Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 74 109
Rank change year-on-year -2 +35 +7
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 572 1,412 1,212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.35% 3.43% 2.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.70% 7.22% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 991 902
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £575 £650 £613
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £43.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% -33.39% -12.17%
10th Percentile £30.10 £16.50 £30.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.34 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year +2.94% -18.13% -3.42%

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 8,538 19,560 22,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.05% 47.47% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,091 14,801 17,329
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.60%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £361
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 122 194
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.70% +5.04%
10th Percentile £24.77 £18.32 £17.52
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.68 £63.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +3.61% +0.91%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -1 114 £460 -8.10% 29
East London +39 18 £383 -19.37% 5
South London +33 18 £413 -22.72% 2
West London +16 9 £466 -6.75% 13
North London +11 1 - - 1
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 294 (51.40%) Azure
2 292 (51.05%) Windows
3 219 (38.29%) Microsoft
4 209 (36.54%) Active Directory
5 200 (34.97%) DevOps
6 185 (32.34%) SQL
7 137 (23.95%) SQL Server
7 137 (23.95%) Windows Server
8 130 (22.73%) Linux
9 112 (19.58%) VMware
9 112 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
10 111 (19.41%) Python
11 110 (19.23%) C#
12 107 (18.71%) Migration
13 106 (18.53%) Ansible
14 101 (17.66%) Finance
15 94 (16.43%) .NET
16 86 (15.03%) Terraform
17 85 (14.86%) Office 365
18 82 (14.34%) Kubernetes
19 80 (13.99%) DNS
20 79 (13.81%) Bash Shell
21 78 (13.64%) Docker
22 73 (12.76%) AWS
23 72 (12.59%) Windows Server 2016
24 70 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
24 70 (12.24%) ITIL
24 70 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
25 69 (12.06%) SharePoint
26 67 (11.71%) Security Cleared

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 69 (12.06%) SharePoint
2 39 (6.82%) IIS
3 35 (6.12%) Confluence
4 28 (4.90%) MS Exchange
5 24 (4.20%) Tomcat
6 22 (3.85%) Apache
7 18 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.97%) Skype for Business
9 12 (2.10%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.75%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.87%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.87%) CMS
13 3 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.35%) nginx
14 2 (0.35%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.10%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.75%) Acrobat
4 5 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.17%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 294 (51.40%) Azure
2 85 (14.86%) Office 365
3 73 (12.76%) AWS
4 46 (8.04%) PaaS
5 43 (7.52%) SaaS
6 41 (7.17%) Power Platform
7 40 (6.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 40 (6.99%) IaaS
8 26 (4.55%) GCP
9 24 (4.20%) GitHub
10 19 (3.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 18 (3.15%) OneDrive
12 13 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (2.27%) OpenShift
12 13 (2.27%) Serverless
13 10 (1.75%) Slack
14 9 (1.57%) Azure Functions
14 9 (1.57%) Yammer
15 8 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.40%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 80 (13.99%) DNS
2 42 (7.34%) DHCP
3 41 (7.17%) Firewall
4 31 (5.42%) SAN
5 24 (4.20%) HTTP
5 24 (4.20%) SSL
6 20 (3.50%) Kerberos
7 17 (2.97%) NetScaler
7 17 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.80%) Skype
9 11 (1.92%) NAS
10 10 (1.75%) Internet
11 9 (1.57%) Network Security
11 9 (1.57%) SMTP
11 9 (1.57%) VPN
12 7 (1.22%) WAN
13 6 (1.05%) IPv4
13 6 (1.05%) LAN
13 6 (1.05%) Unified Communications
13 6 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (23.95%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.77%) Power BI
3 30 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (5.07%) SQL Server 2016
5 26 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (3.67%) MySQL
7 17 (2.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.62%) Big Data
9 13 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
9 13 (2.27%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.10%) Data Lake
11 11 (1.92%) Redis
12 10 (1.75%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (1.40%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (10.84%) Git (software)
2 47 (8.22%) JIRA
3 45 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.24%) Visual Studio
5 25 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (3.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (2.80%) TeamCity
9 15 (2.62%) Bitbucket
10 14 (2.45%) Selenium
11 13 (2.27%) GitLab
12 11 (1.92%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.57%) Postman
15 8 (1.40%) MSI
16 7 (1.22%) Cucumber
17 5 (0.87%) WebDriver
17 5 (0.87%) Zephyr
General
1 101 (17.66%) Finance
2 56 (9.79%) Banking
3 18 (3.15%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.10%) Law
5 11 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.75%) Legal
7 8 (1.40%) Games
8 7 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.87%) Back Office
9 5 (0.87%) Retail
10 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.35%) International Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 88 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 79 (13.81%) Azure Engineer
2 79 (13.81%) Developer
3 53 (9.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 50 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (6.99%) Architect
6 37 (6.47%) Azure DevOps
6 37 (6.47%) Consultant
7 33 (5.77%) Administrator
8 32 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 26 (4.55%) SQL Developer
10 25 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (3.67%) Server Engineer
11 21 (3.67%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
12 20 (3.50%) Analyst
13 19 (3.32%) Citrix Engineer
13 19 (3.32%) JIRA Administrator
14 18 (3.15%) Active Directory Engineer
15 16 (2.80%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (16.43%) .NET
2 47 (8.22%) ASP.NET
3 27 (4.72%) JSON
3 27 (4.72%) Web Services
4 23 (4.02%) LDAP
5 17 (2.97%) Node.js
6 13 (2.27%) REST
7 12 (2.10%) .NET Framework
7 12 (2.10%) SAML
8 11 (1.92%) Kafka
8 11 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (1.92%) RESTful
8 11 (1.92%) WPF
8 11 (1.92%) XML
9 10 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.75%) WCF
10 9 (1.57%) YAML
11 8 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (1.40%) Middleware
11 8 (1.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.67%) Cloud Native
4 21 (3.67%) Public Cloud
5 20 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.62%) Virtual Team
9 13 (2.27%) Replication
10 12 (2.10%) PKI
11 9 (1.57%) Clustering
11 9 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
13 4 (0.70%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.70%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.70%) User Experience
13 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 292 (51.05%) Windows
2 137 (23.95%) Windows Server
3 130 (22.73%) Linux
4 72 (12.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 70 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (11.71%) Windows 10
7 39 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (5.24%) Unix
9 28 (4.90%) Windows 7
10 25 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (3.85%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (1.40%) Solaris
14 7 (1.22%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.22%) VMS
15 5 (0.87%) Android
15 5 (0.87%) Debian
16 3 (0.52%) CentOS
17 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (34.97%) DevOps
2 112 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (18.71%) Migration
4 70 (12.24%) ITIL
5 63 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 52 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
8 42 (7.34%) Configuration Management
9 41 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (6.29%) Scrum
12 33 (5.77%) Change Management
12 33 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 32 (5.59%) Test Automation
14 31 (5.42%) Microservices
15 30 (5.24%) Analytics
16 29 (5.07%) Information Security
17 27 (4.72%) High Availability
18 26 (4.55%) Data Modelling
19 25 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 185 (32.34%) SQL
2 111 (19.41%) Python
3 110 (19.23%) C#
4 79 (13.81%) Bash Shell
5 62 (10.84%) Java
6 52 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 40 (6.99%) T-SQL
8 32 (5.59%) VBScript
9 25 (4.37%) Perl
10 24 (4.20%) PHP
11 21 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 19 (3.32%) Ruby
13 18 (3.15%) VB
14 11 (1.92%) Go
15 9 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.40%) C++
17 6 (1.05%) Groovy
18 5 (0.87%) C
18 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 67 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 59 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 20 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (2.97%) Degree
7 12 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.75%) MCSE
9 9 (1.57%) CISSP
9 9 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (1.40%) MCSA
11 6 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.87%) CCNA
12 5 (0.87%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.87%) MCITP
13 4 (0.70%) CCA
14 3 (0.52%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
15 2 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.24%) SLA
2 18 (3.15%) GDPR
3 16 (2.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (2.62%) HIPAA
4 15 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.57%) QA
6 7 (1.22%) NCSC
6 7 (1.22%) Solvency II
7 6 (1.05%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.35%) NIST
9 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 209 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 78 (13.64%) Docker
3 70 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (5.07%) vSphere
5 27 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (4.02%) XenApp
7 21 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (3.32%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.10%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.05%) Squid
10 6 (1.05%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 4 (0.70%) vCloud
11 4 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.52%) NFS
12 3 (0.52%) Samba
13 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 106 (18.53%) Ansible
2 86 (15.03%) Terraform
3 82 (14.34%) Kubernetes
4 52 (9.09%) SCCM
5 46 (8.04%) Puppet
6 33 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (3.15%) SCOM
8 17 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (2.27%) Nagios
10 10 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (1.75%) vCenter Server
10 10 (1.75%) WSUS
11 9 (1.57%) Grafana
11 9 (1.57%) vRealize
12 8 (1.40%) PowerCLI
12 8 (1.40%) Prometheus
13 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (1.22%) Packer
14 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 219 (38.29%) Microsoft
2 112 (19.58%) VMware
3 48 (8.39%) Citrix
4 34 (5.94%) Splunk
5 30 (5.24%) Atlassian
6 29 (5.07%) Oracle
7 25 (4.37%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.85%) Cisco
8 22 (3.85%) Tableau
9 19 (3.32%) HP
10 17 (2.97%) Dell
10 17 (2.97%) EMC
11 16 (2.80%) IBM
12 15 (2.62%) Sybase
13 14 (2.45%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.27%) NetApp
14 13 (2.27%) Symantec
15 12 (2.10%) MuleSoft
16 11 (1.92%) Adobe
16 11 (1.92%) Cloudera