Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 71 75
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +31
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 822 664 1,403
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.44% 3.27% 3.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.24% 6.77% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 454 989
10th Percentile £334 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £402 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £573 £540 £563
90th Percentile £638 £599 £638
England median daily rate £475 £454 £454
% change year-on-year +4.63% - +5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 19
10th Percentile £58.43 £23.81 £16.50
25th Percentile £60.56 £34.15 £17.90
Median hourly rate £65.75 £43.00 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year +52.91% +30.30% -29.97%
75th Percentile £70.56 £47.83 £36.67
90th Percentile £72.48 £48.22 £45.97
England median hourly rate £41.00 £44.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -8.14% +62.30% -34.93%

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 11,356 9,808 19,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.56% 48.23% 47.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,346 14,813
10th Percentile £365 £368 £363
25th Percentile £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £713 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 107
10th Percentile £20.35 £18.57 £18.14
25th Percentile £30.63 £26.81 £21.00
Median hourly rate £44.75 £47.83 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.44% +32.86% -9.19%
75th Percentile £63.81 £57.25 £48.29
90th Percentile £68.00 £64.99 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.15 £43.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -4.30% -1.15% +7.41%

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell in London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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 May 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 +16 123 £488 +4.84% 81
West London +10 15 £510 +13.33% 29
South London +19 11 £450 +14.29% 6
East London +3 3 £388 -8.82% 23
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 502 (61.07%) Azure
2 347 (42.21%) DevOps
3 335 (40.75%) Windows
4 309 (37.59%) Microsoft
5 255 (31.02%) Active Directory
6 210 (25.55%) Python
7 207 (25.18%) Finance
8 198 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
9 196 (23.84%) SQL
10 186 (22.63%) Terraform
11 182 (22.14%) Linux
12 164 (19.95%) C#
13 159 (19.34%) SQL Server
14 157 (19.10%) Windows Server
15 150 (18.25%) VMware
16 148 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
17 141 (17.15%) .NET
18 138 (16.79%) Social Skills
19 130 (15.82%) Ansible
20 129 (15.69%) Security Cleared
21 125 (15.21%) AWS
22 122 (14.84%) Bash Shell
23 121 (14.72%) Azure Active Directory
23 121 (14.72%) SharePoint
24 112 (13.63%) JavaScript
25 109 (13.26%) SC Cleared
26 107 (13.02%) PaaS
26 107 (13.02%) Migration
27 102 (12.41%) Git (software)
28 101 (12.29%) Docker

