Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 93 112
Rank change year-on-year +27 +19 +1
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,847 2,514 1,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.43% 2.71% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.94% 6.25% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,925 1,675 1,216
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.52% -2.36%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £293
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 38
England median hourly rate £32.75 £42.27 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.51% -0.55% +46.55%
10th Percentile £15.49 £22.09 £17.39
90th Percentile £49.55 £48.67 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £36.34 £42.27 £43.00
% change year-on-year -14.03% -1.71% +19.44%

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 35,860 40,234 34,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.18% 43.36% 41.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,073 28,315 24,030
England median daily rate £483 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.68% +6.15% +5.29%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 733 752
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.17% -2.41% +7.10%
10th Percentile £18.13 £17.52 £17.53
90th Percentile £54.63 £52.50 £54.34
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +7.79%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +31 1,366 £475 - 68
South East +28 600 £450 +5.88% 35
South West +25 311 £425 +14.09% 16
Midlands -1 238 £440 +13.55% 25
North of England -25 221 £400 +2.56% 32
West Midlands +6 164 £463 +21.71% 17
East of England +11 102 £450 +28.57% 13
Yorkshire +21 99 £428 +6.88% 16
North West -29 91 £385 -9.41% 15
East Midlands -6 73 £375 -4.76% 8
North East -27 31 £331 -5.36% 1
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1,442 (50.65%) Windows
2 1,309 (45.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,214 (42.64%) Microsoft
4 999 (35.09%) Active Directory
5 885 (31.09%) DevOps
6 759 (26.66%) SQL
7 612 (21.50%) Windows Server
8 598 (21.00%) Office 365
9 584 (20.51%) SCCM
10 563 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
11 523 (18.37%) VMware
12 503 (17.67%) SQL Server
13 465 (16.33%) Finance
14 436 (15.31%) Python
15 423 (14.86%) Linux
16 406 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
17 393 (13.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 373 (13.10%) Migration
19 364 (12.79%) .NET
19 364 (12.79%) DNS
20 359 (12.61%) Windows 10
21 357 (12.54%) C#
22 348 (12.22%) Security Cleared
23 345 (12.12%) PaaS
24 342 (12.01%) ITIL
25 335 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
26 313 (10.99%) IaaS
27 302 (10.61%) Ansible
28 294 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
29 288 (10.12%) 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
1 264 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 197 (6.92%) Skype for Business
3 169 (5.94%) MS Exchange
4 166 (5.83%) IIS
5 82 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 75 (2.63%) Confluence
7 67 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 48 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 47 (1.65%) Apache
10 30 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 25 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.70%) nginx
13 18 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.56%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
18 10 (0.35%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 133 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.14%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) Maximo
5 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.11%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.035%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.035%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,309 (45.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 598 (21.00%) Office 365
3 406 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
4 345 (12.12%) PaaS
5 313 (10.99%) IaaS
6 294 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 172 (6.04%) Power Platform
8 110 (3.86%) Serverless
9 109 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 80 (2.81%) SaaS
11 78 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 63 (2.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 59 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
14 58 (2.04%) Azure Functions
14 58 (2.04%) GitHub
15 57 (2.00%) OneDrive
16 54 (1.90%) Amazon S3
17 49 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
18 39 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
18 39 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 364 (12.79%) DNS
2 288 (10.12%) Firewall
3 203 (7.13%) DHCP
4 164 (5.76%) Skype
5 142 (4.99%) SAN
6 132 (4.64%) VPN
7 92 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 88 (3.09%) WAN
9 62 (2.18%) Internet
9 62 (2.18%) NetScaler
10 58 (2.04%) LAN
11 51 (1.79%) HTTP
12 45 (1.58%) NAS
12 45 (1.58%) SSL
13 42 (1.48%) Network Security
13 42 (1.48%) SMTP
13 42 (1.48%) VLAN
14 36 (1.26%) iSCSI
15 31 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
16 28 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 503 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 140 (4.92%) Power BI
3 134 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 119 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
5 100 (3.51%) MySQL
6 68 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
7 65 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (2.25%) Data Lake
8 64 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 59 (2.07%) Big Data
10 53 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 48 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
12 44 (1.55%) Relational Database
13 42 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
14 40 (1.40%) HDInsight
15 39 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
16 37 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 34 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
18 32 (1.12%) MongoDB
18 32 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 269 (9.45%) Git (software)
2 261 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 249 (8.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 181 (6.36%) Visual Studio
5 164 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 146 (5.13%) JIRA
7 132 (4.64%) TeamCity
8 110 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 104 (3.65%) MSI
10 66 (2.32%) Selenium
11 61 (2.14%) Bitbucket
12 58 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 54 (1.90%) SpecFlow
14 46 (1.62%) NUnit
15 37 (1.30%) MSBuild
16 34 (1.19%) Subversion
17 28 (0.98%) SonarQube
18 22 (0.77%) GitLab
18 22 (0.77%) Maven
19 21 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 465 (16.33%) Finance
2 167 (5.87%) Banking
3 72 (2.53%) Retail
4 41 (1.44%) Publishing
5 40 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 38 (1.33%) Law
7 27 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 23 (0.81%) Marketing
9 22 (0.77%) Billing
10 21 (0.74%) Back Office
10 21 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 20 (0.70%) Legal
12 17 (0.60%) Advertising
13 15 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.49%) Electronics
15 11 (0.39%) Front Office
16 10 (0.35%) Local Government
17 9 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 517 (18.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 359 (12.61%) Azure Engineer
3 358 (12.57%) Developer
4 311 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 253 (8.89%) Azure DevOps
6 213 (7.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 183 (6.43%) Analyst
8 181 (6.36%) Architect
9 175 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
10 141 (4.95%) Consultant
11 135 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
12 124 (4.36%) PowerShell Engineer
13 117 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
14 106 (3.72%) Administrator
15 103 (3.62%) Support Engineer
16 81 (2.85%) AWS DevOps
17 76 (2.67%) DBA
18 73 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
19 72 (2.53%) Applications Packager
20 71 (2.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (12.79%) .NET
2 189 (6.64%) JSON
3 153 (5.37%) Web Services
4 120 (4.21%) HTML
5 86 (3.02%) .NET Framework
6 84 (2.95%) XML
7 80 (2.81%) CSS
8 78 (2.74%) REST
9 77 (2.70%) ASP.NET
10 76 (2.67%) RESTful
11 75 (2.63%) SOAP
12 70 (2.46%) Node.js
13 65 (2.28%) jQuery
14 54 (1.90%) LDAP
15 50 (1.76%) AngularJS
16 48 (1.69%) Software Packaging
17 46 (1.62%) .NET Core
18 44 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
19 34 (1.19%) Entity Framework
20 31 (1.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 156 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 112 (3.93%) Clustering
4 105 (3.69%) Public Cloud
5 68 (2.39%) Replication
6 67 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 61 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 60 (2.11%) PKI
9 58 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
10 49 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 43 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 42 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 34 (1.19%) User Experience
14 33 (1.16%) Fat Client
14 33 (1.16%) Thin Client
15 31 (1.09%) Hedge funds
16 28 (0.98%) Mobile App
17 26 (0.91%) Blackberry
18 24 (0.84%) Fintech
19 21 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,442 (50.65%) Windows
2 612 (21.50%) Windows Server
3 423 (14.86%) Linux
4 359 (12.61%) Windows 10
5 243 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 225 (7.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 180 (6.32%) Windows 7
8 99 (3.48%) Unix
9 97 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (1.55%) Android
11 40 (1.40%) Apple iOS
11 40 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (1.37%) CentOS
13 21 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.46%) VMS
16 12 (0.42%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.39%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.35%) Solaris
19 9 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (31.09%) DevOps
2 563 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 393 (13.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 373 (13.10%) Migration
5 342 (12.01%) ITIL
6 195 (6.85%) Configuration Management
7 189 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
8 187 (6.57%) Scrum
9 184 (6.46%) Test Automation
10 182 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
11 176 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
12 169 (5.94%) Infrastructure as Code
13 163 (5.73%) Analytics
14 136 (4.78%) Application Packaging
15 129 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 115 (4.04%) Software Engineering
17 112 (3.93%) Deployment Automation
18 111 (3.90%) Task Automation
19 108 (3.79%) Change Management
20 102 (3.58%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 759 (26.66%) SQL
2 436 (15.31%) Python
3 357 (12.54%) C#
4 278 (9.76%) Bash Shell
5 224 (7.87%) JavaScript
6 185 (6.50%) Java
7 127 (4.46%) VBScript
8 113 (3.97%) T-SQL
9 105 (3.69%) VB
10 100 (3.51%) Perl
11 92 (3.23%) Shell Script
12 82 (2.88%) Ruby
13 55 (1.93%) PHP
14 33 (1.16%) C
15 32 (1.12%) C++
16 28 (0.98%) Go
17 25 (0.88%) PL/SQL
18 23 (0.81%) TypeScript
19 21 (0.74%) Groovy
20 17 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 348 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 224 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 138 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (4.11%) DV Cleared
5 90 (3.16%) MCSE
6 84 (2.95%) Degree
7 64 (2.25%) MCSA
8 59 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.55%) CCNA
10 34 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (0.77%) MCP
13 19 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (0.60%) CISSP
14 17 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (0.60%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.60%) MCITP
15 15 (0.53%) CCA
16 14 (0.49%) AWS Certification
17 11 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (2.21%) QA
2 50 (1.76%) SLA
3 28 (0.98%) GDPR
4 21 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (0.46%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
9 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.18%) PMO
11 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.11%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.070%) COBIT
12 2 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.070%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.070%) HL7
13 1 (0.035%) IFRS
13 1 (0.035%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.035%) NIST 800
System Software
1 999 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 335 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (8.78%) Docker
4 217 (7.62%) Hyper-V
5 172 (6.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 155 (5.44%) Virtual Machines
7 148 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
8 137 (4.81%) XenApp
9 129 (4.53%) XenDesktop
10 100 (3.51%) vSphere
11 49 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (1.12%) VMware NSX
13 30 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 28 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
15 24 (0.84%) BitLocker
16 22 (0.77%) DFS Replication
17 21 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
18 18 (0.63%) Firmware
19 16 (0.56%) vCloud
20 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 584 (20.51%) SCCM
2 302 (10.61%) Ansible
3 238 (8.36%) Terraform
4 214 (7.52%) Puppet
5 210 (7.38%) Kubernetes
6 165 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
7 113 (3.97%) SCOM
8 105 (3.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 85 (2.99%) WSUS
10 60 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 60 (2.11%) vCenter Server
11 46 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
12 40 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 38 (1.33%) Salt
14 35 (1.23%) SCVMM
15 34 (1.19%) SCOrch
16 26 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 26 (0.91%) PowerCLI
17 25 (0.88%) Packer
18 24 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,214 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 523 (18.37%) VMware
3 275 (9.66%) Citrix
4 182 (6.39%) Oracle
5 153 (5.37%) Cisco
6 105 (3.69%) HP
7 85 (2.99%) Splunk
8 79 (2.77%) Ivanti
9 78 (2.74%) Google
10 65 (2.28%) Red Hat
11 61 (2.14%) Dell
12 57 (2.00%) Symantec
13 56 (1.97%) ServiceNow
14 54 (1.90%) McAfee
15 48 (1.69%) IBM
16 41 (1.44%) Atlassian
17 39 (1.37%) Tableau
18 34 (1.19%) CheckPoint
18 34 (1.19%) NetApp
19 29 (1.02%) IronPort