Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 62 101
Rank change year-on-year +29 +39 -32
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 64 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.20% 2.25% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.00% 7.00% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 13 7
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +27.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £235 £164
90th Percentile £550 £505 £480
North West median daily rate £475 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +35.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.25 - £29.00

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 400 414 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.49% 32.17% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 309 458
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +13.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £550 £488 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% +11.43% -50.00%
10th Percentile £27.00 £11.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £38.75 £34.13 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +4.05% +13.71%

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 21 January 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 January 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
Crewe - 28 £508 -
Warrington +10 21 £500 +37.93% 3
Chester +8 3 £230 +130.00% 2
Knutsford - 1 - -
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 46 (71.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (65.63%) Jenkins
3 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (54.69%) Configuration Management
5 34 (53.13%) Windows
6 33 (51.56%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (51.56%) DevOps
7 30 (46.88%) Ansible
7 30 (46.88%) Bash Shell
8 29 (45.31%) TeamCity
8 29 (45.31%) Ruby
8 29 (45.31%) Python
8 29 (45.31%) Web Services
9 28 (43.75%) Linux
9 28 (43.75%) Puppet
10 27 (42.19%) Web Operations
11 24 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (28.13%) Visual Studio
12 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
13 16 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (25.00%) Terraform
14 14 (21.88%) IaaS
15 13 (20.31%) Scrum
16 12 (18.75%) Migration
16 12 (18.75%) PaaS
16 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
17 10 (15.63%) Office 365
17 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
18 9 (14.06%) .NET
18 9 (14.06%) SQL Server

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 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (71.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (21.88%) IaaS
3 12 (18.75%) PaaS
4 10 (15.63%) Office 365
5 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (6.25%) GitHub
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.56%) Datadog
8 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.25%) Firewall
2 4 (6.25%) SAN
3 3 (4.69%) DNS
3 3 (4.69%) LAN
3 3 (4.69%) MPLS
3 3 (4.69%) VoIP
3 3 (4.69%) VPN
3 3 (4.69%) WAN
4 2 (3.13%) DHCP
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) Skype
5 1 (1.56%) FTP
5 1 (1.56%) HTTP
5 1 (1.56%) IPsec
5 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (65.63%) Jenkins
2 29 (45.31%) TeamCity
3 18 (28.13%) Visual Studio
4 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.56%) CMake
7 1 (1.56%) GitLab
7 1 (1.56%) Gradle
7 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.56%) JIRA
7 1 (1.56%) MSI
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.56%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.56%) WiX
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) WebOps Engineer
2 23 (35.94%) Azure DevOps
3 18 (28.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (23.44%) Consultant
5 12 (18.75%) Azure Consultant
5 12 (18.75%) DevOps Consultant
6 11 (17.19%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (14.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (7.81%) Integration Consultant
10 4 (6.25%) AWS Consultant
10 4 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
10 4 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
10 4 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) IT Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) Server Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
12 2 (3.13%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) Web Services
2 9 (14.06%) .NET
2 9 (14.06%) JSON
3 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.69%) LDAP
5 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.13%) Velocity
6 1 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) PKI
2 3 (4.69%) Replication
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.13%) Windows
2 28 (43.75%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Android
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.56%) CentOS
6 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.56%) Unix
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (54.69%) Configuration Management
3 33 (51.56%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (51.56%) DevOps
4 27 (42.19%) Web Operations
5 24 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (20.31%) Scrum
7 12 (18.75%) Migration
8 8 (12.50%) Kanban
9 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.25%) Task Automation
10 4 (6.25%) Use Case
11 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
11 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.69%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (4.69%) Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (3.13%) Change Management
12 2 (3.13%) CRM
12 2 (3.13%) MVC
12 2 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Bash Shell
2 29 (45.31%) Python
2 29 (45.31%) Ruby
3 5 (7.81%) VB
4 4 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) SQL
5 2 (3.13%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) Groovy
6 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.69%) Docker
5 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (46.88%) Ansible
2 28 (43.75%) Puppet
3 16 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (25.00%) Terraform
4 1 (1.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 8 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Lumension
5 1 (1.56%) McAfee
5 1 (1.56%) Symantec