Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 74 94
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20 +15
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 836 1,431 1,237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.24% 3.35% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.78% 6.95% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 1,004 870
Median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £327 £312
90th Percentile £650 £625 £639
England median daily rate £450 £463 £438
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -25.78% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.12
% change year-on-year - -25.73% +17.81%

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 12,329 20,597 22,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.76% 48.27% 48.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,978 15,582 17,177
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £356
90th Percentile £695 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 119 202
Median hourly rate £44.51 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% +2.86% -20.45%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.70 £17.75
90th Percentile £68.31 £53.75 £50.50
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

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 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -4 161 £460 -8.10% 82
South London +33 30 £400 -20.00% 9
West London +8 29 £438 -7.89% 28
East London +31 12 £363 -34.09% 8
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 413 (49.40%) Azure
2 410 (49.04%) Windows
3 364 (43.54%) Microsoft
4 294 (35.17%) Active Directory
5 286 (34.21%) DevOps
6 245 (29.31%) SQL
7 196 (23.44%) Finance
8 194 (23.21%) Windows Server
9 185 (22.13%) SQL Server
10 176 (21.05%) VMware
11 174 (20.81%) Linux
12 162 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
13 159 (19.02%) Python
14 147 (17.58%) Office 365
15 144 (17.22%) Migration
16 119 (14.23%) AWS
16 119 (14.23%) Terraform
17 117 (14.00%) C#
18 114 (13.64%) .NET
18 114 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 107 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 106 (12.68%) Kubernetes
21 105 (12.56%) Bash Shell
22 104 (12.44%) Ansible
23 102 (12.20%) DNS
24 101 (12.08%) SCCM
25 100 (11.96%) Git (software)
26 98 (11.72%) Docker
27 95 (11.36%) Windows 10
28 93 (11.12%) Power Platform

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 83 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 55 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 41 (4.90%) IIS
4 37 (4.43%) Skype for Business
5 31 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (2.99%) Confluence
7 13 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.32%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.84%) Apache
12 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.60%) DataSynapse
13 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.48%) CMS
15 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.36%) Site Server
15 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 50 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Houdini
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Actimize
3 1 (0.12%) Eikon
3 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 413 (49.40%) Azure
2 147 (17.58%) Office 365
3 119 (14.23%) AWS
4 93 (11.12%) Power Platform
5 79 (9.45%) PaaS
6 75 (8.97%) IaaS
7 71 (8.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 60 (7.18%) GitHub
9 37 (4.43%) GCP
10 35 (4.19%) SaaS
11 31 (3.71%) Serverless
12 27 (3.23%) OneDrive
13 25 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (2.87%) PowerApps
15 20 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
16 16 (1.91%) OpenShift
17 15 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
18 13 (1.56%) Amazon S3
18 13 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (1.56%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 102 (12.20%) DNS
2 74 (8.85%) DHCP
3 65 (7.78%) Firewall
4 43 (5.14%) SAN
5 31 (3.71%) TCP/IP
6 27 (3.23%) Skype
7 23 (2.75%) NetScaler
8 21 (2.51%) VPN
9 18 (2.15%) Network Security
10 17 (2.03%) Kerberos
11 14 (1.67%) HTTP
11 14 (1.67%) NAS
11 14 (1.67%) SSL
12 12 (1.44%) LAN
13 11 (1.32%) VLAN
14 10 (1.20%) WAN
15 9 (1.08%) Cisco Firepower
15 9 (1.08%) Internet
15 9 (1.08%) SMTP
15 9 (1.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 81 (9.69%) Power BI
3 52 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 35 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (2.99%) QlikView
8 23 (2.75%) MySQL
9 22 (2.63%) Data Lake
9 22 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
10 21 (2.51%) OLAP
10 21 (2.51%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (2.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 20 (2.39%) Relational Database
12 15 (1.79%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (1.56%) Big Data
14 13 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (11.96%) Git (software)
2 65 (7.78%) Jenkins
3 55 (6.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 53 (6.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 50 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (5.62%) TeamCity
7 42 (5.02%) Visual Studio
8 38 (4.55%) JIRA
9 22 (2.63%) Bitbucket
10 19 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (1.91%) Subversion
12 14 (1.67%) Selenium
13 12 (1.44%) GitLab
14 10 (1.20%) Postman
14 10 (1.20%) SpecFlow
15 9 (1.08%) MSBuild
15 9 (1.08%) NUnit
16 8 (0.96%) MSI
16 8 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 196 (23.44%) Finance
2 69 (8.25%) Banking
3 29 (3.47%) Public Sector
4 14 (1.67%) Law
5 13 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.44%) Retail
7 10 (1.20%) Legal
8 6 (0.72%) Front Office
9 5 (0.60%) Back Office
9 5 (0.60%) Games
9 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.48%) Billing
10 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.24%) International Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Marketing
13 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (16.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 134 (16.03%) Developer
3 104 (12.44%) Azure Engineer
4 81 (9.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 80 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 64 (7.66%) Consultant
7 62 (7.42%) Azure DevOps
8 57 (6.82%) Architect
9 46 (5.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 38 (4.55%) Analyst
11 34 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
12 32 (3.83%) Server Engineer
12 32 (3.83%) SQL Developer
13 28 (3.35%) Active Directory Engineer
14 26 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 26 (3.11%) VMware Engineer
15 24 (2.87%) Administrator
15 24 (2.87%) AWS Engineer
15 24 (2.87%) PowerShell Engineer
16 23 (2.75%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (13.64%) .NET
2 39 (4.67%) ASP.NET
3 37 (4.43%) JSON
4 35 (4.19%) HTML
5 34 (4.07%) CSS
6 33 (3.95%) AngularJS
7 30 (3.59%) Web Services
8 27 (3.23%) LDAP
9 24 (2.87%) React
10 22 (2.63%) Node.js
11 21 (2.51%) YAML
12 20 (2.39%) OAuth
13 18 (2.15%) .NET Framework
13 18 (2.15%) XML
14 16 (1.91%) RESTful
15 14 (1.67%) .NET Core
16 13 (1.56%) REST
16 13 (1.56%) SAML
17 10 (1.20%) Kafka
18 9 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.19%) Cloud Native
3 33 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.59%) Public Cloud
5 27 (3.23%) Replication
6 22 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
6 22 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.27%) Hedge funds
9 15 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.32%) PKI
13 10 (1.20%) Clustering
14 9 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.72%) HP StoreVirtual
15 6 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 5 (0.60%) Grid Computing
16 5 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 410 (49.04%) Windows
2 194 (23.21%) Windows Server
3 174 (20.81%) Linux
4 95 (11.36%) Windows 10
5 84 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (7.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 64 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (5.02%) Windows 7
9 36 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (3.47%) Unix
11 21 (2.51%) Ubuntu
12 19 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
13 18 (2.15%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.79%) Android
15 8 (0.96%) Solaris
16 7 (0.84%) CentOS
17 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.60%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (34.21%) DevOps
2 162 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (17.22%) Migration
4 107 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 91 (10.89%) ITIL
6 86 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
7 74 (8.85%) Infrastructure as Code
8 67 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (7.06%) Microservices
10 58 (6.94%) Analytics
11 55 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (6.22%) Test Automation
13 45 (5.38%) TDD
14 44 (5.26%) Scrum
15 40 (4.78%) Configuration Management
16 37 (4.43%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (4.19%) Data Modelling
18 32 (3.83%) Change Management
18 32 (3.83%) Information Security
18 32 (3.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 245 (29.31%) SQL
2 159 (19.02%) Python
3 117 (14.00%) C#
4 105 (12.56%) Bash Shell
5 62 (7.42%) JavaScript
6 59 (7.06%) Java
7 47 (5.62%) VBScript
8 39 (4.67%) T-SQL
9 28 (3.35%) VB
10 27 (3.23%) Ruby
11 25 (2.99%) Perl
11 25 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 20 (2.39%) PHP
13 13 (1.56%) Go
14 10 (1.20%) XPath
15 9 (1.08%) VBA
16 8 (0.96%) C
17 7 (0.84%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 5 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 65 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 61 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 33 (3.95%) MCSE
6 25 (2.99%) MCSA
7 22 (2.63%) Degree
8 21 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (1.79%) CCA
10 14 (1.67%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.20%) MCITP
13 8 (0.96%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.96%) CCNP
13 8 (0.96%) CISSP
13 8 (0.96%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.72%) CCIE
14 6 (0.72%) CCNA
14 6 (0.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.26%) SLA
2 18 (2.15%) QA
3 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.84%) HIPAA
4 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.72%) NIST
6 5 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
6 5 (0.60%) NCSC
7 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 294 (35.17%) Active Directory
2 114 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (11.72%) Docker
4 46 (5.50%) vSphere
5 44 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (4.78%) Hyper-V
7 30 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (3.35%) XenApp
9 26 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (2.99%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.08%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 7 (0.84%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.72%) Squid
14 4 (0.48%) NFS
14 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.36%) Samba
15 3 (0.36%) vCloud
15 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 119 (14.23%) Terraform
2 106 (12.68%) Kubernetes
3 104 (12.44%) Ansible
4 101 (12.08%) SCCM
5 69 (8.25%) Puppet
6 50 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (2.99%) SCOM
8 20 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (1.91%) WSUS
11 11 (1.32%) Grafana
12 10 (1.20%) Packer
12 10 (1.20%) Prometheus
12 10 (1.20%) vRealize
13 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (1.08%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.96%) PowerCLI
15 7 (0.84%) Nagios
15 7 (0.84%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 364 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 176 (21.05%) VMware
3 62 (7.42%) Citrix
4 56 (6.70%) Tableau
5 52 (6.22%) Cisco
6 44 (5.26%) Oracle
7 42 (5.02%) HP
8 35 (4.19%) Splunk
9 30 (3.59%) Red Hat
10 27 (3.23%) ServiceNow
11 23 (2.75%) Atlassian
12 20 (2.39%) Dell
12 20 (2.39%) Google
13 19 (2.27%) NetApp
13 19 (2.27%) Symantec
14 18 (2.15%) IBM
15 16 (1.91%) Cognos
15 16 (1.91%) MicroStrategy
16 14 (1.67%) Ivanti
17 13 (1.56%) Bloomberg