Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 92 97
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +51
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 135 113 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.19% 2.00% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.12% 5.22% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 77 81
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +29.03%
10th Percentile £261 £231 £263
90th Percentile £488 £528 £525
England median daily rate £425 £420 £405
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 2
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +109.52% -40.00%
England median hourly rate £41.53 £43.00 £28.88
% change year-on-year -3.42% +48.92% +21.58%

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 2,638 2,163 2,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.80% 38.26% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,796 1,455 1,807
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £261
90th Percentile £545 £506 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 109 85
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £14.40
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 +12 70 £350 -1.75% 9
Manchester -2 45 £408 -1.21% 13
Lancashire -21 10 £400 +25.49% 1
Merseyside +9 4 £400 +33.33% 2
Cumbria -5 4 £340 +52.92% 1
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 96 (71.11%) Windows
2 59 (43.70%) Microsoft
3 53 (39.26%) Active Directory
4 51 (37.78%) Windows Server
5 49 (36.30%) VMware
6 45 (33.33%) SQL
7 43 (31.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (25.19%) Office 365
10 30 (22.22%) Migration
11 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (20.00%) ITIL
13 26 (19.26%) SCCM
14 25 (18.52%) VBScript
14 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 25 (18.52%) Citrix
14 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (17.04%) Linux
15 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
16 22 (16.30%) Python
17 21 (15.56%) Security Cleared
17 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (15.56%) DevOps
18 20 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
18 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
19 19 (14.07%) VB
19 19 (14.07%) .NET
20 18 (13.33%) MS Exchange
20 18 (13.33%) Cisco

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 18 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.59%) Skype for Business
3 11 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.67%) IIS
5 8 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.19%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.96%) JBoss
9 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.96%) Tomcat
10 3 (2.22%) Apache
10 3 (2.22%) Apache Solr
10 3 (2.22%) CMS
10 3 (2.22%) Confluence
10 3 (2.22%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.48%) HipChat
3 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (31.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (25.19%) Office 365
3 23 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.67%) IaaS
5 7 (5.19%) PaaS
6 6 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.48%) SaaS
9 1 (0.74%) G Suite
9 1 (0.74%) GitHub
9 1 (0.74%) npm
9 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.33%) SAN
2 17 (12.59%) DNS
3 16 (11.85%) DHCP
3 16 (11.85%) Firewall
4 15 (11.11%) LAN
5 13 (9.63%) Skype
5 13 (9.63%) WAN
6 11 (8.15%) TCP/IP
7 10 (7.41%) VPN
8 6 (4.44%) MPLS
8 6 (4.44%) VoIP
9 4 (2.96%) DSL
9 4 (2.96%) IPsec
9 4 (2.96%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (2.22%) DMZ
10 3 (2.22%) Internet
10 3 (2.22%) Network Security
10 3 (2.22%) SSH
11 2 (1.48%) SMTP
11 2 (1.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.70%) Big Data
2 5 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.70%) MySQL
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.48%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.85%) MSI
3 14 (10.37%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.19%) JIRA
4 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.70%) Selenium
5 5 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.22%) CA Release Automation
6 3 (2.22%) gulp
6 3 (2.22%) JUnit
6 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.48%) AdminStudio
7 2 (1.48%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.74%) Gradle
8 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.74%) Psake
8 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (12.59%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Banking
2 5 (3.70%) Local Government
3 3 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (15.56%) Consultant
2 17 (12.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (12.59%) Server Engineer
3 13 (9.63%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (6.67%) Analyst
5 9 (6.67%) Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Administrator
6 7 (5.19%) Azure Consultant
6 7 (5.19%) Windows Server Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Architect
7 6 (4.44%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.44%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) .NET
2 12 (8.89%) JSON
3 8 (5.93%) Web Services
4 6 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.44%) LDAP
5 5 (3.70%) REST
6 4 (2.96%) Node.js
6 4 (2.96%) XML
7 3 (2.22%) SAML
7 3 (2.22%) Spring
8 2 (1.48%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.48%) Anaconda
8 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.48%) CSS
8 2 (1.48%) HTML
8 2 (1.48%) J2EE
8 2 (1.48%) OAuth
8 2 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.48%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.93%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.44%) Clustering
3 6 (4.44%) PKI
4 5 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.22%) User Experience
7 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.48%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (71.11%) Windows
2 51 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (17.04%) Linux
6 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.15%) Windows 10
8 8 (5.93%) CentOS
8 8 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.19%) Unix
9 7 (5.19%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.44%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.70%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.22%) Migration
2 27 (20.00%) ITIL
3 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.56%) DevOps
4 10 (7.41%) Application Packaging
4 10 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 8 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (5.93%) Scrum
6 8 (5.93%) Server Building
7 7 (5.19%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (5.19%) Task Automation
7 7 (5.19%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (4.44%) Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (4.44%) Software Deployment
9 5 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.33%) SQL
2 25 (18.52%) VBScript
3 22 (16.30%) Python
4 19 (14.07%) VB
5 17 (12.59%) Bash Shell
6 15 (11.11%) C#
7 11 (8.15%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.67%) Java
8 9 (6.67%) Ruby
9 7 (5.19%) T-SQL
10 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.96%) Perl
12 2 (1.48%) C
12 2 (1.48%) C++
12 2 (1.48%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.74%) Groovy
13 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.44%) MCSA
4 6 (4.44%) MCSE
5 2 (1.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) CEH
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.74%) MCTS
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.59%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (11.11%) XenApp
5 13 (9.63%) vSphere
6 9 (6.67%) Docker
6 9 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (5.19%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (19.26%) SCCM
2 20 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (12.59%) Puppet
4 11 (8.15%) Ansible
4 11 (8.15%) Terraform
5 7 (5.19%) SCOM
5 7 (5.19%) WSUS
6 6 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.96%) SmoothWall
9 3 (2.22%) HP SIM
9 3 (2.22%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.22%) logstash
9 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.22%) Packer
10 2 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (43.70%) Microsoft
2 49 (36.30%) VMware
3 25 (18.52%) Citrix
4 18 (13.33%) Cisco
5 11 (8.15%) HP
5 11 (8.15%) McAfee
6 8 (5.93%) Oracle
7 7 (5.19%) Splunk
8 6 (4.44%) Altiris
8 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.70%) Avaya
9 5 (3.70%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.70%) Symantec
10 4 (2.96%) Capita
10 4 (2.96%) IBM
10 4 (2.96%) Rackspace
11 3 (2.22%) Ab Initio
11 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
11 3 (2.22%) Lotus
11 3 (2.22%) Veritas