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 27 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 84 91
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 64 83 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.94% 2.45% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 5.06% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 73 89
Median daily rate £442 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £307 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.77%  
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 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 1696 1640 2471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.33% 48.42% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1401 2034
Median daily rate £513 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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

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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

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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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 96 (57.83%) Windows
2 60 (36.14%) Microsoft
3 57 (34.34%) Finance
4 51 (30.72%) Active Directory
4 51 (30.72%) Windows Server
5 47 (28.31%) VMware
6 42 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 38 (22.89%) SQL
8 33 (19.88%) SQL Server
9 32 (19.28%) DevOps
10 31 (18.67%) SCCM
11 30 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (17.47%) Linux
12 29 (17.47%) Python
12 29 (17.47%) Banking
13 26 (15.66%) Migration
13 26 (15.66%) .NET
14 24 (14.46%) Perl
14 24 (14.46%) ITIL
14 24 (14.46%) Citrix
15 23 (13.86%) Unix
15 23 (13.86%) VBScript
15 23 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (13.25%) ServiceNow
17 21 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (12.65%) SharePoint
17 21 (12.65%) Firewall
18 19 (11.45%) C#

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 21 (12.65%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.83%) IIS
2 13 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.61%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.41%) nginx
7 4 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.20%) Confluence
9 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.60%) Apache
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.60%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (11.45%) Office 365
4 12 (7.23%) IaaS
5 7 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.01%) PaaS
7 4 (2.41%) Akamai
8 3 (1.81%) SaaS
9 2 (1.20%) GitHub
9 2 (1.20%) Trello
9 2 (1.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.65%) Firewall
2 16 (9.64%) DNS
2 16 (9.64%) SAN
3 11 (6.63%) NAS
3 11 (6.63%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.61%) DHCP
4 6 (3.61%) SNMP
5 5 (3.01%) LDAP
5 5 (3.01%) SMTP
5 5 (3.01%) VSAN
6 4 (2.41%) WAN
7 3 (1.81%) Internet
7 3 (1.81%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.81%) LAN
7 3 (1.81%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.81%) SSL
7 3 (1.81%) VPN
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.20%) Skype
8 2 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.42%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.61%) MySQL
6 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.01%) ObjectStore
7 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.01%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (2.41%) Big Data
8 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.60%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (10.24%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.63%) TeamCity
4 10 (6.02%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.02%) MSI
5 6 (3.61%) InstallShield
6 5 (3.01%) JIRA
6 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.20%) GitLab
8 2 (1.20%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.20%) NUnit
8 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.20%) Subversion
8 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.60%) MSTest
9 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.60%) WiX
General
1 57 (34.34%) Finance
2 29 (17.47%) Banking
3 5 (3.01%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.41%) Back Office
5 3 (1.81%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.81%) Front Office
5 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (14.46%) Developer
2 20 (12.05%) Analyst
3 19 (11.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (9.04%) Windows Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.83%) Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Consultant
7 10 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.82%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Architect
10 7 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) PowerShell Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Applications Packager
11 6 (3.61%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.61%) PowerShell Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.66%) .NET
2 12 (7.23%) HTML
3 11 (6.63%) XML
4 10 (6.02%) CSS
5 7 (4.22%) REST
5 7 (4.22%) SOAP
6 6 (3.61%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.01%) Web Services
7 5 (3.01%) XSL
8 4 (2.41%) Sensu
8 4 (2.41%) XSLT
9 3 (1.81%) jQuery
10 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.20%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.20%) Software Packaging
10 2 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.60%) COM
11 1 (0.60%) Middleware
11 1 (0.60%) SAX
11 1 (0.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.63%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.22%) Replication
4 5 (3.01%) Clustering
5 4 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.41%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.41%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.81%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.81%) Fintech
7 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 2 (1.20%) PKI
7 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 96 (57.83%) Windows
2 51 (30.72%) Windows Server
3 29 (17.47%) Linux
4 23 (13.86%) Unix
4 23 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.63%) Windows 10
6 11 (6.63%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.01%) CentOS
8 5 (3.01%) Solaris
9 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.28%) DevOps
2 26 (15.66%) Migration
3 24 (14.46%) ITIL
4 21 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.04%) Workflow
7 11 (6.63%) Service Management
8 10 (6.02%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (5.42%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.82%) Application Packaging
10 8 (4.82%) Asset Management
10 8 (4.82%) High Availability
10 8 (4.82%) SIEM
10 8 (4.82%) Task Automation
11 7 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (4.22%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 6 (3.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.89%) SQL
2 29 (17.47%) Python
3 24 (14.46%) Perl
4 23 (13.86%) VBScript
5 19 (11.45%) C#
6 17 (10.24%) Java
7 16 (9.64%) Bash Shell
8 15 (9.04%) T-SQL
9 11 (6.63%) JavaScript
10 8 (4.82%) Ruby
11 6 (3.61%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.01%) C++
12 5 (3.01%) Korn
13 3 (1.81%) VB
13 3 (1.81%) VBA
14 1 (0.60%) C
14 1 (0.60%) PHP
14 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.41%) MCITP
6 3 (1.81%) Degree
7 2 (1.20%) CFA
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.20%) MCSE
7 2 (1.20%) VCP6
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (30.72%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.43%) vSphere
4 13 (7.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.63%) XenDesktop
6 10 (6.02%) XenApp
7 8 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.01%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.20%) Docker
10 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.20%) Xen
11 1 (0.60%) NFS
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.60%) vCloud
11 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (18.67%) SCCM
2 19 (11.45%) SCOM
3 16 (9.64%) vCenter Server
4 15 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (8.43%) Ansible
6 10 (6.02%) Nagios
7 7 (4.22%) Backup Exec
7 7 (4.22%) NetBackup
8 5 (3.01%) Control-M
8 5 (3.01%) Dollar Universe
8 5 (3.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (2.41%) Graphite
9 4 (2.41%) HAProxy
9 4 (2.41%) logstash
9 4 (2.41%) Puppet
9 4 (2.41%) Salt
10 3 (1.81%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.81%) TADDM
11 2 (1.20%) Opsview
Vendors
1 60 (36.14%) Microsoft
2 47 (28.31%) VMware
3 24 (14.46%) Citrix
4 22 (13.25%) ServiceNow
5 18 (10.84%) Oracle
6 11 (6.63%) Splunk
7 9 (5.42%) Cisco
8 8 (4.82%) CyberArk
8 8 (4.82%) HP
9 6 (3.61%) Altiris
9 6 (3.61%) AppSense
9 6 (3.61%) EMC
9 6 (3.61%) Symantec
10 5 (3.01%) Dell
10 5 (3.01%) IBM
10 5 (3.01%) NetApp
10 5 (3.01%) Veritas
11 4 (2.41%) Hitachi
11 4 (2.41%) Perforce
11 4 (2.41%) Sybase
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