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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 62 64
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,382 1,855 1,327
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.28% 3.52% 3.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.85% 8.61% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,682 1,299 913
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £525
90th Percentile £700 £626 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 21
10th Percentile £27.46 £21.10 £20.00
25th Percentile £42.74 £25.00 £33.45
Median hourly rate £50.20 £40.61 £44.76
Median % change year-on-year +23.62% -9.27% +62.75%
75th Percentile £66.00 £55.00 £48.15
90th Percentile £84.00 £62.13 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £50.77 £46.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +10.37% -1.08% +18.70%

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 26,928 21,539 15,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.12% 40.84% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,925 15,389 11,075
10th Percentile £388 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.41% +1.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £594
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 399 258
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.36 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.40 £22.50
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% - -4.49%
75th Percentile £63.94 £53.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.00 £60.30
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -3.41%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in England.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in England.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in England

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell in England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London 0 1,319 £550 +10.00% 249
South East -22 301 £500 +11.11% 81
Midlands +20 195 £475 +21.79% 81
North of England -45 167 £440 -1.12% 114
South West -3 147 £522 +9.79% 53
West Midlands +3 118 £500 +25.00% 46
North West -24 109 £425 -5.56% 65
East Midlands +23 77 £465 +24.00% 35
East of England -1 68 £425 +11.48% 37
Yorkshire -34 45 £463 +7.56% 34
North East -8 14 £419 +4.69% 15
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 1,362 (57.18%) Azure
2 1,045 (43.87%) Windows
3 1,009 (42.36%) Microsoft
4 826 (34.68%) Active Directory
5 821 (34.47%) DevOps
6 716 (30.06%) Python
7 637 (26.74%) Terraform
8 571 (23.97%) SQL
9 560 (23.51%) Linux
10 547 (22.96%) Agile
11 507 (21.28%) CI/CD
12 458 (19.23%) VMware
13 450 (18.89%) SQL Server
14 448 (18.81%) Security Cleared
15 439 (18.43%) Social Skills
16 438 (18.39%) Azure DevOps
17 423 (17.76%) Windows Server
17 423 (17.76%) Finance
18 419 (17.59%) Bash
19 411 (17.25%) Microsoft 365
20 399 (16.75%) C#
20 399 (16.75%) Ansible
21 384 (16.12%) AWS
22 381 (15.99%) Migration
23 342 (14.36%) DNS
24 340 (14.27%) SC Cleared
25 339 (14.23%) Infrastructure as Code
26 333 (13.98%) Azure Active Directory
27 326 (13.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 316 (13.27%) .NET

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
1 250 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 98 (4.11%) IIS
3 93 (3.90%) MS Exchange
4 85 (3.57%) Confluence
5 29 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 16 (0.67%) Skype for Business
7 15 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.59%) Apache
8 14 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.50%) IBM Domino
10 9 (0.38%) NetWeaver
10 9 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 8 (0.34%) nginx
12 7 (0.29%) JBoss
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 82 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.17%) CATIA
7 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.042%) GIMP
7 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.38%) Primavera
3 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.29%) RMDS
5 5 (0.21%) MoSes
6 4 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.13%) assyst
8 2 (0.084%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.084%) Eikon
8 2 (0.084%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.042%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.042%) Kondor
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.042%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.042%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,362 (57.18%) Azure
2 438 (18.39%) Azure DevOps
3 411 (17.25%) Microsoft 365
4 384 (16.12%) AWS
5 333 (13.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 250 (10.50%) PaaS
7 199 (8.35%) IaaS
8 186 (7.81%) Power Platform
9 130 (5.46%) Serverless
10 124 (5.21%) GitHub
11 123 (5.16%) SaaS
12 117 (4.91%) GCP
13 115 (4.83%) Azure Monitor
14 99 (4.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 90 (3.78%) Azure Data Factory
16 80 (3.36%) Azure AKS
17 72 (3.02%) Amazon S3
18 71 (2.98%) OneDrive
19 66 (2.77%) Azure Storage
20 62 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 342 (14.36%) DNS
2 253 (10.62%) Firewall
3 222 (9.32%) DHCP
4 108 (4.53%) TCP/IP
5 92 (3.86%) VPN
6 63 (2.64%) HTTP
7 59 (2.48%) SSH
7 59 (2.48%) WAN
8 50 (2.10%) Network Security
9 49 (2.06%) LAN
10 42 (1.76%) SAN
11 41 (1.72%) SMTP
12 39 (1.64%) SSL
13 38 (1.60%) Internet
14 36 (1.51%) VoIP
15 34 (1.43%) FTP
16 32 (1.34%) Wireless
17 24 (1.01%) NAS
17 24 (1.01%) Skype
18 21 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 133 (5.58%) Power BI
3 100 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 85 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 68 (2.85%) Relational Database
7 60 (2.52%) Data Lake
8 58 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (1.76%) MySQL
11 33 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
13 30 (1.26%) NoSQL
13 30 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (1.18%) Big Data
14 28 (1.18%) DB2
15 24 (1.01%) SAP HANA
16 23 (0.97%) Redis
16 23 (0.97%) Tableau
17 21 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 277 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 243 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 210 (8.82%) JIRA
4 114 (4.79%) TeamCity
5 108 (4.53%) GitLab
6 99 (4.16%) Visual Studio
7 56 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 53 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 46 (1.93%) Subversion
11 36 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 34 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
13 33 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (1.39%) Maven
14 28 (1.18%) SonarQube
15 26 (1.09%) Visual Studio Code
16 22 (0.92%) Gradle
17 20 (0.84%) MSI
18 18 (0.76%) RSpec
19 16 (0.67%) MSTest
General
1 439 (18.43%) Social Skills
2 423 (17.76%) Finance
3 177 (7.43%) Banking
4 173 (7.26%) Public Sector
5 160 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
7 54 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.60%) Retail
9 36 (1.51%) Legal
10 35 (1.47%) Front Office
11 30 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
12 29 (1.22%) Law
13 28 (1.18%) Financial Institution
13 28 (1.18%) Manufacturing
14 27 (1.13%) Telecoms
15 23 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
16 19 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
17 18 (0.76%) Billing
18 15 (0.63%) Automotive
18 15 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 337 (14.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 324 (13.60%) Azure Engineer
3 288 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 268 (11.25%) Developer
5 171 (7.18%) Architect
6 161 (6.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 146 (6.13%) Analyst
8 140 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 113 (4.74%) Consultant
10 82 (3.44%) AWS Engineer
10 82 (3.44%) Support Engineer
11 75 (3.15%) Security Engineer
12 70 (2.94%) Administrator
13 69 (2.90%) Azure Architect
14 67 (2.81%) Support Analyst
15 63 (2.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 63 (2.64%) Data Engineer
16 57 (2.39%) DBA
17 54 (2.27%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
18 53 (2.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (13.27%) .NET
2 121 (5.08%) REST
3 118 (4.95%) ARM Templates
4 117 (4.91%) CSS
5 109 (4.58%) ASP.NET
6 106 (4.45%) HTML
7 91 (3.82%) JSON
8 78 (3.27%) Node.js
9 75 (3.15%) .NET Framework
9 75 (3.15%) XML
10 67 (2.81%) YAML
11 57 (2.39%) jQuery
12 55 (2.31%) .NET Core
13 48 (2.02%) React
14 45 (1.89%) LDAP
15 42 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
16 36 (1.51%) Kafka
16 36 (1.51%) SOAP
17 34 (1.43%) AngularJS
18 33 (1.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 140 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 119 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 94 (3.95%) PKI
3 94 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 78 (3.27%) Clustering
5 75 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
6 68 (2.85%) Cloud Native
7 67 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 63 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 58 (2.43%) Replication
10 38 (1.60%) User Experience
11 37 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 36 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
13 31 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.18%) Virtual Team
15 20 (0.84%) NHS
16 19 (0.80%) Private Cloud
17 18 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
18 17 (0.71%) Client/Server
18 17 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,045 (43.87%) Windows
2 560 (23.51%) Linux
3 423 (17.76%) Windows Server
4 215 (9.03%) Windows 10
5 206 (8.65%) Unix
6 141 (5.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 121 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 120 (5.04%) Windows Server 2019
9 105 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 57 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (1.97%) Windows 7
13 40 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 26 (1.09%) VMS
15 25 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 24 (1.01%) Android
16 24 (1.01%) Solaris
17 22 (0.92%) CentOS
18 15 (0.63%) Windows XP
19 11 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (34.47%) DevOps
2 547 (22.96%) Agile
3 507 (21.28%) CI/CD
4 381 (15.99%) Migration
5 339 (14.23%) Infrastructure as Code
6 326 (13.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 306 (12.85%) ITIL
8 257 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
9 208 (8.73%) Analytics
10 198 (8.31%) Test Automation
11 168 (7.05%) Scrum
12 157 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
13 142 (5.96%) Deployment Automation
14 134 (5.63%) Configuration Management
15 129 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
15 129 (5.42%) Change Management
16 120 (5.04%) Service Management
17 114 (4.79%) SDLC
18 102 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
19 100 (4.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 716 (30.06%) Python
2 571 (23.97%) SQL
3 419 (17.59%) Bash
4 399 (16.75%) C#
5 224 (9.40%) JavaScript
6 184 (7.72%) Java
7 111 (4.66%) T-SQL
8 84 (3.53%) Shell Script
9 81 (3.40%) Go
10 73 (3.06%) VBScript
11 58 (2.43%) Perl
12 57 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 50 (2.10%) VB
14 47 (1.97%) C++
15 45 (1.89%) Ruby
16 37 (1.55%) Groovy
17 33 (1.39%) C
18 25 (1.05%) PHP
19 18 (0.76%) Scala
20 17 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 448 (18.81%) Security Cleared
2 340 (14.27%) SC Cleared
3 116 (4.87%) Degree
4 109 (4.58%) DV Cleared
5 104 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (2.35%) MCSE
7 55 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (1.89%) CCNA
9 36 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 35 (1.47%) MCSA
11 32 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 31 (1.30%) CISSP
13 29 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 29 (1.22%) MCP
14 21 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 14 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (0.46%) CEH
17 10 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 9 (0.38%) CCNP
18 9 (0.38%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.11%) SLA
2 70 (2.94%) QA
3 49 (2.06%) GDPR
4 31 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.71%) NIST
7 15 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.38%) GLBA
9 8 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.17%) NCSC
11 4 (0.17%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.13%) COBIT
12 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.084%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.042%) GPG13
System Software
1 826 (34.68%) Active Directory
2 304 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (9.91%) Docker
4 120 (5.04%) vSphere
5 115 (4.83%) Hyper-V
6 109 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
7 81 (3.40%) XenApp
8 77 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 56 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 42 (1.76%) VMware NSX
11 40 (1.68%) XenDesktop
12 35 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 31 (1.30%) NFS
14 24 (1.01%) BitLocker
15 19 (0.80%) Firmware
16 16 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.42%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.29%) OpenSSH
19 6 (0.25%) VirtualBox
19 6 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 637 (26.74%) Terraform
2 399 (16.75%) Ansible
3 304 (12.76%) Kubernetes
4 280 (11.75%) SCCM
5 157 (6.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 139 (5.84%) Puppet
7 79 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
8 72 (3.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 67 (2.81%) SCOM
9 67 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
10 56 (2.35%) vRealize
11 55 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
12 51 (2.14%) PowerCLI
13 46 (1.93%) WSUS
14 41 (1.72%) Packer
15 38 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
16 35 (1.47%) vCenter Server
17 31 (1.30%) Kibana
18 29 (1.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
19 26 (1.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,009 (42.36%) Microsoft
2 458 (19.23%) VMware
3 175 (7.35%) Citrix
4 137 (5.75%) Cisco
5 134 (5.63%) Oracle
6 99 (4.16%) Red Hat
7 92 (3.86%) Splunk
8 91 (3.82%) Databricks
9 77 (3.23%) ServiceNow
10 71 (2.98%) SolarWinds
11 66 (2.77%) Dell
12 61 (2.56%) HP
13 53 (2.23%) Google
14 52 (2.18%) McAfee
15 51 (2.14%) SAP
16 50 (2.10%) Atlassian
16 50 (2.10%) Symantec
17 49 (2.06%) NetApp
18 40 (1.68%) Ivanti
19 35 (1.47%) Veeam