Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 107 96
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11 +28
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 3,042 2,194 2,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.95% 2.27% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% 5.41% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,089 1,444 1,681
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £280
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 40 50
UK median hourly rate £41.90 £43.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +20.83% +38.46%
10th Percentile £22.42 £16.55 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% +12.50% +38.46%

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 45,596 40,534 42,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.25% 42.02% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,996 27,868 29,283
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £279
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 780 907
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.00 £13.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.47% +8.00% +4.17%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 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
England +22 2,737 £425 - 632
UK excluding London +28 1,742 £400 +3.23% 402
London +21 1,258 £475 +5.56% 268
South East +31 531 £413 +3.13% 115
North of England +47 336 £365 -2.78% 86
Midlands +16 282 £400 +6.67% 58
Scotland -12 217 £400 +2.56% 30
South West +31 202 £380 +16.92% 53
West Midlands +9 160 £388 -3.13% 34
North West +8 133 £369 -1.73% 35
Yorkshire +58 132 £400 +6.67% 42
East of England +10 129 £375 -16.67% 51
East Midlands +19 122 £400 +25.00% 24
North East +27 71 £345 -11.54% 9
Wales +24 54 £463 +15.63% 8
Northern Ireland +20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1,741 (57.23%) Windows
2 1,288 (42.34%) Microsoft
3 1,055 (34.68%) Active Directory
4 1,026 (33.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 759 (24.95%) Windows Server
6 698 (22.95%) SQL
7 673 (22.12%) SQL Server
8 661 (21.73%) DevOps
9 649 (21.33%) VMware
10 618 (20.32%) Office 365
11 582 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
12 549 (18.05%) SCCM
13 534 (17.55%) Linux
14 519 (17.06%) Migration
15 514 (16.90%) Security Cleared
16 502 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
17 484 (15.91%) .NET
18 476 (15.65%) C#
19 455 (14.96%) Python
20 449 (14.76%) Finance
21 414 (13.61%) SC Cleared
22 411 (13.51%) SharePoint
23 402 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
24 375 (12.33%) Citrix
25 373 (12.26%) DNS
26 368 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
27 364 (11.97%) Ansible
28 356 (11.70%) Windows 10
28 356 (11.70%) ITIL
29 349 (11.47%) Jenkins

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
1 411 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 280 (9.20%) MS Exchange
3 251 (8.25%) IIS
4 201 (6.61%) Skype for Business
5 155 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 152 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 86 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 75 (2.47%) Confluence
9 65 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
10 62 (2.04%) Apache
11 59 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 47 (1.55%) Tomcat
13 46 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
13 46 (1.51%) OpenStack
14 31 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
15 28 (0.92%) CMS
15 28 (0.92%) WebSphere
16 26 (0.85%) nginx
17 24 (0.79%) JBoss
18 23 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 146 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.48%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.16%) Windchill
9 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.033%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.033%) HipChat
11 1 (0.033%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 28 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.13%) Endur
4 3 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.099%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.066%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 2 (0.066%) assyst
5 2 (0.066%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.066%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.066%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.066%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (0.066%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.066%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.066%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.033%) Kondor
6 1 (0.033%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.033%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.033%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,026 (33.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 618 (20.32%) Office 365
3 502 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
4 192 (6.31%) IaaS
5 163 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 156 (5.13%) PaaS
7 114 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 104 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
9 85 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 66 (2.17%) SaaS
11 64 (2.10%) Serverless
12 62 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
13 60 (1.97%) Amazon S3
14 59 (1.94%) OneDrive
15 47 (1.55%) GitHub
16 43 (1.41%) Datadog
17 36 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
18 33 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
19 32 (1.05%) Yammer
20 31 (1.02%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 373 (12.26%) DNS
2 265 (8.71%) Firewall
3 255 (8.38%) DHCP
4 160 (5.26%) SAN
4 160 (5.26%) Skype
5 105 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 102 (3.35%) VPN
7 89 (2.93%) Internet
8 85 (2.79%) LAN
9 78 (2.56%) WAN
10 70 (2.30%) NetScaler
11 58 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
12 44 (1.45%) VLAN
13 42 (1.38%) NAS
13 42 (1.38%) Network Security
14 36 (1.18%) VoIP
15 35 (1.15%) HTTP
16 34 (1.12%) Wireless
17 30 (0.99%) iSCSI
18 29 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 673 (22.12%) SQL Server
2 121 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 103 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (2.86%) Big Data
5 77 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 69 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 67 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 65 (2.14%) Hadoop
9 60 (1.97%) Power BI
10 58 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
11 56 (1.84%) MySQL
12 54 (1.78%) MongoDB
13 53 (1.74%) NoSQL
14 51 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
15 44 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 44 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 43 (1.41%) Oracle Database
17 42 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
18 41 (1.35%) RDBMS
19 40 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 349 (11.47%) Jenkins
2 267 (8.78%) Git (software)
3 254 (8.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 191 (6.28%) Visual Studio
5 181 (5.95%) TeamCity
6 164 (5.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 121 (3.98%) JIRA
7 121 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 116 (3.81%) MSI
9 61 (2.01%) MSBuild
10 56 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 52 (1.71%) Subversion
12 50 (1.64%) Bitbucket
13 43 (1.41%) Selenium
14 42 (1.38%) Maven
14 42 (1.38%) NUnit
15 36 (1.18%) Ant
15 36 (1.18%) Artifactory
16 32 (1.05%) AdminStudio
17 29 (0.95%) InstallShield
General
1 449 (14.76%) Finance
2 144 (4.73%) Banking
3 61 (2.01%) Retail
4 43 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 41 (1.35%) Publishing
6 34 (1.12%) Law
7 27 (0.89%) Front Office
8 26 (0.85%) Marketing
9 22 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.62%) Electronics
10 19 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.62%) Legal
10 19 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 16 (0.53%) Back Office
12 15 (0.49%) Advertising
13 8 (0.26%) Games
14 7 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.23%) Japanese Language
14 7 (0.23%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 440 (14.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 369 (12.13%) Developer
3 295 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 232 (7.63%) Consultant
5 215 (7.07%) Azure Engineer
6 189 (6.21%) Analyst
7 164 (5.39%) Administrator
7 164 (5.39%) Architect
8 151 (4.96%) Windows Engineer
9 127 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
10 120 (3.94%) Support Engineer
11 114 (3.75%) SharePoint Developer
12 110 (3.62%) Azure DevOps
13 104 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
14 101 (3.32%) .NET Developer
15 98 (3.22%) PowerShell Engineer
16 96 (3.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 95 (3.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 93 (3.06%) C# Developer
19 87 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (15.91%) .NET
2 160 (5.26%) JSON
3 147 (4.83%) ASP.NET
3 147 (4.83%) Web Services
4 142 (4.67%) CSS
5 135 (4.44%) HTML
6 122 (4.01%) REST
7 117 (3.85%) XML
8 113 (3.71%) jQuery
9 84 (2.76%) .NET Framework
10 64 (2.10%) LDAP
11 61 (2.01%) AngularJS
11 61 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 54 (1.78%) Middleware
12 54 (1.78%) SAML
13 53 (1.74%) XSLT
14 49 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 47 (1.55%) RESTful
16 46 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
17 45 (1.48%) React
Miscellaneous
1 169 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 133 (4.37%) Clustering
3 121 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 95 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 86 (2.83%) PKI
7 74 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 53 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 45 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
9 45 (1.48%) Replication
10 44 (1.45%) Wiki
11 38 (1.25%) User Experience
12 27 (0.89%) Fat Client
12 27 (0.89%) Thin Client
13 26 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 24 (0.79%) Fintech
14 24 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
15 23 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 22 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,741 (57.23%) Windows
2 759 (24.95%) Windows Server
3 534 (17.55%) Linux
4 368 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 356 (11.70%) Windows 10
6 318 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 249 (8.19%) Windows 7
8 165 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 160 (5.26%) Unix
10 77 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (2.24%) CentOS
12 51 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 36 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 35 (1.15%) Windows 8
15 34 (1.12%) Android
16 31 (1.02%) Mac OS
17 27 (0.89%) Windows XP
18 25 (0.82%) Solaris
19 24 (0.79%) Debian
20 18 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (21.73%) DevOps
2 582 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
3 519 (17.06%) Migration
4 356 (11.70%) ITIL
5 337 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 270 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
7 220 (7.23%) Configuration Management
8 208 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
9 199 (6.54%) Test Automation
10 175 (5.75%) High Availability
11 165 (5.42%) Scrum
12 133 (4.37%) Deployment Automation
13 124 (4.08%) Application Packaging
13 124 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
14 120 (3.94%) Change Management
15 113 (3.71%) Workflow
16 111 (3.65%) Software Engineering
17 102 (3.35%) Analytics
18 100 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
19 96 (3.16%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 698 (22.95%) SQL
2 476 (15.65%) C#
3 455 (14.96%) Python
4 311 (10.22%) Bash Shell
5 279 (9.17%) JavaScript
6 211 (6.94%) VBScript
7 166 (5.46%) Java
8 148 (4.87%) VB
9 141 (4.64%) Perl
10 135 (4.44%) T-SQL
11 127 (4.17%) Ruby
12 118 (3.88%) Shell Script
13 81 (2.66%) C++
14 67 (2.20%) C
15 44 (1.45%) Korn
16 36 (1.18%) Groovy
17 28 (0.92%) VBA
18 20 (0.66%) PHP
19 18 (0.59%) Go
19 18 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 514 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 414 (13.61%) SC Cleared
3 202 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 163 (5.36%) Degree
5 117 (3.85%) MCSE
6 87 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 72 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 51 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (1.58%) MCSA
10 46 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 36 (1.18%) CCNA
12 32 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.05%) MCP
13 25 (0.82%) AWS Certification
14 22 (0.72%) CCNP
15 21 (0.69%) CISSP
16 20 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
17 17 (0.56%) CCA
17 17 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
18 16 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.17%) SLA
2 65 (2.14%) QA
3 58 (1.91%) GDPR
4 19 (0.62%) GCP
5 13 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.30%) WCAG
8 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.16%) TickIT
10 4 (0.13%) EMIR
10 4 (0.13%) MiFID
10 4 (0.13%) PMO
11 2 (0.066%) HL7
11 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.066%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.033%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.033%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1,055 (34.68%) Active Directory
2 402 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 226 (7.43%) Hyper-V
5 223 (7.33%) Docker
6 195 (6.41%) XenApp
7 177 (5.82%) XenDesktop
8 143 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
9 138 (4.54%) vSphere
10 89 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
11 86 (2.83%) XenServer
12 38 (1.25%) VMware NSX
13 33 (1.08%) HDFS
14 26 (0.85%) DFS Replication
15 24 (0.79%) BitLocker
15 24 (0.79%) Xen
16 23 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
16 23 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.72%) vCloud
18 15 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 549 (18.05%) SCCM
2 364 (11.97%) Ansible
3 314 (10.32%) Puppet
4 276 (9.07%) Opscode Chef
5 222 (7.30%) Terraform
6 132 (4.34%) SCOM
7 116 (3.81%) Kubernetes
8 97 (3.19%) WSUS
9 87 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 80 (2.63%) Nagios
11 75 (2.47%) Packer
12 60 (1.97%) vCenter Server
13 59 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
14 46 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 43 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
16 42 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
17 40 (1.31%) PowerCLI
18 39 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
19 37 (1.22%) NetBackup
20 36 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,288 (42.34%) Microsoft
2 649 (21.33%) VMware
3 375 (12.33%) Citrix
4 228 (7.50%) Oracle
5 170 (5.59%) Cisco
6 149 (4.90%) Splunk
7 137 (4.50%) Ivanti
8 126 (4.14%) HP
9 105 (3.45%) McAfee
10 102 (3.35%) Red Hat
11 79 (2.60%) Dell
12 72 (2.37%) Symantec
13 62 (2.04%) SAP
14 60 (1.97%) NetApp
14 60 (1.97%) New Relic
14 60 (1.97%) Nintex
15 51 (1.68%) Google
16 48 (1.58%) EMC
16 48 (1.58%) IBM
17 46 (1.51%) Atlassian