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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 86 164
Rank change year-on-year -20 +78  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1040 1393 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.49% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.40% 6.53% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 856 489
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £336
% change year-on-year -3.84% +16.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £19.00 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £80.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.66% +50.00%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19251 21327 20829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.15% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 14646 13547
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 470 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 919 £405 -4.70% 245
London +12 489 £425 -5.55% 84
South East -71 136 £375 -9.09% 40
City of London -12 97 £450 - 22
Scotland -10 88 £375 - 6
South West +7 73 £325 -7.14% 23
West Midlands +30 44 £388 +3.33% 19
North West -27 44 £344 -19.11% 33
Renfrewshire +3 42 £400 +6.66%
East of England +9 39 £400 -5.32% 27
Erskine +3 39 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire -17 36 £405 +1.25% 5
North East +26 34 £475 +102.12% 2
Hampshire -48 34 £330 -20.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +31 33 £475 +102.12% 1
Tyne and Wear +30 33 £475 +102.12% 2
Surrey -10 32 £375 -21.05% 13
East Midlands +11 31 £300 +3.44% 9
Glasgow -9 24 £375 +7.14% 2
Hertfordshire +14 22 £450 +7.14% 10
Bristol -4 21 £288 -12.87% 9
Yorkshire +6 20 £400 +14.28% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £550 +36.58% 9
Reading -14 18 £405 +3.84% 2
Edinburgh -20 16 £363 -12.12% 3
Hook -5 15 £325 -5.52%
Bournemouth +13 14 £300 -47.82%
Dorset +12 14 £300 -
Cheshire -18 13 £394 -10.51% 5
Somerset +18 12 £375 -6.25% 2

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1282 (64.23%) Windows
2 808 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 730 (36.57%) Active Directory
4 670 (33.57%) Windows Server
5 571 (28.61%) SQL
6 507 (25.40%) SQL Server
7 498 (24.95%) VMware
8 496 (24.85%) Microsoft Azure
9 441 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 423 (21.19%) Linux
11 415 (20.79%) DevOps
12 403 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 377 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
14 374 (18.74%) .NET
15 344 (17.23%) C#
16 338 (16.93%) Finance
17 334 (16.73%) Security Cleared
18 328 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
19 324 (16.23%) SCCM
20 309 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
21 280 (14.03%) IIS
22 273 (13.68%) Migration
23 268 (13.43%) DNS
24 265 (13.28%) ITIL
25 247 (12.37%) SC Cleared
26 241 (12.07%) Git (software)
27 233 (11.67%) Python
28 228 (11.42%) Office 365
29 221 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
30 219 (10.97%) Firewall

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
1 280 (14.03%) IIS
2 213 (10.67%) MS Exchange
3 200 (10.02%) SharePoint
4 145 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 121 (6.06%) Skype for Business
6 89 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 80 (4.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 59 (2.96%) Confluence
9 51 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 49 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 47 (2.35%) WebSphere
12 46 (2.30%) WebLogic
13 39 (1.95%) Apache
14 38 (1.90%) Tomcat
15 37 (1.85%) OpenStack
16 27 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
17 23 (1.15%) NServiceBus
18 21 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
19 18 (0.90%) CMS
19 18 (0.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 72 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.35%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) SPSS
7 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.050%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 20 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.10%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.050%) FRx
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 496 (24.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 328 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
3 228 (11.42%) Office 365
4 93 (4.66%) IaaS
5 75 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 56 (2.81%) PaaS
7 34 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 34 (1.70%) GitHub
8 29 (1.45%) SaaS
9 27 (1.35%) Amazon S3
10 24 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (1.15%) OneDrive
11 23 (1.15%) Trello
12 16 (0.80%) Route 53
13 15 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
14 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.45%) G Suite
18 7 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 268 (13.43%) DNS
2 219 (10.97%) Firewall
3 147 (7.36%) SAN
4 141 (7.06%) DHCP
5 126 (6.31%) TCP/IP
6 76 (3.81%) HTTP
7 71 (3.56%) Skype
8 63 (3.16%) LAN
9 60 (3.01%) Internet
9 60 (3.01%) SSL
10 57 (2.86%) NAS
11 46 (2.30%) WAN
12 39 (1.95%) LDAP
13 38 (1.90%) VPN
14 37 (1.85%) NetScaler
15 36 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
16 35 (1.75%) SMTP
17 28 (1.40%) VLAN
18 27 (1.35%) SSH
19 24 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 116 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 108 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 93 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (3.36%) Oracle Database
7 55 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 49 (2.45%) Relational Database
9 48 (2.40%) MySQL
10 47 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 41 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
12 29 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
12 29 (1.45%) MongoDB
13 27 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (1.20%) NoSQL
15 22 (1.10%) Power BI
15 22 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.00%) Big Data
16 20 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 241 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 218 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 173 (8.67%) Jenkins
4 144 (7.21%) TeamCity
5 111 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 99 (4.96%) JIRA
7 91 (4.56%) Visual Studio
8 69 (3.46%) MSI
9 52 (2.61%) MSBuild
10 46 (2.30%) Subversion
11 44 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 38 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 35 (1.75%) GitLab
13 35 (1.75%) Vagrant
14 26 (1.30%) NUnit
15 24 (1.20%) MSTest
16 23 (1.15%) Selenium
17 21 (1.05%) SpecFlow
18 20 (1.00%) Ant
19 19 (0.95%) Hudson
General
1 338 (16.93%) Finance
2 129 (6.46%) Banking
3 40 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 36 (1.80%) Front Office
4 36 (1.80%) Legal
5 34 (1.70%) Back Office
6 29 (1.45%) Retail
7 26 (1.30%) Advertising
8 23 (1.15%) Law
8 23 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.95%) Publishing
11 12 (0.60%) Marketing
12 11 (0.55%) Games
13 10 (0.50%) Electronics
14 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.20%) Military
16 3 (0.15%) Billing
16 3 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 276 (13.83%) Developer
2 262 (13.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 180 (9.02%) Windows Engineer
4 173 (8.67%) Analyst
5 145 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 142 (7.11%) Consultant
7 125 (6.26%) PowerShell Engineer
8 120 (6.01%) Administrator
9 86 (4.31%) Architect
10 77 (3.86%) Support Engineer
11 75 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
12 73 (3.66%) Support Analyst
13 71 (3.56%) DBA
14 70 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
14 70 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
15 69 (3.46%) Azure Engineer
15 69 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
16 67 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
17 64 (3.21%) Windows DevOps Engineer
18 61 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (18.74%) .NET
2 158 (7.92%) HTML
3 137 (6.86%) CSS
4 133 (6.66%) XML
5 132 (6.61%) Web Services
6 81 (4.06%) ASP.NET
7 78 (3.91%) jQuery
8 58 (2.91%) .NET Framework
9 54 (2.71%) Software Packaging
10 51 (2.56%) HTML5
11 45 (2.25%) REST
12 44 (2.20%) JSON
13 43 (2.15%) AngularJS
13 43 (2.15%) SOAP
14 38 (1.90%) RESTful
14 38 (1.90%) WCF
15 31 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
16 30 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (1.45%) Entity Framework
18 27 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 106 (5.31%) Clustering
4 58 (2.91%) Replication
5 49 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.30%) PKI
7 43 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 35 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 30 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.25%) User Experience
11 24 (1.20%) Blackberry
11 24 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 23 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (1.00%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
17 14 (0.70%) Derivative
18 13 (0.65%) Fat Client
18 13 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1282 (64.23%) Windows
2 670 (33.57%) Windows Server
3 441 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 423 (21.19%) Linux
5 403 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (9.72%) Windows 7
7 179 (8.97%) Unix
8 158 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 139 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 136 (6.81%) Windows 10
11 39 (1.95%) Windows 8
12 37 (1.85%) Ubuntu
13 33 (1.65%) CentOS
13 33 (1.65%) Windows XP
14 22 (1.10%) Solaris
15 19 (0.95%) AIX
15 19 (0.95%) Android
16 18 (0.90%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.75%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (20.79%) DevOps
2 377 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (13.68%) Migration
4 265 (13.28%) ITIL
5 221 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
6 208 (10.42%) Configuration Management
7 117 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 94 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 83 (4.16%) Open Source
10 82 (4.11%) Scrum
11 77 (3.86%) Load Balancing
11 77 (3.86%) Service Management
12 76 (3.81%) Change Management
13 75 (3.76%) Workflow
14 74 (3.71%) TDD
15 68 (3.41%) High Availability
16 66 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
17 65 (3.26%) Release Management
18 59 (2.96%) Patch Management
19 57 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 571 (28.61%) SQL
2 344 (17.23%) C#
3 233 (11.67%) Python
4 209 (10.47%) VBScript
5 187 (9.37%) Bash Shell
6 161 (8.07%) Perl
7 157 (7.87%) T-SQL
8 148 (7.41%) JavaScript
9 120 (6.01%) Java
10 95 (4.76%) VB
11 94 (4.71%) Ruby
12 70 (3.51%) Shell Script
13 41 (2.05%) PL/SQL
14 39 (1.95%) XAML
15 26 (1.30%) C
16 25 (1.25%) PHP
17 21 (1.05%) VBA
18 20 (1.00%) Korn
18 20 (1.00%) VB.NET
19 18 (0.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 334 (16.73%) Security Cleared
2 247 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 183 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (4.71%) MCSE
5 66 (3.31%) Degree
6 61 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 55 (2.76%) DV Cleared
8 53 (2.66%) MCITP
9 51 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (2.00%) MCSA
11 34 (1.70%) CCNA
12 23 (1.15%) MCP
13 22 (1.10%) CCNP
14 16 (0.80%) MCTS
15 15 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.40%) MCDBA
18 7 (0.35%) CISSP
18 7 (0.35%) SANS
18 7 (0.35%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.75%) SLA
2 33 (1.65%) QA
3 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 730 (36.57%) Active Directory
2 309 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (9.82%) Hyper-V
4 124 (6.21%) vSphere
5 86 (4.31%) XenApp
6 84 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 75 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
8 72 (3.61%) VMware ESX
9 71 (3.56%) Docker
10 69 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 39 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
12 34 (1.70%) XenServer
13 20 (1.00%) NFS
14 18 (0.90%) BitLocker
15 17 (0.85%) vCloud
16 14 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.70%) Xen
17 13 (0.65%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
19 9 (0.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 324 (16.23%) SCCM
2 214 (10.72%) Puppet
3 194 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
4 179 (8.97%) Ansible
5 129 (6.46%) SCOM
6 70 (3.51%) WSUS
7 55 (2.76%) Nagios
8 53 (2.66%) vCenter Server
9 43 (2.15%) NetBackup
10 37 (1.85%) Dollar Universe
11 35 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 33 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 33 (1.65%) SCOrch
13 32 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
14 28 (1.40%) vRealize
14 28 (1.40%) WMI
15 26 (1.30%) PowerCLI
16 25 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 25 (1.25%) Terraform
17 24 (1.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 808 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 498 (24.95%) VMware
3 212 (10.62%) Citrix
4 203 (10.17%) Oracle
5 150 (7.52%) HP
6 147 (7.36%) Cisco
7 111 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 77 (3.86%) Symantec
9 76 (3.81%) NetApp
10 73 (3.66%) ServiceNow
11 62 (3.11%) IBM
12 58 (2.91%) Atlassian
13 55 (2.76%) Dell
14 49 (2.45%) Splunk
15 48 (2.40%) Intel Security
16 33 (1.65%) EMC
17 32 (1.60%) TIBCO
18 31 (1.55%) CheckPoint
19 27 (1.35%) Google
20 26 (1.30%) Remedy
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Digital Skills
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £575 per day + likelihood of extension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £42,773 (fixed term contract for 12 months plus excellent benefits)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Talent International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago