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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 166 191 241
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +50
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 700 512 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.07% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.37% 2.91% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 321 258
Average daily rate £380 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £345 £378
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 11
Average hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.56 £22.50 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £34.30 £41.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +1 634 £390 +1.29% 190
London -44 249 £409 +1.49% 97
South East +25 146 £355 +1.42% 33
South West +33 70 £400 +23.07% 16
City of London -42 63 £400 -5.88% 36
North West +11 55 £275 -21.42% 9
Hampshire +34 51 £350 - 12
Scotland +20 46 £350 -3.44% 1
Berkshire -5 40 £431 +25.00% 6
West Midlands +13 34 £365 +46.00% 3
Yorkshire -2 29 £320 +11.79% 8
East of England -27 29 £420 +25.37% 15
Reading +11 24 £431 +91.66% 1
Wiltshire +3 23 £388 -5.48% 5
Buckinghamshire -12 23 £426 +15.00% 2
West Yorkshire +1 22 £320 - 4
Lancashire -9 19 £275 -38.88%
Edinburgh -13 19 £350 - 1
Cheshire -6 18 £320 -5.18% 5
East Midlands -3 17 £254 -15.41% 6
Somerset - 17 £388 -
Milton Keynes -7 16 £451 +16.38% 1
Leeds - 15 £300 - 2
Taunton - 15 £388 -
Chester -6 14 £223 -
Birmingham +1 13 £343 +101.47%
Surrey -17 13 £355 +9.23% 6
Manchester -6 12 £300 -9.77% 3
South Wales - 12 £360 -
Wales - 12 £360 -

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 937 (68.85%) Windows
2 672 (49.38%) Microsoft
3 576 (42.32%) Active Directory
4 441 (32.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 370 (27.19%) VMware
6 325 (23.88%) SQL Server
7 317 (23.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 310 (22.78%) SQL
9 299 (21.97%) .NET
10 284 (20.87%) SCCM
11 282 (20.72%) SharePoint
12 277 (20.35%) Windows 7
13 270 (19.84%) VBScript
14 266 (19.54%) MS Exchange
15 263 (19.32%) Citrix
16 259 (19.03%) ITIL
17 246 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
18 239 (17.56%) C#
19 223 (16.39%) DNS
20 208 (15.28%) Migration
21 206 (15.14%) HP
22 202 (14.84%) Security Cleared
23 196 (14.40%) MS Excel
24 193 (14.18%) IIS
25 190 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
26 181 (13.30%) VB
27 180 (13.23%) Finance
28 171 (12.56%) Linux
29 169 (12.42%) SQL Server 2008
30 159 (11.68%) SC Cleared

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 282 (20.72%) SharePoint
2 266 (19.54%) MS Exchange
3 193 (14.18%) IIS
4 145 (10.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 122 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 97 (7.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 77 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 74 (5.44%) Lync
9 63 (4.63%) IBM Notes
10 54 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 45 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
12 43 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 34 (2.50%) MS Project Server
14 32 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 24 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (1.54%) Apache
17 18 (1.32%) Node.js
18 16 (1.18%) Lotus Domino
19 13 (0.96%) WebSphere
20 12 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 196 (14.40%) MS Excel
2 134 (9.85%) MS Office
3 37 (2.72%) InfoPath
4 13 (0.96%) MS Project
5 11 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) Mingle
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (2.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Tridion
4 1 (0.073%) assyst
4 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.82%) Office 365
2 32 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.88%) SaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.22%) Jelastic
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) PaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.073%) Heroku
8 1 (0.073%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.073%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.073%) Route 53
8 1 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 223 (16.39%) DNS
2 157 (11.54%) DHCP
3 107 (7.86%) Firewall
4 100 (7.35%) SAN
5 88 (6.47%) TCP/IP
6 86 (6.32%) VPN
7 75 (5.51%) Internet
8 49 (3.60%) LAN
9 47 (3.45%) WAN
10 43 (3.16%) SMTP
11 30 (2.20%) HTTP
12 26 (1.91%) Intranet
12 26 (1.91%) LDAP
13 23 (1.69%) iSCSI
14 22 (1.62%) SSL
15 21 (1.54%) VoIP
15 21 (1.54%) NetScaler
16 20 (1.47%) NAS
17 16 (1.18%) Wireless
18 15 (1.10%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 169 (12.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (8.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 68 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 29 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.91%) MySQL
9 25 (1.84%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (1.18%) Neo4j
13 16 (1.18%) RavenDB
13 16 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.81%) MS Access
15 7 (0.51%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 98 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 65 (4.78%) MSI
3 58 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (3.31%) InstallShield
5 42 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 29 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 25 (1.84%) MSBuild
8 21 (1.54%) AdminStudio
9 19 (1.40%) NUnit
10 17 (1.25%) Subversion
11 12 (0.88%) Selenium
12 11 (0.81%) MSTest
12 11 (0.81%) JIRA
13 10 (0.73%) Wise Package Studio
13 10 (0.73%) Jenkins
14 6 (0.44%) CruiseControl
15 5 (0.37%) LoadRunner
15 5 (0.37%) JMeter
15 5 (0.37%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 180 (13.23%) Finance
2 91 (6.69%) Banking
3 42 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.35%) Retail
5 21 (1.54%) Marketing
6 19 (1.40%) Publishing
6 19 (1.40%) Local Government
7 18 (1.32%) French Language
7 18 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.96%) Games
8 13 (0.96%) Legal
9 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.66%) Military
11 8 (0.59%) Law
12 6 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.44%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Front Office
13 4 (0.29%) Back Office
14 3 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 169 (12.42%) Developer
2 136 (9.99%) Consultant
3 105 (7.71%) Support Engineer
4 96 (7.05%) Analyst
5 92 (6.76%) SharePoint Developer
6 91 (6.69%) Administrator
7 89 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 60 (4.41%) Architect
9 52 (3.82%) Wintel Engineer
10 48 (3.53%) Server Engineer
11 44 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
12 41 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
13 36 (2.65%) Applications Packager
14 33 (2.42%) SharePoint Administrator
15 32 (2.35%) 3rd Line Support
16 31 (2.28%) Systems Administrator
17 30 (2.20%) Build Engineer
18 28 (2.06%) Citrix Engineer
19 27 (1.98%) Support Analyst
20 25 (1.84%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (21.97%) .NET
2 109 (8.01%) HTML
3 102 (7.49%) CSS
4 91 (6.69%) ASP.NET
5 78 (5.73%) XML
6 66 (4.85%) Web Services
7 57 (4.19%) jQuery
8 47 (3.45%) .NET Framework
9 46 (3.38%) Application Packaging
10 40 (2.94%) WCF
11 37 (2.72%) XSLT
12 29 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (2.13%) HTML5
13 26 (1.91%) CSS3
14 22 (1.62%) RESTful
15 21 (1.54%) Ajax
16 19 (1.40%) JSON
17 18 (1.32%) JSP
18 16 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 16 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.29%) Blackberry
2 113 (8.30%) Clustering
3 42 (3.09%) Replication
4 41 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.76%) PKI
7 22 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 18 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.10%) Open Source
11 9 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.59%) EqualLogic
12 8 (0.59%) CLARiiON
13 7 (0.51%) Taxonomies
14 5 (0.37%) Cryptography
14 5 (0.37%) Statistics
14 5 (0.37%) Wiki
15 4 (0.29%) Credit Risk
15 4 (0.29%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 937 (68.85%) Windows
2 441 (32.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 317 (23.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 277 (20.35%) Windows 7
5 171 (12.56%) Linux
6 154 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 144 (10.58%) Windows XP
8 102 (7.49%) UNIX
9 53 (3.89%) Windows 8
10 47 (3.45%) Windows 2000
11 44 (3.23%) NetWare
12 37 (2.72%) Windows Vista
13 35 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (2.28%) Solaris
15 28 (2.06%) Apple iOS
16 18 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
17 15 (1.10%) CentOS
18 12 (0.88%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
20 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (19.03%) ITIL
2 208 (15.28%) Migration
3 111 (8.16%) Change Management
4 86 (6.32%) Workflow
5 69 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 66 (4.85%) Project Management
7 61 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (4.34%) Change Control
9 54 (3.97%) MVC
10 50 (3.67%) Release Management
11 47 (3.45%) Incident Management
12 46 (3.38%) Unit Testing
13 44 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
14 38 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
14 38 (2.79%) OO
15 36 (2.65%) CRM
16 32 (2.35%) Problem Management
16 32 (2.35%) Software Distribution
17 31 (2.28%) Software Engineering
17 31 (2.28%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 310 (22.78%) SQL
2 270 (19.84%) VBScript
3 239 (17.56%) C#
4 181 (13.30%) VB
5 90 (6.61%) Perl
6 80 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 45 (3.31%) Python
8 44 (3.23%) Java
9 42 (3.09%) C
10 38 (2.79%) Shell Script
11 35 (2.57%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.13%) Bash Shell
13 28 (2.06%) C++
14 27 (1.98%) Ruby
15 16 (1.18%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.88%) PHP
17 8 (0.59%) Korn
17 8 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.44%) VB6
19 5 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 202 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 190 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 159 (11.68%) SC Cleared
4 111 (8.16%) MCSE
5 53 (3.89%) MCP
6 47 (3.45%) Degree
7 42 (3.09%) MCITP
8 36 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 29 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (1.62%) MCTS
11 21 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (1.25%) CCNA
12 17 (1.25%) MCSA
13 11 (0.81%) MCSD
14 9 (0.66%) PMP
14 9 (0.66%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.51%) CCA
17 6 (0.44%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.16%) SLA
2 24 (1.76%) QA
3 14 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.66%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 576 (42.32%) Active Directory
2 246 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (9.11%) XenApp
4 113 (8.30%) vSphere
5 107 (7.86%) XenDesktop
6 102 (7.49%) Hyper-V
7 92 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 76 (5.58%) VMware ESX
9 64 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (2.94%) ISA Server
11 37 (2.72%) XenServer
12 24 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
13 20 (1.47%) vCloud
14 17 (1.25%) NFS
15 13 (0.96%) UAG
16 11 (0.81%) Terminal Services
16 11 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
17 10 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
18 8 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 284 (20.87%) SCCM
2 146 (10.73%) SCOM
3 54 (3.97%) WSUS
4 44 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
5 39 (2.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 35 (2.57%) SCVMM
7 32 (2.35%) MAILsweeper
7 32 (2.35%) NetBackup
8 30 (2.20%) Backup Exec
9 28 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (2.06%) Puppet
10 27 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
11 25 (1.84%) SCOrch
11 25 (1.84%) WMI
12 22 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 21 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 17 (1.25%) HP SIM
14 17 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 16 (1.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 672 (49.38%) Microsoft
2 370 (27.19%) VMware
3 263 (19.32%) Citrix
4 206 (15.14%) HP
5 99 (7.27%) Symantec
6 98 (7.20%) Oracle
7 67 (4.92%) Cisco
8 64 (4.70%) Lotus
9 54 (3.97%) Remedy
10 51 (3.75%) NetApp
11 50 (3.67%) EMC
12 49 (3.60%) Novell
13 47 (3.45%) AppSense
13 47 (3.45%) McAfee
14 40 (2.94%) BMC
15 37 (2.72%) Sophos
16 33 (2.42%) Clearswift
17 30 (2.20%) IBM
18 29 (2.13%) Open Text
18 29 (2.13%) Websense
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etonwood
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £240.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £420 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago