Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 73 95
Rank change year-on-year +12 +22 +28
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,250 3,070 2,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.62% 3.38% 2.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.78% 7.65% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,507 2,032 1,553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £298 £310 £285
90th Percentile £600 £588 £598
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 53
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £43.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% -15.55% +30.12%
10th Percentile £13.32 £15.80 £16.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.85 £43.00
% change year-on-year -16.36% -2.69% +18.62%

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 25,614 40,140 39,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.17% 44.19% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,684 28,429 27,959
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £456
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 627 726
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.25 £17.60 £17.43
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +1 882 £500 +2.56% 301
South East +7 451 £450 +2.86% 179
North of England +62 355 £400 - 142
South West -6 277 £450 +0.56% 78
Midlands +23 167 £463 +2.78% 93
North West +46 165 £375 -1.96% 77
West Midlands +19 118 £500 +11.11% 59
East of England +17 112 £375 -11.76% 51
Yorkshire +48 107 £428 +6.88% 46
North East +58 83 £400 +10.34% 19
East Midlands +35 49 £310 -22.69% 33
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 1,238 (55.02%) Windows
2 1,094 (48.62%) Azure
3 958 (42.58%) Microsoft
4 786 (34.93%) Active Directory
5 714 (31.73%) DevOps
6 607 (26.98%) SQL
7 578 (25.69%) Windows Server
8 509 (22.62%) VMware
9 490 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
10 416 (18.49%) Office 365
11 406 (18.04%) Security Cleared
12 401 (17.82%) SQL Server
13 398 (17.69%) SCCM
14 367 (16.31%) Linux
15 353 (15.69%) DNS
16 348 (15.47%) Migration
17 342 (15.20%) Python
18 314 (13.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 312 (13.87%) SC Cleared
20 311 (13.82%) Finance
21 303 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
22 302 (13.42%) AWS
23 295 (13.11%) ITIL
24 287 (12.76%) Windows 10
25 285 (12.67%) .NET
26 272 (12.09%) Bash Shell
27 266 (11.82%) C#
28 255 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
29 251 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
30 249 (11.07%) 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
1 191 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 134 (5.96%) MS Exchange
3 120 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 108 (4.80%) IIS
5 64 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 52 (2.31%) Confluence
7 41 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (0.93%) Apache
11 17 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (0.67%) CMS
13 14 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.58%) nginx
14 13 (0.58%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.36%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 140 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.089%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.089%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.089%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.044%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.044%) Houdini
8 1 (0.044%) Maya
8 1 (0.044%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.089%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.044%) Eikon
5 1 (0.044%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.044%) Misys Opics
5 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.044%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,094 (48.62%) Azure
2 416 (18.49%) Office 365
3 302 (13.42%) AWS
4 245 (10.89%) IaaS
5 243 (10.80%) PaaS
6 232 (10.31%) Power Platform
7 190 (8.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 92 (4.09%) SaaS
9 79 (3.51%) GitHub
10 62 (2.76%) OneDrive
11 57 (2.53%) Serverless
12 53 (2.36%) GCP
13 50 (2.22%) PowerApps
14 44 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 42 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
16 33 (1.47%) OpenShift
17 29 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
18 28 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
18 28 (1.24%) Yammer
19 26 (1.16%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 353 (15.69%) DNS
2 240 (10.67%) DHCP
3 176 (7.82%) Firewall
4 130 (5.78%) Skype
5 119 (5.29%) TCP/IP
6 110 (4.89%) SAN
7 84 (3.73%) VPN
8 56 (2.49%) LAN
9 51 (2.27%) WAN
10 47 (2.09%) Internet
11 43 (1.91%) NetScaler
12 42 (1.87%) Network Security
13 35 (1.56%) HTTP
14 34 (1.51%) NAS
15 32 (1.42%) VLAN
16 24 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
17 22 (0.98%) Kerberos
18 18 (0.80%) SMTP
19 16 (0.71%) SSL
20 14 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 196 (8.71%) Power BI
3 168 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (4.40%) Data Lake
5 83 (3.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 78 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
7 72 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 68 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 59 (2.62%) Big Data
10 57 (2.53%) MySQL
11 52 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 48 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
13 38 (1.69%) HDInsight
14 34 (1.51%) Relational Database
15 31 (1.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 30 (1.33%) NoSQL
17 29 (1.29%) MongoDB
18 28 (1.24%) QlikView
19 27 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 25 (1.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 204 (9.07%) Git (software)
2 156 (6.93%) Jenkins
3 153 (6.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 127 (5.64%) Visual Studio
5 118 (5.24%) JIRA
6 110 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 103 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 94 (4.18%) TeamCity
9 86 (3.82%) MSI
10 60 (2.67%) Bitbucket
11 32 (1.42%) Selenium
12 30 (1.33%) GitLab
13 29 (1.29%) Subversion
14 24 (1.07%) InstallShield
15 22 (0.98%) AdminStudio
16 21 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 20 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
18 18 (0.80%) Maven
19 17 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 16 (0.71%) MSBuild
General
1 311 (13.82%) Finance
2 93 (4.13%) Banking
3 91 (4.04%) Public Sector
4 47 (2.09%) Retail
5 29 (1.29%) Law
6 23 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 22 (0.98%) Legal
8 18 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.49%) Back Office
11 10 (0.44%) Local Government
12 9 (0.40%) Front Office
12 9 (0.40%) Marketing
12 9 (0.40%) Publishing
13 8 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.31%) Electronics
15 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) Billing
16 4 (0.18%) International Banking
17 3 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (14.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 285 (12.67%) Developer
3 250 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 226 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 168 (7.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 150 (6.67%) Consultant
7 137 (6.09%) Architect
8 125 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
9 117 (5.20%) Analyst
10 107 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
11 89 (3.96%) Administrator
11 89 (3.96%) PowerShell Engineer
12 84 (3.73%) Support Engineer
13 82 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
14 73 (3.24%) Automation Engineer
15 68 (3.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 63 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
17 62 (2.76%) Applications Packager
18 61 (2.71%) Server Engineer
19 57 (2.53%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (12.67%) .NET
2 107 (4.76%) JSON
3 86 (3.82%) HTML
4 84 (3.73%) Web Services
5 81 (3.60%) ASP.NET
6 80 (3.56%) XML
7 69 (3.07%) CSS
7 69 (3.07%) LDAP
8 68 (3.02%) AngularJS
9 65 (2.89%) REST
10 60 (2.67%) Node.js
11 51 (2.27%) SOAP
12 42 (1.87%) .NET Core
12 42 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 39 (1.73%) SAML
14 36 (1.60%) React
15 35 (1.56%) OpenID
16 29 (1.29%) RESTful
17 25 (1.11%) OAuth
18 23 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (4.53%) Data Centre
3 96 (4.27%) PKI
4 87 (3.87%) Public Cloud
5 83 (3.69%) Replication
6 49 (2.18%) Clustering
7 43 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 40 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
10 34 (1.51%) Management Information System
11 32 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (1.33%) Private Cloud
13 28 (1.24%) Cloud Native
14 27 (1.20%) NHS
15 25 (1.11%) Hedge funds
16 20 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.62%) Client/Server
18 13 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
18 13 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,238 (55.02%) Windows
2 578 (25.69%) Windows Server
3 367 (16.31%) Linux
4 287 (12.76%) Windows 10
5 255 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 251 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 173 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 80 (3.56%) Unix
9 61 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (1.56%) VMS
12 34 (1.51%) Ubuntu
13 25 (1.11%) CentOS
14 24 (1.07%) Android
15 22 (0.98%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.53%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.49%) Solaris
18 8 (0.36%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.36%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (31.73%) DevOps
2 490 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (15.47%) Migration
4 314 (13.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 295 (13.11%) ITIL
6 221 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
7 195 (8.67%) Infrastructure as Code
8 184 (8.18%) Test Automation
9 172 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
10 167 (7.42%) Analytics
11 138 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
12 136 (6.04%) Scrum
13 130 (5.78%) Configuration Management
14 118 (5.24%) Application Packaging
15 100 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 98 (4.36%) Deployment Automation
17 90 (4.00%) Mentoring
18 80 (3.56%) Continuous Delivery
19 79 (3.51%) Infrastructure Automation
19 79 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 607 (26.98%) SQL
2 342 (15.20%) Python
3 272 (12.09%) Bash Shell
4 266 (11.82%) C#
5 151 (6.71%) Java
6 117 (5.20%) JavaScript
7 99 (4.40%) VBScript
8 97 (4.31%) VB
9 82 (3.64%) T-SQL
10 74 (3.29%) Ruby
11 62 (2.76%) Perl
12 60 (2.67%) Shell Script
13 50 (2.22%) C
14 31 (1.38%) PHP
15 30 (1.33%) C++
16 26 (1.16%) VBA
17 15 (0.67%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.62%) Go
19 13 (0.58%) Korn
19 13 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 406 (18.04%) Security Cleared
2 312 (13.87%) SC Cleared
3 122 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (5.38%) DV Cleared
5 77 (3.42%) MCSE
6 63 (2.80%) Degree
7 46 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
7 46 (2.04%) MCSA
7 46 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (1.47%) CCA
10 24 (1.07%) CCNA
11 18 (0.80%) CISSP
12 17 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.76%) MCITP
13 15 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (0.58%) CCNP
15 11 (0.49%) AWS Certification
15 11 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
16 10 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.64%) SLA
2 71 (3.16%) QA
3 19 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.71%) GDPR
5 13 (0.58%) NIST
5 13 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.53%) NCSC
7 10 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.36%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.089%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.089%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.089%) GxP
12 2 (0.089%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.089%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.044%) SNOMED CT
13 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 786 (34.93%) Active Directory
2 303 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (10.09%) Docker
4 145 (6.44%) Hyper-V
5 133 (5.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 113 (5.02%) vSphere
7 109 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (4.13%) XenApp
9 92 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
10 77 (3.42%) XenDesktop
11 35 (1.56%) VMware NSX
12 18 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.62%) BitLocker
13 14 (0.62%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.49%) Firmware
16 10 (0.44%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 10 (0.44%) NFS
16 10 (0.44%) Terminal Services
17 9 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 398 (17.69%) SCCM
2 249 (11.07%) Ansible
3 243 (10.80%) Terraform
4 206 (9.16%) Kubernetes
5 177 (7.87%) Puppet
6 115 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 66 (2.93%) SCOM
8 54 (2.40%) PowerCLI
9 51 (2.27%) WSUS
10 47 (2.09%) vCenter Server
11 45 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
12 40 (1.78%) Packer
13 29 (1.29%) vRealize
14 26 (1.16%) Nagios
15 19 (0.84%) Grafana
16 18 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
17 15 (0.67%) AppDNA
17 15 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 15 (0.67%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 958 (42.58%) Microsoft
2 509 (22.62%) VMware
3 223 (9.91%) Citrix
4 126 (5.60%) Cisco
5 99 (4.40%) Oracle
6 81 (3.60%) HP
7 76 (3.38%) Splunk
8 70 (3.11%) Tableau
9 56 (2.49%) McAfee
10 53 (2.36%) Symantec
11 51 (2.27%) Google
12 45 (2.00%) Red Hat
13 44 (1.96%) Dell
14 41 (1.82%) ServiceNow
15 38 (1.69%) Atlassian
15 38 (1.69%) Ivanti
16 37 (1.64%) NetApp
17 30 (1.33%) SolarWinds
18 25 (1.11%) IBM
18 25 (1.11%) Veeam