Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 20 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 128 169
Rank change year-on-year +56 +41 -34
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 215 142 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.64% 1.47% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.87% 4.43% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 92 29
Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -15.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £240 £266 £232
90th Percentile £529 £473 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Midlands median hourly rate - £21.47 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.21% +5.00%
England median hourly rate £44.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +57.14% +24.44% -30.77%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2733 3209 2659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 33.52% 33.21% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1760 1999 1604
Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £220
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 78 80
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £29.75 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +25.93% -14.09%
10th Percentile £14.11 £12.73 £12.48
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the Midlands

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the Midlands

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the Midlands

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the Midlands

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
West Midlands +51 130 £425 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +34 83 £300 -20.00% 7
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Midlands region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 127 (59.07%) Windows
2 101 (46.98%) Microsoft
3 89 (41.40%) Active Directory
4 74 (34.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 58 (26.98%) Windows Server
6 51 (23.72%) SQL Server
7 46 (21.40%) SQL
7 46 (21.40%) VMware
8 43 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (19.07%) Migration
10 40 (18.60%) DevOps
11 37 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (15.81%) DNS
12 34 (15.81%) SharePoint
13 33 (15.35%) SCCM
14 30 (13.95%) Linux
14 30 (13.95%) Data Centre
15 28 (13.02%) VBScript
15 28 (13.02%) C#
15 28 (13.02%) .NET
15 28 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (12.56%) LDAP
17 26 (12.09%) Office 365
18 25 (11.63%) IaaS
18 25 (11.63%) Windows 10
18 25 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (11.16%) TCP/IP
19 24 (11.16%) Release Management
19 24 (11.16%) Microsoft App-V
20 23 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 34 (15.81%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (6.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (5.12%) IIS
5 9 (4.19%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.26%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.86%) Confluence
9 4 (1.86%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.86%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 74 (34.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (12.09%) Office 365
3 25 (11.63%) IaaS
4 20 (9.30%) PaaS
5 14 (6.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (5.12%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.33%) SaaS
8 2 (0.93%) GitHub
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.81%) DNS
2 27 (12.56%) LDAP
3 24 (11.16%) TCP/IP
4 19 (8.84%) IPsec
4 19 (8.84%) Kerberos
5 12 (5.58%) DHCP
6 11 (5.12%) SAN
7 7 (3.26%) Internet
8 6 (2.79%) Firewall
8 6 (2.79%) VPN
9 5 (2.33%) LAN
10 4 (1.86%) Network Security
10 4 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.86%) Wireless
11 3 (1.40%) SSL
12 2 (0.93%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.93%) TACACS
12 2 (0.93%) VoIP
13 1 (0.47%) HTTP
13 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.93%) MySQL
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (9.77%) MSI
2 13 (6.05%) TeamCity
3 11 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.65%) WinAutomation
5 9 (4.19%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.33%) NuGet
9 4 (1.86%) JIRA
9 4 (1.86%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.93%) Maven
10 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.47%) Ant
11 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 20 (9.30%) Finance
2 6 (2.79%) Retail
3 3 (1.40%) Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) French Language
5 1 (0.47%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (14.42%) Consultant
2 23 (10.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (10.23%) Developer
4 20 (9.30%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (7.91%) Active Directory Engineer
6 16 (7.44%) Azure Consultant
7 14 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.05%) Active Directory Specialist
8 13 (6.05%) Analyst
9 12 (5.58%) Applications Engineer
9 12 (5.58%) Applications Support
9 12 (5.58%) Automation Engineer
9 12 (5.58%) Azure DevOps
9 12 (5.58%) Support Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Applications Packager
10 11 (5.12%) PowerShell Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Wintel Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Administrator
11 10 (4.65%) Application Integration Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.02%) .NET
2 20 (9.30%) WSH
3 16 (7.44%) .NET Framework
4 10 (4.65%) JSON
5 9 (4.19%) Web Services
6 8 (3.72%) REST
7 7 (3.26%) CSS
7 7 (3.26%) Entity Framework
7 7 (3.26%) HTML
8 4 (1.86%) XML
9 3 (1.40%) XSLT
10 2 (0.93%) Ajax
10 2 (0.93%) jQuery
11 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.47%) Classic ASP
11 1 (0.47%) Lucene
11 1 (0.47%) Servlets
11 1 (0.47%) Velocity
11 1 (0.47%) WCF
11 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.77%) PKI
3 10 (4.65%) FMCG
4 8 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.26%) Replication
6 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.86%) EPoS
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 127 (59.07%) Windows
2 58 (26.98%) Windows Server
3 43 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (13.95%) Linux
6 25 (11.63%) Windows 10
7 23 (10.70%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.86%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.40%) Unix
9 3 (1.40%) VMS
10 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.93%) CentOS
10 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.47%) Debian
11 1 (0.47%) Fedora
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.07%) Migration
2 40 (18.60%) DevOps
3 24 (11.16%) Release Management
4 20 (9.30%) Task Automation
5 19 (8.84%) Application Packaging
5 19 (8.84%) Server Virtualisation
6 18 (8.37%) Application Discovery
6 18 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (8.37%) ITIL
7 17 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (7.91%) Incident Management
8 13 (6.05%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (5.12%) E-Commerce
10 10 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (4.65%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.19%) ETL
11 9 (4.19%) Runbook
12 8 (3.72%) CRM
12 8 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.72%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.40%) SQL
2 28 (13.02%) C#
2 28 (13.02%) VBScript
3 20 (9.30%) Python
4 19 (8.84%) VB
5 9 (4.19%) Ruby
6 8 (3.72%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.72%) Java
6 8 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.72%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.79%) VBA
8 4 (1.86%) Perl
9 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) Go
10 1 (0.47%) VB6
10 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.91%) MCSE
3 12 (5.58%) Degree
3 12 (5.58%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.12%) MCSA
5 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.93%) CCNA
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CCA
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.47%) MCTS
9 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.47%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.77%) QA
2 8 (3.72%) SLA
3 3 (1.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) GCP
System Software
1 89 (41.40%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (6.51%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.58%) Docker
6 9 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.79%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.33%) XenApp
9 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.93%) XenServer
11 1 (0.47%) KVM
11 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (15.35%) SCCM
2 20 (9.30%) WMI
3 11 (5.12%) Ansible
4 10 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.65%) Puppet
5 8 (3.72%) SCOrch
6 6 (2.79%) SCOM
7 4 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.93%) WSUS
10 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.47%) FTK
10 1 (0.47%) Kibana
10 1 (0.47%) logstash
10 1 (0.47%) Packer
10 1 (0.47%) Salt
10 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (46.98%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.40%) VMware
3 15 (6.98%) IBM
4 10 (4.65%) Citrix
4 10 (4.65%) NetApp
4 10 (4.65%) Oracle
5 9 (4.19%) HP
6 4 (1.86%) Cisco
6 4 (1.86%) Dell
7 3 (1.40%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.40%) McAfee
7 3 (1.40%) Veeam
8 2 (0.93%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.93%) Cognos
8 2 (0.93%) Lotus
8 2 (0.93%) Perforce
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.93%) SAP
8 2 (0.93%) Symantec
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe