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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 135 169 275
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +106
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 877 640 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.20% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.27% 3.11% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 401 204
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 25
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.78 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% -12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £23.75 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £40.00 £41.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.39% -12.06%

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
20551 20555 21561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.64% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13037 12871 12891
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 403 565 800
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +32 793 £375 - 176
London +47 385 £400 +2.56% 84
South East +8 154 £368 +6.21% 29
East of England +55 113 £350 -17.64% 24
City of London +56 111 £395 +3.94% 28
Scotland +20 57 £346 -5.91% 5
Hampshire +17 55 £350 -14.21% 7
North West +5 49 £319 +27.50% 10
Cambridgeshire +27 42 £325 - 6
Berkshire -19 37 £400 +14.28% 5
Yorkshire +3 35 £320 -16.33% 7
Cambridge +13 34 £363 +11.53% 5
Cheshire +2 23 £303 +24.22% 2
West Yorkshire -1 23 £350 -4.10% 6
South West -29 23 £330 -8.33% 11
Hook +11 22 £356 -12.68% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 22 £363 +107.14% 8
Reading +21 20 £400 +60.00% 2
Milton Keynes +7 20 £325 +26.21% 2
Bedfordshire -3 20 £425 -2.85% 5
Surrey -5 20 £513 +60.15% 7
Essex +12 19 £263 -54.34% 7
Suffolk -1 18 £375 -11.76% 1
Edinburgh -5 18 £325 -10.34% 3
Leeds +5 17 £335 -17.53% 5
West Midlands -22 16 £315 -10.00% 2
Ipswich +3 14 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands +2 14 £325 +85.71% 8
Wiltshire -2 13 £400 - 1
Manchester -3 12 £331 -17.18% 5

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1038 (66.67%) Windows
2 671 (43.10%) Microsoft
3 618 (39.69%) Active Directory
4 438 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 385 (24.73%) SQL
6 363 (23.31%) VMware
7 362 (23.25%) .NET
8 349 (22.41%) SQL Server
9 328 (21.07%) VBScript
10 314 (20.17%) SCCM
11 297 (19.08%) SharePoint
12 274 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 266 (17.08%) ITIL
14 250 (16.06%) C#
15 249 (15.99%) IIS
16 247 (15.86%) Linux
17 244 (15.67%) DNS
18 236 (15.16%) Finance
19 233 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
20 224 (14.39%) MS Excel
21 223 (14.32%) Migration
22 221 (14.19%) Security Cleared
23 216 (13.87%) Citrix
24 211 (13.55%) MS Exchange
25 209 (13.42%) Windows 7
26 190 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
27 189 (12.14%) VB
28 179 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
29 178 (11.43%) UNIX
29 178 (11.43%) HP

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 297 (19.08%) SharePoint
2 249 (15.99%) IIS
3 211 (13.55%) MS Exchange
4 132 (8.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 117 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 100 (6.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 95 (6.10%) Lync
8 72 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 51 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 46 (2.95%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 37 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
13 35 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 31 (1.99%) WebSphere
15 30 (1.93%) Tomcat
16 28 (1.80%) Apache
17 26 (1.67%) WebLogic
18 21 (1.35%) Confluence
19 20 (1.28%) IBM Notes
20 17 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 224 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.34%) MS Office
2 52 (3.34%) InfoPath
3 9 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.51%) FrameMaker
5 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.19%) MS Project
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.13%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.064%) assyst
5 1 (0.064%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 74 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (3.85%) Office 365
3 13 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (0.77%) Amazon S3
5 10 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.39%) CloudFront
6 6 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.19%) GitHub
9 2 (0.13%) Route 53
9 2 (0.13%) SaaS
10 1 (0.064%) PaaS
10 1 (0.064%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (15.67%) DNS
2 155 (9.96%) TCP/IP
3 153 (9.83%) SAN
4 141 (9.06%) DHCP
5 126 (8.09%) Firewall
6 64 (4.11%) VPN
7 62 (3.98%) Internet
8 43 (2.76%) Intranet
9 41 (2.63%) HTTP
10 38 (2.44%) FTP
11 37 (2.38%) SMTP
11 37 (2.38%) LDAP
12 34 (2.18%) LAN
13 32 (2.06%) WAN
14 30 (1.93%) NAS
15 28 (1.80%) iSCSI
16 27 (1.73%) Reverse Proxy
16 27 (1.73%) NetScaler
17 26 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
18 24 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 140 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (5.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 47 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 35 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (2.12%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.93%) MySQL
10 29 (1.86%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (1.61%) NoSQL
13 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
16 12 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 10 (0.64%) EDRMS
19 9 (0.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 102 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 98 (6.29%) Visual Studio
3 61 (3.92%) MSI
4 56 (3.60%) TeamCity
5 44 (2.83%) MSBuild
6 42 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 35 (2.25%) Subversion
7 35 (2.25%) JIRA
8 31 (1.99%) Jenkins
9 30 (1.93%) Selenium
10 28 (1.80%) InstallShield
11 21 (1.35%) Ant
12 17 (1.09%) Artifactory
13 13 (0.83%) AdminStudio
13 13 (0.83%) NUnit
14 12 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (0.71%) CruiseControl
16 10 (0.64%) Maven
17 9 (0.58%) JUnit
17 9 (0.58%) ClearCase
General
1 236 (15.16%) Finance
2 155 (9.96%) Banking
3 48 (3.08%) Investment Banking
4 38 (2.44%) Retail
5 31 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.35%) Front Office
7 18 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.96%) Military
9 14 (0.90%) Publishing
10 12 (0.77%) Legal
11 7 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.45%) Local Government
11 7 (0.45%) Back Office
11 7 (0.45%) Law
12 6 (0.39%) Games
12 6 (0.39%) French Language
13 2 (0.13%) Marketing
13 2 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.064%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.064%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (15.22%) Developer
2 141 (9.06%) Consultant
3 123 (7.90%) Analyst
4 114 (7.32%) Administrator
5 108 (6.94%) SharePoint Developer
6 81 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 63 (4.05%) Server Engineer
8 59 (3.79%) Architect
9 57 (3.66%) Wintel Engineer
10 54 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 47 (3.02%) Support Analyst
12 42 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
13 40 (2.57%) DBA
14 39 (2.50%) Support Engineer
14 39 (2.50%) SCCM Engineer
15 38 (2.44%) .NET Developer
16 33 (2.12%) Desktop Engineer
17 31 (1.99%) C# Developer
18 28 (1.80%) Systems Administrator
19 26 (1.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (23.25%) .NET
2 162 (10.40%) ASP.NET
3 127 (8.16%) HTML
3 127 (8.16%) Web Services
4 113 (7.26%) XML
5 66 (4.24%) WCF
6 62 (3.98%) CSS
7 52 (3.34%) jQuery
8 47 (3.02%) .NET Framework
9 46 (2.95%) XSLT
10 40 (2.57%) JSP
11 38 (2.44%) JSON
11 38 (2.44%) Application Packaging
12 30 (1.93%) Middleware
13 29 (1.86%) REST
14 27 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (1.54%) HTML5
16 23 (1.48%) WPF
17 20 (1.28%) Software Packaging
18 18 (1.16%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.32%) Clustering
2 68 (4.37%) Replication
3 58 (3.73%) Blackberry
4 36 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.18%) PKI
6 31 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.54%) Open Source
8 20 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.16%) CMDB
10 17 (1.09%) CLARiiON
11 15 (0.96%) Hedge funds
12 14 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.83%) Firmware
14 11 (0.71%) Statistics
15 10 (0.64%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.64%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.51%) NHS
17 7 (0.45%) Taxonomies
17 7 (0.45%) Visualisation
18 6 (0.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1038 (66.67%) Windows
2 438 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 274 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 247 (15.86%) Linux
5 209 (13.42%) Windows 7
6 179 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 178 (11.43%) UNIX
8 63 (4.05%) Windows 8
9 57 (3.66%) Windows XP
10 43 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.48%) Solaris
12 10 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (0.58%) Android
13 9 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.39%) AIX
14 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (17.08%) ITIL
2 223 (14.32%) Migration
3 120 (7.71%) DevOps
4 82 (5.27%) Release Management
5 81 (5.20%) Configuration Management
6 74 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (4.17%) Change Management
8 61 (3.92%) Workflow
9 57 (3.66%) MVC
10 55 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 53 (3.40%) Project Management
12 51 (3.28%) Capacity Management
13 45 (2.89%) Load Balancing
13 45 (2.89%) Service Delivery
14 44 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 43 (2.76%) Incident Management
16 42 (2.70%) Unit Testing
17 40 (2.57%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (2.57%) Service Management
18 39 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 385 (24.73%) SQL
2 328 (21.07%) VBScript
3 250 (16.06%) C#
4 189 (12.14%) VB
5 157 (10.08%) JavaScript
6 155 (9.96%) Perl
7 112 (7.19%) Shell Script
8 74 (4.75%) Java
9 72 (4.62%) Python
10 52 (3.34%) Ruby
11 49 (3.15%) T-SQL
12 45 (2.89%) Bash Shell
13 42 (2.70%) C
14 31 (1.99%) PHP
15 22 (1.41%) VB.NET
16 18 (1.16%) C++
17 16 (1.03%) VBA
18 8 (0.51%) Korn
19 7 (0.45%) VB6
19 7 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 221 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 190 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 156 (10.02%) SC Cleared
4 105 (6.74%) MCSE
5 97 (6.23%) MCITP
6 71 (4.56%) DV Cleared
7 65 (4.17%) Degree
8 48 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (2.50%) MCP
10 37 (2.38%) MCTS
11 35 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (1.86%) ISTQB
13 26 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 25 (1.61%) MCSA
15 19 (1.22%) CCNA
16 14 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.71%) CCA
19 10 (0.64%) Sun Certification
19 10 (0.64%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.24%) QA
2 31 (1.99%) SLA
3 20 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.39%) GPG13
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.064%) JSP 440
System Software
1 618 (39.69%) Active Directory
2 233 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (7.71%) vSphere
4 102 (6.55%) Hyper-V
5 93 (5.97%) XenApp
6 79 (5.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 74 (4.75%) VMware ESX
8 47 (3.02%) vCloud
9 43 (2.76%) XenDesktop
10 42 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
11 36 (2.31%) XenServer
12 26 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
13 24 (1.54%) ISA Server
14 23 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
15 21 (1.35%) Terminal Services
16 20 (1.28%) NFS
17 16 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
18 12 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 10 (0.64%) KVM
20 6 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 314 (20.17%) SCCM
2 151 (9.70%) SCOM
3 75 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (4.30%) Puppet
5 38 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 37 (2.38%) WSUS
7 36 (2.31%) WMI
8 34 (2.18%) Tivoli
8 34 (2.18%) SCOrch
9 33 (2.12%) SCVMM
10 27 (1.73%) NetBackup
11 25 (1.61%) Backup Exec
12 24 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
13 21 (1.35%) BladeLogic
13 21 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 21 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 21 (1.35%) HP SIM
14 18 (1.16%) AppDNA
15 17 (1.09%) Data Guard
15 17 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 671 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 363 (23.31%) VMware
3 216 (13.87%) Citrix
4 178 (11.43%) HP
5 143 (9.18%) Oracle
6 89 (5.72%) Cisco
7 81 (5.20%) Symantec
8 65 (4.17%) IBM
9 63 (4.05%) EMC
10 52 (3.34%) Remedy
11 47 (3.02%) Sophos
12 46 (2.95%) McAfee
13 44 (2.83%) F5
14 39 (2.50%) BMC
15 37 (2.38%) NetApp
16 36 (2.31%) Dell
17 32 (2.06%) Altiris
18 31 (1.99%) Red Hat
19 27 (1.73%) Websense
20 25 (1.61%) AppSense
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