Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 September 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 79 100
Rank change year-on-year -10 +21 +24
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 411 1,273 1,255
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.06% 3.26% 2.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.06% 6.91% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 884 926
Median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £327 £300
90th Percentile £588 £675 £600
England median daily rate £468 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.08% -38.48% -11.63%
10th Percentile £34.84 £16.50 £32.40
90th Percentile £48.22 £52.30 £47.83
England median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% -16.67% +5.00%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,781 18,423 23,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.53% 47.15% 50.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,725 13,929 17,599
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £356 £363 £363
90th Percentile £744 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 112 148
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +16.13% +9.93%
10th Percentile £22.50 £20.37 £18.41
90th Percentile £53.98 £61.20 £62.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.53 £42.00
% change year-on-year -21.41% +6.03% +5.00%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in London

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in London.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in London

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in London over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in London

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in London.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in London

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell in London over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in London

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the London region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Central London +8 81 £481 +1.32% 44
West London +29 10 £500 - 11
East London +41 9 £425 -2.86% 5
South London +15 8 - - 5
North London +11 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 London region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 220 (53.53%) Azure
2 198 (48.18%) Windows
3 160 (38.93%) DevOps
4 147 (35.77%) Microsoft
5 146 (35.52%) Active Directory
6 133 (32.36%) SQL
7 121 (29.44%) SQL Server
8 97 (23.60%) C#
9 94 (22.87%) Python
10 89 (21.65%) Ansible
10 89 (21.65%) Windows Server
11 85 (20.68%) Linux
12 81 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (18.25%) DNS
13 75 (18.25%) Finance
14 70 (17.03%) .NET
15 68 (16.55%) VMware
15 68 (16.55%) Security Cleared
16 62 (15.09%) Terraform
16 62 (15.09%) Migration
17 60 (14.60%) SC Cleared
18 56 (13.63%) Office 365
19 54 (13.14%) Configuration Management
20 53 (12.90%) SharePoint
21 52 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 51 (12.41%) Bash Shell
23 50 (12.17%) ITIL
23 50 (12.17%) Jenkins
24 49 (11.92%) Windows 10
24 49 (11.92%) Kubernetes

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 53 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 40 (9.73%) IIS
3 33 (8.03%) Confluence
4 25 (6.08%) Tomcat
5 22 (5.35%) Apache
6 19 (4.62%) MS Exchange
7 14 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (3.16%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.46%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.22%) CMS
11 4 (0.97%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.97%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.97%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.73%) nginx
13 2 (0.49%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.65%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (2.43%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 220 (53.53%) Azure
2 56 (13.63%) Office 365
3 47 (11.44%) AWS
4 40 (9.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (7.06%) IaaS
6 27 (6.57%) SaaS
7 26 (6.33%) Power Platform
8 25 (6.08%) PaaS
9 18 (4.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 18 (4.38%) GitHub
9 18 (4.38%) Serverless
10 17 (4.14%) Logic Apps
11 14 (3.41%) Azure Functions
11 14 (3.41%) GCP
12 12 (2.92%) OpenShift
12 12 (2.92%) PowerApps
13 11 (2.68%) Azure Stack
13 11 (2.68%) Power Automate
14 8 (1.95%) OneDrive
15 7 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 75 (18.25%) DNS
2 37 (9.00%) DHCP
3 29 (7.06%) Firewall
4 20 (4.87%) SAN
5 18 (4.38%) HTTP
6 15 (3.65%) SSL
7 14 (3.41%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.43%) VPN
9 9 (2.19%) VLAN
10 8 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (1.70%) IPv4
11 7 (1.70%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.70%) Network Security
11 7 (1.70%) Skype
12 6 (1.46%) SNMP
13 5 (1.22%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.22%) NAS
14 4 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.97%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (29.44%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 18 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 18 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.16%) Power BI
6 12 (2.92%) Cosmos DB
6 12 (2.92%) Data Lake
7 10 (2.43%) Redis
8 9 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.70%) Big Data
11 6 (1.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.46%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.46%) MySQL
11 6 (1.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 50 (12.17%) Jenkins
2 48 (11.68%) Git (software)
3 39 (9.49%) JIRA
4 19 (4.62%) TeamCity
5 16 (3.89%) GitLab
5 16 (3.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (2.68%) Bitbucket
8 11 (2.68%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.95%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.70%) Selenium
11 6 (1.46%) MSI
11 6 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.46%) Subversion
12 5 (1.22%) Hudson
12 5 (1.22%) Liquibase
12 5 (1.22%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.22%) VisualSVN
General
1 75 (18.25%) Finance
2 35 (8.52%) Banking
3 12 (2.92%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.70%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.70%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.97%) Back Office
5 4 (0.97%) International Banking
5 4 (0.97%) Legal
5 4 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.73%) Games
6 3 (0.73%) Law
7 2 (0.49%) French Language
7 2 (0.49%) Front Office
7 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) Military
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (16.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (15.09%) Azure Engineer
3 42 (10.22%) Developer
4 37 (9.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 30 (7.30%) Administrator
5 30 (7.30%) Cloud Engineer
6 29 (7.06%) Consultant
7 28 (6.81%) Azure DevOps
8 27 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (5.11%) JIRA Administrator
11 18 (4.38%) Architect
12 17 (4.14%) Analyst
13 15 (3.65%) Applications Support
13 15 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (3.41%) SQL Developer
15 11 (2.68%) .NET Developer
15 11 (2.68%) Security Engineer
16 10 (2.43%) Data Engineer
17 9 (2.19%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.03%) .NET
2 39 (9.49%) ASP.NET
3 20 (4.87%) REST
3 20 (4.87%) Web Services
4 13 (3.16%) JSON
4 13 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (2.92%) LDAP
6 11 (2.68%) XML
7 10 (2.43%) WPF
8 9 (2.19%) SAML
9 8 (1.95%) Middleware
9 8 (1.95%) WCF
10 7 (1.70%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.70%) YAML
11 6 (1.46%) Entity Framework
11 6 (1.46%) Kafka
11 6 (1.46%) OAuth
11 6 (1.46%) OpenID
11 6 (1.46%) SPML
11 6 (1.46%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 17 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.16%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.92%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.43%) PKI
9 9 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.95%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (1.70%) Clustering
12 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.22%) Replication
12 5 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.97%) CMDB
14 3 (0.73%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
14 3 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 198 (48.18%) Windows
2 89 (21.65%) Windows Server
3 85 (20.68%) Linux
4 49 (11.92%) Windows 10
4 49 (11.92%) Windows Server 2016
5 31 (7.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (5.84%) Unix
7 23 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (5.11%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (2.19%) VMS
12 5 (1.22%) CentOS
13 4 (0.97%) Debian
13 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.97%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.73%) Solaris
15 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (38.93%) DevOps
2 81 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (15.09%) Migration
4 54 (13.14%) Configuration Management
5 50 (12.17%) ITIL
6 42 (10.22%) Infrastructure as Code
7 36 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (8.27%) Cybersecurity
8 34 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (6.57%) Scrum
12 26 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (6.33%) High Availability
13 24 (5.84%) Change Management
13 24 (5.84%) Deployment Automation
14 23 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (5.35%) Unit Testing
16 21 (5.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 133 (32.36%) SQL
2 97 (23.60%) C#
3 94 (22.87%) Python
4 51 (12.41%) Bash Shell
5 44 (10.71%) Java
6 37 (9.00%) JavaScript
7 32 (7.79%) Perl
8 30 (7.30%) VBScript
9 29 (7.06%) T-SQL
10 20 (4.87%) Ruby
11 18 (4.38%) Shell Script
12 15 (3.65%) VB
13 11 (2.68%) Groovy
14 10 (2.43%) C++
14 10 (2.43%) VB.NET
15 9 (2.19%) Go
16 7 (1.70%) PHP
17 5 (1.22%) R
18 4 (0.97%) C
19 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 60 (14.60%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.30%) DV Cleared
4 21 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.41%) Degree
6 9 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.95%) CISSP
8 7 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.46%) MCSE
10 5 (1.22%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.22%) MCSA
10 5 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.73%) CCNA
12 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.49%) CISA
12 2 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.49%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.49%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.38%) GDPR
2 16 (3.89%) Cyber Essentials
2 16 (3.89%) HIPAA
2 16 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.41%) SLA
4 12 (2.92%) QA
5 7 (1.70%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (1.70%) NCSC
5 7 (1.70%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.24%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.24%) NIST
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 146 (35.52%) Active Directory
2 52 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (11.19%) Docker
4 20 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.62%) vSphere
6 18 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.70%) XenApp
8 6 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.97%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.73%) vCloud
11 2 (0.49%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.49%) iptables
11 2 (0.49%) NFS
11 2 (0.49%) Varnish
12 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 89 (21.65%) Ansible
2 62 (15.09%) Terraform
3 49 (11.92%) Kubernetes
4 39 (9.49%) Puppet
5 30 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (6.33%) SCCM
7 12 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 12 (2.92%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (2.68%) WSUS
9 8 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (1.95%) Grafana
10 7 (1.70%) Nagios
10 7 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.46%) Packer
11 6 (1.46%) PowerCLI
11 6 (1.46%) SCOM
11 6 (1.46%) vCenter Server
12 5 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (1.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 147 (35.77%) Microsoft
2 68 (16.55%) VMware
3 30 (7.30%) Atlassian
4 29 (7.06%) Splunk
5 28 (6.81%) Citrix
6 24 (5.84%) Oracle
7 16 (3.89%) HP
8 14 (3.41%) Dell
8 14 (3.41%) EMC
8 14 (3.41%) ServiceNow
9 13 (3.16%) Cisco
10 12 (2.92%) MuleSoft
10 12 (2.92%) Sophos
11 11 (2.68%) Adobe
11 11 (2.68%) Lumension
11 11 (2.68%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.68%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.43%) Databricks
13 9 (2.19%) Cloudera
14 8 (1.95%) RedGate