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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 154 178 276
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +98
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 830 619 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.18% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.81% 3.03% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 367 184
Average daily rate
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£385 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £373 £343
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 21
Average hourly rate £42.88 £30.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.91% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.83 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +3.77%

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
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 583 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.35 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +35 772 £395 -1.25% 187
London +21 329 £400 -5.88% 79
South East +33 235 £380 +1.33% 38
City of London +26 101 £373 -12.35% 17
Hampshire +44 89 £350 -6.66% 5
East of England +35 68 £375 -16.66% 8
Surrey +23 50 £500 +42.85% 8
Hook +18 50 £360 -23.40% 2
Scotland +6 41 £324 +1.56% 1
West Midlands +2 39 £456 +14.06% 11
Berkshire -24 36 £358 -4.66% 15
Buckinghamshire +6 34 £400 +142.42% 4
North West -9 33 £325 +8.33% 20
Milton Keynes +12 32 £400 +185.71% 3
East Midlands +3 26 £438 +264.58% 8
Bedfordshire +6 24 £413 -8.33% 4
Edinburgh +8 22 £325 +8.33%
South West -43 19 £418 +12.83% 10
Cambridgeshire +14 18 £263 -
Cheshire +2 18 £319 +41.66% 6
Leicestershire +17 17 £338 - 5
Yorkshire -4 17 £325 +60.49% 12
Cambridge +18 16 £325 -
Luton -5 15 £400 -11.11% 2
Slough +5 14 £285 -9.52%
West Yorkshire -6 14 £388 +8.39% 7
Hertfordshire -13 14 £375 -6.83% 2
Leicester +15 12 - - 4
Leeds +1 11 £400 +14.28% 4
Birmingham -8 11 £250 -37.50% 5

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1059 (64.97%) Windows
2 734 (45.03%) Microsoft
3 655 (40.18%) Active Directory
4 423 (25.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 378 (23.19%) VMware
6 376 (23.07%) SQL
7 369 (22.64%) .NET
8 352 (21.60%) VBScript
9 350 (21.47%) SQL Server
10 314 (19.26%) ITIL
11 293 (17.98%) SCCM
12 285 (17.48%) SharePoint
13 273 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 269 (16.50%) Security Cleared
15 261 (16.01%) IIS
16 257 (15.77%) C#
17 248 (15.21%) Linux
18 245 (15.03%) DNS
19 242 (14.85%) Finance
20 231 (14.17%) Migration
21 229 (14.05%) MS Exchange
22 226 (13.87%) MS Excel
23 223 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
24 218 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
25 210 (12.88%) Citrix
26 202 (12.39%) VB
27 193 (11.84%) Windows 7
28 192 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
29 180 (11.04%) HP
30 169 (10.37%) Banking

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 285 (17.48%) SharePoint
2 261 (16.01%) IIS
3 229 (14.05%) MS Exchange
4 139 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 122 (7.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 100 (6.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 93 (5.71%) Lync
7 93 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 75 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 59 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 49 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
11 46 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 41 (2.52%) Tomcat
13 38 (2.33%) JBoss
14 37 (2.27%) WebSphere
15 36 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
16 35 (2.15%) Apache
17 29 (1.78%) WebLogic
18 22 (1.35%) GlassFish
19 21 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 226 (13.87%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.99%) MS Office
3 39 (2.39%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.49%) FrameMaker
5 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.25%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.061%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.061%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 28 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.12%) Summit
6 2 (0.12%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.061%) Endur
7 1 (0.061%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 91 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (4.91%) Office 365
3 61 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.67%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.55%) GitHub
8 8 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.31%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.12%) SaaS
10 2 (0.12%) IaaS
11 1 (0.061%) Route 53
11 1 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.061%) PaaS
11 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 245 (15.03%) DNS
2 167 (10.25%) SAN
3 160 (9.82%) TCP/IP
4 147 (9.02%) Firewall
5 134 (8.22%) DHCP
6 66 (4.05%) VPN
7 61 (3.74%) Internet
8 47 (2.88%) FTP
9 46 (2.82%) LDAP
10 40 (2.45%) HTTP
11 36 (2.21%) Intranet
11 36 (2.21%) NAS
12 33 (2.02%) VLAN
13 30 (1.84%) SMTP
14 29 (1.78%) LAN
14 29 (1.78%) WAN
14 29 (1.78%) NetScaler
15 26 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
15 26 (1.60%) iSCSI
16 25 (1.53%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 141 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 55 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 33 (2.02%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.72%) MySQL
10 21 (1.29%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.17%) EDRMS
12 17 (1.04%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.55%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.43%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 112 (6.87%) Visual Studio
2 102 (6.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (4.05%) MSBuild
4 63 (3.87%) TeamCity
5 58 (3.56%) MSI
6 43 (2.64%) Jenkins
7 37 (2.27%) Selenium
8 36 (2.21%) Git (software)
9 32 (1.96%) JIRA
10 31 (1.90%) Subversion
11 29 (1.78%) NUnit
12 27 (1.66%) Ant
13 20 (1.23%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.04%) MSTest
15 15 (0.92%) Artifactory
16 14 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (0.86%) Maven
17 12 (0.74%) ReSharper
17 12 (0.74%) InstallShield
General
1 242 (14.85%) Finance
2 169 (10.37%) Banking
3 57 (3.50%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.02%) Retail
4 33 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 30 (1.84%) Front Office
6 24 (1.47%) Publishing
7 20 (1.23%) Military
8 17 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.92%) Advertising
9 15 (0.92%) Legal
10 11 (0.67%) Marketing
11 10 (0.61%) Back Office
12 8 (0.49%) Law
12 8 (0.49%) Games
13 6 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.12%) Local Government
14 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.061%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.061%) French Language
Job Titles
1 276 (16.93%) Developer
2 148 (9.08%) Consultant
3 146 (8.96%) Analyst
4 126 (7.73%) Administrator
5 108 (6.63%) SharePoint Developer
6 94 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 70 (4.29%) Wintel Engineer
8 65 (3.99%) Support Analyst
9 61 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 55 (3.37%) Architect
10 55 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
11 54 (3.31%) Server Engineer
12 47 (2.88%) C# Developer
13 45 (2.76%) .NET Developer
14 43 (2.64%) DBA
14 43 (2.64%) Support Engineer
15 40 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
16 34 (2.09%) Desktop Engineer
16 34 (2.09%) SQL DBA
17 33 (2.02%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (22.64%) .NET
2 158 (9.69%) ASP.NET
3 151 (9.26%) XML
4 148 (9.08%) HTML
5 146 (8.96%) Web Services
6 92 (5.64%) WCF
7 68 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 55 (3.37%) jQuery
9 52 (3.19%) CSS
10 49 (3.01%) XSLT
11 47 (2.88%) Application Packaging
12 37 (2.27%) JSP
13 35 (2.15%) Middleware
14 34 (2.09%) JSON
14 34 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (1.96%) REST
16 25 (1.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 25 (1.53%) HTML5
17 23 (1.41%) Silverlight
18 21 (1.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.69%) Clustering
2 79 (4.85%) Replication
3 72 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.74%) PKI
5 50 (3.07%) Blackberry
6 49 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.15%) Open Source
8 25 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.35%) CMDB
10 19 (1.17%) User Experience
10 19 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
12 15 (0.92%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.86%) Derivative
14 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.74%) Visualisation
16 11 (0.67%) Statistics
17 10 (0.61%) Thin Client
17 10 (0.61%) Fat Client
18 9 (0.55%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1059 (64.97%) Windows
2 423 (25.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 273 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 248 (15.21%) Linux
