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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 105 82 95
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 16 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 1.23% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 3.75% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 10
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £291 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.39% -12.06%
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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
766 693 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.36% 32.83% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 407 404
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 24
Average hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.20 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 - 5 £300 -
Birmingham -16 4 - - 3
Staffordshire -3 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) SCCM
3 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (43.75%) SCOM
3 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (20.83%) SQL
6 10 (20.83%) Business Continuity
7 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 9 (18.75%) EMC
7 9 (18.75%) Migration
8 8 (16.67%) VB
8 8 (16.67%) HP
9 7 (14.58%) C#
9 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
9 7 (14.58%) VMware
10 6 (12.50%) .NET
10 6 (12.50%) ITIL
10 6 (12.50%) Finance
10 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (10.42%) UNIX
11 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
11 5 (10.42%) DHCP
11 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
11 5 (10.42%) Project Management
11 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (8.33%) Perl

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.33%) IIS
3 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.08%) Site Server
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) DHCP
2 4 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) SSL
4 1 (2.08%) SAN
4 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MSI
1 2 (4.17%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.08%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Consultant
2 8 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) DBA
3 3 (6.25%) Developer
3 3 (6.25%) Analyst
3 3 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) Data Migration Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 2 (4.17%) Forensic Investigator
4 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (2.08%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.17%) ODBC
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.08%) MDX
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) XSLT
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Data Extraction
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) UNIX
4 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.25%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Business Continuity
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.33%) CRM
5 4 (8.33%) Workflow
6 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
6 3 (6.25%) Release Management
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.08%) Use Case
8 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.08%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.08%) MVC
8 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) VB
3 7 (14.58%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) Perl
4 4 (8.33%) VBScript
4 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 2 (4.17%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Korn
6 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) MCITP
3 3 (6.25%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) MCP
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) EnCE
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (47.92%) SCCM
2 21 (43.75%) SCOM
3 4 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (6.25%) MOM
4 3 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (6.25%) Control-M
4 3 (6.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) EMC
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) HP
3 7 (14.58%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) Citrix
4 3 (6.25%) BMC
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce
5 1 (2.08%) AppSense
5 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.08%) Nimsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Spiceworks
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) IBM