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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 87 123 169
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +46
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1385 1000 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.59% 1.78% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.65% 4.68% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 649 437
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 18
Median hourly rate £36.00 £26.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.10 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £32.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% +2.94%

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
20833 21376 20227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.96% 38.08% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14267 14307 13109
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 466 440 434
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +28 1143 £400 +6.66% 236
London +14 499 £450 +12.50% 105
South East +22 266 £400 - 50
Scotland +63 218 £350 -9.67% 14
North East +24 110 £321 -24.47% 5
Tyne and Wear +23 104 £321 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 103 £321 - 3
Renfrewshire +10 99 £335 -10.66% 3
Erskine +6 99 £335 -10.66% 3
City of London +7 81 £475 +26.66% 30
Berkshire +41 72 £400 +2.56% 11
Surrey +20 72 £425 +3.65% 14
Hampshire +5 70 £342 -11.74% 12
Yorkshire -9 64 £375 +15.38% 17
Edinburgh +36 60 £375 -3.84% 4
South West +31 58 £335 +2.29% 14
West Yorkshire +12 58 £375 +15.38% 15
Reading +36 53 £406 -7.67% 3
North West -8 48 £330 +5.60% 17
East Midlands +22 39 £388 +39.89% 10
Leeds -10 39 £375 +15.38% 11
Glasgow +31 38 £323 -15.40% 7
West Midlands -6 32 £375 +3.44% 8
East of England -3 28 £375 +7.14% 9
Bristol +23 26 £348 +6.92% 3
Hook +15 26 £340 -0.94%
Northamptonshire +13 19 £425 +53.42%
Manchester +5 18 £325 -7.14% 9
Northampton +14 17 £425 +53.42%
Kent +12 16 £445 -5.31% 1

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1681 (66.36%) Windows
2 1217 (48.05%) Microsoft
3 1039 (41.02%) Active Directory
4 944 (37.27%) Windows Server
5 846 (33.40%) SQL
6 761 (30.04%) VMware
7 759 (29.96%) SQL Server
8 580 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 579 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 567 (22.38%) .NET
11 535 (21.12%) Linux
12 504 (19.90%) C#
13 491 (19.38%) Security Cleared
14 484 (19.11%) Migration
15 471 (18.59%) Finance
16 452 (17.84%) DNS
17 448 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 442 (17.45%) SharePoint
19 434 (17.13%) MS Excel
19 434 (17.13%) SCCM
20 413 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 407 (16.07%) Citrix
22 402 (15.87%) ITIL
23 401 (15.83%) VBScript
24 397 (15.67%) DevOps
25 393 (15.52%) Python
26 387 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
27 373 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
28 355 (14.02%) Office 365
29 352 (13.90%) 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
1 442 (17.45%) SharePoint
2 342 (13.50%) MS Exchange
3 298 (11.76%) IIS
4 196 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 187 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 187 (7.38%) Skype for Business
6 152 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 137 (5.41%) OpenStack
8 103 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 89 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 82 (3.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 63 (2.49%) Apache
12 51 (2.01%) Tomcat
13 50 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
14 35 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 34 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
15 34 (1.34%) WebSphere
16 31 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
17 25 (0.99%) Confluence
18 19 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 434 (17.13%) MS Excel
2 162 (6.40%) MS Office
3 27 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.24%) MS Project
7 2 (0.079%) Mingle
7 2 (0.079%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 36 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.20%) assyst
4 4 (0.16%) Eikon
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.039%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.039%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.039%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.039%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.039%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.039%) Movex
6 1 (0.039%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.039%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 413 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 355 (14.02%) Office 365
3 268 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (4.78%) IaaS
5 120 (4.74%) PaaS
6 75 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 49 (1.93%) SaaS
8 37 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 22 (0.87%) GitHub
13 19 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
14 18 (0.71%) OneDrive
15 14 (0.55%) Heroku
16 12 (0.47%) Google App Engine
16 12 (0.47%) Yammer
17 10 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 7 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
18 7 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 452 (17.84%) DNS
2 252 (9.95%) DHCP
3 213 (8.41%) SAN
4 197 (7.78%) Firewall
5 177 (6.99%) TCP/IP
6 120 (4.74%) Internet
6 120 (4.74%) Skype
7 89 (3.51%) SSL
8 85 (3.36%) LDAP
8 85 (3.36%) NetScaler
9 73 (2.88%) WAN
10 64 (2.53%) VPN
11 63 (2.49%) LAN
12 57 (2.25%) HTTP
13 55 (2.17%) Kerberos
14 43 (1.70%) SMTP
15 38 (1.50%) Network Security
16 33 (1.30%) Intranet
17 29 (1.14%) iSCSI
18 26 (1.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 759 (29.96%) SQL Server
2 197 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 146 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 115 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 80 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 59 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 56 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 47 (1.86%) MySQL
11 44 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 43 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
13 41 (1.62%) MongoDB
13 41 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
14 34 (1.34%) NoSQL
15 25 (0.99%) Hadoop
16 21 (0.83%) DB2
17 20 (0.79%) Big Data
18 18 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 206 (8.13%) Jenkins
2 193 (7.62%) Git (software)
3 190 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 131 (5.17%) TeamCity
5 118 (4.66%) Visual Studio
6 96 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
7 70 (2.76%) Subversion
8 66 (2.61%) JIRA
9 64 (2.53%) MSI
10 55 (2.17%) MSBuild
11 48 (1.89%) Vagrant
12 42 (1.66%) Maven
13 31 (1.22%) Artifactory
14 27 (1.07%) Hudson
15 22 (0.87%) Ant
16 20 (0.79%) Travis CI
17 19 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (0.75%) SpecFlow
18 18 (0.71%) InstallShield
18 18 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 471 (18.59%) Finance
2 187 (7.38%) Banking
3 57 (2.25%) Law
4 54 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 46 (1.82%) Back Office
6 37 (1.46%) Legal
7 33 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.26%) Marketing
9 28 (1.11%) Front Office
10 27 (1.07%) Advertising
10 27 (1.07%) Retail
11 25 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.43%) Billing
13 10 (0.39%) Military
13 10 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.36%) French Language
14 9 (0.36%) German Language
15 8 (0.32%) Electronics
15 8 (0.32%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 274 (10.82%) Developer
2 232 (9.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 212 (8.37%) Windows Engineer
4 195 (7.70%) Consultant
5 184 (7.26%) Administrator
6 180 (7.11%) Analyst
7 137 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 131 (5.17%) Architect
9 112 (4.42%) PowerShell Engineer
10 109 (4.30%) Support Engineer
11 103 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
12 97 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
13 88 (3.47%) Server Engineer
13 88 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
14 83 (3.28%) DBA
14 83 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
15 79 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
16 75 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
16 75 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
17 74 (2.92%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (22.38%) .NET
2 189 (7.46%) HTML
3 144 (5.68%) ASP.NET
4 137 (5.41%) XML
5 124 (4.90%) CSS
6 122 (4.82%) Web Services
7 105 (4.15%) jQuery
8 84 (3.32%) .NET Framework
9 58 (2.29%) HTML5
10 56 (2.21%) AngularJS
11 51 (2.01%) Node.js
12 42 (1.66%) WCF
13 38 (1.50%) REST
14 32 (1.26%) JSON
15 31 (1.22%) Middleware
16 29 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 26 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
19 23 (0.91%) SAML
19 23 (0.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (5.92%) Clustering
2 135 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 126 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 92 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 60 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (1.86%) Blackberry
8 46 (1.82%) PKI
8 46 (1.82%) Replication
9 45 (1.78%) Hedge funds
10 38 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 30 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 30 (1.18%) Thin Client
13 29 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (1.11%) Fixed Income
15 26 (1.03%) Private Cloud
16 23 (0.91%) VCE vBlock
17 17 (0.67%) Equities
17 17 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1681 (66.36%) Windows
2 944 (37.27%) Windows Server
3 580 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 579 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 535 (21.12%) Linux
6 266 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 218 (8.61%) Unix
8 206 (8.13%) Windows 7
9 147 (5.80%) Windows 10
10 96 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 65 (2.57%) Windows 8
12 47 (1.86%) Windows XP
13 39 (1.54%) Mac OS X
13 39 (1.54%) VMS
14 36 (1.42%) Solaris
15 30 (1.18%) AIX
16 29 (1.14%) CentOS
17 20 (0.79%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.79%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (19.11%) Migration
2 402 (15.87%) ITIL
3 397 (15.67%) DevOps
4 387 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
5 283 (11.17%) Configuration Management
6 244 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
7 124 (4.90%) Load Balancing
8 114 (4.50%) Release Management
9 113 (4.46%) Service Management
10 103 (4.07%) High Availability
10 103 (4.07%) Open Source
11 98 (3.87%) Workflow
12 87 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 85 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
14 82 (3.24%) Project Management
14 82 (3.24%) Scrum
15 75 (2.96%) Change Management
16 74 (2.92%) Server Building
17 69 (2.72%) Application Packaging
18 68 (2.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 846 (33.40%) SQL
2 504 (19.90%) C#
3 401 (15.83%) VBScript
4 393 (15.52%) Python
5 275 (10.86%) JavaScript
6 267 (10.54%) Java
7 266 (10.50%) Perl
8 236 (9.32%) Ruby
9 202 (7.97%) Bash Shell
9 202 (7.97%) VB
10 157 (6.20%) T-SQL
11 103 (4.07%) C++
12 81 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 62 (2.45%) C
14 55 (2.17%) VBA
15 53 (2.09%) Korn
15 53 (2.09%) PHP
16 52 (2.05%) VB.NET
17 42 (1.66%) Bourne shell
18 19 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 491 (19.38%) Security Cleared
2 373 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 352 (13.90%) SC Cleared
4 206 (8.13%) MCSE
5 153 (6.04%) Degree
6 98 (3.87%) MCSA
7 90 (3.55%) MCITP
8 87 (3.43%) DV Cleared
9 64 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 61 (2.41%) MCTS
11 40 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
12 37 (1.46%) MCSD
13 34 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (1.03%) CISSP
14 26 (1.03%) MCP
15 23 (0.91%) CCNA
16 22 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
17 18 (0.71%) CISM
17 18 (0.71%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (1.54%) QA
2 26 (1.03%) SLA
3 24 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.24%) GPG13
7 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.12%) WAI
8 3 (0.12%) WCAG
9 1 (0.039%) COBIT
9 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.039%) EMIR
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1039 (41.02%) Active Directory
2 448 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (8.88%) XenApp
4 210 (8.29%) Hyper-V
5 206 (8.13%) vSphere
6 146 (5.76%) XenDesktop
7 105 (4.15%) Docker
8 102 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 92 (3.63%) VMware ESX
10 61 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
11 57 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
12 48 (1.89%) Terminal Services
12 48 (1.89%) XenServer
13 29 (1.14%) DFS Replication
14 25 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
15 21 (0.83%) BitLocker
16 20 (0.79%) NFS
17 19 (0.75%) Xen
18 18 (0.71%) vCloud
19 15 (0.59%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 434 (17.13%) SCCM
2 316 (12.48%) Puppet
3 280 (11.05%) SCOM
4 239 (9.44%) Opscode Chef
5 201 (7.94%) Ansible
6 72 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 72 (2.84%) WSUS
7 69 (2.72%) SCOrch
8 65 (2.57%) Nagios
9 47 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 42 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 39 (1.54%) logstash
12 38 (1.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 35 (1.38%) Kibana
14 33 (1.30%) SCVMM
15 31 (1.22%) Tivoli
16 30 (1.18%) NetBackup
17 29 (1.14%) Netcool
18 28 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
19 27 (1.07%) Salt
Vendors
1 1217 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 761 (30.04%) VMware
3 407 (16.07%) Citrix
4 333 (13.15%) HP
5 196 (7.74%) Oracle
6 166 (6.55%) Cisco
7 112 (4.42%) Dell
8 103 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 96 (3.79%) Symantec
10 85 (3.36%) AppSense
11 78 (3.08%) NetApp
12 77 (3.04%) Splunk
13 74 (2.92%) IBM
14 62 (2.45%) IronPort
15 51 (2.01%) EMC
15 51 (2.01%) ServiceNow
16 46 (1.82%) CA
16 46 (1.82%) Intel Security
17 36 (1.42%) Google
18 34 (1.34%) BMC
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £443.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Initial Contract to 31st December 2016
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £320 per annum + per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £221.00 - £243.10 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £60,000 to £67,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago