Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 53 45
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 +46
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 69 35 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.08% 2.84% 4.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.04% 7.09% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 41
Cheshire median daily rate £355 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -20.00% +48.31%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £330
90th Percentile £450 £460 £540
North West median daily rate £364 £375 £422
% change year-on-year -3.06% -11.14% +36.13%
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% -45.81%
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +109.52% -40.00%

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 625 494 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 46.06% 40.03% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 367 557
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% -1.90%
10th Percentile £272 £284 £263
90th Percentile £500 £502 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £37.48 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.29% +66.26% -35.60%
10th Percentile £20.00 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.25 £53.00 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Knutsford - 27 £400 - 1
Warrington 0 10 £313 - 2
Chester +2 6 £308 -25.50%
Wilmslow -5 2 £325 -15.03%
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 45 (65.22%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 26 (37.68%) Windows Server
4 23 (33.33%) SQL
5 22 (31.88%) Office 365
6 21 (30.43%) Migration
7 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (26.09%) VMware
8 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
9 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (23.19%) SCCM
11 15 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (21.74%) VBScript
12 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (18.84%) DevOps
13 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
13 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
13 13 (18.84%) Finance
14 12 (17.39%) LAN
14 12 (17.39%) .NET
14 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
15 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
15 11 (15.94%) Docker
15 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
15 11 (15.94%) C#
15 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange

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 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) Skype for Business
3 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (7.25%) IIS
6 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.80%) JBoss
7 4 (5.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
8 3 (4.35%) Apache
8 3 (4.35%) Apache Solr
9 2 (2.90%) CMS
9 2 (2.90%) Confluence
9 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.45%) Jetty
10 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) HipChat
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.88%) Office 365
2 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.90%) IaaS
5 2 (2.90%) PaaS
5 2 (2.90%) SaaS
6 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.45%) npm
6 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) LAN
2 10 (14.49%) SAN
2 10 (14.49%) WAN
3 7 (10.14%) Firewall
4 6 (8.70%) DHCP
4 6 (8.70%) DNS
4 6 (8.70%) Skype
4 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.25%) MPLS
5 5 (7.25%) VoIP
5 5 (7.25%) VPN
6 4 (5.80%) DSL
6 4 (5.80%) IPsec
6 4 (5.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (4.35%) DMZ
7 3 (4.35%) SSH
8 2 (2.90%) SMTP
9 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.35%) Big Data
3 3 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
1 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
1 11 (15.94%) MSI
2 5 (7.25%) JIRA
3 4 (5.80%) Bitbucket
3 4 (5.80%) Selenium
4 3 (4.35%) CA Release Automation
4 3 (4.35%) gulp
4 3 (4.35%) JUnit
5 2 (2.90%) AdminStudio
5 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.45%) Geb
6 1 (1.45%) Gradle
6 1 (1.45%) Maven
6 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Local Government
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Server Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Administrator
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Consultant
4 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.25%) Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Messaging Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Server Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.35%) DBA
6 3 (4.35%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.70%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.25%) LDAP
3 5 (7.25%) REST
4 3 (4.35%) Spring
4 3 (4.35%) XML
5 2 (2.90%) Anaconda
5 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.90%) J2EE
5 2 (2.90%) JSON
5 2 (2.90%) OAuth
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.90%) SAML
5 2 (2.90%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) DHTML
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.25%) PKI
4 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.35%) Clustering
6 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.45%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (65.22%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Windows Server
3 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.49%) Linux
6 6 (8.70%) Windows 10
6 6 (8.70%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.80%) Unix
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) Migration
2 13 (18.84%) DevOps
3 10 (14.49%) ITIL
4 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.14%) Capacity Management
5 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.25%) Application Packaging
7 5 (7.25%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.25%) Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (5.80%) High Availability
8 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.80%) Scrum
8 4 (5.80%) Software Deployment
8 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.80%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.80%) Time Management
9 3 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (21.74%) VBScript
3 11 (15.94%) C#
4 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
4 10 (14.49%) Python
5 9 (13.04%) Java
6 7 (10.14%) VB
7 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.80%) Ruby
9 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.90%) C
10 2 (2.90%) C++
10 2 (2.90%) LotusScript
11 1 (1.45%) Groovy
11 1 (1.45%) Perl
11 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.45%) MCSA
3 1 (1.45%) MCSE
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.94%) Docker
5 9 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (11.59%) XenApp
7 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (5.80%) vSphere
9 3 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (23.19%) SCCM
3 9 (13.04%) Puppet
4 6 (8.70%) Ansible
4 6 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (8.70%) Terraform
5 5 (7.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Kubernetes
5 5 (7.25%) WSUS
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (5.80%) SCOM
6 4 (5.80%) SmoothWall
7 3 (4.35%) HP SIM
7 3 (4.35%) logstash
7 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (2.90%) ThinApp
8 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.90%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
1 18 (26.09%) VMware
2 10 (14.49%) Citrix
3 9 (13.04%) McAfee
4 8 (11.59%) Cisco
5 5 (7.25%) Altiris
5 5 (7.25%) Splunk
5 5 (7.25%) Symantec
6 4 (5.80%) Avaya
6 4 (5.80%) HP
6 4 (5.80%) Rackspace
7 3 (4.35%) Ab Initio
7 3 (4.35%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.90%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.90%) IBM
8 2 (2.90%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.90%) Lotus
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.90%) Trustwave