Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 1 April 2020 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 57 73
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 +3
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 123 289 245
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.91% 4.28% 3.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.92% 8.26% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 206 213
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £363 £313
90th Percentile £575 £600 £655
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £470
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.33% +7.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.65 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% -29.42% -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.32 £29.25
% change year-on-year -22.78% +54.95% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,079 3,497 3,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.27% 51.82% 53.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,622 2,834 3,240
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £385 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +30.23% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.24 £15.95
90th Percentile £58.25 £56.50 £52.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the City of London

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the City of London

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the City of London

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the City of London region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
Moorgate +14 4 £550 -
London Bridge +34 1 £275 -47.62%
PowerShell
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 64 (52.03%) Windows
2 61 (49.59%) Microsoft
3 47 (38.21%) Azure
4 44 (35.77%) SQL
5 39 (31.71%) Active Directory
6 38 (30.89%) Finance
7 33 (26.83%) SQL Server
8 32 (26.02%) VMware
9 30 (24.39%) DevOps
10 28 (22.76%) Windows Server
10 28 (22.76%) .NET
11 23 (18.70%) Linux
12 22 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (16.26%) Office 365
13 20 (16.26%) Citrix
14 19 (15.45%) Python
14 19 (15.45%) ITIL
14 19 (15.45%) SCCM
15 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 17 (13.82%) Windows 10
16 17 (13.82%) Migration
16 17 (13.82%) C#
17 16 (13.01%) Kubernetes
17 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (11.38%) Terraform
18 14 (11.38%) AWS
18 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
18 14 (11.38%) VBScript
18 14 (11.38%) Power Platform

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.07%) IIS
3 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.25%) Confluence
5 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.44%) Site Server
6 2 (1.63%) DataSynapse
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.63%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.81%) Houdini
4 1 (0.81%) Maya
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 47 (38.21%) Azure
2 20 (16.26%) Office 365
3 14 (11.38%) AWS
3 14 (11.38%) Power Platform
4 7 (5.69%) PaaS
5 5 (4.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (4.07%) GitHub
5 5 (4.07%) IaaS
5 5 (4.07%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.25%) PowerApps
7 3 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.44%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.63%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.63%) SaaS
8 2 (1.63%) Serverless
9 1 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) DNS
2 10 (8.13%) DHCP
3 9 (7.32%) NetScaler
4 6 (4.88%) SAN
5 5 (4.07%) Skype
6 3 (2.44%) Firewall
6 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.63%) LAN
7 2 (1.63%) NAS
7 2 (1.63%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.63%) VoIP
7 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.81%) Network Security
8 1 (0.81%) SMTP
8 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.81%) VLAN
8 1 (0.81%) VPLS
8 1 (0.81%) VPN
8 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.57%) Power BI
3 11 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.25%) DTS
7 4 (3.25%) Essbase
7 4 (3.25%) OLAP
7 4 (3.25%) QlikView
7 4 (3.25%) Spotfire
8 3 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.44%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (2.44%) PowerPivot
9 2 (1.63%) Big Data
9 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.50%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.07%) MSI
5 5 (4.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.25%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.44%) JIRA
7 3 (2.44%) Selenium
7 3 (2.44%) Subversion
8 2 (1.63%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.63%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.63%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.81%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.81%) WiX
General
1 38 (30.89%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.07%) Games
4 4 (3.25%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.44%) Back Office
5 3 (2.44%) Front Office
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (17.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (16.26%) Developer
3 17 (13.82%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (12.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.94%) Azure DevOps
6 11 (8.94%) Citrix Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Analyst
7 8 (6.50%) Server Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) SQL Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Consultant
9 6 (4.88%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Process Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.76%) .NET
2 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.50%) Node.js
4 5 (4.07%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.07%) Web Services
5 4 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.44%) CSS
6 3 (2.44%) HTML
6 3 (2.44%) JSON
6 3 (2.44%) XML
7 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.63%) ADSI
7 2 (1.63%) Ajax
7 2 (1.63%) LDAP
7 2 (1.63%) REST
7 2 (1.63%) SOAP
7 2 (1.63%) YAML
8 1 (0.81%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.81%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.07%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.44%) Cloud Native
3 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.44%) PKI
3 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.63%) BYOD
4 2 (1.63%) Clustering
4 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.63%) Grid Computing
4 2 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.63%) Replication
4 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 64 (52.03%) Windows
2 28 (22.76%) Windows Server
3 23 (18.70%) Linux
4 17 (13.82%) Windows 10
5 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (7.32%) Windows 7
9 8 (6.50%) Unix
10 3 (2.44%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.63%) Android
11 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.63%) CentOS
11 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.81%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.39%) DevOps
2 22 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.45%) ITIL
4 17 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (13.82%) Migration
5 12 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Automation
8 7 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (4.88%) Analytics
9 6 (4.88%) Application Packaging
9 6 (4.88%) ERP
9 6 (4.88%) ITSM
9 6 (4.88%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.07%) Identity Management
10 5 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (4.07%) Robotic Process Automation
10 5 (4.07%) Service Management
11 4 (3.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.77%) SQL
2 19 (15.45%) Python
3 17 (13.82%) C#
4 14 (11.38%) VBScript
5 12 (9.76%) Bash Shell
6 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.94%) VB
7 9 (7.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.07%) Java
8 5 (4.07%) Ruby
9 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.25%) XPath
10 3 (2.44%) Go
10 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.63%) Groovy
11 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.81%) C
12 1 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.81%) PHP
12 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.88%) Degree
5 5 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (4.07%) MCITP
6 3 (2.44%) MCSA
6 3 (2.44%) MCSE
7 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.81%) CCA
8 1 (0.81%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.81%) ISEB
8 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) GxP
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.57%) Docker
4 12 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.13%) XenApp
5 10 (8.13%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.07%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (1.63%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.63%) vSphere
9 2 (1.63%) Xen
10 1 (0.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.81%) UAG
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (15.45%) SCCM
2 16 (13.01%) Kubernetes
3 14 (11.38%) Terraform
4 10 (8.13%) Ansible
5 9 (7.32%) SCOM
6 8 (6.50%) Puppet
7 6 (4.88%) XenMobile
8 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (3.25%) WSUS
9 4 (3.25%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (2.44%) WMI
11 2 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (1.63%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.63%) Perfmon
11 2 (1.63%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (1.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (49.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.02%) VMware
3 20 (16.26%) Citrix
4 10 (8.13%) Oracle
5 9 (7.32%) McAfee
6 6 (4.88%) Cisco
6 6 (4.88%) Ivanti
6 6 (4.88%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.07%) Forcepoint
7 5 (4.07%) HP
7 5 (4.07%) Splunk
7 5 (4.07%) Symantec
7 5 (4.07%) UiPath
8 4 (3.25%) Altiris
8 4 (3.25%) Hyperion
8 4 (3.25%) Sybase
8 4 (3.25%) Tableau
9 3 (2.44%) Adobe
9 3 (2.44%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.44%) IBM