Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 74 56
Rank change year-on-year +35 -18 +18
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 63 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.63% 1.83% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.21% 5.30% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 26
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +8.20%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £310
90th Percentile £580 £538 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +15.63% +1.59% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.19% +8.82% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +89.19% +8.82% -

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 477 509 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.05% 34.58% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 341 314
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +29.03%
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £30.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year +32.87% -7.37% +9.24%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 37 (58.73%) Azure
2 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (42.86%) DevOps
4 22 (34.92%) Migration
5 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
6 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (23.81%) C#
7 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2017
8 14 (22.22%) Windows
8 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 13 (20.63%) ITIL
9 13 (20.63%) Power BI
9 13 (20.63%) Power Platform
10 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (19.05%) Databricks
10 12 (19.05%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
10 12 (19.05%) IaaS
10 12 (19.05%) JSON
11 11 (17.46%) Kanban
11 11 (17.46%) VMware
11 11 (17.46%) Scrum
12 10 (15.87%) Web Services
12 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (15.87%) Office 365
12 10 (15.87%) PaaS

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.94%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (58.73%) Azure
2 13 (20.63%) Power Platform
3 12 (19.05%) IaaS
4 10 (15.87%) Office 365
4 10 (15.87%) PaaS
5 8 (12.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (7.94%) AWS
7 5 (7.94%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (6.35%) OneDrive
9 3 (4.76%) GCP
9 3 (4.76%) Mimecast
9 3 (4.76%) PowerApps
10 2 (3.17%) Azure Functions
10 2 (3.17%) GitHub
10 2 (3.17%) Serverless
11 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) DHCP
1 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 6 (9.52%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) VPN
4 5 (7.94%) Skype
5 4 (6.35%) SAN
5 4 (6.35%) VLAN
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (4.76%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.76%) WAN
7 2 (3.17%) CTI
7 2 (3.17%) Firewall
7 2 (3.17%) PBX
8 1 (1.59%) H.323
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
8 1 (1.59%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2017
3 13 (20.63%) Power BI
4 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (12.70%) Data Lake
6 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (11.11%) Big Data
8 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.17%) GitLab
2 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.59%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (23.81%) Azure DevOps
2 15 (23.81%) Azure Engineer
3 14 (22.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Migration Specialist
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Specialist
5 5 (7.94%) Lead DevOps
5 5 (7.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Migration Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Azure Architect
6 4 (6.35%) PowerShell Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) JSON
2 10 (15.87%) Web Services
3 7 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) EDI
5 1 (1.59%) .NET
5 1 (1.59%) LDAP
5 1 (1.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Tandem
3 2 (3.17%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) IVR
3 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) Derivative
4 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.76%) Linux
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.17%) CentOS
7 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) DevOps
2 22 (34.92%) Migration
3 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.63%) ITIL
5 12 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (19.05%) Deployment Automation
5 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.46%) Kanban
6 11 (17.46%) Scrum
7 10 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (12.70%) Microservices
10 7 (11.11%) Data Integration
10 7 (11.11%) Data Migration
10 7 (11.11%) OWASP
10 7 (11.11%) Secure Coding
10 7 (11.11%) Service Design
10 7 (11.11%) SOA
11 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) C#
2 6 (9.52%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) Python
4 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.17%) VBScript
6 1 (1.59%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby
6 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) MCSE
2 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.35%) MCSA
3 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) CCNA
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) GDPR
1 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.94%) Docker
5 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.76%) XenApp
7 2 (3.17%) vCloud
8 1 (1.59%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (7.94%) NetBackup
1 5 (7.94%) Terraform
2 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.35%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) Ansible
3 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.59%) Netcool
5 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
5 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Databricks
3 11 (17.46%) VMware
4 8 (12.70%) Cisco
4 8 (12.70%) Tableau
5 7 (11.11%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) IBM
7 3 (4.76%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (4.76%) Apple
7 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.76%) Darktrace
7 3 (4.76%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) Juniper
7 3 (4.76%) Meraki
7 3 (4.76%) NetApp
7 3 (4.76%) Polycom
7 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.76%) Splunk
7 3 (4.76%) Zscaler
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee