Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 76 76
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +31
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,004 553 1,371
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.37% 3.38% 3.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.17% 6.75% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 365 959
10th Percentile £348 £350 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £588 £538 £575
90th Percentile £657 £583 £661
England median daily rate £483 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 17
10th Percentile £57.38 £23.81 "
25th Percentile £57.94 £34.15 £16.50
Median hourly rate £60.25 £43.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +40.12% +32.31% -25.99%
75th Percentile £61.94 £47.83 £36.67
90th Percentile £62.13 £48.22 £46.45
England median hourly rate £41.22 £44.76 £32.75
% change year-on-year -7.91% +36.66% -21.14%

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 14,010 8,195 19,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.05% 50.15% 47.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,456 6,101 14,706
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £444 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £613
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £514 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.80% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 68 109
10th Percentile £20.94 £22.50 £16.65
25th Percentile £34.88 £31.69 £21.25
Median hourly rate £44.75 £46.46 £42.11
Median % change year-on-year -3.68% +10.32% +0.83%
75th Percentile £61.25 £58.13 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.41 £64.09 £56.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.36%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -7 135 £513 +7.89% 96
West London +4 12 £550 +17.96% 19
South London +22 9 £454 -5.71% 9
East London -7 5 £344 -19.12% 41
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 596 (59.36%) Azure
2 444 (44.22%) Windows
3 418 (41.63%) DevOps
4 406 (40.44%) Microsoft
5 325 (32.37%) Active Directory
6 281 (27.99%) Python
7 251 (25.00%) Finance
8 243 (24.20%) SQL
9 233 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
10 217 (21.61%) Linux
11 215 (21.41%) Terraform
12 205 (20.42%) Microsoft 365
13 199 (19.82%) C#
14 193 (19.22%) VMware
15 188 (18.73%) AWS
16 185 (18.43%) Windows Server
17 183 (18.23%) Social Skills
18 180 (17.93%) Bash Shell
19 165 (16.43%) Ansible
20 164 (16.33%) SQL Server
21 156 (15.54%) Azure Active Directory
22 148 (14.74%) .NET
23 142 (14.14%) SharePoint
24 140 (13.94%) Migration
25 135 (13.45%) Docker
26 133 (13.25%) JavaScript
27 130 (12.95%) Java
28 129 (12.85%) Security Cleared
29 128 (12.75%) Git (software)
30 126 (12.55%) PaaS

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
1 142 (14.14%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.29%) IIS
3 32 (3.19%) MS Exchange
4 27 (2.69%) Confluence
5 19 (1.89%) Apache
6 18 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (1.69%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.50%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.50%) Mule
12 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.40%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 52 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.39%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.100%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.100%) Eikon
5 1 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 596 (59.36%) Azure
2 205 (20.42%) Microsoft 365
3 188 (18.73%) AWS
4 156 (15.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 126 (12.55%) PaaS
6 112 (11.16%) Power Platform
7 101 (10.06%) IaaS
8 91 (9.06%) GitHub
9 60 (5.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 54 (5.38%) Serverless
11 47 (4.68%) GCP
12 39 (3.88%) SaaS
13 38 (3.78%) OneDrive
14 35 (3.49%) PowerApps
15 34 (3.39%) Power Automate
16 31 (3.09%) Azure Data Factory
17 29 (2.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 28 (2.79%) Azure Storage
19 27 (2.69%) Azure Functions
19 27 (2.69%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 98 (9.76%) DNS
2 82 (8.17%) Firewall
3 68 (6.77%) DHCP
4 40 (3.98%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.79%) VPN
6 23 (2.29%) Network Security
7 17 (1.69%) LAN
8 15 (1.49%) Skype
8 15 (1.49%) SMTP
9 14 (1.39%) Kerberos
10 13 (1.29%) FTP
10 13 (1.29%) WAN
11 12 (1.20%) Internet
11 12 (1.20%) Unified Communications
12 11 (1.10%) SAN
13 10 (1.00%) SSL
13 10 (1.00%) VLAN
14 9 (0.90%) HTTP
15 8 (0.80%) iSCSI
15 8 (0.80%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 78 (7.77%) Power BI
3 50 (4.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (3.19%) Data Lake
5 31 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (2.29%) Tableau
8 22 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (2.09%) MySQL
10 19 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (1.59%) Big Data
13 14 (1.39%) NoSQL
13 14 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.29%) Metadata
14 13 (1.29%) MongoDB
14 13 (1.29%) Redis
14 13 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 128 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 115 (11.45%) Jenkins
3 53 (5.28%) JIRA
3 53 (5.28%) TeamCity
4 48 (4.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 39 (3.88%) Visual Studio
6 35 (3.49%) Maven
7 28 (2.79%) GitLab
8 24 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (2.29%) Gradle
10 18 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (1.49%) Postman
12 14 (1.39%) Subversion
13 13 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.20%) MSI
15 11 (1.10%) git-flow
15 11 (1.10%) Selenium
16 9 (0.90%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.90%) Hudson
17 8 (0.80%) LINQPad
General
1 251 (25.00%) Finance
2 183 (18.23%) Social Skills
3 67 (6.67%) Banking
4 42 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.99%) Public Sector
6 20 (1.99%) Marketing
7 19 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
8 16 (1.59%) Influencing Skills
8 16 (1.59%) Legal
9 13 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (0.90%) Front Office
11 9 (0.90%) Publishing
12 8 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.80%) Law
13 7 (0.70%) Retail
14 6 (0.60%) Digital Economy
14 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (15.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 156 (15.54%) Azure Engineer
3 142 (14.14%) Architect
4 130 (12.95%) Developer
5 85 (8.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 76 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 62 (6.18%) Cloud Engineer
8 56 (5.58%) Azure DevOps
9 49 (4.88%) Consultant
10 48 (4.78%) Cloud Architect
11 46 (4.58%) Azure Architect
12 45 (4.48%) Analyst
13 30 (2.99%) Administrator
13 30 (2.99%) Security Engineer
13 30 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (2.99%) Windows Engineer
14 28 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
15 26 (2.59%) Technical Leader
16 25 (2.49%) C# Developer
17 23 (2.29%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (14.74%) .NET
2 64 (6.37%) JSON
2 64 (6.37%) YAML
3 58 (5.78%) AngularJS
4 52 (5.18%) React
5 51 (5.08%) HTML
6 45 (4.48%) REST
6 45 (4.48%) XML
7 42 (4.18%) ASP.NET
8 40 (3.98%) Web Services
9 38 (3.78%) CSS
10 30 (2.99%) SOAP
11 28 (2.79%) .NET Framework
11 28 (2.79%) Node.js
12 27 (2.69%) Kafka
13 25 (2.49%) ASP.NET Core
14 23 (2.29%) .NET Core
15 22 (2.19%) SAML
16 21 (2.09%) LDAP
17 16 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.18%) Data Centre
2 42 (4.18%) Public Cloud
3 31 (3.09%) Cloud Native
4 27 (2.69%) Clustering
5 25 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (2.19%) Replication
7 16 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.39%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
12 9 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.90%) Wiki
13 8 (0.80%) PKI
14 7 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.70%) CMDB
14 7 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 444 (44.22%) Windows
2 217 (21.61%) Linux
3 185 (18.43%) Windows Server
4 94 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (8.47%) Windows 10
6 59 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
7 58 (5.78%) Windows Server 2016
8 51 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (3.78%) Unix
10 22 (2.19%) Windows 7
11 20 (1.99%) Ubuntu
12 18 (1.79%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.20%) CentOS
14 8 (0.80%) Android
15 6 (0.60%) Solaris
16 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.40%) Debian
18 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (41.63%) DevOps
2 233 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (13.94%) Migration
4 109 (10.86%) Infrastructure as Code
5 105 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 99 (9.86%) ITIL
7 88 (8.76%) Analytics
7 88 (8.76%) Test Automation
8 85 (8.47%) Scrum
9 81 (8.07%) Change Management
10 80 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
12 69 (6.87%) TDD
13 66 (6.57%) Configuration Management
14 65 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
15 63 (6.27%) Microservices
16 62 (6.18%) Deployment Automation
17 60 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
18 50 (4.98%) Service Management
19 48 (4.78%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 281 (27.99%) Python
2 243 (24.20%) SQL
3 199 (19.82%) C#
4 180 (17.93%) Bash Shell
5 133 (13.25%) JavaScript
6 130 (12.95%) Java
7 59 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 45 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 40 (3.98%) Perl
10 30 (2.99%) C
11 29 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.69%) Ruby
13 26 (2.59%) PL/SQL
14 25 (2.49%) VB
15 24 (2.39%) Go
16 21 (2.09%) VBScript
17 20 (1.99%) PHP
18 17 (1.69%) VBA
19 15 (1.49%) VB.NET
20 12 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 129 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 113 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 61 (6.08%) Degree
4 37 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (3.59%) DV Cleared
6 23 (2.29%) AWS Certification
7 19 (1.89%) MCSE
8 17 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.00%) MCSA
10 8 (0.80%) CCNA
11 7 (0.70%) CISSP
11 7 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.40%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.40%) MCITP
13 3 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.30%) GIAC
13 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.20%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.78%) QA
2 29 (2.89%) GDPR
3 15 (1.49%) SLA
4 7 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.50%) IFRS
6 4 (0.40%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.40%) NCSC
6 4 (0.40%) NIST
7 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.30%) WCAG
8 2 (0.20%) GRC
9 1 (0.100%) COBIT
9 1 (0.100%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.100%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.100%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.100%) PMO
9 1 (0.100%) SOC 2
System Software
1 325 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 135 (13.45%) Docker
3 125 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 34 (3.39%) XenApp
7 29 (2.89%) vSphere
7 29 (2.89%) XenDesktop
8 23 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.29%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.40%) KVM
13 4 (0.40%) NFS
14 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.30%) LXC
14 3 (0.30%) vCloud
15 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 215 (21.41%) Terraform
2 165 (16.43%) Ansible
3 126 (12.55%) Kubernetes
4 102 (10.16%) Puppet
5 87 (8.67%) SCCM
6 66 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (6.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 31 (3.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 20 (1.99%) SCOM
10 18 (1.79%) Packer
10 18 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (1.79%) vCenter Server
11 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 11 (1.10%) PowerCLI
13 8 (0.80%) Control-M
13 8 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.80%) vRealize
14 7 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 406 (40.44%) Microsoft
2 193 (19.22%) VMware
3 68 (6.77%) Citrix
4 58 (5.78%) Oracle
5 47 (4.68%) Cisco
6 38 (3.78%) ServiceNow
6 38 (3.78%) Splunk
7 30 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 29 (2.89%) Databricks
9 28 (2.79%) SolarWinds
10 27 (2.69%) Ivanti
11 24 (2.39%) HP
12 22 (2.19%) Google
13 21 (2.09%) Dell
13 21 (2.09%) IBM
14 19 (1.89%) SAP
15 17 (1.69%) CyberArk
15 17 (1.69%) EMC
15 17 (1.69%) New Relic
15 17 (1.69%) Nintex