Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 8 April 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 63 81
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 154 350 298
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.98% 3.89% 3.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.07% 7.43% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 251 257
Median daily rate £470 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £288 £363 £313
90th Percentile £575 £619 £655
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -23.08% -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year - -26.82% -4.34%

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 Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,537 4,709 4,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.04% 52.37% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,919 3,745 4,081
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £375 £381 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.32 £17.55
90th Percentile £57.05 £63.25 £67.50
Median hourly rate £44.02 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% +1.43% -20.45%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Central London

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in Central London.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in Central London

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in Central London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Central London

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Central London

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Central London region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 121 £465 -7.00% 51
City of Westminster +12 5 £303 -26.67%
West End of London +30 4 £425 -12.82%
Camden - 2 £430 -
Southwark +41 1 £275 -47.62%
PowerShell
London

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 76 (49.35%) Windows
2 74 (48.05%) Microsoft
3 64 (41.56%) Azure
4 53 (34.42%) SQL
5 49 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 48 (31.17%) Finance
7 44 (28.57%) DevOps
8 42 (27.27%) Linux
9 37 (24.03%) SQL Server
9 37 (24.03%) Windows Server
10 32 (20.78%) VMware
11 31 (20.13%) Python
12 30 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (18.18%) Office 365
14 27 (17.53%) .NET
15 24 (15.58%) Kubernetes
16 23 (14.94%) Bash Shell
17 22 (14.29%) AWS
17 22 (14.29%) Migration
18 20 (12.99%) ITIL
18 20 (12.99%) SCCM
18 20 (12.99%) Docker
19 19 (12.34%) C#
19 19 (12.34%) Citrix
19 19 (12.34%) Terraform
19 19 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 18 (11.69%) Windows 10
21 17 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
22 16 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
23 15 (9.74%) Ansible

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.19%) IIS
3 7 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.90%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.60%) Confluence
6 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.95%) Site Server
8 2 (1.30%) DataSynapse
8 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.30%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Houdini
4 1 (0.65%) Maya
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (41.56%) Azure
2 28 (18.18%) Office 365
3 22 (14.29%) AWS
4 14 (9.09%) Power Platform
5 8 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (5.19%) PaaS
6 7 (4.55%) IaaS
7 6 (3.90%) OneDrive
8 5 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (3.25%) GCP
8 5 (3.25%) GitHub
8 5 (3.25%) PowerApps
9 4 (2.60%) Azure Functions
9 4 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (2.60%) Serverless
10 3 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.95%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.09%) DNS
2 11 (7.14%) DHCP
3 9 (5.84%) Firewall
3 9 (5.84%) NetScaler
4 7 (4.55%) SAN
5 6 (3.90%) Skype
6 5 (3.25%) SSL
7 4 (2.60%) Internet
7 4 (2.60%) LAN
7 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.95%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.95%) NAS
8 3 (1.95%) VPN
8 3 (1.95%) WAN
9 2 (1.30%) OpenVPN
9 2 (1.30%) VLAN
9 2 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.65%) Network Security
10 1 (0.65%) VPLS
10 1 (0.65%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) Power BI
3 11 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.60%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (2.60%) DTS
7 4 (2.60%) Essbase
7 4 (2.60%) OLAP
8 3 (1.95%) Big Data
8 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.95%) MySQL
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.95%) QlikView
8 3 (1.95%) Redis
8 3 (1.95%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 6 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.60%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.60%) JIRA
6 4 (2.60%) MSI
6 4 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.60%) Selenium
6 4 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.95%) Subversion
8 2 (1.30%) GitLab
8 2 (1.30%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.65%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.65%) GoCD
9 1 (0.65%) Postman
9 1 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 48 (31.17%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Banking
3 5 (3.25%) Games
3 5 (3.25%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.95%) Back Office
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
6 2 (1.30%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
3 20 (12.99%) Developer
4 17 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (10.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.79%) Azure DevOps
6 12 (7.79%) Consultant
7 11 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Architect
9 8 (5.19%) Server Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 5 (3.25%) Process Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.53%) .NET
2 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.19%) Node.js
3 6 (3.90%) LDAP
3 6 (3.90%) Web Services
4 4 (2.60%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.60%) JSON
5 3 (1.95%) OAuth
5 3 (1.95%) OpenID
5 3 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.95%) XML
5 3 (1.95%) YAML
6 2 (1.30%) ADSI
6 2 (1.30%) Ajax
6 2 (1.30%) CSS
6 2 (1.30%) HTML
6 2 (1.30%) Kafka
6 2 (1.30%) REST
6 2 (1.30%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.19%) Cloud Native
2 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.25%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.95%) PKI
6 3 (1.95%) Replication
6 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.30%) BYOD
7 2 (1.30%) Clustering
7 2 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.30%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 76 (49.35%) Windows
2 42 (27.27%) Linux
3 37 (24.03%) Windows Server
4 18 (11.69%) Windows 10
5 16 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (5.84%) Unix
8 9 (5.84%) Windows 7
9 8 (5.19%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.30%) Android
11 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.30%) CentOS
11 2 (1.30%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Debian
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.57%) DevOps
2 30 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.29%) Migration
4 20 (12.99%) ITIL
5 19 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (7.79%) Infrastructure as Code
7 11 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.49%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.19%) Information Security
9 8 (5.19%) Microservices
9 8 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (4.55%) Data Management
10 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Automation
10 7 (4.55%) Open Source
10 7 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (3.90%) Application Packaging
11 6 (3.90%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.90%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (34.42%) SQL
2 31 (20.13%) Python
3 23 (14.94%) Bash Shell
4 19 (12.34%) C#
5 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.44%) VBScript
6 11 (7.14%) Java
6 11 (7.14%) VB
7 9 (5.84%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.55%) PHP
9 6 (3.90%) Go
9 6 (3.90%) Ruby
10 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.60%) XPath
11 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.30%) Groovy
12 2 (1.30%) Perl
12 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.65%) BeanShell
13 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.90%) Degree
5 5 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.25%) MCITP
6 3 (1.95%) MCSA
6 3 (1.95%) MCSE
7 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CCA
8 1 (0.65%) CCNA
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.65%) MCP
8 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) GxP
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.99%) Docker
3 17 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.44%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (7.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (5.84%) XenApp
6 9 (5.84%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.25%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.30%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (1.30%) vSphere
10 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.65%) UAG
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (15.58%) Kubernetes
2 20 (12.99%) SCCM
3 19 (12.34%) Terraform
4 15 (9.74%) Ansible
5 9 (5.84%) Puppet
6 8 (5.19%) SCOM
7 6 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.25%) XenMobile
8 5 (3.25%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.95%) Grafana
9 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.95%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.95%) WMI
9 3 (1.95%) WSUS
10 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.30%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.30%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 74 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.78%) VMware
3 19 (12.34%) Citrix
4 11 (7.14%) Oracle
5 10 (6.49%) Cisco
6 9 (5.84%) ServiceNow
7 8 (5.19%) McAfee
8 7 (4.55%) Splunk
9 6 (3.90%) Ivanti
10 5 (3.25%) F5
10 5 (3.25%) Forcepoint
10 5 (3.25%) HP
10 5 (3.25%) Sybase
10 5 (3.25%) Symantec
10 5 (3.25%) Tableau
10 5 (3.25%) UiPath
11 4 (2.60%) Altiris
11 4 (2.60%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.95%) Apple