Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 105 112
Rank change year-on-year +25 +7 +9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,921 2,155 2,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.10% 2.36% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.89% 5.61% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 1,395 1,448
England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £299 £281 £271
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 47 32
England median hourly rate £41.92 £42.50 £28.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +47.19% +15.50%
10th Percentile £22.42 £15.50 £18.55
90th Percentile £51.03 £48.75 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £42.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year -1.13% +19.58% +46.67%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,369 38,408 39,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.97% 42.01% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,036 26,897 27,606
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £285
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 740 842
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £17.43 £16.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.08 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +27 1,342 £500 +11.11% 291
South East +15 561 £420 +5.00% 131
North of England +29 319 £400 +6.67% 124
South West +50 264 £425 +4.94% 71
Midlands +2 242 £400 +6.67% 82
East of England +18 183 £420 -1.18% 56
Yorkshire +44 143 £400 +6.67% 45
North West -9 141 £375 -6.25% 71
West Midlands -11 137 £413 -2.94% 57
East Midlands +13 102 £400 +25.00% 25
North East +14 35 £365 +9.77% 8
South Coast +3 3 - -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 1,673 (57.27%) Windows
2 1,221 (41.80%) Microsoft
3 1,086 (37.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,025 (35.09%) Active Directory
5 701 (24.00%) Windows Server
6 686 (23.49%) SQL
7 654 (22.39%) VMware
8 648 (22.18%) DevOps
9 611 (20.92%) SQL Server
10 584 (19.99%) Agile Software Development
11 529 (18.11%) Office 365
12 517 (17.70%) Linux
13 483 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
14 482 (16.50%) SCCM
15 481 (16.47%) .NET
16 472 (16.16%) Finance
17 446 (15.27%) Migration
18 427 (14.62%) C#
19 423 (14.48%) Security Cleared
20 419 (14.34%) Python
21 401 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
22 368 (12.60%) ITIL
23 348 (11.91%) DNS
24 342 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 330 (11.30%) SharePoint
26 327 (11.19%) Ansible
26 327 (11.19%) Windows 10
27 322 (11.02%) Citrix
28 319 (10.92%) Bash Shell
29 314 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 330 (11.30%) SharePoint
2 253 (8.66%) IIS
3 243 (8.32%) MS Exchange
4 154 (5.27%) Skype for Business
5 116 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 113 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 67 (2.29%) Confluence
7 67 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 52 (1.78%) Apache
8 52 (1.78%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 35 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 24 (0.82%) K2 blackpearl
14 23 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (0.72%) CMS
15 21 (0.72%) JBoss
16 20 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
17 18 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 130 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 16 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.17%) Windchill
9 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.068%) SPSS
10 1 (0.034%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.034%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 28 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.10%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.10%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.068%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.068%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.068%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.068%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.068%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.068%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.034%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.034%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.034%) Summit
5 1 (0.034%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,086 (37.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 529 (18.11%) Office 365
3 483 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
4 217 (7.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 214 (7.33%) IaaS
6 185 (6.33%) PaaS
7 123 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
8 107 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 107 (3.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 80 (2.74%) SaaS
10 75 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
11 74 (2.53%) Amazon S3
12 73 (2.50%) Serverless
13 65 (2.23%) OneDrive
14 52 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
14 52 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
15 44 (1.51%) Azure Functions
15 44 (1.51%) GitHub
16 29 (0.99%) Yammer
17 22 (0.75%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 348 (11.91%) DNS
2 295 (10.10%) Firewall
3 190 (6.50%) DHCP
4 130 (4.45%) SAN
5 122 (4.18%) Skype
6 112 (3.83%) VPN
7 85 (2.91%) LAN
8 84 (2.88%) TCP/IP
9 80 (2.74%) WAN
10 75 (2.57%) Internet
11 52 (1.78%) NetScaler
12 48 (1.64%) Network Security
13 44 (1.51%) NAS
13 44 (1.51%) SSL
14 42 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
15 37 (1.27%) HTTP
16 36 (1.23%) VLAN
17 35 (1.20%) Kerberos
17 35 (1.20%) Wireless
18 33 (1.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 138 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 119 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 102 (3.49%) Big Data
5 86 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 85 (2.91%) Power BI
7 78 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 78 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 61 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 53 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 52 (1.78%) Relational Database
12 49 (1.68%) NoSQL
13 48 (1.64%) Apache Hive
14 47 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
15 45 (1.54%) Impala
15 45 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
15 45 (1.54%) Sqoop
16 44 (1.51%) MySQL
16 44 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 303 (10.37%) Jenkins
2 233 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 199 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 196 (6.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 160 (5.48%) TeamCity
6 143 (4.90%) Visual Studio
7 122 (4.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 113 (3.87%) JIRA
9 103 (3.53%) MSI
10 66 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 61 (2.09%) MSBuild
12 41 (1.40%) Selenium
13 40 (1.37%) Bitbucket
13 40 (1.37%) Maven
14 31 (1.06%) AdminStudio
15 29 (0.99%) NUnit
16 27 (0.92%) Subversion
17 24 (0.82%) Gradle
18 22 (0.75%) InstallShield
18 22 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 472 (16.16%) Finance
2 163 (5.58%) Banking
3 53 (1.81%) Retail
4 48 (1.64%) Publishing
5 47 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 41 (1.40%) Front Office
7 32 (1.10%) Law
7 32 (1.10%) Marketing
8 30 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 22 (0.75%) Electronics
11 20 (0.68%) Advertising
12 19 (0.65%) Legal
13 18 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.45%) Billing
15 11 (0.38%) Back Office
15 11 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.24%) Japanese Language
16 7 (0.24%) Local Government
16 7 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 433 (14.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 368 (12.60%) Developer
3 286 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 244 (8.35%) Azure Engineer
5 217 (7.43%) Consultant
6 176 (6.03%) Analyst
7 169 (5.79%) Architect
8 161 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
9 139 (4.76%) Administrator
10 137 (4.69%) Azure DevOps
11 124 (4.25%) Support Engineer
12 122 (4.18%) AWS Engineer
13 116 (3.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 112 (3.83%) PowerShell Engineer
15 100 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
16 99 (3.39%) .NET Developer
17 94 (3.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 94 (3.22%) C# Developer
18 88 (3.01%) SharePoint Developer
19 79 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 481 (16.47%) .NET
2 166 (5.68%) JSON
3 149 (5.10%) Web Services
4 135 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 107 (3.66%) HTML
6 101 (3.46%) REST
7 83 (2.84%) jQuery
8 80 (2.74%) .NET Framework
9 78 (2.67%) CSS
10 73 (2.50%) LDAP
11 70 (2.40%) SAML
12 68 (2.33%) Middleware
13 57 (1.95%) XML
14 54 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 45 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (1.54%) Node.js
16 44 (1.51%) SOAP
17 35 (1.20%) AngularJS
17 35 (1.20%) RESTful
18 33 (1.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 163 (5.58%) Data Centre
2 135 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (4.01%) Clustering
4 82 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 75 (2.57%) PKI
5 75 (2.57%) Public Cloud
6 73 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 65 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 53 (1.81%) Wiki
9 48 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 45 (1.54%) User Experience
11 35 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 34 (1.16%) Fixed Income
13 32 (1.10%) Replication
14 31 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (0.92%) Derivative
16 23 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.79%) Fat Client
16 23 (0.79%) Thin Client
17 22 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,673 (57.27%) Windows
