Period
to 17 November 2017

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 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 129 118
Rank change year-on-year +41 -11 +5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 128 104 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.24% 1.50% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 4.11% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 53 69
North West median daily rate £413 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -4.11% +17.74%
10th Percentile £266 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
North West median hourly rate £43.50 - £28.25
10th Percentile £39.25 - £23.75
90th Percentile £53.00 - £39.38
England median hourly rate £44.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +54.39% +26.67% -16.67%

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 2176 2531 2694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.04% 36.50% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 1740 1680
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £526 £500 £526
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 95
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £16.75
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

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 17 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Manchester +19 47 £425 +30.77% 8
Cheshire +22 38 £425 +21.43% 2
Lancashire +21 17 £375 -10.71%
Merseyside +2 16 £350 -6.67% 1
Cumbria -3 1 £225 -10.00%
PowerShell
England

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 North West region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 68 (53.13%) Windows
2 48 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 37 (28.91%) SQL
4 33 (25.78%) Office 365
4 33 (25.78%) Windows Server
5 32 (25.00%) DevOps
5 32 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (25.00%) Web Services
6 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (22.66%) Active Directory
8 28 (21.88%) Configuration Management
9 27 (21.09%) Puppet
10 25 (19.53%) Linux
11 24 (18.75%) VMware
11 24 (18.75%) Bash Shell
12 23 (17.97%) Ansible
12 23 (17.97%) ITIL
12 23 (17.97%) Python
12 23 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (17.19%) Jenkins
14 21 (16.41%) Ruby
15 20 (15.63%) SQL Server
15 20 (15.63%) TeamCity
16 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (14.84%) .NET
16 19 (14.84%) MS Exchange
17 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
18 17 (13.28%) SharePoint
19 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
19 16 (12.50%) Opscode Chef

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 19 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.28%) SharePoint
3 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.03%) IIS
6 8 (6.25%) Skype for Business
7 7 (5.47%) CMS
8 6 (4.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.56%) Apache
9 2 (1.56%) Confluence
9 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.78%) Office 365
2 32 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.38%) OneDrive
4 8 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (4.69%) Yammer
7 2 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.56%) PaaS
7 2 (1.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) DNS
2 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.91%) DHCP
3 5 (3.91%) LAN
3 5 (3.91%) Network Security
3 5 (3.91%) SAN
3 5 (3.91%) SNMP
4 4 (3.13%) FTP
4 4 (3.13%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.13%) Skype
4 4 (3.13%) SSL
5 3 (2.34%) Firewall
6 2 (1.56%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) IPsec
6 2 (1.56%) NAS
6 2 (1.56%) VLAN
6 2 (1.56%) VPN
6 2 (1.56%) WAN
7 1 (0.78%) HTTP
7 1 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.25%) IDOL
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.13%) TKPROF
7 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.56%) MySQL
8 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.56%) SSDT
9 1 (0.78%) OLAP
9 1 (0.78%) OLTP
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 20 (15.63%) TeamCity
3 13 (10.16%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.69%) MSI
5 5 (3.91%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.13%) JIRA
6 4 (3.13%) Toad
7 3 (2.34%) Subversion
7 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.56%) AdminStudio
8 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.56%) CMake
8 2 (1.56%) Gradle
8 2 (1.56%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.56%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.56%) WiX
9 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Legal
3 6 (4.69%) Retail
4 5 (3.91%) Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Retail Finance
5 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.34%) Marketing
6 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (10.94%) Administrator
2 14 (10.94%) Consultant
3 12 (9.38%) WebOps Engineer
4 11 (8.59%) Developer
5 8 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Architect
5 8 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (5.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) DBA
7 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) SharePoint Architect
8 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Office 365 Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Implementation Consultant
9 4 (3.13%) Office 365 Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.00%) Web Services
2 19 (14.84%) .NET
3 11 (8.59%) XML
4 9 (7.03%) SOAP
5 8 (6.25%) REST
6 7 (5.47%) JSON
7 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.69%) Software Packaging
8 5 (3.91%) CSS
8 5 (3.91%) HTML
8 5 (3.91%) jQuery
9 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (3.13%) XML Messaging
10 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (2.34%) WCF
10 3 (2.34%) WinForms
10 3 (2.34%) WPF
11 2 (1.56%) HTML5
11 2 (1.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) PKI
2 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.91%) CMDB
3 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.34%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.34%) Fintech
5 3 (2.34%) Replication
5 3 (2.34%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Life Science
7 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (53.13%) Windows
2 33 (25.78%) Windows Server
3 25 (19.53%) Linux
4 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (8.59%) Unix
7 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.91%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.13%) Android
9 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.56%) HPUX
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.00%) DevOps
2 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.88%) Configuration Management
4 23 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (17.97%) ITIL
5 16 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (11.72%) Migration
7 13 (10.16%) Change Management
7 13 (10.16%) Task Automation
7 13 (10.16%) Workflow
8 12 (9.38%) Web Operations
9 11 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (7.03%) Scrum
10 9 (7.03%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.25%) CRM
11 8 (6.25%) Data Integration
11 8 (6.25%) Document Management
12 7 (5.47%) Content Management
12 7 (5.47%) ITIL V3
12 7 (5.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.91%) SQL
2 24 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 23 (17.97%) Python
4 21 (16.41%) Ruby
5 12 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.81%) C#
6 10 (7.81%) VB
7 9 (7.03%) Java
7 9 (7.03%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.47%) Perl
8 7 (5.47%) VBScript
9 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.34%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.34%) XAML
12 2 (1.56%) C++
12 2 (1.56%) Groovy
12 2 (1.56%) XMLA
13 1 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.13%) MCSE
6 3 (2.34%) Degree
7 2 (1.56%) CEH
7 2 (1.56%) CISSP
7 2 (1.56%) GCFA
7 2 (1.56%) GIAC
7 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.56%) MCP
7 2 (1.56%) MCSA
7 2 (1.56%) SANS
8 1 (0.78%) CCNA
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) MCITP
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) COBIT
1 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 29 (22.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (7.03%) XenApp
5 7 (5.47%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.91%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.56%) Docker
7 2 (1.56%) UAG
7 2 (1.56%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.56%) vSphere
8 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (21.09%) Puppet
2 23 (17.97%) Ansible
3 16 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (7.81%) SCCM
5 6 (4.69%) SCOM
5 6 (4.69%) WSUS
6 4 (3.13%) AppDNA
6 4 (3.13%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (3.13%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.34%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.34%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.56%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.56%) Nagios
8 2 (1.56%) Terraform
8 2 (1.56%) ThinApp
8 2 (1.56%) WMI
9 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.75%) VMware
3 12 (9.38%) Citrix
4 10 (7.81%) iManage
4 10 (7.81%) Oracle
5 9 (7.03%) ServiceNow
6 8 (6.25%) Cisco
7 7 (5.47%) Interwoven
7 7 (5.47%) Reuters
7 7 (5.47%) Symantec
8 6 (4.69%) Snow
9 4 (3.13%) Altiris
9 4 (3.13%) AppSense
9 4 (3.13%) IFS
9 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.13%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.13%) Veeam
10 3 (2.34%) HP
10 3 (2.34%) webMethods
11 2 (1.56%) Atlassian