Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 83 134
Rank change year-on-year -7 +51 -9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 144 128 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.43% 2.28% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.69% 6.03% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 92 52
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £512 £531 £495
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
North West median hourly rate £28.72 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.22% - -
England median hourly rate £41.92 £42.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% +46.55% +22.11%

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 2,530 2,122 2,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.64% 37.82% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,731 1,452 1,788
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £293 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 90 67
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.75 £12.85
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.17 £43.30
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the North West

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the North West over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the North West

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor 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 22 October 2018. 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 +12 67 £388 -9.36% 31
Cheshire +6 55 £400 +6.67% 21
Lancashire -27 9 £263 -30.00% 1
Cumbria +4 8 £350 +55.56% 1
Merseyside +1 3 £433 +28.15% 10
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 90 (62.50%) Windows
2 65 (45.14%) Microsoft
3 63 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 59 (40.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 54 (37.50%) VMware
6 40 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 39 (27.08%) Migration
8 37 (25.69%) ITIL
9 36 (25.00%) SCCM
10 34 (23.61%) SQL
10 34 (23.61%) Office 365
11 30 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (18.75%) DevOps
13 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
14 25 (17.36%) SC Cleared
14 25 (17.36%) Citrix
15 22 (15.28%) Firewall
16 21 (14.58%) MS Exchange
17 20 (13.89%) DNS
17 20 (13.89%) .NET
17 20 (13.89%) Linux
17 20 (13.89%) Hyper-V
18 19 (13.19%) Skype for Business
18 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (13.19%) MSI
19 18 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
19 18 (12.50%) Windows 10
19 18 (12.50%) Skype
20 17 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
20 17 (11.81%) MCSE

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 21 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.19%) Skype for Business
3 12 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.56%) IIS
6 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.78%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.39%) Confluence
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.69%) Apache
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (40.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (23.61%) Office 365
3 16 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.17%) IaaS
6 3 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (2.08%) SaaS
7 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.28%) Firewall
2 20 (13.89%) DNS
3 18 (12.50%) Skype
4 15 (10.42%) LAN
4 15 (10.42%) SAN
4 15 (10.42%) VPN
5 13 (9.03%) WAN
6 12 (8.33%) DHCP
7 7 (4.86%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.17%) NAS
9 4 (2.78%) DSL
9 4 (2.78%) MPLS
9 4 (2.78%) VoIP
9 4 (2.78%) Wireless
10 3 (2.08%) DMZ
10 3 (2.08%) Network Security
10 3 (2.08%) SMTP
10 3 (2.08%) SSH
11 1 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.39%) Power BI
6 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.69%) Biml
7 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.69%) Ingres
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 19 (13.19%) MSI
2 18 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (7.64%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.47%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.47%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.78%) AdminStudio
6 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.39%) JIRA
7 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.69%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.69%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.69%) Maven
8 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (9.03%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Local Government
3 2 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Billing
4 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (13.89%) Azure Engineer
2 17 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.03%) Architect
4 13 (9.03%) Consultant
5 11 (7.64%) Analyst
6 9 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
6 9 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Administrator
8 7 (4.86%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Applications Packager
8 7 (4.86%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) DBA
10 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.89%) .NET
2 14 (9.72%) JSON
3 6 (4.17%) Middleware
4 5 (3.47%) .NET Core
5 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.78%) LDAP
5 4 (2.78%) REST
5 4 (2.78%) Web Services
6 3 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.08%) CSS
6 3 (2.08%) HTML
7 2 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.39%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.39%) Spring
8 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.69%) Ajax
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.69%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.69%) LINQ
8 1 (0.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (4.17%) Replication
5 4 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.78%) PKI
5 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) CMDB
6 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.39%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 90 (62.50%) Windows
2 40 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 20 (13.89%) Linux
4 18 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 16 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.94%) Unix
8 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.47%) CentOS
11 4 (2.78%) VMS
11 4 (2.78%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.69%) Debian
12 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.08%) Migration
2 37 (25.69%) ITIL
3 27 (18.75%) DevOps
4 16 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (10.42%) Application Packaging
6 14 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.33%) Change Control
8 10 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (6.25%) ITIL V3
10 8 (5.56%) Capacity Management
10 8 (5.56%) Data Protection
10 8 (5.56%) ITSM
11 7 (4.86%) Change Management
11 7 (4.86%) Patch Management
12 6 (4.17%) Decision-Making
12 6 (4.17%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (4.17%) Informatics
13 5 (3.47%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.61%) SQL
2 15 (10.42%) Python
2 15 (10.42%) VB
3 13 (9.03%) C#
3 13 (9.03%) VBScript
4 8 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.47%) Java
5 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.47%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.08%) Perl
6 3 (2.08%) Ruby
7 2 (1.39%) C
7 2 (1.39%) C++
7 2 (1.39%) LotusScript
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) U-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.36%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (11.81%) MCSE
5 16 (11.11%) MCSA
6 8 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (4.86%) Degree
8 5 (3.47%) MCP
9 4 (2.78%) MCTS
9 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.69%) CEH
11 1 (0.69%) MCITP
11 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 30 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 14 (9.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (9.03%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (7.64%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (6.94%) XenApp
8 9 (6.25%) vSphere
9 6 (4.17%) Docker
9 6 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (4.17%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.47%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (25.00%) SCCM
2 17 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.42%) Puppet
4 12 (8.33%) Terraform
5 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (4.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (4.17%) Ansible
7 6 (4.17%) OpenView
8 5 (3.47%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.47%) ThinApp
9 4 (2.78%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.78%) Packer
9 4 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.39%) SCOM
10 2 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.39%) WSUS
11 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 65 (45.14%) Microsoft
2 54 (37.50%) VMware
3 25 (17.36%) Citrix
4 16 (11.11%) Cisco
5 10 (6.94%) Oracle
6 9 (6.25%) HP
7 8 (5.56%) Google
8 7 (4.86%) Altiris
8 7 (4.86%) Veeam
9 6 (4.17%) McAfee
9 6 (4.17%) Veritas
10 4 (2.78%) Isilon
10 4 (2.78%) Lotus
10 4 (2.78%) NetApp
10 4 (2.78%) Rackspace
10 4 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.39%) Avaya
11 2 (1.39%) Juniper
11 2 (1.39%) Splunk
11 2 (1.39%) Trustwave