Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 April 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 53 48
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5 +47
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 82 24 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.24% 2.30% 3.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.16% 5.87% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 42
Cheshire median daily rate £449 £375 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.67% -13.04% +27.78%
10th Percentile £258 £230 £281
90th Percentile £550 £513 £536
North West median daily rate £430 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +22.86% -6.67% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +209.52% -47.50%
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +51.72% -10.88%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 579 409 790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.03% 39.25% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 308 551
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £545 £521 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 20
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £43.48 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.49% +117.38% -13.04%
10th Percentile £22.75 £20.85 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.25 £62.00 £38.73
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +8.11% +5.71%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Cheshire

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Cheshire

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Cheshire over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Cheshire

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Cheshire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
Warrington +1 22 £500 +33.33% 15
Crewe - 18 £525 -
Knutsford - 18 £355 - 1
Chester +4 9 £265 -15.20% 7
Wilmslow -4 1 £325 -27.78% 2
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 47 (57.32%) Windows
1 47 (57.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (41.46%) Jenkins
3 27 (32.93%) DevOps
3 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (30.49%) Python
5 24 (29.27%) Configuration Management
5 24 (29.27%) Bash Shell
6 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
6 23 (28.05%) Windows Server
7 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
7 22 (26.83%) Migration
8 21 (25.61%) Web Services
9 20 (24.39%) Ruby
9 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (24.39%) Ansible
10 18 (21.95%) TeamCity
10 18 (21.95%) SQL
11 17 (20.73%) Linux
11 17 (20.73%) VMware
11 17 (20.73%) Terraform
11 17 (20.73%) Web Operations
12 16 (19.51%) Visual Studio
12 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (19.51%) Puppet
12 16 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (19.51%) Office 365
13 15 (18.29%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.32%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.10%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (6.10%) IIS
4 4 (4.88%) CMS
4 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.88%) JBoss
4 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.66%) Apache
5 3 (3.66%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.44%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) Jetty
7 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) HipChat
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (57.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (19.51%) Office 365
3 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (17.07%) IaaS
4 14 (17.07%) PaaS
5 4 (4.88%) GitHub
6 3 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.22%) Datadog
7 1 (1.22%) npm
7 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.22%) SaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) LAN
1 9 (10.98%) SAN
1 9 (10.98%) WAN
2 6 (7.32%) DHCP
2 6 (7.32%) DNS
2 6 (7.32%) Firewall
2 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.88%) IPsec
3 4 (4.88%) MPLS
3 4 (4.88%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (4.88%) VoIP
3 4 (4.88%) VPN
4 3 (3.66%) DMZ
5 2 (2.44%) Internet
5 2 (2.44%) Skype
5 2 (2.44%) SMTP
6 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.88%) EDRMS
4 3 (3.66%) Big Data
4 3 (3.66%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.22%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (41.46%) Jenkins
2 18 (21.95%) TeamCity
3 16 (19.51%) Visual Studio
4 15 (18.29%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.76%) MSI
5 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (6.10%) JIRA
8 4 (4.88%) Selenium
9 3 (3.66%) CA Release Automation
9 3 (3.66%) gulp
9 3 (3.66%) JUnit
10 1 (1.22%) AdminStudio
10 1 (1.22%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.22%) Geb
10 1 (1.22%) GitLab
10 1 (1.22%) Gradle
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
2 5 (6.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Azure DevOps
2 16 (19.51%) WebOps Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Consultant
3 14 (17.07%) Server Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) Azure Consultant
5 12 (14.63%) DevOps Consultant
6 9 (10.98%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Windows Server Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (7.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support
9 5 (6.10%) Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Integration Consultant
10 4 (4.88%) Administrator
10 4 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Server Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) Web Services
2 12 (14.63%) .NET
3 11 (13.41%) JSON
4 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.88%) LDAP
6 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.66%) XML
7 2 (2.44%) Anaconda
7 2 (2.44%) OAuth
7 2 (2.44%) REST
7 2 (2.44%) SAML
8 1 (1.22%) J2EE
8 1 (1.22%) Node.js
8 1 (1.22%) RESTful
8 1 (1.22%) RxJava
8 1 (1.22%) Spring
8 1 (1.22%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Public Cloud
3 6 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) PKI
4 4 (4.88%) Replication
4 4 (4.88%) User Experience
5 3 (3.66%) Clustering
6 2 (2.44%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (57.32%) Windows
2 23 (28.05%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.73%) Linux
4 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.32%) Windows 10
6 6 (7.32%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.44%) Unix
9 1 (1.22%) CentOS
9 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (32.93%) DevOps
2 24 (29.27%) Configuration Management
3 22 (26.83%) Migration
4 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (20.73%) Web Operations
6 16 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (14.63%) Scrum
8 8 (9.76%) Kanban
8 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.54%) ITIL
10 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
11 5 (6.10%) Capacity Management
11 5 (6.10%) Data Migration
11 5 (6.10%) Decision-Making
11 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (4.88%) Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (4.88%) Software Deployment
12 4 (4.88%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Python
2 24 (29.27%) Bash Shell
3 20 (24.39%) Ruby
4 18 (21.95%) SQL
5 12 (14.63%) VBScript
6 9 (10.98%) C#
7 8 (9.76%) VB
8 6 (7.32%) Java
9 5 (6.10%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.22%) Groovy
11 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) MCSA
3 1 (1.22%) MCSE
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.98%) Docker
3 9 (10.98%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.76%) XenApp
5 6 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (4.88%) vSphere
7 3 (3.66%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (24.39%) Ansible
2 17 (20.73%) Terraform
3 16 (19.51%) Puppet
4 15 (18.29%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (14.63%) SCCM
6 6 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (6.10%) WSUS
8 4 (4.88%) SCOM
8 4 (4.88%) SmoothWall
9 3 (3.66%) HP SIM
9 3 (3.66%) logstash
9 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (2.44%) vCenter Server
10 2 (2.44%) vMotion
11 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
11 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.73%) VMware
3 10 (12.20%) Citrix
3 10 (12.20%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.54%) Cisco
5 6 (7.32%) McAfee
6 4 (4.88%) Avaya
6 4 (4.88%) HP
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle
7 3 (3.66%) Ab Initio
7 3 (3.66%) Altiris
7 3 (3.66%) Splunk
7 3 (3.66%) Symantec
8 2 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.44%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.44%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.44%) IBM
8 2 (2.44%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.22%) Ivanti