Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 69 93
Rank change year-on-year +8 +24 +19
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,005 3,024 2,504
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.62% 3.43% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.84% 7.90% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,335 2,099 1,657
Median daily rate £450 £463 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +6.32% +8.75%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £285
90th Percentile £581 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £425
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 69 56
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £44.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.27% +9.77%
10th Percentile £16.20 £15.47 £18.65
90th Percentile £52.95 £50.05 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £38.85 £39.32 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.20% -7.48% +1.19%

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 22,670 38,283 40,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.90% 43.45% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,489 26,994 28,338
Median daily rate £500 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +1.68% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 602 729
Median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.00 £17.43
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +2 805 £475 -2.56% 181
South East -8 356 £465 +3.33% 117
North of England +70 313 £400 - 118
South West +2 257 £463 +2.78% 43
Midlands +14 169 £475 +5.56% 64
North West +60 140 £373 -3.25% 56
West Midlands +17 110 £506 +8.87% 39
Yorkshire +45 100 £438 +8.70% 33
East of England +23 97 £425 -5.56% 39
North East +50 73 £375 -6.25% 29
East Midlands +26 58 £310 -17.33% 25
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 1,102 (54.96%) Windows
2 920 (45.89%) Azure
3 818 (40.80%) Microsoft
4 697 (34.76%) Active Directory
5 624 (31.12%) DevOps
6 530 (26.43%) Windows Server
7 498 (24.84%) VMware
8 489 (24.39%) SQL
9 408 (20.35%) Security Cleared
10 394 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
11 346 (17.26%) SQL Server
12 341 (17.01%) SCCM
13 340 (16.96%) Linux
14 337 (16.81%) Python
15 323 (16.11%) SC Cleared
16 321 (16.01%) Migration
17 320 (15.96%) Office 365
18 293 (14.61%) DNS
19 287 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
20 268 (13.37%) Windows 10
21 267 (13.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 266 (13.27%) ITIL
23 265 (13.22%) AWS
24 260 (12.97%) Finance
25 259 (12.92%) Bash Shell
26 256 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
27 249 (12.42%) .NET
28 235 (11.72%) Terraform
29 232 (11.57%) Ansible
30 229 (11.42%) C#

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
1 155 (7.73%) SharePoint
2 120 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 97 (4.84%) Skype for Business
4 88 (4.39%) IIS
5 57 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (2.69%) Confluence
7 29 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (0.80%) Apache
11 15 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 13 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.50%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.50%) CMS
15 8 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.40%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.35%) nginx
17 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
17 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 123 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.25%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.050%) Houdini
9 1 (0.050%) Maya
9 1 (0.050%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.050%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.100%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.100%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.100%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.050%) Actimize
4 1 (0.050%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 920 (45.89%) Azure
2 320 (15.96%) Office 365
3 265 (13.22%) AWS
4 192 (9.58%) IaaS
5 188 (9.38%) Power Platform
6 181 (9.03%) PaaS
7 165 (8.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 71 (3.54%) GitHub
9 65 (3.24%) SaaS
10 63 (3.14%) OneDrive
11 54 (2.69%) GCP
12 49 (2.44%) PowerApps
12 49 (2.44%) Serverless
13 45 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 28 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
15 25 (1.25%) OpenShift
16 20 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (0.95%) G Suite
18 18 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
18 18 (0.90%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 293 (14.61%) DNS
2 221 (11.02%) DHCP
3 139 (6.93%) Firewall
4 98 (4.89%) Skype
5 96 (4.79%) SAN
6 88 (4.39%) TCP/IP
7 61 (3.04%) VPN
8 58 (2.89%) LAN
9 57 (2.84%) WAN
10 40 (2.00%) NetScaler
11 33 (1.65%) Internet
12 31 (1.55%) Network Security
13 26 (1.30%) HTTP
14 25 (1.25%) NAS
15 24 (1.20%) Kerberos
15 24 (1.20%) VLAN
16 23 (1.15%) SSL
17 21 (1.05%) SMTP
18 16 (0.80%) SNMP
19 15 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 150 (7.48%) Power BI
3 113 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (3.49%) Data Lake
5 64 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (2.84%) MySQL
7 54 (2.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 52 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (1.90%) Big Data
12 35 (1.75%) HDInsight
12 35 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 35 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
13 31 (1.55%) MongoDB
14 29 (1.45%) Relational Database
15 27 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 25 (1.25%) QlikView
17 20 (1.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 204 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 147 (7.33%) Jenkins
3 108 (5.39%) JIRA
4 93 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 93 (4.64%) Visual Studio
4 93 (4.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 91 (4.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 78 (3.89%) MSI
7 75 (3.74%) TeamCity
8 66 (3.29%) Bitbucket
9 35 (1.75%) Selenium
10 28 (1.40%) GitLab
11 26 (1.30%) Subversion
12 24 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 23 (1.15%) AdminStudio
14 21 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 17 (0.85%) InstallShield
15 17 (0.85%) MSBuild
16 16 (0.80%) Maven
16 16 (0.80%) Postman
General
1 260 (12.97%) Finance
2 87 (4.34%) Public Sector
3 84 (4.19%) Banking
4 39 (1.95%) Retail
5 22 (1.10%) Law
6 20 (1.00%) Legal
7 16 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 13 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.40%) Back Office
9 8 (0.40%) Local Government
10 6 (0.30%) Electronics
10 6 (0.30%) Games
10 6 (0.30%) Marketing
10 6 (0.30%) Publishing
11 5 (0.25%) Front Office
11 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.15%) Billing
13 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (15.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 246 (12.27%) Developer
3 215 (10.72%) Azure Engineer
4 204 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 156 (7.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 135 (6.73%) Consultant
7 128 (6.38%) Architect
8 120 (5.99%) Azure DevOps
9 106 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
10 89 (4.44%) Analyst
11 85 (4.24%) PowerShell Engineer
12 70 (3.49%) Support Engineer
13 69 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
14 67 (3.34%) Automation Engineer
15 62 (3.09%) Administrator
15 62 (3.09%) Server Engineer
16 61 (3.04%) AWS Engineer
17 59 (2.94%) Applications Packager
18 57 (2.84%) Active Directory Engineer
19 54 (2.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (12.42%) .NET
2 87 (4.34%) XML
3 83 (4.14%) JSON
4 78 (3.89%) ASP.NET
5 75 (3.74%) LDAP
6 70 (3.49%) Web Services
7 69 (3.44%) HTML
7 69 (3.44%) Node.js
8 62 (3.09%) REST
9 61 (3.04%) AngularJS
10 51 (2.54%) CSS
11 49 (2.44%) SOAP
12 42 (2.09%) .NET Core
13 40 (2.00%) .NET Framework
13 40 (2.00%) SAML
14 39 (1.95%) OpenID
15 37 (1.85%) React
16 26 (1.30%) OAuth
17 25 (1.25%) YAML
18 24 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.59%) Data Centre
3 84 (4.19%) PKI
4 63 (3.14%) Public Cloud
5 56 (2.79%) Replication
6 51 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 42 (2.09%) Clustering
9 34 (1.70%) Cloud Native
10 33 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
11 28 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (1.15%) NHS
14 17 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.55%) User Experience
16 10 (0.50%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,102 (54.96%) Windows
2 530 (26.43%) Windows Server
3 340 (16.96%) Linux
4 268 (13.37%) Windows 10
5 256 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 224 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (8.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 163 (8.13%) Windows 7
9 81 (4.04%) Unix
10 71 (3.54%) Windows Server 2019
11 65 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.70%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.20%) CentOS
15 22 (1.10%) VMS
16 21 (1.05%) Android
17 20 (1.00%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.60%) Solaris
19 10 (0.50%) Windows 8
20 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (31.12%) DevOps
2 394 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (16.01%) Migration
4 267 (13.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 266 (13.27%) ITIL
6 180 (8.98%) Test Automation
7 173 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
8 172 (8.58%) Infrastructure as Code
9 171 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
10 156 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
11 123 (6.13%) Scrum
12 118 (5.89%) Analytics
13 105 (5.24%) Deployment Automation
14 104 (5.19%) Application Packaging
15 96 (4.79%) Configuration Management
16 83 (4.14%) High Availability
17 76 (3.79%) Continuous Delivery
17 76 (3.79%) Mentoring
18 74 (3.69%) Microservices
19 72 (3.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 489 (24.39%) SQL
2 337 (16.81%) Python
3 259 (12.92%) Bash Shell
4 229 (11.42%) C#
5 151 (7.53%) Java
6 124 (6.18%) JavaScript
7 92 (4.59%) VB
8 83 (4.14%) VBScript
9 76 (3.79%) T-SQL
10 64 (3.19%) Perl
11 62 (3.09%) Ruby
12 54 (2.69%) Shell Script
13 40 (2.00%) C
14 33 (1.65%) PHP
15 29 (1.45%) C++
16 21 (1.05%) VBA
17 17 (0.85%) Go
18 14 (0.70%) TypeScript
19 13 (0.65%) Korn
20 12 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 408 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 323 (16.11%) SC Cleared
3 120 (5.99%) DV Cleared
4 117 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (3.24%) MCSE
6 53 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 49 (2.44%) Degree
8 47 (2.34%) MCSA
9 39 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
11 26 (1.30%) CCA
12 20 (1.00%) CCNA
13 19 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.75%) MCITP
15 13 (0.65%) CCNP
16 12 (0.60%) CISSP
16 12 (0.60%) ISTQB
17 11 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
17 11 (0.55%) SANS
18 10 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.99%) SLA
2 56 (2.79%) QA
3 12 (0.60%) NCSC
4 11 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.55%) NIST
5 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.35%) GDPR
6 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.100%) AICPA
11 2 (0.100%) COBIT
11 2 (0.100%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.100%) GxP
11 2 (0.100%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.100%) JSP 440
System Software
1 697 (34.76%) Active Directory
2 287 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (10.72%) Docker
4 132 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 121 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 114 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
7 111 (5.54%) vSphere
8 82 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
9 60 (2.99%) XenApp
10 47 (2.34%) XenDesktop
11 35 (1.75%) VMware NSX
12 13 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.60%) NFS
14 11 (0.55%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 10 (0.50%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.50%) Firmware
16 9 (0.45%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.40%) vCloud
17 8 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 341 (17.01%) SCCM
2 235 (11.72%) Terraform
3 232 (11.57%) Ansible
4 196 (9.78%) Kubernetes
5 154 (7.68%) Puppet
6 94 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (3.39%) PowerCLI
8 65 (3.24%) SCOM
9 53 (2.64%) vCenter Server
10 52 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
11 47 (2.34%) WSUS
12 32 (1.60%) vRealize
13 30 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
14 28 (1.40%) Packer
15 26 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
16 25 (1.25%) Grafana
17 24 (1.20%) Nagios
18 19 (0.95%) ZABBIX
19 18 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
19 18 (0.90%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 818 (40.80%) Microsoft
2 498 (24.84%) VMware
3 159 (7.93%) Citrix
4 105 (5.24%) Cisco
5 99 (4.94%) Oracle
6 97 (4.84%) HP
7 71 (3.54%) Splunk
8 59 (2.94%) Tableau
9 55 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 51 (2.54%) McAfee
11 49 (2.44%) Dell
11 49 (2.44%) Symantec
12 48 (2.39%) NetApp
13 39 (1.95%) Google
14 38 (1.90%) Atlassian
15 34 (1.70%) ServiceNow
16 26 (1.30%) Veeam
17 25 (1.25%) IBM
18 24 (1.20%) EMC
19 23 (1.15%) Lumension