Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 78 101
Rank change year-on-year +15 +23 +26
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,541 3,174 2,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.52% 3.31% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.49% 7.33% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,672 2,119 1,532
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £285
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 72 56
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.53 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.72% -4.53% +52.63%
10th Percentile £16.20 £17.20 £15.82
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.00 £52.63
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% -2.33% +48.28%

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 29,930 43,297 40,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.47% 45.11% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,833 30,828 28,460
England median daily rate £488 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.15% +9.41%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 631 728
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +5.48% +2.56%
10th Percentile £16.80 £17.50 £16.34
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.33
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +1.27%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 1,022 £500 - 295
South East +16 531 £450 +5.88% 145
North of England +34 332 £413 +3.13% 126
South West -11 286 £427 +0.47% 57
Midlands +40 229 £450 +12.50% 87
North West +42 176 £400 +1.91% 68
West Midlands +51 160 £475 +11.76% 62
East of England +11 133 £400 -5.88% 49
Yorkshire +26 118 £425 +6.25% 47
East Midlands +23 69 £325 -18.75% 25
North East +30 38 £434 +23.93% 11
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 1,410 (55.49%) Windows
2 1,177 (46.32%) Azure
3 1,027 (40.42%) Microsoft
4 869 (34.20%) Active Directory
5 745 (29.32%) DevOps
6 711 (27.98%) SQL
7 623 (24.52%) Windows Server
8 550 (21.65%) VMware
9 533 (20.98%) Office 365
10 529 (20.82%) SQL Server
11 499 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
12 486 (19.13%) SCCM
13 457 (17.99%) Linux
14 425 (16.73%) Security Cleared
15 411 (16.17%) Python
16 399 (15.70%) DNS
17 392 (15.43%) Migration
18 375 (14.76%) Finance
19 366 (14.40%) AWS
20 346 (13.62%) .NET
21 344 (13.54%) C#
22 340 (13.38%) Windows 10
23 336 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 333 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
25 325 (12.79%) ITIL
26 306 (12.04%) SC Cleared
27 276 (10.86%) Bash Shell
28 271 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
29 269 (10.59%) Ansible
30 260 (10.23%) SharePoint

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
1 260 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 166 (6.53%) MS Exchange
3 154 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 129 (5.08%) IIS
5 83 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 57 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (1.81%) Confluence
8 36 (1.42%) Apache
9 23 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.59%) nginx
12 14 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.39%) K2 blackpearl
15 10 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 148 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.079%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.039%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.039%) Houdini
9 1 (0.039%) Maya
9 1 (0.039%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.24%) Misys Opics
4 3 (0.12%) Magento
4 3 (0.12%) Relativity
4 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.079%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.079%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.039%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.039%) Eikon
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.039%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 1,177 (46.32%) Azure
2 533 (20.98%) Office 365
3 366 (14.40%) AWS
4 232 (9.13%) PaaS
5 224 (8.82%) IaaS
6 223 (8.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 196 (7.71%) Power Platform
8 128 (5.04%) SaaS
9 109 (4.29%) GitHub
10 71 (2.79%) Serverless
11 50 (1.97%) GCP
12 46 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 46 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
13 45 (1.77%) OneDrive
14 39 (1.53%) OpenShift
15 38 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 36 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
16 36 (1.42%) PowerApps
17 30 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
18 29 (1.14%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 399 (15.70%) DNS
2 236 (9.29%) DHCP
3 231 (9.09%) Firewall
4 163 (6.41%) Skype
5 150 (5.90%) TCP/IP
6 138 (5.43%) SAN
7 107 (4.21%) VPN
8 67 (2.64%) Internet
9 59 (2.32%) NAS
10 51 (2.01%) VLAN
11 48 (1.89%) Network Security
12 47 (1.85%) LAN
13 43 (1.69%) WAN
14 42 (1.65%) Reverse Proxy
15 41 (1.61%) HTTP
16 35 (1.38%) NetScaler
17 20 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (0.79%) SNMP
18 19 (0.75%) Intranet
18 19 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (20.82%) SQL Server
2 174 (6.85%) Power BI
3 161 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 109 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 87 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 80 (3.15%) Data Lake
7 72 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 68 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 65 (2.56%) MySQL
10 63 (2.48%) Big Data
11 53 (2.09%) Relational Database
12 52 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (1.97%) Oracle Database
14 45 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
15 41 (1.61%) MongoDB
16 40 (1.57%) SQL Server 2017
17 39 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 39 (1.53%) QlikView
18 36 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
19 33 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 235 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 178 (7.01%) Visual Studio Team System
3 170 (6.69%) Jenkins
4 158 (6.22%) Visual Studio
5 123 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 118 (4.64%) TeamCity
7 117 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 102 (4.01%) JIRA
9 78 (3.07%) MSI
10 42 (1.65%) Bitbucket
11 35 (1.38%) InstallShield
12 34 (1.34%) Subversion
13 28 (1.10%) AdminStudio
13 28 (1.10%) Selenium
14 27 (1.06%) MSBuild
15 19 (0.75%) GitLab
15 19 (0.75%) MSTest
15 19 (0.75%) Visual Studio Code
16 17 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 375 (14.76%) Finance
2 106 (4.17%) Banking
3 98 (3.86%) Public Sector
4 45 (1.77%) Retail
5 34 (1.34%) Law
6 31 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.91%) Back Office
9 21 (0.83%) Legal
10 20 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.71%) Publishing
12 16 (0.63%) Front Office
13 15 (0.59%) Marketing
14 12 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.39%) Electronics
16 9 (0.35%) Local Government
17 7 (0.28%) Billing
17 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.20%) Military
19 4 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 363 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 332 (13.07%) Developer
3 280 (11.02%) Azure Engineer
4 252 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 202 (7.95%) Azure DevOps
6 182 (7.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 147 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
8 146 (5.75%) Architect
9 145 (5.71%) Analyst
10 142 (5.59%) Consultant
11 120 (4.72%) Administrator
12 105 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
13 98 (3.86%) Support Engineer
14 94 (3.70%) PowerShell Engineer
15 79 (3.11%) AWS Engineer
16 75 (2.95%) Automation Engineer
17 74 (2.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 70 (2.75%) Server Engineer
18 70 (2.75%) SQL Developer
19 65 (2.56%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (13.62%) .NET
2 143 (5.63%) JSON
3 131 (5.16%) Web Services
4 102 (4.01%) XML
5 96 (3.78%) HTML
6 93 (3.66%) ASP.NET
7 87 (3.42%) CSS
8 73 (2.87%) LDAP
9 70 (2.75%) AngularJS
9 70 (2.75%) REST
10 60 (2.36%) .NET Framework
10 60 (2.36%) SOAP
11 48 (1.89%) Node.js
12 46 (1.81%) SAML
13 44 (1.73%) React
14 36 (1.42%) jQuery
15 35 (1.38%) RESTful
16 33 (1.30%) OpenID
17 29 (1.14%) Middleware
17 29 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 133 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (4.49%) Public Cloud
3 110 (4.33%) Replication
4 108 (4.25%) Data Centre
5 91 (3.58%) PKI
6 83 (3.27%) Clustering
7 71 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 53 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 43 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 43 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
12 38 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 27 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 22 (0.87%) NHS
15 21 (0.83%) Fat Client
15 21 (0.83%) Thin Client
16 20 (0.79%) Cloud Native
17 15 (0.59%) Blog
17 15 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,410 (55.49%) Windows
2 623 (24.52%) Windows Server
3 457 (17.99%) Linux
4 340 (13.38%) Windows 10
5 271 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 254 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 155 (6.10%) Windows 7
8 123 (4.84%) Unix
9 64 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 36 (1.42%) Apple iOS
12 33 (1.30%) VMS
13 28 (1.10%) CentOS
14 22 (0.87%) Android
15 18 (0.71%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.59%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.51%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.43%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.39%) Windows 2000
20 6 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (29.32%) DevOps
2 499 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (15.43%) Migration
4 336 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 325 (12.79%) ITIL
6 194 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
7 192 (7.56%) Test Automation
8 170 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
9 166 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
10 164 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
11 155 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 152 (5.98%) Analytics
13 142 (5.59%) Configuration Management
14 137 (5.39%) Application Packaging
15 126 (4.96%) Scrum
16 117 (4.60%) Deployment Automation
17 105 (4.13%) TDD
18 96 (3.78%) Task Automation
19 94 (3.70%) Change Management
20 90 (3.54%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 711 (27.98%) SQL
2 411 (16.17%) Python
3 344 (13.54%) C#
4 276 (10.86%) Bash Shell
5 169 (6.65%) Java
6 145 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 114 (4.49%) VB
8 113 (4.45%) VBScript
9 93 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 81 (3.19%) Perl
11 80 (3.15%) T-SQL
12 69 (2.72%) Ruby
13 51 (2.01%) C
14 40 (1.57%) C++
15 39 (1.53%) VBA
16 28 (1.10%) PHP
17 17 (0.67%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.55%) Korn
18 14 (0.55%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 425 (16.73%) Security Cleared
2 306 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 141 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 123 (4.84%) Degree
5 121 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 92 (3.62%) MCSE
7 56 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 42 (1.65%) MCSA
10 40 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
11 34 (1.34%) CCA
12 27 (1.06%) CCNP
13 25 (0.98%) CCNA
13 25 (0.98%) MCP
14 24 (0.94%) CISSP
14 24 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (0.63%) MCITP
17 15 (0.59%) CCIE
18 12 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.74%) QA
2 84 (3.31%) SLA
3 23 (0.91%) GDPR
4 20 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.51%) NCSC
7 12 (0.47%) NIST
8 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.35%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.24%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.12%) COBIT
12 3 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.079%) GxP
13 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.079%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.039%) IFRS
14 1 (0.039%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 869 (34.20%) Active Directory
2 333 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (8.03%) Docker
4 191 (7.52%) Hyper-V
5 122 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 112 (4.41%) XenApp
7 109 (4.29%) vSphere
8 107 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
9 91 (3.58%) XenDesktop
10 84 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 33 (1.30%) VMware NSX
13 22 (0.87%) DFS Replication
14 20 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.59%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.51%) Xen
17 12 (0.47%) Firmware
17 12 (0.47%) LXC
Systems Management
1 486 (19.13%) SCCM
2 269 (10.59%) Ansible
3 215 (8.46%) Terraform
4 172 (6.77%) Kubernetes
4 172 (6.77%) Puppet
5 143 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 87 (3.42%) SCOM
8 70 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
9 62 (2.44%) WSUS
10 52 (2.05%) vCenter Server
11 50 (1.97%) PowerCLI
12 31 (1.22%) Packer
13 30 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (0.98%) NetBackup
15 22 (0.87%) Salt
16 20 (0.79%) vRealize
17 19 (0.75%) Grafana
17 19 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
17 19 (0.75%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1,027 (40.42%) Microsoft
2 550 (21.65%) VMware
3 255 (10.04%) Citrix
4 170 (6.69%) Cisco
5 151 (5.94%) Oracle
6 113 (4.45%) HP
7 85 (3.35%) Tableau
8 71 (2.79%) Splunk
9 62 (2.44%) Dell
10 55 (2.16%) Symantec
11 54 (2.13%) McAfee
11 54 (2.13%) ServiceNow
12 52 (2.05%) Google
13 44 (1.73%) Ivanti
14 42 (1.65%) NetApp
15 41 (1.61%) Databricks
16 40 (1.57%) Red Hat
17 38 (1.50%) IBM
17 38 (1.50%) SolarWinds
18 32 (1.26%) F5