Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 57 79
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22 -3
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 66 34 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.74% 2.90% 2.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.90% 6.75% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 60
10th Percentile £260 £313 £300
25th Percentile £315 £323 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £500 £400
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00% +6.24%
75th Percentile £524 £525 £446
90th Percentile £725 " £504
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £46.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -46.24% +32.86% -16.67%

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 835 504 1,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 34.63% 42.97% 38.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 332 958
10th Percentile £215 £301 £307
25th Percentile £338 £362 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £518
90th Percentile £623 £575 £596
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 22 51
10th Percentile £16.35 £13.98 £41.25
25th Percentile £26.34 £33.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.75 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.57% -3.68% +9.20%
75th Percentile £54.31 £49.69 £50.00
90th Percentile £58.88 £57.25 £51.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +7.14%

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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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -8 33 £355 -29.00% 27
Hertfordshire -13 23 £450 -10.00% 25
Bedfordshire - 5 £521 - 3
Suffolk - 2 £400 - 4
Essex - 2 - - 8
Norfolk -11 1 £300 -25.00% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (48.48%) Windows
3 28 (42.42%) Azure
4 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
5 21 (31.82%) Python
5 21 (31.82%) VMware
6 19 (28.79%) DevOps
7 17 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
8 16 (24.24%) Linux
9 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
9 15 (22.73%) SCCM
9 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (22.73%) Windows Server
10 14 (21.21%) DNS
11 13 (19.70%) Migration
11 13 (19.70%) AWS
11 13 (19.70%) Bash Shell
12 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
13 11 (16.67%) SQL
14 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
14 10 (15.15%) Social Skills
15 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 9 (13.64%) Kubernetes
15 9 (13.64%) Skype
15 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
15 9 (13.64%) Ansible
15 9 (13.64%) Docker
15 9 (13.64%) Skype for Business

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 9 (13.64%) Skype for Business
2 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.06%) ArcGIS
5 3 (4.55%) IIS
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.52%) Confluence
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.06%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (42.42%) Azure
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (19.70%) AWS
4 7 (10.61%) GCP
5 6 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (6.06%) OneDrive
6 4 (6.06%) Power Automate
6 4 (6.06%) Power Platform
6 4 (6.06%) PowerApps
7 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.03%) Akamai
8 2 (3.03%) GitHub
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.52%) AWS CodeCommit
9 1 (1.52%) Azure Pipelines
9 1 (1.52%) IaaS
9 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.52%) PaaS
9 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) DNS
2 9 (13.64%) Skype
3 7 (10.61%) DHCP
3 7 (10.61%) Firewall
3 7 (10.61%) Wireless
4 5 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (7.58%) SNMP
4 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.06%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.06%) VPN
5 4 (6.06%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.55%) Kerberos
7 2 (3.03%) HTTP
7 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.03%) LAN
7 2 (3.03%) SAN
7 2 (3.03%) WAN
8 1 (1.52%) Intranet
8 1 (1.52%) IPv4
8 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) GIS
3 2 (3.03%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
1 8 (12.12%) JIRA
2 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.61%) GitLab
3 6 (9.09%) Spinnaker
4 3 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.52%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.52%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.52%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.52%) MSI
6 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (15.15%) Social Skills
2 9 (13.64%) Retail
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) Electronics
4 4 (6.06%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Finance
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Analyst
2 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) LDAP
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Graph
2 3 (4.55%) Node.js
3 2 (3.03%) .NET
3 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) CSS
4 1 (1.52%) Express
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (1.52%) Kafka
4 1 (1.52%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.52%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.52%) OpenID
4 1 (1.52%) REST
4 1 (1.52%) SAML
4 1 (1.52%) XHR
4 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
1 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.06%) PKI
2 3 (4.55%) Replication
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (3.03%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.52%) CMDB
4 1 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (48.48%) Windows
2 16 (24.24%) Linux
3 15 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (9.09%) Ubuntu
7 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (7.58%) Unix
9 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) DevOps
2 13 (19.70%) Migration
3 9 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (12.12%) ITIL
4 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.61%) Information Security
6 6 (9.09%) Systems Engineering
7 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.58%) Forensic Analysis
7 5 (7.58%) SIEM
8 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.06%) Image Processing
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (6.06%) Service Design
8 4 (6.06%) Statistics
8 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) Python
2 13 (19.70%) Bash Shell
3 11 (16.67%) SQL
4 8 (12.12%) VB
5 5 (7.58%) C
5 5 (7.58%) VBScript
6 4 (6.06%) Perl
7 3 (4.55%) C#
7 3 (4.55%) Java
7 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.55%) PHP
8 2 (3.03%) C++
8 2 (3.03%) Ruby
9 1 (1.52%) Go
9 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.61%) Degree
3 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.03%) MCSE
6 2 (3.03%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.52%) CISM
7 1 (1.52%) CISSP
7 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.52%) MCSA
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) NIST
3 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.52%) GxP
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.64%) Docker
4 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
5 6 (9.09%) VMware NSX
6 4 (6.06%) XenApp
7 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.55%) vSphere
8 2 (3.03%) Firmware
8 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) SCCM
2 9 (13.64%) Ansible
2 9 (13.64%) Kubernetes
3 6 (9.09%) Terraform
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (7.58%) Puppet
5 4 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (3.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (3.03%) SCOM
7 2 (3.03%) vCenter Server
7 2 (3.03%) vRealize
8 1 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (1.52%) Packer
8 1 (1.52%) WSUS
8 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) VMware
3 9 (13.64%) Cisco
4 8 (12.12%) Citrix
5 7 (10.61%) Oracle
6 6 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.58%) Google
7 5 (7.58%) Palo Alto
7 5 (7.58%) Splunk
8 4 (6.06%) ESRI
8 4 (6.06%) Lumension
8 4 (6.06%) Sonus
8 4 (6.06%) Sophos
9 3 (4.55%) F5
9 3 (4.55%) LogRhythm
9 3 (4.55%) Symantec
10 2 (3.03%) Ivanti
10 2 (3.03%) Zscaler
11 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.52%) IronPort