Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 34 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 -15
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 16 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.25% 3.13% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.14% 9.13% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Merseyside median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% +54.55%
10th Percentile £285 £338 £345
90th Percentile £400 £410 £505
North West median daily rate £413 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +17.86% -4.11% +17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £43.50 - £28.25

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 Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 224 208 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 45.53% 34.27% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 117 99
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £180
90th Percentile £488 £480 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £23.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +8.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.33 £20.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £33.28 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +5 11 £350 -6.67% 1
Southport +4 2 £363 +3.57%
Wirral +2 1 £300 -
PowerShell
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) XenApp
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (25.00%) AppSense
5 4 (25.00%) SSL
5 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (25.00%) AppDNA
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
6 3 (18.75%) AirWatch
6 3 (18.75%) OneDrive
6 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS

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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
1 3 (18.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 4 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) AdminStudio
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 2 (12.50%) Autofac
1 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) JSON
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) SAML
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
3 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
3 2 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Android
4 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) OWASP
4 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Runbook
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Software Distribution
4 2 (12.50%) Task Automation
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CEH
1 2 (12.50%) CISSP
1 2 (12.50%) GCFA
1 2 (12.50%) GIAC
1 2 (12.50%) SANS
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) XenApp
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) AppDNA
2 3 (18.75%) AirWatch
3 2 (12.50%) EdgeSight
3 2 (12.50%) Nagios
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (6.25%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) AppSense
4 2 (12.50%) Altiris
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Wyse