The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 26 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 30 37
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.50% 3.37% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.99% 9.57% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 167 115 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 50.00% 35.28% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 49
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Merseyside

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Liverpool -4 3 £300 -2.43%
Southport -2 1 £388 +19.23% 1
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (28.57%) Task Automation
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Android
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) Wyse
4 3 (21.43%) Altiris
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) VBScript
4 3 (21.43%) AdminStudio
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (21.43%) Patch Management
4 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
4 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
4 3 (21.43%) Software Distribution
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (14.29%) Email Migration
5 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
5 2 (14.29%) OneDrive

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) AdminStudio
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Junior
2 1 (7.14%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) Autofac
1 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) SAML
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Spring
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Task Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
2 3 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Patch Management
2 3 (21.43%) Software Distribution
3 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (14.29%) Email Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Python
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) CEH
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) GCFA
2 1 (7.14%) GIAC
2 1 (7.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) COBIT
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Altiris
2 3 (21.43%) Wyse
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Xamarin