Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 23 November 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 53 38
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 +30
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 16 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.52% 1.85% 4.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.32% 4.60% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 26
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £420 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +13.51% -7.50%
10th Percentile £271 £310 £223
90th Percentile £449 £500 £437
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £43.50 - £28.25

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 Lancashire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 155 261 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.07% 40.22% 35.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 177 210
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.83% +15.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £210
90th Percentile £615 £480 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +5.74% +17.83%
10th Percentile £37.00 £14.08 £31.45
90th Percentile £50.83 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +27.66%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Lancashire

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Lancashire

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Lancashire

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Lancashire

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in Lancashire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Preston -4 5 - -
Burnley - 1 £238 -
Colne - 1 £375 -
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Symantec
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) IFS
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (25.00%) TKPROF
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) XML Messaging
6 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) Toad

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) TKPROF
4 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Toad
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) DBA
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Database Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 4 (25.00%) XML
1 4 (25.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
1 4 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Data Virtualisation
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematical Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Runbook
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Symantec
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) IFS
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) webMethods
6 1 (6.25%) CommVault
6 1 (6.25%) Kaseya
6 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds