Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 October 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.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 105 122
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 +38
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2348 2373 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.25% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.64% 5.61% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1504 1543 1366
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +0.65% +3.33%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £263
90th Percentile £571 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £369
% change year-on-year +11.43% -5.08% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 43
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £35.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.42% +49.47% -3.06%
10th Percentile £15.50 £19.50 £17.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £50.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% +44.00% -3.08%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41664 42293 43550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28946 29067 29450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 896 986
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.54%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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
England +8 2153 £425 +6.25% 216
UK excluding London +11 1294 £390 +11.43% 121
London +2 1031 £450 +5.88% 102
South East +5 439 £400 +6.67% 44
Midlands +74 216 £375 +10.29% 20
North of England -26 216 £375 +10.29% 28
Scotland -12 166 £400 +17.65% 6
East of England +38 139 £425 +13.33% 15
North West +51 128 £400 +14.29% 11
West Midlands +64 127 £425 +25.00% 15
South West -3 109 £403 +23.85% 7
East Midlands +30 88 £320 -14.67% 5
Yorkshire -20 65 £375 -5.06% 14
North East -42 23 £333 +0.76% 3
Wales +10 12 £400 +20.75%
Northern Ireland -46 7 £83 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1481 (63.07%) Windows
2 955 (40.67%) Microsoft
3 849 (36.16%) Active Directory
4 697 (29.68%) Windows Server
5 663 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 617 (26.28%) VMware
7 545 (23.21%) SQL
8 511 (21.76%) SQL Server
8 511 (21.76%) DevOps
9 474 (20.19%) Office 365
10 439 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 427 (18.19%) Finance
12 426 (18.14%) Linux
13 403 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
14 395 (16.82%) .NET
15 372 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
16 362 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 346 (14.74%) C#
18 343 (14.61%) SCCM
19 337 (14.35%) Migration
20 305 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
21 300 (12.78%) SharePoint
22 279 (11.88%) Security Cleared
23 278 (11.84%) Python
23 278 (11.84%) ITIL
24 267 (11.37%) DNS
24 267 (11.37%) Citrix
25 247 (10.52%) Ansible
26 245 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
27 232 (9.88%) VBScript

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 300 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 232 (9.88%) IIS
3 214 (9.11%) MS Exchange
4 182 (7.75%) Skype for Business
5 133 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (4.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 94 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 71 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 66 (2.81%) Confluence
10 49 (2.09%) OpenStack
11 41 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 40 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
13 39 (1.66%) Apache
14 34 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
15 33 (1.41%) Tomcat
16 30 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
16 30 (1.28%) CMS
17 28 (1.19%) JBoss
18 19 (0.81%) SAS
18 19 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 87 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.64%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.043%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.043%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.085%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.085%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.043%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.043%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.043%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 663 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 474 (20.19%) Office 365
3 305 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
4 148 (6.30%) IaaS
5 129 (5.49%) PaaS
6 117 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 69 (2.94%) OneDrive
8 38 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (1.15%) SaaS
10 26 (1.11%) GitHub
11 20 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.72%) npm
13 16 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.51%) Yarn
15 9 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.38%) Serverless
15 9 (0.38%) Yammer
16 7 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 267 (11.37%) DNS
2 215 (9.16%) Firewall
3 167 (7.11%) DHCP
4 162 (6.90%) SAN
5 117 (4.98%) LDAP
6 114 (4.86%) Skype
7 104 (4.43%) TCP/IP
8 88 (3.75%) LAN
9 76 (3.24%) WAN
10 74 (3.15%) NetScaler
11 63 (2.68%) VPN
12 57 (2.43%) Kerberos
13 53 (2.26%) Internet
14 45 (1.92%) NAS
15 39 (1.66%) Wireless
16 38 (1.62%) SSL
17 35 (1.49%) Network Security
18 33 (1.41%) VSAN
19 29 (1.24%) VLAN
20 24 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 511 (21.76%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 87 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 58 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (1.92%) MySQL
9 38 (1.62%) Relational Database
10 37 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 34 (1.45%) Power BI
12 31 (1.32%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.06%) Big Data
14 24 (1.02%) NoSQL
15 23 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
16 19 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 19 (0.81%) Oracle Database
17 17 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 221 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 209 (8.90%) TeamCity
3 205 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 186 (7.92%) Jenkins
5 172 (7.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 108 (4.60%) Visual Studio
7 91 (3.88%) JIRA
8 78 (3.32%) MSI
9 66 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 64 (2.73%) MSBuild
11 56 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 40 (1.70%) Ant
13 39 (1.66%) Subversion
14 36 (1.53%) NuGet
15 27 (1.15%) Maven
16 26 (1.11%) Selenium
17 24 (1.02%) NUnit
18 23 (0.98%) SpecFlow
18 23 (0.98%) Vagrant
19 21 (0.89%) Gradle
General
1 427 (18.19%) Finance
2 205 (8.73%) Banking
3 55 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 48 (2.04%) Retail
5 46 (1.96%) Publishing
6 37 (1.58%) Legal
7 28 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.06%) Law
9 23 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.98%) Marketing
10 19 (0.81%) Advertising
10 19 (0.81%) Electronics
11 11 (0.47%) Local Government
12 10 (0.43%) Front Office
12 10 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.30%) Back Office
13 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.26%) Retail Finance
15 4 (0.17%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 285 (12.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 284 (12.10%) Developer
3 234 (9.97%) Consultant
4 213 (9.07%) Analyst
5 181 (7.71%) Windows Engineer
6 162 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 150 (6.39%) Administrator
8 128 (5.45%) Azure Engineer
9 124 (5.28%) PowerShell Engineer
10 109 (4.64%) Architect
11 76 (3.24%) Azure DevOps
12 72 (3.07%) C# Developer
13 70 (2.98%) VMware Engineer
14 66 (2.81%) Support Analyst
15 63 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
15 63 (2.68%) Windows DevOps Engineer
16 62 (2.64%) DBA
17 60 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
18 58 (2.47%) .NET Developer
18 58 (2.47%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (16.82%) .NET
2 160 (6.81%) Web Services
3 133 (5.66%) XML
4 126 (5.37%) HTML
5 86 (3.66%) .NET Framework
6 85 (3.62%) REST
7 82 (3.49%) ASP.NET
8 76 (3.24%) CSS
9 63 (2.68%) AngularJS
9 63 (2.68%) JSON
10 61 (2.60%) RESTful
11 57 (2.43%) WCF
12 47 (2.00%) Middleware
13 42 (1.79%) jQuery
14 41 (1.75%) Entity Framework
15 40 (1.70%) React
16 39 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (1.49%) WPF
18 32 (1.36%) Node.js
18 32 (1.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.20%) Data Centre
2 109 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.24%) Clustering
4 69 (2.94%) Replication
5 65 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 47 (2.00%) PKI
8 33 (1.41%) User Experience
9 31 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.02%) Fintech
13 23 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 22 (0.94%) CESG
14 22 (0.94%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.89%) Blackberry
16 19 (0.81%) Fat Client
16 19 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1481 (63.07%) Windows
2 697 (29.68%) Windows Server
3 439 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 426 (18.14%) Linux
5 372 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 209 (8.90%) Windows 10
7 183 (7.79%) Windows 7
8 181 (7.71%) Unix
9 122 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 118 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (1.66%) VMS
12 38 (1.62%) CentOS
13 32 (1.36%) Android
14 31 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 24 (1.02%) Solaris
16 18 (0.77%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.72%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.72%) Windows XP
18 15 (0.64%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (21.76%) DevOps
2 403 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (14.35%) Migration
4 278 (11.84%) ITIL
5 226 (9.63%) Configuration Management
6 198 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
7 137 (5.83%) Scrum
8 126 (5.37%) Task Automation
9 102 (4.34%) Test Automation
10 101 (4.30%) Release Management
11 98 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 83 (3.53%) Workflow
14 79 (3.36%) Project Management
15 78 (3.32%) Change Management
16 77 (3.28%) Continuous Delivery
17 70 (2.98%) Application Packaging
17 70 (2.98%) E-Commerce
17 70 (2.98%) Open Source
18 66 (2.81%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 545 (23.21%) SQL
2 346 (14.74%) C#
3 278 (11.84%) Python
4 232 (9.88%) VBScript
5 197 (8.39%) JavaScript
6 168 (7.16%) Bash Shell
7 157 (6.69%) Java
8 134 (5.71%) Perl
9 110 (4.68%) T-SQL
10 99 (4.22%) VB
11 85 (3.62%) Ruby
12 57 (2.43%) Shell Script
13 47 (2.00%) PHP
14 39 (1.66%) VBA
15 32 (1.36%) VB.NET
16 27 (1.15%) C++
17 25 (1.06%) C
18 19 (0.81%) PL/SQL
19 17 (0.72%) Korn
20 16 (0.68%) AWK
Qualifications
1 279 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 191 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 178 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (4.90%) MCSE
5 113 (4.81%) Degree
6 57 (2.43%) DV Cleared
7 46 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 39 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (1.66%) MCSA
9 36 (1.53%) MCITP
10 23 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.81%) CCNA
11 19 (0.81%) MCTS
12 15 (0.64%) CISSP
13 13 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (0.51%) CEH
14 12 (0.51%) MCP
15 10 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 9 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.36%) QA
2 31 (1.32%) SLA
3 15 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.38%) COBIT
7 8 (0.34%) GDPR
8 6 (0.26%) PMO
9 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.17%) MiFID
10 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.085%) GCP
12 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 849 (36.16%) Active Directory
2 362 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 164 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 136 (5.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 108 (4.60%) vSphere
7 103 (4.39%) XenApp
8 97 (4.13%) Docker
9 92 (3.92%) XenDesktop
10 55 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (1.66%) XenServer
12 35 (1.49%) vCloud
13 34 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
14 33 (1.41%) BitLocker
15 18 (0.77%) VirtualBox
16 17 (0.72%) VMware NSX
17 15 (0.64%) DFS Replication
18 13 (0.55%) Terminal Services
19 12 (0.51%) NFS
20 10 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 343 (14.61%) SCCM
2 247 (10.52%) Ansible
3 245 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
4 208 (8.86%) Puppet
5 154 (6.56%) SCOM
6 68 (2.90%) WSUS
7 65 (2.77%) Terraform
8 63 (2.68%) vCenter Server
9 53 (2.26%) NetBackup
10 50 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 44 (1.87%) WMI
12 43 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
13 40 (1.70%) PowerCLI
14 38 (1.62%) Nagios
15 37 (1.58%) AirWatch
16 31 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
17 28 (1.19%) Salt
17 28 (1.19%) vRealize
18 24 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
18 24 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 955 (40.67%) Microsoft
2 617 (26.28%) VMware
3 267 (11.37%) Citrix
4 151 (6.43%) Oracle
5 138 (5.88%) HP
6 122 (5.20%) Cisco
6 122 (5.20%) Symantec
7 93 (3.96%) Red Hat
8 79 (3.36%) McAfee
9 78 (3.32%) ServiceNow
10 74 (3.15%) Splunk
11 63 (2.68%) NetApp
12 58 (2.47%) Dell
12 58 (2.47%) IBM
13 50 (2.13%) Atlassian
14 47 (2.00%) EMC
15 42 (1.79%) CyberArk
16 41 (1.75%) Altiris
17 38 (1.62%) Veritas
18 36 (1.53%) SolarWinds