Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 100 125
Rank change year-on-year +24 +25 -3
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 3,158 2,329 1,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.31% 2.45% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.34% 5.80% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,108 1,540 1,319
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £270
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 56 38
England median hourly rate £41.53 £43.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.53% +41.46% +36.67%
10th Percentile £17.20 £15.82 £18.54
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.63 £49.13
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.33% +32.31% +52.94%

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 43,001 40,140 38,789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 45.12% 42.26% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,618 28,433 26,858
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £289
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 730 803
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +1.60% +4.99%
10th Percentile £17.38 £16.36 £14.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.28 £51.62
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.95% +5.67%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 1,471 £500 +10.99% 244
South East +17 650 £425 +6.25% 122
South West +52 332 £425 +4.94% 68
North of England +12 308 £400 -5.88% 95
Midlands -9 216 £400 +9.59% 67
East of England +23 169 £425 +17.24% 44
North West -6 147 £393 -17.37% 45
West Midlands -23 137 £425 - 38
Yorkshire +45 131 £400 -13.04% 42
East Midlands -13 72 £400 +34.45% 29
North East -11 30 £350 -5.41% 8
South Coast - 3 - -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 1,755 (55.57%) Windows
2 1,310 (41.48%) Microsoft
3 1,268 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,096 (34.71%) Active Directory
5 786 (24.89%) DevOps
6 771 (24.41%) SQL
7 751 (23.78%) Windows Server
8 666 (21.09%) VMware
9 641 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
10 607 (19.22%) SQL Server
11 594 (18.81%) Office 365
12 539 (17.07%) Linux
13 530 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
13 530 (16.78%) SCCM
14 503 (15.93%) Finance
15 499 (15.80%) .NET
16 467 (14.79%) Migration
17 459 (14.53%) Python
18 437 (13.84%) Security Cleared
19 413 (13.08%) C#
20 391 (12.38%) ITIL
21 380 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
22 367 (11.62%) DNS
23 357 (11.30%) Bash Shell
24 351 (11.11%) Windows 10
25 339 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 330 (10.45%) Citrix
27 327 (10.35%) SharePoint
28 323 (10.23%) Ansible
29 308 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 327 (10.35%) SharePoint
2 237 (7.50%) IIS
3 230 (7.28%) MS Exchange
4 159 (5.03%) Skype for Business
5 114 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 100 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 78 (2.47%) Confluence
8 77 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 52 (1.65%) Tomcat
10 46 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 42 (1.33%) Apache
12 37 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 34 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (1.01%) WebSphere
15 25 (0.79%) CMS
16 23 (0.73%) OpenStack
17 20 (0.63%) nginx
18 18 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
19 17 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
19 17 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 152 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.92%) InfoPath
5 23 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.38%) Chatbot
6 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.063%) SPSS
9 1 (0.032%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 38 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.13%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.063%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.063%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.063%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.032%) Maximo
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.032%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.032%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.032%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,268 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 594 (18.81%) Office 365
3 530 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
4 308 (9.75%) IaaS
5 270 (8.55%) PaaS
6 266 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 122 (3.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 115 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
9 102 (3.23%) SaaS
10 101 (3.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 74 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
12 72 (2.28%) OneDrive
13 70 (2.22%) Amazon S3
