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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 143 165 260
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +95
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 808 642 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.26% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.99% 3.29% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 401 218
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £321
% change year-on-year
- +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £23.75 £23.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.94 £40.00 £40.00
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 19535 20788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.05% 38.21% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12954 12076 12428
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 413 559 795
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 30 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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 721 £375 - 162
London +53 378 £400 +2.56% 75
South East -37 109 £363 +3.57% 29
City of London +30 104 £375 +4.16% 25
East of England +43 93 £350 -15.15% 14
Scotland +14 63 £347 -4.53% 9
North West +17 46 £325 +30.00% 8
Hampshire +14 45 £326 -18.56% 8
Cambridgeshire +18 36 £388 +19.23% 5
Yorkshire +10 35 £320 -20.00% 8
South West -11 32 £330 -8.33% 12
Cambridge +12 28 £369 +13.46%
Berkshire -33 27 £400 +14.28% 9
Cheshire +3 19 £250 -0.79% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 19 £400 +23.07% 3
Edinburgh -9 19 £450 +24.13% 6
Reading +12 18 £400 -5.88% 2
Suffolk -4 18 £375 -11.76%
West Yorkshire -4 18 £350 -13.84% 6
Milton Keynes +5 17 £400 +20.30% 3
Essex +9 15 £165 -26.66% 2
Manchester +3 15 £331 -19.69% 6
Ipswich -2 14 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands -8 14 £325 +85.71% 8
West Midlands -22 14 £315 -10.00% 7
Hook +9 13 £325 -20.25%
Glasgow +3 13 £426 +20.01% 2
Leeds -11 13 £335 -17.53% 6
Bedfordshire -13 13 £425 -2.85% 4
Wiltshire +2 12 £400 -

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 1037 (68.31%) Windows
2 677 (44.60%) Microsoft
3 608 (40.05%) Active Directory
4 430 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 371 (24.44%) SQL
5 371 (24.44%) VMware
6 327 (21.54%) VBScript
7 326 (21.48%) SQL Server
8 314 (20.69%) .NET
9 311 (20.49%) SCCM
10 301 (19.83%) SharePoint
11 272 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 268 (17.65%) ITIL
13 246 (16.21%) Linux
14 244 (16.07%) DNS
15 235 (15.48%) Migration
15 235 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 234 (15.42%) Windows 7
16 234 (15.42%) Finance
17 233 (15.35%) Citrix
18 231 (15.22%) MS Excel
19 230 (15.15%) Security Cleared
20 225 (14.82%) C#
21 220 (14.49%) IIS
22 208 (13.70%) MS Exchange
23 193 (12.71%) VB
24 181 (11.92%) HP
24 181 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
25 170 (11.20%) UNIX
26 169 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 301 (19.83%) SharePoint
2 220 (14.49%) IIS
3 208 (13.70%) MS Exchange
4 134 (8.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 117 (7.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 103 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 85 (5.60%) Lync
8 73 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 44 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 39 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 36 (2.37%) SharePoint Server
13 34 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
14 31 (2.04%) WebSphere
15 30 (1.98%) Tomcat
16 27 (1.78%) Apache
17 26 (1.71%) WebLogic
18 23 (1.52%) IBM Notes
19 18 (1.19%) Lotus Domino
20 17 (1.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 231 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 60 (3.95%) MS Office
3 46 (3.03%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.53%) MS Project
5 8 (0.53%) FrameMaker
6 5 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.13%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.066%) assyst
5 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.066%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.066%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 66 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.29%) Office 365
3 17 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.40%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.20%) Jelastic
9 2 (0.13%) Route 53
9 2 (0.13%) GitHub
9 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 2 (0.13%) SaaS
10 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.066%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (16.07%) DNS
2 149 (9.82%) SAN
3 147 (9.68%) DHCP
4 134 (8.83%) TCP/IP
5 119 (7.84%) Firewall
6 64 (4.22%) Internet
7 61 (4.02%) VPN
8 44 (2.90%) Intranet
9 40 (2.64%) LAN
10 39 (2.57%) HTTP
11 38 (2.50%) WAN
12 36 (2.37%) SMTP
13 34 (2.24%) LDAP
14 33 (2.17%) FTP
15 29 (1.91%) iSCSI
16 28 (1.84%) NAS
17 26 (1.71%) VLAN
18 25 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
19 24 (1.58%) NetScaler
19 24 (1.58%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 127 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 51 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 37 (2.44%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.11%) MySQL
8 32 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.58%) NoSQL
11 23 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.53%) Hadoop
18 7 (0.46%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 86 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 84 (5.53%) Visual Studio
3 67 (4.41%) MSI
4 49 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 36 (2.37%) MSBuild
6 34 (2.24%) Git (software)
7 33 (2.17%) Subversion
8 31 (2.04%) InstallShield
9 30 (1.98%) JIRA
10 22 (1.45%) Selenium
11 19 (1.25%) Jenkins
11 19 (1.25%) Ant
12 17 (1.12%) AdminStudio
13 13 (0.86%) NUnit
13 13 (0.86%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.79%) CruiseControl
14 12 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
16 9 (0.59%) Maven
16 9 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 234 (15.42%) Finance
2 143 (9.42%) Banking
3 41 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.11%) Retail
5 30 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.25%) Front Office
7 18 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 14 (0.92%) Military
9 13 (0.86%) Local Government
9 13 (0.86%) Publishing
10 8 (0.53%) Legal
11 7 (0.46%) French Language
11 7 (0.46%) Back Office
11 7 (0.46%) Law
11 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.40%) Games
13 2 (0.13%) Advertising
13 2 (0.13%) Marketing
13 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.066%) German Language
Job Titles
1 214 (14.10%) Developer
2 136 (8.96%) Consultant
3 130 (8.56%) Analyst
4 100 (6.59%) Administrator
5 99 (6.52%) SharePoint Developer
6 77 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 68 (4.48%) Server Engineer
8 57 (3.75%) Architect
9 53 (3.49%) Wintel Engineer
10 49 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
11 46 (3.03%) Support Analyst
12 41 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
12 41 (2.70%) SCCM Engineer
13 39 (2.57%) Support Engineer
14 37 (2.44%) DBA
15 36 (2.37%) Desktop Engineer
16 31 (2.04%) Applications Packager
17 30 (1.98%) .NET Developer
18 28 (1.84%) C# Developer
18 28 (1.84%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (20.69%) .NET
2 147 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 119 (7.84%) HTML
4 108 (7.11%) Web Services
5 100 (6.59%) XML
6 69 (4.55%) CSS
7 50 (3.29%) jQuery
8 49 (3.23%) WCF
9 47 (3.10%) Application Packaging
10 41 (2.70%) XSLT
11 39 (2.57%) JSP
12 37 (2.44%) .NET Framework
13 36 (2.37%) JSON
14 26 (1.71%) Middleware
14 26 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (1.58%) REST
15 24 (1.58%) HTML5
16 21 (1.38%) WPF
17 19 (1.25%) Software Packaging
18 16 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.38%) Clustering
2 64 (4.22%) Replication
3 61 (4.02%) Blackberry
4 34 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.11%) PKI
6 31 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.65%) Open Source
8 22 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.12%) CLARiiON
10 16 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 15 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 15 (0.99%) CMDB
11 15 (0.99%) Thin Client
12 11 (0.72%) Taxonomies
13 9 (0.59%) Statistics
13 9 (0.59%) NHS
13 9 (0.59%) Firmware
14 7 (0.46%) Wiki
14 7 (0.46%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1037 (68.31%) Windows
2 430 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 272 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 246 (16.21%) Linux
5 234 (15.42%) Windows 7
6 170 (11.20%) UNIX
7 169 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (4.41%) Windows XP
9 62 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 42 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (1.91%) Solaris
12 14 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.66%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.53%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.33%) Android
17 5 (0.33%) AIX
18 3 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (17.65%) ITIL
2 235 (15.48%) Migration
3 106 (6.98%) DevOps
4 81 (5.34%) Workflow
5 78 (5.14%) Release Management
6 73 (4.81%) Change Management
7 64 (4.22%) Configuration Management
8 63 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 62 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (3.49%) Project Management
11 52 (3.43%) Capacity Management
12 51 (3.36%) MVC
13 48 (3.16%) Service Delivery
14 44 (2.90%) Unit Testing
15 40 (2.64%) Service Management
16 38 (2.50%) Incident Management
16 38 (2.50%) Change Control
17 37 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
18 36 (2.37%) CRM
18 36 (2.37%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 371 (24.44%) SQL
2 327 (21.54%) VBScript
3 225 (14.82%) C#
4 193 (12.71%) VB
5 146 (9.62%) Perl
6 144 (9.49%) JavaScript
7 105 (6.92%) Shell Script
8 72 (4.74%) Java
9 67 (4.41%) Python
10 53 (3.49%) Ruby
11 50 (3.29%) T-SQL
12 49 (3.23%) C
13 37 (2.44%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.71%) PHP
15 19 (1.25%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.12%) C++
17 16 (1.05%) VBA
18 10 (0.66%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.53%) VB6
20 5 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 230 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 181 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 167 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 97 (6.39%) MCSE
5 82 (5.40%) MCITP
6 68 (4.48%) DV Cleared
7 59 (3.89%) Degree
8 49 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (2.83%) MCP
10 35 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 34 (2.24%) MCTS
12 26 (1.71%) ISTQB
13 23 (1.52%) CCNA
13 23 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 20 (1.32%) MCSA
15 15 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (0.92%) CCA
17 11 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.66%) VCP5
18 10 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.08%) QA
2 29 (1.91%) SLA
3 21 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.33%) GPG13
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.066%) JSP 440
System Software
1 608 (40.05%) Active Directory
2 235 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 110 (7.25%) vSphere
5 101 (6.65%) XenApp
6 90 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 76 (5.01%) VMware ESX
8 58 (3.82%) XenDesktop
9 47 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
10 45 (2.96%) vCloud
11 40 (2.64%) XenServer
12 29 (1.91%) ISA Server
13 26 (1.71%) Oracle RMAN
13 26 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
14 22 (1.45%) Terminal Services
15 21 (1.38%) NFS
16 16 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
17 12 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 12 (0.79%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 311 (20.49%) SCCM
2 146 (9.62%) SCOM
3 67 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (3.95%) Puppet
5 41 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 39 (2.57%) WSUS
7 35 (2.31%) SCVMM
8 33 (2.17%) Tivoli
9 32 (2.11%) WMI
10 29 (1.91%) Backup Exec
11 28 (1.84%) NetBackup
12 27 (1.78%) SCOrch
13 25 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
13 25 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 24 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 23 (1.52%) HP SIM
16 20 (1.32%) AppDNA
17 19 (1.25%) BladeLogic
18 17 (1.12%) Data Guard
19 16 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 677 (44.60%) Microsoft
2 371 (24.44%) VMware
3 233 (15.35%) Citrix
4 181 (11.92%) HP
5 146 (9.62%) Oracle
6 97 (6.39%) Cisco
7 84 (5.53%) Symantec
8 80 (5.27%) EMC
9 58 (3.82%) IBM
10 55 (3.62%) Remedy
11 48 (3.16%) McAfee
12 45 (2.96%) Sophos
13 40 (2.64%) NetApp
13 40 (2.64%) F5
14 38 (2.50%) AppSense
15 37 (2.44%) Dell
16 35 (2.31%) BMC
17 29 (1.91%) Red Hat
18 28 (1.84%) Altiris
19 26 (1.71%) Websense
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20 - £27 per hour + Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Posted: 5 days ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago