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 3 months to 28 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 48 32
Rank change year-on-year +16 -16  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 11 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.26% 0.23% 3.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.86% 0.55% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £325 £330 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -0.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £335 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 74 183 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 21.96% 41.22% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 222 221
Median daily rate £375 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £528 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -9.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 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
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 3 months to 28 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
Preston - 6 £313 -
Colne - 2 £350 -
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Perl
2 13 (72.22%) PL/SQL
2 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 13 (72.22%) Toad
2 13 (72.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 13 (72.22%) Oracle Database
2 13 (72.22%) TKPROF
2 13 (72.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) Migration
4 9 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 3 (16.67%) DevOps
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
9 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
10 2 (11.11%) WSUS
10 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
10 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (11.11%) MCITP
10 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
10 2 (11.11%) NAS
10 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 2 (11.11%) Kaseya
10 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
1 2 (11.11%) NAS
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle Database
1 13 (72.22%) TKPROF
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Toad
General
1 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) DBA
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle DBA
2 7 (38.89%) Administrator
3 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Database Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Senior DBA
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Database Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (11.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) Life Science
2 1 (5.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Migration
1 9 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematical Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Perl
1 13 (72.22%) PL/SQL
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Kaseya
3 2 (11.11%) Kaspersky
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
3 2 (11.11%) VMware