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 October 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 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 114 115 147
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +32
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1132 1107 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 1.92% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 5.01% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 699 516
Median daily rate £400 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -49.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £13.60 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £57.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -58.28%

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
21531 22087 21370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.89% 38.26% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14824 15025 13861
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 524 417
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +3 1042 £400 - 241
London -9 484 £425 - 88
South East -21 199 £400 +6.66% 52
Scotland +64 98 £330 +0.76% 11
North East +50 93 £335 +20.72% 7
City of London -24 86 £425 -2.96% 25
Tyne and Wear +40 80 £340 +22.52% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +39 80 £340 +47.82% 4
Hampshire +7 70 £360 +6.66% 10
South West +37 68 £325 -13.33% 15
Renfrewshire +14 60 £330 -
Erskine +12 60 £330 -
Yorkshire +2 58 £500 +31.57% 19
North West -12 56 £350 - 21
Surrey +6 52 £437 +13.13% 7
West Midlands +12 44 £350 - 14
West Yorkshire 0 43 £513 +34.86% 10
Bristol +29 34 £325 +11.11% 5
Berkshire -8 33 £400 - 14
East of England -8 33 £369 +5.35% 16
Leeds +18 31 £550 +35.80% 5
Manchester -17 26 £319 +1.19% 14
Hook +13 22 £325 +25.00%
Staines +9 22 £450 -21.73%
Glasgow +25 19 £300 -4.00% 5
Birmingham +7 19 £408 +16.42% 5
Oxfordshire -19 19 £400 - 7
Edinburgh +23 17 £400 +45.45% 4
Cheshire +22 16 £350 -22.22%
Gloucestershire +6 16 £344 -8.33%

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1702 (67.62%) Windows
2 1196 (47.52%) Microsoft
3 1092 (43.38%) Active Directory
4 923 (36.67%) Windows Server
5 728 (28.92%) SQL
6 712 (28.29%) VMware
7 644 (25.59%) SQL Server
8 580 (23.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 575 (22.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 524 (20.82%) Linux
11 520 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
12 489 (19.43%) .NET
13 481 (19.11%) Migration
14 479 (19.03%) DNS
15 441 (17.52%) Security Cleared
16 431 (17.12%) DevOps
17 429 (17.04%) MS Excel
18 417 (16.57%) Office 365
19 415 (16.49%) SCCM
20 408 (16.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 396 (15.73%) VBScript
22 382 (15.18%) C#
23 378 (15.02%) SharePoint
24 369 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
25 367 (14.58%) Finance
26 366 (14.54%) ITIL
27 359 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
28 348 (13.83%) Puppet
29 347 (13.79%) Citrix
30 346 (13.75%) MS Exchange

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
1 378 (15.02%) SharePoint
2 346 (13.75%) MS Exchange
3 280 (11.12%) IIS
4 210 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 186 (7.39%) Skype for Business
6 177 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 138 (5.48%) OpenStack
8 120 (4.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 94 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 91 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 74 (2.94%) Apache
11 74 (2.94%) Tomcat
12 73 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 45 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
14 33 (1.31%) Office Communications Server
15 27 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (1.03%) Confluence
17 22 (0.87%) JBoss
17 22 (0.87%) WebSphere
18 20 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 429 (17.04%) MS Excel
2 134 (5.32%) MS Office
3 14 (0.56%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Mingle
5 3 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.20%) assyst
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.079%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.079%) Eikon
6 2 (0.079%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.079%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.079%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.040%) Movex
7 1 (0.040%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.040%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 520 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 417 (16.57%) Office 365
3 261 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
4 122 (4.85%) IaaS
5 103 (4.09%) PaaS
6 68 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (1.35%) OneDrive
8 32 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 32 (1.27%) SaaS
9 27 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (1.07%) Yammer
10 16 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.52%) Google App Engine
13 12 (0.48%) GitHub
14 11 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
15 9 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.28%) Route 53
16 7 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 479 (19.03%) DNS
2 264 (10.49%) Firewall
3 249 (9.89%) DHCP
4 207 (8.22%) SAN
5 175 (6.95%) TCP/IP
6 142 (5.64%) Skype
7 119 (4.73%) Internet
8 94 (3.73%) SSL
9 79 (3.14%) LDAP
10 72 (2.86%) Kerberos
11 71 (2.82%) LAN
12 70 (2.78%) WAN
13 68 (2.70%) NetScaler
14 56 (2.22%) VPN
15 39 (1.55%) Network Security
16 38 (1.51%) HTTP
17 36 (1.43%) iSCSI
18 34 (1.35%) SMTP
19 30 (1.19%) NAS
20 29 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (25.59%) SQL Server
2 129 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 117 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 49 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 41 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 37 (1.47%) MySQL
9 37 (1.47%) Relational Database
10 36 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
11 35 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.91%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.83%) DB2
16 19 (0.75%) MongoDB
17 14 (0.56%) Big Data
17 14 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
18 13 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 227 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 179 (7.11%) Jenkins
3 153 (6.08%) TeamCity
4 145 (5.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 141 (5.60%) Git (software)
6 117 (4.65%) Visual Studio
7 76 (3.02%) MSBuild
8 71 (2.82%) MSI
9 55 (2.19%) Subversion
10 54 (2.15%) JIRA
11 47 (1.87%) Vagrant
12 36 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 35 (1.39%) Travis CI
14 32 (1.27%) Hudson
15 30 (1.19%) Maven
16 22 (0.87%) Artifactory
17 19 (0.75%) Selenium
18 17 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
19 14 (0.56%) Eclipse
19 14 (0.56%) InstallShield
General
1 367 (14.58%) Finance
2 141 (5.60%) Banking
3 43 (1.71%) Back Office
3 43 (1.71%) Law
4 35 (1.39%) Legal
4 35 (1.39%) Retail
5 31 (1.23%) Advertising
6 26 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 24 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 23 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.79%) Marketing
10 17 (0.68%) Publishing
11 14 (0.56%) Front Office
12 12 (0.48%) Billing
12 12 (0.48%) German Language
13 11 (0.44%) Electronics
14 10 (0.40%) French Language
14 10 (0.40%) Italian Language
14 10 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 253 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 234 (9.30%) Developer
3 225 (8.94%) Administrator
4 208 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
5 196 (7.79%) Consultant
6 165 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 137 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
8 131 (5.20%) Analyst
9 122 (4.85%) Support Engineer
10 95 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 90 (3.58%) Active Directory Engineer
12 89 (3.54%) Wintel Engineer
13 88 (3.50%) PowerShell Engineer
14 84 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
15 79 (3.14%) DBA
16 78 (3.10%) Azure Engineer
17 77 (3.06%) Architect
18 76 (3.02%) Server Engineer
18 76 (3.02%) Windows Administrator
19 73 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (19.43%) .NET
2 130 (5.16%) HTML
3 118 (4.69%) ASP.NET
4 117 (4.65%) Web Services
5 107 (4.25%) XML
6 79 (3.14%) jQuery
7 64 (2.54%) CSS
8 49 (1.95%) .NET Framework
9 41 (1.63%) REST
10 40 (1.59%) JSON
11 39 (1.55%) WCF
12 36 (1.43%) Node.js
13 35 (1.39%) Middleware
14 32 (1.27%) AngularJS
15 28 (1.11%) HTML5
16 23 (0.91%) Regular Expression
17 21 (0.83%) SAML
18 20 (0.79%) LAMP
19 19 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 16 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 151 (6.00%) Clustering
2 148 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 119 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 89 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 62 (2.46%) Replication
7 45 (1.79%) PKI
8 43 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 42 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 36 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.23%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 27 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 27 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 24 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 22 (0.87%) Mobile App
16 20 (0.79%) Hedge funds
17 18 (0.72%) EMC VNX
17 18 (0.72%) Fixed Income
18 16 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1702 (67.62%) Windows
2 923 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 580 (23.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 575 (22.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 524 (20.82%) Linux
