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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 89 127
Rank change year-on-year -20 +38  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1040 1393 1007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.59% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.27% 6.67% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 828 652
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 28
Median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +37.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.39 £20.25 £21.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £43.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

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 19717 20891 21377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.85% 38.90% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26337 28906 27296
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 904 929
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.54 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 11 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 29 June 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 -11 954 £425 +6.25% 283
UK excluding London -23 571 £388 +10.71% 160
London -18 459 £450 - 138
South East -30 173 £408 +1.87% 40
Midlands +39 96 £388 +3.33% 33
North of England -39 93 £350 +6.06% 39
Scotland -28 68 £400 +13.47% 12
East of England +31 67 £463 +23.33% 19
South West +8 63 £325 -2.98% 14
Wales -5 6 £400 +14.28% 2
Northern Ireland -40 5 £78 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1285 (62.44%) Windows
2 802 (38.97%) Microsoft
3 752 (36.54%) Active Directory
4 652 (31.68%) Windows Server
5 557 (27.07%) SQL
6 523 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 507 (24.64%) VMware
8 506 (24.59%) SQL Server
9 435 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 431 (20.94%) DevOps
11 413 (20.07%) Linux
12 396 (19.24%) .NET
13 385 (18.71%) Finance
14 366 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
15 359 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 334 (16.23%) C#
17 310 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 310 (15.06%) Office 365
18 301 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
19 295 (14.33%) Security Cleared
20 288 (13.99%) SCCM
21 286 (13.90%) IIS
21 286 (13.90%) Migration
22 277 (13.46%) ITIL
23 274 (13.31%) Python
24 241 (11.71%) DNS
25 233 (11.32%) SharePoint
26 225 (10.93%) Citrix
27 220 (10.69%) SC Cleared
27 220 (10.69%) Git (software)

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
1 286 (13.90%) IIS
2 233 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 216 (10.50%) MS Exchange
4 159 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (7.19%) Skype for Business
6 117 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 90 (4.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 59 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 48 (2.33%) Confluence
10 44 (2.14%) WebLogic
11 43 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
12 40 (1.94%) WebSphere
13 38 (1.85%) Apache
14 34 (1.65%) Tomcat
15 24 (1.17%) CMS
15 24 (1.17%) OpenStack
16 23 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
16 23 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
17 20 (0.97%) JBoss
18 19 (0.92%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 84 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.39%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.097%) SPSS
6 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.049%) HipChat
6 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.097%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.097%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.097%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.097%) Scribe Insight
5 2 (0.097%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.049%) FRx
6 1 (0.049%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.049%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.049%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.049%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 523 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 310 (15.06%) Office 365
3 301 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
4 103 (5.00%) IaaS
5 94 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 82 (3.98%) PaaS
7 42 (2.04%) OneDrive
8 34 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (1.55%) SaaS
10 23 (1.12%) Trello
11 22 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (1.02%) GitHub
13 19 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.73%) Yammer
15 14 (0.68%) Route 53
16 13 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 12 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
19 8 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 241 (11.71%) DNS
2 213 (10.35%) Firewall
3 152 (7.39%) SAN
4 130 (6.32%) DHCP
5 114 (5.54%) TCP/IP
6 92 (4.47%) LAN
7 85 (4.13%) Skype
8 72 (3.50%) HTTP
9 64 (3.11%) WAN
10 62 (3.01%) Internet
11 59 (2.87%) VPN
12 56 (2.72%) NAS
13 53 (2.58%) LDAP
14 49 (2.38%) SSL
15 43 (2.09%) NetScaler
15 43 (2.09%) Wireless
16 42 (2.04%) SMTP
17 34 (1.65%) VLAN
18 31 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
19 27 (1.31%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 101 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 99 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (4.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 61 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 55 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 54 (2.62%) Relational Database
9 52 (2.53%) MySQL
10 51 (2.48%) Oracle Database
11 37 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
13 31 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
14 29 (1.41%) Big Data
15 27 (1.31%) Power BI
16 26 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
17 21 (1.02%) RDBMS
18 20 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
19 17 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 220 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 211 (10.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 190 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 134 (6.51%) TeamCity
5 120 (5.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 94 (4.57%) Visual Studio
7 75 (3.64%) JIRA
8 61 (2.96%) MSBuild
9 59 (2.87%) MSI
10 46 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (2.09%) Subversion
12 35 (1.70%) GitLab
12 35 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
13 31 (1.51%) Ant
14 24 (1.17%) Hudson
15 23 (1.12%) Maven
15 23 (1.12%) SpecFlow
16 20 (0.97%) Selenium
17 19 (0.92%) Toad
17 19 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 385 (18.71%) Finance
2 173 (8.41%) Banking
3 52 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 40 (1.94%) Legal
5 36 (1.75%) Back Office
6 31 (1.51%) Law
7 28 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.21%) Front Office
9 24 (1.17%) Retail
10 23 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.92%) Marketing
12 15 (0.73%) Electronics
13 14 (0.68%) Advertising
14 13 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.58%) Local Government
16 10 (0.49%) Publishing
17 9 (0.44%) Games
18 5 (0.24%) French Language
19 4 (0.19%) Billing
20 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 274 (13.31%) Developer
2 240 (11.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 204 (9.91%) Analyst
4 159 (7.73%) Consultant
5 154 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
6 143 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 141 (6.85%) PowerShell Engineer
8 118 (5.73%) Administrator
9 106 (5.15%) Architect
10 76 (3.69%) Azure Engineer
11 75 (3.64%) Support Analyst
12 72 (3.50%) DBA
13 71 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
14 70 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
14 70 (3.40%) SharePoint Developer
15 69 (3.35%) Support Engineer
15 69 (3.35%) VMware Engineer
16 65 (3.16%) .NET Developer
17 59 (2.87%) C# Developer
18 58 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (19.24%) .NET
2 158 (7.68%) Web Services
3 150 (7.29%) HTML
4 118 (5.73%) CSS
5 117 (5.69%) XML
6 92 (4.47%) ASP.NET
7 72 (3.50%) .NET Framework
8 58 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 55 (2.67%) jQuery
10 54 (2.62%) HTML5
11 53 (2.58%) REST
12 45 (2.19%) RESTful
13 44 (2.14%) JSON
13 44 (2.14%) Software Packaging
14 43 (2.09%) Entity Framework
15 39 (1.90%) WCF
16 38 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (1.51%) Middleware
17 31 (1.51%) SOAP
18 24 (1.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 138 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.62%) Clustering
4 55 (2.67%) Replication
5 50 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 47 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.70%) PKI
8 30 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.12%) Blackberry
10 23 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 19 (0.92%) Fintech
11 19 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (0.92%) Public Cloud
11 19 (0.92%) Thin Client
12 17 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1285 (62.44%) Windows
2 652 (31.68%) Windows Server
3 435 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 413 (20.07%) Linux
5 359 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 211 (10.25%) Unix
7 151 (7.34%) Windows 7
8 138 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 131 (6.37%) Windows 10
10 113 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.65%) Windows XP
12 31 (1.51%) Android
12 31 (1.51%) CentOS
12 31 (1.51%) Windows 8
13 29 (1.41%) Apple iOS
13 29 (1.41%) VMS
14 27 (1.31%) Ubuntu
15 26 (1.26%) Solaris
16 18 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (20.94%) DevOps
2 366 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (13.90%) Migration
4 277 (13.46%) ITIL
5 219 (10.64%) Configuration Management
6 217 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 102 (4.96%) Task Automation
9 98 (4.76%) Scrum
10 95 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 93 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 93 (4.52%) Release Management
12 82 (3.98%) Change Management
12 82 (3.98%) Workflow
13 81 (3.94%) Open Source
13 81 (3.94%) Service Management
14 80 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
15 73 (3.55%) Project Management
16 71 (3.45%) Load Balancing
17 67 (3.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 557 (27.07%) SQL
2 334 (16.23%) C#
3 274 (13.31%) Python
4 188 (9.14%) VBScript
5 177 (8.60%) Bash Shell
6 176 (8.55%) Perl
7 166 (8.07%) JavaScript
8 162 (7.87%) Java
9 140 (6.80%) T-SQL
10 104 (5.05%) VB
11 85 (4.13%) Ruby
12 67 (3.26%) Shell Script
13 47 (2.28%) PHP
14 38 (1.85%) XAML
15 32 (1.55%) VB.NET
16 30 (1.46%) PL/SQL
17 29 (1.41%) VBA
18 26 (1.26%) C
19 20 (0.97%) C++
19 20 (0.97%) Korn
Qualifications
1 295 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 220 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 196 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (5.00%) MCSE
5 84 (4.08%) Degree
6 59 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 56 (2.72%) MCITP
8 53 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (2.58%) DV Cleared
9 38 (1.85%) CCNA
9 38 (1.85%) MCSA
10 34 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 26 (1.26%) MCP
12 22 (1.07%) MCTS
13 21 (1.02%) CCNP
14 18 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.63%) CISSP
16 11 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 11 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.53%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.14%) QA
2 35 (1.70%) SLA
3 10 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.39%) COBIT
5 8 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.34%) GDPR
7 5 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.19%) PMO
9 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.049%) PMBOK
System Software
1 752 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 310 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (9.57%) Hyper-V
4 103 (5.00%) vSphere
5 100 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (3.45%) XenApp
6 71 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 64 (3.11%) Docker
8 52 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 43 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (1.36%) XenServer
11 19 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.83%) DFS Replication
12 17 (0.83%) vCloud
13 16 (0.78%) BitLocker
13 16 (0.78%) VirtualBox
14 14 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.53%) UAG
16 10 (0.49%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 288 (13.99%) SCCM
2 211 (10.25%) Opscode Chef
3 194 (9.43%) Puppet
4 186 (9.04%) Ansible
5 114 (5.54%) SCOM
6 63 (3.06%) vCenter Server
7 58 (2.82%) WSUS
8 48 (2.33%) Nagios
8 48 (2.33%) NetBackup
9 39 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 36 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 35 (1.70%) Dollar Universe
12 34 (1.65%) Terraform
13 29 (1.41%) Kubernetes
14 28 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
14 28 (1.36%) PowerCLI
14 28 (1.36%) SCOrch
15 27 (1.31%) Control-M
15 27 (1.31%) vRealize
16 25 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 802 (38.97%) Microsoft
2 507 (24.64%) VMware
3 225 (10.93%) Citrix
4 180 (8.75%) Oracle
5 140 (6.80%) Cisco
5 140 (6.80%) HP
6 101 (4.91%) ServiceNow
7 100 (4.86%) Red Hat
8 85 (4.13%) Symantec
9 66 (3.21%) NetApp
10 61 (2.96%) Splunk
11 56 (2.72%) IBM
12 53 (2.58%) McAfee
13 52 (2.53%) Dell
14 42 (2.04%) Atlassian
15 32 (1.55%) EMC
16 31 (1.51%) TIBCO
17 29 (1.41%) CheckPoint
18 28 (1.36%) Altiris
18 28 (1.36%) Veritas
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £280.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Computer People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DWI Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ABW Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 days ago