14 68 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 67 (2.12%) Serverless
16 61 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
17 51 (1.61%) GitHub
18 40 (1.27%) Azure Functions
19 27 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
20 24 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 367 (11.62%) DNS
2 303 (9.59%) Firewall
3 182 (5.76%) DHCP
4 149 (4.72%) VPN
5 142 (4.50%) Skype
6 133 (4.21%) SAN
7 90 (2.85%) TCP/IP
8 77 (2.44%) LAN
9 74 (2.34%) WAN
10 66 (2.09%) Internet
11 57 (1.80%) SSL
12 54 (1.71%) HTTP
13 48 (1.52%) NetScaler
14 45 (1.42%) Network Security
15 38 (1.20%) VLAN
16 35 (1.11%) SMTP
16 35 (1.11%) SNMP
16 35 (1.11%) Wireless
17 33 (1.04%) NAS
18 32 (1.01%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 154 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 120 (3.80%) Power BI
4 119 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 105 (3.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 85 (2.69%) Big Data
7 76 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 72 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 68 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 68 (2.15%) Hadoop
10 65 (2.06%) Data Lake
10 65 (2.06%) MySQL
11 64 (2.03%) MongoDB
12 55 (1.74%) Oracle Database
13 52 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
14 50 (1.58%) Relational Database
15 49 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
16 47 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
17 44 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
18 41 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 282 (8.93%) Jenkins
2 247 (7.82%) Visual Studio Team System
3 221 (7.00%) Git (software)
4 189 (5.98%) TeamCity
5 175 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 149 (4.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 148 (4.69%) Visual Studio
8 122 (3.86%) JIRA
9 109 (3.45%) MSI
10 78 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 52 (1.65%) MSBuild
12 39 (1.23%) Maven
12 39 (1.23%) Selenium
13 35 (1.11%) Bitbucket
14 31 (0.98%) Subversion
15 30 (0.95%) AdminStudio
16 29 (0.92%) Vagrant
17 26 (0.82%) Gradle
18 24 (0.76%) Ant
19 23 (0.73%) NUnit
General
1 503 (15.93%) Finance
2 181 (5.73%) Banking
3 59 (1.87%) Retail
4 48 (1.52%) Publishing
5 40 (1.27%) Front Office
6 35 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 35 (1.11%) Marketing
7 33 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 27 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.79%) Advertising
9 25 (0.79%) Law
10 23 (0.73%) Electronics
10 23 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.60%) Billing
12 13 (0.41%) Back Office
12 13 (0.41%) Legal
13 11 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.25%) Online Betting
15 7 (0.22%) Games
15 7 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 522 (16.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 373 (11.81%) Developer
3 291 (9.21%) Azure Engineer
4 272 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 232 (7.35%) Consultant
6 219 (6.93%) Architect
7 194 (6.14%) Azure DevOps
8 174 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
9 167 (5.29%) Analyst
10 157 (4.97%) Administrator
11 154 (4.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 148 (4.69%) PowerShell Engineer
13 138 (4.37%) Support Engineer
14 135 (4.27%) AWS Engineer
15 109 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
16 99 (3.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 88 (2.79%) Applications Packager
18 85 (2.69%) .NET Developer
18 85 (2.69%) Cloud Engineer
19 84 (2.66%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (15.80%) .NET
2 208 (6.59%) JSON
3 158 (5.00%) Web Services
4 112 (3.55%) HTML
5 106 (3.36%) ASP.NET
6 91 (2.88%) jQuery
7 85 (2.69%) .NET Framework
8 82 (2.60%) XML
9 73 (2.31%) Node.js
9 73 (2.31%) REST
10 68 (2.15%) LDAP
11 65 (2.06%) CSS
12 61 (1.93%) SOAP
13 54 (1.71%) SAML
14 50 (1.58%) React
15 46 (1.46%) .NET Core
16 45 (1.42%) AngularJS
17 40 (1.27%) Middleware
18 36 (1.14%) RESTful
19 35 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 159 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
1 159 (5.03%) Data Centre
2 123 (3.89%) Clustering
3 97 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
4 91 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 72 (2.28%) Public Cloud
6 71 (2.25%) PKI
7 63 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 53 (1.68%) Wiki
9 52 (1.65%) User Experience
10 48 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 42 (1.33%) Replication
12 39 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 34 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (0.98%) Fat Client
14 31 (0.98%) Fixed Income
14 31 (0.98%) Thin Client
15 28 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 24 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 23 (0.73%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,755 (55.57%) Windows
2 751 (23.78%) Windows Server
3 539 (17.07%) Linux
4 351 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 308 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 235 (7.44%) Windows 7
7 226 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 151 (4.78%) Unix
9 92 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (2.44%) CentOS
11 76 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 32 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 31 (0.98%) Android
15 26 (0.82%) VMS
16 25 (0.79%) Debian
17 21 (0.66%) Windows XP
18 16 (0.51%) Fedora
18 16 (0.51%) Windows 8
19 15 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (24.89%) DevOps
2 641 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (14.79%) Migration
4 391 (12.38%) ITIL
5 339 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 265 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
7 214 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
8 191 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
9 187 (5.92%) Scrum
10 176 (5.57%) Test Automation
11 158 (5.00%) Configuration Management
12 149 (4.72%) Analytics
13 127 (4.02%) Software Engineering
14 123 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
15 107 (3.39%) Change Management
15 107 (3.39%) Deployment Automation
16 104 (3.29%) Build Automation
17 103 (3.26%) Application Packaging
17 103 (3.26%) Mentoring
18 100 (3.17%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 771 (24.41%) SQL
2 459 (14.53%) Python
3 413 (13.08%) C#
4 357 (11.30%) Bash Shell
5 266 (8.42%) JavaScript
6 214 (6.78%) Java
7 158 (5.00%) VBScript
8 149 (4.72%) T-SQL
9 137 (4.34%) Shell Script
10 104 (3.29%) Perl
11 100 (3.17%) VB
12 98 (3.10%) Ruby
13 74 (2.34%) C
14 51 (1.61%) C++
15 48 (1.52%) VBA
16 43 (1.36%) Korn
17 32 (1.01%) PHP
18 28 (0.89%) Groovy
19 26 (0.82%) Go
20 20 (0.63%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 437 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 299 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 200 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 170 (5.38%) Degree
5 154 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 112 (3.55%) MCSE
7 83 (2.63%) MCSA
8 62 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 47 (1.49%) CCNA
10 47 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 39 (1.23%) AWS Certification
12 35 (1.11%) MCP
13 31 (0.98%) MCTS
14 30 (0.95%) CISSP
15 25 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (0.73%) GIAC
17 20 (0.63%) CEH
17 20 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
18 19 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.94%) QA
2 52 (1.65%) SLA
3 24 (0.76%) HMG Infosec
3 24 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 24 (0.76%) JSP 440
4 22 (0.70%) GDPR
5 15 (0.47%) PMO
6 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.28%) WCAG
8 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.095%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.063%) HL7
11 2 (0.063%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.063%) MiFID
11 2 (0.063%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.032%) EMIR
12 1 (0.032%) FISMA
System Software
1 1,096 (34.71%) Active Directory
2 380 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (8.11%) Docker
4 218 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 199 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 163 (5.16%) XenApp
7 142 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
8 137 (4.34%) XenDesktop
9 132 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
10 125 (3.96%) vSphere
11 40 (1.27%) BitLocker
12 39 (1.23%) DFS Replication
13 36 (1.14%) HDFS
14 34 (1.08%) XenServer
15 26 (0.82%) VMware NSX
16 24 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
18 21 (0.66%) vCloud
19 13 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 530 (16.78%) SCCM
2 323 (10.23%) Ansible
3 279 (8.83%) Puppet
4 234 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
5 223 (7.06%) Terraform
6 185 (5.86%) Kubernetes
7 124 (3.93%) SCOM
8 87 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 76 (2.41%) vCenter Server
10 72 (2.28%) WSUS
11 57 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 53 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
13 51 (1.61%) Packer
14 42 (1.33%) Nagios
14 42 (1.33%) Salt
15 38 (1.20%) PowerCLI
16 37 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
16 37 (1.17%) SCVMM
17 36 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
17 36 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,310 (41.48%) Microsoft
2 666 (21.09%) VMware
3 330 (10.45%) Citrix
4 255 (8.07%) Oracle
5 179 (5.67%) Cisco
6 127 (4.02%) Splunk
7 125 (3.96%) Google
8 112 (3.55%) HP
9 80 (2.53%) ServiceNow
10 78 (2.47%) Ivanti
11 71 (2.25%) Atlassian
12 67 (2.12%) McAfee
13 63 (1.99%) Red Hat
14 61 (1.93%) Dell
14 61 (1.93%) NetApp
15 54 (1.71%) EMC
15 54 (1.71%) IBM
16 45 (1.42%) SAP
17 43 (1.36%) Symantec
18 41 (1.30%) New Relic