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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 58 66
Rank change year-on-year +26 +8  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 25 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.96% 2.61% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.80% 6.42% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 12
Median daily rate £350 £444 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.17% +50.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £330 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% -50.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

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 255 374 390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.41% 40.70% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 283 259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Warrington +15 10 £313 -29.61% 2
Chester +18 3 £413 -
Macclesfield - 1 £95 -
Wilmslow - 1 £315 -
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North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 15 (44.12%) Windows
4 13 (38.24%) Office 365
5 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
7 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
9 8 (23.53%) DNS
9 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
9 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (20.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
11 6 (17.65%) .NET
11 6 (17.65%) C#
11 6 (17.65%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (17.65%) Load Balancing
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (14.71%) SCCM
12 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (14.71%) Task Automation
12 5 (14.71%) Finance
12 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
12 5 (14.71%) 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 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
5 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (11.76%) IIS
5 4 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.94%) Apache
7 1 (2.94%) Confluence
7 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Office 365
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (20.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) OneDrive
4 3 (8.82%) Yammer
5 2 (5.88%) IaaS
5 2 (5.88%) PaaS
5 2 (5.88%) SaaS
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) FTP
3 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) Skype
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) DHCP
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.94%) NAS
5 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) SSH
5 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) OLAP
4 1 (2.94%) OLTP
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.94%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MSI
2 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) CMake
3 1 (2.94%) GitLab
3 1 (2.94%) Gradle
3 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.94%) WiX
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Billing
2 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) DBA
3 4 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Unix Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Build Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Management Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) JSON
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.82%) Ajax
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) CSS3
3 3 (8.82%) HTML5
3 3 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (8.82%) WAP
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) Software Packaging
5 1 (2.94%) Flash
5 1 (2.94%) jQuery
5 1 (2.94%) MDX
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) PKI
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.71%) Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Unix
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Task Automation
3 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.76%) High Availability
4 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.88%) ETL
5 2 (5.88%) Line Management
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Software Distribution
5 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C#
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.71%) VB
2 5 (14.71%) VBScript
3 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (2.94%) Groovy
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) COBIT
2 2 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (8.82%) UAG
3 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (8.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (5.88%) ThinApp
4 2 (5.88%) WSUS
5 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) Nagios
5 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.94%) Puppet
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.94%) vRealize
5 1 (2.94%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Symantec
3 4 (11.76%) McAfee
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 3 (8.82%) Dell
4 3 (8.82%) Splunk
4 3 (8.82%) Trustwave
5 2 (5.88%) Altiris
5 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.94%) BMC
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) RedGate