Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 96 82
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 +9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,147 409 1,134
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.16% 2.85% 3.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.93% 5.68% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 263 790
10th Percentile £350 £316 £325
25th Percentile £450 £408 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £478 £488
Median % change year-on-year +9.83% -1.95% -1.52%
75th Percentile £606 £538 £580
90th Percentile £687 £611 £700
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
10th Percentile " " £16.50
25th Percentile £60.75 £36.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate £61.50 £37.50 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.00% +56.25% -43.22%
75th Percentile £62.25 £38.75 £45.17
90th Percentile " " £47.33
England median hourly rate £25.50 £46.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -45.45% +10.00% +1.57%

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 16,543 7,204 17,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.59% 50.16% 47.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,558 5,295 13,364
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £618
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £488
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.51% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 44 114
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.08 £17.88
25th Percentile £35.25 £24.63 £25.06
Median hourly rate £51.88 £36.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +44.10% -24.21% +21.79%
75th Percentile £63.81 £42.25 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.55 £54.70 £55.50
England median hourly rate £45.50 £37.93 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.97% -15.72% +7.14%

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 28 October 2021.

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
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 28 October 2021. 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 -14 125 £550 +15.79% 139
West London -6 22 £550 +11.11% 24
South London +11 12 £425 - 10
East London -8 9 £288 +9.52% 38
North London +3 4 £400 - 2
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 675 (58.85%) Azure
2 516 (44.99%) Windows
3 497 (43.33%) DevOps
4 459 (40.02%) Microsoft
5 364 (31.73%) Active Directory
6 316 (27.55%) Python
7 312 (27.20%) Terraform
8 263 (22.93%) SQL
9 250 (21.80%) Finance
10 236 (20.58%) Linux
11 235 (20.49%) AWS
11 235 (20.49%) Bash Shell
12 229 (19.97%) Microsoft 365
13 222 (19.35%) C#
14 221 (19.27%) VMware
15 219 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
16 205 (17.87%) Windows Server
17 195 (17.00%) Kubernetes
18 193 (16.83%) Migration
19 191 (16.65%) Infrastructure as Code
20 184 (16.04%) Ansible
21 180 (15.69%) Social Skills
22 170 (14.82%) Docker
23 160 (13.95%) PaaS
24 159 (13.86%) Azure Active Directory
24 159 (13.86%) SQL Server
25 157 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
26 153 (13.34%) Git (software)
26 153 (13.34%) .NET
27 152 (13.25%) Java

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
1 125 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.62%) Confluence
3 37 (3.23%) IIS
4 31 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.66%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.13%) Apache
6 13 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.44%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.44%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.44%) Mule
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.48%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.26%) ContrOCC
4 3 (0.26%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.087%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.087%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.087%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 675 (58.85%) Azure
2 235 (20.49%) AWS
3 229 (19.97%) Microsoft 365
4 160 (13.95%) PaaS
5 159 (13.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 126 (10.99%) IaaS
7 118 (10.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 111 (9.68%) GitHub
9 84 (7.32%) Power Platform
10 74 (6.45%) Serverless
11 53 (4.62%) SaaS
12 49 (4.27%) OneDrive
13 47 (4.10%) GCP
14 36 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
14 36 (3.14%) Azure Storage
15 35 (3.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 35 (3.05%) Azure Data Factory
16 33 (2.88%) Azure Functions
17 28 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
18 27 (2.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 129 (11.25%) DNS
2 121 (10.55%) Firewall
3 82 (7.15%) DHCP
4 53 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 43 (3.75%) VPN
6 28 (2.44%) Network Security
7 21 (1.83%) Unified Communications
8 19 (1.66%) Reverse Proxy
9 18 (1.57%) SSL
10 17 (1.48%) SMTP
11 16 (1.39%) Internet
11 16 (1.39%) SAN
12 15 (1.31%) BGP
13 13 (1.13%) WAN
14 12 (1.05%) HTTP
14 12 (1.05%) Kerberos
14 12 (1.05%) LAN
15 11 (0.96%) DKIM
15 11 (0.96%) Skype
15 11 (0.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.97%) Power BI
3 40 (3.49%) Data Lake
4 35 (3.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 35 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (2.01%) Big Data
8 20 (1.74%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 19 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.66%) MySQL
9 19 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.39%) Tableau
12 15 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 153 (13.34%) Git (software)
2 152 (13.25%) Jenkins
3 108 (9.42%) TeamCity
4 95 (8.28%) JIRA
5 55 (4.80%) Maven
6 49 (4.27%) GitLab
7 41 (3.57%) Gradle
8 37 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 29 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 27 (2.35%) Subversion
11 26 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (2.09%) Bitbucket
12 24 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
13 22 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (1.48%) SonarQube
15 16 (1.39%) MSI
15 16 (1.39%) Postman
15 16 (1.39%) Selenium
16 14 (1.22%) MSBuild
General
1 250 (21.80%) Finance
2 180 (15.69%) Social Skills
3 95 (8.28%) Banking
4 52 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.40%) Public Sector
6 22 (1.92%) Legal
7 21 (1.83%) Retail
8 18 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
8 18 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.48%) Presentation Skills
10 14 (1.22%) Influencing Skills
11 13 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.13%) Marketing
12 10 (0.87%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.78%) Digital Economy
13 9 (0.78%) Local Government
14 7 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.52%) Electronics
15 6 (0.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 184 (16.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 175 (15.26%) Azure Engineer
3 164 (14.30%) Architect
4 114 (9.94%) Developer
5 103 (8.98%) Cloud Engineer
6 92 (8.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 74 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
8 73 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 65 (5.67%) Azure DevOps
10 58 (5.06%) Azure Architect
10 58 (5.06%) Consultant
11 55 (4.80%) Administrator
12 43 (3.75%) Analyst
12 43 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
13 39 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
14 36 (3.14%) Security Engineer
15 35 (3.05%) Windows Engineer
16 30 (2.62%) Platform Engineer
16 30 (2.62%) Senior DevOps
16 30 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (13.34%) .NET
2 86 (7.50%) ARM Templates
3 66 (5.75%) Web Services
4 54 (4.71%) REST
5 53 (4.62%) JSON
6 51 (4.45%) ASP.NET
6 51 (4.45%) YAML
7 48 (4.18%) HTML
8 43 (3.75%) XML
9 41 (3.57%) CSS
10 37 (3.23%) .NET Framework
11 33 (2.88%) Kafka
12 32 (2.79%) React
13 30 (2.62%) AngularJS
14 27 (2.35%) SOAP
15 25 (2.18%) SAML
16 24 (2.09%) Node.js
17 23 (2.01%) LDAP
18 19 (1.66%) .NET Core
19 17 (1.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.67%) Cloud Native
2 57 (4.97%) Public Cloud
3 53 (4.62%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.35%) Replication
5 26 (2.27%) Clustering
5 26 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.13%) Legacy Applications
9 13 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (0.87%) PKI
12 9 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.78%) Wiki
13 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.70%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 516 (44.99%) Windows
2 236 (20.58%) Linux
3 205 (17.87%) Windows Server
4 89 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (7.67%) Windows 10
6 59 (5.14%) Unix
7 53 (4.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 51 (4.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 40 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (2.44%) Windows 7
12 16 (1.39%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.05%) Android
15 9 (0.78%) CentOS
16 8 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.52%) VMS
18 3 (0.26%) zOS
19 2 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (43.33%) DevOps
2 219 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (16.83%) Migration
4 191 (16.65%) Infrastructure as Code
5 117 (10.20%) Analytics
6 106 (9.24%) ITIL
7 99 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 83 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (6.45%) Configuration Management
10 72 (6.28%) Change Management
11 71 (6.19%) Scrum
12 66 (5.75%) Test Automation
13 62 (5.41%) Microservices
14 59 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
15 58 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
16 57 (4.97%) Task Automation
17 56 (4.88%) Deployment Automation
18 52 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (4.45%) Service Management
20 42 (3.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 316 (27.55%) Python
2 263 (22.93%) SQL
3 235 (20.49%) Bash Shell
4 222 (19.35%) C#
5 152 (13.25%) Java
6 129 (11.25%) JavaScript
7 43 (3.75%) T-SQL
8 37 (3.23%) C
9 34 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 33 (2.88%) VB
11 31 (2.70%) TypeScript
12 29 (2.53%) Perl
13 28 (2.44%) VBScript
14 26 (2.27%) Go
14 26 (2.27%) Ruby
15 21 (1.83%) VBA
16 16 (1.39%) PHP
16 16 (1.39%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.13%) C++
17 13 (1.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 111 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 94 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 54 (4.71%) Degree
4 39 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.18%) AWS Certification
7 15 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.31%) MCSE
8 10 (0.87%) MCSA
9 9 (0.78%) CCNA
10 8 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.35%) CISSP
12 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.35%) GIAC
13 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.26%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.26%) MCITP
13 3 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.96%) GDPR
2 29 (2.53%) QA
3 28 (2.44%) SLA
4 10 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.44%) NIST
7 5 (0.44%) SOC 2
8 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) GRC
9 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.087%) COBIT
10 1 (0.087%) IFRS
10 1 (0.087%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.087%) SOC 1
System Software
1 364 (31.73%) Active Directory
2 170 (14.82%) Docker
3 157 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (3.75%) vSphere
5 37 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (3.14%) Hyper-V
7 30 (2.62%) XenApp
8 28 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 26 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 24 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.39%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.52%) NFS
15 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.35%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.35%) vCloud
16 3 (0.26%) KVM
16 3 (0.26%) LXC
Systems Management
1 312 (27.20%) Terraform
2 195 (17.00%) Kubernetes
3 184 (16.04%) Ansible
4 109 (9.50%) SCCM
5 80 (6.97%) Puppet
6 69 (6.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 58 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (3.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 20 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (1.48%) vCenter Server
10 17 (1.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 16 (1.39%) PowerCLI
12 15 (1.31%) SCOM
13 14 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (1.13%) vRealize
15 12 (1.05%) Packer
16 9 (0.78%) Control-M
16 9 (0.78%) Nagios
16 9 (0.78%) QRadar
17 8 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 459 (40.02%) Microsoft
2 221 (19.27%) VMware
3 71 (6.19%) Citrix
4 62 (5.41%) Cisco
5 58 (5.06%) Oracle
6 48 (4.18%) Databricks
7 44 (3.84%) Splunk
8 43 (3.75%) ServiceNow
9 36 (3.14%) Red Hat
10 32 (2.79%) Ivanti
11 26 (2.27%) Atlassian
12 25 (2.18%) SolarWinds
13 24 (2.09%) HP
13 24 (2.09%) IBM
14 21 (1.83%) Dell
15 20 (1.74%) Google
16 19 (1.66%) CyberArk
16 19 (1.66%) SAP
17 16 (1.39%) EMC
18 12 (1.05%) Salesforce.com