Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 109 94
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 +50
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,948 2,124 2,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.21% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.47% 5.32% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,019 1,381 1,636
UK median daily rate £425 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £280 £281
90th Percentile £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 37 49
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +19.44% +44.00%
10th Percentile £22.30 £17.28 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +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 45,594 39,914 42,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.77% 41.60% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,916 27,365 29,155
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 798 802 924
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £13.26
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.98% +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +23 2,656 £425 +1.19% 604
UK excluding London +36 1,695 £400 +6.67% 405
London +11 1,223 £475 +5.56% 244
South East +39 525 £413 +3.13% 100
North of England +36 317 £363 -3.33% 122
Midlands +36 303 £400 +6.67% 61
Scotland -6 206 £400 +2.56% 30
West Midlands +23 175 £383 -5.56% 41
South West +29 174 £375 +15.38% 38
East Midlands +36 129 £400 +33.33% 20
North West -4 127 £363 -1.69% 31
Yorkshire +45 124 £400 +6.67% 70
East of England +8 119 £360 -20.00% 39
North East +13 66 £339 -13.14% 21
Wales +29 55 £450 +12.50% 12
Northern Ireland +10 4 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,669 (56.61%) Windows
2 1,248 (42.33%) Microsoft
3 1,017 (34.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,013 (34.36%) Active Directory
5 738 (25.03%) Windows Server
6 658 (22.32%) SQL
7 647 (21.95%) DevOps
8 640 (21.71%) SQL Server
9 613 (20.79%) VMware
10 588 (19.95%) Office 365
11 553 (18.76%) Agile Software Development
12 527 (17.88%) SCCM
12 527 (17.88%) Security Cleared
13 515 (17.47%) Migration
14 497 (16.86%) Linux
15 482 (16.35%) .NET
16 473 (16.04%) C#
17 440 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
18 419 (14.21%) Python
19 416 (14.11%) SC Cleared
20 415 (14.08%) Finance
21 393 (13.33%) SharePoint
22 389 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
23 382 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
24 364 (12.35%) Citrix
25 353 (11.97%) DNS
26 339 (11.50%) ITIL
27 336 (11.40%) Windows 10
28 328 (11.13%) Windows Server 2008
29 326 (11.06%) Jenkins

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
1 393 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 271 (9.19%) MS Exchange
3 227 (7.70%) IIS
4 212 (7.19%) Skype for Business
5 160 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 138 (4.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 79 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 64 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
9 61 (2.07%) Confluence
10 59 (2.00%) Apache
11 55 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 50 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 47 (1.59%) OpenStack
14 42 (1.42%) Tomcat
15 39 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
16 27 (0.92%) JBoss
17 26 (0.88%) CMS
18 24 (0.81%) WebSphere
19 22 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
20 20 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 140 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (1.49%) InfoPath
4 22 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.17%) Windchill
6 4 (0.14%) HipChat
6 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.034%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.034%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 23 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.24%) Endur
4 5 (0.17%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 3 (0.10%) assyst
5 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.10%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.068%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 2 (0.068%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.068%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.034%) Kondor
7 1 (0.034%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.034%) Summit
7 1 (0.034%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.034%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,017 (34.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 588 (19.95%) Office 365
3 440 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
4 175 (5.94%) IaaS
5 146 (4.95%) PaaS
6 141 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 101 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 68 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
9 63 (2.14%) SaaS
10 57 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (1.80%) OneDrive
12 51 (1.73%) Serverless
13 48 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 43 (1.46%) GitHub
15 42 (1.42%) Datadog
16 30 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
16 30 (1.02%) Yammer
17 29 (0.98%) Amazon S3
18 28 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
19 19 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 353 (11.97%) DNS
2 249 (8.45%) DHCP
3 244 (8.28%) Firewall
4 164 (5.56%) Skype
5 159 (5.39%) SAN
6 109 (3.70%) VPN
7 101 (3.43%) TCP/IP
8 95 (3.22%) LAN
9 91 (3.09%) WAN
10 75 (2.54%) Internet
11 70 (2.37%) NetScaler
12 58 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
13 48 (1.63%) Network Security
14 45 (1.53%) NAS
15 43 (1.46%) VLAN
16 40 (1.36%) MPLS
17 38 (1.29%) VoIP
18 30 (1.02%) SNMP
19 29 (0.98%) HTTP
19 29 (0.98%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 83 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 82 (2.78%) Big Data
5 68 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 60 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
8 56 (1.90%) Hadoop
8 56 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 56 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 54 (1.83%) Power BI
10 53 (1.80%) MySQL
11 51 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 50 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
13 45 (1.53%) NoSQL
14 44 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 42 (1.42%) MongoDB
15 42 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 41 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
17 35 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 326 (11.06%) Jenkins
2 284 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 264 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 195 (6.61%) TeamCity
4 195 (6.61%) Visual Studio
5 165 (5.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 142 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 113 (3.83%) JIRA
8 110 (3.73%) MSI
9 62 (2.10%) Subversion
10 48 (1.63%) MSBuild
11 44 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 43 (1.46%) Bitbucket
12 43 (1.46%) Selenium
13 42 (1.42%) NUnit
14 34 (1.15%) Artifactory
15 30 (1.02%) Ant
15 30 (1.02%) Maven
15 30 (1.02%) SpecFlow
16 27 (0.92%) InstallShield
General
1 415 (14.08%) Finance
2 142 (4.82%) Banking
3 72 (2.44%) Retail
4 36 (1.22%) Publishing
5 35 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 25 (0.85%) Marketing
7 23 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 23 (0.78%) Law
8 20 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.61%) Front Office
10 17 (0.58%) Advertising
11 15 (0.51%) Legal
12 14 (0.47%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.41%) Back Office
13 12 (0.41%) Electronics
14 8 (0.27%) Local Government
15 7 (0.24%) Games
16 6 (0.20%) French Language
17 5 (0.17%) Japanese Language
17 5 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 438 (14.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 357 (12.11%) Developer
3 265 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 219 (7.43%) Azure Engineer
5 215 (7.29%) Consultant
6 182 (6.17%) Analyst
7 181 (6.14%) Architect
8 160 (5.43%) Administrator
8 160 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
9 122 (4.14%) Support Engineer
10 116 (3.93%) Azure DevOps
11 106 (3.60%) .NET Developer
11 106 (3.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 104 (3.53%) SharePoint Developer
13 101 (3.43%) AWS Engineer
14 97 (3.29%) C# Developer
15 96 (3.26%) PowerShell Engineer
16 90 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
17 81 (2.75%) AWS DevOps
18 78 (2.65%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (16.35%) .NET
2 163 (5.53%) JSON
3 141 (4.78%) CSS
4 131 (4.44%) ASP.NET
5 130 (4.41%) REST
5 130 (4.41%) Web Services
6 119 (4.04%) HTML
7 115 (3.90%) XML
8 102 (3.46%) jQuery
9 85 (2.88%) .NET Framework
10 66 (2.24%) AngularJS
11 61 (2.07%) LDAP
12 56 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 54 (1.83%) RESTful
14 48 (1.63%) SAML
14 48 (1.63%) XSLT
15 47 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 46 (1.56%) Middleware
17 44 (1.49%) React
18 42 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 181 (6.14%) Data Centre
2 130 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (4.41%) Clustering
3 105 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 97 (3.29%) PKI
5 92 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (2.31%) Public Cloud
7 48 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 45 (1.53%) Replication
9 36 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (1.22%) User Experience
10 25 (0.85%) Wiki
11 24 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (0.81%) Fat Client
11 24 (0.81%) Fintech
11 24 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 24 (0.81%) Thin Client
12 22 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,669 (56.61%) Windows
2 738 (25.03%) Windows Server
3 497 (16.86%) Linux
4 389 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 336 (11.40%) Windows 10
6 328 (11.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 247 (8.38%) Windows 7
8 180 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 147 (4.99%) Unix
10 68 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 63 (2.14%) CentOS
12 56 (1.90%) Apple iOS
13 39 (1.32%) Windows 8
14 37 (1.26%) Android
15 30 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 29 (0.98%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.95%) Mac OS
18 26 (0.88%) VMS
19 25 (0.85%) Solaris
20 16 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (21.95%) DevOps
2 553 (18.76%) Agile Software Development
3 515 (17.47%) Migration
4 339 (11.50%) ITIL
5 256 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
6 234 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
7 217 (7.36%) Configuration Management
8 191 (6.48%) Test Automation
9 168 (5.70%) High Availability
10 161 (5.46%) Scrum
11 159 (5.39%) Deployment Automation
12 122 (4.14%) Change Management
13 113 (3.83%) Application Packaging
14 108 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
15 107 (3.63%) Workflow
16 99 (3.36%) Analytics
17 98 (3.32%) Software Engineering
18 97 (3.29%) Continuous Delivery
19 93 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
20 90 (3.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 658 (22.32%) SQL
2 473 (16.04%) C#
3 419 (14.21%) Python
4 279 (9.46%) Bash Shell
5 264 (8.96%) JavaScript
6 224 (7.60%) VBScript
7 171 (5.80%) Java
8 153 (5.19%) Perl
9 141 (4.78%) VB
10 128 (4.34%) Ruby
11 110 (3.73%) T-SQL
12 106 (3.60%) Shell Script
13 78 (2.65%) C++
14 71 (2.41%) C
15 36 (1.22%) Groovy
16 31 (1.05%) Korn
16 31 (1.05%) VBA
17 29 (0.98%) PHP
18 16 (0.54%) TypeScript
19 15 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 527 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 416 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 207 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 160 (5.43%) Degree
5 122 (4.14%) MCSE
6 76 (2.58%) DV Cleared
7 70 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 54 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (1.83%) MCSA
9 44 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 40 (1.36%) CCNA
11 39 (1.32%) MCP
12 34 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.05%) MCITP
14 30 (1.02%) CCNP
15 24 (0.81%) AWS Certification
16 20 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
17 19 (0.64%) CISSP
18 15 (0.51%) BC Cleared
19 14 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.34%) SLA
2 58 (1.97%) GDPR
2 58 (1.97%) QA
3 14 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.47%) GCP
3 14 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.24%) WCAG
7 5 (0.17%) TickIT
8 4 (0.14%) EMIR
8 4 (0.14%) MiFID
9 3 (0.10%) PMO
9 3 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.068%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.034%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.034%) GPG13
System Software
1 1,013 (34.36%) Active Directory
2 382 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 218 (7.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 197 (6.68%) Docker
6 184 (6.24%) XenApp
7 174 (5.90%) XenDesktop
8 137 (4.65%) vSphere
9 131 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
10 93 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
11 78 (2.65%) XenServer
12 39 (1.32%) VMware NSX
13 27 (0.92%) vCloud
13 27 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
14 25 (0.85%) Xen
15 24 (0.81%) BitLocker
16 22 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
17 17 (0.58%) HDFS
18 16 (0.54%) NFS
19 15 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 527 (17.88%) SCCM
2 305 (10.35%) Ansible
3 267 (9.06%) Puppet
4 243 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
5 204 (6.92%) Terraform
6 137 (4.65%) SCOM
7 98 (3.32%) Kubernetes
8 94 (3.19%) WSUS
9 78 (2.65%) Nagios
10 73 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
11 67 (2.27%) Packer
12 59 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
13 52 (1.76%) vCenter Server
14 47 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
15 44 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 43 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
17 40 (1.36%) vRealize
18 38 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
19 36 (1.22%) PowerCLI
20 34 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,248 (42.33%) Microsoft
2 613 (20.79%) VMware
3 364 (12.35%) Citrix
4 215 (7.29%) Oracle
5 168 (5.70%) Cisco
6 144 (4.88%) Ivanti
7 143 (4.85%) Splunk
8 127 (4.31%) HP
9 110 (3.73%) McAfee
10 95 (3.22%) Red Hat
11 71 (2.41%) Dell
12 70 (2.37%) Symantec
13 59 (2.00%) SAP
14 57 (1.93%) New Relic
15 55 (1.87%) NetApp
16 54 (1.83%) IBM
16 54 (1.83%) Nintex
17 52 (1.76%) SolarWinds
18 51 (1.73%) ServiceNow
19 47 (1.59%) Remedy