Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 111 106
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5 +44
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,640 1,913 2,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.80% 2.18% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.34% 5.24% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,825 1,245 1,471
England median daily rate £425 £420 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +3.07% +8.67%
10th Percentile £270 £285 £281
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 35 30
England median hourly rate £41.53 £43.00 £28.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +48.92% +15.50%
10th Percentile £21.72 £17.04 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £85.00
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.42% +19.44% +44.00%

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 41,612 36,475 39,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.08% 41.59% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,371 25,128 27,492
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 758 855
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.54 £14.13
90th Percentile £53.38 £53.75 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +11 1,218 £475 +5.56% 229
South East +46 520 £413 +3.13% 99
North of England +29 314 £363 -3.33% 116
Midlands +42 303 £400 +6.67% 57
West Midlands +33 175 £383 -7.27% 39
South West +36 171 £375 +15.38% 39
East Midlands +34 129 £400 +33.33% 18
Yorkshire +41 124 £400 +6.67% 66
North West -9 124 £363 +1.75% 30
East of England +10 119 £368 -18.33% 36
North East +16 66 £339 -13.14% 20
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,473 (55.80%) Windows
2 1,086 (41.14%) Microsoft
3 954 (36.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 882 (33.41%) Active Directory
5 619 (23.45%) Windows Server
6 607 (22.99%) DevOps
7 591 (22.39%) SQL
8 549 (20.80%) SQL Server
9 538 (20.38%) VMware
10 511 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
11 509 (19.28%) Office 365
12 468 (17.73%) Linux
13 451 (17.08%) SCCM
14 440 (16.67%) Migration
15 433 (16.40%) .NET
16 424 (16.06%) Security Cleared
17 418 (15.83%) C#
18 410 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
19 389 (14.73%) Finance
20 378 (14.32%) Python
21 335 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
22 323 (12.23%) SharePoint
22 323 (12.23%) SC Cleared
23 314 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
24 305 (11.55%) Jenkins
24 305 (11.55%) DNS
25 300 (11.36%) ITIL
26 294 (11.14%) Citrix
27 290 (10.98%) Windows 10
28 284 (10.76%) Ansible

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
1 323 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 222 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 185 (7.01%) IIS
4 183 (6.93%) Skype for Business
5 125 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 61 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 57 (2.16%) Apache
9 53 (2.01%) Confluence
10 40 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 38 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
12 37 (1.40%) Tomcat
13 31 (1.17%) OpenStack
14 26 (0.98%) CMS
14 26 (0.98%) JBoss
14 26 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
15 24 (0.91%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (0.72%) nginx
18 18 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 121 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.19%) Windchill
6 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.11%) HipChat
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.038%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.038%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 22 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.27%) Endur
4 5 (0.19%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.11%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.076%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 2 (0.076%) assyst
6 2 (0.076%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.076%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.038%) Kondor
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.038%) Summit
7 1 (0.038%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.038%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 954 (36.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 509 (19.28%) Office 365
3 410 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
4 169 (6.40%) IaaS
5 140 (5.30%) PaaS
6 134 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 96 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 64 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
9 60 (2.27%) SaaS
10 52 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
11 51 (1.93%) OneDrive
12 48 (1.82%) Serverless
12 48 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 42 (1.59%) GitHub
14 41 (1.55%) Datadog
15 30 (1.14%) Yammer
16 28 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
17 25 (0.95%) Amazon S3
18 21 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
19 18 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 305 (11.55%) DNS
2 219 (8.30%) Firewall
3 204 (7.73%) DHCP
4 143 (5.42%) Skype
5 137 (5.19%) SAN
6 102 (3.86%) VPN
7 95 (3.60%) TCP/IP
8 91 (3.45%) LAN
9 87 (3.30%) WAN
10 69 (2.61%) Internet
11 60 (2.27%) NetScaler
12 51 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
13 47 (1.78%) Network Security
14 45 (1.70%) NAS
15 39 (1.48%) MPLS
16 38 (1.44%) VLAN
16 38 (1.44%) VoIP
17 27 (1.02%) HTTP
17 27 (1.02%) SNMP
18 25 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 95 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 78 (2.95%) Big Data
5 57 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 53 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 51 (1.93%) Power BI
9 49 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
9 49 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
10 45 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 43 (1.63%) Relational Database
12 42 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 41 (1.55%) MongoDB
14 40 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
15 38 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
16 37 (1.40%) MySQL
17 36 (1.36%) NoSQL
18 32 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 305 (11.55%) Jenkins
2 262 (9.92%) Git (software)
3 223 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 186 (7.05%) TeamCity
5 156 (5.91%) Visual Studio
6 153 (5.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 135 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 102 (3.86%) JIRA
9 84 (3.18%) MSI
10 54 (2.05%) Subversion
11 47 (1.78%) MSBuild
12 39 (1.48%) NUnit
13 38 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 38 (1.44%) Selenium
14 34 (1.29%) Bitbucket
15 30 (1.14%) SpecFlow
16 28 (1.06%) Ant
17 24 (0.91%) AdminStudio
18 23 (0.87%) Maven
19 22 (0.83%) Gradle
General
1 389 (14.73%) Finance
2 125 (4.73%) Banking
3 70 (2.65%) Retail
4 36 (1.36%) Publishing
5 32 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 25 (0.95%) Marketing
7 22 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 22 (0.83%) Law
8 19 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.68%) Front Office
10 16 (0.61%) Advertising
11 14 (0.53%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.49%) Legal
13 12 (0.45%) Back Office
14 8 (0.30%) Electronics
14 8 (0.30%) Local Government
15 7 (0.27%) Games
16 6 (0.23%) French Language
17 5 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 411 (15.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 333 (12.61%) Developer
3 241 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 215 (8.14%) Azure Engineer
5 193 (7.31%) Consultant
6 161 (6.10%) Analyst
7 152 (5.76%) Architect
8 151 (5.72%) Windows Engineer
9 150 (5.68%) Administrator
10 113 (4.28%) Azure DevOps
11 107 (4.05%) Support Engineer
12 105 (3.98%) .NET Developer
13 104 (3.94%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 100 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
15 96 (3.64%) C# Developer
16 94 (3.56%) PowerShell Engineer
17 89 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
18 88 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
19 78 (2.95%) AWS DevOps
20 75 (2.84%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (16.40%) .NET
2 158 (5.98%) JSON
3 126 (4.77%) Web Services
4 122 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 121 (4.58%) REST
6 113 (4.28%) HTML
7 100 (3.79%) CSS
8 82 (3.11%) .NET Framework
9 73 (2.77%) XML
10 66 (2.50%) jQuery
11 56 (2.12%) LDAP
12 53 (2.01%) AngularJS
12 53 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 50 (1.89%) RESTful
14 47 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 45 (1.70%) SAML
16 43 (1.63%) Middleware
17 40 (1.52%) SOAP
18 38 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
19 36 (1.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 169 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 120 (4.55%) Clustering
3 115 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (3.22%) PKI
5 81 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (2.42%) Public Cloud
7 58 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 46 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 41 (1.55%) Replication
10 35 (1.33%) User Experience
11 32 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
12 25 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (0.95%) Wiki
13 24 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (0.87%) Fintech
15 22 (0.83%) Fat Client
15 22 (0.83%) Thin Client
16 20 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.68%) Mobile App
18 16 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,473 (55.80%) Windows
2 619 (23.45%) Windows Server
3 468 (17.73%) Linux
4 314 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 290 (10.98%) Windows 10
6 258 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 199 (7.54%) Windows 7
8 138 (5.23%) Unix
9 121 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 64 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 63 (2.39%) CentOS
12 56 (2.12%) Apple iOS
13 37 (1.40%) Android
14 33 (1.25%) Windows 8
15 28 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 28 (1.06%) Windows XP
16 27 (1.02%) Mac OS
17 25 (0.95%) VMS
18 22 (0.83%) Solaris
19 15 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (22.99%) DevOps
2 511 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (16.67%) Migration
4 300 (11.36%) ITIL
5 236 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
6 220 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 193 (7.31%) Configuration Management
8 175 (6.63%) Test Automation
9 154 (5.83%) Scrum
10 145 (5.49%) Deployment Automation
11 120 (4.55%) Change Management
12 115 (4.36%) High Availability
13 105 (3.98%) Application Packaging
14 103 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
15 92 (3.48%) Software Engineering
16 91 (3.45%) Open Source
17 88 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
18 85 (3.22%) Analytics
19 83 (3.14%) BDD
20 81 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 591 (22.39%) SQL
2 418 (15.83%) C#
3 378 (14.32%) Python
4 261 (9.89%) Bash Shell
5 210 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 196 (7.42%) VBScript
7 158 (5.98%) Java
8 145 (5.49%) Perl
9 114 (4.32%) VB
10 113 (4.28%) Ruby
11 99 (3.75%) Shell Script
12 89 (3.37%) T-SQL
13 69 (2.61%) C
14 62 (2.35%) C++
15 34 (1.29%) Groovy
16 31 (1.17%) VBA
17 30 (1.14%) Korn
18 27 (1.02%) PHP
19 12 (0.45%) Go
19 12 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 424 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 323 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 146 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (4.17%) Degree
5 76 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 74 (2.80%) MCSE
7 52 (1.97%) MCSA
8 51 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (1.44%) CCNA
10 36 (1.36%) MCP
10 36 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.17%) MCITP
13 30 (1.14%) CCNP
14 25 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (0.80%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.64%) CISSP
17 15 (0.57%) BC Cleared
18 14 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
19 13 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.46%) SLA
2 52 (1.97%) QA
3 44 (1.67%) GDPR
4 14 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.42%) GCP
6 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.27%) WCAG
8 5 (0.19%) TickIT
9 4 (0.15%) EMIR
9 4 (0.15%) MiFID
10 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.11%) PMO
10 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.076%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.038%) ARP4754
12 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.038%) GPG13
12 1 (0.038%) SAS 70
System Software
1 882 (33.41%) Active Directory
2 335 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 181 (6.86%) Docker
5 175 (6.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 142 (5.38%) XenApp
7 135 (5.11%) XenDesktop
8 119 (4.51%) vSphere
9 115 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
10 87 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
11 42 (1.59%) XenServer
12 27 (1.02%) vCloud
12 27 (1.02%) VMware NSX
13 25 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
13 25 (0.95%) Xen
14 24 (0.91%) BitLocker
15 22 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
16 17 (0.64%) HDFS
17 15 (0.57%) DFS Replication
18 12 (0.45%) LXC
Systems Management
1 451 (17.08%) SCCM
2 284 (10.76%) Ansible
3 240 (9.09%) Puppet
4 221 (8.37%) Opscode Chef
5 193 (7.31%) Terraform
6 126 (4.77%) SCOM
7 86 (3.26%) WSUS
8 85 (3.22%) Kubernetes
9 74 (2.80%) Nagios
10 71 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
11 59 (2.23%) Packer
12 53 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 43 (1.63%) vCenter Server
14 42 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
15 38 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
16 37 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
17 34 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 32 (1.21%) NetBackup
19 30 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 29 (1.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,086 (41.14%) Microsoft
2 538 (20.38%) VMware
3 294 (11.14%) Citrix
4 198 (7.50%) Oracle
5 150 (5.68%) Cisco
6 129 (4.89%) Splunk
7 118 (4.47%) HP
8 117 (4.43%) Ivanti
9 92 (3.48%) McAfee
10 88 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 65 (2.46%) Dell
12 58 (2.20%) SAP
13 57 (2.16%) Symantec
14 53 (2.01%) New Relic
15 51 (1.93%) IBM
16 50 (1.89%) SolarWinds
17 48 (1.82%) ServiceNow
18 47 (1.78%) NetApp
19 42 (1.59%) EMC
20 41 (1.55%) Remedy