2 701 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 517 (17.70%) Linux
4 327 (11.19%) Windows 10
5 314 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 234 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 229 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 156 (5.34%) Unix
9 94 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 70 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 60 (2.05%) CentOS
12 36 (1.23%) Apple iOS
13 32 (1.10%) Ubuntu
14 30 (1.03%) Android
14 30 (1.03%) VMS
15 27 (0.92%) Debian
16 24 (0.82%) Windows 8
17 21 (0.72%) Mac OS
18 19 (0.65%) Windows XP
19 16 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (22.18%) DevOps
2 584 (19.99%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (15.27%) Migration
4 368 (12.60%) ITIL
5 342 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 258 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
7 192 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
8 188 (6.44%) Scrum
9 185 (6.33%) Test Automation
10 161 (5.51%) Configuration Management
11 149 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
12 122 (4.18%) Software Engineering
13 115 (3.94%) Change Management
14 111 (3.80%) Build Automation
15 107 (3.66%) Analytics
16 106 (3.63%) Deployment Automation
17 103 (3.53%) Runbook
18 102 (3.49%) Application Packaging
19 101 (3.46%) High Availability
20 99 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 686 (23.49%) SQL
2 427 (14.62%) C#
3 419 (14.34%) Python
4 319 (10.92%) Bash Shell
5 244 (8.35%) JavaScript
6 174 (5.96%) Java
7 169 (5.79%) VBScript
8 135 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 132 (4.52%) Shell Script
10 130 (4.45%) Perl
11 108 (3.70%) VB
12 94 (3.22%) Ruby
13 73 (2.50%) C
14 62 (2.12%) C++
15 54 (1.85%) Korn
16 41 (1.40%) VBA
17 29 (0.99%) Groovy
18 25 (0.86%) Go
19 22 (0.75%) PHP
20 19 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 423 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 307 (10.51%) SC Cleared
3 172 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 143 (4.90%) Degree
5 116 (3.97%) DV Cleared
6 97 (3.32%) MCSE
7 64 (2.19%) MCSA
8 56 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 45 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (1.40%) CCNA
12 31 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.06%) MCP
13 28 (0.96%) CISSP
14 23 (0.79%) AWS Certification
15 20 (0.68%) GIAC
15 20 (0.68%) MCTS
16 19 (0.65%) CEH
16 19 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (0.62%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.60%) QA
2 53 (1.81%) SLA
3 30 (1.03%) GDPR
4 14 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.38%) PMO
6 10 (0.34%) HMG Infosec
6 10 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.31%) WCAG
8 8 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.068%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.068%) HL7
10 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.068%) MiFID
10 2 (0.068%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.034%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1,025 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 401 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (7.50%) Docker
4 212 (7.26%) Hyper-V
5 194 (6.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 149 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
7 148 (5.07%) XenApp
8 131 (4.48%) vSphere
9 118 (4.04%) XenDesktop
10 105 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (1.54%) HDFS
12 40 (1.37%) BitLocker
13 35 (1.20%) DFS Replication
14 32 (1.10%) XenServer
15 25 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
16 23 (0.79%) VMware NSX
17 21 (0.72%) vCloud
17 21 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
18 19 (0.65%) Xen
19 14 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 482 (16.50%) SCCM
2 327 (11.19%) Ansible
3 283 (9.69%) Puppet
4 255 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
5 217 (7.43%) Terraform
6 140 (4.79%) Kubernetes
7 117 (4.01%) SCOM
8 81 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 81 (2.77%) WSUS
9 70 (2.40%) vCenter Server
10 58 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
10 58 (1.99%) Packer
11 55 (1.88%) Nagios
12 52 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 45 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
14 40 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
15 34 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
15 34 (1.16%) NetBackup
15 34 (1.16%) PowerCLI
15 34 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,221 (41.80%) Microsoft
2 654 (22.39%) VMware
3 322 (11.02%) Citrix
4 223 (7.63%) Oracle
5 178 (6.09%) Cisco
6 138 (4.72%) Splunk
7 111 (3.80%) HP
8 94 (3.22%) Ivanti
9 81 (2.77%) Google
10 76 (2.60%) McAfee
10 76 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 62 (2.12%) Atlassian
12 60 (2.05%) Dell
13 57 (1.95%) EMC
13 57 (1.95%) NetApp
14 56 (1.92%) ServiceNow
15 54 (1.85%) Cloudera
16 52 (1.78%) SAP
17 46 (1.57%) IBM
17 46 (1.57%) Symantec