Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 11 July 2020 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 > North of England
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 97 92
Rank change year-on-year +41 -5 +37
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 169 250 334
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 3.51% 2.31% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.80% 5.55% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 158 244
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £256 £234 £275
90th Percentile £494 £542 £494
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 12
Median hourly rate £19.25 £27.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.09% -29.65%
10th Percentile £17.98 £12.82 £19.16
90th Percentile £19.93 £57.35 £57.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year - -17.19% -1.71%

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 North of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,725 4,505 5,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 35.87% 41.62% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,137 3,033 3,740
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £281
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 86 119
Median hourly rate £20.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.92% -13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.63 £14.26 £13.35
90th Percentile £51.98 £53.75 £49.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +3.61% -

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the North of England

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the North of England

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in the North of England over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the North of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the North of England.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the North of England

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the North of England region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
North West +46 96 £363 -9.38% 43
Yorkshire +15 42 £425 - 6
North East +38 29 £375 +11.11% 5
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 109 (64.50%) Windows
2 73 (43.20%) Microsoft
3 64 (37.87%) Azure
4 60 (35.50%) Windows Server
5 57 (33.73%) Active Directory
6 44 (26.04%) Security Cleared
6 44 (26.04%) Windows 10
7 41 (24.26%) SC Cleared
7 41 (24.26%) SCCM
7 41 (24.26%) VMware
8 39 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (22.49%) SQL
10 35 (20.71%) ITIL
11 32 (18.93%) DevOps
12 31 (18.34%) Office 365
13 30 (17.75%) Power Platform
14 28 (16.57%) Citrix
15 27 (15.98%) Migration
15 27 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (15.38%) Windows 7
17 24 (14.20%) Python
17 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (13.02%) Windows Server 2016
19 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (12.43%) Linux
19 21 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 20 (11.83%) Ansible
21 19 (11.24%) AWS
22 18 (10.65%) Jenkins

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 16 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.73%) Confluence
5 6 (3.55%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.37%) Apache
6 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.37%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.78%) IIS
7 3 (1.78%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.78%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.18%) CMS
8 2 (1.18%) Documentum
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 64 (37.87%) Azure
2 31 (18.34%) Office 365
3 30 (17.75%) Power Platform
4 19 (11.24%) AWS
5 11 (6.51%) IaaS
6 10 (5.92%) OneDrive
7 8 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (4.73%) Power Automate
8 7 (4.14%) PowerApps
9 6 (3.55%) PaaS
10 5 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.78%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (1.78%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (1.78%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.78%) Logic Apps
12 3 (1.78%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.78%) Route 53
13 2 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.69%) DNS
1 13 (7.69%) SAN
2 11 (6.51%) WAN
3 10 (5.92%) DHCP
4 8 (4.73%) LAN
5 7 (4.14%) NetScaler
5 7 (4.14%) Skype
6 5 (2.96%) HTTP
6 5 (2.96%) SMTP
6 5 (2.96%) VPN
7 4 (2.37%) Firewall
7 4 (2.37%) HTTPS
7 4 (2.37%) Internet
7 4 (2.37%) SSL
8 2 (1.18%) Intranet
8 2 (1.18%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.18%) VoIP
9 1 (0.59%) PBX
9 1 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.92%) Big Data
3 10 (5.92%) Power BI
4 6 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.37%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.78%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.18%) MySQL
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.59%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 17 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 16 (9.47%) MSI
4 9 (5.33%) JIRA
5 6 (3.55%) GitLab
6 3 (1.78%) Hudson
6 3 (1.78%) Subversion
6 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.59%) JUnit
8 1 (0.59%) Selenium
8 1 (0.59%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (10.06%) Finance
2 8 (4.73%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.18%) Legal
3 2 (1.18%) Local Government
4 1 (0.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (13.02%) Windows Engineer
2 21 (12.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.47%) Consultant
4 15 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.28%) Analyst
6 12 (7.10%) Applications Packager
7 10 (5.92%) Developer
8 9 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.14%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared Application Packager
11 6 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 5 (2.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.73%) .NET
2 6 (3.55%) JSON
2 6 (3.55%) Web Services
3 4 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.37%) Node.js
3 4 (2.37%) SAML
4 3 (1.78%) LDAP
4 3 (1.78%) OAuth
4 3 (1.78%) OAuth2
4 3 (1.78%) REST
4 3 (1.78%) YAML
5 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.18%) HTML
6 1 (0.59%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.59%) LAMP
6 1 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (7.10%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.96%) PKI
3 4 (2.37%) Clustering
3 4 (2.37%) NHS
4 3 (1.78%) HP Storage
4 3 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.18%) Replication
5 2 (1.18%) Robotics
6 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 109 (64.50%) Windows
2 60 (35.50%) Windows Server
3 44 (26.04%) Windows 10
4 39 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (13.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 21 (12.43%) Linux
9 12 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (2.37%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.71%) ITIL
2 32 (18.93%) DevOps
3 27 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (15.98%) Migration
4 21 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (9.47%) Application Packaging
6 13 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 13 (7.69%) SDLC
6 13 (7.69%) Storage Management
6 13 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 12 (7.10%) Architectural Design
7 12 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (6.51%) Task Automation
9 10 (5.92%) Change Management
9 10 (5.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 10 (5.92%) Identity Management
9 10 (5.92%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.73%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.49%) SQL
2 24 (14.20%) Python
3 14 (8.28%) Bash Shell
4 13 (7.69%) VB
5 10 (5.92%) C#
6 6 (3.55%) Java
6 6 (3.55%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.37%) REXX
7 4 (2.37%) Tcl
7 4 (2.37%) VBA
8 2 (1.18%) C++
8 2 (1.18%) Perl
8 2 (1.18%) R
9 1 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.59%) Ruby
9 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 41 (24.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.73%) MCSE
3 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.14%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (2.96%) MCP
5 5 (2.96%) MCSA
6 4 (2.37%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (2.37%) Degree
7 3 (1.78%) CCA
7 3 (1.78%) MCITP
7 3 (1.78%) MCTS
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (33.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (8.88%) Docker
6 10 (5.92%) XenApp
7 7 (4.14%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.37%) vSphere
9 3 (1.78%) Firmware
9 3 (1.78%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.59%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (24.26%) SCCM
2 20 (11.83%) Ansible
3 17 (10.06%) Puppet
3 17 (10.06%) Terraform
4 15 (8.88%) SCOM
5 11 (6.51%) AppDNA
6 10 (5.92%) Kubernetes
7 8 (4.73%) vCenter Server
8 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.96%) WMI
10 4 (2.37%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (2.37%) vRealize
11 3 (1.78%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.78%) Packer
11 3 (1.78%) PingFederate
11 3 (1.78%) XenMobile
12 2 (1.18%) SafeCom
12 2 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (43.20%) Microsoft
2 41 (24.26%) VMware
3 28 (16.57%) Citrix
4 14 (8.28%) NetApp
5 13 (7.69%) HP
6 8 (4.73%) Oracle
7 6 (3.55%) Splunk
8 5 (2.96%) Cloudera
8 5 (2.96%) Symantec
9 4 (2.37%) Hitachi
9 4 (2.37%) Huawei
9 4 (2.37%) McAfee
9 4 (2.37%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.37%) Trend Micro
10 3 (1.78%) Altiris
10 3 (1.78%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.78%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.78%) Veeam
11 2 (1.18%) Hortonworks