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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 77 81 104
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +23
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 35 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 0.92% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.65% 2.75% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +74.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +22.22%
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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
752 691 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.74% 33.32% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 400 397
Average daily rate £350 £315 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 22 42
Average hourly rate £28.69 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.30 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.70 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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
Coventry - 9 £550 -
Birmingham -8 7 £300 -29.41% 1
Halesowen - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 27 (50.94%) Windows
3 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (32.08%) SCCM
5 16 (30.19%) .NET
5 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (28.30%) VB
7 14 (26.42%) CRM
7 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (24.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (24.53%) MSBuild
8 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (24.53%) SCOM
8 13 (24.53%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (20.75%) NUnit
9 11 (20.75%) ReSharper
9 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
9 11 (20.75%) TDD
9 11 (20.75%) Web Services
9 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
9 11 (20.75%) C#
9 11 (20.75%) SpecFlow
9 11 (20.75%) ATDD
9 11 (20.75%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (20.75%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (20.75%) NCover
9 11 (20.75%) StyleCop
9 11 (20.75%) MSTest
9 11 (20.75%) NDepend

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 10 (18.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (16.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Site Server
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) InfoPath
2 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) CATIA
3 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) DNS
2 8 (15.09%) DHCP
3 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.32%) SAN
5 4 (7.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (24.53%) MSBuild
2 11 (20.75%) NUnit
2 11 (20.75%) ReSharper
2 11 (20.75%) SpecFlow
2 11 (20.75%) NCover
2 11 (20.75%) StyleCop
2 11 (20.75%) MSTest
2 11 (20.75%) NDepend
3 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (9.43%) NuGet
5 2 (3.77%) MSI
5 2 (3.77%) Subversion
6 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.89%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (7.55%) Publishing
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Server Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Architect
7 5 (9.43%) CRM Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Forensic Investigator
9 2 (3.77%) Build Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Management Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Applications Support Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) Desktop Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) .NET
2 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
2 11 (20.75%) Web Services
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
4 7 (13.21%) CSS
4 7 (13.21%) XML
5 5 (9.43%) NHibernate
5 5 (9.43%) WCF
5 5 (9.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (7.55%) XSLT
7 2 (3.77%) REST
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.77%) WF
7 2 (3.77%) jQuery
8 1 (1.89%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (9.43%) Open Source
2 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
3 4 (7.55%) Physics
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.77%) Data Extraction
5 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.98%) UNIX
5 7 (13.21%) Solaris
5 7 (13.21%) Linux
5 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) CRM
2 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.75%) TDD
3 11 (20.75%) ATDD
3 11 (20.75%) Domain-Driven Design
3 11 (20.75%) BDD
4 10 (18.87%) Business Continuity
5 9 (16.98%) Migration
6 8 (15.09%) Workflow
7 5 (9.43%) Pair Programming
8 4 (7.55%) ITIL
8 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.55%) Scrum
9 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.77%) CAD
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (3.77%) System Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Security Management
11 1 (1.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) VB
2 11 (20.75%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) SQL
5 5 (9.43%) VBA
6 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.66%) VBScript
7 3 (5.66%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.77%) Python
9 1 (1.89%) Korn
9 1 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) DV Cleared
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) EnCE
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) SCCM
2 13 (24.53%) SCOM
3 6 (11.32%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.66%) WMI
4 3 (5.66%) Sysprep
5 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) EMC
3 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.32%) HP
4 6 (11.32%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) Dell
5 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) Symantec
6 2 (3.77%) Perforce
7 1 (1.89%) Siemens
7 1 (1.89%) CODA
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Spiceworks
7 1 (1.89%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.89%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.89%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds