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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 112 102 86
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 30 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.88% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.22% 2.87% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 15
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £495 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £26.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+42.30% -11.86%
PowerShell
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
933 766 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.76% 30.71% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 482 419
Median daily rate £388 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 46 25
Median hourly rate £23.75 £26.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.37% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.40 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +4 10 £381 -4.68% 1
Birmingham -2 6 £375 -9.09%
Staffordshire - 5 £275 -
Warwickshire -5 3 £425 +30.76%
Shropshire - 3 £218 -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
3 38 (54.29%) SQL Server
4 34 (48.57%) .NET
5 30 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
7 22 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 21 (30.00%) DevOps
9 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (25.71%) C#
10 18 (25.71%) SQL
10 18 (25.71%) Office 365
11 17 (24.29%) SCOM
11 17 (24.29%) Configuration Management
12 16 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (21.43%) IaaS
13 15 (21.43%) Migration
14 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
14 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
15 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (15.71%) VMware
17 10 (14.29%) VBScript
17 10 (14.29%) IIS
17 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
18 9 (12.86%) Opscode Chef

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.29%) IIS
3 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.71%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (25.71%) Office 365
3 15 (21.43%) IaaS
4 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.86%) PaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.43%) Google Apps
6 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.43%) Heroku
6 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Network Security
2 5 (7.14%) Wireless
3 3 (4.29%) Internet
3 3 (4.29%) Intranet
4 2 (2.86%) BGP
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.86%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.86%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.86%) IPv4
4 2 (2.86%) IPv6
4 2 (2.86%) MPLS
4 2 (2.86%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.86%) OSPF
4 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 2 (2.86%) SSL
4 2 (2.86%) VPN
4 2 (2.86%) WAN
4 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
6 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.71%) FxCop
6 4 (5.71%) StyleCop
7 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.43%) JIRA
8 1 (1.43%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.43%) Subversion
8 1 (1.43%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
3 1 (1.43%) Automotive
3 1 (1.43%) Electronics
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Military
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Consultant
2 8 (11.43%) Developer
3 7 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 7 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (5.71%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) SharePoint Administrator
7 3 (4.29%) .NET Architect
7 3 (4.29%) .NET Technical Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Environment Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Office 365 Architect
7 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (48.57%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) CSS
2 9 (12.86%) HTML
2 9 (12.86%) XML
3 7 (10.00%) Web Services
4 5 (7.14%) jQuery
5 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.86%) JSON
8 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.43%) MAPI
8 1 (1.43%) REST
8 1 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (1.43%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 30 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.57%) Linux
7 6 (8.57%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.86%) Unix
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.43%) Fedora
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) DevOps
2 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (24.29%) Configuration Management
4 15 (21.43%) Migration
5 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.43%) SOA
7 7 (10.00%) High Availability
8 6 (8.57%) CRM
8 6 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.57%) Scrum
9 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.14%) ITIL
9 5 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (7.14%) Release Management
9 5 (7.14%) SDLC
9 5 (7.14%) Security Auditing
9 5 (7.14%) TDD
9 5 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.14%) Workflow
10 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) C#
1 18 (25.71%) SQL
2 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.29%) VBScript
4 9 (12.86%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.29%) VB
7 2 (2.86%) Groovy
7 2 (2.86%) Ruby
7 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.86%) Tcl
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) C
8 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.43%) MCITP
4 7 (10.00%) MCTS
5 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.71%) MCAD
6 4 (5.71%) MCSD
6 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.86%) CCIE
8 2 (2.86%) CCNP
8 2 (2.86%) MCSE
9 1 (1.43%) CCNA
9 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.43%) EMC Certification
9 1 (1.43%) MCSA
9 1 (1.43%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.29%) vSphere
5 2 (2.86%) XenApp
6 1 (1.43%) vCloud
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (24.29%) SCOM
2 9 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (10.00%) Puppet
4 5 (7.14%) SCCM
5 4 (5.71%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.86%) WSUS
7 1 (1.43%) Ansible
7 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.43%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.43%) Simpana
7 1 (1.43%) vRealize
7 1 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.43%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.71%) VMware
3 5 (7.14%) Cisco
3 5 (7.14%) SaltStack
3 5 (7.14%) Symantec
4 4 (5.71%) Citrix
4 4 (5.71%) HP
5 3 (4.29%) Avaya
5 3 (4.29%) IBM
5 3 (4.29%) Remedy
5 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.86%) Aruba
6 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.86%) Dell
6 2 (2.86%) Google
6 2 (2.86%) IronPort
6 2 (2.86%) Juniper
6 2 (2.86%) NetApp
6 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.86%) Serena