The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 April 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.85% 1.57% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 2.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £525 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £390 £337
% change year-on-year -6.73% +15.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +12.00% +51.51%  

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 Chester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 52 102 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 44.44% 53.40% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 73 74
Median daily rate £444 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -6.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.09% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Flash
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Support
1 1 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
1 1 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (50.00%) BMC
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware