The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 27 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 56
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.66% 1.96% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.47% 3.80% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £525 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +46.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 136 184 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 45.18% 51.40% 50.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 105 183
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £257 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) OCP
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (20.00%) JD Edwards
5 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MCDBA
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) LDAP
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) DTS
5 2 (20.00%) ERP
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) NFC
2 1 (10.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) DTS
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (10.00%) MSTest
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) WCF Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) LINQ
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) WPF
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Database Security
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Push Notifications
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) OCP
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
1 2 (20.00%) Salt
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) OpenAM
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (10.00%) ForgeRock
4 1 (10.00%) VMware