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 27 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 87 126
Rank change year-on-year -21 +39  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1054 1419 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.63% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.33% 6.76% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 843 640
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 £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 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 £17.77 £20.50 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £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 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 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 27 June 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 27 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 -8 964 £425 +6.25% 291
London -12 469 £450 - 146
South East -37 174 £405 +1.18% 38
East of England +37 69 £475 +26.66% 19
Scotland -25 69 £400 +12.67% 13
City of London -16 64 £442 -6.94% 36
South West +4 63 £325 -5.79% 15
North West +22 61 £375 -6.25% 18
West Midlands +42 52 £394 +5.00% 31
Berkshire +5 51 £368 -8.12% 9
Hampshire -14 51 £400 -1.23% 10
East Midlands +2 45 £375 +7.14% 6
Hertfordshire +26 44 £450 +23.28% 9
Glasgow 0 36 £375 +11.94% 4
Surrey -21 32 £440 +3.52% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 30 £500 +21.95% 4
Reading -2 28 £368 -9.53% 6
Milton Keynes +7 26 £494 - 1
Cheshire +22 24 £338 -23.98% 3
Yorkshire -7 23 £356 -5.00% 15
Bristol -11 20 £350 - 5
Birmingham +24 18 £425 +13.33% 14
Manchester +15 18 £430 +32.30% 13
Nottinghamshire +12 18 £475 +40.74% 1
Essex -3 16 £500 +42.85%
West Yorkshire -21 16 £356 -6.55% 10
Hook +1 15 £341 +0.29% 1
Bournemouth +15 14 £300 -
Dorset +14 14 £300 +7.14%
Watford +7 14 £450 +74.75%

For the 6 months to 27 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 (62.56%) Windows
2 794 (38.66%) Microsoft
3 747 (36.37%) Active Directory
4 650 (31.65%) Windows Server
5 557 (27.12%) SQL
6 515 (25.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 499 (24.29%) VMware
8 496 (24.15%) SQL Server
9 436 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 432 (21.03%) DevOps
11 409 (19.91%) Linux
12 389 (18.94%) .NET
13 381 (18.55%) Finance
14 363 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
15 360 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 330 (16.07%) C#
17 310 (15.09%) Office 365
18 308 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 304 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
20 297 (14.46%) Security Cleared
21 292 (14.22%) SCCM
22 287 (13.97%) Migration
23 282 (13.73%) IIS
24 273 (13.29%) ITIL
25 270 (13.15%) Python
26 240 (11.68%) DNS
27 235 (11.44%) SharePoint
28 227 (11.05%) Citrix
29 221 (10.76%) SC Cleared
30 217 (10.56%) MS Exchange

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
1 282 (13.73%) IIS
2 235 (11.44%) SharePoint
3 217 (10.56%) MS Exchange
4 158 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 149 (7.25%) Skype for Business
6 116 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 93 (4.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 62 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 46 (2.24%) Confluence
10 44 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 44 (2.14%) WebLogic
11 39 (1.90%) WebSphere
12 38 (1.85%) Apache
13 34 (1.66%) Tomcat
14 24 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
15 23 (1.12%) CMS
15 23 (1.12%) OpenStack
16 21 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.93%) JBoss
17 19 (0.93%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 84 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.95%) 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 18 (0.88%) 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
1 515 (25.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 310 (15.09%) Office 365
3 304 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (4.92%) IaaS
5 92 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 78 (3.80%) PaaS
7 44 (2.14%) OneDrive
8 32 (1.56%) SaaS
9 30 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (1.12%) Trello
11 20 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.97%) GitHub
12 18 (0.88%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.73%) Yammer
14 14 (0.68%) Route 53
15 13 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
17 11 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
18 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 240 (11.68%) DNS
2 211 (10.27%) Firewall
3 147 (7.16%) SAN
4 125 (6.09%) DHCP
5 112 (5.45%) TCP/IP
6 90 (4.38%) LAN
7 86 (4.19%) Skype
8 72 (3.51%) HTTP
9 62 (3.02%) Internet
10 61 (2.97%) WAN
11 59 (2.87%) VPN
12 55 (2.68%) NAS
13 51 (2.48%) LDAP
14 49 (2.39%) SSL
15 43 (2.09%) NetScaler
16 42 (2.04%) SMTP
16 42 (2.04%) Wireless
17 33 (1.61%) VLAN
18 31 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
19 27 (1.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 126 (6.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 96 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 54 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 54 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 52 (2.53%) MySQL
9 51 (2.48%) Oracle Database
10 35 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
12 28 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
13 26 (1.27%) Big Data
14 25 (1.22%) Power BI
14 25 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
15 21 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 216 (10.52%) Git (software)
2 208 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 188 (9.15%) Jenkins
4 131 (6.38%) TeamCity
5 117 (5.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 92 (4.48%) Visual Studio
7 73 (3.55%) JIRA
8 61 (2.97%) MSBuild
9 59 (2.87%) MSI
10 44 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 42 (2.04%) 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
16 20 (0.97%) SpecFlow
17 19 (0.93%) Toad
17 19 (0.93%) Vagrant
17 19 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 381 (18.55%) Finance
2 168 (8.18%) Banking
3 51 (2.48%) Investment Banking
4 41 (2.00%) Legal
5 36 (1.75%) Back Office
6 32 (1.56%) Law
7 28 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.31%) Front Office
9 24 (1.17%) Retail
9 24 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.93%) Marketing
11 16 (0.78%) Electronics
12 14 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.63%) Advertising
14 12 (0.58%) Local Government
15 10 (0.49%) Publishing
16 9 (0.44%) Games
17 5 (0.24%) French Language
18 4 (0.19%) Billing
19 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (13.29%) Developer
2 238 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 202 (9.83%) Analyst
4 160 (7.79%) Consultant
5 154 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 143 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 141 (6.86%) PowerShell Engineer
8 115 (5.60%) Administrator
9 107 (5.21%) Architect
10 77 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
11 75 (3.65%) Support Analyst
12 73 (3.55%) Automation Engineer
12 73 (3.55%) SharePoint Developer
13 72 (3.51%) DBA
14 69 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
14 69 (3.36%) Support Engineer
15 66 (3.21%) VMware Engineer
16 63 (3.07%) .NET Developer
17 60 (2.92%) C# Developer
18 57 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (18.94%) .NET
2 156 (7.59%) Web Services
3 150 (7.30%) HTML
4 122 (5.94%) CSS
5 114 (5.55%) XML
6 87 (4.24%) ASP.NET
7 69 (3.36%) .NET Framework
8 57 (2.78%) AngularJS
8 57 (2.78%) jQuery
9 53 (2.58%) HTML5
10 49 (2.39%) REST
11 47 (2.29%) RESTful
12 44 (2.14%) Software Packaging
13 42 (2.04%) JSON
14 39 (1.90%) Entity Framework
15 36 (1.75%) WCF
16 34 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (1.46%) Middleware
17 30 (1.46%) SOAP
18 24 (1.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.91%) Data Centre
2 139 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.58%) Clustering
4 56 (2.73%) Replication
5 48 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.90%) PKI
7 30 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (1.46%) Private Cloud
8 23 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 23 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 19 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 18 (0.88%) Fintech
11 18 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (0.83%) Fat Client
12 17 (0.83%) Thin Client
13 16 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1285 (62.56%) Windows
2 650 (31.65%) Windows Server
3 436 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 409 (19.91%) Linux
5 360 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 207 (10.08%) Unix
7 151 (7.35%) Windows 7
8 138 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 132 (6.43%) Windows 10
10 111 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.66%) Windows XP
12 31 (1.51%) CentOS
12 31 (1.51%) Windows 8
13 30 (1.46%) Android
14 29 (1.41%) VMS
15 28 (1.36%) Apple iOS
15 28 (1.36%) Ubuntu
16 25 (1.22%) Solaris
17 18 (0.88%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (21.03%) DevOps
2 363 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (13.97%) Migration
4 273 (13.29%) ITIL
5 214 (10.42%) Configuration Management
6 213 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
7 97 (4.72%) Task Automation
8 96 (4.67%) Test Automation
9 94 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 94 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 92 (4.48%) Scrum
11 86 (4.19%) Release Management
12 84 (4.09%) Workflow
13 82 (3.99%) Service Management
14 81 (3.94%) Change Management
14 81 (3.94%) Open Source
15 79 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (3.51%) Project Management
17 71 (3.46%) Load Balancing
18 64 (3.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 557 (27.12%) SQL
2 330 (16.07%) C#
3 270 (13.15%) Python
4 188 (9.15%) VBScript
5 177 (8.62%) Bash Shell
6 173 (8.42%) Perl
7 161 (7.84%) Java
8 158 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 136 (6.62%) T-SQL
10 105 (5.11%) VB
11 87 (4.24%) Ruby
12 67 (3.26%) Shell Script
13 46 (2.24%) PHP
14 38 (1.85%) XAML
15 30 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.41%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.41%) VBA
17 26 (1.27%) C
18 20 (0.97%) C++
19 19 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 297 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 221 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 194 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (5.01%) MCSE
5 82 (3.99%) Degree
6 59 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 55 (2.68%) 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 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 26 (1.27%) MCP
12 22 (1.07%) MCTS
13 21 (1.02%) CCNP
14 17 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.63%) CISSP
16 11 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 11 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.04%) QA
2 35 (1.70%) SLA
3 10 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.39%) COBIT
4 8 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.34%) GDPR
6 5 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.19%) PMO
8 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.049%) PMBOK
System Software
1 747 (36.37%) Active Directory
2 308 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (9.54%) Hyper-V
4 101 (4.92%) vSphere
5 100 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
6 72 (3.51%) XenApp
7 71 (3.46%) XenDesktop
8 62 (3.02%) Docker
9 53 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 44 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (1.36%) XenServer
12 19 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.83%) vCloud
14 16 (0.78%) BitLocker
14 16 (0.78%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.73%) DFS Replication
16 13 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.54%) UAG
18 10 (0.49%) Terminal Services
18 10 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 292 (14.22%) SCCM
2 211 (10.27%) Opscode Chef
3 192 (9.35%) Puppet
4 182 (8.86%) Ansible
5 118 (5.74%) SCOM
6 65 (3.16%) vCenter Server
7 58 (2.82%) WSUS
8 50 (2.43%) Nagios
9 48 (2.34%) NetBackup
10 39 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
11 36 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 35 (1.70%) Dollar Universe
13 33 (1.61%) Terraform
14 30 (1.46%) SCOrch
15 28 (1.36%) Kubernetes
15 28 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
16 27 (1.31%) Control-M
17 26 (1.27%) PowerCLI
17 26 (1.27%) vRealize
18 25 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 794 (38.66%) Microsoft
2 499 (24.29%) VMware
3 227 (11.05%) Citrix
4 179 (8.71%) Oracle
5 140 (6.82%) Cisco
5 140 (6.82%) HP
6 100 (4.87%) Red Hat
7 99 (4.82%) ServiceNow
8 84 (4.09%) Symantec
9 64 (3.12%) NetApp
10 60 (2.92%) Splunk
11 56 (2.73%) IBM
12 54 (2.63%) McAfee
13 52 (2.53%) Dell
14 41 (2.00%) Atlassian
15 32 (1.56%) EMC
16 31 (1.51%) TIBCO
17 28 (1.36%) Altiris
17 28 (1.36%) CheckPoint
17 28 (1.36%) Veritas
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East London
Computer People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago