Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 66 87
Rank change year-on-year +6 +21 +27
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,493 3,266 2,969
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.68% 3.47% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.90% 8.14% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 2,195 2,052
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £290 £306 £270
90th Percentile £575 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 89 71
Median hourly rate £37.59 £39.18 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.05% -5.67% -4.53%
10th Percentile £28.43 £16.50 £22.42
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.15 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -12.28%

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 16,775 40,119 45,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.39% 42.67% 43.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,230 27,812 31,980
Median daily rate £498 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 738 812
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £20.23 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -19.54% +7.41% -2.41%

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 13 July 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 13 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 18 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 13 July 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 1,292 £469 +4.22% 292
UK excluding London +12 873 £425 -2.86% 223
London -2 572 £478 +0.53% 88
South East +4 234 £475 +5.56% 59
North of England +37 160 £375 -6.25% 55
Scotland +42 156 £400 - 13
South West +9 149 £450 +5.88% 27
Midlands +15 112 £475 +5.85% 40
North West +47 94 £350 -12.50% 43
West Midlands +16 83 £525 +16.67% 36
Work from Home +3 81 £425 -7.61% 33
East of England +7 50 £500 +11.11% 23
Yorkshire +22 42 £425 - 7
East Midlands +13 27 £335 -10.67% 4
North East +32 22 £400 +18.52% 5
Wales -17 15 £500 +5.04% 8
Northern Ireland +18 2 £450 +45.16% 1
Channel Islands +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 July 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.

1 805 (53.92%) Windows
2 692 (46.35%) Azure
3 590 (39.52%) Microsoft
4 571 (38.25%) Active Directory
5 466 (31.21%) DevOps
6 411 (27.53%) Windows Server
7 406 (27.19%) SQL
8 378 (25.32%) Security Cleared
9 371 (24.85%) VMware
10 300 (20.09%) SC Cleared
11 287 (19.22%) Migration
12 278 (18.62%) Office 365
13 272 (18.22%) Linux
14 268 (17.95%) SQL Server
14 268 (17.95%) Python
15 266 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 259 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
17 218 (14.60%) C#
18 215 (14.40%) Windows 10
19 212 (14.20%) SCCM
20 210 (14.07%) Ansible
21 200 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
22 196 (13.13%) .NET
23 195 (13.06%) ITIL
24 178 (11.92%) Terraform
24 178 (11.92%) Windows Server 2016
25 177 (11.86%) DNS
26 172 (11.52%) SharePoint
26 172 (11.52%) Finance
27 168 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 172 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 78 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 64 (4.29%) IIS
4 53 (3.55%) Skype for Business
5 52 (3.48%) Confluence
6 34 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (2.28%) Tomcat
7 32 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (2.01%) Apache
9 23 (1.54%) IBM Domino
10 21 (1.41%) IBM Notes
10 21 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (1.21%) NServiceBus
12 15 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.87%) ArcGIS
14 12 (0.80%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.67%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.47%) CMS
16 7 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 84 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.61%) Photoshop
4 20 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.87%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.67%) Acrobat
6 10 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.067%) Actimize
5 1 (0.067%) assyst
5 1 (0.067%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.067%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 692 (46.35%) Azure
2 278 (18.62%) Office 365
3 163 (10.92%) AWS
4 139 (9.31%) Power Platform
5 121 (8.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 117 (7.84%) IaaS
7 112 (7.50%) PaaS
8 67 (4.49%) OneDrive
9 65 (4.35%) SaaS
10 47 (3.15%) GitHub
11 43 (2.88%) Azure Data Factory
12 38 (2.55%) PowerApps
13 37 (2.48%) GCP
14 27 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
14 27 (1.81%) Serverless
15 19 (1.27%) Logic Apps
15 19 (1.27%) OpenShift
16 18 (1.21%) Azure Functions
17 17 (1.14%) G Suite
18 15 (1.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 177 (11.86%) DNS
2 114 (7.64%) Firewall
3 110 (7.37%) DHCP
4 62 (4.15%) SAN
5 56 (3.75%) Skype
6 42 (2.81%) TCP/IP
6 42 (2.81%) WAN
7 40 (2.68%) SSL
8 36 (2.41%) HTTP
9 35 (2.34%) NetScaler
10 33 (2.21%) Kerberos
11 32 (2.14%) VSAN
12 25 (1.67%) Network Security
13 23 (1.54%) Internet
13 23 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
13 23 (1.54%) SMTP
13 23 (1.54%) SNMP
13 23 (1.54%) VPN
14 22 (1.47%) VLAN
15 19 (1.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.23%) Power BI
3 71 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
6 47 (3.15%) Data Lake
7 46 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
8 42 (2.81%) MySQL
9 39 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
10 35 (2.34%) Big Data
11 30 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (1.81%) Relational Database
13 21 (1.41%) GIS
14 20 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 19 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (1.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.27%) HDInsight
16 18 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
16 18 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 152 (10.18%) Git (software)
2 112 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 91 (6.10%) JIRA
4 85 (5.69%) Visual Studio
5 53 (3.55%) MSI
5 53 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (3.15%) Selenium
7 40 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 36 (2.41%) GitLab
9 29 (1.94%) Bitbucket
9 29 (1.94%) SpecFlow
10 28 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 26 (1.74%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
13 19 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 16 (1.07%) Subversion
15 13 (0.87%) Postman
16 12 (0.80%) Ant
17 11 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 172 (11.52%) Finance
2 71 (4.76%) Banking
3 61 (4.09%) Public Sector
4 17 (1.14%) Legal
5 16 (1.07%) Law
6 13 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.87%) Retail
6 13 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.60%) Games
9 8 (0.54%) Marketing
10 7 (0.47%) Electronics
10 7 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.40%) Back Office
11 6 (0.40%) Military
12 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.27%) Local Government
13 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.20%) Publishing
14 2 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 206 (13.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 177 (11.86%) Developer
3 164 (10.98%) Azure Engineer
4 143 (9.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 108 (7.23%) Consultant
6 106 (7.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 91 (6.10%) Architect
7 91 (6.10%) Azure DevOps
8 89 (5.96%) Administrator
9 65 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (4.15%) Analyst
11 48 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
12 46 (3.08%) Support Engineer
13 42 (2.81%) .NET Developer
13 42 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
14 40 (2.68%) SQL Developer
15 38 (2.55%) Systems Administrator
16 37 (2.48%) Data Engineer
16 37 (2.48%) Server Engineer
17 35 (2.34%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (13.13%) .NET
2 88 (5.89%) XML
3 73 (4.89%) ASP.NET
4 70 (4.69%) JSON
5 65 (4.35%) Web Services
6 60 (4.02%) LDAP
7 49 (3.28%) HTML
7 49 (3.28%) REST
8 44 (2.95%) .NET Framework
9 40 (2.68%) Node.js
10 38 (2.55%) SOAP
11 37 (2.48%) AngularJS
12 35 (2.34%) SAML
13 34 (2.28%) CSS
14 30 (2.01%) Entity Framework
15 28 (1.88%) RESTful
16 26 (1.74%) OpenID
17 25 (1.67%) OAuth
18 24 (1.61%) React
19 23 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 51 (3.42%) PKI
4 50 (3.35%) Clustering
5 47 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 34 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 34 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
9 27 (1.81%) Replication
10 24 (1.61%) Cloud Native
11 22 (1.47%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.74%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.67%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.67%) User Experience
16 7 (0.47%) Fat Client
16 7 (0.47%) Thin Client
17 6 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 805 (53.92%) Windows
2 411 (27.53%) Windows Server
3 272 (18.22%) Linux
4 215 (14.40%) Windows 10
5 200 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 178 (11.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 140 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 116 (7.77%) Windows 7
9 66 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (4.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 60 (4.02%) Unix
12 31 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (1.94%) CentOS
14 26 (1.74%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.80%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.80%) Solaris
16 11 (0.74%) VMS
17 8 (0.54%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.40%) Android
19 5 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (31.21%) DevOps
2 287 (19.22%) Migration
3 259 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (13.06%) ITIL
5 168 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 158 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
7 138 (9.24%) Configuration Management
8 128 (8.57%) Infrastructure as Code
9 125 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
10 118 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
11 99 (6.63%) Test Automation
12 84 (5.63%) Analytics
13 80 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
14 78 (5.22%) Scrum
15 76 (5.09%) Change Management
16 73 (4.89%) Continuous Delivery
17 63 (4.22%) Information Security
18 61 (4.09%) High Availability
19 57 (3.82%) Unit Testing
20 56 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 406 (27.19%) SQL
2 268 (17.95%) Python
3 218 (14.60%) C#
4 164 (10.98%) Bash Shell
5 136 (9.11%) Java
6 132 (8.84%) JavaScript
7 79 (5.29%) T-SQL
8 67 (4.49%) VBScript
9 62 (4.15%) VB
10 44 (2.95%) Perl
11 41 (2.75%) Shell Script
12 36 (2.41%) PHP
13 30 (2.01%) C
14 26 (1.74%) Ruby
15 22 (1.47%) C++
16 21 (1.41%) Go
17 19 (1.27%) R
18 18 (1.21%) VBA
19 13 (0.87%) Korn
19 13 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 378 (25.32%) Security Cleared
2 300 (20.09%) SC Cleared
3 103 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (6.43%) DV Cleared
5 42 (2.81%) Degree
6 37 (2.48%) MCSA
7 32 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (1.88%) MCSE
9 25 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.87%) CCNA
12 12 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.74%) MCITP
14 10 (0.67%) CCA
14 10 (0.67%) CCNP
14 10 (0.67%) CISSP
14 10 (0.67%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (0.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.88%) SLA
2 32 (2.14%) GDPR
3 30 (2.01%) QA
4 17 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.00%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.47%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.40%) NIST
9 5 (0.33%) NCSC
10 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.20%) AICPA
11 3 (0.20%) COBIT
11 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.067%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.067%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 571 (38.25%) Active Directory
2 266 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (9.58%) Docker
4 112 (7.50%) vSphere
5 91 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 80 (5.36%) XenApp
7 77 (5.16%) Hyper-V
8 57 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
9 52 (3.48%) VMware NSX
10 39 (2.61%) XenDesktop
11 36 (2.41%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.60%) Firmware
13 9 (0.60%) RACF
14 7 (0.47%) NFS
14 7 (0.47%) vCloud
15 6 (0.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 6 (0.40%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 212 (14.20%) SCCM
2 210 (14.07%) Ansible
3 178 (11.92%) Terraform
4 139 (9.31%) Kubernetes
5 110 (7.37%) Puppet
6 65 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (3.82%) vRealize
8 52 (3.48%) SCOM
9 51 (3.42%) PowerCLI
10 44 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
10 44 (2.95%) Single Sign-On
11 41 (2.75%) vCenter Server
12 31 (2.08%) WSUS
13 26 (1.74%) Packer
14 25 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
15 21 (1.41%) Grafana
16 19 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
17 18 (1.21%) ZABBIX
18 16 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 16 (1.07%) Nagios
Vendors
1 590 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 371 (24.85%) VMware
3 160 (10.72%) Citrix
4 98 (6.56%) Oracle
5 65 (4.35%) HP
5 65 (4.35%) NetApp
6 60 (4.02%) Cisco
7 56 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 55 (3.68%) Splunk
9 48 (3.22%) Atlassian
10 41 (2.75%) IBM
11 40 (2.68%) Dell
12 39 (2.61%) McAfee
13 36 (2.41%) EMC
14 32 (2.14%) Databricks
15 31 (2.08%) Symantec
16 28 (1.88%) Lumension
16 28 (1.88%) ServiceNow
17 25 (1.67%) Google
17 25 (1.67%) Veeam