The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for PowerShell skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 83 91
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 19 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.44% 1.06% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.19% 3.00% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 7
Median daily rate £350 £293 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.65% -26.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £348 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £399 £325
% change year-on-year -12.22% +22.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.69% +172.22%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 595 633 524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 45.11% 35.40% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 398 327
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +63.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £469 -
Salford - 1 £275 -
PowerShell
North West

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 13 (37.14%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
5 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
6 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (22.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (22.86%) VMware
7 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (20.00%) DNS
9 6 (17.14%) OOD
9 6 (17.14%) C#
9 6 (17.14%) OO
9 6 (17.14%) .NET
9 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
9 6 (17.14%) MVC
9 6 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (17.14%) Amazon S3
9 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (17.14%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (17.14%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (17.14%) WPF
9 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
9 6 (17.14%) AppDynamics
9 6 (17.14%) AWS CloudFormation

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (37.14%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (17.14%) Amazon S3
3 6 (17.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (17.14%) Office 365
4 5 (14.29%) IaaS
5 3 (8.57%) PaaS
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.86%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.29%) VLAN
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) FTP
4 2 (5.71%) HTTPS
4 2 (5.71%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
5 2 (5.71%) KNIME
5 2 (5.71%) Power BI
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Gradle
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (5.71%) Ant
3 2 (5.71%) GitLab
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) MSI
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
4 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) DBA
4 4 (11.43%) SQL DBA
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell Developer
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
1 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
1 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (17.14%) REST
1 6 (17.14%) WPF
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.71%) Wiki
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Unix
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Fedora
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (17.14%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (17.14%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (17.14%) MVC
3 6 (17.14%) OO
3 6 (17.14%) OOD
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) Security Hardening
5 3 (8.57%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) SDLC
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
6 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.43%) Python
3 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.57%) Java
5 2 (5.71%) R
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Korn
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSA
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) NCDA
2 1 (2.86%) NCIE
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Docker
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 4 (11.43%) BladeLogic
2 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.43%) Puppet
3 2 (5.71%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
3 2 (5.71%) SCSM
3 2 (5.71%) yum
4 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) AppDynamics
4 4 (11.43%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.71%) Guidewire
5 2 (5.71%) Polycom
5 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.71%) Sophos
5 2 (5.71%) Tableau
6 1 (2.86%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago