Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 70 90
Rank change year-on-year +8 +20 +17
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,213 3,309 2,753
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.65% 3.42% 2.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.02% 7.92% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,471 2,271 1,819
Median daily rate £450 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £310 £283
90th Percentile £575 £588 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 91 61
Median hourly rate £40.57 £39.32 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -5.25% -1.19%
10th Percentile £16.47 £16.50 £19.16
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -29.33%

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 24,544 41,755 43,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.52% 43.13% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,557 29,136 30,316
Median daily rate £480 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 694 780
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.55 £16.29
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.35
Median hourly rate £39.77 £42.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.70% +6.56% -

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 18 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 9 April 2020. 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 +7 1,979 £450 -2.70% 463
UK excluding London +16 1,367 £430 -4.44% 373
London +1 795 £475 -2.56% 128
South East -1 347 £474 +2.99% 104
North of England +78 313 £400 - 102
South West +5 254 £463 +2.78% 42
Scotland +19 177 £446 +4.82% 28
Midlands +16 168 £475 +5.56% 53
North West +65 139 £375 -2.60% 54
West Midlands +18 109 £513 +10.22% 37
Yorkshire +57 101 £425 +5.59% 25
East of England +16 94 £425 -5.56% 33
North East +52 73 £375 -6.25% 23
East Midlands +25 58 £310 -17.33% 16
Work from Home -16 48 £478 -8.17% 30
Wales -13 17 £400 -15.79% 14
Northern Ireland +15 2 £450 +2.86%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 1,226 (55.40%) Windows
2 998 (45.10%) Azure
3 882 (39.86%) Microsoft
4 810 (36.60%) Active Directory
5 673 (30.41%) DevOps
6 620 (28.02%) Windows Server
7 542 (24.49%) VMware
8 528 (23.86%) SQL
9 474 (21.42%) Security Cleared
10 422 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
11 388 (17.53%) SC Cleared
12 378 (17.08%) Linux
13 375 (16.95%) Office 365
14 372 (16.81%) SQL Server
15 360 (16.27%) Python
16 359 (16.22%) SCCM
17 354 (16.00%) Migration
18 324 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 310 (14.01%) Windows 10
20 297 (13.42%) DNS
21 288 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 287 (12.97%) Finance
23 285 (12.88%) Bash Shell
24 284 (12.83%) AWS
25 279 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
26 276 (12.47%) ITIL
27 264 (11.93%) .NET
28 248 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
29 241 (10.89%) C#
29 241 (10.89%) Terraform

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
1 197 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 125 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 97 (4.38%) Skype for Business
4 94 (4.25%) IIS
5 57 (2.58%) Confluence
5 57 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 32 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
8 17 (0.77%) Apache
9 16 (0.72%) IBM Domino
10 15 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.45%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.45%) CMS
13 9 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.41%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 136 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.045%) Houdini
8 1 (0.045%) Maya
8 1 (0.045%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.045%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.090%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.090%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.090%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.045%) Actimize
4 1 (0.045%) assyst
4 1 (0.045%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.045%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 998 (45.10%) Azure
2 375 (16.95%) Office 365
3 284 (12.83%) AWS
4 201 (9.08%) Power Platform
5 200 (9.04%) IaaS
6 188 (8.50%) PaaS
7 187 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 76 (3.43%) OneDrive
9 68 (3.07%) GitHub
10 64 (2.89%) SaaS
11 57 (2.58%) GCP
12 53 (2.39%) PowerApps
13 49 (2.21%) Serverless
14 45 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
15 28 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
16 25 (1.13%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.95%) G Suite
18 19 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
18 19 (0.86%) Azure Functions
19 18 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 297 (13.42%) DNS
2 224 (10.12%) DHCP
3 139 (6.28%) Firewall
4 103 (4.65%) Skype
5 99 (4.47%) SAN
6 86 (3.89%) TCP/IP
7 62 (2.80%) VPN
7 62 (2.80%) WAN
8 58 (2.62%) LAN
9 43 (1.94%) NetScaler
10 35 (1.58%) HTTP
11 32 (1.45%) Internet
11 32 (1.45%) SSL
12 29 (1.31%) Network Security
13 27 (1.22%) Kerberos
13 27 (1.22%) VSAN
14 25 (1.13%) VLAN
15 21 (0.95%) NAS
15 21 (0.95%) SMTP
16 19 (0.86%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 158 (7.14%) Power BI
3 115 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (3.25%) Data Lake
5 65 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (2.58%) MySQL
7 55 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 53 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (1.72%) HDInsight
12 36 (1.63%) Big Data
12 36 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 35 (1.58%) NoSQL
13 35 (1.58%) Relational Database
14 31 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 27 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
17 23 (1.04%) QlikView
18 19 (0.86%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 212 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 151 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 114 (5.15%) JIRA
4 98 (4.43%) Visual Studio
5 97 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 94 (4.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 92 (4.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 85 (3.84%) MSI
9 80 (3.62%) TeamCity
10 69 (3.12%) Bitbucket
11 36 (1.63%) Selenium
12 30 (1.36%) GitLab
12 30 (1.36%) Subversion
13 25 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
14 22 (0.99%) AdminStudio
15 21 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 18 (0.81%) Maven
17 17 (0.77%) InstallShield
17 17 (0.77%) MSBuild
18 16 (0.72%) Postman
General
1 287 (12.97%) Finance
2 109 (4.93%) Public Sector
3 90 (4.07%) Banking
4 38 (1.72%) Retail
5 23 (1.04%) Law
6 20 (0.90%) Legal
7 16 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 16 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 14 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.36%) Back Office
10 7 (0.32%) Games
10 7 (0.32%) Local Government
11 6 (0.27%) Electronics
11 6 (0.27%) Marketing
11 6 (0.27%) Publishing
12 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.18%) Front Office
13 4 (0.18%) Military
13 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 327 (14.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 258 (11.66%) Developer
3 223 (10.08%) Azure Engineer
3 223 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 160 (7.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 158 (7.14%) Consultant
6 135 (6.10%) Architect
7 121 (5.47%) Azure DevOps
8 112 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
9 94 (4.25%) Analyst
10 86 (3.89%) PowerShell Engineer
11 78 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
12 74 (3.34%) Administrator
13 71 (3.21%) Support Engineer
14 70 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
15 69 (3.12%) Server Engineer
16 62 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
17 60 (2.71%) Applications Packager
18 58 (2.62%) .NET Developer
19 56 (2.53%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (11.93%) .NET
2 109 (4.93%) XML
3 82 (3.71%) JSON
4 79 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 74 (3.34%) LDAP
6 71 (3.21%) HTML
7 68 (3.07%) Web Services
8 66 (2.98%) Node.js
9 64 (2.89%) REST
10 63 (2.85%) AngularJS
11 56 (2.53%) CSS
12 47 (2.12%) SOAP
13 44 (1.99%) .NET Core
13 44 (1.99%) .NET Framework
14 41 (1.85%) SAML
15 39 (1.76%) OpenID
15 39 (1.76%) React
16 29 (1.31%) OAuth
17 26 (1.17%) YAML
18 25 (1.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 152 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 83 (3.75%) PKI
4 68 (3.07%) Public Cloud
5 55 (2.49%) Replication
6 51 (2.30%) Clustering
7 50 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
8 48 (2.17%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.63%) Cloud Native
10 34 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
11 27 (1.22%) Private Cloud
12 25 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 24 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
15 22 (0.99%) NHS
16 18 (0.81%) Hedge funds
17 17 (0.77%) Virtual Team
18 15 (0.68%) User Experience
19 13 (0.59%) Client/Server
20 11 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,226 (55.40%) Windows
2 620 (28.02%) Windows Server
3 378 (17.08%) Linux
4 310 (14.01%) Windows 10
5 279 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 191 (8.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 187 (8.45%) Windows 7
9 87 (3.93%) Unix
10 76 (3.43%) Windows Server 2019
11 68 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 47 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.54%) Ubuntu
14 26 (1.17%) CentOS
15 22 (0.99%) VMS
16 20 (0.90%) Apple iOS
17 19 (0.86%) Android
18 16 (0.72%) Windows 8
19 15 (0.68%) Windows XP
20 12 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (30.41%) DevOps
2 422 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (16.00%) Migration
4 288 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 276 (12.47%) ITIL
6 183 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
7 182 (8.22%) Test Automation
8 180 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
9 179 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
10 174 (7.86%) Infrastructure as Code
11 143 (6.46%) Configuration Management
12 133 (6.01%) Scrum
13 129 (5.83%) Deployment Automation
14 120 (5.42%) Analytics
15 109 (4.93%) Application Packaging
16 85 (3.84%) High Availability
17 83 (3.75%) Continuous Delivery
18 82 (3.71%) Change Management
19 80 (3.62%) Microservices
20 78 (3.52%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 528 (23.86%) SQL
2 360 (16.27%) Python
3 285 (12.88%) Bash Shell
4 241 (10.89%) C#
5 154 (6.96%) Java
6 133 (6.01%) JavaScript
7 100 (4.52%) VB
8 86 (3.89%) VBScript
9 83 (3.75%) T-SQL
10 67 (3.03%) Perl
11 63 (2.85%) Ruby
12 51 (2.30%) Shell Script
13 40 (1.81%) C
14 34 (1.54%) PHP
15 30 (1.36%) VBA
16 29 (1.31%) C++
17 17 (0.77%) Go
18 16 (0.72%) TypeScript
19 15 (0.68%) Korn
20 14 (0.63%) REXX
Qualifications
1 474 (21.42%) Security Cleared
2 388 (17.53%) SC Cleared
3 129 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 120 (5.42%) DV Cleared
5 65 (2.94%) MCSE
6 59 (2.67%) Degree
7 56 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 51 (2.30%) MCSA
9 41 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
11 25 (1.13%) CCA
12 22 (0.99%) CCNA
13 20 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.77%) CCNP
14 17 (0.77%) MCITP
15 13 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (0.54%) CISSP
16 12 (0.54%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.62%) SLA
2 55 (2.49%) QA
3 17 (0.77%) GDPR
4 13 (0.59%) NIST
5 12 (0.54%) NCSC
6 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.14%) AICPA
11 3 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.090%) GxP
12 2 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.090%) JSP 440
System Software
1 810 (36.60%) Active Directory
2 324 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (9.85%) Docker
4 140 (6.33%) vSphere
5 139 (6.28%) Hyper-V
6 127 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 121 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
8 89 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
9 87 (3.93%) XenApp
10 57 (2.58%) VMware NSX
11 53 (2.39%) XenDesktop
12 32 (1.45%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.68%) NFS
14 14 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 12 (0.54%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 12 (0.54%) Firmware
17 11 (0.50%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 359 (16.22%) SCCM
2 241 (10.89%) Terraform
3 239 (10.80%) Ansible
4 201 (9.08%) Kubernetes
5 155 (7.00%) Puppet
6 95 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
6 95 (4.29%) PowerCLI
7 73 (3.30%) SCOM
8 59 (2.67%) vCenter Server
9 57 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
10 55 (2.49%) vRealize
11 52 (2.35%) WSUS
12 33 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
13 31 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 30 (1.36%) Packer
15 28 (1.27%) Grafana
16 24 (1.08%) Nagios
17 21 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
17 21 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
18 20 (0.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 882 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 542 (24.49%) VMware
3 203 (9.17%) Citrix
4 112 (5.06%) Cisco
5 106 (4.79%) Oracle
6 104 (4.70%) HP
7 79 (3.57%) Splunk
8 77 (3.48%) NetApp
9 57 (2.58%) Red Hat
10 56 (2.53%) McAfee
10 56 (2.53%) Tableau
11 53 (2.39%) Symantec
12 49 (2.21%) Dell
13 41 (1.85%) Google
14 39 (1.76%) IBM
15 38 (1.72%) Atlassian
16 37 (1.67%) Veeam
17 36 (1.63%) ServiceNow
18 32 (1.45%) EMC
19 27 (1.22%) Ivanti