6 288 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 196 (7.79%) Windows 7
8 152 (6.04%) Unix
9 133 (5.28%) Windows 10
10 122 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 62 (2.46%) Windows 8
12 55 (2.19%) Windows XP
13 35 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 34 (1.35%) Solaris
15 33 (1.31%) CentOS
16 32 (1.27%) Android
17 27 (1.07%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.95%) AIX
19 23 (0.91%) VMS
20 17 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (19.11%) Migration
2 431 (17.12%) DevOps
3 369 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (14.54%) ITIL
5 224 (8.90%) Configuration Management
6 223 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
7 142 (5.64%) Load Balancing
8 139 (5.52%) Release Management
9 114 (4.53%) Scrum
10 109 (4.33%) High Availability
11 97 (3.85%) Service Management
12 96 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
13 92 (3.66%) Continuous Delivery
14 87 (3.46%) Application Packaging
14 87 (3.46%) Open Source
15 83 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 69 (2.74%) TDD
17 66 (2.62%) Virtual Environments
18 63 (2.50%) Mentoring
19 59 (2.34%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 728 (28.92%) SQL
2 396 (15.73%) VBScript
3 382 (15.18%) C#
4 321 (12.75%) Python
5 232 (9.22%) JavaScript
6 230 (9.14%) Perl
7 226 (8.98%) Bash Shell
8 189 (7.51%) Java
9 168 (6.67%) T-SQL
10 166 (6.60%) VB
11 133 (5.28%) Ruby
12 89 (3.54%) Shell Script
13 79 (3.14%) PHP
14 62 (2.46%) C++
15 47 (1.87%) C
16 43 (1.71%) VB.NET
17 38 (1.51%) Korn
18 33 (1.31%) Bourne shell
19 31 (1.23%) VBA
20 15 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 441 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 359 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 294 (11.68%) SC Cleared
4 202 (8.03%) MCSE
5 179 (7.11%) Degree
6 86 (3.42%) MCSA
7 82 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 74 (2.94%) MCITP
9 53 (2.11%) MCTS
10 52 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 48 (1.91%) MCP
12 46 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
13 39 (1.55%) CCNA
14 36 (1.43%) CISSP
14 36 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
16 24 (0.95%) MCSD
17 21 (0.83%) CISM
18 16 (0.64%) CEH
18 16 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (1.87%) SLA
2 39 (1.55%) QA
3 27 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.28%) WCAG
7 6 (0.24%) GPG13
8 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.12%) WAI
10 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.079%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.040%) COBIT
11 1 (0.040%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1092 (43.38%) Active Directory
2 408 (16.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (8.30%) Hyper-V
4 186 (7.39%) XenApp
5 150 (5.96%) vSphere
6 116 (4.61%) XenDesktop
7 109 (4.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 86 (3.42%) VMware ESX
9 82 (3.26%) Docker
9 82 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
10 51 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
11 50 (1.99%) DFS Replication
12 39 (1.55%) Terminal Services
13 36 (1.43%) XenServer
14 31 (1.23%) BitLocker
15 27 (1.07%) vCloud
16 26 (1.03%) Firmware
17 16 (0.64%) NFS
18 15 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
19 14 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 415 (16.49%) SCCM
2 348 (13.83%) Puppet
3 289 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
4 264 (10.49%) SCOM
5 226 (8.98%) Ansible
6 104 (4.13%) WSUS
7 76 (3.02%) Nagios
8 65 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 59 (2.34%) PowerCLI
10 48 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 44 (1.75%) SCOrch
12 41 (1.63%) SCVMM
13 38 (1.51%) NetBackup
13 38 (1.51%) vRealize
14 35 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 30 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 27 (1.07%) BladeLogic
17 26 (1.03%) Netcool
18 25 (0.99%) AirWatch
18 25 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1196 (47.52%) Microsoft
2 712 (28.29%) VMware
3 347 (13.79%) Citrix
4 302 (12.00%) HP
5 169 (6.71%) Oracle
6 129 (5.13%) Cisco
7 111 (4.41%) Red Hat
8 88 (3.50%) Dell
9 82 (3.26%) AppSense
10 81 (3.22%) Symantec
11 58 (2.30%) EMC
12 52 (2.07%) NetApp
13 47 (1.87%) IronPort
14 46 (1.83%) ServiceNow
15 44 (1.75%) CheckPoint
16 43 (1.71%) CA
16 43 (1.71%) Splunk
17 39 (1.55%) SAP
18 38 (1.51%) IBM
19 37 (1.47%) SaltStack
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £145.00 - £165.00 per day + NONE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cloud Computing International
Rate: From £180 to £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + 6 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £525 per day max
Posted: 8 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Teach First
Rate: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago