Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 79 117
Rank change year-on-year -12 +38 -8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 147 141 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.46% 2.49% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.79% 6.35% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 102 64
North West median daily rate £393 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.37% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £263 £301 £250
90th Percentile £513 £550 £468
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 0
North West median hourly rate £21.11 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.48% - -
England median hourly rate £41.53 £43.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -4.53% +41.46% +36.67%

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 2,539 2,220 2,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.55% 39.23% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,748 1,534 1,696
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £561 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 74 63
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -12.75%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.75 £14.03
90th Percentile £45.40 £51.20 £44.60
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.27% +5.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +20 78 £400 -8.57% 28
Cheshire -6 48 £390 -22.00% 8
Cumbria - 8 £350 -
Lancashire -28 7 £275 -26.67% 1
Merseyside -15 4 £454 +25.17% 7
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 83 (56.46%) Windows
2 71 (48.30%) Microsoft
3 67 (45.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (44.22%) Active Directory
5 45 (30.61%) VMware
6 43 (29.25%) ITIL
7 40 (27.21%) Migration
8 37 (25.17%) SQL
9 36 (24.49%) SCCM
10 31 (21.09%) Office 365
10 31 (21.09%) Windows Server
11 27 (18.37%) DevOps
12 24 (16.33%) Citrix
12 24 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (14.97%) MCSE
13 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
13 22 (14.97%) Windows 10
14 21 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 21 (14.29%) MCSA
14 21 (14.29%) DNS
15 20 (13.61%) MSI
16 19 (12.93%) MS Exchange
16 19 (12.93%) Windows 7
17 18 (12.24%) Firewall
18 17 (11.56%) Python
18 17 (11.56%) Visual Studio Team System
18 17 (11.56%) Google
18 17 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
18 17 (11.56%) Change Control

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 (12.93%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 13 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.44%) IIS
7 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.04%) Confluence
8 3 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.36%) Apache
9 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (45.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (21.09%) Office 365
3 16 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (7.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (6.80%) IaaS
7 6 (4.08%) PaaS
8 5 (3.40%) SaaS
9 4 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.68%) GitHub
11 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.29%) DNS
2 18 (12.24%) Firewall
3 14 (9.52%) VPN
4 13 (8.84%) Skype
5 10 (6.80%) LAN
6 9 (6.12%) SAN
6 9 (6.12%) WAN
7 8 (5.44%) DHCP
8 6 (4.08%) NAS
9 4 (2.72%) Network Security
9 4 (2.72%) Wireless
10 3 (2.04%) DMZ
10 3 (2.04%) SMTP
10 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.68%) Internet
11 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.72%) SQL CLR
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.36%) Power BI
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) Biml
8 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.68%) Ingres
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.68%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (13.61%) MSI
2 17 (11.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.08%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.72%) AdminStudio
6 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.36%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.36%) JIRA
9 1 (0.68%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.68%) Maven
9 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Local Government
2 4 (2.72%) Retail
3 2 (1.36%) Banking
3 2 (1.36%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Billing
4 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (12.93%) Azure Engineer
2 17 (11.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (10.88%) Architect
4 12 (8.16%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (7.48%) Applications Packager
5 11 (7.48%) Azure DevOps
6 10 (6.80%) Analyst
6 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Administrator
7 9 (6.12%) Consultant
8 8 (5.44%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.76%) DBA
9 7 (4.76%) SQL DBA
10 6 (4.08%) Active Directory Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (3.40%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.40%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.20%) .NET
2 12 (8.16%) JSON
3 6 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (4.08%) Middleware
4 5 (3.40%) .NET Core
5 3 (2.04%) REST
6 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.36%) CSS
6 2 (1.36%) HTML
6 2 (1.36%) Web Services
7 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.68%) DHTML
7 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.68%) J2EE
7 1 (0.68%) Node.js
7 1 (0.68%) RESTful
7 1 (0.68%) SOAP
7 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.76%) Replication
5 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.72%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.04%) CMDB
7 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.04%) PKI
8 2 (1.36%) Clustering
8 2 (1.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (56.46%) Windows
2 31 (21.09%) Windows Server
3 22 (14.97%) Windows 10
4 19 (12.93%) Windows 7
5 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (9.52%) Linux
7 10 (6.80%) Unix
8 9 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.72%) CentOS
10 4 (2.72%) VMS
10 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Debian
11 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.25%) ITIL
2 40 (27.21%) Migration
3 27 (18.37%) DevOps
4 17 (11.56%) Change Control
5 16 (10.88%) Application Packaging
6 13 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (6.80%) ITIL V3
7 10 (6.80%) ITSM
8 9 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.12%) Informatics
9 8 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.44%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (5.44%) Data Protection
9 8 (5.44%) Decision-Making
10 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.76%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.08%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (4.08%) Network Virtualisation
11 6 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.17%) SQL
2 17 (11.56%) Python
3 12 (8.16%) VB
4 10 (6.80%) C#
4 10 (6.80%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.80%) VBScript
5 7 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.40%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.72%) Java
8 3 (2.04%) Perl
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.68%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (14.97%) MCSE
2 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
3 21 (14.29%) MCSA
3 21 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (7.48%) Degree
6 6 (4.08%) MCP
7 5 (3.40%) MCTS
8 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.68%) CISM
10 1 (0.68%) CISSP
10 1 (0.68%) MCITP
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) QA
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.88%) Hyper-V
3 16 (10.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (6.12%) XenApp
7 7 (4.76%) vSphere
8 6 (4.08%) Docker
8 6 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.72%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (24.49%) SCCM
2 17 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (9.52%) Puppet
4 9 (6.12%) Terraform
5 6 (4.08%) Ansible
5 6 (4.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (4.08%) OpenView
6 5 (3.40%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.72%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.72%) ThinApp
7 4 (2.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.04%) Kibana
8 3 (2.04%) logstash
8 3 (2.04%) Packer
8 3 (2.04%) Salt
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (48.30%) Microsoft
2 45 (30.61%) VMware
3 24 (16.33%) Citrix
4 17 (11.56%) Google
5 9 (6.12%) Cisco
5 9 (6.12%) Oracle
6 8 (5.44%) HP
6 8 (5.44%) Splunk
7 7 (4.76%) Veeam
8 6 (4.08%) Altiris
8 6 (4.08%) Veritas
9 4 (2.72%) Isilon
9 4 (2.72%) NetApp
9 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.04%) McAfee
11 2 (1.36%) Avaya
11 2 (1.36%) Juniper
11 2 (1.36%) Lotus
11 2 (1.36%) Symantec
11 2 (1.36%) Trustwave