.88%) .NET
7 364 (22.57%) SQL
8 345 (21.39%) VBScript
8 345 (21.39%) SQL Server
9 300 (18.60%) ITIL
10 294 (18.23%) SCCM
11 277 (17.17%) SharePoint
12 269 (16.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 266 (16.49%) Security Cleared
14 262 (16.24%) IIS
15 257 (15.93%) C#
16 245 (15.19%) Linux
17 243 (15.07%) DNS
18 240 (14.88%) Finance
19 233 (14.45%) Migration
20 223 (13.83%) MS Excel
21 221 (13.70%) MS Exchange
22 220 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
23 215 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
24 207 (12.83%) Citrix
25 195 (12.09%) VB
26 194 (12.03%) Windows 7
27 189 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
28 173 (10.73%) HP
29 170 (10.54%) Banking

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 277 (17.17%) SharePoint
2 262 (16.24%) IIS
3 221 (13.70%) MS Exchange
4 137 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 122 (7.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 99 (6.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 90 (5.58%) Lync
8 88 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 70 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 53 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 50 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
12 42 (2.60%) Tomcat
13 40 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 38 (2.36%) JBoss
15 37 (2.29%) WebSphere
16 36 (2.23%) Apache
17 34 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
18 29 (1.80%) WebLogic
19 22 (1.36%) GlassFish
20 21 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 223 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.03%) MS Office
3 39 (2.42%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.50%) FrameMaker
5 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.25%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.062%) CATIA
7 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.062%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.19%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.12%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.12%) Endur
6 2 (0.12%) Summit
7 1 (0.062%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 92 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (4.96%) Office 365
3 60 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.62%) GitHub
7 8 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.31%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.12%) SaaS
9 2 (0.12%) IaaS
10 1 (0.062%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.062%) Route 53
10 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.062%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 243 (15.07%) DNS
2 164 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 162 (10.04%) SAN
4 150 (9.30%) Firewall
5 133 (8.25%) DHCP
6 66 (4.09%) VPN
7 61 (3.78%) Internet
8 47 (2.91%) LDAP
8 47 (2.91%) FTP
9 41 (2.54%) HTTP
10 35 (2.17%) NAS
10 35 (2.17%) VLAN
10 35 (2.17%) Intranet
11 31 (1.92%) NetScaler
12 30 (1.86%) LAN
12 30 (1.86%) WAN
12 30 (1.86%) SMTP
13 28 (1.74%) SSL
14 26 (1.61%) X.400
14 26 (1.61%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (21.39%) SQL Server
2 135 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 50 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (1.74%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.67%) MySQL
10 21 (1.30%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.18%) EDRMS
12 16 (0.99%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 14 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.56%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
17 7 (0.43%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 114 (7.07%) Visual Studio
2 103 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 67 (4.15%) MSBuild
4 63 (3.91%) TeamCity
5 55 (3.41%) MSI
6 45 (2.79%) Jenkins
7 37 (2.29%) Selenium
8 35 (2.17%) Git (software)
9 31 (1.92%) JIRA
9 31 (1.92%) Subversion
10 29 (1.80%) NUnit
11 27 (1.67%) Ant
12 20 (1.24%) SpecFlow
13 17 (1.05%) MSTest
14 15 (0.93%) Artifactory
15 14 (0.87%) Maven
15 14 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 14 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (0.81%) InstallShield
17 12 (0.74%) StyleCop
General
1 240 (14.88%) Finance
2 170 (10.54%) Banking
3 58 (3.60%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.05%) Retail
5 32 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.92%) Front Office
7 26 (1.61%) Publishing
8 20 (1.24%) Military
9 17 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.93%) Advertising
11 14 (0.87%) Legal
12 11 (0.68%) Marketing
13 10 (0.62%) Back Office
14 8 (0.50%) Games
14 8 (0.50%) Law
15 6 (0.37%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.12%) French Language
16 2 (0.12%) German Language
17 1 (0.062%) Billing
Job Titles
1 276 (17.11%) Developer
2 148 (9.18%) Consultant
3 142 (8.80%) Analyst
4 127 (7.87%) Administrator
5 108 (6.70%) SharePoint Developer
6 94 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 70 (4.34%) Wintel Engineer
8 65 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 61 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
10 57 (3.53%) Architect
11 56 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
12 55 (3.41%) Server Engineer
13 49 (3.04%) C# Developer
14 45 (2.79%) .NET Developer
14 45 (2.79%) Support Engineer
15 41 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
16 39 (2.42%) DBA
17 34 (2.11%) Applications Support
18 33 (2.05%) Desktop Engineer
19 30 (1.86%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (22.88%) .NET
2 156 (9.67%) ASP.NET
2 156 (9.67%) XML
3 147 (9.11%) HTML
4 145 (8.99%) Web Services
5 95 (5.89%) WCF
6 69 (4.28%) .NET Framework
7 56 (3.47%) jQuery
8 53 (3.29%) CSS
9 49 (3.04%) XSLT
10 47 (2.91%) Application Packaging
11 37 (2.29%) Middleware
12 35 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (2.11%) JSP
13 34 (2.11%) JSON
14 31 (1.92%) REST
15 26 (1.61%) HTML5
16 24 (1.49%) Silverlight
16 24 (1.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 22 (1.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.51%) Clustering
2 81 (5.02%) Replication
3 67 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.91%) PKI
5 49 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.04%) Blackberry
6 36 (2.23%) Open Source
7 24 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.36%) CMDB
9 19 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.18%) User Experience
10 16 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
11 15 (0.93%) Derivative
11 15 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.81%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.62%) Statistics
13 10 (0.62%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.62%) Mathematics
13 10 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1048 (64.97%) Windows
2 413 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 269 (16.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 245 (15.19%) Linux
5 194 (12.03%) Windows 7
6 189 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 155 (9.61%) UNIX
8 49 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (2.79%) Windows XP
10 38 (2.36%) Windows 8
11 31 (1.92%) Solaris
12 14 (0.87%) AIX
13 12 (0.74%) Android
13 12 (0.74%) Windows 2000
14 11 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.62%) CentOS
16 7 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (18.60%) ITIL
2 233 (14.45%) Migration
3 147 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (8.31%) DevOps
5 90 (5.58%) Configuration Management
6 85 (5.27%) Change Management
7 72 (4.46%) MVC
8 70 (4.34%) Release Management
9 59 (3.66%) TDD
10 58 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 56 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (3.22%) Workflow
13 48 (2.98%) E-Commerce
13 48 (2.98%) High Availability
13 48 (2.98%) Incident Management
14 47 (2.91%) Capacity Management
15 43 (2.67%) Service Delivery
16 42 (2.60%) Load Balancing
16 42 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
17 40 (2.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 364 (22.57%) SQL
2 345 (21.39%) VBScript
3 257 (15.93%) C#
4 195 (12.09%) VB
5 154 (9.55%) JavaScript
6 139 (8.62%) Perl
7 102 (6.32%) Shell Script
8 73 (4.53%) Python
9 72 (4.46%) Java
10 66 (4.09%) Ruby
11 65 (4.03%) T-SQL
12 57 (3.53%) Bash Shell
13 36 (2.23%) C
14 34 (2.11%) PHP
15 24 (1.49%) VBA
16 22 (1.36%) C++
17 17 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.05%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.56%) Korn
19 6 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 266 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 220 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 168 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 120 (7.44%) MCITP
5 96 (5.95%) DV Cleared
6 92 (5.70%) MCSE
7 67 (4.15%) Degree
8 51 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
9 50 (3.10%) MCSA
10 44 (2.73%) MCTS
11 32 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (1.61%) ISTQB
13 24 (1.49%) CCNA
14 23 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 20 (1.24%) MCP
16 13 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.56%) Sun Certification
19 8 (0.50%) CCA
20 7 (0.43%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.15%) QA
2 43 (2.67%) SLA
3 23 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.37%) GPG13
System Software
1 646 (40.05%) Active Directory
2 215 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (8.00%) vSphere
4 90 (5.58%) XenApp
5 73 (4.53%) Hyper-V
6 69 (4.28%) VMware ESX
7 67 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (2.36%) XenDesktop
10 33 (2.05%) XenServer
11 31 (1.92%) vCloud
12 29 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
13 26 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
14 21 (1.30%) Terminal Services
15 19 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.99%) NFS
16 16 (0.99%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.74%) Firmware
18 9 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 294 (18.23%) SCCM
2 161 (9.98%) SCOM
3 92 (5.70%) Puppet
4 84 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (3.10%) Tivoli
6 45 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 39 (2.42%) WMI
8 36 (2.23%) SCOrch
9 32 (1.98%) WSUS
10 26 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 24 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 23 (1.43%) HP SIM
13 22 (1.36%) SCVMM
14 21 (1.30%) NetBackup
15 20 (1.24%) BladeLogic
16 19 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
17 18 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 17 (1.05%) Control-M
19 16 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
19 16 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 726 (45.01%) Microsoft
2 381 (23.62%) VMware
3 207 (12.83%) Citrix
4 173 (10.73%) HP
5 134 (8.31%) Oracle
6 96 (5.95%) Cisco
7 82 (5.08%) IBM
8 73 (4.53%) Symantec
9 66 (4.09%) Dell
10 65 (4.03%) EMC
11 54 (3.35%) Remedy
12 53 (3.29%) NetApp
13 47 (2.91%) BMC
14 38 (2.36%) McAfee
15 37 (2.29%) Red Hat
16 36 (2.23%) F5
17 35 (2.17%) Altiris
18 34 (2.11%) Sophos
19 26 (1.61%) Websense
20 23 (1.43%) Clearswift
Watford, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 280 - 300
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 - £300
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £390 - £400 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 6 days ago