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
1 121 (14.72%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 25 (3.04%) Confluence
4 24 (2.92%) IIS
4 24 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 19 (2.31%) Apache
5 19 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (0.97%) ArcGIS
7 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.49%) CMS
9 4 (0.49%) Drupal
9 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.49%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 35 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.07%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.97%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
1 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.24%) HFM
2 2 (0.24%) Salerio
2 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.12%) Eikon
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 502 (61.07%) Azure
2 148 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
3 125 (15.21%) AWS
4 121 (14.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 107 (13.02%) PaaS
6 93 (11.31%) Power Platform
7 81 (9.85%) IaaS
8 69 (8.39%) GitHub
9 42 (5.11%) Serverless
10 38 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 36 (4.38%) GCP
11 36 (4.38%) Power Automate
12 35 (4.26%) Azure Key Vault
13 34 (4.14%) Azure Service Bus
14 33 (4.01%) PowerApps
15 27 (3.28%) OneDrive
16 23 (2.80%) SaaS
17 21 (2.55%) Azure Functions
18 20 (2.43%) Azure Storage
19 19 (2.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 74 (9.00%) DNS
2 56 (6.81%) Firewall
3 49 (5.96%) DHCP
4 29 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.04%) Skype
6 15 (1.82%) LAN
7 14 (1.70%) Network Security
7 14 (1.70%) VPN
8 12 (1.46%) SAN
9 11 (1.34%) Internet
10 10 (1.22%) FTP
10 10 (1.22%) VLAN
10 10 (1.22%) WAN
11 9 (1.09%) NetScaler
12 8 (0.97%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.97%) SMTP
13 7 (0.85%) NAS
13 7 (0.85%) PBX
14 6 (0.73%) iSCSI
14 6 (0.73%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.42%) Azure SQL Database
3 58 (7.06%) Power BI
4 22 (2.68%) Tableau
5 20 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (2.19%) Data Lake
6 18 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.82%) MySQL
8 15 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.70%) OLTP
10 10 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.09%) GIS
11 9 (1.09%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.97%) Big Data
12 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 96 (11.68%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.96%) Octopus Deploy
4 45 (5.47%) TeamCity
5 37 (4.50%) JIRA
6 31 (3.77%) GitLab
7 27 (3.28%) Maven
8 26 (3.16%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (2.19%) git-flow
11 17 (2.07%) Gradle
12 16 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (1.46%) Hudson
14 11 (1.34%) Subversion
15 10 (1.22%) Postman
16 9 (1.09%) Cucumber
16 9 (1.09%) JUnit
17 8 (0.97%) LINQPad
17 8 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
18 6 (0.73%) Bitbucket
General
1 207 (25.18%) Finance
2 138 (16.79%) Social Skills
3 67 (8.15%) Banking
4 29 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.31%) Public Sector
6 17 (2.07%) Influencing Skills
7 16 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.95%) Marketing
8 15 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
10 11 (1.34%) Legal
11 9 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (0.97%) Front Office
13 7 (0.85%) Law
14 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.73%) Publishing
14 6 (0.73%) Retail
15 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.61%) Telecoms
16 4 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (17.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 137 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 121 (14.72%) Developer
4 93 (11.31%) Architect
5 76 (9.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 62 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (5.84%) Azure DevOps
8 44 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 38 (4.62%) Consultant
10 36 (4.38%) Azure Architect
11 31 (3.77%) Analyst
12 27 (3.28%) Administrator
13 26 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
13 26 (3.16%) Technical Leader
14 22 (2.68%) Cloud Architect
15 21 (2.55%) C# Developer
16 20 (2.43%) .NET Developer
16 20 (2.43%) Windows Engineer
17 19 (2.31%) Security Engineer
18 18 (2.19%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (17.15%) .NET
2 58 (7.06%) React
3 55 (6.69%) JSON
4 53 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 48 (5.84%) YAML
6 40 (4.87%) ASP.NET
6 40 (4.87%) CSS
7 35 (4.26%) Web Services
8 34 (4.14%) HTML
9 31 (3.77%) .NET Core
10 30 (3.65%) .NET Framework
10 30 (3.65%) ASP.NET Core
10 30 (3.65%) REST
11 27 (3.28%) XML
12 23 (2.80%) jQuery
13 22 (2.68%) Node.js
14 17 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.95%) Kafka
16 15 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.35%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.89%) Public Cloud
3 30 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (2.80%) Cloud Native
5 21 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
6 20 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (2.07%) Clustering
7 17 (2.07%) Replication
8 14 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.46%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.09%) PKI
12 8 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.97%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.73%) Media Streaming
14 6 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (0.61%) CMDB
15 5 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 335 (40.75%) Windows
2 182 (22.14%) Linux
3 157 (19.10%) Windows Server
4 81 (9.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (9.00%) Windows 10
6 57 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (6.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 46 (5.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 34 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (4.14%) Unix
9 20 (2.43%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.95%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.97%) CentOS
11 8 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.61%) Android
12 5 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.61%) Solaris
13 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.36%) VMS
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (42.21%) DevOps
2 198 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (13.02%) Migration
4 97 (11.80%) Test Automation
5 96 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 84 (10.22%) Infrastructure as Code
7 83 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (9.37%) Analytics
9 74 (9.00%) ITIL
10 70 (8.52%) TDD
11 63 (7.66%) Configuration Management
11 63 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
11 63 (7.66%) Scrum
12 61 (7.42%) Microservices
13 60 (7.30%) Change Management
14 53 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (6.33%) Deployment Automation
16 47 (5.72%) Software Engineering
17 46 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 45 (5.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 210 (25.55%) Python
2 196 (23.84%) SQL
3 164 (19.95%) C#
4 122 (14.84%) Bash Shell
5 112 (13.63%) JavaScript
6 86 (10.46%) Java
7 54 (6.57%) TypeScript
8 32 (3.89%) Perl
9 31 (3.77%) Ruby
10 29 (3.53%) T-SQL
11 26 (3.16%) VB
12 21 (2.55%) PL/SQL
13 20 (2.43%) C
13 20 (2.43%) Shell Script
13 20 (2.43%) VBScript
14 19 (2.31%) Go
15 11 (1.34%) PHP
16 9 (1.09%) Groovy
17 8 (0.97%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 109 (13.26%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.50%) Degree
4 34 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 29 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.07%) MCSE
7 13 (1.58%) AWS Certification
8 9 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.73%) CCNA
9 6 (0.73%) MCSA
10 4 (0.49%) CISSP
10 4 (0.49%) VCAP
11 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.36%) RHCE
11 3 (0.36%) VCDX
11 3 (0.36%) VCP6
12 2 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.72%) QA
2 14 (1.70%) GDPR
3 12 (1.46%) SLA
4 5 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.49%) IFRS
5 4 (0.49%) NCSC
6 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.36%) NIST
6 3 (0.36%) WCAG
7 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) GRC
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 255 (31.02%) Active Directory
2 101 (12.29%) Docker
3 96 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (4.38%) Hyper-V
6 27 (3.28%) XenApp
7 26 (3.16%) vSphere
8 20 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (2.43%) XenDesktop
9 18 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 15 (1.82%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.61%) Samba
13 4 (0.49%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.49%) KVM
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.36%) Firmware
14 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.36%) Xen
15 2 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 186 (22.63%) Terraform
2 130 (15.82%) Ansible
3 94 (11.44%) Kubernetes
4 77 (9.37%) Puppet
5 63 (7.66%) SCCM
6 49 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (4.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.95%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.82%) PowerCLI
10 13 (1.58%) SCOM
11 12 (1.46%) Packer
12 11 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (1.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 9 (1.09%) vRealize
15 7 (0.85%) Backup Exec
16 5 (0.61%) Control-M
16 5 (0.61%) Grafana
16 5 (0.61%) Nessus
17 4 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 309 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 150 (18.25%) VMware
3 59 (7.18%) Oracle
4 57 (6.93%) Citrix
5 39 (4.74%) Cisco
6 23 (2.80%) HP
6 23 (2.80%) Red Hat
7 22 (2.68%) SolarWinds
8 21 (2.55%) Databricks
8 21 (2.55%) Dell
8 21 (2.55%) Splunk
9 16 (1.95%) New Relic
9 16 (1.95%) Nintex
10 15 (1.82%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.70%) EMC
11 14 (1.70%) IBM
11 14 (1.70%) Qualys
12 13 (1.58%) Google
13 11 (1.34%) SAP
14 10 (1.22%) Salesforce.com