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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
England / North West
Rank 81 67 123
Rank change year-on-year -14 +56  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 49 97 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.88% 2.54% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.74% 6.75% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 15
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £390 £338
% change year-on-year -10.25% +15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £23.77
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 - £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 - £30.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.06% +172.22%  

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 1034 1437 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.77% 37.59% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 908 685
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PowerShell
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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Manchester +10 20 £350 +19.65% 14
Merseyside +1 9 £300 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -10 9 £400 -5.88% 3
Lancashire +17 7 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 £220 -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 67 (64.42%) Windows
2 47 (45.19%) Microsoft
3 43 (41.35%) SQL
4 38 (36.54%) SQL Server
5 34 (32.69%) Active Directory
6 24 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 23 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (18.27%) VBScript
9 19 (18.27%) Perl
10 18 (17.31%) Office 365
11 17 (16.35%) MS Exchange
11 17 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (15.38%) VMware
12 16 (15.38%) C#
12 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (14.42%) Java
13 15 (14.42%) Oracle
13 15 (14.42%) ITIL
13 15 (14.42%) Linux
14 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (13.46%) MS Excel
14 14 (13.46%) DNS
14 14 (13.46%) Unix
14 14 (13.46%) IIS
14 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
14 14 (13.46%) SCOM

PowerShell
Top Related 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 17 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (13.46%) IIS
3 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.73%) Apache
6 5 (4.81%) JBoss
6 5 (4.81%) nginx
7 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle 10gAS
9 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.96%) CMS
10 1 (0.96%) Confluence
10 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) SPSS
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (17.31%) Office 365
3 15 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.77%) Amazon S3
4 6 (5.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.81%) IaaS
6 3 (2.88%) PaaS
7 1 (0.96%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.96%) Trello
7 1 (0.96%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) DNS
2 9 (8.65%) Firewall
3 8 (7.69%) SSL
4 6 (5.77%) NAS
4 6 (5.77%) SAN
4 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.81%) DHCP
5 5 (4.81%) Kerberos
5 5 (4.81%) VLAN
6 3 (2.88%) FTP
6 3 (2.88%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.88%) LAN
6 3 (2.88%) LDAP
6 3 (2.88%) Skype
7 2 (1.92%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.96%) Internet
8 1 (0.96%) IPsec
8 1 (0.96%) Network Security
8 1 (0.96%) VoIP
8 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (36.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.77%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (4.81%) TKPROF
9 3 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.88%) Informix
9 3 (2.88%) MySQL
9 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.92%) KNIME
10 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.81%) Toad
3 4 (3.85%) GitLab
4 3 (2.88%) Gradle
4 3 (2.88%) MSI
4 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.92%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.92%) Ant
5 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.92%) JIRA
5 2 (1.92%) Maven
5 2 (1.92%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.96%) Hudson
6 1 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Banking
2 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (20.19%) DBA
2 16 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 15 (14.42%) Developer
4 13 (12.50%) Consultant
5 10 (9.62%) Administrator
6 9 (8.65%) Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Oracle DBA
8 7 (6.73%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Monitoring Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Architect
10 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.81%) Middleware Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Senior Middleware Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) Regular Expression
3 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (5.77%) REST
3 6 (5.77%) Web Services
3 6 (5.77%) WPF
3 6 (5.77%) XML
3 6 (5.77%) XSLT
4 5 (4.81%) Middleware
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.96%) jQuery
7 1 (0.96%) JSON
7 1 (0.96%) Node.js
7 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
1 6 (5.77%) Replication
2 3 (2.88%) Clustering
2 3 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (2.88%) Wiki
3 2 (1.92%) Life Science
3 2 (1.92%) PKI
3 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.96%) iPad
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 67 (64.42%) Windows
2 24 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (14.42%) Linux
6 14 (13.46%) Unix
6 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.73%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.77%) AIX
9 6 (5.77%) HPUX
9 6 (5.77%) Solaris
10 4 (3.85%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.92%) Android
11 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.96%) CentOS
12 1 (0.96%) Fedora
12 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.42%) ITIL
3 12 (11.54%) Release Management
4 10 (9.62%) Service Management
5 9 (8.65%) Database Mirroring
5 9 (8.65%) Migration
5 9 (8.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.73%) ETL
7 7 (6.73%) MVC
8 6 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.77%) Change Management
8 6 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.77%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (5.77%) High Availability
8 6 (5.77%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (5.77%) OO
8 6 (5.77%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.35%) SQL
2 19 (18.27%) Perl
2 19 (18.27%) VBScript
3 16 (15.38%) C#
4 15 (14.42%) Java
5 13 (12.50%) Python
6 10 (9.62%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.73%) Korn
8 6 (5.77%) Bourne shell
8 6 (5.77%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.85%) VB
11 2 (1.92%) R
11 2 (1.92%) Ruby
11 2 (1.92%) VB6
12 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.88%) Degree
4 3 (2.88%) MCITP
4 3 (2.88%) MCSE
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.96%) CCNA
6 1 (0.96%) CEH
6 1 (0.96%) CISSP
6 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) GCFA
6 1 (0.96%) GIAC
6 1 (0.96%) MCSA
6 1 (0.96%) NCDA
6 1 (0.96%) NCIE
6 1 (0.96%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) COBIT
2 1 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (32.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.92%) Docker
6 2 (1.92%) VMware GSX
7 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) SCOM
2 11 (10.58%) SCCM
3 6 (5.77%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (5.77%) Netcool
3 6 (5.77%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (4.81%) Puppet
5 4 (3.85%) BladeLogic
5 4 (3.85%) WSUS
6 3 (2.88%) Ansible
6 3 (2.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.88%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.88%) yum
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.92%) SCSM
Vendors
1 47 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.38%) VMware
3 15 (14.42%) Oracle
4 12 (11.54%) HP
5 9 (8.65%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.73%) Symantec
7 6 (5.77%) AppDynamics
7 6 (5.77%) CA
7 6 (5.77%) IBM
8 5 (4.81%) Cisco
9 4 (3.85%) Citrix
9 4 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.88%) Cognos
10 3 (2.88%) Dell
10 3 (2.88%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.88%) IDERA
10 3 (2.88%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.88%) NetApp
10 3 (2.88%) Splunk
10 3 (2.88%) Trustwave
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £40.00 - £48.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday