Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 74 94
Rank change year-on-year +22 +20 -27
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 38 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.83% 1.68% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.29% 4.82% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 15
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -4.11% +19.67%
10th Percentile £266 £256 £213
90th Percentile £526 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £413 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +17.86% -4.11% +17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £38.75
North West median hourly rate £43.50 - £28.25

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 409 519 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.45% 34.95% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 385 458
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +11.85%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £269
90th Percentile £525 £500 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -40.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27.00 £11.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.18 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%

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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

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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 6 months to 17 November 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 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 17 November 2017. 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 - 13 £483 -
Warrington +12 9 £280 -22.76% 1
Knutsford -15 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £315 -
Chester - 1 - -
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) Web Services
3 16 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 16 (42.11%) Jenkins
4 15 (39.47%) Linux
4 15 (39.47%) Bash Shell
4 15 (39.47%) Puppet
5 14 (36.84%) TeamCity
5 14 (36.84%) Ruby
5 14 (36.84%) Python
5 14 (36.84%) Ansible
5 14 (36.84%) Office 365
6 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
7 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 12 (31.58%) DevOps
7 12 (31.58%) Web Operations
8 11 (28.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
11 8 (21.05%) Migration
11 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (18.42%) DNS
12 7 (18.42%) PKI

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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 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
6 2 (5.26%) Confluence
6 2 (5.26%) IIS
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Office 365
2 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.26%) Yammer
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) Skype
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) FTP
4 1 (2.63%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) IPsec
4 1 (2.63%) NAS
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.63%) OLAP
4 1 (2.63%) OLTP
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 14 (36.84%) TeamCity
3 6 (15.79%) MSI
4 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.26%) CMake
6 2 (5.26%) Gradle
6 2 (5.26%) InstallShield
6 2 (5.26%) JIRA
6 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.26%) TestComplete
6 2 (5.26%) WiX
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium
7 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) WebOps Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) SharePoint Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Azure DevOps
5 5 (13.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) Exchange Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Office 365 Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Exchange Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Exchange Migration Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Management Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) Software Packaging
3 4 (10.53%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.26%) Ajax
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) CSS3
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (5.26%) Velocity
4 2 (5.26%) WAP
4 2 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) MDX
5 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) PKI
2 3 (7.89%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 12 (31.58%) DevOps
3 12 (31.58%) Web Operations
4 11 (28.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (21.05%) Migration
6 6 (15.79%) Change Management
6 6 (15.79%) Task Automation
7 5 (13.16%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.89%) Analytics
9 3 (7.89%) Data Analytics
9 3 (7.89%) High Availability
9 3 (7.89%) ITIL
10 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
10 2 (5.26%) Software Distribution
10 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Bash Shell
2 14 (36.84%) Python
2 14 (36.84%) Ruby
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) VBScript
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) VB
6 2 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) Groovy
7 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) COBIT
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) UAG
4 2 (5.26%) VirtualBox
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Puppet
2 14 (36.84%) Ansible
3 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (15.79%) SCCM
5 4 (10.53%) WSUS
6 2 (5.26%) ThinApp
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Altiris
3 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Lumension
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) RedGate