Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 65 89
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24 +22
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,089 2,932 2,713
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.61% 3.54% 2.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.61% 8.30% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 1,956 1,899
Median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £310 £310 £275
90th Percentile £575 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 66 65
Median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -15.72% -5.61%
10th Percentile £30.94 £16.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £61.25 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £39.18 £41.53
% change year-on-year +0.83% -5.67% -5.61%

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 12,652 35,313 41,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.92% 42.68% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,495 24,668 29,505
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 618 692
Median hourly rate £35.25 £44.74 £41.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +7.63% +1.39%
10th Percentile £17.19 £20.50 £17.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.33 £53.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +7.32% +2.50%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 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 +1 492 £488 +2.63% 128
South East +2 181 £488 +5.41% 78
North of England +21 135 £400 -2.44% 54
South West +2 114 £450 +5.88% 39
Midlands +13 113 £450 - 42
North West +38 85 £380 -5.00% 37
West Midlands +7 82 £513 +11.11% 30
East of England +6 40 £450 +7.14% 16
Yorkshire +14 34 £425 - 10
East Midlands +20 29 £373 +11.61% 12
North East +37 14 £445 +31.85% 7
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 581 (53.35%) Windows
2 499 (45.82%) Azure
3 413 (37.92%) Microsoft
4 388 (35.63%) DevOps
5 384 (35.26%) Active Directory
6 296 (27.18%) SQL
7 293 (26.91%) Security Cleared
8 284 (26.08%) Windows Server
9 266 (24.43%) VMware
10 230 (21.12%) Linux
11 228 (20.94%) SC Cleared
12 222 (20.39%) SQL Server
12 222 (20.39%) Python
13 202 (18.55%) Migration
14 195 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
15 187 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 181 (16.62%) C#
17 175 (16.07%) Ansible
18 161 (14.78%) Terraform
19 160 (14.69%) DNS
20 158 (14.51%) .NET
21 157 (14.42%) Office 365
22 146 (13.41%) Windows 10
22 146 (13.41%) Windows Server 2016
23 143 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
23 143 (13.13%) ITIL
24 137 (12.58%) Bash Shell
25 136 (12.49%) Finance
26 128 (11.75%) Java
26 128 (11.75%) Git (software)

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
1 108 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 60 (5.51%) IIS
2 60 (5.51%) MS Exchange
3 50 (4.59%) Confluence
4 38 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 32 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (2.85%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.20%) Apache
8 18 (1.65%) NServiceBus
9 17 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.10%) Apache Solr
10 12 (1.10%) ArcGIS
11 10 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.73%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.64%) Moodle
13 7 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.55%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.46%) GeoServer
15 5 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 15 (1.38%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.92%) Acrobat
6 9 (0.83%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.092%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 499 (45.82%) Azure
2 157 (14.42%) Office 365
3 122 (11.20%) AWS
4 82 (7.53%) IaaS
5 74 (6.80%) Power Platform
6 73 (6.70%) PaaS
7 66 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 52 (4.78%) SaaS
9 47 (4.32%) GitHub
10 27 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 26 (2.39%) GCP
12 23 (2.11%) OneDrive
13 21 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (1.84%) Serverless
15 18 (1.65%) OpenShift
16 17 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (1.56%) Logic Apps
17 16 (1.47%) Amazon S3
17 16 (1.47%) Azure Functions
18 15 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 160 (14.69%) DNS
2 105 (9.64%) DHCP
3 90 (8.26%) Firewall
4 42 (3.86%) SAN
5 37 (3.40%) Skype
5 37 (3.40%) TCP/IP
6 26 (2.39%) SNMP
6 26 (2.39%) WAN
7 24 (2.20%) VLAN
8 23 (2.11%) HTTP
8 23 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
8 23 (2.11%) SSL
9 22 (2.02%) Kerberos
10 18 (1.65%) SMTP
10 18 (1.65%) VPN
11 15 (1.38%) Internet
12 14 (1.29%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.19%) Network Security
14 12 (1.10%) PBX
15 10 (0.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (4.22%) Power BI
5 43 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (3.31%) Data Lake
7 34 (3.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 33 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 30 (2.75%) MySQL
10 29 (2.66%) Big Data
11 24 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.93%) GIS
13 20 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
13 20 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
14 19 (1.74%) Hadoop
15 18 (1.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.56%) Relational Database
16 17 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 128 (11.75%) Git (software)
2 101 (9.27%) Jenkins
3 84 (7.71%) JIRA
4 61 (5.60%) Visual Studio
5 43 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (3.31%) Selenium
7 32 (2.94%) GitLab
8 28 (2.57%) MSI
9 26 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 25 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 24 (2.20%) SpecFlow
11 24 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
12 23 (2.11%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.02%) Bitbucket
14 18 (1.65%) Subversion
15 13 (1.19%) Ant
15 13 (1.19%) Hudson
15 13 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (0.83%) JUnit
16 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 136 (12.49%) Finance
2 60 (5.51%) Banking
3 44 (4.04%) Public Sector
4 12 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 10 (0.92%) Law
7 9 (0.83%) Games
8 8 (0.73%) Legal
9 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.55%) Back Office
10 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.55%) Marketing
10 6 (0.55%) Military
11 5 (0.46%) Electronics
12 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.28%) International Banking
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
14 2 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 175 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 130 (11.94%) Azure Engineer
3 127 (11.66%) Developer
4 94 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 89 (8.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 76 (6.98%) Azure DevOps
6 76 (6.98%) Consultant
7 68 (6.24%) Architect
8 56 (5.14%) Analyst
9 54 (4.96%) Administrator
10 45 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
10 45 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
11 35 (3.21%) Support Engineer
12 34 (3.12%) .NET Developer
13 32 (2.94%) SQL Developer
14 31 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
15 30 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
16 23 (2.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 23 (2.11%) Wintel Engineer
17 22 (2.02%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (14.51%) .NET
2 61 (5.60%) ASP.NET
3 58 (5.33%) REST
4 54 (4.96%) XML
5 53 (4.87%) JSON
6 52 (4.78%) Web Services
7 47 (4.32%) LDAP
8 37 (3.40%) .NET Framework
8 37 (3.40%) HTML
8 37 (3.40%) SOAP
9 34 (3.12%) SAML
10 29 (2.66%) Node.js
11 27 (2.48%) CSS
12 26 (2.39%) OAuth
13 25 (2.30%) Entity Framework
14 24 (2.20%) OpenID
15 22 (2.02%) RESTful
16 21 (1.93%) jQuery
17 19 (1.74%) AngularJS
17 19 (1.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 48 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (3.58%) PKI
6 36 (3.31%) Clustering
7 32 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
8 29 (2.66%) Public Cloud
9 27 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (2.30%) Replication
11 20 (1.84%) Private Cloud
12 17 (1.56%) Cloud Native
13 11 (1.01%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.73%) HP StoreVirtual
17 6 (0.55%) Fat Client
17 6 (0.55%) NHS
17 6 (0.55%) Thin Client
18 5 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 581 (53.35%) Windows
2 284 (26.08%) Windows Server
3 230 (21.12%) Linux
4 146 (13.41%) Windows 10
4 146 (13.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 143 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (5.88%) Unix
8 63 (5.79%) Windows 7
9 61 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (5.23%) Windows Server 2019
11 27 (2.48%) CentOS
12 24 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (2.02%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.01%) Solaris
14 11 (1.01%) VMS
15 10 (0.92%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.64%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.55%) Debian
18 4 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (35.63%) DevOps
2 202 (18.55%) Migration
3 195 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (13.13%) ITIL
5 118 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
6 105 (9.64%) Infrastructure as Code
6 105 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 101 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (8.17%) Configuration Management
9 68 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
10 67 (6.15%) Test Automation
11 60 (5.51%) Analytics
12 58 (5.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (5.05%) High Availability
13 55 (5.05%) Information Security
14 50 (4.59%) Change Management
14 50 (4.59%) Deployment Automation
14 50 (4.59%) Microservices
15 49 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 296 (27.18%) SQL
2 222 (20.39%) Python
3 181 (16.62%) C#
4 137 (12.58%) Bash Shell
5 128 (11.75%) Java
6 112 (10.28%) JavaScript
7 54 (4.96%) VB
8 52 (4.78%) VBScript
9 50 (4.59%) Perl
10 47 (4.32%) T-SQL
11 40 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 32 (2.94%) PHP
13 29 (2.66%) C
14 23 (2.11%) C++
15 22 (2.02%) Go
16 20 (1.84%) Ruby
17 14 (1.29%) PL/SQL
18 13 (1.19%) Groovy
19 11 (1.01%) VB.NET
20 9 (0.83%) Korn
Qualifications
1 293 (26.91%) Security Cleared
2 228 (20.94%) SC Cleared
3 94 (8.63%) DV Cleared
4 65 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (3.31%) Degree
6 23 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.74%) MCSE
9 15 (1.38%) MCSA
10 12 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (0.64%) CISSP
13 6 (0.55%) CCA
13 6 (0.55%) CCNA
13 6 (0.55%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.46%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.46%) MCP
14 5 (0.46%) MCSD
15 4 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.67%) SLA
2 23 (2.11%) QA
3 18 (1.65%) GDPR
4 16 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.38%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
6 7 (0.64%) NCSC
6 7 (0.64%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.46%) NIST
8 3 (0.28%) AICPA
8 3 (0.28%) COBIT
8 3 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.092%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.092%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 384 (35.26%) Active Directory
2 187 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (11.66%) Docker
4 70 (6.43%) Hyper-V
5 65 (5.97%) vSphere
6 60 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (2.39%) XenApp
10 21 (1.93%) XenDesktop
11 20 (1.84%) VMware NSX
12 11 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.83%) Firmware
14 8 (0.73%) RACF
15 7 (0.64%) vCloud
16 6 (0.55%) OpenAM
17 5 (0.46%) GeoWebCache
17 5 (0.46%) NFS
17 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 175 (16.07%) Ansible
2 161 (14.78%) Terraform
3 128 (11.75%) SCCM
4 119 (10.93%) Kubernetes
5 84 (7.71%) Puppet
6 53 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (4.13%) Single Sign-On
8 39 (3.58%) SCOM
9 37 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 27 (2.48%) vCenter Server
11 26 (2.39%) WSUS
12 25 (2.30%) Packer
13 22 (2.02%) Grafana
14 21 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
15 19 (1.74%) PowerCLI
16 17 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
16 17 (1.56%) Prometheus
17 16 (1.47%) vRealize
18 15 (1.38%) ZABBIX
19 14 (1.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 413 (37.92%) Microsoft
2 266 (24.43%) VMware
3 91 (8.36%) Oracle
4 85 (7.81%) Citrix
5 57 (5.23%) Splunk
6 56 (5.14%) HP
7 48 (4.41%) Atlassian
7 48 (4.41%) Red Hat
8 45 (4.13%) Cisco
9 37 (3.40%) Dell
10 36 (3.31%) ServiceNow
11 29 (2.66%) NetApp
12 26 (2.39%) EMC
12 26 (2.39%) McAfee
12 26 (2.39%) SolarWinds
13 22 (2.02%) Cloudera
13 22 (2.02%) Lumension
14 21 (1.93%) ESRI
14 21 (1.93%) Sophos
14 21 (1.93%) Symantec