Period
to 26 July 2017

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 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 52 47
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 -13
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.15% 0.80% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 1.37% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Chester median daily rate £413 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +88.89% -0.55%
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £431 £295
% change year-on-year -18.84% +46.19% +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Chester median hourly rate - £21.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.81% +10.71%
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +209.52% -45.81% +10.71%

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 124 219 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 47.33% 58.09% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 180 119
Chester median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £304
90th Percentile £485 £488 £500
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +8.39% -1.90% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Chester median hourly rate £50.00 £20.89 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.35% -38.56% -16.19%
Cheshire median hourly rate £37.48 £22.54 £36.25
% change year-on-year +66.26% -37.82% +8.12%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Chester over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 July 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 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Flash
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) vRealize
2 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) BMC

PowerShell
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 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Flash
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) API Testing
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Packet Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
1 1 (33.33%) vRealize
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp