Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 64 81
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17 +27
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 929 2,685 2,976
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.35% 3.49% 3.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.84% 8.25% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 1,788 2,034
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £443
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +1.57% -2.69%
10th Percentile £26.80 £16.60 £19.45
90th Percentile £64.50 £82.50 £50.15
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year -11.76% +0.56% -1.71%

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 11,857 32,539 42,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.75% 42.28% 44.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,912 22,799 30,044
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 615 636
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £42.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +5.38% +5.57%
10th Percentile £12.75 £18.95 £17.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.96% +4.81%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -7 411 £475 -2.06% 130
South East +5 159 £475 +5.56% 94
South West +19 116 £450 +7.14% 37
North of England -8 102 £400 -5.88% 93
Midlands +8 92 £405 -10.00% 56
North West +5 72 £403 +0.63% 58
West Midlands +2 68 £425 -8.11% 44
East of England +6 27 £500 +25.00% 23
East Midlands +7 23 £380 +16.92% 12
Yorkshire -3 21 £400 -4.19% 26
North East +4 8 £338 -20.59% 9
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 459 (49.41%) Windows
2 444 (47.79%) Azure
3 366 (39.40%) Microsoft
4 357 (38.43%) DevOps
5 319 (34.34%) Active Directory
6 270 (29.06%) SQL
7 268 (28.85%) Security Cleared
8 225 (24.22%) Python
9 221 (23.79%) Windows Server
10 211 (22.71%) SQL Server
11 205 (22.07%) C#
12 202 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
13 196 (21.10%) VMware
14 192 (20.67%) SC Cleared
15 177 (19.05%) Linux
16 165 (17.76%) Ansible
17 163 (17.55%) Terraform
18 161 (17.33%) Migration
19 160 (17.22%) .NET
20 150 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 140 (15.07%) DNS
22 137 (14.75%) Office 365
23 133 (14.32%) SharePoint
24 128 (13.78%) Bash Shell
25 126 (13.56%) Finance
26 121 (13.02%) ITIL
27 120 (12.92%) AWS
28 116 (12.49%) Windows Server 2016
29 115 (12.38%) Kubernetes
30 113 (12.16%) Docker

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
1 133 (14.32%) SharePoint
2 56 (6.03%) IIS
3 36 (3.88%) Confluence
3 36 (3.88%) Skype for Business
4 35 (3.77%) MS Exchange
5 29 (3.12%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.91%) Apache
7 22 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (1.94%) NServiceBus
9 12 (1.29%) ArcGIS
9 12 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.18%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.97%) Moodle
13 7 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.65%) CMS
14 6 (0.65%) nginx
15 5 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.61%) Photoshop
5 14 (1.51%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) OpenText Process Suite
3 2 (0.22%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 444 (47.79%) Azure
2 137 (14.75%) Office 365
3 120 (12.92%) AWS
4 78 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 73 (7.86%) Power Platform
6 63 (6.78%) IaaS
7 54 (5.81%) PaaS
8 50 (5.38%) SaaS
9 48 (5.17%) GitHub
10 42 (4.52%) PowerApps
11 36 (3.88%) Logic Apps
12 35 (3.77%) OneDrive
13 31 (3.34%) Serverless
14 28 (3.01%) Azure Data Factory
15 24 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 23 (2.48%) Azure Functions
17 21 (2.26%) Yammer
18 18 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
18 18 (1.94%) OpenShift
18 18 (1.94%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 140 (15.07%) DNS
2 84 (9.04%) Firewall
3 82 (8.83%) DHCP
4 41 (4.41%) Skype
5 37 (3.98%) SAN
6 35 (3.77%) Reverse Proxy
7 34 (3.66%) VLAN
8 29 (3.12%) TCP/IP
9 23 (2.48%) SSL
10 19 (2.05%) HTTP
11 18 (1.94%) SNMP
12 16 (1.72%) VPN
13 12 (1.29%) Kerberos
14 11 (1.18%) Intranet
14 11 (1.18%) WAN
15 10 (1.08%) DMZ
15 10 (1.08%) PBX
16 9 (0.97%) VoIP
17 8 (0.86%) Network Security
18 7 (0.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (22.71%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.06%) Azure SQL Database
3 39 (4.20%) Power BI
4 31 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (3.12%) Big Data
6 26 (2.80%) Hadoop
7 25 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.37%) Cosmos DB
8 22 (2.37%) Data Lake
8 22 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 21 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (2.15%) Apache Hive
10 20 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.94%) GIS
12 17 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (1.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 111 (11.95%) Git (software)
2 98 (10.55%) Jenkins
3 71 (7.64%) JIRA
4 43 (4.63%) GitLab
5 41 (4.41%) Visual Studio
6 37 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 33 (3.55%) Selenium
8 32 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (2.26%) SpecFlow
12 19 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
13 18 (1.94%) Bitbucket
14 17 (1.83%) MSI
14 17 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (1.83%) Subversion
15 13 (1.40%) Artifactory
16 12 (1.29%) Hudson
17 8 (0.86%) Ant
17 8 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 126 (13.56%) Finance
2 57 (6.14%) Banking
3 49 (5.27%) Public Sector
4 13 (1.40%) Legal
5 12 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.75%) Back Office
8 7 (0.75%) Military
9 6 (0.65%) Front Office
9 6 (0.65%) Marketing
9 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.65%) Retail
10 5 (0.54%) Electronics
11 4 (0.43%) French Language
11 4 (0.43%) International Banking
12 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.32%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 142 (15.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 108 (11.63%) Azure Engineer
3 104 (11.19%) Developer
4 72 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 68 (7.32%) Consultant
6 64 (6.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 55 (5.92%) Administrator
8 53 (5.71%) Azure DevOps
9 50 (5.38%) Architect
9 50 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
10 45 (4.84%) Analyst
11 39 (4.20%) Support Engineer
12 34 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
12 34 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
13 32 (3.44%) .NET Developer
14 26 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
15 21 (2.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 21 (2.26%) AWS Engineer
15 21 (2.26%) JIRA Administrator
15 21 (2.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (17.22%) .NET
2 86 (9.26%) REST
3 63 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 55 (5.92%) CSS
4 55 (5.92%) HTML
5 54 (5.81%) .NET Framework
6 49 (5.27%) JSON
7 46 (4.95%) Web Services
7 46 (4.95%) XML
8 32 (3.44%) SOAP
9 31 (3.34%) RESTful
10 27 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
11 24 (2.58%) LDAP
12 23 (2.48%) Entity Framework
12 23 (2.48%) jQuery
13 21 (2.26%) Middleware
14 20 (2.15%) SAML
15 18 (1.94%) WCF
16 17 (1.83%) .NET Core
16 17 (1.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.84%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.88%) PKI
4 23 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (2.37%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (2.05%) Replication
7 19 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.94%) Cloud Native
8 18 (1.94%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.61%) Clustering
10 12 (1.29%) User Experience
11 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (0.75%) HP StoreVirtual
13 7 (0.75%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.65%) CMDB
14 6 (0.65%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 459 (49.41%) Windows
2 221 (23.79%) Windows Server
3 177 (19.05%) Linux
4 116 (12.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 110 (11.84%) Windows 10
6 87 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (6.03%) Unix
8 51 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (5.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 45 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (4.09%) Windows 7
12 35 (3.77%) CentOS
13 15 (1.61%) Solaris
13 15 (1.61%) VMS
14 10 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.43%) AIX
17 4 (0.43%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (38.43%) DevOps
2 202 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (17.33%) Migration
4 121 (13.02%) ITIL
5 108 (11.63%) Infrastructure as Code
6 102 (10.98%) Configuration Management
7 83 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 78 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
10 65 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
11 57 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (5.92%) Scrum
14 54 (5.81%) Information Security
15 51 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
16 49 (5.27%) Mentoring
16 49 (5.27%) Test Automation
17 48 (5.17%) High Availability
18 47 (5.06%) Microservices
19 44 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 270 (29.06%) SQL
2 225 (24.22%) Python
3 205 (22.07%) C#
4 128 (13.78%) Bash Shell
5 113 (12.16%) Java
6 110 (11.84%) JavaScript
7 56 (6.03%) VB
8 54 (5.81%) Perl
9 50 (5.38%) VBScript
10 40 (4.31%) T-SQL
11 34 (3.66%) C
12 32 (3.44%) C++
13 26 (2.80%) Go
14 23 (2.48%) Shell Script
15 21 (2.26%) Ruby
16 13 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.29%) Groovy
18 10 (1.08%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.08%) VBA
19 8 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 268 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 192 (20.67%) SC Cleared
3 97 (10.44%) DV Cleared
4 51 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (4.31%) Degree
6 20 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.29%) CCNA
8 11 (1.18%) MCSE
9 9 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.75%) CISSP
12 6 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.65%) MCSA
13 5 (0.54%) MCSD
14 4 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.43%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.43%) MCP
15 3 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.44%) SLA
2 25 (2.69%) QA
3 18 (1.94%) GDPR
4 15 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.51%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
6 7 (0.75%) NCSC
6 7 (0.75%) NIST
7 6 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 319 (34.34%) Active Directory
2 150 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (12.16%) Docker
4 55 (5.92%) vSphere
5 54 (5.81%) Hyper-V
6 44 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (2.69%) VMware NSX
9 22 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (1.18%) XenApp
11 9 (0.97%) Firmware
11 9 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.86%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.65%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.54%) GeoWebCache
15 4 (0.43%) LXC
15 4 (0.43%) vCloud
16 3 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 165 (17.76%) Ansible
2 163 (17.55%) Terraform
3 115 (12.38%) Kubernetes
4 102 (10.98%) SCCM
5 75 (8.07%) Puppet
6 54 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (4.41%) SCOM
8 39 (4.20%) Single Sign-On
9 35 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
10 31 (3.34%) Packer
10 31 (3.34%) WSUS
11 21 (2.26%) Grafana
12 20 (2.15%) vCenter Server
13 18 (1.94%) Prometheus
14 14 (1.51%) ZABBIX
15 11 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 11 (1.18%) Netcool
15 11 (1.18%) PowerCLI
15 11 (1.18%) WMI
16 10 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 366 (39.40%) Microsoft
2 196 (21.10%) VMware
3 82 (8.83%) Oracle
4 62 (6.67%) Splunk
5 53 (5.71%) Atlassian
6 50 (5.38%) Citrix
7 37 (3.98%) SolarWinds
8 35 (3.77%) Cisco
9 33 (3.55%) HP
10 29 (3.12%) ServiceNow
11 28 (3.01%) Cloudera
12 24 (2.58%) Dell
13 23 (2.48%) Red Hat
14 21 (2.26%) EMC
14 21 (2.26%) ESRI
14 21 (2.26%) Sophos
15 20 (2.15%) Lumension
15 20 (2.15%) McAfee
15 20 (2.15%) Veeam
16 16 (1.72%) MuleSoft