Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 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
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 62 69
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +26
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,393 1,949 3,001
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.35% 3.64% 3.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.17% 8.87% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1,359 2,069
10th Percentile £300 £285 £313
25th Percentile £364 £363 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £450 £455
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% -1.10% +4.60%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £538
90th Percentile £600 £575 £594
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £454
% change year-on-year +2.22% -0.88% +6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 62
10th Percentile £22.90 £16.20 £15.38
25th Percentile £25.00 £16.50 £18.35
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.50 £32.75
Median % change year-on-year +8.86% +20.61% -24.71%
75th Percentile £58.71 £47.38 £46.66
90th Percentile £62.25 £54.35 £49.95
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £44.51 £40.16
% change year-on-year +3.35% +10.83% -1.45%

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 17,049 21,962 38,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.06% 40.97% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,175 15,615 27,327
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
25th Percentile £403 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 408 552
10th Percentile £17.36 £17.43 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.92 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.63
Median % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.23% +6.56%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £49.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in England over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell in England over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 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
London +1 725 £475 - 231
South East +12 246 £460 -0.81% 92
South West -3 113 £463 +0.54% 58
North of England -30 105 £408 +1.88% 115
Midlands -19 87 £375 -21.05% 88
North West -20 63 £375 +3.45% 73
West Midlands -20 60 £375 -25.00% 66
East of England -15 38 £400 -5.88% 29
Yorkshire -22 30 £445 -1.11% 32
East Midlands -1 26 £375 +20.97% 22
North East -13 12 £400 +9.59% 10
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 England region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 752 (53.98%) Azure
2 668 (47.95%) Windows
3 531 (38.12%) Microsoft
4 503 (36.11%) DevOps
5 471 (33.81%) Active Directory
6 328 (23.55%) SQL
7 318 (22.83%) Python
8 304 (21.82%) Windows Server
9 286 (20.53%) Terraform
10 281 (20.17%) Linux
10 281 (20.17%) VMware
11 276 (19.81%) Security Cleared
12 262 (18.81%) Microsoft 365
13 255 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
14 235 (16.87%) SQL Server
15 216 (15.51%) Finance
16 209 (15.00%) C#
17 206 (14.79%) SC Cleared
18 204 (14.64%) .NET
19 202 (14.50%) Bash Shell
20 201 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
21 197 (14.14%) AWS
22 195 (14.00%) Ansible
23 194 (13.93%) Azure Active Directory
24 192 (13.78%) SharePoint
25 187 (13.42%) Migration
26 176 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 163 (11.70%) PaaS
28 153 (10.98%) JavaScript
29 149 (10.70%) Infrastructure as Code

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
1 192 (13.78%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 49 (3.52%) Confluence
4 46 (3.30%) Skype for Business
5 45 (3.23%) IIS
6 20 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (1.36%) Apache
8 18 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.72%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.57%) DNN
13 7 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.36%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 71 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.29%) InfoPath
4 16 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.072%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.072%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.36%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.14%) HFM
4 2 (0.14%) Salerio
4 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.072%) Eikon
5 1 (0.072%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 752 (53.98%) Azure
2 262 (18.81%) Microsoft 365
3 197 (14.14%) AWS
4 194 (13.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 163 (11.70%) PaaS
6 139 (9.98%) Power Platform
7 106 (7.61%) IaaS
8 77 (5.53%) GitHub
9 61 (4.38%) SaaS
10 58 (4.16%) PowerApps
11 53 (3.80%) OneDrive
12 51 (3.66%) Serverless
13 50 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 46 (3.30%) GCP
15 38 (2.73%) Power Automate
16 36 (2.58%) OpenShift
17 29 (2.08%) Azure Functions
18 27 (1.94%) Logic Apps
19 22 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
20 19 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 131 (9.40%) DNS
2 108 (7.75%) Firewall
3 77 (5.53%) DHCP
4 55 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 50 (3.59%) SAN
5 50 (3.59%) Skype
6 34 (2.44%) VPN
7 31 (2.23%) LAN
8 30 (2.15%) WAN
9 28 (2.01%) Internet
10 25 (1.79%) NetScaler
11 21 (1.51%) VLAN
12 15 (1.08%) Network Security
13 14 (1.01%) FTP
13 14 (1.01%) NAS
13 14 (1.01%) VSAN
14 13 (0.93%) HTTP
15 12 (0.86%) SSL
16 11 (0.79%) SMTP
16 11 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.68%) Power BI
3 69 (4.95%) Azure SQL Database
4 40 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (2.58%) Cosmos DB
6 34 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (2.01%) Tableau
8 27 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.51%) Data Lake
10 20 (1.44%) MySQL
11 19 (1.36%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.15%) OLTP
13 16 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (1.08%) MongoDB
15 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (0.86%) NoSQL
17 12 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 140 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 115 (8.26%) Jenkins
3 72 (5.17%) JIRA
4 58 (4.16%) GitLab
5 52 (3.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 48 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 46 (3.30%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.37%) MSI
9 27 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 25 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 19 (1.36%) Gradle
13 18 (1.29%) JUnit
13 18 (1.29%) Maven
14 15 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (1.08%) git-flow
14 15 (1.08%) Subversion
15 14 (1.01%) Hudson
15 14 (1.01%) ReSharper
15 14 (1.01%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 216 (15.51%) Finance
2 70 (5.03%) Banking
3 48 (3.45%) Public Sector
4 22 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.51%) Retail
6 19 (1.36%) Legal
7 18 (1.29%) Marketing
8 16 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.72%) Back Office
10 10 (0.72%) Electronics
10 10 (0.72%) Front Office
10 10 (0.72%) Law
11 8 (0.57%) Publishing
12 7 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.36%) French Language
14 5 (0.36%) Military
15 4 (0.29%) International Banking
16 3 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 212 (15.22%) Azure Engineer
2 206 (14.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 167 (11.99%) Developer
4 128 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 109 (7.82%) Architect
6 103 (7.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 85 (6.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 75 (5.38%) Consultant
9 68 (4.88%) Azure DevOps
10 59 (4.24%) Analyst
11 51 (3.66%) Support Engineer
12 45 (3.23%) Administrator
13 43 (3.09%) Windows Engineer
14 40 (2.87%) Azure Architect
15 36 (2.58%) AWS Engineer
16 35 (2.51%) Security Engineer
17 33 (2.37%) DBA
17 33 (2.37%) VMware Engineer
18 28 (2.01%) Office 365 Engineer
18 28 (2.01%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (14.64%) .NET
2 70 (5.03%) JSON
3 65 (4.67%) REST
4 60 (4.31%) React
5 58 (4.16%) CSS
6 56 (4.02%) AngularJS
7 55 (3.95%) YAML
8 54 (3.88%) Web Services
9 53 (3.80%) HTML
9 53 (3.80%) XML
10 46 (3.30%) .NET Framework
11 44 (3.16%) ASP.NET
12 36 (2.58%) .NET Core
13 30 (2.15%) ASP.NET Core
13 30 (2.15%) LDAP
14 29 (2.08%) Node.js
15 24 (1.72%) jQuery
16 18 (1.29%) RESTful
16 18 (1.29%) SAML
17 16 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.74%) Data Centre
2 77 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 37 (2.66%) Cloud Native
5 34 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 33 (2.37%) Clustering
6 33 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
8 31 (2.23%) PKI
8 31 (2.23%) Replication
9 28 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (1.58%) Private Cloud
11 22 (1.58%) User Experience
12 17 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
14 13 (0.93%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.93%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
15 11 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 668 (47.95%) Windows
2 304 (21.82%) Windows Server
3 281 (20.17%) Linux
4 145 (10.41%) Windows 10
5 132 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (6.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 88 (6.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 86 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (5.53%) Unix
10 52 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (2.37%) Windows 7
12 23 (1.65%) Android
12 23 (1.65%) CentOS
13 17 (1.22%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.01%) Solaris
15 13 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.43%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.36%) AIX
18 5 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (36.11%) DevOps
2 255 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (13.42%) Migration
4 176 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 149 (10.70%) Infrastructure as Code
6 142 (10.19%) ITIL
7 132 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (9.12%) Test Automation
9 120 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 101 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
10 101 (7.25%) Configuration Management
11 97 (6.96%) Analytics
12 93 (6.68%) Scrum
13 83 (5.96%) Deployment Automation
14 79 (5.67%) Software Engineering
15 78 (5.60%) TDD
16 66 (4.74%) Microservices
17 58 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 58 (4.16%) Mentoring
18 57 (4.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (23.55%) SQL
2 318 (22.83%) Python
3 209 (15.00%) C#
4 202 (14.50%) Bash Shell
5 153 (10.98%) JavaScript
6 112 (8.04%) Java
7 62 (4.45%) TypeScript
8 61 (4.38%) Perl
9 54 (3.88%) T-SQL
10 49 (3.52%) VBScript
11 46 (3.30%) VB
12 42 (3.02%) Ruby
13 40 (2.87%) Shell Script
14 31 (2.23%) C
14 31 (2.23%) C++
15 25 (1.79%) Go
16 24 (1.72%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.01%) PHP
18 13 (0.93%) Groovy
19 12 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 276 (19.81%) Security Cleared
2 206 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 76 (5.46%) Degree
4 65 (4.67%) DV Cleared
5 62 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (2.51%) MCSE
7 26 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.93%) CCNA
10 13 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (0.72%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.72%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.72%) MCSA
12 7 (0.50%) CCNP
12 7 (0.50%) RHCE
13 6 (0.43%) CISSP
13 6 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.36%) GIAC
14 5 (0.36%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.74%) QA
2 32 (2.30%) SLA
3 15 (1.08%) NIST
4 12 (0.86%) GDPR
5 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.36%) NCSC
7 4 (0.29%) IFRS
7 4 (0.29%) WCAG
8 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.072%) GRC
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 471 (33.81%) Active Directory
2 201 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (9.91%) Docker
4 100 (7.18%) Hyper-V
5 79 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (3.59%) vSphere
7 42 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (2.30%) XenApp
10 30 (2.15%) VMware NSX
11 23 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (1.29%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.57%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.43%) Firmware
14 6 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.36%) Samba
16 4 (0.29%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 286 (20.53%) Terraform
2 195 (14.00%) Ansible
3 144 (10.34%) SCCM
4 134 (9.62%) Kubernetes
5 96 (6.89%) Puppet
6 74 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
7 70 (5.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 44 (3.16%) SCOM
9 38 (2.73%) vCenter Server
10 32 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
11 31 (2.23%) PowerCLI
12 25 (1.79%) vRealize
13 21 (1.51%) WSUS
14 13 (0.93%) Netcool
15 12 (0.86%) Packer
16 10 (0.72%) Grafana
16 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
16 10 (0.72%) Nessus
17 9 (0.65%) NetBackup
17 9 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 531 (38.12%) Microsoft
2 281 (20.17%) VMware
3 104 (7.47%) Citrix
4 101 (7.25%) Oracle
5 51 (3.66%) HP
6 48 (3.45%) Cisco
7 47 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 41 (2.94%) Dell
9 31 (2.23%) Google
9 31 (2.23%) ServiceNow
10 27 (1.94%) Databricks
11 26 (1.87%) IBM
12 24 (1.72%) McAfee
12 24 (1.72%) Splunk
13 19 (1.36%) EMC
13 19 (1.36%) NetApp
13 19 (1.36%) Qualys
13 19 (1.36%) Remedy
14 18 (1.29%) SAP
15 17 (1.22%) Atlassian