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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 50 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 11 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.77% 0.89% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.85% 2.93% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £346 £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.41% -14.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £230 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £399 £325
% change year-on-year -12.22% +22.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.69% +172.22%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 227 205 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.55% 30.55% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 140 128
Median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £24.75 £11.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.63% -47.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £36.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Birmingham

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Birmingham

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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 28 March 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 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) MCSE
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (20.00%) IIS
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
7 3 (20.00%) Office 365
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (13.33%) SCOrch
8 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management

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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 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) Skype
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) DBA
1 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Senior SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (13.33%) Document Management
2 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Server Building
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) MOS
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Equitrac
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp