Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 109 96
Rank change year-on-year +20 -13 +59
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,779 2,044 2,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 2.23% 2.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.39% 5.37% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,868 1,344 1,553
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £285 £281
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 37 52
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +19.44% +46.94%
10th Percentile £24.30 £17.26 £18.68
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £56.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.53 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -11.71% +18.06% +44.00%

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 43,488 38,067 41,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.37% 41.56% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,339 26,083 28,108
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +2.53% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 811 938
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £17.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +8.57%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +14 2,498 £425 +3.66% 560
UK excluding London +35 1,606 £398 +6.00% 386
London +7 1,144 £475 +9.20% 215
South East +33 506 £402 +7.07% 104
North of England +26 302 £375 - 82
Midlands +51 288 £390 +4.00% 76
Scotland +1 200 £400 +4.58% 32
West Midlands +46 170 £380 -1.94% 38
South West +26 146 £370 +13.85% 50
North West -4 128 £375 +7.14% 31
East Midlands +38 118 £400 +33.33% 37
East of England +9 113 £350 -20.00% 33
Yorkshire +22 94 £400 +6.67% 38
North East +24 80 £350 -3.45% 13
Wales +23 52 £450 +12.50% 8
Northern Ireland +10 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,582 (56.93%) Windows
2 1,149 (41.35%) Microsoft
3 931 (33.50%) Active Directory
4 926 (33.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 708 (25.48%) Windows Server
6 640 (23.03%) SQL
7 620 (22.31%) VMware
7 620 (22.31%) DevOps
8 596 (21.45%) SQL Server
9 535 (19.25%) Security Cleared
10 520 (18.71%) Office 365
11 499 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
12 495 (17.81%) Linux
13 472 (16.98%) Migration
14 468 (16.84%) SCCM
15 458 (16.48%) C#
16 456 (16.41%) .NET
17 430 (15.47%) Amazon AWS
18 411 (14.79%) Python
19 408 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
20 405 (14.57%) SC Cleared
21 400 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 397 (14.29%) Finance
23 366 (13.17%) SharePoint
24 347 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
25 327 (11.77%) ITIL
25 327 (11.77%) Citrix
26 321 (11.55%) DNS
27 311 (11.19%) Jenkins
28 295 (10.62%) 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
1 366 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 245 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 216 (7.77%) IIS
4 201 (7.23%) Skype for Business
5 133 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 119 (4.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 71 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 60 (2.16%) Apache
8 60 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
9 55 (1.98%) Confluence
10 51 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 47 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 47 (1.69%) OpenStack
12 45 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
13 42 (1.51%) Tomcat
14 28 (1.01%) WebSphere
15 27 (0.97%) JBoss
16 22 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
17 20 (0.72%) nginx
18 19 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 136 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.44%) InfoPath
4 17 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) Windchill
6 4 (0.14%) HipChat
6 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.036%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 23 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.25%) Endur
4 6 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.18%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 3 (0.11%) assyst
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.11%) SAP MII
7 2 (0.072%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 2 (0.072%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.072%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.036%) Kondor
8 1 (0.036%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.036%) Summit
8 1 (0.036%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.036%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 926 (33.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 520 (18.71%) Office 365
3 430 (15.47%) Amazon AWS
4 170 (6.12%) IaaS
5 146 (5.25%) PaaS
6 118 (4.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 98 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 62 (2.23%) SaaS
9 51 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
10 47 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (1.62%) Serverless
12 39 (1.40%) Datadog
13 37 (1.33%) OneDrive
14 34 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 30 (1.08%) GitHub
16 27 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
16 27 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
17 23 (0.83%) Yammer
18 22 (0.79%) Amazon S3
19 18 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 321 (11.55%) DNS
2 243 (8.74%) Firewall
3 236 (8.49%) DHCP
4 158 (5.69%) SAN
5 150 (5.40%) Skype
6 98 (3.53%) TCP/IP
7 91 (3.27%) VPN
8 86 (3.09%) LAN
9 84 (3.02%) WAN
10 68 (2.45%) Internet
11 64 (2.30%) NetScaler
12 58 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
13 47 (1.69%) NAS
13 47 (1.69%) Network Security
14 43 (1.55%) MPLS
15 39 (1.40%) VLAN
16 38 (1.37%) VoIP
17 33 (1.19%) SNMP
18 32 (1.15%) HTTP
19 30 (1.08%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (21.45%) SQL Server
2 99 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 78 (2.81%) Big Data
5 62 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 61 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 53 (1.91%) Relational Database
8 51 (1.84%) Hadoop
9 50 (1.80%) MySQL
10 48 (1.73%) Oracle Database
11 47 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 47 (1.69%) Power BI
12 42 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 41 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
13 41 (1.48%) NoSQL
14 40 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 39 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
16 30 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 311 (11.19%) Jenkins
2 280 (10.08%) Git (software)
3 248 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 202 (7.27%) TeamCity
5 184 (6.62%) Visual Studio
6 145 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 134 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
8 110 (3.96%) MSI
9 103 (3.71%) JIRA
10 60 (2.16%) Subversion
11 53 (1.91%) MSBuild
12 35 (1.26%) Bitbucket
12 35 (1.26%) NUnit
13 33 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 32 (1.15%) Selenium
15 29 (1.04%) Ant
16 28 (1.01%) Maven
17 27 (0.97%) SpecFlow
18 26 (0.94%) Artifactory
19 25 (0.90%) InstallShield
General
1 397 (14.29%) Finance
2 139 (5.00%) Banking
3 70 (2.52%) Retail
4 34 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 34 (1.22%) Publishing
5 27 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 23 (0.83%) Marketing
7 22 (0.79%) Law
8 17 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 17 (0.61%) Telecoms
9 16 (0.58%) Advertising
9 16 (0.58%) Front Office
10 14 (0.50%) Legal
11 13 (0.47%) Back Office
12 9 (0.32%) Electronics
13 7 (0.25%) French Language
14 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.22%) Local Government
15 5 (0.18%) Games
16 4 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 425 (15.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 340 (12.23%) Developer
3 245 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 203 (7.30%) Azure Engineer
5 197 (7.09%) Consultant
6 177 (6.37%) Analyst
7 171 (6.15%) Architect
8 150 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
9 145 (5.22%) Administrator
10 123 (4.43%) Azure DevOps
11 116 (4.17%) Support Engineer
12 110 (3.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 99 (3.56%) .NET Developer
14 97 (3.49%) SharePoint Developer
15 95 (3.42%) AWS Engineer
15 95 (3.42%) C# Developer
15 95 (3.42%) PowerShell Engineer
16 87 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
17 77 (2.77%) AWS DevOps
18 76 (2.73%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (16.41%) .NET
2 150 (5.40%) JSON
3 138 (4.97%) REST
4 137 (4.93%) CSS
5 133 (4.79%) Web Services
6 119 (4.28%) XML
7 113 (4.07%) ASP.NET
8 103 (3.71%) HTML
9 96 (3.45%) jQuery
10 70 (2.52%) .NET Framework
11 56 (2.02%) LDAP
12 55 (1.98%) AngularJS
13 53 (1.91%) SOAP
14 52 (1.87%) RESTful
15 46 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
16 43 (1.55%) XSLT
17 42 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 42 (1.51%) WCF
18 41 (1.48%) Middleware
19 40 (1.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 162 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 135 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (4.61%) Clustering
4 97 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 93 (3.35%) PKI
6 92 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 58 (2.09%) Management Information System
9 45 (1.62%) Replication
10 32 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (1.08%) User Experience
13 27 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.83%) Fintech
15 22 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.76%) Wiki
17 19 (0.68%) Fat Client
17 19 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
17 19 (0.68%) Thin Client
18 16 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,582 (56.93%) Windows
2 708 (25.48%) Windows Server
3 495 (17.81%) Linux
4 408 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 347 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 295 (10.62%) Windows 10
7 210 (7.56%) Windows 7
8 175 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 157 (5.65%) Unix
10 82 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 60 (2.16%) CentOS
12 50 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 43 (1.55%) Solaris
14 41 (1.48%) VMS
15 36 (1.30%) Windows 8
16 31 (1.12%) AIX
17 28 (1.01%) Android
17 28 (1.01%) Ubuntu
18 27 (0.97%) Windows Vista
19 25 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (22.31%) DevOps
2 499 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
3 472 (16.98%) Migration
4 327 (11.77%) ITIL
5 259 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
6 249 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
7 214 (7.70%) Configuration Management
8 175 (6.30%) Test Automation
9 161 (5.79%) Deployment Automation
9 161 (5.79%) High Availability
10 153 (5.51%) Scrum
11 129 (4.64%) Change Management
12 108 (3.89%) Open Source
13 103 (3.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 103 (3.71%) Workflow
14 98 (3.53%) Application Packaging
15 97 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
16 85 (3.06%) Software Engineering
17 84 (3.02%) Analytics
18 83 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 640 (23.03%) SQL
2 458 (16.48%) C#
3 411 (14.79%) Python
4 266 (9.57%) Bash Shell
5 239 (8.60%) JavaScript
6 203 (7.30%) VBScript
7 161 (5.79%) Java
8 156 (5.61%) Perl
9 131 (4.71%) Ruby
10 113 (4.07%) Shell Script
11 103 (3.71%) VB
12 95 (3.42%) T-SQL
13 85 (3.06%) C
14 74 (2.66%) C++
15 37 (1.33%) Groovy
16 35 (1.26%) VBA
17 30 (1.08%) PHP
18 26 (0.94%) Korn
19 17 (0.61%) JCL
20 16 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 535 (19.25%) Security Cleared
2 405 (14.57%) SC Cleared
3 195 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 150 (5.40%) Degree
5 123 (4.43%) MCSE
6 91 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 67 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 52 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (1.84%) MCSA
10 44 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (1.48%) CCNA
11 41 (1.48%) MCP
12 35 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (1.19%) MCITP
14 31 (1.12%) CCNP
15 24 (0.86%) AWS Certification
16 19 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (0.58%) CISSP
18 14 (0.50%) BC Cleared
18 14 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.12%) GDPR
2 58 (2.09%) SLA
3 52 (1.87%) QA
4 14 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.50%) GCP
5 12 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.18%) EMIR
7 5 (0.18%) MiFID
7 5 (0.18%) TickIT
8 3 (0.11%) PMO
8 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.072%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.036%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.036%) GPG13
10 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 931 (33.50%) Active Directory
2 400 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 195 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 184 (6.62%) Docker
6 168 (6.05%) XenApp
7 162 (5.83%) XenDesktop
8 148 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
9 136 (4.89%) vSphere
10 84 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
11 73 (2.63%) XenServer
12 36 (1.30%) VMware NSX
13 25 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
14 22 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
15 21 (0.76%) BitLocker
15 21 (0.76%) vCloud
15 21 (0.76%) Xen
16 19 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 16 (0.58%) DFS Replication
18 15 (0.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 468 (16.84%) SCCM
2 293 (10.54%) Ansible
3 256 (9.21%) Puppet
4 231 (8.31%) Opscode Chef
5 174 (6.26%) Terraform
6 136 (4.89%) SCOM
7 80 (2.88%) Kubernetes
8 76 (2.73%) WSUS
9 74 (2.66%) Nagios
10 68 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
11 62 (2.23%) Packer
12 56 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
13 51 (1.84%) vCenter Server
14 43 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
15 38 (1.37%) PowerCLI
16 37 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 35 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
18 33 (1.19%) NetBackup
18 33 (1.19%) vRealize
19 32 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,149 (41.35%) Microsoft
2 620 (22.31%) VMware
3 327 (11.77%) Citrix
4 198 (7.12%) Oracle
5 156 (5.61%) Cisco
6 155 (5.58%) HP
7 134 (4.82%) Ivanti
8 129 (4.64%) Splunk
9 109 (3.92%) McAfee
10 102 (3.67%) Red Hat
11 70 (2.52%) ServiceNow
11 70 (2.52%) Symantec
12 60 (2.16%) SolarWinds
13 59 (2.12%) Dell
14 56 (2.02%) NetApp
14 56 (2.02%) New Relic
14 56 (2.02%) SAP
15 54 (1.94%) IBM
16 50 (1.80%) Nintex
17 48 (1.73%) Remedy