Period
to 25 February 2021

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 February 2021 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 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 62 71
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 +25
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,595 2,475 3,321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.62% 3.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.15% 8.88% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,447 1,741 2,268
Median daily rate £459 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £306
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 44 88
Median hourly rate £51.00 £40.57 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.72% -3.42% -2.89%
10th Percentile £29.00 £16.20 £16.50
90th Percentile £64.80 £82.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.88 £27.50 £41.92
% change year-on-year +34.09% -34.40% +64.40%

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 19,559 27,882 43,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.25% 40.82% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,633 19,527 30,617
Median daily rate £478 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 514 653
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £15.46 £16.52 £16.70
90th Percentile £61.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

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 February 2021.

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 February 2021.

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 February 2021. 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 -7 1,205 £450 - 640
UK excluding London -8 649 £425 - 460
London +1 625 £475 -4.04% 223
Work from Home +9 512 £475 +5.56% 130
South East +4 214 £450 - 132
Scotland +5 108 £425 -5.56% 24
North of England -46 98 £380 -5.00% 118
South West -5 92 £450 - 48
Midlands -10 82 £375 -19.14% 95
North West -16 67 £363 -3.33% 66
West Midlands -10 60 £375 -25.00% 65
East of England -13 33 £438 +9.38% 21
Wales +2 24 £419 -5.63% 11
East Midlands 0 22 £369 +16.14% 29
Yorkshire -29 21 £425 -5.56% 33
North East -22 10 £350 -6.67% 19

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 855 (53.61%) Azure
2 748 (46.90%) Windows
3 633 (39.69%) DevOps
4 567 (35.55%) Microsoft
5 506 (31.72%) Active Directory
6 390 (24.45%) Python
7 368 (23.07%) Terraform
8 360 (22.57%) SQL
9 359 (22.51%) Windows Server
10 353 (22.13%) Security Cleared
11 343 (21.50%) Linux
12 333 (20.88%) VMware
13 325 (20.38%) Microsoft 365
14 305 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
15 285 (17.87%) Bash Shell
16 269 (16.87%) Ansible
17 267 (16.74%) SC Cleared
18 266 (16.68%) SQL Server
19 249 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 246 (15.42%) C#
21 234 (14.67%) .NET
21 234 (14.67%) Migration
22 230 (14.42%) AWS
23 226 (14.17%) SharePoint
24 210 (13.17%) Infrastructure as Code
25 207 (12.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 205 (12.85%) Finance
27 199 (12.48%) Azure Active Directory
28 193 (12.10%) Git (software)
29 189 (11.85%) 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
1 226 (14.17%) SharePoint
2 72 (4.51%) IIS
3 54 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 48 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 42 (2.63%) Confluence
6 32 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (1.13%) Apache
11 16 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.94%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.88%) ArcGIS
13 14 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.69%) CMS
15 8 (0.50%) DNN
16 6 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
16 6 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 70 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.00%) InfoPath
5 14 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.063%) Pipeline Pilot
8 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.13%) HFM
2 2 (0.13%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (0.13%) Salerio
2 2 (0.13%) StreamServe
3 1 (0.063%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.063%) Magento
3 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 855 (53.61%) Azure
2 325 (20.38%) Microsoft 365
3 230 (14.42%) AWS
4 199 (12.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 179 (11.22%) PaaS
5 179 (11.22%) Power Platform
6 136 (8.53%) IaaS
7 110 (6.90%) PowerApps
8 92 (5.77%) Serverless
9 91 (5.71%) GitHub
10 68 (4.26%) Logic Apps
10 68 (4.26%) Power Automate
11 64 (4.01%) Azure Functions
12 62 (3.89%) OneDrive
13 60 (3.76%) SaaS
14 40 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
15 35 (2.19%) GCP
16 34 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
16 34 (2.13%) OpenShift
17 24 (1.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 128 (8.03%) DNS
2 114 (7.15%) Firewall
3 78 (4.89%) DHCP
4 70 (4.39%) SAN
5 58 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 54 (3.39%) Skype
7 38 (2.38%) WAN
8 36 (2.26%) VPN
9 35 (2.19%) VLAN
10 30 (1.88%) LAN
11 26 (1.63%) VSAN
12 24 (1.50%) NetScaler
12 24 (1.50%) SSL
13 23 (1.44%) Internet
14 22 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
15 21 (1.32%) SNMP
16 20 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
17 17 (1.07%) HTTP
18 15 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
19 14 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (16.68%) SQL Server
2 116 (7.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 85 (5.33%) Power BI
4 46 (2.88%) Cosmos DB
5 39 (2.45%) OLTP
5 39 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (2.13%) Data Lake
7 33 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.88%) Tableau
9 26 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.13%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.00%) MySQL
13 15 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (0.88%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.88%) Redis
15 13 (0.82%) Big Data
15 13 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 193 (12.10%) Git (software)
2 167 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 93 (5.83%) GitLab
4 75 (4.70%) JIRA
5 66 (4.14%) Visual Studio
6 65 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 53 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 44 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 43 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 35 (2.19%) MSI
11 29 (1.82%) Bitbucket
11 29 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (1.44%) Artifactory
13 20 (1.25%) JUnit
13 20 (1.25%) ReSharper
14 17 (1.07%) Gradle
14 17 (1.07%) Selenium
14 17 (1.07%) Subversion
15 14 (0.88%) git-flow
15 14 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 205 (12.85%) Finance
2 93 (5.83%) Public Sector
3 78 (4.89%) Banking
4 23 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.19%) Legal
6 18 (1.13%) Retail
7 17 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.75%) Marketing
10 11 (0.69%) Law
11 9 (0.56%) Military
11 9 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.50%) Electronics
12 8 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.44%) Back Office
13 7 (0.44%) Front Office
14 6 (0.38%) French Language
15 4 (0.25%) Advertising
15 4 (0.25%) German Language
15 4 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (17.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 264 (16.55%) Azure Engineer
3 159 (9.97%) Developer
4 157 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 132 (8.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 121 (7.59%) Consultant
7 103 (6.46%) Architect
8 97 (6.08%) Azure DevOps
9 73 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
10 65 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
11 62 (3.89%) Analyst
12 60 (3.76%) Platform Engineer
13 52 (3.26%) Support Engineer
14 50 (3.13%) Administrator
15 47 (2.95%) AWS Engineer
15 47 (2.95%) Azure Architect
16 43 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
17 38 (2.38%) Senior DevOps
17 38 (2.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 34 (2.13%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (14.67%) .NET
2 88 (5.52%) REST
3 66 (4.14%) CSS
4 59 (3.70%) HTML
5 58 (3.64%) Web Services
6 56 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 54 (3.39%) JSON
8 52 (3.26%) XML
8 52 (3.26%) YAML
9 50 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
10 47 (2.95%) React
11 45 (2.82%) ASP.NET
12 43 (2.70%) .NET Core
13 38 (2.38%) AngularJS
13 38 (2.38%) LDAP
14 30 (1.88%) Node.js
14 30 (1.88%) RESTful
15 26 (1.63%) jQuery
16 22 (1.38%) ADO
17 19 (1.19%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 52 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (3.26%) Public Cloud
4 51 (3.20%) Cloud Native
5 41 (2.57%) PKI
6 39 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
7 38 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 38 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.07%) Replication
9 27 (1.69%) Clustering
9 27 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
11 21 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
11 21 (1.32%) User Experience
12 19 (1.19%) Private Cloud
13 18 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 13 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 748 (46.90%) Windows
2 359 (22.51%) Windows Server
3 343 (21.50%) Linux
4 189 (11.85%) Windows 10
5 157 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 123 (7.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 88 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (5.39%) Unix
9 81 (5.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 80 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (2.95%) CentOS
12 39 (2.45%) Windows 7
13 19 (1.19%) Android
14 17 (1.07%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.63%) Solaris
15 10 (0.63%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.56%) VMS
17 7 (0.44%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (39.69%) DevOps
2 305 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (14.67%) Migration
4 210 (13.17%) Infrastructure as Code
5 207 (12.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 160 (10.03%) Configuration Management
7 153 (9.59%) ITIL
7 153 (9.59%) Test Automation
8 129 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
9 120 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
10 118 (7.40%) Deployment Automation
11 110 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
12 108 (6.77%) Scrum
13 96 (6.02%) Analytics
14 83 (5.20%) Continuous Delivery
15 81 (5.08%) Infrastructure Automation
16 77 (4.83%) Information Security
16 77 (4.83%) Microservices
17 75 (4.70%) TDD
18 70 (4.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 390 (24.45%) Python
2 360 (22.57%) SQL
3 285 (17.87%) Bash Shell
4 246 (15.42%) C#
5 169 (10.60%) JavaScript
6 126 (7.90%) Java
7 70 (4.39%) Perl
8 58 (3.64%) Ruby
9 57 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 57 (3.57%) VB
10 44 (2.76%) TypeScript
10 44 (2.76%) VBScript
11 43 (2.70%) Go
12 41 (2.57%) C
13 39 (2.45%) C++
14 30 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.13%) Groovy
15 18 (1.13%) PHP
16 17 (1.07%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 353 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 267 (16.74%) SC Cleared
3 77 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (4.58%) Degree
5 70 (4.39%) DV Cleared
6 42 (2.63%) MCSE
7 34 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (1.38%) CCNA
10 17 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (0.88%) AWS Certification
11 14 (0.88%) CCNP
12 12 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (0.75%) MCSA
13 10 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.63%) VCAP
14 9 (0.56%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.50%) CISSP
15 8 (0.50%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.64%) QA
2 32 (2.01%) SLA
3 25 (1.57%) NIST
4 11 (0.69%) GDPR
5 8 (0.50%) NCSC
6 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.25%) WCAG
9 3 (0.19%) IFRS
10 1 (0.063%) HL7
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.063%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 506 (31.72%) Active Directory
2 249 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (11.22%) Docker
4 99 (6.21%) Hyper-V
5 97 (6.08%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (5.02%) vSphere
7 50 (3.13%) VMware NSX
8 47 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (2.01%) XenApp
11 28 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.25%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 5 (0.31%) Firmware
14 5 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.25%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.25%) KVM
15 4 (0.25%) LXC
15 4 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 368 (23.07%) Terraform
2 269 (16.87%) Ansible
3 174 (10.91%) Kubernetes
4 153 (9.59%) SCCM
5 127 (7.96%) Puppet
6 90 (5.64%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 54 (3.39%) vCenter Server
9 52 (3.26%) SCOM
10 50 (3.13%) PowerCLI
11 40 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
12 31 (1.94%) Grafana
13 29 (1.82%) vRealize
13 29 (1.82%) WSUS
14 27 (1.69%) Packer
15 21 (1.32%) Prometheus
16 17 (1.07%) Netcool
17 14 (0.88%) ZABBIX
18 12 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
19 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 567 (35.55%) Microsoft
2 333 (20.88%) VMware
3 102 (6.39%) Citrix
4 79 (4.95%) Oracle
5 69 (4.33%) Cisco
6 62 (3.89%) HP
7 57 (3.57%) Dell
8 54 (3.39%) Splunk
9 44 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 39 (2.45%) EMC
11 32 (2.01%) Atlassian
12 31 (1.94%) Databricks
13 29 (1.82%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.57%) Google
14 25 (1.57%) Nintex
14 25 (1.57%) Sophos
15 23 (1.44%) Lumension
15 23 (1.44%) NetApp
15 23 (1.44%) Remedy
16 21 (1.32%) McAfee