Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 113 119
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +44
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2257 2152 2039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.39% 2.19% 1.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.66% 5.40% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1424 1301
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £285 £268 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £382 £393
% change year-on-year +11.26% -2.68% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 42
England median hourly rate £44.00 £28.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.39% +26.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.82 £18.50 £15.20
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.83 £43.38
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £28.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year +50.65% +32.76% -19.44%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 39861 39879 40707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.17% 40.52% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28105 27625 27895
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 822 951
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.11 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London +14 1107 £450 +4.17% 97
South East +4 458 £400 +6.67% 37
North of England -26 233 £404 +18.75% 30
Midlands +58 216 £375 +10.29% 23
West Midlands +44 131 £425 +25.00% 16
North West +41 128 £413 +17.86% 11
East of England +21 126 £383 -4.38% 26
South West -4 114 £408 +23.48% 14
East Midlands +32 83 £300 -23.08% 7
Yorkshire -13 72 £413 +10.00% 15
North East -35 33 £372 +12.58% 4
South Coast - 2 - -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1377 (61.01%) Windows
2 902 (39.96%) Microsoft
3 767 (33.98%) Active Directory
4 719 (31.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 671 (29.73%) Windows Server
6 592 (26.23%) VMware
7 545 (24.15%) DevOps
8 499 (22.11%) SQL
9 464 (20.56%) SQL Server
10 450 (19.94%) Office 365
11 419 (18.56%) Linux
12 398 (17.63%) Finance
13 396 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
14 392 (17.37%) .NET
15 380 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
16 348 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 345 (15.29%) Migration
18 327 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
19 322 (14.27%) C#
20 318 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
21 303 (13.42%) SCCM
22 275 (12.18%) SharePoint
23 265 (11.74%) Python
24 261 (11.56%) Ansible
25 259 (11.48%) DNS
26 250 (11.08%) Citrix
27 241 (10.68%) ITIL
28 236 (10.46%) Security Cleared
29 235 (10.41%) TeamCity
30 218 (9.66%) Configuration Management

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 275 (12.18%) SharePoint
2 190 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 184 (8.15%) IIS
4 167 (7.40%) Skype for Business
5 111 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 88 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 87 (3.85%) Confluence
8 86 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 60 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 52 (2.30%) OpenStack
11 49 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
12 34 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
13 31 (1.37%) Apache
13 31 (1.37%) CMS
13 31 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 26 (1.15%) Tomcat
15 24 (1.06%) WebSphere
16 23 (1.02%) JBoss
16 23 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
17 20 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 80 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.044%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 35 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.089%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.044%) RMDS
8 1 (0.044%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 719 (31.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 450 (19.94%) Office 365
3 327 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
4 155 (6.87%) IaaS
5 132 (5.85%) PaaS
6 111 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 66 (2.92%) OneDrive
8 34 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (1.24%) SaaS
10 26 (1.15%) GitHub
11 19 (0.84%) npm
12 17 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.53%) Yarn
16 9 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
16 9 (0.40%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
17 8 (0.35%) Serverless
18 7 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 259 (11.48%) DNS
2 194 (8.60%) Firewall
3 159 (7.04%) DHCP
3 159 (7.04%) SAN
4 112 (4.96%) LDAP
5 101 (4.47%) Skype
5 101 (4.47%) TCP/IP
6 78 (3.46%) LAN
7 74 (3.28%) NetScaler
8 71 (3.15%) WAN
9 61 (2.70%) VPN
10 58 (2.57%) Kerberos
11 42 (1.86%) NAS
12 33 (1.46%) Internet
12 33 (1.46%) Network Security
12 33 (1.46%) Wireless
13 32 (1.42%) VSAN
14 28 (1.24%) VLAN
15 27 (1.20%) SSL
16 23 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 85 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 83 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 64 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
5 64 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 37 (1.64%) MySQL
9 36 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 32 (1.42%) Power BI
11 31 (1.37%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.24%) Relational Database
13 27 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 27 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.11%) NoSQL
15 23 (1.02%) Big Data
15 23 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 235 (10.41%) TeamCity
2 216 (9.57%) Git (software)
3 199 (8.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 194 (8.60%) Jenkins
5 184 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 111 (4.92%) JIRA
7 107 (4.74%) Visual Studio
8 87 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 80 (3.54%) MSI
10 67 (2.97%) MSBuild
11 56 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 47 (2.08%) Subversion
13 38 (1.68%) Ant
13 38 (1.68%) NuGet
14 28 (1.24%) NUnit
15 25 (1.11%) Selenium
16 22 (0.97%) Gradle
16 22 (0.97%) Maven
16 22 (0.97%) SpecFlow
17 19 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 398 (17.63%) Finance
2 197 (8.73%) Banking
3 48 (2.13%) Retail
4 40 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 35 (1.55%) Legal
6 31 (1.37%) Publishing
7 26 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 21 (0.93%) Advertising
8 21 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.93%) Marketing
9 17 (0.75%) Electronics
10 15 (0.66%) Law
11 10 (0.44%) Front Office
12 9 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.27%) Back Office
14 6 (0.27%) Retail Finance
15 5 (0.22%) French Language
16 4 (0.18%) Games
16 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 306 (13.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 288 (12.76%) Developer
3 231 (10.23%) Consultant
4 183 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
5 180 (7.98%) Analyst
6 159 (7.04%) Azure Engineer
7 156 (6.91%) Administrator
8 155 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 116 (5.14%) PowerShell Engineer
10 103 (4.56%) Architect
11 100 (4.43%) Azure DevOps
12 85 (3.77%) C# Developer
13 76 (3.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 76 (3.37%) Windows DevOps Engineer
14 65 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
15 63 (2.79%) .NET Developer
16 62 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
17 61 (2.70%) Applications Engineer
18 60 (2.66%) AWS Engineer
18 60 (2.66%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (17.37%) .NET
2 154 (6.82%) Web Services
3 116 (5.14%) XML
4 106 (4.70%) HTML
5 92 (4.08%) .NET Framework
6 91 (4.03%) REST
7 84 (3.72%) JSON
8 77 (3.41%) ASP.NET
9 72 (3.19%) AngularJS
10 64 (2.84%) CSS
10 64 (2.84%) RESTful
11 60 (2.66%) WCF
12 48 (2.13%) Entity Framework
13 44 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (1.86%) WPF
15 39 (1.73%) Middleware
15 39 (1.73%) React
16 33 (1.46%) Node.js
16 33 (1.46%) SOAP
17 32 (1.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 163 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 102 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.32%) Replication
4 62 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 60 (2.66%) Clustering
6 52 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 50 (2.22%) PKI
8 40 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.46%) User Experience
10 30 (1.33%) Fintech
11 29 (1.28%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 22 (0.97%) CESG
13 22 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (0.84%) Private Cloud
15 18 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (0.80%) Online Banking
16 16 (0.71%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.71%) Thin Client
17 15 (0.66%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1377 (61.01%) Windows
2 671 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 419 (18.56%) Linux
4 380 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 318 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 177 (7.84%) Windows 10
7 167 (7.40%) Windows 7
8 165 (7.31%) Unix
9 118 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 108 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (2.26%) CentOS
12 37 (1.64%) VMS
13 25 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 23 (1.02%) Android
15 20 (0.89%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.84%) Solaris
17 13 (0.58%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.53%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.40%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (24.15%) DevOps
2 396 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
3 345 (15.29%) Migration
4 241 (10.68%) ITIL
5 218 (9.66%) Configuration Management
6 213 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (5.67%) Scrum
8 122 (5.41%) Task Automation
9 114 (5.05%) Test Automation
10 105 (4.65%) Release Management
11 96 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 85 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
13 82 (3.63%) Open Source
14 79 (3.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 74 (3.28%) E-Commerce
16 71 (3.15%) TDD
17 70 (3.10%) Change Management
18 69 (3.06%) Workflow
19 66 (2.92%) Application Packaging
20 64 (2.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 499 (22.11%) SQL
2 322 (14.27%) C#
3 265 (11.74%) Python
4 203 (8.99%) VBScript
5 185 (8.20%) Bash Shell
5 185 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 142 (6.29%) Java
7 107 (4.74%) Perl
8 99 (4.39%) T-SQL
9 92 (4.08%) VB
10 87 (3.85%) Ruby
11 63 (2.79%) Shell Script
12 40 (1.77%) PHP
13 38 (1.68%) VBA
14 26 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 21 (0.93%) C
16 19 (0.84%) Korn
17 17 (0.75%) C++
18 16 (0.71%) AWK
18 16 (0.71%) sed
Qualifications
1 236 (10.46%) Security Cleared
2 162 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 154 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 121 (5.36%) Degree
5 103 (4.56%) MCSE
6 52 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 45 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (1.55%) MCSA
9 32 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (1.42%) MCITP
10 26 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (0.89%) MCTS
12 18 (0.80%) CCNA
13 17 (0.75%) CISSP
14 15 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 10 (0.44%) MCP
17 9 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
18 8 (0.35%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.63%) QA
2 29 (1.28%) SLA
3 14 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.31%) COBIT
7 4 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.18%) MiFID
8 3 (0.13%) PMO
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.089%) GCP
9 2 (0.089%) GDPR
10 1 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.044%) PMBOK
System Software
1 767 (33.98%) Active Directory
2 348 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (8.46%) Hyper-V
4 171 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
5 139 (6.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 106 (4.70%) XenApp
7 100 (4.43%) Docker
7 100 (4.43%) vSphere
8 87 (3.85%) XenDesktop
9 50 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (1.77%) vCloud
11 39 (1.73%) XenServer
12 37 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
13 35 (1.55%) BitLocker
14 20 (0.89%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.66%) DFS Replication
16 14 (0.62%) Samba
17 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 10 (0.44%) VirtualBox
19 9 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 303 (13.42%) SCCM
2 261 (11.56%) Ansible
3 210 (9.30%) Puppet
4 208 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
5 148 (6.56%) SCOM
6 65 (2.88%) vCenter Server
7 56 (2.48%) Terraform
8 55 (2.44%) Nagios
9 49 (2.17%) WMI
10 44 (1.95%) WSUS
11 43 (1.91%) NetBackup
11 43 (1.91%) PowerCLI
12 40 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
13 34 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
14 32 (1.42%) vRealize
15 29 (1.28%) Salt
16 28 (1.24%) AirWatch
17 25 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
17 25 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 23 (1.02%) Control-M
Vendors
1 902 (39.96%) Microsoft
2 592 (26.23%) VMware
3 250 (11.08%) Citrix
4 139 (6.16%) Oracle
5 126 (5.58%) Cisco
6 113 (5.01%) HP
7 91 (4.03%) Red Hat
8 79 (3.50%) Symantec
9 78 (3.46%) Splunk
10 77 (3.41%) McAfee
11 69 (3.06%) NetApp
12 60 (2.66%) Atlassian
13 56 (2.48%) ServiceNow
14 53 (2.35%) SolarWinds
15 48 (2.13%) IBM
16 39 (1.73%) Dell
16 39 (1.73%) EMC
17 38 (1.68%) AppSense
18 37 (1.64%) Altiris
19 33 (1.46%) SAP