Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 70 67
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,154 914 2,686
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.18% 3.34% 3.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.00% 7.80% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,501 622 1,782
10th Percentile £335 £313 £300
25th Percentile £413 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +1.41%
75th Percentile £588 £525 £538
90th Percentile £650 £599 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 58
10th Percentile £18.16 £18.88 £16.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £35.16 £22.44
Median hourly rate £25.50 £46.75 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -45.45% +10.00% +1.57%
75th Percentile £53.75 £58.50 £55.06
90th Percentile £63.55 £65.25 £82.50
UK median hourly rate £45.18 £49.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.73% +16.47% +0.56%

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 26,927 11,713 32,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.70% 42.84% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,699 8,320 23,097
10th Percentile £363 £310 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £488
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £594 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 240 582
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.17 £18.02
25th Percentile £25.31 £20.94 £33.44
Median hourly rate £45.50 £37.93 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.97% -15.72% +7.14%
75th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £67.73 £55.78 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £38.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -13.48% +6.55%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +10 1,132 £525 +7.69% 355
South East -7 309 £490 +3.16% 159
North of England -1 211 £475 +18.75% 156
North West -4 135 £500 +24.22% 96
Midlands -32 134 £450 +5.88% 133
South West -30 115 £498 +10.77% 60
West Midlands -45 88 £475 +5.56% 85
East of England -11 78 £435 -13.00% 74
Yorkshire +3 73 £475 +2.70% 43
East Midlands -16 46 £444 +14.52% 48
North East -12 3 £450 +33.33% 17
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 1,123 (52.14%) Azure
2 998 (46.33%) Windows
3 843 (39.14%) Microsoft
4 810 (37.60%) DevOps
5 740 (34.35%) Active Directory
6 554 (25.72%) Python
7 511 (23.72%) SQL
8 481 (22.33%) VMware
9 474 (22.01%) Terraform
10 430 (19.96%) Linux
11 426 (19.78%) Windows Server
12 425 (19.73%) Microsoft 365
13 408 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
14 406 (18.85%) AWS
14 406 (18.85%) Bash Shell
15 378 (17.55%) Social Skills
16 374 (17.36%) Security Cleared
17 355 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 345 (16.02%) Migration
19 333 (15.46%) SQL Server
20 327 (15.18%) Ansible
21 314 (14.58%) C#
22 301 (13.97%) Finance
23 299 (13.88%) Infrastructure as Code
24 293 (13.60%) Kubernetes
25 272 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
26 269 (12.49%) SC Cleared
27 266 (12.35%) Docker
28 265 (12.30%) Git (software)
28 265 (12.30%) DNS

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
1 247 (11.47%) SharePoint
2 88 (4.09%) IIS
3 81 (3.76%) MS Exchange
4 74 (3.44%) Confluence
5 38 (1.76%) Skype for Business
6 33 (1.53%) Apache
7 29 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 25 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (0.93%) ArcGIS
10 19 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.51%) Mule
15 9 (0.42%) CMS
15 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.37%) nginx
16 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 114 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 21 (0.97%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.14%) ContrOCC
5 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.046%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.046%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.046%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 1,123 (52.14%) Azure
2 425 (19.73%) Microsoft 365
3 406 (18.85%) AWS
4 272 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 257 (11.93%) PaaS
6 205 (9.52%) IaaS
7 159 (7.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 151 (7.01%) Power Platform
9 139 (6.45%) GitHub
10 106 (4.92%) Serverless
11 99 (4.60%) SaaS
12 81 (3.76%) GCP
13 78 (3.62%) OneDrive
14 67 (3.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 64 (2.97%) Azure Data Factory
16 58 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
17 52 (2.41%) Azure Storage
18 49 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
19 46 (2.14%) Azure Functions
20 45 (2.09%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 265 (12.30%) DNS
2 235 (10.91%) Firewall
3 168 (7.80%) DHCP
4 101 (4.69%) VPN
5 90 (4.18%) TCP/IP
6 65 (3.02%) WAN
7 58 (2.69%) Network Security
8 57 (2.65%) Internet
9 56 (2.60%) SAN
10 46 (2.14%) LAN
11 38 (1.76%) Skype
12 34 (1.58%) SSL
13 24 (1.11%) SMTP
13 24 (1.11%) VSAN
14 23 (1.07%) HTTP
14 23 (1.07%) Unified Communications
14 23 (1.07%) VLAN
15 21 (0.97%) NetScaler
15 21 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
16 20 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 110 (5.11%) Power BI
3 85 (3.95%) Data Lake
4 72 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 56 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 41 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 35 (1.62%) MySQL
9 35 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 35 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
9 35 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (1.39%) Big Data
11 27 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 27 (1.25%) Tableau
12 24 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
13 23 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 265 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 243 (11.28%) Jenkins
3 129 (5.99%) JIRA
4 112 (5.20%) TeamCity
5 81 (3.76%) GitLab
6 63 (2.92%) Maven
7 51 (2.37%) Visual Studio
8 47 (2.18%) Gradle
9 35 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 34 (1.58%) Bitbucket
10 34 (1.58%) Subversion
11 33 (1.53%) MSI
11 33 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 33 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
13 26 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (1.21%) Postman
13 26 (1.21%) SonarQube
14 25 (1.16%) Selenium
15 19 (0.88%) MSBuild
General
1 378 (17.55%) Social Skills
2 301 (13.97%) Finance
3 121 (5.62%) Banking
4 116 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 108 (5.01%) Public Sector
6 38 (1.76%) Documentation Skills
6 38 (1.76%) Retail
7 37 (1.72%) Legal
8 24 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.84%) Marketing
11 17 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
12 15 (0.70%) Electronics
12 15 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.70%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.56%) Law
14 9 (0.42%) Digital Economy
14 9 (0.42%) Local Government
14 9 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.42%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 304 (14.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 277 (12.86%) Azure Engineer
3 240 (11.14%) Developer
4 204 (9.47%) Architect
5 184 (8.54%) Cloud Engineer
6 179 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 127 (5.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 114 (5.29%) Consultant
9 96 (4.46%) Azure DevOps
10 86 (3.99%) Administrator
11 84 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
12 82 (3.81%) Analyst
13 73 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
14 70 (3.25%) Support Engineer
15 65 (3.02%) Azure Architect
16 57 (2.65%) Platform Engineer
17 56 (2.60%) Security Engineer
18 55 (2.55%) Windows Engineer
19 53 (2.46%) .NET Developer
20 51 (2.37%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (11.33%) .NET
2 139 (6.45%) ARM Templates
3 125 (5.80%) Web Services
4 110 (5.11%) HTML
5 100 (4.64%) CSS
6 97 (4.50%) JSON
7 92 (4.27%) XML
8 87 (4.04%) REST
9 85 (3.95%) YAML
10 75 (3.48%) ASP.NET
11 62 (2.88%) LDAP
12 59 (2.74%) .NET Framework
13 53 (2.46%) Node.js
14 50 (2.32%) AngularJS
15 48 (2.23%) SAML
16 47 (2.18%) React
17 46 (2.14%) SOAP
18 40 (1.86%) HTML5
19 39 (1.81%) OAuth
20 38 (1.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 82 (3.81%) Cloud Native
3 81 (3.76%) Public Cloud
4 52 (2.41%) Clustering
5 49 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
6 47 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
7 38 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.67%) Replication
10 34 (1.58%) PKI
11 30 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.11%) Virtual Team
14 23 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.79%) Legacy Applications
16 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
16 14 (0.65%) Mobile App
17 12 (0.56%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.56%) NHS
18 11 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 998 (46.33%) Windows
2 430 (19.96%) Linux
3 426 (19.78%) Windows Server
4 178 (8.26%) Windows 10
5 172 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (5.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 114 (5.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 101 (4.69%) Unix
9 78 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 64 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (2.41%) Windows 7
12 38 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.62%) Android
14 31 (1.44%) Ubuntu
15 23 (1.07%) CentOS
16 21 (0.97%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (0.70%) VMS
19 7 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
20 5 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (37.60%) DevOps
2 408 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
3 345 (16.02%) Migration
4 299 (13.88%) Infrastructure as Code
5 256 (11.88%) ITIL
6 218 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 187 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
8 179 (8.31%) Analytics
9 163 (7.57%) Configuration Management
10 132 (6.13%) Test Automation
11 117 (5.43%) Scrum
12 113 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
13 109 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
14 106 (4.92%) Deployment Automation
15 104 (4.83%) Change Management
16 89 (4.13%) Microservices
16 89 (4.13%) Task Automation
17 85 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
18 81 (3.76%) Release Management
19 78 (3.62%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 554 (25.72%) Python
2 511 (23.72%) SQL
3 406 (18.85%) Bash Shell
4 314 (14.58%) C#
5 233 (10.82%) Java
6 216 (10.03%) JavaScript
7 82 (3.81%) T-SQL
8 69 (3.20%) VBScript
9 67 (3.11%) C
9 67 (3.11%) Shell Script
10 65 (3.02%) VB
11 54 (2.51%) Perl
12 49 (2.27%) Ruby
13 48 (2.23%) TypeScript
14 35 (1.62%) Go
15 34 (1.58%) PHP
16 26 (1.21%) Scala
16 26 (1.21%) VB.NET
17 25 (1.16%) C++
17 25 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 374 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 269 (12.49%) SC Cleared
3 115 (5.34%) DV Cleared
4 93 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (4.04%) Degree
6 50 (2.32%) AWS Certification
6 50 (2.32%) MCSE
7 42 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.16%) CCNA
9 23 (1.07%) MCSA
10 20 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (0.51%) CISSP
13 11 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.32%) CCNP
14 7 (0.32%) MCITP
15 6 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.23%) MCP
16 5 (0.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.74%) SLA
2 45 (2.09%) QA
3 41 (1.90%) GDPR
4 20 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.84%) NIST
6 12 (0.56%) NCSC
7 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.32%) SOC 2
9 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.093%) Accessibility
12 2 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.093%) GRC
12 2 (0.093%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.046%) IFRS
13 1 (0.046%) PMO
13 1 (0.046%) SOC 1
System Software
1 740 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 355 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 266 (12.35%) Docker
4 104 (4.83%) vSphere
5 97 (4.50%) Hyper-V
6 78 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
7 54 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 53 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (2.27%) XenApp
11 44 (2.04%) VMware NSX
12 31 (1.44%) XenDesktop
13 28 (1.30%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.51%) NFS
16 7 (0.32%) LXC
17 6 (0.28%) DFS Replication
17 6 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
17 6 (0.28%) vCloud
17 6 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 474 (22.01%) Terraform
2 327 (15.18%) Ansible
3 293 (13.60%) Kubernetes
4 247 (11.47%) SCCM
5 142 (6.59%) Puppet
6 139 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 93 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
8 86 (3.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 45 (2.09%) SCOM
9 45 (2.09%) vCenter Server
9 45 (2.09%) WSUS
10 43 (2.00%) vRealize
11 40 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
12 31 (1.44%) PowerCLI
13 28 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
13 28 (1.30%) Packer
14 23 (1.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 14 (0.65%) Nagios
15 14 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 14 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 843 (39.14%) Microsoft
2 481 (22.33%) VMware
3 158 (7.34%) Citrix
4 134 (6.22%) Cisco
5 113 (5.25%) Oracle
6 87 (4.04%) Databricks
7 83 (3.85%) Splunk
8 77 (3.57%) ServiceNow
9 66 (3.06%) Red Hat
10 57 (2.65%) HP
11 48 (2.23%) NetApp
12 45 (2.09%) Ivanti
13 44 (2.04%) Dell
14 42 (1.95%) SolarWinds
15 38 (1.76%) CyberArk
16 36 (1.67%) IBM
17 35 (1.62%) SAP
18 33 (1.53%) EMC
18 33 (1.53%) Google
19 31 (1.44%) Atlassian