The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 96 94 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 17 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.88% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.37% 2.63% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 5
Average daily rate
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£316 £385 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £351 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £442 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
718 722 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.48% 33.53% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 324
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 24
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerShell across the West Midlands region.

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the West Midlands region.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
Coventry +9 9 £329 -30.78% 4
Birmingham -10 7 £315 -12.50% 2
Walsall - 3 £200 -
Warwickshire -1 2 £338 -15.62%
Solihull - 1 - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 31 (57.41%) Windows
2 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 25 (46.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (31.48%) SCCM
7 14 (25.93%) CRM
8 13 (24.07%) SCOM
8 13 (24.07%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (22.22%) .NET
9 12 (22.22%) Web Services
9 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (20.37%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (20.37%) NCover
10 11 (20.37%) StyleCop
10 11 (20.37%) MSTest
10 11 (20.37%) NDepend
10 11 (20.37%) Inversion of Control
10 11 (20.37%) BDD
10 11 (20.37%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 11 (20.37%) MSBuild
10 11 (20.37%) SpecFlow
10 11 (20.37%) ATDD
10 11 (20.37%) EMC
10 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (20.37%) TDD
10 11 (20.37%) NUnit
10 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
10 11 (20.37%) ReSharper

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.70%) Lync
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Site Server
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.11%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) DHCP
2 9 (16.67%) DNS
3 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.85%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) NUnit
1 11 (20.37%) ReSharper
1 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (20.37%) NCover
1 11 (20.37%) StyleCop
1 11 (20.37%) MSTest
1 11 (20.37%) NDepend
1 11 (20.37%) MSBuild
1 11 (20.37%) SpecFlow
2 5 (9.26%) NuGet
3 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.41%) Publishing
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (9.26%) CRM Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Management Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Exchange Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Messaging Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) .NET
1 12 (22.22%) Web Services
2 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
3 7 (12.96%) HTML
4 6 (11.11%) CSS
4 6 (11.11%) XML
4 6 (11.11%) WCF
5 5 (9.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (9.26%) NHibernate
6 3 (5.56%) XSLT
6 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.70%) REST
7 2 (3.70%) WF
8 1 (1.85%) jQuery
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.26%) Open Source
3 4 (7.41%) NHS
3 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 4 (7.41%) Physics
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (57.41%) Windows
2 25 (46.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX
6 3 (5.56%) Solaris
6 3 (5.56%) Linux
7 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) CRM
2 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.37%) TDD
2 11 (20.37%) Domain-Driven Design
2 11 (20.37%) BDD
2 11 (20.37%) ATDD
2 11 (20.37%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 10 (18.52%) Business Continuity
4 9 (16.67%) Workflow
5 8 (14.81%) Migration
6 5 (9.26%) Pair Programming
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) Change Management
8 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
9 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.70%) System Testing
9 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) VB
2 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) C#
4 4 (7.41%) VBScript
5 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.85%) VCP4
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) MCP
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) SCCM
2 13 (24.07%) SCOM
3 3 (5.56%) OpenView
3 3 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.56%) WSUS
4 2 (3.70%) WMI
4 2 (3.70%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.85%) Puppet
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) EMC
3 6 (11.11%) VMware
4 5 (9.26%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle
6 2 (3.70%) AppSense
7 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.85%) Spiceworks
7 1 (1.85%) Tableau
7 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.85%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.85%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Cognos
7 1 (1.85%) CommVault
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