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 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 27 69
Rank change year-on-year -18 +42  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 10 56 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.87% 5.71% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.74% 13.69% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 1
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £399 £325
% change year-on-year -12.22% +22.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 211 409 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 39.51% 41.69% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 262 217
Median daily rate £413 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow 0 1 £450 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
PowerShell
North West

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
5 10 (38.46%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
8 6 (23.08%) Database Mirroring
8 6 (23.08%) Office 365
8 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) ETL
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (19.23%) SCCM
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) Identity Management
9 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
9 5 (19.23%) IIS
9 5 (19.23%) Symantec
9 5 (19.23%) High Availability
10 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (15.38%) SSL
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) VBScript

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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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (11.54%) Apache
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (11.54%) JBoss
4 3 (11.54%) nginx
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
4 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (3.85%) CMS
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
2 4 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SSL
2 3 (11.54%) Kerberos
2 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 3 (11.54%) NAS
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) Skype
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) GitLab
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.85%) MSI
2 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) DBA
1 8 (30.77%) SQL DBA
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Replication
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Unix
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Database Mirroring
1 6 (23.08%) ETL
1 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (19.23%) High Availability
2 5 (19.23%) Identity Management
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) VB
3 4 (15.38%) VBScript
4 3 (11.54%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) VB6
6 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) MOM
3 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.69%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.85%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Symantec
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Dell
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Intel Security
4 3 (11.54%) Splunk
4 3 (11.54%) Trustwave
5 2 (7.69%) Cognos
5 2 (7.69%) Hyperion
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Lumension
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