Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 96 149
Rank change year-on-year -13 +53 +25
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2116 2606 1862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 2.37% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.34% 6.13% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1636 1192
UK median daily rate £412 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £280 £281 £256
90th Percentile £554 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year - +7.76% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 54
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +44.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £17.28 £18.50 £19.83
90th Percentile £50.00 £63.00 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +18.06% +44.00% -16.67%

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 39639 42526 42389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.63% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27166 29172 27980
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 922 867
UK median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 6 months to 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor 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 20 July 2017. 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 1916 £420 +3.70% 276
UK excluding London -29 1110 £375 - 147
London -2 973 £450 - 146
South East -44 322 £400 -1.23% 26
North of England -40 209 £375 +10.29% 37
Midlands +46 174 £375 +7.14% 33
Scotland -13 155 £390 +6.85% 12
South West +1 121 £325 -5.80% 15
North West -4 113 £369 -9.51% 22
East of England +48 108 £450 +14.29% 19
West Midlands +50 100 £405 +8.00% 23
East Midlands +15 74 £300 -4.00% 10
Yorkshire -21 51 £375 -3.85% 15
North East -3 45 £390 +21.50%
Wales +2 16 £400 +14.29% 2
Northern Ireland -31 12 £275 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1321 (62.43%) Windows
2 830 (39.22%) Microsoft
3 792 (37.43%) Active Directory
4 672 (31.76%) Windows Server
5 577 (27.27%) SQL
6 552 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 525 (24.81%) SQL Server
8 508 (24.01%) VMware
9 440 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 433 (20.46%) DevOps
11 430 (20.32%) Linux
12 410 (19.38%) .NET
13 398 (18.81%) Finance
14 373 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
15 348 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 344 (16.26%) C#
17 338 (15.97%) Office 365
18 307 (14.51%) Amazon AWS
19 305 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
20 297 (14.04%) Migration
21 295 (13.94%) SCCM
22 292 (13.80%) Python
23 282 (13.33%) ITIL
24 281 (13.28%) IIS
25 262 (12.38%) Security Cleared
26 246 (11.63%) Git (software)
27 245 (11.58%) Configuration Management
28 233 (11.01%) SharePoint
29 227 (10.73%) Citrix
30 220 (10.40%) DNS

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
1 281 (13.28%) IIS
2 233 (11.01%) SharePoint
3 217 (10.26%) MS Exchange
4 158 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 149 (7.04%) Skype for Business
6 115 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 76 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 59 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 53 (2.50%) Confluence
10 47 (2.22%) Apache
11 45 (2.13%) WebLogic
12 38 (1.80%) Tomcat
13 37 (1.75%) WebSphere
14 36 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
15 31 (1.47%) OpenStack
16 30 (1.42%) CMS
17 24 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
18 20 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
19 19 (0.90%) JBoss
20 18 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 74 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.047%) HipChat
6 1 (0.047%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.095%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.095%) Scribe Insight
4 2 (0.095%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.095%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.047%) FRx
5 1 (0.047%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.047%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.047%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 552 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 338 (15.97%) Office 365
3 307 (14.51%) Amazon AWS
4 105 (4.96%) IaaS
5 101 (4.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 91 (4.30%) PaaS
7 48 (2.27%) OneDrive
8 40 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (1.28%) SaaS
10 24 (1.13%) Trello
11 22 (1.04%) Amazon S3
12 21 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.99%) GitHub
13 15 (0.71%) Yammer
14 13 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.47%) Route 53
17 8 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 220 (10.40%) DNS
2 190 (8.98%) Firewall
3 165 (7.80%) SAN
4 126 (5.95%) DHCP
5 104 (4.91%) TCP/IP
6 91 (4.30%) Skype
7 86 (4.06%) LAN
8 73 (3.45%) HTTP
9 62 (2.93%) LDAP
10 60 (2.84%) Internet
11 57 (2.69%) WAN
12 56 (2.65%) SSL
13 55 (2.60%) VPN
14 54 (2.55%) NAS
15 49 (2.32%) Wireless
16 44 (2.08%) NetScaler
17 37 (1.75%) SMTP
18 33 (1.56%) VSAN
19 32 (1.51%) HTTPS
20 31 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 122 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 98 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 62 (2.93%) MySQL
8 59 (2.79%) Relational Database
9 58 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (2.03%) Oracle Database
11 42 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
12 35 (1.65%) Big Data
12 35 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
13 33 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
14 30 (1.42%) Power BI
15 26 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
16 22 (1.04%) RDBMS
17 21 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
18 19 (0.90%) Hadoop
19 18 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 246 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 214 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 206 (9.74%) Jenkins
4 145 (6.85%) TeamCity
5 130 (6.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 106 (5.01%) Visual Studio
7 83 (3.92%) JIRA
8 56 (2.65%) MSI
9 55 (2.60%) MSBuild
10 45 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 40 (1.89%) Subversion
12 35 (1.65%) GitLab
12 35 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
13 28 (1.32%) Ant
14 25 (1.18%) Vagrant
15 23 (1.09%) NuGet
16 22 (1.04%) Hudson
17 21 (0.99%) Maven
17 21 (0.99%) Toad
17 21 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 398 (18.81%) Finance
2 183 (8.65%) Banking
3 58 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 43 (2.03%) Legal
5 33 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.51%) Law
7 30 (1.42%) Back Office
8 28 (1.32%) Retail
9 27 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.09%) Marketing
11 20 (0.95%) Front Office
12 18 (0.85%) Electronics
13 15 (0.71%) Publishing
14 13 (0.61%) Advertising
14 13 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.52%) Games
15 11 (0.52%) Local Government
16 7 (0.33%) French Language
17 4 (0.19%) Billing
17 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 275 (13.00%) Developer
2 256 (12.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 200 (9.45%) Analyst
4 170 (8.03%) Consultant
5 163 (7.70%) Windows Engineer
6 150 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 134 (6.33%) PowerShell Engineer
8 126 (5.95%) Administrator
9 109 (5.15%) Architect
10 85 (4.02%) Azure Engineer
11 77 (3.64%) Support Analyst
12 76 (3.59%) DBA
13 73 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
14 71 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
15 68 (3.21%) Support Engineer
16 65 (3.07%) Automation Engineer
16 65 (3.07%) Azure DevOps
16 65 (3.07%) C# Developer
17 62 (2.93%) .NET Developer
18 60 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (19.38%) .NET
2 156 (7.37%) Web Services
3 144 (6.81%) HTML
4 120 (5.67%) XML
5 108 (5.10%) CSS
6 93 (4.40%) ASP.NET
7 68 (3.21%) .NET Framework
8 61 (2.88%) AngularJS
9 58 (2.74%) JSON
10 57 (2.69%) REST
11 52 (2.46%) jQuery
12 47 (2.22%) RESTful
13 45 (2.13%) Entity Framework
14 44 (2.08%) HTML5
14 44 (2.08%) Software Packaging
15 39 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (1.75%) WCF
17 33 (1.56%) Middleware
18 30 (1.42%) SOAP
19 26 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 163 (7.70%) Data Centre
2 141 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.21%) Clustering
4 55 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 51 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 48 (2.27%) Replication
7 38 (1.80%) PKI
8 31 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 26 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 21 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 21 (0.99%) Thin Client
12 20 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (0.90%) Fintech
14 18 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 17 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
16 16 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1321 (62.43%) Windows
2 672 (31.76%) Windows Server
3 440 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 430 (20.32%) Linux
5 348 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 214 (10.11%) Unix
7 161 (7.61%) Windows 7
8 143 (6.76%) Windows 10
9 126 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 118 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.70%) Android
12 34 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 34 (1.61%) Windows XP
13 32 (1.51%) Solaris
13 32 (1.51%) VMS
13 32 (1.51%) Windows 8
14 31 (1.47%) CentOS
15 25 (1.18%) Ubuntu
16 21 (0.99%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (20.46%) DevOps
2 373 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (14.04%) Migration
4 282 (13.33%) ITIL
5 245 (11.58%) Configuration Management
6 215 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
7 111 (5.25%) Task Automation
8 100 (4.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 100 (4.73%) Scrum
9 98 (4.63%) Test Automation
10 96 (4.54%) Release Management
11 90 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 90 (4.25%) Workflow
12 88 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
13 84 (3.97%) Open Source
14 79 (3.73%) Service Management
14 79 (3.73%) Virtual Environments
15 78 (3.69%) Project Management
16 76 (3.59%) Change Management
17 67 (3.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 577 (27.27%) SQL
2 344 (16.26%) C#
3 292 (13.80%) Python
4 185 (8.74%) VBScript
5 181 (8.55%) Bash Shell
6 180 (8.51%) Java
7 171 (8.08%) Perl
8 156 (7.37%) JavaScript
9 128 (6.05%) T-SQL
10 102 (4.82%) VB
11 79 (3.73%) Ruby
12 66 (3.12%) Shell Script
13 50 (2.36%) PHP
14 38 (1.80%) XAML
15 35 (1.65%) VBA
16 31 (1.47%) PL/SQL
17 30 (1.42%) VB.NET
18 29 (1.37%) C++
19 23 (1.09%) C
20 21 (0.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 262 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 194 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 190 (8.98%) SC Cleared
4 108 (5.10%) MCSE
5 93 (4.40%) Degree
6 61 (2.88%) MCITP
7 52 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 49 (2.32%) DV Cleared
9 44 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (1.51%) MCSA
12 29 (1.37%) CCNA
13 25 (1.18%) MCP
14 22 (1.04%) MCTS
15 18 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.61%) CISSP
17 12 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
17 12 (0.57%) CCNP
18 11 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 11 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.17%) QA
2 33 (1.56%) SLA
3 10 (0.47%) COBIT
4 9 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.33%) GDPR
6 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.19%) PMO
10 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 792 (37.43%) Active Directory
2 305 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 101 (4.77%) vSphere
5 97 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (3.73%) Docker
7 75 (3.54%) XenDesktop
8 71 (3.36%) XenApp
9 66 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (1.28%) XenServer
12 22 (1.04%) DFS Replication
13 20 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (0.76%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.71%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.66%) NFS
16 14 (0.66%) vCloud
16 14 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 10 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 295 (13.94%) SCCM
2 213 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
3 209 (9.88%) Ansible
4 187 (8.84%) Puppet
5 117 (5.53%) SCOM
6 72 (3.40%) WSUS
7 64 (3.02%) vCenter Server
8 45 (2.13%) Nagios
8 45 (2.13%) NetBackup
9 40 (1.89%) Terraform
10 36 (1.70%) Dollar Universe
11 35 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 35 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 33 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
13 31 (1.47%) AirWatch
13 31 (1.47%) Kubernetes
14 29 (1.37%) PowerCLI
15 25 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
15 25 (1.18%) SCOrch
16 24 (1.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 830 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 508 (24.01%) VMware
3 227 (10.73%) Citrix
4 188 (8.88%) Oracle
5 145 (6.85%) HP
6 136 (6.43%) Cisco
7 104 (4.91%) Red Hat
8 103 (4.87%) ServiceNow
9 87 (4.11%) Symantec
10 75 (3.54%) NetApp
11 62 (2.93%) Splunk
12 56 (2.65%) Dell
13 52 (2.46%) IBM
14 48 (2.27%) Atlassian
15 47 (2.22%) McAfee
16 37 (1.75%) TIBCO
17 36 (1.70%) EMC
18 32 (1.51%) CheckPoint
19 28 (1.32%) 3PAR
19 28 (1.32%) SAP
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 47 minutes ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH too)
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Up to £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + Flexible working culture
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day (DOE)
Posted: 22 hours ago
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £302.18 - £310.58 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £302.18 - £310.58 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Martin & Conley
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago