Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 August 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 26 31
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 12 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.32% 3.04% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.60% 8.75% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £360 £245 £266
90th Percentile £390 £373 £434
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 125 80 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 44.96% 34.78% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 52 68
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% -17.24%
10th Percentile £272 £298 £199
90th Percentile £422 £446 £377
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £32.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.38% -3.03% +106.25%
10th Percentile £17.71 £28.90 £30.55
90th Percentile £37.85 £36.70 £35.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.54% +30.00% -3.85%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Staffordshire

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Staffordshire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent -2 5 £373 +14.62% 1
Tamworth +4 1 £375 +2.74%
PowerShell
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (91.67%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 10 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) MySQL
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 10 (83.33%) Clustering
2 10 (83.33%) Riak
3 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (66.67%) QA
4 7 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (50.00%) High Availability
5 6 (50.00%) Change Data Capture
5 6 (50.00%) Replication
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Database Security
7 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (33.33%) Internet
8 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (8.33%) JSON
8 1 (8.33%) IaaS
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) MySQL
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 10 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (83.33%) Riak
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) DBA
2 10 (83.33%) Production DBA
3 6 (50.00%) Administrator
3 6 (50.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Production DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Clustering
2 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (50.00%) Change Data Capture
3 6 (50.00%) High Availability
4 5 (41.67%) Database Security
5 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) VMware