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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
London / City of London
Rank 58 63 134
Rank change year-on-year +5 +71  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 100 100 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.37% 3.06% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.97% 6.57% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 87 51
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £399 £340
% change year-on-year -12.22% +17.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.69% +172.22%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1435 1523 2199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.30% 46.59% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1287 1770
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the City of London

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the City of London

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the City of London

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 113 (58.85%) Windows
2 71 (36.98%) Finance
3 59 (30.73%) Microsoft
4 53 (27.60%) Active Directory
4 53 (27.60%) Windows Server
5 50 (26.04%) SQL
5 50 (26.04%) SQL Server
6 48 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (23.44%) Linux
7 45 (23.44%) VMware
8 44 (22.92%) DevOps
9 38 (19.79%) .NET
10 34 (17.71%) C#
10 34 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (16.67%) SCCM
11 32 (16.67%) Migration
11 32 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (16.67%) Banking
12 31 (16.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (13.02%) Bash Shell
14 25 (13.02%) SharePoint
15 24 (12.50%) Citrix
15 24 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (11.98%) IaaS
16 23 (11.98%) Python
17 22 (11.46%) IIS
17 22 (11.46%) Firewall
17 22 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (10.94%) Oracle

PowerShell
Top Related 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 25 (13.02%) SharePoint
2 22 (11.46%) IIS
3 16 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 12 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.13%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.60%) Confluence
8 5 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.08%) Apache
9 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.56%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.56%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.56%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.98%) IaaS
3 20 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (9.90%) Office 365
5 11 (5.73%) GitHub
6 10 (5.21%) PaaS
7 4 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.56%) SaaS
9 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.04%) Trello
10 1 (0.52%) Akamai
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.46%) Firewall
2 18 (9.38%) DNS
3 11 (5.73%) SAN
4 8 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.65%) Internet
6 5 (2.60%) DHCP
6 5 (2.60%) NAS
6 5 (2.60%) SSL
7 4 (2.08%) Intranet
8 3 (1.56%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.56%) LDAP
8 3 (1.56%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.56%) SSH
9 2 (1.04%) AMQP
9 2 (1.04%) HTTP
9 2 (1.04%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.04%) LAN
9 2 (1.04%) SMTP
9 2 (1.04%) WAN
10 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (5.21%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (2.60%) ObjectStore
9 4 (2.08%) Big Data
9 4 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.08%) MySQL
10 3 (1.56%) SSDT
11 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.04%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (8.85%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.29%) MSI
2 14 (7.29%) TeamCity
3 12 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.21%) JIRA
5 5 (2.60%) Bitbucket
5 5 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.08%) MSBuild
6 4 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.56%) Build Forge
7 3 (1.56%) CruiseControl
7 3 (1.56%) Hudson
7 3 (1.56%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.56%) NUnit
7 3 (1.56%) Subversion
8 2 (1.04%) GitLab
8 2 (1.04%) MSTest
General
1 71 (36.98%) Finance
2 32 (16.67%) Banking
3 10 (5.21%) Front Office
4 8 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.60%) Back Office
6 4 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (19.79%) Developer
2 26 (13.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (10.42%) Analyst
4 16 (8.33%) Consultant
4 16 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (5.73%) Administrator
5 11 (5.73%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.69%) Applications Support
7 9 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.17%) Architect
8 8 (4.17%) PowerShell Developer
9 7 (3.65%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.65%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (3.65%) PowerShell Engineer
9 7 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.13%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.79%) .NET
2 18 (9.38%) HTML
3 11 (5.73%) CSS
4 10 (5.21%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.69%) REST
5 9 (4.69%) Web Services
6 8 (4.17%) XML
7 7 (3.65%) jQuery
8 5 (2.60%) JSON
8 5 (2.60%) LAMP
8 5 (2.60%) RESTful
9 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.56%) HTML5
10 3 (1.56%) JPA
10 3 (1.56%) JSP
10 3 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.56%) WPF
10 3 (1.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.17%) Clustering
4 7 (3.65%) Derivative
4 7 (3.65%) Replication
5 6 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.13%) Equities
5 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.60%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.60%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.56%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.04%) Fintech
8 2 (1.04%) PKI
8 2 (1.04%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (58.85%) Windows
2 53 (27.60%) Windows Server
3 45 (23.44%) Linux
4 31 (16.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (7.81%) Windows 7
7 14 (7.29%) Unix
8 10 (5.21%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.56%) CentOS
12 2 (1.04%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.92%) DevOps
2 32 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.67%) Migration
3 27 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (9.90%) ITIL
5 13 (6.77%) Release Management
6 11 (5.73%) Application Packaging
6 11 (5.73%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.73%) Workflow
7 10 (5.21%) TDD
8 9 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (4.69%) MVC
9 8 (4.17%) Change Management
9 8 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.65%) High Availability
10 7 (3.65%) Open Source
11 6 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.13%) Information Architecture
11 6 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.04%) SQL
2 34 (17.71%) C#
3 25 (13.02%) Bash Shell
4 23 (11.98%) Python
5 20 (10.42%) T-SQL
5 20 (10.42%) VBScript
6 18 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 16 (8.33%) Java
8 12 (6.25%) Perl
9 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.60%) VB
10 5 (2.60%) VBA
11 4 (2.08%) C
11 4 (2.08%) Ruby
12 3 (1.56%) PHP
13 2 (1.04%) AWK
13 2 (1.04%) Korn
13 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.04%) sed
14 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.73%) Degree
2 11 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.69%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.56%) MCSE
7 2 (1.04%) CFA
7 2 (1.04%) MCP
7 2 (1.04%) MCSA
8 1 (0.52%) CCNA
8 1 (0.52%) CISA
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.52%) CISSP
8 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) MCDST
8 1 (0.52%) MCITP
8 1 (0.52%) MCSD
8 1 (0.52%) MCTS
8 1 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.08%) QA
2 4 (2.08%) SLA
3 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 53 (27.60%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.29%) XenApp
5 12 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 10 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.13%) vSphere
8 5 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.08%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.56%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.04%) Docker
11 2 (1.04%) NFS
11 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.52%) Samba
12 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (16.67%) SCCM
2 19 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.81%) Puppet
3 15 (7.81%) SCOM
4 12 (6.25%) Ansible
5 7 (3.65%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.13%) Control-M
6 6 (3.13%) Nagios
6 6 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (2.60%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.60%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.08%) Dollar Universe
8 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.08%) SELinux
9 3 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (1.56%) SCSM
9 3 (1.56%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (30.73%) Microsoft
2 45 (23.44%) VMware
3 24 (12.50%) Citrix
4 21 (10.94%) Oracle
5 13 (6.77%) Cisco
6 11 (5.73%) HP
7 10 (5.21%) Dell
7 10 (5.21%) ServiceNow
8 9 (4.69%) Splunk
9 8 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.17%) Symantec
10 6 (3.13%) Altiris
11 5 (2.60%) AppSense
11 5 (2.60%) Atlassian
11 5 (2.60%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.08%) EMC
12 4 (2.08%) F5
12 4 (2.08%) Hitachi
12 4 (2.08%) Veritas
13 3 (1.56%) Apple
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Red10
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Ebury
Rate: £500.00 - £570.00 per day
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Ebury
Rate: £500.00 - £570.00 per day
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + None
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