Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 79 108
Rank change year-on-year +15 +29 0
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,973 3,209 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 3.10% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.37% 6.97% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,923 2,132 1,518
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +8.97%
10th Percentile £301 £288 £280
90th Percentile £625 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 70 49
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -1.71% +21.99%
10th Percentile £19.08 £22.30 £15.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.58 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.69 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.95% +28.27% -9.72%

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 35,521 46,070 42,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 44.53% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,621 32,344 29,216
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 698 790
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.25 £15.98
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.11% +4.36% +8.00%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 17 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 23 October 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
England +13 2,703 £450 - 858
UK excluding London +17 1,774 £425 +3.03% 621
London +12 1,136 £488 -1.52% 303
South East +19 588 £450 +7.14% 165
North of England +31 331 £410 +2.50% 127
South West -11 280 £425 - 102
Midlands +26 223 £450 +12.50% 107
North West +31 171 £400 +6.67% 58
West Midlands +45 167 £459 +7.94% 66
Scotland +9 136 £425 +6.25% 47
East of England -4 132 £400 -4.76% 59
Yorkshire +9 120 £410 +2.50% 47
Wales +44 77 £500 +2.56% 15
East Midlands 0 56 £330 -17.50% 40
North East +19 40 £425 +16.44% 22
Northern Ireland +6 5 £195 -62.86% 4
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1,676 (56.37%) Windows
2 1,265 (42.55%) Azure
3 1,151 (38.72%) Microsoft
4 1,080 (36.33%) Active Directory
5 829 (27.88%) DevOps
6 798 (26.84%) SQL
7 746 (25.09%) Windows Server
8 673 (22.64%) VMware
9 670 (22.54%) Office 365
10 602 (20.25%) Linux
11 599 (20.15%) SQL Server
12 574 (19.31%) SCCM
13 560 (18.84%) Python
14 559 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
15 496 (16.68%) Security Cleared
16 477 (16.04%) Finance
17 470 (15.81%) Migration
18 452 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
19 449 (15.10%) AWS
20 445 (14.97%) Windows 10
21 414 (13.93%) DNS
22 413 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 399 (13.42%) C#
24 368 (12.38%) .NET
25 357 (12.01%) ITIL
26 352 (11.84%) Ansible
27 338 (11.37%) Citrix
27 338 (11.37%) SC Cleared
28 336 (11.30%) Bash Shell
29 330 (11.10%) Windows Server 2012

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 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 182 (6.12%) Skype for Business
3 166 (5.58%) MS Exchange
4 155 (5.21%) IIS
5 85 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 79 (2.66%) Confluence
7 76 (2.56%) Apache
8 63 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 33 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 31 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.71%) JBoss
12 18 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (0.57%) nginx
13 17 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (0.47%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 139 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.10%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.067%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.034%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.034%) Houdini
9 1 (0.034%) Maya
9 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.20%) Magento
3 6 (0.20%) Misys Opics
4 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.13%) Relativity
5 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.034%) Eikon
7 1 (0.034%) Maximo
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.034%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.034%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,265 (42.55%) Azure
2 670 (22.54%) Office 365
3 449 (15.10%) AWS
4 244 (8.21%) PaaS
5 230 (7.74%) IaaS
6 226 (7.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 212 (7.13%) Power Platform
8 119 (4.00%) SaaS
9 110 (3.70%) GitHub
10 94 (3.16%) Serverless
11 86 (2.89%) GCP
12 69 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 58 (1.95%) OneDrive
14 57 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
15 48 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
15 48 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 47 (1.58%) OpenShift
17 45 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
18 44 (1.48%) PowerApps
19 38 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 414 (13.93%) DNS
2 303 (10.19%) Firewall
3 233 (7.84%) DHCP
4 178 (5.99%) Skype
5 166 (5.58%) SAN
6 140 (4.71%) TCP/IP
7 118 (3.97%) VPN
8 72 (2.42%) NAS
9 68 (2.29%) Internet
10 67 (2.25%) WAN
11 60 (2.02%) Network Security
12 57 (1.92%) HTTP
13 54 (1.82%) VLAN
14 48 (1.61%) LAN
15 44 (1.48%) NetScaler
16 40 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
17 29 (0.98%) SMTP
18 27 (0.91%) SNMP
19 23 (0.77%) FTP
20 22 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 599 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 179 (6.02%) Power BI
3 170 (5.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 121 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
5 84 (2.83%) MySQL
6 79 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
7 76 (2.56%) Data Lake
7 76 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 74 (2.49%) Big Data
9 71 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (2.29%) Relational Database
11 59 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
12 56 (1.88%) Oracle Database
13 53 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 52 (1.75%) SQL Server 2017
15 46 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
16 45 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 42 (1.41%) MongoDB
18 40 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
19 35 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 267 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 227 (7.64%) Jenkins
3 208 (7.00%) Visual Studio
4 207 (6.96%) Visual Studio Team System
5 133 (4.47%) JIRA
6 127 (4.27%) MSI
7 117 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 106 (3.57%) TeamCity
9 91 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 37 (1.24%) InstallShield
11 36 (1.21%) Bitbucket
12 35 (1.18%) Selenium
13 32 (1.08%) Subversion
14 29 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (0.91%) MSTest
15 27 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
15 27 (0.91%) Visual Studio Code
16 25 (0.84%) MSBuild
17 23 (0.77%) AdminStudio
17 23 (0.77%) Maven
General
1 477 (16.04%) Finance
2 158 (5.31%) Banking
3 129 (4.34%) Public Sector
4 49 (1.65%) Retail
5 35 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 34 (1.14%) Law
6 34 (1.14%) Publishing
7 26 (0.87%) Back Office
7 26 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.77%) Front Office
8 23 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 21 (0.71%) Marketing
10 19 (0.64%) Legal
11 11 (0.37%) Local Government
12 9 (0.30%) Advertising
12 9 (0.30%) Billing
12 9 (0.30%) Electronics
12 9 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 440 (14.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 341 (11.47%) Developer
3 338 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 320 (10.76%) Azure Engineer
5 231 (7.77%) Azure DevOps
6 206 (6.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 195 (6.56%) Analyst
8 178 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
9 170 (5.72%) Architect
10 145 (4.88%) Consultant
11 140 (4.71%) Administrator
12 131 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
13 106 (3.57%) Support Engineer
14 92 (3.09%) AWS Engineer
15 90 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 83 (2.79%) Applications Packager
17 80 (2.69%) DBA
17 80 (2.69%) PowerShell Engineer
18 79 (2.66%) Server Engineer
19 69 (2.32%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (12.38%) .NET
2 186 (6.26%) JSON
3 166 (5.58%) Web Services
4 106 (3.57%) XML
5 104 (3.50%) HTML
6 93 (3.13%) CSS
7 86 (2.89%) ASP.NET
8 83 (2.79%) LDAP
9 71 (2.39%) .NET Framework
10 66 (2.22%) AngularJS
11 61 (2.05%) REST
12 59 (1.98%) RESTful
13 53 (1.78%) Node.js
14 52 (1.75%) jQuery
15 51 (1.72%) SOAP
16 45 (1.51%) Middleware
17 37 (1.24%) SAML
18 35 (1.18%) React
19 34 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
20 33 (1.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 162 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (4.68%) Public Cloud
3 127 (4.27%) Clustering
4 124 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 116 (3.90%) Replication
6 88 (2.96%) PKI
7 72 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 68 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
9 57 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 53 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 44 (1.48%) Management Information System
12 38 (1.28%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
14 27 (0.91%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.74%) Blog
15 22 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 22 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 22 (0.74%) Thin Client
16 19 (0.64%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,676 (56.37%) Windows
2 746 (25.09%) Windows Server
3 602 (20.25%) Linux
4 445 (14.97%) Windows 10
5 330 (11.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 324 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 224 (7.53%) Windows 7
8 124 (4.17%) Unix
9 106 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 76 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (1.88%) CentOS
12 45 (1.51%) Apple iOS
13 32 (1.08%) VMS
14 28 (0.94%) Android
15 21 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 21 (0.71%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.61%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.37%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.34%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (27.88%) DevOps
2 559 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
3 470 (15.81%) Migration
4 413 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 357 (12.01%) ITIL
6 207 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
7 202 (6.79%) Test Automation
8 199 (6.69%) Infrastructure as Code
9 194 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
10 191 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 184 (6.19%) Configuration Management
12 174 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
13 154 (5.18%) Analytics
13 154 (5.18%) Scrum
14 138 (4.64%) Application Packaging
15 125 (4.20%) Change Management
16 123 (4.14%) Task Automation
17 102 (3.43%) Service Delivery
18 100 (3.36%) Continuous Delivery
19 99 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 798 (26.84%) SQL
2 560 (18.84%) Python
3 399 (13.42%) C#
4 336 (11.30%) Bash Shell
5 211 (7.10%) JavaScript
6 209 (7.03%) Java
7 140 (4.71%) VBScript
8 116 (3.90%) Perl
9 110 (3.70%) T-SQL
10 109 (3.67%) Shell Script
11 101 (3.40%) VB
12 75 (2.52%) Ruby
13 56 (1.88%) C
14 55 (1.85%) PHP
15 44 (1.48%) C++
16 36 (1.21%) VBA
17 24 (0.81%) Go
17 24 (0.81%) VB.NET
18 20 (0.67%) TypeScript
19 19 (0.64%) Korn
Qualifications
1 496 (16.68%) Security Cleared
2 338 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 166 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (4.91%) DV Cleared
5 134 (4.51%) Degree
6 100 (3.36%) MCSE
7 73 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (2.09%) MCSA
9 43 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
11 38 (1.28%) CCNA
12 35 (1.18%) CCNP
13 32 (1.08%) CCA
14 31 (1.04%) MCP
15 30 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (0.81%) CISSP
16 24 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (0.44%) CCENT
17 13 (0.44%) GCFA
17 13 (0.44%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.46%) QA
2 83 (2.79%) SLA
3 31 (1.04%) GDPR
4 25 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.44%) NCSC
6 12 (0.40%) NIST
6 12 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.24%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
11 3 (0.10%) COBIT
11 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.067%) PMO
13 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.034%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.034%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1,080 (36.33%) Active Directory
2 452 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 223 (7.50%) Docker
5 164 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 156 (5.25%) XenApp
7 153 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
8 152 (5.11%) vSphere
9 126 (4.24%) XenDesktop
10 124 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (1.08%) VMware NSX
13 29 (0.98%) DFS Replication
14 28 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
15 27 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
16 25 (0.84%) BitLocker
16 25 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
17 19 (0.64%) Firmware
18 18 (0.61%) LXC
19 16 (0.54%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 574 (19.31%) SCCM
2 352 (11.84%) Ansible
3 237 (7.97%) Terraform
4 222 (7.47%) Puppet
5 186 (6.26%) Kubernetes
6 180 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
7 131 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 103 (3.46%) SCOM
9 87 (2.93%) Single Sign-On
10 71 (2.39%) WSUS
11 64 (2.15%) vCenter Server
12 55 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
13 38 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 36 (1.21%) Packer
15 31 (1.04%) Grafana
16 29 (0.98%) Perfmon
17 28 (0.94%) NetBackup
17 28 (0.94%) Salt
17 28 (0.94%) SCVMM
18 27 (0.91%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,151 (38.72%) Microsoft
2 673 (22.64%) VMware
3 338 (11.37%) Citrix
4 210 (7.06%) Cisco
5 188 (6.32%) Oracle
6 132 (4.44%) HP
7 81 (2.72%) Red Hat
8 76 (2.56%) Splunk
9 75 (2.52%) Tableau
10 71 (2.39%) NetApp
11 65 (2.19%) McAfee
11 65 (2.19%) ServiceNow
12 63 (2.12%) Dell
13 61 (2.05%) Ivanti
14 60 (2.02%) Google
15 53 (1.78%) IBM
16 51 (1.72%) EMC
16 51 (1.72%) Symantec
17 49 (1.65%) Atlassian
17 49 (1.65%) Databricks