Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 117 133
Rank change year-on-year +41 +16 +10
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 142 109 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.61% 1.77% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.57% 4.70% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 70 58
North West median daily rate £475 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +3.70% +5.88%
10th Percentile £303 £250 £205
90th Percentile £550 £475 £479
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 11
North West median hourly rate £47.25 - £29.00
10th Percentile £40.00 - £22.50
90th Percentile £53.00 - £31.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +38.46% +44.44% -42.31%

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 2,161 2,321 2,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.78% 37.62% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,621 1,733
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £236
90th Percentile £538 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 115
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +4.05% +13.78%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £49.38 £48.75 £46.40
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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

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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

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 January 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
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 January 2018.

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 January 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
Cheshire +28 63 £500 +42.86% 11
Manchester +7 45 £425 +24.09% 21
Lancashire +13 13 £428 +1.79% 7
Merseyside +2 13 £363 +3.57% 2
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 84 (59.15%) Windows
2 69 (48.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (38.73%) DevOps
4 52 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (33.10%) Web Services
6 45 (31.69%) Microsoft
6 45 (31.69%) Jenkins
7 41 (28.87%) Python
8 40 (28.17%) Configuration Management
9 39 (27.46%) Linux
9 39 (27.46%) Puppet
9 39 (27.46%) Ansible
9 39 (27.46%) Windows Server
10 37 (26.06%) Bash Shell
10 37 (26.06%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (23.94%) TeamCity
11 34 (23.94%) Ruby
12 31 (21.83%) VMware
13 30 (21.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (19.72%) Active Directory
15 26 (18.31%) SQL
15 26 (18.31%) SQL Server
15 26 (18.31%) Web Operations
16 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
18 22 (15.49%) ITIL
19 21 (14.79%) .NET
20 20 (14.08%) Office 365
21 19 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
21 19 (13.38%) 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 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.52%) IIS
3 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.11%) CMS
5 2 (1.41%) Apache
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 69 (48.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (14.08%) Office 365
3 19 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (11.97%) IaaS
4 17 (11.97%) PaaS
5 5 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.82%) GitHub
6 4 (2.82%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.41%) SaaS
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.70%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.15%) DNS
2 11 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.63%) SNMP
4 7 (4.93%) SAN
5 6 (4.23%) Firewall
6 5 (3.52%) LAN
6 5 (3.52%) Network Security
6 5 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (3.52%) Skype
6 5 (3.52%) VPN
6 5 (3.52%) WAN
7 4 (2.82%) DHCP
7 4 (2.82%) FTP
7 4 (2.82%) MPLS
7 4 (2.82%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.82%) SSL
8 3 (2.11%) Internet
8 3 (2.11%) LDAP
8 3 (2.11%) VoIP
8 3 (2.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.41%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.41%) MySQL
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.70%) IDOL
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 45 (31.69%) Jenkins
2 34 (23.94%) TeamCity
3 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
4 18 (12.68%) Git (software)
5 11 (7.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.52%) MSI
8 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.11%) JIRA
8 3 (2.11%) Subversion
8 3 (2.11%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.70%) CMake
9 1 (0.70%) GitLab
9 1 (0.70%) Gradle
9 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.70%) WiX
General
1 16 (11.27%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Marketing
2 6 (4.23%) Retail
3 5 (3.52%) Banking
3 5 (3.52%) Retail Finance
3 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.11%) Back Office
5 3 (2.11%) Electronics
6 2 (1.41%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (23.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (18.31%) Azure DevOps
3 25 (17.61%) WebOps Engineer
4 23 (16.20%) Consultant
5 15 (10.56%) Developer
6 13 (9.15%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) Azure Consultant
7 12 (8.45%) DevOps Consultant
8 11 (7.75%) Administrator
8 11 (7.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (5.63%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Architect
11 7 (4.93%) Implementation Consultant
11 7 (4.93%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 7 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (4.23%) Citrix Engineer
12 6 (4.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 6 (4.23%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.10%) Web Services
2 21 (14.79%) .NET
3 13 (9.15%) JSON
3 13 (9.15%) REST
4 12 (8.45%) XML
5 10 (7.04%) .NET Framework
5 10 (7.04%) SOAP
6 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.52%) jQuery
7 4 (2.82%) XML Messaging
8 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (2.11%) CSS
8 3 (2.11%) HTML
8 3 (2.11%) WCF
8 3 (2.11%) WinForms
8 3 (2.11%) WPF
9 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.41%) Autofac
9 2 (1.41%) Software Packaging
9 2 (1.41%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.63%) CMDB
2 7 (4.93%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.82%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.11%) Fintech
5 3 (2.11%) PKI
5 3 (2.11%) Replication
5 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.41%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.41%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (59.15%) Windows
2 39 (27.46%) Linux
2 39 (27.46%) Windows Server
3 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (11.97%) Unix
6 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.23%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.11%) Android
10 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.41%) CentOS
11 2 (1.41%) HPUX
12 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.73%) DevOps
2 52 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (28.17%) Configuration Management
4 37 (26.06%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (21.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (18.31%) Web Operations
7 22 (15.49%) ITIL
8 18 (12.68%) Migration
9 17 (11.97%) Scrum
10 12 (8.45%) Change Management
11 11 (7.75%) Data Integration
11 11 (7.75%) Workflow
12 10 (7.04%) ITIL V3
12 10 (7.04%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.04%) Workflow Development
13 9 (6.34%) Kanban
14 8 (5.63%) Data Modelling
14 8 (5.63%) ITSM
14 8 (5.63%) Operations Management
14 8 (5.63%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.87%) Python
2 37 (26.06%) Bash Shell
3 34 (23.94%) Ruby
4 26 (18.31%) SQL
5 13 (9.15%) Shell Script
6 12 (8.45%) C#
7 11 (7.75%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.75%) VB
8 3 (2.11%) Java
8 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.11%) VBScript
8 3 (2.11%) XAML
9 2 (1.41%) C++
9 2 (1.41%) Perl
9 2 (1.41%) XMLA
10 1 (0.70%) Go
10 1 (0.70%) Groovy
10 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.11%) Degree
4 3 (2.11%) MCSA
5 2 (1.41%) CCNA
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.70%) CEH
6 1 (0.70%) CISSP
6 1 (0.70%) GCFA
6 1 (0.70%) GIAC
6 1 (0.70%) MCITP
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) MCTS
6 1 (0.70%) SANS
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.70%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (6.34%) XenApp
6 8 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.11%) Docker
8 3 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (27.46%) Ansible
1 39 (27.46%) Puppet
2 19 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (11.27%) Terraform
4 5 (3.52%) SCOM
5 4 (2.82%) AppDNA
5 4 (2.82%) SCCM
6 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.11%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.11%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.41%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.41%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.41%) Nagios
7 2 (1.41%) WSUS
8 1 (0.70%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.70%) Mesos
8 1 (0.70%) Packer
Vendors
1 45 (31.69%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.83%) VMware
3 10 (7.04%) Cisco
3 10 (7.04%) Citrix
3 10 (7.04%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.34%) Oracle
5 8 (5.63%) ServiceNow
5 8 (5.63%) Snow
6 7 (4.93%) HP
7 5 (3.52%) Symantec
8 4 (2.82%) IFS
8 4 (2.82%) Ivanti
8 4 (2.82%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.82%) Veeam
9 3 (2.11%) SAP
9 3 (2.11%) webMethods
10 2 (1.41%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.41%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.41%) Blue Prism
10 2 (1.41%) Google