Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PowerShell skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PowerShell over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows PowerShell
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 76 70
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 43 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.75% 1.63% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.72% 4.25% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 9
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -4.69% +33.33%
10th Percentile £310 £284 £313
90th Percentile £488 £553 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £21.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +2.21% +5.00%

PowerShell is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 493 588 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.54% 38.38% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 371 257
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £235
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +14.91%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Birmingham

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Birmingham

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Birmingham

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 21 (48.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (44.19%) Office 365
4 14 (32.56%) SharePoint
5 12 (27.91%) C#
6 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
6 11 (25.58%) IBM
6 11 (25.58%) Python
6 11 (25.58%) Degree
7 10 (23.26%) FMCG
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (23.26%) VB
7 10 (23.26%) Windows
7 10 (23.26%) MCSE
7 10 (23.26%) OneDrive
7 10 (23.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (23.26%) Task Automation
7 10 (23.26%) WinAutomation
8 9 (20.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.60%) MCSA
9 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
10 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (13.95%) SQL
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (11.63%) DevOps
12 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
13 4 (9.30%) VMware
13 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 14 (32.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) JBoss
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (44.19%) Office 365
3 10 (23.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (23.26%) OneDrive
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.65%) IaaS
6 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) LDAP
2 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) Skype
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.33%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.33%) MySQL
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) WinAutomation
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Consultant
2 8 (18.60%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Office 365 Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) PowerShell Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Architect
6 4 (9.30%) DBA
6 4 (9.30%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Azure Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) Lucene
2 1 (2.33%) WCF
2 1 (2.33%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) FMCG
2 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.33%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Unix
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Task Automation
2 5 (11.63%) DevOps
3 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.98%) ITIL
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.65%) CRM
5 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Open Source
5 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (2.33%) Information Security
6 1 (2.33%) Logistics
6 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.33%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) C#
2 11 (25.58%) Python
3 10 (23.26%) VB
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 10 (23.26%) MCSE
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (18.60%) MCSA
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.33%) CCA
5 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) MCTS
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) COBIT
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.98%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.33%) Docker
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.33%) FTK
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) IBM
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 1 (2.33%) AppSense
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Kaseya
6 1 (2.33%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.33%) Nuix
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) Veeam