Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 107 121
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14 +50
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,491 1,831 1,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.69% 2.17% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.20% 5.30% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,645 1,237 1,229
England median daily rate £430 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £285 £285 £273
90th Percentile £600 £570 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 45
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +78.26% -8.00%
10th Percentile £19.16 £17.01 £17.00
90th Percentile £53.65 £50.00 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -5.95% +57.89% +6.40%

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 40,146 34,522 37,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.35% 40.88% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,244 23,817 26,035
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 714 762 905
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.43 £17.05 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.43 £52.99 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +10 1,221 £475 +5.56% 228
South East +28 482 £413 +17.86% 82
North of England +40 306 £400 +14.29% 117
Midlands +39 242 £375 +11.11% 85
North West +29 153 £438 +25.00% 56
South West +24 146 £373 +14.62% 50
West Midlands +24 138 £375 -3.23% 37
East Midlands +48 102 £344 +25.00% 48
East of England +16 95 £375 -6.25% 45
North East +26 80 £363 +6.62% 15
Yorkshire +18 73 £425 +18.06% 46
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1,427 (57.29%) Windows
2 986 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 911 (36.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 781 (31.35%) Active Directory
5 667 (26.78%) DevOps
6 655 (26.29%) Windows Server
7 553 (22.20%) VMware
8 542 (21.76%) SQL
9 471 (18.91%) SQL Server
10 454 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
11 447 (17.94%) Linux
12 436 (17.50%) Office 365
13 412 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
13 412 (16.54%) SCCM
14 400 (16.06%) .NET
15 380 (15.25%) Security Cleared
16 379 (15.21%) Migration
17 378 (15.17%) C#
18 369 (14.81%) Finance
19 367 (14.73%) Python
20 357 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
21 349 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
22 301 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
23 297 (11.92%) ITIL
24 290 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
25 287 (11.52%) Citrix
26 279 (11.20%) Git (software)
26 279 (11.20%) Jenkins
27 278 (11.16%) Ansible
28 276 (11.08%) DNS

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 (10.76%) SharePoint
2 171 (6.86%) Skype for Business
3 169 (6.78%) MS Exchange
4 164 (6.58%) IIS
5 95 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 80 (3.21%) Confluence
7 59 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 57 (2.29%) Apache
9 51 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 46 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (1.73%) OpenStack
12 37 (1.49%) Tomcat
13 31 (1.24%) WebSphere
14 27 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
15 25 (1.00%) nginx
16 21 (0.84%) CMS
17 19 (0.76%) NServiceBus
18 17 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
19 16 (0.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 118 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.76%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.16%) HipChat
6 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.080%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.040%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 29 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.28%) Endur
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.20%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.080%) assyst
8 1 (0.040%) Kondor
8 1 (0.040%) RMDS
8 1 (0.040%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.040%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.040%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 911 (36.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 436 (17.50%) Office 365
3 412 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
4 203 (8.15%) IaaS
5 165 (6.62%) PaaS
6 107 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 88 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 65 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
9 52 (2.09%) SaaS
10 35 (1.41%) GitHub
11 31 (1.24%) OneDrive
12 29 (1.16%) Serverless
13 26 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
13 26 (1.04%) NuGet
14 24 (0.96%) Datadog
15 22 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
16 20 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
17 18 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
18 16 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
19 15 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 276 (11.08%) DNS
2 236 (9.47%) Firewall
3 181 (7.27%) DHCP
4 149 (5.98%) SAN
5 122 (4.90%) Skype
6 115 (4.62%) TCP/IP
7 93 (3.73%) VPN
8 83 (3.33%) LAN
9 81 (3.25%) WAN
10 65 (2.61%) NetScaler
11 49 (1.97%) Network Security
12 48 (1.93%) Internet
13 43 (1.73%) MPLS
13 43 (1.73%) VoIP
14 42 (1.69%) NAS
15 36 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
16 33 (1.32%) SNMP
17 32 (1.28%) VLAN
18 31 (1.24%) SMTP
19 27 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (1.93%) Oracle Database
7 46 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 46 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (1.81%) Big Data
8 45 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 44 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
11 40 (1.61%) Relational Database
12 39 (1.57%) Power BI
13 36 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
13 36 (1.45%) MySQL
14 32 (1.28%) MongoDB
15 30 (1.20%) Hadoop
16 26 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
17 23 (0.92%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 279 (11.20%) Git (software)
1 279 (11.20%) Jenkins
2 251 (10.08%) TeamCity
3 201 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 199 (7.99%) Octopus Deploy
5 163 (6.54%) Visual Studio
6 122 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 120 (4.82%) JIRA
8 82 (3.29%) MSI
9 69 (2.77%) Subversion
10 65 (2.61%) MSBuild
11 35 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 31 (1.24%) NUnit
12 31 (1.24%) Selenium
13 30 (1.20%) Ant
14 27 (1.08%) SpecFlow
15 25 (1.00%) Vagrant
16 24 (0.96%) Gradle
16 24 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
17 21 (0.84%) Maven
General
1 369 (14.81%) Finance
2 152 (6.10%) Banking
3 70 (2.81%) Retail
4 35 (1.41%) Publishing
5 27 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 24 (0.96%) Marketing
7 22 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.84%) Back Office
9 20 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.64%) Advertising
10 16 (0.64%) Front Office
11 14 (0.56%) Law
12 13 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.32%) Electronics
14 7 (0.28%) Local Government
15 6 (0.24%) Legal
16 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.20%) Games
17 4 (0.16%) French Language
18 3 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 424 (17.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 285 (11.44%) Developer
3 221 (8.87%) Consultant
4 215 (8.63%) Azure Engineer
5 189 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 162 (6.50%) Azure DevOps
7 161 (6.46%) Architect
8 160 (6.42%) Windows Engineer
9 153 (6.14%) Administrator
10 134 (5.38%) Analyst
11 129 (5.18%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 97 (3.89%) PowerShell Engineer
13 96 (3.85%) Support Engineer
14 95 (3.81%) C# Developer
15 89 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
16 83 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
17 81 (3.25%) .NET Developer
18 74 (2.97%) AWS DevOps
18 74 (2.97%) DBA
19 65 (2.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (16.06%) .NET
2 145 (5.82%) JSON
3 141 (5.66%) Web Services
4 113 (4.54%) REST
5 94 (3.77%) ASP.NET
6 87 (3.49%) XML
7 82 (3.29%) CSS
8 81 (3.25%) HTML
9 79 (3.17%) .NET Framework
10 58 (2.33%) AngularJS
11 51 (2.05%) SOAP
12 49 (1.97%) jQuery
12 49 (1.97%) LDAP
13 40 (1.61%) RESTful
14 37 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
14 37 (1.49%) WCF
15 32 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (1.28%) React
16 27 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
17 26 (1.04%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 152 (6.10%) Data Centre
2 136 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (4.54%) Clustering
4 99 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (3.77%) PKI
6 69 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 60 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 58 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 48 (1.93%) Replication
10 45 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
12 39 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (1.20%) User Experience
14 19 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 18 (0.72%) Fintech
16 17 (0.68%) Online Banking
17 16 (0.64%) Fat Client
17 16 (0.64%) Thin Client
18 15 (0.60%) Data Structures
18 15 (0.60%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1,427 (57.29%) Windows
2 655 (26.29%) Windows Server
3 447 (17.94%) Linux
4 357 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 301 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 249 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 174 (6.99%) Windows 7
8 146 (5.86%) Unix
9 127 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 93 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (3.17%) CentOS
12 47 (1.89%) VMS
13 40 (1.61%) Solaris
14 38 (1.53%) Apple iOS
15 33 (1.32%) AIX
16 31 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 30 (1.20%) Windows 8
18 27 (1.08%) Windows Vista
19 26 (1.04%) Windows XP
20 25 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (26.78%) DevOps
2 454 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (15.21%) Migration
4 297 (11.92%) ITIL
5 290 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
6 263 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
7 225 (9.03%) Configuration Management
8 152 (6.10%) Test Automation
9 151 (6.06%) Deployment Automation
10 143 (5.74%) Scrum
11 134 (5.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 132 (5.30%) Change Management
13 118 (4.74%) Open Source
14 94 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
15 92 (3.69%) Task Automation
16 91 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
17 84 (3.37%) Software Engineering
18 81 (3.25%) Mentoring
19 79 (3.17%) High Availability
20 78 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 542 (21.76%) SQL
2 378 (15.17%) C#
3 367 (14.73%) Python
4 250 (10.04%) Bash Shell
5 216 (8.67%) VBScript
6 185 (7.43%) JavaScript
7 138 (5.54%) Java
8 129 (5.18%) Ruby
9 127 (5.10%) Perl
10 91 (3.65%) Shell Script
11 83 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 78 (3.13%) VB
13 60 (2.41%) C
14 41 (1.65%) VBA
15 35 (1.41%) C++
16 28 (1.12%) PHP
17 25 (1.00%) Groovy
18 17 (0.68%) JCL
19 16 (0.64%) Bourne shell
20 15 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 380 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 268 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 157 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (4.62%) Degree
5 92 (3.69%) MCSE
6 85 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 55 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (2.09%) MCSA
9 46 (1.85%) CCNA
10 34 (1.36%) MCP
11 33 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.28%) MCITP
13 29 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (1.08%) CCNP
15 25 (1.00%) CISSP
16 23 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
17 21 (0.84%) AWS Certification
18 12 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
18 12 (0.48%) SANS
19 11 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.37%) QA
2 52 (2.09%) SLA
3 35 (1.41%) GDPR
4 13 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.40%) GCP
7 5 (0.20%) TickIT
8 4 (0.16%) EMIR
8 4 (0.16%) MiFID
9 3 (0.12%) PMO
10 2 (0.080%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.080%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.040%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.040%) GPG13
11 1 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.040%) Solvency II
System Software
1 781 (31.35%) Active Directory
2 349 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (9.07%) Hyper-V
4 158 (6.34%) Docker
5 156 (6.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 145 (5.82%) XenDesktop
7 142 (5.70%) XenApp
8 135 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
9 112 (4.50%) vSphere
10 58 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
11 47 (1.89%) XenServer
12 36 (1.45%) BitLocker
13 31 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
14 29 (1.16%) vCloud
15 27 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
16 22 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
16 22 (0.88%) VMware NSX
17 19 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 17 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 412 (16.54%) SCCM
2 278 (11.16%) Ansible
3 247 (9.92%) Puppet
4 228 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
5 159 (6.38%) Terraform
6 144 (5.78%) SCOM
7 75 (3.01%) Nagios
8 54 (2.17%) Kubernetes
9 53 (2.13%) Packer
10 52 (2.09%) WSUS
11 50 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
12 44 (1.77%) SCVMM
13 42 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
14 38 (1.53%) vCenter Server
15 32 (1.28%) PowerCLI
16 29 (1.16%) Salt
17 28 (1.12%) NetBackup
18 27 (1.08%) SCOrch
19 26 (1.04%) Nessus
20 25 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 986 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 553 (22.20%) VMware
3 287 (11.52%) Citrix
4 160 (6.42%) Oracle
5 155 (6.22%) HP
6 136 (5.46%) Cisco
7 110 (4.42%) Red Hat
8 107 (4.30%) Ivanti
9 92 (3.69%) Splunk
10 84 (3.37%) McAfee
11 72 (2.89%) SolarWinds
12 66 (2.65%) Symantec
13 63 (2.53%) ServiceNow
14 56 (2.25%) NetApp
15 51 (2.05%) IBM
16 47 (1.89%) Dell
17 44 (1.77%) Remedy
18 43 (1.73%) New Relic
18 43 (1.73%) SAP
19 34 (1.36%) Atlassian