Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 84 110
Rank change year-on-year +19 +26 +3
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,797 2,771 2,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.50% 2.98% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.25% 6.63% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,813 1,900 1,321
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £281
90th Percentile £625 £575 £565
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £424
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.47% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 64 43
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.13 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.93% +2.76% +45.13%
10th Percentile £17.10 £22.42 £15.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.47 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £39.59 £42.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.34% -0.55% +18.06%

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 33,904 41,782 37,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.42% 44.86% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,717 29,647 26,423
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 666 738
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.30 £17.50 £15.94
90th Percentile £57.10 £52.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +23 1,247 £475 -5.00% 270
South East +20 610 £460 +11.18% 172
North of England +16 298 £400 +6.67% 128
South West -6 275 £405 -4.14% 63
Midlands +21 236 £450 +12.50% 72
West Midlands +39 168 £463 +15.63% 49
North West +37 154 £400 +7.02% 69
Yorkshire +10 118 £410 +2.50% 44
East of England +4 116 £400 - 52
East Midlands -8 68 £325 -18.75% 23
North East -6 26 £485 +38.57% 15
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,537 (54.95%) Windows
2 1,252 (44.76%) Azure
3 1,125 (40.22%) Microsoft
4 967 (34.57%) Active Directory
5 834 (29.82%) DevOps
6 772 (27.60%) SQL
7 639 (22.85%) Windows Server
8 620 (22.17%) Office 365
9 594 (21.24%) SQL Server
10 578 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
11 574 (20.52%) VMware
12 548 (19.59%) SCCM
13 516 (18.45%) Linux
14 497 (17.77%) Python
15 483 (17.27%) Finance
16 438 (15.66%) Migration
17 422 (15.09%) AWS
18 413 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 403 (14.41%) DNS
20 394 (14.09%) Security Cleared
21 388 (13.87%) C#
22 376 (13.44%) Windows 10
23 373 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
24 345 (12.33%) .NET
25 336 (12.01%) ITIL
26 323 (11.55%) Citrix
27 307 (10.98%) Bash Shell
28 305 (10.90%) Ansible
29 285 (10.19%) SharePoint
30 275 (9.83%) Git (software)

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
1 285 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 170 (6.08%) Skype for Business
3 166 (5.93%) MS Exchange
4 155 (5.54%) IIS
5 86 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 63 (2.25%) Apache
6 63 (2.25%) Confluence
7 56 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.43%) nginx
13 12 (0.43%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.36%) JBoss
15 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 104 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.036%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 26 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.25%) Magento
4 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.21%) Misys Opics
5 3 (0.11%) Relativity
6 2 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.072%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.036%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.036%) Maximo
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.036%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.036%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.036%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,252 (44.76%) Azure
2 620 (22.17%) Office 365
3 422 (15.09%) AWS
4 267 (9.55%) PaaS
5 261 (9.33%) IaaS
6 223 (7.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 208 (7.44%) Power Platform
8 103 (3.68%) SaaS
9 100 (3.58%) GitHub
10 96 (3.43%) Serverless
11 76 (2.72%) GCP
12 75 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 54 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
14 50 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
15 46 (1.64%) OneDrive
16 43 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
17 40 (1.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 39 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
19 38 (1.36%) Amazon S3
20 37 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 403 (14.41%) DNS
2 262 (9.37%) Firewall
3 223 (7.97%) DHCP
4 165 (5.90%) Skype
5 142 (5.08%) SAN
6 129 (4.61%) TCP/IP
7 114 (4.08%) VPN
8 76 (2.72%) Internet
9 73 (2.61%) WAN
10 68 (2.43%) NAS
11 57 (2.04%) HTTP
12 49 (1.75%) NetScaler
13 47 (1.68%) Network Security
14 43 (1.54%) VLAN
15 39 (1.39%) LAN
16 35 (1.25%) SMTP
17 31 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
18 28 (1.00%) SNMP
19 26 (0.93%) Intranet
20 24 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 594 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 174 (6.22%) Power BI
3 171 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 120 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 99 (3.54%) MySQL
6 95 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
7 73 (2.61%) Data Lake
8 72 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
9 71 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 70 (2.50%) Big Data
11 68 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 64 (2.29%) Relational Database
13 57 (2.04%) Oracle Database
13 57 (2.04%) SQL Server 2017
14 53 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 53 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
15 50 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 40 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 40 (1.43%) MongoDB
17 33 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 275 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 233 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 229 (8.19%) Jenkins
4 211 (7.54%) Visual Studio
5 129 (4.61%) JIRA
6 121 (4.33%) TeamCity
7 118 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 100 (3.58%) MSI
9 93 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 47 (1.68%) Selenium
11 36 (1.29%) Bitbucket
12 32 (1.14%) InstallShield
13 31 (1.11%) SpecFlow
14 28 (1.00%) Subversion
15 27 (0.97%) MSBuild
16 25 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
17 24 (0.86%) MSTest
18 22 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 21 (0.75%) Visual Studio Code
20 19 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 483 (17.27%) Finance
2 144 (5.15%) Banking
3 99 (3.54%) Public Sector
4 60 (2.15%) Retail
5 38 (1.36%) Law
6 36 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 36 (1.29%) Publishing
7 31 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 27 (0.97%) Back Office
9 21 (0.75%) Legal
9 21 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.68%) Marketing
11 18 (0.64%) Front Office
12 17 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.50%) Billing
14 12 (0.43%) Advertising
15 10 (0.36%) Local Government
16 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.29%) Automotive
18 7 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 472 (16.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 354 (12.66%) Developer
3 345 (12.33%) Azure Engineer
4 339 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 251 (8.97%) Azure DevOps
6 224 (8.01%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 187 (6.69%) Analyst
8 162 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
9 146 (5.22%) Architect
10 137 (4.90%) Consultant
11 135 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
12 125 (4.47%) Administrator
13 95 (3.40%) Support Engineer
14 91 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
15 88 (3.15%) PowerShell Engineer
16 80 (2.86%) Applications Packager
17 76 (2.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 76 (2.72%) DBA
18 71 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support
19 67 (2.40%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (12.33%) .NET
2 184 (6.58%) JSON
3 172 (6.15%) Web Services
4 101 (3.61%) XML
5 93 (3.32%) HTML
6 88 (3.15%) CSS
7 80 (2.86%) .NET Framework
8 74 (2.65%) ASP.NET
9 72 (2.57%) LDAP
10 68 (2.43%) RESTful
11 66 (2.36%) AngularJS
12 56 (2.00%) Node.js
13 48 (1.72%) REST
14 47 (1.68%) SOAP
15 43 (1.54%) jQuery
16 37 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (1.18%) .NET Core
18 32 (1.14%) Middleware
19 31 (1.11%) Software Packaging
20 30 (1.07%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 155 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.22%) Public Cloud
3 126 (4.50%) Clustering
4 116 (4.15%) Data Centre
5 106 (3.79%) Replication
6 73 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 65 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
8 54 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 53 (1.89%) PKI
10 51 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 45 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 32 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
14 28 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 26 (0.93%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
17 20 (0.72%) Blog
17 20 (0.72%) Fat Client
17 20 (0.72%) Thin Client
18 19 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,537 (54.95%) Windows
2 639 (22.85%) Windows Server
3 516 (18.45%) Linux
4 376 (13.44%) Windows 10
5 273 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 271 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 192 (6.86%) Windows 7
8 115 (4.11%) Unix
9 94 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 68 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (1.75%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.32%) CentOS
13 32 (1.14%) Android
14 21 (0.75%) VMS
15 19 (0.68%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.64%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.61%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.36%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.36%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (29.82%) DevOps
2 578 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (15.66%) Migration
4 413 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 336 (12.01%) ITIL
6 205 (7.33%) Test Automation
7 190 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
8 188 (6.72%) Configuration Management
9 186 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
10 178 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
11 177 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 177 (6.33%) Infrastructure as Code
12 176 (6.29%) Scrum
13 149 (5.33%) Analytics
14 122 (4.36%) Continuous Delivery
15 117 (4.18%) Application Packaging
16 111 (3.97%) Task Automation
17 102 (3.65%) Deployment Automation
18 101 (3.61%) Change Management
18 101 (3.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 772 (27.60%) SQL
2 497 (17.77%) Python
3 388 (13.87%) C#
4 307 (10.98%) Bash Shell
5 205 (7.33%) JavaScript
6 195 (6.97%) Java
7 127 (4.54%) VBScript
8 106 (3.79%) T-SQL
9 102 (3.65%) Perl
10 100 (3.58%) Shell Script
11 94 (3.36%) VB
12 66 (2.36%) PHP
13 55 (1.97%) Ruby
14 49 (1.75%) C
15 37 (1.32%) C++
16 34 (1.22%) VBA
17 24 (0.86%) Go
18 20 (0.72%) Korn
19 19 (0.68%) TypeScript
20 18 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 394 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 252 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 153 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (4.58%) Degree
5 119 (4.25%) DV Cleared
6 100 (3.58%) MCSE
7 63 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (2.22%) MCSA
9 34 (1.22%) CCNA
10 33 (1.18%) MCP
11 31 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
12 27 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
15 24 (0.86%) CCA
15 24 (0.86%) CCNP
16 17 (0.61%) CISSP
17 14 (0.50%) MCITP
18 12 (0.43%) OSCP
19 11 (0.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.00%) QA
2 67 (2.40%) SLA
3 37 (1.32%) GDPR
4 23 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.36%) NIST
7 9 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.29%) NCSC
9 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.14%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.11%) COBIT
12 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.072%) PMO
14 1 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 967 (34.57%) Active Directory
2 373 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 197 (7.04%) Docker
5 150 (5.36%) XenApp
6 148 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
7 137 (4.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 129 (4.61%) vSphere
9 124 (4.43%) XenDesktop
10 122 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
13 30 (1.07%) DFS Replication
14 29 (1.04%) BitLocker
15 28 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
16 24 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
17 18 (0.64%) LXC
17 18 (0.64%) VMware NSX
18 16 (0.57%) Firmware
19 15 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 548 (19.59%) SCCM
2 305 (10.90%) Ansible
3 213 (7.62%) Terraform
4 179 (6.40%) Puppet
5 178 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
6 162 (5.79%) Kubernetes
7 123 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 101 (3.61%) SCOM
9 74 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
10 72 (2.57%) WSUS
11 56 (2.00%) vCenter Server
12 54 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
13 33 (1.18%) Packer
14 29 (1.04%) NetBackup
15 28 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 28 (1.00%) Salt
16 27 (0.97%) SCVMM
17 22 (0.79%) Perfmon
18 21 (0.75%) Control-M
18 21 (0.75%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,125 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 574 (20.52%) VMware
3 323 (11.55%) Citrix
4 195 (6.97%) Oracle
5 173 (6.19%) Cisco
6 129 (4.61%) HP
7 78 (2.79%) Tableau
8 68 (2.43%) Red Hat
9 66 (2.36%) Splunk
10 62 (2.22%) Ivanti
11 58 (2.07%) ServiceNow
12 57 (2.04%) Dell
12 57 (2.04%) Google
13 53 (1.89%) NetApp
14 51 (1.82%) IBM
15 49 (1.75%) McAfee
16 46 (1.64%) Databricks
17 36 (1.29%) CheckPoint
17 36 (1.29%) Symantec
18 35 (1.25%) MuleSoft