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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 98 109
Rank change year-on-year +24 +11  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 62 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.14% 1.50% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.83% 4.36% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 26
Median daily rate £375 £395 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +28.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £527 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.52% -50.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1064 1308 1224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.69% 34.33% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 870 785
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 25
Median hourly rate £40.50 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the North West

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the North West

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the North West

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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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +26 25 £350 -21.17% 5
Manchester +13 18 £430 +32.30% 11
Lancashire +17 11 £325 -1.51%
Merseyside -7 5 £325 - 1
Cumbria +2 3 £225 -10.00%
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 58 (52.25%) Windows
1 58 (52.25%) Microsoft
2 40 (36.04%) Active Directory
3 39 (35.14%) SQL
4 33 (29.73%) Windows Server
5 29 (26.13%) Office 365
5 29 (26.13%) MS Exchange
6 27 (24.32%) SQL Server
7 26 (23.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
10 22 (19.82%) SC Cleared
11 20 (18.02%) VMware
11 20 (18.02%) DNS
12 18 (16.22%) Oracle
12 18 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (14.41%) Migration
14 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (12.61%) Linux
15 14 (12.61%) ITIL
15 14 (12.61%) Perl
15 14 (12.61%) PL/SQL
15 14 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (12.61%) SCCM
16 13 (11.71%) Oracle RMAN
16 13 (11.71%) .NET
16 13 (11.71%) IIS
16 13 (11.71%) Toad
16 13 (11.71%) Finance
16 13 (11.71%) Oracle Database

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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 29 (26.13%) MS Exchange
2 26 (23.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (11.71%) IIS
5 11 (9.91%) SharePoint
5 11 (9.91%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.70%) CMS
7 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.80%) Apache
8 2 (1.80%) Confluence
8 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.80%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.13%) Office 365
2 25 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (7.21%) OneDrive
5 7 (6.31%) Yammer
6 5 (4.50%) PaaS
7 4 (3.60%) IaaS
7 4 (3.60%) SaaS
8 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.90%) Trello
9 1 (0.90%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.02%) DNS
2 9 (8.11%) FTP
3 8 (7.21%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.31%) LAN
5 5 (4.50%) DHCP
5 5 (4.50%) Firewall
5 5 (4.50%) SAN
6 4 (3.60%) NAS
6 4 (3.60%) VLAN
6 4 (3.60%) VPN
7 3 (2.70%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.70%) Skype
7 3 (2.70%) SSL
8 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.80%) IPsec
8 2 (1.80%) WAN
9 1 (0.90%) HTTP
9 1 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.90%) SSH
9 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.71%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.71%) TKPROF
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.50%) IDOL
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.80%) KNIME
8 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.80%) MySQL
8 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.80%) Power BI
9 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.90%) OLAP
9 1 (0.90%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Toad
2 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.41%) MSI
3 5 (4.50%) AdminStudio
3 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.60%) GitLab
4 4 (3.60%) Gradle
4 4 (3.60%) JIRA
5 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.80%) Ant
6 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.80%) Maven
6 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.80%) Subversion
6 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.90%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Legal
2 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.80%) Law
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Billing
4 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) DBA
2 14 (12.61%) Analyst
3 13 (11.71%) Administrator
3 13 (11.71%) Consultant
3 13 (11.71%) Oracle DBA
4 12 (10.81%) Architect
5 8 (7.21%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) SQL DBA
6 5 (4.50%) Database Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Unix Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) Wintel Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Exchange Administrator
7 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (3.60%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) .NET
1 13 (11.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.50%) HTML
3 5 (4.50%) JSON
3 5 (4.50%) Web Services
4 4 (3.60%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.60%) XML
5 3 (2.70%) Ajax
5 3 (2.70%) CSS
5 3 (2.70%) CSS3
5 3 (2.70%) HTML5
5 3 (2.70%) Software Packaging
5 3 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.70%) WAP
6 2 (1.80%) jQuery
6 2 (1.80%) REST
6 2 (1.80%) SOAP
6 2 (1.80%) YAML
7 1 (0.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 6 (5.41%) PKI
2 5 (4.50%) Replication
3 4 (3.60%) Clustering
4 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Wiki
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) Life Science
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.90%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 58 (52.25%) Windows
2 33 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (12.61%) Linux
5 11 (9.91%) Unix
6 7 (6.31%) Windows 10
6 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.60%) Android
8 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) Migration
2 14 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.61%) ITIL
3 12 (10.81%) Task Automation
4 11 (9.91%) DevOps
4 11 (9.91%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (9.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.31%) CRM
7 6 (5.41%) Application Packaging
7 6 (5.41%) Application Virtualisation
7 6 (5.41%) Document Management
7 6 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.41%) Patch Management
7 6 (5.41%) Software Distribution
8 5 (4.50%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.50%) Security Operations
9 4 (3.60%) Change Management
9 4 (3.60%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.60%) Service Management
9 4 (3.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (35.14%) SQL
2 14 (12.61%) Perl
2 14 (12.61%) PL/SQL
3 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 9 (8.11%) VBScript
4 8 (7.21%) C#
4 8 (7.21%) Java
4 8 (7.21%) Python
5 7 (6.31%) VB
6 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.50%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.80%) R
8 2 (1.80%) Ruby
9 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.90%) C++
9 1 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.90%) Groovy
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (4.50%) MCSE
5 3 (2.70%) Degree
5 3 (2.70%) MCITP
5 3 (2.70%) MCSA
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.80%) MCP
6 2 (1.80%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.90%) CCNA
7 1 (0.90%) CISSP
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) GIAC
7 1 (0.90%) NCDA
7 1 (0.90%) NCIE
7 1 (0.90%) SANS
7 1 (0.90%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) COBIT
2 2 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (36.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.70%) UAG
4 3 (2.70%) vSphere
5 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) SCCM
2 13 (11.71%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (5.41%) SCOM
4 5 (4.50%) BladeLogic
4 5 (4.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (4.50%) WSUS
5 4 (3.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (3.60%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.70%) Ansible
6 3 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.70%) Puppet
6 3 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.70%) yum
7 2 (1.80%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.80%) Terraform
7 2 (1.80%) ThinApp
7 2 (1.80%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (52.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.02%) VMware
3 18 (16.22%) Oracle
4 9 (8.11%) Cisco
5 8 (7.21%) Symantec
6 7 (6.31%) iManage
7 6 (5.41%) Altiris
7 6 (5.41%) AppDynamics
7 6 (5.41%) ServiceNow
8 5 (4.50%) EMC
8 5 (4.50%) HP
9 4 (3.60%) Citrix
9 4 (3.60%) McAfee
9 4 (3.60%) Wyse
10 3 (2.70%) Dell
10 3 (2.70%) Interwoven
10 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.70%) Reuters
10 3 (2.70%) Splunk
10 3 (2.70%) Trustwave
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