Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 65 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 +29
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,048 3,113 3,081
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 3.52% 3.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.33% 8.35% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 2,061 2,127
Median daily rate £450 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.41% +1.41%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £409
% change year-on-year -1.16% +5.26% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 85 73
Median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -5.36% +3.09%
10th Percentile £23.10 £18.59 £25.81
90th Percentile £57.50 £75.90 £48.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -10.26% -6.09% +73.04%

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 12,585 37,274 45,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.33% 42.20% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,310 25,800 32,176
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 685 716
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +3.83%
10th Percentile £13.75 £20.23 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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 -6 862 £468 +4.00% 416
UK excluding London +12 584 £425 -1.16% 315
London -10 395 £488 +2.63% 125
Work from Home +2 148 £425 -5.56% 61
South East -2 125 £475 +3.26% 76
Scotland +36 123 £411 -3.24% 15
South West +21 99 £450 +9.76% 29
North of England +4 99 £418 +4.24% 105
Midlands +19 92 £413 -8.33% 48
West Midlands +10 70 £475 +2.70% 36
North West +6 57 £408 +1.88% 72
East of England +17 31 £500 +25.00% 32
Yorkshire +1 29 £425 +3.66% 27
East Midlands +21 21 £380 +16.92% 12
Wales +5 18 £350 -28.93% 6
North East +24 11 £350 -28.02% 6

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 515 (49.14%) Windows
2 502 (47.90%) Azure
3 394 (37.60%) Microsoft
4 381 (36.35%) Active Directory
5 365 (34.83%) DevOps
6 345 (32.92%) Security Cleared
7 296 (28.24%) SQL
8 261 (24.90%) Windows Server
9 258 (24.62%) SC Cleared
10 233 (22.23%) SQL Server
11 232 (22.14%) Python
12 223 (21.28%) C#
13 221 (21.09%) VMware
14 199 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
15 188 (17.94%) Migration
16 183 (17.46%) Office 365
17 179 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 176 (16.79%) Ansible
19 171 (16.32%) Linux
20 157 (14.98%) .NET
21 151 (14.41%) Terraform
22 149 (14.22%) SharePoint
23 140 (13.36%) DNS
24 137 (13.07%) Configuration Management
25 136 (12.98%) Finance
26 135 (12.88%) ITIL
27 129 (12.31%) Windows Server 2016
28 128 (12.21%) SCCM
29 126 (12.02%) AWS
29 126 (12.02%) Windows 10

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
1 149 (14.22%) SharePoint
2 58 (5.53%) IIS
3 47 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 45 (4.29%) Confluence
5 38 (3.63%) Skype for Business
6 36 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (2.96%) Tomcat
8 29 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (2.39%) Apache
10 20 (1.91%) ArcGIS
11 18 (1.72%) IBM Domino
11 18 (1.72%) NServiceBus
12 16 (1.53%) IBM Notes
13 13 (1.24%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.86%) Moodle
14 9 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
16 7 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.86%) Photoshop
3 24 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.43%) InfoPath
5 13 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.86%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.095%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (0.19%) StreamServe
3 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.095%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 502 (47.90%) Azure
2 183 (17.46%) Office 365
3 126 (12.02%) AWS
4 96 (9.16%) Power Platform
5 94 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 71 (6.77%) IaaS
7 58 (5.53%) PaaS
8 52 (4.96%) GitHub
9 49 (4.68%) PowerApps
10 45 (4.29%) Azure Data Factory
10 45 (4.29%) SaaS
11 44 (4.20%) OneDrive
12 38 (3.63%) Logic Apps
13 34 (3.24%) Serverless
14 29 (2.77%) Azure Functions
15 23 (2.19%) Power Automate
16 21 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
17 20 (1.91%) GCP
18 18 (1.72%) OpenShift
19 17 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 140 (13.36%) DNS
2 78 (7.44%) Firewall
3 75 (7.16%) DHCP
4 44 (4.20%) Skype
5 33 (3.15%) Reverse Proxy
5 33 (3.15%) SAN
6 31 (2.96%) VLAN
7 29 (2.77%) SSL
8 25 (2.39%) TCP/IP
9 24 (2.29%) HTTP
9 24 (2.29%) VSAN
10 21 (2.00%) SNMP
11 16 (1.53%) VPN
11 16 (1.53%) WAN
12 15 (1.43%) Kerberos
13 11 (1.05%) Network Security
13 11 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (0.95%) Intranet
14 10 (0.95%) PBX
15 9 (0.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (22.23%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 54 (5.15%) Power BI
4 35 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.86%) Data Lake
8 27 (2.58%) Big Data
8 27 (2.58%) GIS
9 26 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 21 (2.00%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (1.62%) Apache Hive
14 16 (1.53%) Cosmos DB
14 16 (1.53%) Relational Database
14 16 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 14 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 125 (11.93%) Git (software)
2 111 (10.59%) Jenkins
3 77 (7.35%) JIRA
4 48 (4.58%) Visual Studio
5 40 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (3.72%) GitLab
7 33 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 30 (2.86%) Selenium
9 28 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (2.29%) TeamCity
11 21 (2.00%) Bitbucket
12 20 (1.91%) MSI
12 20 (1.91%) SpecFlow
13 19 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (1.62%) Subversion
15 15 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (1.05%) Hudson
17 9 (0.86%) Artifactory
18 8 (0.76%) Ant
19 7 (0.67%) JUnit
General
1 136 (12.98%) Finance
2 49 (4.68%) Banking
3 47 (4.48%) Public Sector
4 12 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.86%) Legal
6 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.76%) Marketing
7 8 (0.76%) Military
8 7 (0.67%) Electronics
8 7 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
11 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.38%) International Banking
11 4 (0.38%) Law
12 3 (0.29%) Front Office
12 3 (0.29%) Games
12 3 (0.29%) Retail
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 151 (14.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 125 (11.93%) Azure Engineer
2 125 (11.93%) Developer
3 74 (7.06%) Administrator
4 72 (6.87%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 71 (6.77%) Consultant
6 70 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 62 (5.92%) Azure DevOps
8 52 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
9 43 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
10 42 (4.01%) Architect
11 38 (3.63%) Analyst
12 33 (3.15%) Support Engineer
13 32 (3.05%) .NET Developer
14 29 (2.77%) Data Engineer
14 29 (2.77%) Integration Engineer
14 29 (2.77%) SQL Developer
14 29 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (2.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 28 (2.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (14.98%) .NET
2 68 (6.49%) REST
3 64 (6.11%) XML
4 61 (5.82%) ASP.NET
5 58 (5.53%) JSON
6 49 (4.68%) HTML
7 47 (4.48%) Web Services
8 46 (4.39%) CSS
9 41 (3.91%) .NET Framework
10 30 (2.86%) SOAP
11 27 (2.58%) LDAP
12 26 (2.48%) SAML
13 24 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
13 24 (2.29%) Entity Framework
14 22 (2.10%) OAuth
14 22 (2.10%) RESTful
15 20 (1.91%) jQuery
15 20 (1.91%) YAML
16 19 (1.81%) OpenID
17 18 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.68%) Data Centre
3 37 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.05%) PKI
5 26 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.39%) Clustering
7 23 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (1.72%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.43%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.43%) Replication
12 9 (0.86%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.57%) iPhone
13 6 (0.57%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.57%) User Experience
14 5 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
14 5 (0.48%) Robotics
14 5 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 515 (49.14%) Windows
2 261 (24.90%) Windows Server
3 171 (16.32%) Linux
4 129 (12.31%) Windows Server 2016
5 126 (12.02%) Windows 10
6 119 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (5.44%) Windows 7
8 57 (5.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 56 (5.34%) Unix
10 48 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (2.67%) CentOS
12 16 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (1.24%) Solaris
14 12 (1.15%) VMS
15 11 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.67%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.38%) Debian
18 4 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (34.83%) DevOps
2 199 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (17.94%) Migration
4 137 (13.07%) Configuration Management
5 135 (12.88%) ITIL
6 103 (9.83%) Infrastructure as Code
7 85 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 79 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
9 77 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
11 67 (6.39%) Deployment Automation
12 66 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
13 60 (5.73%) Change Management
13 60 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
14 58 (5.53%) Scrum
15 54 (5.15%) Test Automation
16 53 (5.06%) Information Security
17 52 (4.96%) Analytics
18 50 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
18 50 (4.77%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 296 (28.24%) SQL
2 232 (22.14%) Python
3 223 (21.28%) C#
4 120 (11.45%) Java
5 115 (10.97%) Bash Shell
6 111 (10.59%) JavaScript
7 61 (5.82%) T-SQL
8 60 (5.73%) VB
9 54 (5.15%) VBScript
10 40 (3.82%) Perl
11 35 (3.34%) Shell Script
12 33 (3.15%) C
13 27 (2.58%) C++
14 26 (2.48%) Go
14 26 (2.48%) Ruby
15 23 (2.19%) R
16 14 (1.34%) Groovy
16 14 (1.34%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.24%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 345 (32.92%) Security Cleared
2 258 (24.62%) SC Cleared
3 99 (9.45%) DV Cleared
4 76 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (3.63%) Degree
6 24 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.10%) MCSE
8 17 (1.62%) MCSA
9 12 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.86%) CISSP
11 7 (0.67%) CCNA
11 7 (0.67%) MCSD
12 6 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.48%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.38%) CCNP
14 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.77%) SLA
2 27 (2.58%) QA
3 21 (2.00%) GDPR
4 16 (1.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (1.53%) HIPAA
4 16 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.57%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.29%) NCSC
6 3 (0.29%) NIST
7 2 (0.19%) AICPA
7 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.095%) GxP
8 1 (0.095%) HL7
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 381 (36.35%) Active Directory
2 179 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (10.69%) Docker
4 70 (6.68%) vSphere
5 53 (5.06%) Hyper-V
6 47 (4.48%) VMware NSX
7 44 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (3.34%) XenApp
9 34 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (1.53%) Terminal Services
12 15 (1.43%) XenDesktop
13 14 (1.34%) Firmware
13 14 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.57%) OpenAM
17 5 (0.48%) GeoWebCache
18 4 (0.38%) vCloud
19 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 176 (16.79%) Ansible
2 151 (14.41%) Terraform
3 128 (12.21%) SCCM
4 110 (10.50%) Kubernetes
5 84 (8.02%) Puppet
6 59 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (4.01%) Single Sign-On
8 36 (3.44%) SCOM
9 31 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
10 30 (2.86%) Packer
10 30 (2.86%) PowerCLI
11 25 (2.39%) WSUS
12 22 (2.10%) Grafana
12 22 (2.10%) vRealize
13 20 (1.91%) vCenter Server
14 17 (1.62%) Prometheus
15 15 (1.43%) ZABBIX
16 12 (1.15%) WMI
17 11 (1.05%) SCVMM
17 11 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 394 (37.60%) Microsoft
2 221 (21.09%) VMware
3 81 (7.73%) Oracle
4 76 (7.25%) Citrix
5 62 (5.92%) Splunk
6 51 (4.87%) Atlassian
7 41 (3.91%) HP
8 38 (3.63%) Cisco
9 35 (3.34%) Dell
9 35 (3.34%) ServiceNow
10 34 (3.24%) SolarWinds
11 31 (2.96%) Databricks
12 29 (2.77%) ESRI
13 28 (2.67%) EMC
13 28 (2.67%) Sophos
14 27 (2.58%) Cloudera
14 27 (2.58%) Lumension
15 23 (2.19%) Red Hat
16 22 (2.10%) IBM
16 22 (2.10%) NetApp