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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 103 109 86
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 41 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 0.90% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 2.79% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 14
Median daily rate £375 £350 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £490 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.87%
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
942 859 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.88% 32.04% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 532 440
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 £273 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 49 26
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.36 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

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 4 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 4 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 +1 11 £356 -10.93% 3
Birmingham -4 8 £375 -1.63% 2
Staffordshire - 8 £275 -
Shropshire - 4 £218 - 2
Warwickshire -1 3 £425 +30.76%
Herefordshire - 2 £488 -
Solihull -11 1 - -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 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 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 39 (57.35%) SQL Server
3 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
5 28 (41.18%) .NET
6 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 23 (33.82%) SharePoint
8 21 (30.88%) SQL
9 18 (26.47%) C#
10 17 (25.00%) VBScript
11 15 (22.06%) Migration
11 15 (22.06%) Office 365
12 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
12 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
13 13 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (19.12%) DevOps
14 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
16 10 (14.71%) XML
16 10 (14.71%) IIS
16 10 (14.71%) Finance
16 10 (14.71%) SCOM
17 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
17 9 (13.24%) VMware
17 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003

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 23 (33.82%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.71%) IIS
3 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
4 6 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.94%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Office 365
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.76%) IaaS
4 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.47%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.47%) Heroku
5 1 (1.47%) PaaS
5 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Wireless
2 4 (5.88%) Network Security
3 3 (4.41%) Internet
3 3 (4.41%) Intranet
3 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.94%) BGP
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.94%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.94%) IPv4
4 2 (2.94%) IPv6
4 2 (2.94%) MPLS
4 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.94%) OSPF
4 2 (2.94%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) SSL
4 2 (2.94%) VPN
4 2 (2.94%) WAN
4 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (57.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
4 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.88%) JIRA
5 4 (5.88%) Subversion
6 2 (2.94%) FxCop
6 2 (2.94%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.47%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Automotive
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (13.24%) Consultant
2 7 (10.29%) Analyst
2 7 (10.29%) Developer
2 7 (10.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Architect
4 5 (7.35%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Administrator
5 4 (5.88%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (4.41%) .NET Architect
6 3 (4.41%) .NET Technical Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Environment Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Exchange Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.18%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) XML
3 9 (13.24%) CSS
3 9 (13.24%) HTML
4 6 (8.82%) jQuery
4 6 (8.82%) Web Services
5 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.94%) JSON
7 1 (1.47%) MAPI
7 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
3 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.76%) Linux
7 7 (10.29%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.82%) Unix
8 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
9 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.47%) Fedora
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Migration
2 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
3 13 (19.12%) DevOps
4 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.24%) ITIL
5 8 (11.76%) SOA
6 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.82%) Scrum
7 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.35%) High Availability
7 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.35%) Release Management
7 5 (7.35%) SDLC
7 5 (7.35%) Security Auditing
7 5 (7.35%) TDD
7 5 (7.35%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.35%) Workflow
8 4 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) SQL
2 18 (26.47%) C#
3 17 (25.00%) VBScript
4 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.76%) Java
6 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.88%) VB
8 3 (4.41%) Python
9 2 (2.94%) Groovy
9 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.94%) Tcl
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) MCITP
4 7 (10.29%) MCTS
5 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.88%) MCAD
6 4 (5.88%) MCSD
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.41%) Degree
7 3 (4.41%) MCSE
7 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) CCIE
8 2 (2.94%) CCNP
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.47%) CCNA
9 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.47%) EMC Certification
9 1 (1.47%) MCP
9 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.41%) NFS
4 3 (4.41%) Samba
5 2 (2.94%) XenApp
6 1 (1.47%) vCloud
6 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) SCOM
2 6 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.82%) SCCM
3 4 (5.88%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (5.88%) Puppet
4 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.94%) WSUS
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.47%) Simpana
5 1 (1.47%) vRealize
5 1 (1.47%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.47%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) VMware
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco
3 5 (7.35%) Symantec
4 4 (5.88%) Citrix
4 4 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) Remedy
5 3 (4.41%) Avaya
5 3 (4.41%) IBM
5 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.94%) Dell
6 2 (2.94%) IronPort
6 2 (2.94%) Juniper
6 2 (2.94%) NetApp
6 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.94%) RightFax
6 2 (2.94%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.94%) Serena