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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 63 60
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,899 2,046 1,777
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 3.50% 3.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.95% 8.63% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,009 1,381 1,207
10th Percentile £337 £305 £292
25th Percentile £425 £390 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £625 £538 £525
90th Percentile £700 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £440 £430
% change year-on-year +7.95% +2.33% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 39
10th Percentile £21.78 £24.10 £25.07
25th Percentile £40.00 £38.00 £35.82
Median hourly rate £49.99 £46.00 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.66% -2.13% +28.17%
75th Percentile £66.00 £60.43 £55.00
90th Percentile £69.05 £63.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.27 £40.00 £44.51
% change year-on-year +20.68% -10.13% +67.02%

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 32,374 23,704 19,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.67% 40.54% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,582 16,684 13,956
10th Percentile £384 £325 £325
25th Percentile £455 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +16.16% -4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 460 354
10th Percentile £19.52 £17.00 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £21.68
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% -1.18% -1.16%
75th Percentile £61.63 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £73.70 £63.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -3.41%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 17 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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -2 2,391 £525 +10.53% 564
Work from Home -7 1,404 £525 +7.69% 207
London +2 1,311 £563 +12.50% 228
UK excluding London -14 968 £475 +7.95% 367
South East -20 277 £500 +11.11% 86
Midlands +23 198 £475 +26.67% 62
North of England -13 173 £450 +9.76% 95
South West -7 151 £500 +5.82% 63
West Midlands +3 127 £500 +33.33% 33
North West -2 124 £450 +12.50% 49
East of England +3 87 £450 +28.57% 24
Scotland -47 72 £500 +13.96% 30
East Midlands +8 69 £400 +6.67% 29
Yorkshire -34 36 £450 +4.05% 32
North East -5 14 £419 +4.69% 14
Wales -23 14 £423 -5.59% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 - 3

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 1,710 (58.99%) Azure
2 1,248 (43.05%) Microsoft
3 1,239 (42.74%) Windows
4 1,103 (38.05%) DevOps
5 971 (33.49%) Active Directory
6 837 (28.87%) Terraform
7 831 (28.67%) Python
8 712 (24.56%) SQL
9 688 (23.73%) CI/CD
10 678 (23.39%) Agile
11 640 (22.08%) Linux
12 542 (18.70%) Security Cleared
13 541 (18.66%) Bash
14 534 (18.42%) Windows Server
15 512 (17.66%) Microsoft 365
16 511 (17.63%) Social Skills
17 508 (17.52%) Migration
18 501 (17.28%) SQL Server
19 493 (17.01%) VMware
20 488 (16.83%) C#
21 487 (16.80%) Finance
21 487 (16.80%) AWS
22 474 (16.35%) Ansible
23 440 (15.18%) SC Cleared
24 436 (15.04%) Infrastructure as Code
25 416 (14.35%) Kubernetes
26 409 (14.11%) .NET
27 389 (13.42%) DNS
28 375 (12.94%) Azure Active Directory
29 372 (12.83%) Git (software)

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
1 318 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 133 (4.59%) IIS
3 114 (3.93%) Confluence
4 99 (3.41%) MS Exchange
5 56 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
6 37 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 33 (1.14%) Skype for Business
8 29 (1.00%) Apache
9 20 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (0.52%) nginx
13 13 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.34%) JBoss
15 10 (0.34%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.28%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.24%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 105 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.14%) CATIA
7 2 (0.069%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.034%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.034%) GIMP
8 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (0.62%) Sentinel
2 14 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.28%) RMDS
5 7 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.21%) Primavera
7 5 (0.17%) MoSes
8 3 (0.10%) assyst
9 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.069%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.069%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.069%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.034%) Eikon
10 1 (0.034%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.034%) Kondor
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.034%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.034%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.034%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,710 (58.99%) Azure
2 512 (17.66%) Microsoft 365
3 487 (16.80%) AWS
4 375 (12.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 355 (12.25%) PaaS
6 256 (8.83%) IaaS
7 247 (8.52%) Power Platform
8 190 (6.55%) GitHub
9 172 (5.93%) Azure Monitor
10 171 (5.90%) Serverless
11 158 (5.45%) SaaS
12 156 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 132 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
14 117 (4.04%) GCP
15 95 (3.28%) Amazon S3
16 84 (2.90%) OneDrive
17 73 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
18 72 (2.48%) Azure Functions
18 72 (2.48%) PowerApps
19 70 (2.41%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 389 (13.42%) DNS
2 267 (9.21%) Firewall
3 256 (8.83%) DHCP
4 127 (4.38%) TCP/IP
5 121 (4.17%) VPN
6 76 (2.62%) Network Security
7 73 (2.52%) WAN
8 68 (2.35%) Internet
9 61 (2.10%) HTTP
10 60 (2.07%) LAN
11 57 (1.97%) SSL
12 51 (1.76%) SSH
13 39 (1.35%) SMTP
14 38 (1.31%) Skype
15 37 (1.28%) VoIP
16 35 (1.21%) SAN
17 29 (1.00%) FTP
18 27 (0.93%) VLAN
18 27 (0.93%) Wireless
19 26 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 189 (6.52%) Power BI
3 105 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
4 104 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 87 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 83 (2.86%) Data Lake
7 77 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 75 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
9 74 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 64 (2.21%) MySQL
11 49 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 46 (1.59%) NoSQL
13 44 (1.52%) Big Data
14 41 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
15 33 (1.14%) Tableau
16 30 (1.03%) DB2
16 30 (1.03%) MongoDB
17 27 (0.93%) RDBMS
18 26 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 26 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 372 (12.83%) Git (software)
2 330 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 264 (9.11%) JIRA
4 142 (4.90%) TeamCity
5 120 (4.14%) GitLab
6 110 (3.79%) Visual Studio
7 69 (2.38%) Bitbucket
8 66 (2.28%) Maven
9 63 (2.17%) Subversion
10 58 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 58 (2.00%) SonarQube
11 56 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 44 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
13 42 (1.45%) Gradle
14 35 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 31 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (0.90%) Selenium
17 25 (0.86%) Visual Studio Code
18 24 (0.83%) MSI
19 20 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 511 (17.63%) Social Skills
2 487 (16.80%) Finance
3 200 (6.90%) Banking
4 193 (6.66%) Public Sector
5 173 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (2.17%) Documentation Skills
7 56 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 50 (1.72%) Retail
9 42 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
10 41 (1.41%) Legal
11 39 (1.35%) Front Office
12 36 (1.24%) Financial Institution
13 35 (1.21%) Telecoms
14 31 (1.07%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.97%) Law
16 22 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
17 20 (0.69%) Billing
18 16 (0.55%) Automotive
19 15 (0.52%) Electronics
19 15 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 458 (15.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 440 (15.18%) Azure Engineer
3 336 (11.59%) Developer
4 297 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 224 (7.73%) Architect
6 188 (6.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 187 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 177 (6.11%) Azure DevOps
9 157 (5.42%) Consultant
10 146 (5.04%) Analyst
11 101 (3.48%) Administrator
12 94 (3.24%) Support Engineer
13 83 (2.86%) Azure Architect
14 80 (2.76%) Platform Engineer
15 78 (2.69%) AWS Engineer
16 76 (2.62%) Data Engineer
17 75 (2.59%) Windows Engineer
18 72 (2.48%) Azure Developer
19 70 (2.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 69 (2.38%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (14.11%) .NET
2 156 (5.38%) ARM Templates
3 151 (5.21%) JSON
4 150 (5.17%) REST
5 139 (4.79%) HTML
6 131 (4.52%) CSS
7 121 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 121 (4.17%) YAML
8 97 (3.35%) .NET Framework
9 88 (3.04%) XML
10 87 (3.00%) Node.js
11 78 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
12 60 (2.07%) .NET Core
13 58 (2.00%) Kafka
14 54 (1.86%) jQuery
15 53 (1.83%) Web Services
16 52 (1.79%) LDAP
17 42 (1.45%) React
18 39 (1.35%) RESTful
19 38 (1.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 178 (6.14%) Public Cloud
2 130 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 108 (3.73%) PKI
3 108 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
4 103 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
5 97 (3.35%) Cloud Native
6 86 (2.97%) Clustering
7 84 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 74 (2.55%) Replication
9 69 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 43 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 40 (1.38%) User Experience
12 38 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (1.31%) Hedge funds
13 37 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
14 36 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
15 32 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 27 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
17 22 (0.76%) NHS
18 21 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,239 (42.74%) Windows
2 640 (22.08%) Linux
3 534 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 254 (8.76%) Windows 10
5 173 (5.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 163 (5.62%) Unix
7 162 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 124 (4.28%) Windows Server 2019
9 123 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 100 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 53 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (1.72%) Ubuntu
13 49 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 49 (1.69%) Windows 7
14 48 (1.66%) Android
15 38 (1.31%) CentOS
16 36 (1.24%) VMS
17 21 (0.72%) Solaris
18 14 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
19 12 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,103 (38.05%) DevOps
2 688 (23.73%) CI/CD
3 678 (23.39%) Agile
4 508 (17.52%) Migration
5 436 (15.04%) Infrastructure as Code
6 334 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 322 (11.11%) ITIL
8 285 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
9 240 (8.28%) Analytics
10 226 (7.80%) Test Automation
11 225 (7.76%) Scrum
12 190 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
13 181 (6.24%) Configuration Management
14 157 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
15 150 (5.17%) Deployment Automation
16 146 (5.04%) Change Management
17 136 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
18 130 (4.48%) Service Management
19 116 (4.00%) SDLC
20 112 (3.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 831 (28.67%) Python
2 712 (24.56%) SQL
3 541 (18.66%) Bash
4 488 (16.83%) C#
5 294 (10.14%) JavaScript
6 251 (8.66%) Java
7 107 (3.69%) T-SQL
8 90 (3.10%) VBScript
9 87 (3.00%) Shell Script
10 75 (2.59%) Go
11 66 (2.28%) Ruby
12 59 (2.04%) TypeScript
13 57 (1.97%) Perl
13 57 (1.97%) VB
14 49 (1.69%) Groovy
15 34 (1.17%) C++
16 29 (1.00%) C
17 24 (0.83%) Scala
18 23 (0.79%) Bicep
19 22 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 542 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 440 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 131 (4.52%) DV Cleared
4 122 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 116 (4.00%) Degree
6 62 (2.14%) MCSE
7 58 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (1.55%) CCNA
9 36 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 35 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 35 (1.21%) MCSA
11 34 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 26 (0.90%) AWS Certification
12 26 (0.90%) CISSP
13 24 (0.83%) MCP
14 18 (0.62%) FFIEC
14 18 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 16 (0.55%) PMP
16 14 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.48%) SLA
2 69 (2.38%) QA
3 57 (1.97%) GDPR
4 40 (1.38%) NIST
5 34 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 30 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.79%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.62%) GLBA
9 14 (0.48%) NCSC
10 10 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.24%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.21%) NIST 800
12 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.069%) COBIT
14 2 (0.069%) GPG13
14 2 (0.069%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.069%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.034%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 971 (33.49%) Active Directory
2 356 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 349 (12.04%) Docker
4 133 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
5 129 (4.45%) vSphere
6 128 (4.42%) Hyper-V
7 89 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
8 82 (2.83%) XenApp
9 75 (2.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 46 (1.59%) VMware NSX
11 45 (1.55%) XenDesktop
12 44 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 34 (1.17%) BitLocker
14 30 (1.03%) NFS
15 19 (0.66%) Firmware
16 18 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.31%) OpenSSH
18 7 (0.24%) Terminal Services
19 6 (0.21%) VirtualBox
20 5 (0.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 837 (28.87%) Terraform
2 474 (16.35%) Ansible
3 416 (14.35%) Kubernetes
4 324 (11.18%) SCCM
5 185 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 161 (5.55%) Puppet
7 104 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
8 91 (3.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 82 (2.83%) SCOM
10 70 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
11 65 (2.24%) Kibana
12 62 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
13 56 (1.93%) WSUS
14 52 (1.79%) Packer
14 52 (1.79%) vRealize
15 49 (1.69%) PowerCLI
16 38 (1.31%) Grafana
17 37 (1.28%) vCenter Server
18 35 (1.21%) Nagios
19 33 (1.14%) Consul
Vendors
1 1,248 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 493 (17.01%) VMware
3 194 (6.69%) Citrix
4 170 (5.86%) Oracle
5 156 (5.38%) Databricks
6 134 (4.62%) Cisco
7 117 (4.04%) Red Hat
8 110 (3.79%) ServiceNow
9 103 (3.55%) Splunk
10 67 (2.31%) SolarWinds
11 66 (2.28%) Google
12 63 (2.17%) Atlassian
13 62 (2.14%) NetApp
14 58 (2.00%) SAP
15 56 (1.93%) Dell
16 50 (1.72%) HP
17 49 (1.69%) McAfee
18 43 (1.48%) Ivanti
19 42 (1.45%) Symantec
20 37 (1.28%) IBM