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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 99 128
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 947 1161 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.23% 2.35% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.32% 6.01% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 749 615
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 28
Median hourly rate £44.00 £28.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.62 £19.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17797 19305 19561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.91% 39.10% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12243 13462 13266
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 413 395
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £15.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £51.10 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 460 £450 - 137
South East -30 173 £402 -0.74% 37
East of England +36 70 £475 +22.58% 17
North West +24 62 £375 -5.06% 18
South West +3 62 £325 -5.79% 16
West Midlands +46 48 £388 +3.33% 31
East Midlands -1 43 £375 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire -18 22 £363 -3.33% 16
North East -12 6 £325 +1.56% 1
South Coast - 2 - -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 1155 (61.83%) Windows
2 727 (38.92%) Microsoft
3 670 (35.87%) Active Directory
4 577 (30.89%) Windows Server
5 507 (27.14%) SQL
5 507 (27.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 471 (25.21%) SQL Server
6 471 (25.21%) VMware
7 418 (22.38%) DevOps
8 377 (20.18%) Linux
9 372 (19.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 354 (18.95%) Finance
11 349 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
12 339 (18.15%) .NET
13 329 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 295 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
15 292 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 288 (15.42%) Office 365
17 276 (14.78%) Migration
18 273 (14.61%) C#
19 257 (13.76%) Python
20 256 (13.70%) Security Cleared
21 252 (13.49%) SCCM
22 248 (13.28%) ITIL
23 230 (12.31%) IIS
24 228 (12.21%) SharePoint
25 226 (12.10%) DNS
26 204 (10.92%) MS Exchange
27 202 (10.81%) Citrix
28 201 (10.76%) Opscode Chef

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
1 230 (12.31%) IIS
2 228 (12.21%) SharePoint
3 204 (10.92%) MS Exchange
4 150 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 145 (7.76%) Skype for Business
6 116 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 93 (4.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 62 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 46 (2.46%) Confluence
10 45 (2.41%) WebLogic
11 44 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 38 (2.03%) Apache
12 38 (2.03%) WebSphere
13 33 (1.77%) Tomcat
14 24 (1.28%) CMS
15 23 (1.23%) OpenStack
16 22 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
17 19 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (1.02%) JBoss
18 18 (0.96%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 78 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.054%) HipChat
6 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.11%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
4 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.054%) FRx
5 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.054%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.054%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.054%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.054%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 507 (27.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 295 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 288 (15.42%) Office 365
4 101 (5.41%) IaaS
5 90 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 78 (4.18%) PaaS
7 44 (2.36%) OneDrive
8 32 (1.71%) SaaS
9 29 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (1.23%) Trello
11 21 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (1.02%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.80%) Yammer
14 13 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.70%) Route 53
14 13 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.64%) GitHub
16 8 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 226 (12.10%) DNS
2 200 (10.71%) Firewall
3 135 (7.23%) SAN
4 115 (6.16%) DHCP
5 100 (5.35%) TCP/IP
6 87 (4.66%) LAN
7 81 (4.34%) Skype
8 61 (3.27%) WAN
9 60 (3.21%) HTTP
10 58 (3.10%) Internet
11 57 (3.05%) VPN
12 52 (2.78%) NAS
13 51 (2.73%) LDAP
14 44 (2.36%) NetScaler
15 39 (2.09%) SMTP
16 38 (2.03%) SSL
16 38 (2.03%) Wireless
17 35 (1.87%) VLAN
18 28 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
19 25 (1.34%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (25.21%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 88 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 56 (3.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 52 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (2.73%) MySQL
8 51 (2.73%) Oracle Database
9 49 (2.62%) Relational Database
10 33 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
11 31 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
13 25 (1.34%) Big Data
14 24 (1.28%) Power BI
14 24 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
16 19 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (0.86%) MongoDB
17 16 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 177 (9.48%) Jenkins
2 169 (9.05%) Git (software)
3 168 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 125 (6.69%) TeamCity
5 110 (5.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 90 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 71 (3.80%) JIRA
8 61 (3.27%) MSBuild
9 45 (2.41%) MSI
10 43 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 41 (2.19%) Subversion
12 35 (1.87%) GitLab
12 35 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
13 29 (1.55%) Ant
14 21 (1.12%) Hudson
15 20 (1.07%) Maven
16 19 (1.02%) SpecFlow
16 19 (1.02%) Toad
16 19 (1.02%) Vagrant
16 19 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 354 (18.95%) Finance
2 156 (8.35%) Banking
3 44 (2.36%) Investment Banking
4 38 (2.03%) Legal
5 33 (1.77%) Back Office
6 30 (1.61%) Law
7 29 (1.55%) Front Office
8 25 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.23%) Retail
11 19 (1.02%) Marketing
12 16 (0.86%) Electronics
13 14 (0.75%) Advertising
13 14 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.59%) Local Government
15 9 (0.48%) Games
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
17 5 (0.27%) French Language
18 4 (0.21%) Billing
19 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 267 (14.29%) Developer
2 228 (12.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 185 (9.90%) Analyst
4 146 (7.82%) Consultant
5 139 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
6 134 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 110 (5.89%) PowerShell Engineer
8 105 (5.62%) Administrator
9 102 (5.46%) Architect
10 77 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
11 76 (4.07%) SharePoint Developer
12 72 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
13 67 (3.59%) DBA
13 67 (3.59%) Support Engineer
14 66 (3.53%) Support Analyst
15 62 (3.32%) VMware Engineer
16 61 (3.27%) .NET Developer
17 57 (3.05%) C# Developer
18 53 (2.84%) AWS Engineer
19 51 (2.73%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (18.15%) .NET
2 150 (8.03%) HTML
2 150 (8.03%) Web Services
3 127 (6.80%) CSS
4 105 (5.62%) XML
5 80 (4.28%) ASP.NET
6 69 (3.69%) .NET Framework
7 60 (3.21%) jQuery
8 52 (2.78%) HTML5
9 50 (2.68%) AngularJS
10 49 (2.62%) RESTful
11 46 (2.46%) REST
12 44 (2.36%) Software Packaging
13 41 (2.19%) JSON
14 38 (2.03%) Entity Framework
15 35 (1.87%) WCF
16 32 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (1.61%) Middleware
18 27 (1.45%) SOAP
19 24 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 138 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 132 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.55%) Clustering
4 50 (2.68%) Replication
5 46 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 45 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.09%) PKI
8 29 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.07%) Blackberry
13 19 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.02%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.86%) Fat Client
15 16 (0.86%) Fintech
15 16 (0.86%) Thin Client
16 15 (0.80%) User Experience
17 14 (0.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1155 (61.83%) Windows
2 577 (30.89%) Windows Server
3 377 (20.18%) Linux
4 372 (19.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 329 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (10.39%) Unix
7 126 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 121 (6.48%) Windows 7
9 105 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (5.25%) Windows 10
11 29 (1.55%) VMS
12 28 (1.50%) Android
12 28 (1.50%) CentOS
12 28 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 25 (1.34%) Windows 8
14 24 (1.28%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.18%) Solaris
16 21 (1.12%) Windows XP
17 18 (0.96%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (22.38%) DevOps
2 349 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (14.78%) Migration
4 248 (13.28%) ITIL
5 194 (10.39%) Configuration Management
6 186 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
7 95 (5.09%) Test Automation
8 89 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 89 (4.76%) Task Automation
9 85 (4.55%) Release Management
9 85 (4.55%) Workflow
10 84 (4.50%) Scrum
11 81 (4.34%) Change Management
12 76 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
13 71 (3.80%) Project Management
14 70 (3.75%) Service Management
15 67 (3.59%) Load Balancing
16 62 (3.32%) High Availability
17 61 (3.27%) Continuous Delivery
17 61 (3.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 507 (27.14%) SQL
2 273 (14.61%) C#
3 257 (13.76%) Python
4 166 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 165 (8.83%) VBScript
6 163 (8.73%) Perl
7 154 (8.24%) JavaScript
8 152 (8.14%) Java
9 133 (7.12%) T-SQL
10 85 (4.55%) Ruby
11 84 (4.50%) VB
12 67 (3.59%) Shell Script
13 46 (2.46%) PHP
14 30 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.61%) VB.NET
15 28 (1.50%) VBA
16 27 (1.45%) C
17 20 (1.07%) C++
18 16 (0.86%) Korn
19 8 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 256 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 182 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 181 (9.69%) SC Cleared
4 100 (5.35%) MCSE
5 68 (3.64%) Degree
6 57 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 53 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (2.73%) DV Cleared
9 48 (2.57%) MCITP
10 38 (2.03%) CCNA
11 37 (1.98%) MCSA
12 32 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (1.23%) MCP
14 22 (1.18%) CCNP
15 17 (0.91%) MCTS
16 16 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 10 (0.54%) VCP6
19 8 (0.43%) CISSP
20 7 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.19%) QA
2 35 (1.87%) SLA
3 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.43%) COBIT
4 8 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.37%) GDPR
6 5 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.21%) PMO
8 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 670 (35.87%) Active Directory
2 292 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (9.96%) Hyper-V
4 99 (5.30%) vSphere
5 96 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
6 68 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 59 (3.16%) Docker
8 55 (2.94%) XenApp
9 44 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
10 43 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (1.45%) XenServer
12 17 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.86%) BitLocker
13 16 (0.86%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.80%) vCloud
15 14 (0.75%) DFS Replication
16 13 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.59%) UAG
17 11 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
18 10 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 252 (13.49%) SCCM
2 201 (10.76%) Opscode Chef
3 174 (9.31%) Ansible
4 162 (8.67%) Puppet
5 106 (5.67%) SCOM
6 65 (3.48%) vCenter Server
7 49 (2.62%) WSUS
8 45 (2.41%) Nagios
9 43 (2.30%) NetBackup
10 36 (1.93%) Dollar Universe
11 33 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
11 33 (1.77%) Terraform
12 31 (1.66%) SCOrch
13 28 (1.50%) Kubernetes
14 26 (1.39%) Control-M
15 25 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 24 (1.28%) AirWatch
16 24 (1.28%) PowerCLI
16 24 (1.28%) vRealize
17 23 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 727 (38.92%) Microsoft
2 471 (25.21%) VMware
3 202 (10.81%) Citrix
4 177 (9.48%) Oracle
5 137 (7.33%) Cisco
6 131 (7.01%) HP
7 98 (5.25%) ServiceNow
8 97 (5.19%) Red Hat
9 72 (3.85%) Symantec
10 59 (3.16%) NetApp
11 55 (2.94%) Splunk
12 50 (2.68%) IBM
12 50 (2.68%) McAfee
13 49 (2.62%) Dell
14 41 (2.19%) Atlassian
15 32 (1.71%) TIBCO
16 28 (1.50%) EMC
17 27 (1.45%) Altiris
17 27 (1.45%) CheckPoint
18 26 (1.39%) Veritas
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Lorien Resourcing
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Pioneer Search
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London
Cititec
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Coventry
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