Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 77 109
Rank change year-on-year -40 +32 -16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 92 150 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.68% 2.60% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.02% 6.16% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 109 72
North West median daily rate £385 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +25.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £278 £304 £251
90th Percentile £563 £550 £474
England median daily rate £460 £431 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.81% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 8
North West median hourly rate £19.00 - £44.00
10th Percentile £12.07 - £39.30
90th Percentile £23.75 - £65.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +82.61%

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 2,291 2,436 2,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.80% 42.17% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,580 1,677 1,448
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £255
90th Percentile £575 £542 £502
England median daily rate £485 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +2.11% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 90
North West median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -18.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.89 £12.41 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.25 £43.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +8 53 £385 -14.44% 20
Cheshire -34 24 £360 -25.39% 4
Merseyside -1 10 £475 +18.75% 1
Lancashire -23 2 £525 +23.53%
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 44 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
3 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 36 (39.13%) Windows
4 28 (30.43%) SQL
4 28 (30.43%) DevOps
5 24 (26.09%) Office 365
6 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
7 19 (20.65%) VMware
8 17 (18.48%) Migration
8 17 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
9 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
10 13 (14.13%) Google
10 13 (14.13%) Bash Shell
10 13 (14.13%) Puppet
10 13 (14.13%) Linux
10 13 (14.13%) ITIL
10 13 (14.13%) DNS
10 13 (14.13%) Cisco
10 13 (14.13%) Ansible
11 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
11 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
11 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
12 11 (11.96%) SCCM
12 11 (11.96%) IronPort
12 11 (11.96%) Splunk
12 11 (11.96%) T-SQL
12 11 (11.96%) VB
12 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development

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 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.87%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.35%) Confluence
4 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.09%) IIS
6 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Project
1 6 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (26.09%) Office 365
3 17 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (9.78%) IaaS
5 6 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.52%) PaaS
6 5 (5.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (4.35%) OneDrive
7 4 (4.35%) SaaS
8 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.26%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.26%) GitHub
9 2 (2.17%) Akamai
9 2 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) DNS
2 11 (11.96%) Firewall
3 10 (10.87%) Skype
4 8 (8.70%) SAN
5 7 (7.61%) VPN
6 6 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (4.35%) DHCP
8 3 (3.26%) LAN
8 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.26%) WAN
9 2 (2.17%) HTTP
9 2 (2.17%) Internet
9 2 (2.17%) Network Security
9 2 (2.17%) VoIP
9 2 (2.17%) WebEx
9 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.09%) Intranet
10 1 (1.09%) IPsec
10 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.52%) SQL CLR
5 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.17%) MySQL
6 2 (2.17%) Power BI
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.09%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.35%) JIRA
5 3 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.17%) AdminStudio
6 2 (2.17%) AutoIt
6 2 (2.17%) InstallShield
6 2 (2.17%) Maven
6 2 (2.17%) MSI
6 2 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (1.09%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.09%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.09%) GitLab
7 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.35%) Finance
1 4 (4.35%) Local Government
1 4 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (2.17%) Banking
2 2 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (1.09%) Billing
3 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Publishing
3 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (10.87%) DBA
2 10 (10.87%) SQL DBA
3 8 (8.70%) Administrator
4 5 (5.43%) Architect
4 5 (5.43%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (5.43%) Consultant
5 4 (4.35%) Applications Packager
5 4 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Developer
6 3 (3.26%) Floorwalker
6 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.26%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (6.52%) .NET
3 5 (5.43%) JSON
4 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.09%) GraphQL
5 1 (1.09%) LDAP
5 1 (1.09%) Middleware
5 1 (1.09%) Node.js
5 1 (1.09%) REST
5 1 (1.09%) RESTful
5 1 (1.09%) WCF
5 1 (1.09%) Web Services
5 1 (1.09%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.35%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Replication
4 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.17%) iPhone
4 2 (2.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.17%) User Experience
4 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.09%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.13%) Windows
2 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.13%) Linux
4 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.96%) Windows 10
6 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.26%) Unix
8 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.09%) Android
10 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.43%) DevOps
2 17 (18.48%) Migration
3 13 (14.13%) ITIL
4 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.52%) High Availability
7 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.52%) Threat Management
8 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.43%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.26%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) SQL
2 13 (14.13%) Bash Shell
3 11 (11.96%) T-SQL
3 11 (11.96%) VB
4 9 (9.78%) Python
5 8 (8.70%) VBScript
6 5 (5.43%) Java
7 2 (2.17%) C#
7 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.17%) Ruby
7 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.70%) MCSA
4 8 (8.70%) MCSE
5 4 (4.35%) MCP
5 4 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.26%) Degree
6 3 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.17%) MCTS
8 1 (1.09%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.09%) CISM
8 1 (1.09%) CISSP
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.09%) MCITP
8 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.09%) VCP5
8 1 (1.09%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.43%) Docker
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.35%) vSphere
5 3 (3.26%) XenApp
6 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) Ansible
1 13 (14.13%) Puppet
2 11 (11.96%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (11.96%) SCCM
3 7 (7.61%) Salt
4 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (6.52%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (5.43%) Terraform
6 4 (4.35%) Kibana
6 4 (4.35%) SCOM
7 3 (3.26%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.26%) logstash
7 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.17%) WSUS
9 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.65%) VMware
3 13 (14.13%) Cisco
3 13 (14.13%) Google
4 11 (11.96%) IronPort
4 11 (11.96%) Splunk
5 6 (6.52%) Citrix
5 6 (6.52%) Symantec
5 6 (6.52%) Veritas
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle
7 3 (3.26%) HP
7 3 (3.26%) RedGate
7 3 (3.26%) Remedy
8 2 (2.17%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.17%) Meraki
8 2 (2.17%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (2.17%) Twitter
8 2 (2.17%) Veeam
8 2 (2.17%) Wyse