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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 18 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.29% 0.99% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.46% 3.25% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 2
Median daily rate £430 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.30% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

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 520 554 482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.38% 30.46% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 378 303
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +84.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.40 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 13 (34.21%) SQL
5 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 10 (26.32%) Office 365
6 9 (23.68%) VMware
7 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (18.42%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) iManage
8 7 (18.42%) Linux
8 7 (18.42%) ITIL
8 7 (18.42%) DNS
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.79%) Document Management
9 6 (15.79%) IIS
9 6 (15.79%) Java
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
9 6 (15.79%) AppDynamics
9 6 (15.79%) ServiceNow
9 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (13.16%) Unix
10 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
10 5 (13.16%) IDOL
10 5 (13.16%) Legal

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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 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (7.89%) CMS
3 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Office 365
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (10.53%) Yammer
5 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
6 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (5.26%) IaaS
6 2 (5.26%) PaaS
6 2 (5.26%) SaaS
7 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.63%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) FTP
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) VLAN
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.26%) IPsec
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) IDOL
3 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.26%) KNIME
3 2 (5.26%) Power BI
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) Gradle
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (5.26%) Ant
2 2 (5.26%) GitLab
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Maven
2 2 (5.26%) MSI
2 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.16%) Legal
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Consultant
2 4 (10.53%) Senior Applications Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.26%) Wiki
3 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.42%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.16%) Unix
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (18.42%) DevOps
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Document Management
3 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Compliance Management
4 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.53%) Security Hardening
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 3 (7.89%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (7.89%) Content Management
5 3 (7.89%) CRM
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.89%) Workflow
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.26%) Statistics
6 2 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) R
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) MCSA
2 3 (7.89%) MCSE
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) MCP
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) NCDA
4 1 (2.63%) NCIE
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (5.26%) Terraform
2 2 (5.26%) WMI
2 2 (5.26%) yum
3 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) iManage
4 6 (15.79%) AppDynamics
4 6 (15.79%) ServiceNow
5 4 (10.53%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Interwoven
6 3 (7.89%) Reuters
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) Guidewire
7 2 (5.26%) Polycom
7 2 (5.26%) Tableau
8 1 (2.63%) Avaya
8 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.63%) NetApp
8 1 (2.63%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.63%) Snow
8 1 (2.63%) Synology
8 1 (2.63%) Veeam