The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 104 83 87
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 14 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 1.12% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 3.44% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 17
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £297 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £450 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.15% -7.14%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
721 639 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.78% 32.55% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 335 395
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 £238 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
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 25 July 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
Shropshire +2 5 £315 -30.00%
Coventry - 5 £295 - 2
Birmingham -14 2 - - 3
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
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PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 34 (77.27%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (50.00%) SCCM
4 21 (47.73%) SCOM
5 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (22.73%) Migration
7 10 (22.73%) Business Continuity
7 10 (22.73%) SQL
7 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.45%) EMC
8 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.91%) VMware
10 6 (13.64%) Finance
10 6 (13.64%) HP
10 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (11.36%) ITIL
11 5 (11.36%) .NET
11 5 (11.36%) IIS
11 5 (11.36%) VB
11 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (11.36%) Blackberry
11 5 (11.36%) DHCP
11 5 (11.36%) Project Management
12 4 (9.09%) MAILsweeper
12 4 (9.09%) Workflow
12 4 (9.09%) Clustering
12 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.36%) IIS
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DHCP
2 4 (9.09%) Internet
2 4 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) DDNS
3 2 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.27%) SSL
4 1 (2.27%) IPv4
4 1 (2.27%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MSI
1 2 (4.55%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Consultant
2 8 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) SQL DBA
3 3 (6.82%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) DBA
3 3 (6.82%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Data Migration Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (2.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) J2EE
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) JMS
2 2 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) ODBC
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.27%) MDX
3 1 (2.27%) COM+
3 1 (2.27%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (77.27%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.27%) UNIX
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
6 1 (2.27%) Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Migration
1 10 (22.73%) Business Continuity
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Project Management
3 4 (9.09%) CRM
3 4 (9.09%) Workflow
4 3 (6.82%) Release Management
4 3 (6.82%) Service Management
4 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) SOA
5 2 (4.55%) EAI
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) VB
3 4 (9.09%) VBScript
4 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.82%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) Java
5 2 (4.55%) Perl
5 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.55%) Korn
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) MCITP
3 3 (6.82%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) MCP
3 3 (6.82%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (50.00%) SCCM
2 21 (47.73%) SCOM
3 4 (9.09%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (6.82%) MOM
4 3 (6.82%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (6.82%) Control-M
4 3 (6.82%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
1 9 (20.45%) EMC
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) HP
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (6.82%) BMC
6 2 (4.55%) Business Objects
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (2.27%) CA
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.27%) AppSense
7 1 (2.27%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.27%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.27%) Spiceworks