5 193 (11.84%) Windows 7
6 192 (11.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 163 (10.00%) UNIX
8 48 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (2.88%) Windows XP
10 43 (2.64%) Windows 8
11 30 (1.84%) Solaris
12 13 (0.80%) AIX
13 12 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 12 (0.74%) Android
14 11 (0.67%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.61%) CentOS
16 7 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (19.26%) ITIL
2 231 (14.17%) Migration
3 147 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (8.22%) DevOps
5 90 (5.52%) Configuration Management
6 87 (5.34%) Change Management
7 73 (4.48%) MVC
8 72 (4.42%) Release Management
9 61 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 59 (3.62%) TDD
11 55 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (3.07%) High Availability
12 50 (3.07%) Workflow
12 50 (3.07%) Capacity Management
13 49 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
14 48 (2.94%) E-Commerce
14 48 (2.94%) Incident Management
15 46 (2.82%) Service Delivery
16 44 (2.70%) Load Balancing
17 40 (2.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 376 (23.07%) SQL
2 352 (21.60%) VBScript
3 257 (15.77%) C#
4 202 (12.39%) VB
5 154 (9.45%) JavaScript
6 143 (8.77%) Perl
7 105 (6.44%) Shell Script
8 75 (4.60%) Java
9 73 (4.48%) Python
10 69 (4.23%) T-SQL
11 64 (3.93%) Ruby
12 58 (3.56%) Bash Shell
13 37 (2.27%) C
14 36 (2.21%) PHP
15 24 (1.47%) VBA
16 22 (1.35%) C++
17 17 (1.04%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.98%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.55%) Korn
20 6 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 269 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 223 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 166 (10.18%) SC Cleared
4 124 (7.61%) MCITP
5 100 (6.13%) DV Cleared
6 91 (5.58%) MCSE
7 66 (4.05%) Degree
8 53 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (3.19%) MCSA
10 45 (2.76%) MCTS
11 32 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (1.72%) ISTQB
13 25 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 24 (1.47%) CCNA
15 20 (1.23%) MCP
16 14 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.55%) Sun Certification
18 9 (0.55%) CCA
19 8 (0.49%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.29%) QA
2 44 (2.70%) SLA
3 23 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.37%) GPG13
System Software
1 655 (40.18%) Active Directory
2 218 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (7.55%) vSphere
4 92 (5.64%) XenApp
5 75 (4.60%) Hyper-V
6 71 (4.36%) VMware ESX
7 69 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 41 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 35 (2.15%) XenServer
11 32 (1.96%) vCloud
12 29 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
13 25 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
14 23 (1.41%) Terminal Services
15 19 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.98%) NFS
16 16 (0.98%) ISA Server
16 16 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.74%) Firmware
18 10 (0.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 293 (17.98%) SCCM
2 163 (10.00%) SCOM
3 90 (5.52%) Puppet
4 84 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (3.01%) Tivoli
6 47 (2.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 39 (2.39%) WMI
8 36 (2.21%) SCOrch
9 30 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 30 (1.84%) WSUS
10 24 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 24 (1.47%) HP SIM
11 23 (1.41%) NetBackup
12 20 (1.23%) BladeLogic
12 20 (1.23%) SCVMM
13 19 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
14 18 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 17 (1.04%) Control-M
16 16 (0.98%) Backup Exec
16 16 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 734 (45.03%) Microsoft
2 378 (23.19%) VMware
3 210 (12.88%) Citrix
4 180 (11.04%) HP
5 139 (8.53%) Oracle
6 98 (6.01%) Cisco
7 79 (4.85%) IBM
7 79 (4.85%) Symantec
8 65 (3.99%) EMC
9 62 (3.80%) Dell
10 56 (3.44%) Remedy
11 53 (3.25%) NetApp
12 49 (3.01%) BMC
13 38 (2.33%) F5
14 37 (2.27%) Red Hat
14 37 (2.27%) McAfee
15 35 (2.15%) Altiris
16 34 (2.09%) Sophos
17 26 (1.60%) Websense
18 22 (1.35%) Clearswift
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £390 - £400 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day Ltd Co
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 280 - 300
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35.00 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago