Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 18 January 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 65 55
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +17
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 87 30 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.51% 2.11% 3.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.42% 5.45% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 17 79
10th Percentile £318 £260 £285
25th Percentile £413 £318 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -11.76%
75th Percentile £541 £525 £438
90th Percentile £669 £650 £475
England median daily rate £522 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +15.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £12.00
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
75th Percentile - - £14.00
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £46.71 £49.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.11% +65.83% -27.76%

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 East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 835 550 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.67% 38.62% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 337 781
10th Percentile £285 £256 £300
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £434 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.51% +2.06% -1.73%
75th Percentile £563 £525 £494
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £550 £485 £485
% change year-on-year +13.40% - +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 37 56
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.15 £20.25
25th Percentile £40.41 £31.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate £49.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.95% -4.44% +2.27%
75th Percentile £58.75 £50.00 £49.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.75 £51.00
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +3.53%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the East of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Cambridgeshire -9 32 £450 -10.00% 21
Hertfordshire -3 28 £475 +18.75% 22
Suffolk - 14 £425 - 3
Essex -12 7 £500 +25.00% 5
Bedfordshire -14 4 £500 +150.00% 3
Norfolk -10 2 £368 - 2
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 47 (54.02%) Windows
2 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
3 42 (48.28%) Azure
4 40 (45.98%) AWS
5 38 (43.68%) Active Directory
6 35 (40.23%) Python
7 34 (39.08%) DevOps
8 32 (36.78%) VMware
9 29 (33.33%) Bash
10 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
10 26 (29.89%) Microsoft 365
11 25 (28.74%) DNS
12 24 (27.59%) Social Skills
13 23 (26.44%) Windows Server
13 23 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (24.14%) DHCP
14 21 (24.14%) ITIL
14 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2016
15 20 (22.99%) Ansible
15 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (21.84%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2019
17 18 (20.69%) Linux
18 17 (19.54%) SQL
18 17 (19.54%) SharePoint
18 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
19 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
19 16 (18.39%) Migration
19 16 (18.39%) Terraform
19 16 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineering

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 17 (19.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.64%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.90%) ArcGIS
3 6 (6.90%) IIS
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.15%) Confluence
6 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (48.28%) Azure
2 40 (45.98%) AWS
3 26 (29.89%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (21.84%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (14.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (11.49%) Amazon S3
7 10 (11.49%) Serverless
7 10 (11.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (10.34%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (10.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 9 (10.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 9 (10.34%) GCP
8 9 (10.34%) OneDrive
8 9 (10.34%) Route 53
9 6 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (6.90%) IaaS
9 6 (6.90%) PaaS
10 4 (4.60%) GitHub
11 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.74%) DNS
2 21 (24.14%) DHCP
3 11 (12.64%) Skype
4 7 (8.05%) Firewall
4 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.60%) SNMP
6 3 (3.45%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.45%) VPN
6 3 (3.45%) Wireless
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.30%) SAN
7 2 (2.30%) VSAN
7 2 (2.30%) WAN
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.15%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.15%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (6.90%) GIS
4 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.30%) DTS
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.15%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
7 1 (1.15%) Power BI
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.60%) GitLab
3 4 (4.60%) JIRA
4 3 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.30%) Spinnaker
6 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (27.59%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.34%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Finance
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (26.44%) Cloud Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) AWS Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Active Directory Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Developer
9 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Azure Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Engineering Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) Node.js
2 5 (5.75%) LDAP
3 3 (3.45%) Azure Blueprints
3 3 (3.45%) CSS
3 3 (3.45%) HTML
3 3 (3.45%) jQuery
3 3 (3.45%) React
3 3 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (2.30%) Sass
4 2 (2.30%) Web Services
5 1 (1.15%) .NET
5 1 (1.15%) ADSI
5 1 (1.15%) Ajax
5 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.15%) JSON
5 1 (1.15%) Kafka
5 1 (1.15%) Middleware
5 1 (1.15%) WSH
5 1 (1.15%) XHR
5 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Replication
2 12 (13.79%) Cloud Native
3 8 (9.20%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.60%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) CMDB
5 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.30%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (2.30%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.15%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (54.02%) Windows
2 23 (26.44%) Windows Server
3 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (20.69%) Linux
7 12 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
9 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.45%) Android
10 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.30%) Unix
12 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.15%) Solaris
12 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) DevOps
2 21 (24.14%) ITIL
3 16 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (18.39%) Migration
4 15 (17.24%) Infrastructure as Code
5 14 (16.09%) Configuration Management
6 12 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 11 (12.64%) Artificial Intelligence
7 11 (12.64%) Identity Management
7 11 (12.64%) Machine Learning
7 11 (12.64%) Project Delivery
8 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.34%) Change Management
10 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
10 8 (9.20%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.20%) Systems Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (6.90%) RBAC
12 6 (6.90%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.23%) Python
2 29 (33.33%) Bash
3 17 (19.54%) SQL
4 9 (10.34%) VB
5 7 (8.05%) C
5 7 (8.05%) Perl
6 6 (6.90%) Ruby
7 4 (4.60%) PHP
7 4 (4.60%) VBScript
8 3 (3.45%) Bicep
8 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.15%) C#
9 1 (1.15%) Go
9 1 (1.15%) Java
9 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (12.64%) AWS Certification
5 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
6 9 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (9.20%) Degree
8 3 (3.45%) MCSE
9 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.30%) Postgraduate
10 1 (1.15%) CCNA
10 1 (1.15%) CCNP
10 1 (1.15%) CISSP
10 1 (1.15%) MCSA
10 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.30%) NCSC
2 2 (2.30%) NIST
3 1 (1.15%) GPG13
3 1 (1.15%) GxP
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 38 (43.68%) Active Directory
2 23 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (9.20%) VMware NSX
5 6 (6.90%) vSphere
6 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (3.45%) Docker
8 2 (2.30%) RHEV
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) Ansible
2 16 (18.39%) Terraform
3 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (13.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 10 (11.49%) Puppet
5 10 (11.49%) SCCM
6 8 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (6.90%) Kubernetes
7 6 (6.90%) SCOM
8 4 (4.60%) Packer
9 3 (3.45%) Grafana
9 3 (3.45%) Kibana
9 3 (3.45%) Prometheus
9 3 (3.45%) WSUS
10 2 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (2.30%) vRealize
11 1 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (1.15%) QRadar
11 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (36.78%) VMware
3 14 (16.09%) Cisco
4 9 (10.34%) CloudEndure
4 9 (10.34%) Oracle
5 7 (8.05%) Citrix
6 6 (6.90%) ESRI
6 6 (6.90%) Lumension
6 6 (6.90%) Sophos
7 5 (5.75%) Google
8 4 (4.60%) McAfee
9 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.45%) LogRhythm
9 3 (3.45%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.30%) Brocade
10 2 (2.30%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.30%) Nintex
10 2 (2.30%) Samsung
10 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.30%) Splunk