Period
to 26 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 January 2021 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 West
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 49 96
Rank change year-on-year -14 +47 -21
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 68 174 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.74% 3.63% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.93% 9.93% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 130 94
Median daily rate £409 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +3.90% -18.95%
10th Percentile £137 £224 £263
90th Percentile £574 £569 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £18.50 £26.25 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.52% +24.36% -55.33%
10th Percentile £17.75 £25.00 £18.00
90th Percentile £19.25 £29.63 £22.43
England median hourly rate £55.00 £26.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +111.54% -35.00% -9.60%

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 858 1,753 2,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.62% 36.54% 40.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 1,257 1,609
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +0.63%
10th Percentile £264 £295 £300
90th Percentile £583 £575 £575
England median daily rate £485 £488 £480
% change year-on-year -0.51% +1.56% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 51 44
Median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 £36.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +14.52% -7.08%
10th Percentile £13.23 £14.46 £14.38
90th Percentile £51.18 £55.00 £48.71
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.82% +5.96%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the North West

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the North West

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in the North West over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the North West

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the North West

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 26 January 2021. 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
Manchester +5 31 £350 -17.65% 25
Cheshire +39 20 £414 +10.33% 15
Lancashire +1 7 £525 +40.00% 8
Cumbria -2 6 £190 -33.62% 3
Merseyside -7 2 £363 -9.38% 7
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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 West region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 44 (64.71%) Windows
2 23 (33.82%) Azure
3 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
4 17 (25.00%) Python
4 17 (25.00%) DevOps
5 16 (23.53%) Migration
6 15 (22.06%) Perl
6 15 (22.06%) Bash Shell
7 13 (19.12%) SCCM
7 13 (19.12%) Docker
7 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
7 13 (19.12%) Terraform
8 11 (16.18%) Kubernetes
8 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 11 (16.18%) SCOM
8 11 (16.18%) Netcool
9 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
10 9 (13.24%) Ansible
10 9 (13.24%) AWS
10 9 (13.24%) Office 365
10 9 (13.24%) Linux
11 8 (11.76%) VMware
11 8 (11.76%) SQL
11 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (11.76%) Big Data
11 8 (11.76%) Cloudera
11 8 (11.76%) Hadoop
11 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
11 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
3 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
3 2 (2.94%) nginx
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.47%) DNN
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.82%) Azure
2 9 (13.24%) AWS
2 9 (13.24%) Office 365
3 3 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) GitHub
3 3 (4.41%) OpenShift
3 3 (4.41%) Power Automate
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.94%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.94%) Route 53
5 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.47%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.47%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) DHCP
1 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.82%) DNS
3 4 (5.88%) SSL
3 4 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.94%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) VLAN
5 1 (1.47%) ATM
5 1 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.47%) LAN
5 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.47%) SMTP
5 1 (1.47%) VoIP
5 1 (1.47%) VPN
5 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) Big Data
1 8 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 7 (10.29%) Apache Hive
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.35%) Impala
5 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.41%) MSI
2 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.47%) CMake
3 1 (1.47%) GitLab
3 1 (1.47%) Gradle
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 7 (10.29%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
3 3 (4.41%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) French Language
4 1 (1.47%) German Language
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) DBA
6 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (5.88%) IT Support
7 4 (5.88%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Azure Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) JSON
2 3 (4.41%) REST
2 3 (4.41%) YAML
3 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.94%) Middleware
3 2 (2.94%) OAuth
3 2 (2.94%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.94%) SAML
4 1 (1.47%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.47%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) RESTful
4 1 (1.47%) SOAP
4 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) PKI
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.94%) EFT
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (64.71%) Windows
2 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (13.24%) Linux
5 4 (5.88%) Solaris
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.41%) VMS
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.47%) Android
8 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) DevOps
2 16 (23.53%) Migration
3 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.82%) ITIL
7 5 (7.35%) High Availability
8 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (5.88%) Principle of Least Privilege
9 3 (4.41%) Application Packaging
9 3 (4.41%) Application Virtualisation
9 3 (4.41%) Data Management
9 3 (4.41%) Data Science
9 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.41%) Task Automation
9 3 (4.41%) Time Management
10 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) Python
2 15 (22.06%) Bash Shell
2 15 (22.06%) Perl
3 8 (11.76%) SQL
4 5 (7.35%) Java
4 5 (7.35%) VB
5 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) C++
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Degree
3 2 (2.94%) CCNA
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.47%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.47%) CCA
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) GDPR
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.12%) Docker
3 5 (7.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) SCCM
1 13 (19.12%) Terraform
2 11 (16.18%) Kubernetes
2 11 (16.18%) Netcool
2 11 (16.18%) SCOM
3 9 (13.24%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.94%) PingFederate
4 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.47%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Cloudera
2 8 (11.76%) VMware
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle
4 5 (7.35%) Citrix
5 4 (5.88%) IBM
5 4 (5.88%) Remedy
6 3 (4.41%) Veeam
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco
7 2 (2.94%) EMC
7 2 (2.94%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.94%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.94%) Splunk
8 1 (1.47%) Apple
8 1 (1.47%) Canon
8 1 (1.47%) HP
8 1 (1.47%) McAfee
8 1 (1.47%) Nintex
8 1 (1.47%) SAP