Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 106 110
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 +57
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,762 2,020 2,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.73% 2.20% 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.35% 5.36% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,811 1,365 1,402
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%
10th Percentile £281 £285 £275
90th Percentile £600 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £385
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.09% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 53 53
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +57.89% +6.40%
10th Percentile £19.16 £15.90 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.70 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £39.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -23.72% +46.62% +6.40%

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 43,475 37,689 40,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.98% 40.96% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,426 25,829 27,911
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 841 988
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.61 £16.17 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.75 £51.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +19 2,494 £430 +7.50% 600
UK excluding London +40 1,501 £400 +14.29% 408
London +8 1,230 £475 +5.56% 224
South East +29 487 £413 +17.86% 96
North of England +43 300 £400 +14.29% 112
Midlands +38 240 £375 +11.11% 88
Scotland 0 195 £420 +8.04% 21
North West +32 152 £438 +25.00% 49
South West +33 145 £375 +15.38% 41
West Midlands +24 135 £375 -3.23% 42
East Midlands +42 103 £338 +22.73% 46
East of England +5 93 £375 -6.25% 39
North East +31 80 £363 +6.62% 14
Yorkshire +14 68 £425 +18.06% 49
Wales +16 42 £375 +15.38% 11
Northern Ireland -4 5 £108 -60.91%

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 1,613 (58.40%) Windows
2 1,117 (40.44%) Microsoft
3 965 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 896 (32.44%) Active Directory
5 767 (27.77%) Windows Server
6 707 (25.60%) DevOps
7 646 (23.39%) VMware
8 599 (21.69%) SQL
9 547 (19.80%) SQL Server
10 495 (17.92%) Linux
11 491 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
12 489 (17.70%) Office 365
13 460 (16.65%) Security Cleared
14 459 (16.62%) SCCM
15 441 (15.97%) Migration
16 437 (15.82%) .NET
16 437 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 434 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
18 427 (15.46%) Finance
19 426 (15.42%) C#
20 390 (14.12%) Python
21 388 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 382 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
23 341 (12.35%) Citrix
24 332 (12.02%) ITIL
24 332 (12.02%) SC Cleared
25 326 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
25 326 (11.80%) SharePoint
26 316 (11.44%) Ansible
27 311 (11.26%) 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
1 326 (11.80%) SharePoint
2 201 (7.28%) MS Exchange
3 200 (7.24%) IIS
4 187 (6.77%) Skype for Business
5 114 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (3.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 82 (2.97%) Confluence
8 58 (2.10%) Apache
9 54 (1.96%) OpenStack
10 53 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 49 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
13 45 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 38 (1.38%) Tomcat
15 31 (1.12%) WebSphere
16 27 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
17 25 (0.91%) nginx
18 24 (0.87%) NServiceBus
19 21 (0.76%) CMS
20 16 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 127 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.52%) InfoPath
3 31 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) HipChat
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.036%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 36 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.25%) Endur
4 6 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.18%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 4 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.072%) assyst
9 1 (0.036%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.036%) Kondor
9 1 (0.036%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.036%) RMDS
9 1 (0.036%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.036%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.036%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 965 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 489 (17.70%) Office 365
3 434 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
4 204 (7.39%) IaaS
5 170 (6.15%) PaaS
6 113 (4.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 92 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 68 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.96%) SaaS
10 36 (1.30%) GitHub
11 34 (1.23%) OneDrive
12 29 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
13 28 (1.01%) Serverless
14 26 (0.94%) NuGet
15 24 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
15 24 (0.87%) Datadog
16 22 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
17 21 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
18 16 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
19 15 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 311 (11.26%) DNS
2 253 (9.16%) Firewall
3 215 (7.78%) DHCP
4 180 (6.52%) SAN
5 130 (4.71%) Skype
6 122 (4.42%) TCP/IP
7 95 (3.44%) VPN
8 87 (3.15%) LAN
9 85 (3.08%) WAN
10 75 (2.72%) NetScaler
11 59 (2.14%) Internet
12 50 (1.81%) Network Security
13 43 (1.56%) MPLS
13 43 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
13 43 (1.56%) VoIP
14 41 (1.48%) NAS
15 35 (1.27%) SNMP
16 34 (1.23%) VLAN
17 31 (1.12%) SMTP
18 29 (1.05%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 60 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 56 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 51 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 50 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
9 46 (1.67%) Big Data
9 46 (1.67%) MySQL
10 45 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 37 (1.34%) Power BI
13 35 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
14 32 (1.16%) Hadoop
14 32 (1.16%) MongoDB
15 31 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
16 28 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 304 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 283 (10.25%) Jenkins
3 262 (9.49%) TeamCity
4 230 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 209 (7.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 197 (7.13%) Visual Studio
7 131 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
8 125 (4.53%) JIRA
9 97 (3.51%) MSI
10 69 (2.50%) Subversion
11 65 (2.35%) MSBuild
12 36 (1.30%) NUnit
13 35 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 32 (1.16%) Selenium
15 30 (1.09%) Ant
16 29 (1.05%) Vagrant
17 28 (1.01%) SpecFlow
18 26 (0.94%) Gradle
19 24 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
20 21 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 427 (15.46%) Finance
2 168 (6.08%) Banking
3 70 (2.53%) Retail
4 34 (1.23%) Publishing
5 28 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 24 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 24 (0.87%) Marketing
7 22 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.76%) Back Office
9 16 (0.58%) Advertising
10 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.54%) Front Office
10 15 (0.54%) Law
11 8 (0.29%) Electronics
11 8 (0.29%) Legal
12 6 (0.22%) Local Government
13 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.18%) French Language
13 5 (0.18%) Games
14 3 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 446 (16.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 317 (11.48%) Developer
3 236 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 229 (8.29%) Consultant
5 222 (8.04%) Azure Engineer
6 176 (6.37%) Architect
7 168 (6.08%) Administrator
8 167 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
9 166 (6.01%) Azure DevOps
10 147 (5.32%) Analyst
11 133 (4.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 106 (3.84%) Support Engineer
13 99 (3.58%) PowerShell Engineer
14 98 (3.55%) C# Developer
15 90 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
16 88 (3.19%) DBA
17 85 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
18 82 (2.97%) .NET Developer
18 82 (2.97%) SharePoint Developer
19 74 (2.68%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (15.82%) .NET
2 151 (5.47%) JSON
3 143 (5.18%) Web Services
4 123 (4.45%) REST
5 122 (4.42%) XML
6 115 (4.16%) CSS
7 97 (3.51%) ASP.NET
8 89 (3.22%) .NET Framework
9 88 (3.19%) HTML
10 79 (2.86%) jQuery
11 72 (2.61%) AngularJS
12 51 (1.85%) LDAP
12 51 (1.85%) SOAP
13 45 (1.63%) React
14 39 (1.41%) RESTful
15 37 (1.34%) WCF
16 35 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
18 33 (1.19%) Node.js
19 32 (1.16%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 157 (5.68%) Data Centre
2 145 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (4.56%) Clustering
4 110 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
5 108 (3.91%) PKI
6 84 (3.04%) Computer Science
7 75 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 61 (2.21%) Public Cloud
9 59 (2.14%) Replication
10 45 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 42 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
12 30 (1.09%) User Experience
13 25 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 21 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 20 (0.72%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.69%) Blackberry
17 18 (0.65%) Fat Client
17 18 (0.65%) Thin Client
18 17 (0.62%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1,613 (58.40%) Windows
2 767 (27.77%) Windows Server
3 495 (17.92%) Linux
4 437 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 382 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 278 (10.07%) Windows 10
7 213 (7.71%) Windows 7
8 160 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 157 (5.68%) Unix
10 117 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 84 (3.04%) CentOS
12 48 (1.74%) VMS
13 42 (1.52%) Solaris
14 36 (1.30%) Apple iOS
14 36 (1.30%) Windows 8
15 33 (1.19%) AIX
15 33 (1.19%) Windows Vista
16 32 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 27 (0.98%) Windows XP
18 25 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (25.60%) DevOps
2 491 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (15.97%) Migration
4 332 (12.02%) ITIL
5 326 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
6 279 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
7 268 (9.70%) Configuration Management
8 165 (5.97%) Test Automation
9 156 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 153 (5.54%) Deployment Automation
11 147 (5.32%) Scrum
12 133 (4.82%) Open Source
13 131 (4.74%) Change Management
14 121 (4.38%) High Availability
15 104 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
16 101 (3.66%) Mentoring
17 95 (3.44%) Workflow
18 93 (3.37%) Task Automation
18 93 (3.37%) TDD
19 92 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 599 (21.69%) SQL
2 426 (15.42%) C#
3 390 (14.12%) Python
4 268 (9.70%) Bash Shell
5 234 (8.47%) VBScript
6 232 (8.40%) JavaScript
7 157 (5.68%) Ruby
8 146 (5.29%) Java
9 136 (4.92%) Perl
10 105 (3.80%) T-SQL
11 98 (3.55%) Shell Script
12 95 (3.44%) VB
13 61 (2.21%) C
14 41 (1.48%) C++
14 41 (1.48%) VBA
15 30 (1.09%) PHP
16 29 (1.05%) Groovy
17 17 (0.62%) JCL
18 16 (0.58%) Bourne shell
18 16 (0.58%) Korn
Qualifications
1 460 (16.65%) Security Cleared
2 332 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 201 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 145 (5.25%) Degree
5 122 (4.42%) MCSE
6 90 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 60 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (2.03%) MCSA
9 49 (1.77%) CCNA
10 47 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 44 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 37 (1.34%) MCP
13 36 (1.30%) MCITP
14 29 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (1.01%) CCNP
16 27 (0.98%) CISSP
17 24 (0.87%) AWS Certification
18 14 (0.51%) SANS
19 13 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 12 (0.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.24%) QA
2 56 (2.03%) SLA
3 39 (1.41%) GDPR
4 14 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.47%) GCP
5 13 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.18%) TickIT
7 4 (0.14%) EMIR
7 4 (0.14%) MiFID
8 3 (0.11%) PMO
9 2 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.072%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.036%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.036%) GPG13
10 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
System Software
1 896 (32.44%) Active Directory
2 388 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (8.73%) Hyper-V
4 184 (6.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 180 (6.52%) XenDesktop
6 174 (6.30%) XenApp
7 168 (6.08%) Docker
8 157 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
9 148 (5.36%) vSphere
10 76 (2.75%) XenServer
11 60 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
12 37 (1.34%) BitLocker
13 30 (1.09%) vCloud
13 30 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
14 29 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
14 29 (1.05%) VMware NSX
15 20 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
16 19 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 17 (0.62%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 459 (16.62%) SCCM
2 316 (11.44%) Ansible
3 288 (10.43%) Puppet
4 271 (9.81%) Opscode Chef
5 163 (5.90%) Terraform
6 155 (5.61%) SCOM
7 75 (2.72%) Nagios
8 59 (2.14%) Packer
9 58 (2.10%) Kubernetes
10 56 (2.03%) WSUS
11 51 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 48 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
13 44 (1.59%) PowerCLI
14 43 (1.56%) SCVMM
14 43 (1.56%) vCenter Server
15 36 (1.30%) vRealize
16 33 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
17 31 (1.12%) WMI
18 29 (1.05%) Salt
18 29 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,117 (40.44%) Microsoft
2 646 (23.39%) VMware
3 341 (12.35%) Citrix
4 175 (6.34%) Oracle
5 164 (5.94%) HP
6 152 (5.50%) Cisco
7 125 (4.53%) Ivanti
8 116 (4.20%) Red Hat
9 105 (3.80%) Splunk
10 98 (3.55%) McAfee
11 79 (2.86%) SolarWinds
12 75 (2.72%) Symantec
13 65 (2.35%) ServiceNow
14 61 (2.21%) NetApp
15 54 (1.96%) IBM
16 51 (1.85%) Dell
16 51 (1.85%) Remedy
17 44 (1.59%) SAP
18 43 (1.56%) New Relic
19 42 (1.52%) Google