Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 45 77
Rank change year-on-year +4 +32 +17
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 54 44 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.14% 3.43% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.47% 10.76% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 9
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £283
90th Percentile £475 £500 £567
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +209.52% -45.81%
North West median hourly rate £28.72 £43.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -33.22% +104.76% -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 570 409 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.68% 31.85% 36.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 297 439
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £495
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £30.25 £27.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.25 £34.33
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%

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 20 October 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

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 20 October 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 +6 18 £400 - 1
Warrington +1 13 £275 -3.08% 9
Chester 0 2 £335 +11.48% 7
Wilmslow -6 1 £325 +3.17%
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 34 (62.96%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (35.19%) Office 365
3 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
3 19 (35.19%) Migration
4 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 15 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (27.78%) Linux
6 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 13 (24.07%) .NET
7 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
7 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
8 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (22.22%) DevOps
8 12 (22.22%) VMware
9 11 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (20.37%) Firewall
9 11 (20.37%) LAN
10 10 (18.52%) Python
10 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
10 10 (18.52%) SQL
10 10 (18.52%) Finance
10 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
10 10 (18.52%) Skype for Business
10 10 (18.52%) Puppet
11 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (16.67%) Skype
11 9 (16.67%) SCCM

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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
1 10 (18.52%) Skype for Business
2 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) Confluence
6 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.85%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (35.19%) Office 365
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (9.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.70%) IaaS
5 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) Firewall
1 11 (20.37%) LAN
2 9 (16.67%) SAN
2 9 (16.67%) Skype
2 9 (16.67%) WAN
3 4 (7.41%) DSL
3 4 (7.41%) MPLS
3 4 (7.41%) NAS
3 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.41%) VoIP
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
4 3 (5.56%) DMZ
4 3 (5.56%) SMTP
4 3 (5.56%) SSH
5 1 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) Ingres
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.56%) MSI
5 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.85%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.85%) Chocolatey
6 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Messaging Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) DBA
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Office 365 Architect
5 4 (7.41%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Migration Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Backup Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Data Centre Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) .NET Core
3 4 (7.41%) LDAP
3 4 (7.41%) Middleware
4 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.56%) REST
4 3 (5.56%) Web Services
5 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.70%) Software Packaging
5 2 (3.70%) Spring
6 1 (1.85%) Ajax
6 1 (1.85%) CSS
6 1 (1.85%) DHTML
6 1 (1.85%) HTML
6 1 (1.85%) J2EE
6 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (7.41%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.41%) Replication
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 34 (62.96%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.78%) Linux
4 9 (16.67%) Unix
5 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Migration
2 12 (22.22%) DevOps
3 11 (20.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.96%) Capacity Management
5 7 (12.96%) ITIL
6 6 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.41%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (7.41%) Release Management
7 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
8 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.56%) Email Filtering
8 3 (5.56%) High Availability
8 3 (5.56%) ITSM
8 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) Python
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) C#
3 7 (12.96%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.41%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) VBScript
5 2 (3.70%) C
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) LotusScript
5 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby
5 2 (3.70%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
1 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.26%) Docker
5 4 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.85%) vSphere
7 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (18.52%) Puppet
3 9 (16.67%) SCCM
4 7 (12.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (9.26%) Ansible
6 5 (9.26%) Kubernetes
6 5 (9.26%) Terraform
7 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
7 4 (7.41%) OpenView
7 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (3.70%) ThinApp
9 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.85%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.85%) SCOM
9 1 (1.85%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco
3 5 (9.26%) HP
4 4 (7.41%) Isilon
4 4 (7.41%) McAfee
4 4 (7.41%) NetApp
4 4 (7.41%) Rackspace
4 4 (7.41%) Veeam
4 4 (7.41%) Veritas
5 3 (5.56%) Altiris
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Lotus
6 2 (3.70%) Splunk
6 2 (3.70%) Symantec
6 2 (3.70%) Trustwave
7 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow