Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 60 70
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 +27
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,058 2,413 3,129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.06% 3.64% 3.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.29% 8.84% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 1,657 2,151
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £596 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 48 68
Median hourly rate £52.50 £28.75 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.61% -30.77% -7.71%
10th Percentile £36.34 £16.20 £15.37
90th Percentile £73.75 £82.50 £50.08
UK median hourly rate £49.75 £41.63 £42.00
% change year-on-year +19.51% -0.88% -2.33%

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 14,518 27,284 40,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.03% 41.13% 44.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,234 19,328 29,035
Median daily rate £485 £485 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.57% +0.53%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 486 566
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.82% +5.96%
10th Percentile £13.45 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -1.73% +2.98% +5.00%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 -7 533 £475 -5.00% 161
South East -1 177 £450 -3.23% 83
North of England -41 101 £450 +9.09% 103
Midlands 0 92 £405 -10.00% 64
South West 0 81 £450 +5.39% 42
North West -9 70 £420 +5.00% 58
West Midlands +2 69 £388 -18.42% 31
East of England -11 31 £375 -1.32% 15
East Midlands 0 23 £500 +53.85% 32
Yorkshire -34 21 £481 +11.92% 30
North East -15 10 £350 -12.50% 15
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 536 (50.66%) Azure
2 501 (47.35%) Windows
3 404 (38.19%) Microsoft
4 394 (37.24%) DevOps
5 340 (32.14%) Active Directory
6 267 (25.24%) SQL
7 266 (25.14%) Python
8 244 (23.06%) Security Cleared
9 233 (22.02%) VMware
10 228 (21.55%) Terraform
11 223 (21.08%) Linux
12 222 (20.98%) Windows Server
13 202 (19.09%) SQL Server
14 188 (17.77%) Office 365
15 184 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
16 182 (17.20%) Ansible
17 175 (16.54%) Bash Shell
17 175 (16.54%) C#
18 174 (16.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 167 (15.78%) SC Cleared
20 164 (15.50%) .NET
21 160 (15.12%) Finance
21 160 (15.12%) Migration
22 152 (14.37%) AWS
23 137 (12.95%) SharePoint
24 130 (12.29%) JavaScript
24 130 (12.29%) Kubernetes
25 129 (12.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 129 (12.19%) Infrastructure as Code
26 126 (11.91%) Windows 10

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
1 137 (12.95%) SharePoint
2 63 (5.95%) IIS
3 37 (3.50%) Skype for Business
4 33 (3.12%) Confluence
5 32 (3.02%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.98%) Apache
6 21 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.23%) ArcGIS
10 11 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.66%) CMS
12 7 (0.66%) nginx
13 6 (0.57%) Mailman
14 5 (0.47%) DNN
14 5 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.28%) Moodle
Applications
1 52 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.23%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.85%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.19%) HFM
3 2 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
3 2 (0.19%) Salerio
3 2 (0.19%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.095%) Magento
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 536 (50.66%) Azure
2 188 (17.77%) Office 365
3 152 (14.37%) AWS
4 115 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 97 (9.17%) PaaS
6 90 (8.51%) Power Platform
7 78 (7.37%) IaaS
8 57 (5.39%) PowerApps
9 56 (5.29%) GitHub
10 46 (4.35%) OneDrive
11 45 (4.25%) Serverless
12 42 (3.97%) Logic Apps
13 41 (3.88%) SaaS
14 31 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (2.93%) Power Automate
15 28 (2.65%) Azure Functions
16 27 (2.55%) GCP
17 25 (2.36%) OpenShift
17 25 (2.36%) Yammer
18 19 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 126 (11.91%) DNS
2 88 (8.32%) Firewall
3 85 (8.03%) DHCP
4 49 (4.63%) TCP/IP
5 42 (3.97%) SAN
6 41 (3.88%) Skype
7 26 (2.46%) VLAN
8 24 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
9 20 (1.89%) VPN
10 16 (1.51%) SSL
10 16 (1.51%) WAN
11 13 (1.23%) Internet
11 13 (1.23%) Unified Communications
12 12 (1.13%) DMZ
12 12 (1.13%) HTTP
12 12 (1.13%) LAN
12 12 (1.13%) SMTP
12 12 (1.13%) SNMP
13 11 (1.04%) Intranet
13 11 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 46 (4.35%) Power BI
4 25 (2.36%) Cosmos DB
5 22 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (1.98%) Tableau
7 19 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (1.70%) Big Data
9 17 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.51%) OLTP
11 15 (1.42%) Apache Hive
11 15 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.95%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 115 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 111 (10.49%) Jenkins
3 60 (5.67%) JIRA
4 57 (5.39%) GitLab
5 39 (3.69%) TeamCity
6 33 (3.12%) Visual Studio
7 28 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 24 (2.27%) Bitbucket
9 23 (2.17%) Artifactory
9 23 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (1.89%) Subversion
12 19 (1.80%) MSI
13 17 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (1.51%) ReSharper
15 15 (1.42%) Hudson
16 13 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (1.04%) Selenium
18 10 (0.95%) Gradle
19 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 160 (15.12%) Finance
2 71 (6.71%) Banking
3 50 (4.73%) Public Sector
4 21 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.42%) Legal
7 14 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.13%) Retail
9 9 (0.85%) Marketing
10 8 (0.76%) French Language
10 8 (0.76%) Front Office
10 8 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.66%) Electronics
12 6 (0.57%) Back Office
12 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.47%) Law
14 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.38%) German Language
15 2 (0.19%) Advertising
15 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (16.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 143 (13.52%) Azure Engineer
3 105 (9.92%) Developer
4 101 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 79 (7.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 69 (6.52%) Consultant
7 67 (6.33%) Architect
8 62 (5.86%) Azure DevOps
9 55 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
10 53 (5.01%) Analyst
11 42 (3.97%) Support Engineer
12 40 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
13 33 (3.12%) AWS Engineer
14 32 (3.02%) Administrator
15 31 (2.93%) VMware Engineer
16 29 (2.74%) Azure Architect
17 26 (2.46%) DBA
17 26 (2.46%) Wintel Engineer
18 23 (2.17%) AWS DevOps
18 23 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (15.50%) .NET
2 76 (7.18%) REST
3 61 (5.77%) CSS
4 58 (5.48%) .NET Framework
5 50 (4.73%) HTML
6 45 (4.25%) JSON
7 44 (4.16%) XML
8 31 (2.93%) .NET Core
8 31 (2.93%) YAML
9 30 (2.84%) Web Services
10 28 (2.65%) ASP.NET
10 28 (2.65%) React
11 26 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
11 26 (2.46%) LDAP
12 25 (2.36%) RESTful
13 24 (2.27%) jQuery
14 16 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (1.51%) Entity Framework
14 16 (1.51%) Node.js
15 15 (1.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 34 (3.21%) Public Cloud
4 33 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
6 27 (2.55%) Cloud Native
7 26 (2.46%) Replication
8 23 (2.17%) PKI
9 20 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.80%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.51%) Clustering
11 16 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
11 16 (1.51%) User Experience
12 13 (1.23%) N-Tier
13 11 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (0.95%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.85%) Augmented Reality
16 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
17 6 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 501 (47.35%) Windows
2 223 (21.08%) Linux
3 222 (20.98%) Windows Server
4 126 (11.91%) Windows 10
5 103 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (9.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 73 (6.90%) Unix
8 58 (5.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 51 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (3.59%) CentOS
12 34 (3.21%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.61%) Solaris
14 16 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.23%) Android
16 11 (1.04%) VMS
17 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.66%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.66%) SUSE
19 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (37.24%) DevOps
2 184 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (15.12%) Migration
4 129 (12.19%) Infrastructure as Code
4 129 (12.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 123 (11.63%) ITIL
6 102 (9.64%) Configuration Management
7 86 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (7.94%) Test Automation
9 83 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (6.05%) Deployment Automation
12 57 (5.39%) Scrum
13 55 (5.20%) Analytics
14 52 (4.91%) Information Security
15 51 (4.82%) Microservices
16 48 (4.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 47 (4.44%) Software Engineering
18 46 (4.35%) Infrastructure Automation
19 44 (4.16%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 267 (25.24%) SQL
2 266 (25.14%) Python
3 175 (16.54%) Bash Shell
3 175 (16.54%) C#
4 130 (12.29%) JavaScript
5 91 (8.60%) Java
6 66 (6.24%) Perl
7 49 (4.63%) VB
8 42 (3.97%) VBScript
9 39 (3.69%) C
10 38 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 35 (3.31%) C++
12 33 (3.12%) Ruby
13 32 (3.02%) Go
14 25 (2.36%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.80%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.51%) Groovy
17 10 (0.95%) VBA
18 9 (0.85%) R
19 8 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 244 (23.06%) Security Cleared
2 167 (15.78%) SC Cleared
3 72 (6.81%) DV Cleared
4 50 (4.73%) Degree
5 45 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.89%) MCSE
7 18 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.04%) CCNA
9 8 (0.76%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.76%) MCSA
10 7 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.57%) CISSP
11 6 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.57%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.38%) CCA
13 4 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.59%) QA
2 22 (2.08%) SLA
3 16 (1.51%) NIST
4 9 (0.85%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.38%) NCSC
5 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.095%) GxP
7 1 (0.095%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.095%) HL7
7 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 340 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 174 (16.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (10.96%) Docker
4 72 (6.81%) Hyper-V
5 58 (5.48%) vSphere
6 55 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (2.65%) VMware NSX
9 26 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (1.70%) XenApp
11 14 (1.32%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.95%) Firmware
13 8 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.38%) UAG
15 4 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.28%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.28%) LXC
Systems Management
1 228 (21.55%) Terraform
2 182 (17.20%) Ansible
3 130 (12.29%) Kubernetes
4 105 (9.92%) SCCM
5 71 (6.71%) Puppet
6 52 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 42 (3.97%) SCOM
9 34 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
10 31 (2.93%) vCenter Server
11 28 (2.65%) PowerCLI
12 22 (2.08%) WSUS
13 21 (1.98%) Grafana
14 19 (1.80%) Packer
15 18 (1.70%) vRealize
16 17 (1.61%) Prometheus
17 15 (1.42%) Netcool
18 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 11 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
19 11 (1.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 404 (38.19%) Microsoft
2 233 (22.02%) VMware
3 75 (7.09%) Oracle
4 73 (6.90%) Citrix
5 44 (4.16%) Splunk
6 42 (3.97%) Red Hat
7 41 (3.88%) Cisco
8 37 (3.50%) HP
9 35 (3.31%) Dell
10 32 (3.02%) ServiceNow
11 28 (2.65%) Atlassian
12 22 (2.08%) EMC
12 22 (2.08%) SolarWinds
13 21 (1.98%) Google
13 21 (1.98%) Veeam
14 18 (1.70%) Lumension
14 18 (1.70%) Sophos
15 16 (1.51%) Cloudera
15 16 (1.51%) IBM
15 16 (1.51%) McAfee