The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 25 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
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 34 37
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 9 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.70% 3.19% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.00% 10.00% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 2
Median daily rate £425 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Coventry with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 60 130 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 24.69% 31.94% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 89 82
Median daily rate £353 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Coventry

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Coventry over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Coventry

For the 6 months to 25 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 Coventry region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (26.67%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) SOLID
6 3 (20.00%) YAGNI
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 3 (20.00%) NCover
6 3 (20.00%) StyleCop
6 3 (20.00%) MSTest
6 3 (20.00%) NDepend
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
6 3 (20.00%) NServiceBus
6 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (20.00%) ATDD
6 3 (20.00%) NuGet
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 3 (20.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) IaaS
2 3 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (20.00%) MSTest
1 3 (20.00%) NCover
1 3 (20.00%) NDepend
1 3 (20.00%) NuGet
1 3 (20.00%) NUnit
1 3 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (20.00%) StyleCop
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) NHibernate
3 3 (20.00%) WCF
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (6.67%) OAuth
4 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) ATDD
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (20.00%) SOLID
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) YAGNI
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Network Management
5 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CWAP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) SaltStack
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