Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 63 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,951 1,181 2,902
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.45% 3.54% 3.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.49% 8.44% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 822 1,942
10th Percentile £316 £306 £300
25th Percentile £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £538
90th Percentile £635 £575 £625
UK median daily rate £493 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +9.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 50
10th Percentile £20.70 £19.55 £16.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £34.42 £20.94
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.76 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.80% +62.75% -33.78%
75th Percentile £55.00 £47.99 £45.56
90th Percentile £62.25 £56.30 £53.08
UK median hourly rate £45.18 £47.17 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.21% +15.04% -1.28%

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 22,984 13,986 36,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.67% 41.89% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,479 10,005 25,526
10th Percentile £346 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 243 589
10th Percentile £16.20 £15.35 £20.30
25th Percentile £24.75 £22.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.43%
75th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.57
% change year-on-year - -4.63% +8.70%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -3 994 £500 +2.56% 314
South East +10 331 £450 -5.26% 131
North of England +4 187 £450 +12.50% 131
South West +1 137 £475 +5.44% 62
North West -1 112 £450 +20.00% 86
Midlands -39 106 £400 -15.79% 112
West Midlands -50 68 £406 -22.62% 72
Yorkshire +9 64 £475 +11.76% 34
East of England -5 56 £381 -23.75% 57
East Midlands -3 36 £375 +11.94% 40
North East -6 11 £438 +9.38% 11
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,032 (52.90%) Azure
2 906 (46.44%) Windows
3 753 (38.60%) Microsoft
4 694 (35.57%) DevOps
5 672 (34.44%) Active Directory
6 475 (24.35%) Python
7 445 (22.81%) SQL
8 431 (22.09%) VMware
9 397 (20.35%) Windows Server
10 387 (19.84%) Linux
11 380 (19.48%) Social Skills
12 379 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
13 376 (19.27%) Microsoft 365
14 371 (19.02%) Terraform
15 365 (18.71%) Security Cleared
16 323 (16.56%) AWS
17 305 (15.63%) SQL Server
18 299 (15.33%) Finance
19 298 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 294 (15.07%) Bash Shell
21 276 (14.15%) Azure Active Directory
22 274 (14.04%) SC Cleared
23 270 (13.84%) Ansible
24 268 (13.74%) C#
25 248 (12.71%) Migration
26 242 (12.40%) SharePoint
27 234 (11.99%) PaaS
28 222 (11.38%) SCCM
29 217 (11.12%) Java
30 214 (10.97%) .NET

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
1 242 (12.40%) SharePoint
2 88 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 63 (3.23%) IIS
4 60 (3.08%) Confluence
5 49 (2.51%) Skype for Business
6 29 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (1.18%) Apache
8 23 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.56%) Mule
12 11 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.51%) MS Project Server
14 8 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 108 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.87%) InfoPath
5 16 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.051%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.051%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.46%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.051%) Eikon
6 1 (0.051%) Primavera
6 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,032 (52.90%) Azure
2 376 (19.27%) Microsoft 365
3 323 (16.56%) AWS
4 276 (14.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 234 (11.99%) PaaS
6 176 (9.02%) IaaS
7 171 (8.76%) Power Platform
8 124 (6.36%) GitHub
9 88 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 86 (4.41%) SaaS
11 68 (3.49%) Serverless
12 67 (3.43%) GCP
13 66 (3.38%) OneDrive
14 62 (3.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 53 (2.72%) PowerApps
16 51 (2.61%) Azure Data Factory
17 46 (2.36%) Power Automate
18 38 (1.95%) Azure Storage
19 37 (1.90%) Azure Key Vault
19 37 (1.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 201 (10.30%) DNS
2 183 (9.38%) Firewall
3 127 (6.51%) DHCP
4 74 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 71 (3.64%) VPN
6 55 (2.82%) SAN
7 51 (2.61%) Skype
8 45 (2.31%) WAN
9 44 (2.26%) LAN
10 43 (2.20%) Network Security
11 39 (2.00%) Internet
12 28 (1.44%) NetScaler
12 28 (1.44%) VLAN
13 26 (1.33%) VSAN
14 19 (0.97%) SSL
15 18 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (0.92%) SMTP
16 17 (0.87%) Unified Communications
17 16 (0.82%) FTP
17 16 (0.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 123 (6.30%) Power BI
3 75 (3.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 57 (2.92%) Data Lake
5 54 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (2.10%) MySQL
8 39 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (1.79%) Tableau
10 33 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (1.44%) Relational Database
12 27 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
14 24 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.18%) MongoDB
16 21 (1.08%) Big Data
17 19 (0.97%) NoSQL
17 19 (0.97%) Oracle Database
18 18 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 188 (9.64%) Git (software)
1 188 (9.64%) Jenkins
2 97 (4.97%) JIRA
3 65 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 60 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 56 (2.87%) GitLab
6 54 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 43 (2.20%) Maven
8 37 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (1.79%) MSI
10 31 (1.59%) Gradle
11 25 (1.28%) Postman
12 24 (1.23%) Subversion
13 22 (1.13%) Bitbucket
14 20 (1.03%) Selenium
15 17 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (0.82%) JUnit
16 16 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (0.72%) SonarQube
18 11 (0.56%) Chocolatey
General
1 380 (19.48%) Social Skills
2 299 (15.33%) Finance
3 103 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (4.66%) Banking
5 74 (3.79%) Public Sector
6 51 (2.61%) Documentation Skills
7 28 (1.44%) Legal
8 25 (1.28%) Marketing
9 22 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
9 22 (1.13%) Retail
10 17 (0.87%) Electronics
10 17 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
11 16 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
13 12 (0.62%) Law
14 11 (0.56%) Publishing
15 10 (0.51%) Front Office
15 10 (0.51%) Military
16 9 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 284 (14.56%) Azure Engineer
2 269 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 229 (11.74%) Developer
4 191 (9.79%) Architect
5 169 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 148 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 129 (6.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 102 (5.23%) Consultant
9 85 (4.36%) Azure DevOps
10 80 (4.10%) Analyst
11 64 (3.28%) Support Engineer
12 63 (3.23%) Administrator
13 62 (3.18%) Cloud Architect
13 62 (3.18%) Windows Engineer
14 54 (2.77%) Azure Architect
15 51 (2.61%) Security Engineer
16 49 (2.51%) AWS Engineer
17 46 (2.36%) Platform Engineer
18 45 (2.31%) C# Developer
19 42 (2.15%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (10.97%) .NET
2 104 (5.33%) XML
3 101 (5.18%) JSON
4 90 (4.61%) YAML
5 89 (4.56%) REST
6 86 (4.41%) HTML
7 83 (4.25%) Web Services
8 71 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 68 (3.49%) CSS
10 60 (3.08%) React
11 56 (2.87%) LDAP
12 54 (2.77%) ASP.NET
13 48 (2.46%) Node.js
14 45 (2.31%) SAML
15 43 (2.20%) .NET Framework
15 43 (2.20%) SOAP
16 32 (1.64%) Kafka
17 28 (1.44%) .NET Core
18 27 (1.38%) OAuth
19 24 (1.23%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 111 (5.69%) Data Centre
2 80 (4.10%) Public Cloud
3 55 (2.82%) Clustering
4 42 (2.15%) Cloud Native
5 40 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (2.00%) PKI
7 33 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
7 33 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (1.59%) Replication
9 29 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
11 25 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 21 (1.08%) User Experience
14 20 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 17 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
16 11 (0.56%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.56%) NHS
17 10 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 906 (46.44%) Windows
2 397 (20.35%) Windows Server
3 387 (19.84%) Linux
4 173 (8.87%) Windows 10
5 164 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 115 (5.89%) Windows Server 2019
7 113 (5.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 86 (4.41%) Unix
8 86 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 71 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 35 (1.79%) Windows 7
11 29 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.33%) Android
13 24 (1.23%) CentOS
14 21 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.51%) Solaris
16 8 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.41%) VMS
17 7 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (35.57%) DevOps
2 379 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
3 248 (12.71%) Migration
4 213 (10.92%) Infrastructure as Code
4 213 (10.92%) ITIL
5 209 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 173 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
7 152 (7.79%) Test Automation
8 140 (7.18%) Scrum
9 134 (6.87%) Configuration Management
10 123 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
11 119 (6.10%) Analytics
12 116 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
13 110 (5.64%) Deployment Automation
14 109 (5.59%) Change Management
15 92 (4.72%) TDD
16 90 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
17 87 (4.46%) Microservices
18 84 (4.31%) Infrastructure Automation
19 75 (3.84%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 475 (24.35%) Python
2 445 (22.81%) SQL
3 294 (15.07%) Bash Shell
4 268 (13.74%) C#
5 217 (11.12%) Java
6 196 (10.05%) JavaScript
7 73 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 69 (3.54%) Shell Script
9 64 (3.28%) TypeScript
10 62 (3.18%) Perl
11 61 (3.13%) VBScript
12 57 (2.92%) C
13 47 (2.41%) Ruby
14 45 (2.31%) VB
15 39 (2.00%) PHP
16 33 (1.69%) C++
17 31 (1.59%) Go
18 30 (1.54%) PL/SQL
19 24 (1.23%) VBA
20 21 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 365 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 274 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 101 (5.18%) Degree
4 100 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 74 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (2.61%) MCSE
7 42 (2.15%) AWS Certification
8 32 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (1.18%) CCNA
11 22 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (0.67%) MCSA
13 11 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.51%) CISSP
15 8 (0.41%) GIAC
16 7 (0.36%) CCNP
16 7 (0.36%) Master's Degree
17 6 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.28%) QA
2 44 (2.26%) SLA
3 32 (1.64%) GDPR
4 20 (1.03%) NIST
5 16 (0.82%) NCSC
6 11 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.26%) Accessibility
10 5 (0.26%) IFRS
11 4 (0.21%) WCAG
12 3 (0.15%) COBIT
13 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.10%) GRC
13 2 (0.10%) PMO
14 1 (0.051%) GPG13
14 1 (0.051%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.051%) SOC 2
System Software
1 672 (34.44%) Active Directory
2 298 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (10.25%) Docker
4 116 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 100 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
6 92 (4.72%) vSphere
7 60 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 60 (3.08%) XenApp
8 42 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 37 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.74%) VMware NSX
11 31 (1.59%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.56%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.31%) Firmware
15 6 (0.31%) NFS
15 6 (0.31%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.26%) LXC
Systems Management
1 371 (19.02%) Terraform
2 270 (13.84%) Ansible
3 222 (11.38%) SCCM
4 195 (9.99%) Kubernetes
5 160 (8.20%) Puppet
6 112 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 108 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
8 74 (3.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 49 (2.51%) vCenter Server
10 48 (2.46%) SCOM
11 46 (2.36%) vRealize
12 40 (2.05%) WSUS
13 36 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
14 31 (1.59%) PowerCLI
15 24 (1.23%) Packer
16 21 (1.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 20 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
19 15 (0.77%) Nessus
20 12 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 753 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 431 (22.09%) VMware
3 153 (7.84%) Citrix
4 118 (6.05%) Oracle
5 79 (4.05%) Cisco
6 72 (3.69%) ServiceNow
7 65 (3.33%) Splunk
8 62 (3.18%) Red Hat
9 58 (2.97%) Databricks
10 56 (2.87%) HP
11 55 (2.82%) NetApp
12 49 (2.51%) Dell
13 39 (2.00%) SolarWinds
14 37 (1.90%) EMC
15 36 (1.85%) IBM
16 35 (1.79%) Ivanti
16 35 (1.79%) McAfee
17 34 (1.74%) Google
18 33 (1.69%) CyberArk
19 32 (1.64%) Symantec