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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 113 167
Rank change year-on-year +5 +54  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 922 1004 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.22% 2.03% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.37% 5.28% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 650 412
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £399 £325
% change year-on-year -12.22% +22.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 20
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +88.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.26 £19.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £80.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.69% +172.22%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17174 19005 18434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.28% 38.47% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11856 13126 12091
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 443 392
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 500 £425 -5.55% 101
South East -40 148 £363 -12.80% 47
South West -5 58 £348 -3.13% 19
North West -16 49 £350 -6.66% 18
North East +25 44 £390 -14.28% 1
East of England +14 35 £400 - 11
West Midlands +2 30 £381 +5.17% 7
Yorkshire +1 26 £430 +12.41% 23
East Midlands -7 21 £263 -9.48% 11
PowerShell
UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1107 (59.74%) Windows
2 749 (40.42%) Microsoft
3 677 (36.54%) Active Directory
4 590 (31.84%) Windows Server
5 551 (29.74%) SQL
6 490 (26.44%) SQL Server
7 487 (26.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 457 (24.66%) VMware
9 426 (22.99%) Linux
10 408 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
11 391 (21.10%) DevOps
12 337 (18.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 335 (18.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 332 (17.92%) .NET
15 315 (17.00%) Security Cleared
16 309 (16.68%) Amazon AWS
17 290 (15.65%) C#
18 289 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
19 280 (15.11%) Finance
20 277 (14.95%) SCCM
21 271 (14.62%) DNS
22 248 (13.38%) ITIL
22 248 (13.38%) Migration
23 233 (12.57%) Python
24 227 (12.25%) IIS
25 225 (12.14%) Puppet
26 223 (12.03%) SC Cleared
27 219 (11.82%) Office 365
28 214 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
29 209 (11.28%) Firewall

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
1 227 (12.25%) IIS
2 191 (10.31%) MS Exchange
3 186 (10.04%) SharePoint
4 123 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 112 (6.04%) Skype for Business
6 78 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 71 (3.83%) Confluence
8 63 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 47 (2.54%) Apache
9 47 (2.54%) WebSphere
10 45 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 44 (2.37%) Tomcat
11 44 (2.37%) WebLogic
12 39 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 31 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 31 (1.67%) NServiceBus
13 31 (1.67%) OpenStack
14 24 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (0.97%) JBoss
16 17 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 186 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.83%) MS Office
3 6 (0.32%) InfoPath
3 6 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) MS Project
5 3 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.16%) assyst
4 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.054%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.054%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.054%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.054%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 487 (26.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 309 (16.68%) Amazon AWS
3 219 (11.82%) Office 365
4 103 (5.56%) IaaS
5 73 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 64 (3.45%) PaaS
7 37 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 36 (1.94%) SaaS
9 31 (1.67%) GitHub
10 24 (1.30%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.19%) Trello
12 21 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (1.13%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.81%) Route 53
14 13 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.49%) G Suite
17 8 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
17 8 (0.43%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 271 (14.62%) DNS
2 209 (11.28%) Firewall
3 131 (7.07%) DHCP
4 127 (6.85%) SAN
5 123 (6.64%) TCP/IP
6 64 (3.45%) HTTP
7 63 (3.40%) Skype
8 60 (3.24%) SSL
9 59 (3.18%) LAN
10 53 (2.86%) Internet
11 52 (2.81%) NAS
12 43 (2.32%) WAN
13 40 (2.16%) NetScaler
14 38 (2.05%) LDAP
15 37 (2.00%) VPN
16 36 (1.94%) SMTP
16 36 (1.94%) VLAN
17 32 (1.73%) Kerberos
18 28 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
19 26 (1.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 106 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 92 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 64 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 53 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (2.75%) MySQL
9 47 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
10 46 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 40 (2.16%) Relational Database
12 31 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
14 27 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (1.40%) MongoDB
16 25 (1.35%) NoSQL
17 22 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (1.19%) Power BI
18 19 (1.03%) Big Data
18 19 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 193 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 191 (10.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 155 (8.36%) Jenkins
4 134 (7.23%) TeamCity
5 114 (6.15%) JIRA
6 101 (5.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 92 (4.96%) Visual Studio
8 59 (3.18%) MSI
9 54 (2.91%) MSBuild
10 48 (2.59%) Subversion
11 42 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 42 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 34 (1.83%) Vagrant
13 32 (1.73%) GitLab
14 31 (1.67%) Hudson
15 23 (1.24%) Ant
15 23 (1.24%) Selenium
16 22 (1.19%) MSTest
16 22 (1.19%) NUnit
17 19 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 280 (15.11%) Finance
2 122 (6.58%) Banking
3 39 (2.10%) Front Office
4 35 (1.89%) Back Office
5 34 (1.83%) Retail
5 34 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.62%) Advertising
6 30 (1.62%) Legal
7 26 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.70%) Marketing
10 11 (0.59%) Electronics
11 10 (0.54%) Games
11 10 (0.54%) Law
12 9 (0.49%) Publishing
13 5 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.27%) Military
14 2 (0.11%) Automotive
14 2 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 269 (14.52%) Developer
2 247 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 155 (8.36%) Windows Engineer
4 146 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 144 (7.77%) Consultant
6 140 (7.56%) Analyst
7 119 (6.42%) Administrator
8 95 (5.13%) PowerShell Engineer
9 82 (4.43%) Support Engineer
10 75 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
11 71 (3.83%) Architect
12 69 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
12 69 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
13 68 (3.67%) DBA
14 67 (3.62%) SharePoint Developer
15 65 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
16 63 (3.40%) Support Analyst
17 59 (3.18%) .NET Developer
18 57 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
18 57 (3.08%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (17.92%) .NET
2 157 (8.47%) HTML
3 134 (7.23%) CSS
4 130 (7.02%) Web Services
5 123 (6.64%) XML
6 82 (4.43%) jQuery
7 79 (4.26%) ASP.NET
8 59 (3.18%) Software Packaging
9 57 (3.08%) .NET Framework
10 53 (2.86%) REST
11 50 (2.70%) HTML5
12 45 (2.43%) JSON
13 44 (2.37%) WCF
14 43 (2.32%) AngularJS
15 41 (2.21%) SOAP
16 31 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
16 31 (1.67%) RESTful
17 30 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (1.30%) Regular Expression
19 23 (1.24%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 97 (5.23%) Clustering
4 48 (2.59%) Replication
5 43 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.32%) PKI
6 40 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.62%) Public Cloud
8 26 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.35%) User Experience
10 22 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 19 (1.03%) Derivative
12 16 (0.86%) Private Cloud
13 14 (0.76%) Fat Client
13 14 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.76%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.59%) Equities
14 11 (0.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1107 (59.74%) Windows
2 590 (31.84%) Windows Server
3 426 (22.99%) Linux
4 337 (18.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 335 (18.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (8.42%) Unix
7 151 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 142 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 141 (7.61%) Windows 7
10 87 (4.70%) Windows 10
11 42 (2.27%) Ubuntu
12 32 (1.73%) CentOS
13 28 (1.51%) AIX
14 27 (1.46%) Windows 8
14 27 (1.46%) Windows XP
15 24 (1.30%) Solaris
16 23 (1.24%) Android
17 19 (1.03%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.81%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (21.10%) DevOps
3 248 (13.38%) ITIL
3 248 (13.38%) Migration
4 214 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
5 194 (10.47%) Configuration Management
6 87 (4.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 87 (4.70%) Scrum
7 77 (4.16%) Change Management
8 75 (4.05%) Release Management
9 74 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
10 73 (3.94%) TDD
11 72 (3.89%) Service Management
12 70 (3.78%) Load Balancing
13 68 (3.67%) Open Source
14 67 (3.62%) High Availability
14 67 (3.62%) Workflow
15 66 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
16 62 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
16 62 (3.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 551 (29.74%) SQL
2 290 (15.65%) C#
3 233 (12.57%) Python
4 199 (10.74%) VBScript
5 183 (9.88%) Bash Shell
6 147 (7.93%) T-SQL
7 146 (7.88%) JavaScript
8 145 (7.83%) Perl
9 120 (6.48%) Java
10 90 (4.86%) Ruby
11 88 (4.75%) VB
12 75 (4.05%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.83%) C
14 32 (1.73%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.35%) PHP
16 21 (1.13%) Korn
17 19 (1.03%) VBA
18 18 (0.97%) Go
19 16 (0.86%) VB.NET
20 12 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 315 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 223 (12.03%) SC Cleared
3 161 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (4.64%) MCSE
5 69 (3.72%) Degree
6 54 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (2.70%) DV Cleared
9 43 (2.32%) MCITP
10 39 (2.10%) CCNA
11 38 (2.05%) MCSA
12 27 (1.46%) CCNP
13 21 (1.13%) MCP
14 19 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.81%) MCTS
16 12 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.43%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.43%) CISSP
18 7 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
18 7 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.73%) SLA
2 29 (1.57%) QA
3 16 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.054%) BS7799
9 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 677 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 289 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 119 (6.42%) vSphere
5 81 (4.37%) Docker
6 72 (3.89%) XenApp
7 70 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (3.62%) XenDesktop
9 63 (3.40%) VMware ESX
10 61 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 43 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (1.89%) XenServer
13 21 (1.13%) BitLocker
14 17 (0.92%) NFS
14 17 (0.92%) vCloud
15 13 (0.70%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.70%) Xen
16 12 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
18 8 (0.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 277 (14.95%) SCCM
2 225 (12.14%) Puppet
3 202 (10.90%) Opscode Chef
4 195 (10.52%) Ansible
5 113 (6.10%) SCOM
6 58 (3.13%) WSUS
7 57 (3.08%) Nagios
8 36 (1.94%) Dollar Universe
9 34 (1.83%) NetBackup
9 34 (1.83%) SCOrch
10 28 (1.51%) WMI
11 27 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 27 (1.46%) vRealize
12 26 (1.40%) HP SiteScope
13 25 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
14 23 (1.24%) Control-M
14 23 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 23 (1.24%) PowerCLI
14 23 (1.24%) Terraform
15 22 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 749 (40.42%) Microsoft
2 457 (24.66%) VMware
3 186 (10.04%) Citrix
4 181 (9.77%) Oracle
5 149 (8.04%) HP
6 143 (7.72%) Cisco
7 126 (6.80%) Red Hat
8 69 (3.72%) NetApp
9 68 (3.67%) IBM
10 64 (3.45%) Atlassian
11 56 (3.02%) ServiceNow
12 55 (2.97%) Dell
12 55 (2.97%) Symantec
13 46 (2.48%) Splunk
14 35 (1.89%) TIBCO
15 34 (1.83%) CheckPoint
16 33 (1.78%) Intel Security
17 27 (1.46%) F5
18 25 (1.35%) AppSense
19 24 (1.30%) EMC
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17.77 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago