Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 122 134
Rank change year-on-year +29 +12 +30
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,282 1,887 1,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.49% 2.13% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.86% 5.22% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,502 1,267 1,138
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 39 44
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +44.44% -32.84%
10th Percentile £15.88 £18.50 £15.60
90th Percentile £52.55 £48.01 £36.58
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £36.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.62% +61.11% -32.84%

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 38,940 36,169 38,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.45% 40.85% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,690 25,055 26,391
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 775 992
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.76 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.48 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +6 1,100 £463 +5.47% 301
South East +12 460 £400 +10.34% 119
North of England +9 264 £425 +25.00% 79
Midlands +56 208 £360 +5.88% 86
North West +38 151 £475 +35.71% 37
East of England +24 125 £362 -12.30% 76
West Midlands +32 121 £390 +14.71% 46
South West +19 119 £410 +21.48% 39
East Midlands +44 82 £300 -4.38% 40
Yorkshire +3 61 £455 +26.39% 29
North East -8 52 £400 +17.65% 13
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 1,432 (62.75%) Windows
2 914 (40.05%) Microsoft
3 764 (33.48%) Active Directory
4 763 (33.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 682 (29.89%) Windows Server
6 609 (26.69%) VMware
7 596 (26.12%) DevOps
8 484 (21.21%) SQL
9 430 (18.84%) Linux
10 410 (17.97%) Office 365
11 408 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
12 406 (17.79%) SQL Server
13 383 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 373 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 361 (15.82%) .NET
16 356 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
17 355 (15.56%) SCCM
18 346 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
19 339 (14.86%) Finance
20 334 (14.64%) Migration
21 310 (13.58%) C#
22 286 (12.53%) Security Cleared
23 284 (12.45%) DNS
24 274 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
25 269 (11.79%) ITIL
26 268 (11.74%) SharePoint
26 268 (11.74%) Ansible
27 266 (11.66%) Python
28 258 (11.31%) TeamCity
29 256 (11.22%) Citrix

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
1 268 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 171 (7.49%) MS Exchange
3 170 (7.45%) IIS
4 167 (7.32%) Skype for Business
5 93 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (3.94%) Confluence
7 72 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 58 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
9 52 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 49 (2.15%) OpenStack
11 41 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 28 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (1.18%) Apache
14 26 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
15 22 (0.96%) CMS
15 22 (0.96%) Tomcat
15 22 (0.96%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.83%) NServiceBus
18 18 (0.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 94 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.88%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.044%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.044%) GIMP
8 1 (0.044%) HipChat
8 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.044%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.044%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 763 (33.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 410 (17.97%) Office 365
3 356 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (8.19%) IaaS
5 155 (6.79%) PaaS
6 98 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (2.32%) OneDrive
8 49 (2.15%) SaaS
9 45 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (1.10%) GitHub
12 21 (0.92%) npm
13 18 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.35%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.35%) Mimecast
17 8 (0.35%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 284 (12.45%) DNS
2 223 (9.77%) Firewall
3 170 (7.45%) DHCP
4 138 (6.05%) SAN
5 123 (5.39%) TCP/IP
6 99 (4.34%) Skype
7 72 (3.16%) LAN
7 72 (3.16%) WAN
8 71 (3.11%) NetScaler
9 69 (3.02%) VPN
10 59 (2.59%) Kerberos
11 42 (1.84%) NAS
12 38 (1.67%) Network Security
13 33 (1.45%) Internet
13 33 (1.45%) VoIP
14 26 (1.14%) SMTP
15 24 (1.05%) IPsec
15 24 (1.05%) SNMP
15 24 (1.05%) VLAN
16 22 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 44 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 40 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 30 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
10 29 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 28 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 26 (1.14%) Power BI
13 25 (1.10%) NoSQL
14 24 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (0.92%) MySQL
16 19 (0.83%) Big Data
17 18 (0.79%) Data Lake
18 16 (0.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 258 (11.31%) TeamCity
2 224 (9.82%) Git (software)
3 210 (9.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 207 (9.07%) Jenkins
5 182 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 124 (5.43%) Visual Studio
7 115 (5.04%) JIRA
8 109 (4.78%) Visual Studio Team System
9 92 (4.03%) MSI
10 64 (2.80%) MSBuild
11 47 (2.06%) Subversion
12 44 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 30 (1.31%) Selenium
14 28 (1.23%) Ant
14 28 (1.23%) NuGet
15 23 (1.01%) NUnit
16 18 (0.79%) Gradle
16 18 (0.79%) Maven
17 15 (0.66%) Chocolatey
17 15 (0.66%) SonarQube
General
1 339 (14.86%) Finance
2 155 (6.79%) Banking
3 55 (2.41%) Retail
4 39 (1.71%) Publishing
5 26 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 22 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 21 (0.92%) Legal
8 19 (0.83%) Advertising
9 15 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.61%) Back Office
10 14 (0.61%) Marketing
11 11 (0.48%) Electronics
11 11 (0.48%) Law
12 8 (0.35%) Front Office
12 8 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.26%) Retail Finance
14 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 349 (15.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 256 (11.22%) Developer
3 240 (10.52%) Consultant
4 178 (7.80%) Windows Engineer
5 176 (7.71%) Azure Engineer
6 168 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 162 (7.10%) Analyst
8 155 (6.79%) Administrator
9 129 (5.65%) Azure DevOps
10 122 (5.35%) Architect
11 104 (4.56%) PowerShell Engineer
12 96 (4.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 90 (3.94%) C# Developer
14 74 (3.24%) Windows DevOps Engineer
15 68 (2.98%) Support Engineer
16 66 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
17 59 (2.59%) .NET Developer
17 59 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
17 59 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
18 56 (2.45%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (15.82%) .NET
2 170 (7.45%) Web Services
3 106 (4.65%) XML
4 95 (4.16%) LDAP
5 93 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 93 (4.08%) REST
6 91 (3.99%) HTML
7 87 (3.81%) JSON
8 72 (3.16%) ASP.NET
9 70 (3.07%) CSS
10 61 (2.67%) AngularJS
11 56 (2.45%) WCF
12 47 (2.06%) SOAP
13 43 (1.88%) RESTful
14 39 (1.71%) WPF
15 35 (1.53%) jQuery
16 34 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (1.45%) Entity Framework
18 27 (1.18%) Node.js
19 26 (1.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 128 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 119 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 77 (3.37%) Clustering
4 77 (3.37%) Replication
5 73 (3.20%) PKI
6 63 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 55 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 47 (2.06%) Public Cloud
9 36 (1.58%) User Experience
10 31 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.14%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.01%) Fintech
13 22 (0.96%) CESG
14 20 (0.88%) Online Banking
15 16 (0.70%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.66%) Blackberry
16 15 (0.66%) VSAM
17 13 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,432 (62.75%) Windows
2 682 (29.89%) Windows Server
3 430 (18.84%) Linux
4 383 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 346 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 224 (9.82%) Windows 10
7 208 (9.11%) Windows 7
8 158 (6.92%) Unix
9 126 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 126 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 62 (2.72%) CentOS
11 49 (2.15%) VMS
12 37 (1.62%) Windows Vista
13 27 (1.18%) Solaris
14 26 (1.14%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.92%) AIX
15 21 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (0.83%) HPUX
17 17 (0.74%) MVS
18 15 (0.66%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (26.12%) DevOps
2 408 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (14.64%) Migration
4 274 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
5 269 (11.79%) ITIL
6 225 (9.86%) Configuration Management
7 146 (6.40%) Scrum
8 125 (5.48%) Test Automation
9 123 (5.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 105 (4.60%) Open Source
11 100 (4.38%) Task Automation
12 99 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
13 90 (3.94%) Change Management
14 76 (3.33%) Release Management
15 73 (3.20%) Workflow
16 71 (3.11%) Mentoring
16 71 (3.11%) Service Delivery
17 70 (3.07%) Application Packaging
18 65 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
18 65 (2.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 484 (21.21%) SQL
2 310 (13.58%) C#
3 266 (11.66%) Python
4 240 (10.52%) VBScript
5 203 (8.90%) Bash Shell
6 187 (8.19%) JavaScript
7 116 (5.08%) Ruby
8 107 (4.69%) Java
9 94 (4.12%) Perl
10 88 (3.86%) VB
11 86 (3.77%) T-SQL
12 83 (3.64%) Shell Script
13 41 (1.80%) C
14 35 (1.53%) VBA
15 19 (0.83%) C++
15 19 (0.83%) PHP
16 17 (0.74%) JCL
16 17 (0.74%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.57%) Bourne shell
18 11 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 286 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 182 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 159 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 118 (5.17%) Degree
5 110 (4.82%) MCSE
6 65 (2.85%) DV Cleared
7 44 (1.93%) MCSA
7 44 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 37 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (1.14%) CCNA
11 24 (1.05%) CISSP
11 24 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.01%) MCITP
13 16 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (0.61%) CISM
14 14 (0.61%) MCP
15 13 (0.57%) CCNP
16 11 (0.48%) MCTS
17 10 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.90%) QA
2 34 (1.49%) SLA
3 16 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.48%) GDPR
6 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.22%) MiFID
8 3 (0.13%) PMO
9 2 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.088%) GCP
10 1 (0.044%) COBIT
10 1 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.044%) EMIR
10 1 (0.044%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.044%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 764 (33.48%) Active Directory
2 373 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (9.33%) Hyper-V
4 192 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
5 158 (6.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 122 (5.35%) XenApp
7 112 (4.91%) Docker
8 105 (4.60%) XenDesktop
9 98 (4.29%) vSphere
10 50 (2.19%) BitLocker
10 50 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
11 46 (2.02%) XenServer
12 45 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
13 43 (1.88%) vCloud
14 19 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 16 (0.70%) VMware NSX
17 15 (0.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 15 (0.66%) RACF
18 12 (0.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 355 (15.56%) SCCM
2 268 (11.74%) Ansible
3 254 (11.13%) Puppet
4 226 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
5 157 (6.88%) SCOM
6 96 (4.21%) Terraform
7 55 (2.41%) Nagios
8 54 (2.37%) WMI
9 45 (1.97%) vCenter Server
10 43 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 43 (1.88%) PowerCLI
11 41 (1.80%) WSUS
12 40 (1.75%) NetBackup
13 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
14 31 (1.36%) Kubernetes
15 27 (1.18%) Salt
16 26 (1.14%) Packer
17 25 (1.10%) SCVMM
18 24 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
18 24 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 914 (40.05%) Microsoft
2 609 (26.69%) VMware
3 256 (11.22%) Citrix
4 143 (6.27%) HP
5 142 (6.22%) Oracle
6 118 (5.17%) Cisco
7 101 (4.43%) Red Hat
8 82 (3.59%) McAfee
9 75 (3.29%) Splunk
9 75 (3.29%) Symantec
10 66 (2.89%) Ivanti
11 65 (2.85%) SolarWinds
12 57 (2.50%) Atlassian
12 57 (2.50%) NetApp
13 56 (2.45%) ServiceNow
14 42 (1.84%) IBM
15 40 (1.75%) Dell
16 36 (1.58%) AppDynamics
17 35 (1.53%) EMC
17 35 (1.53%) Lumension