Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 120 119
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 +42
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2551 2148 2158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.09% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.89% 5.17% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1423 1355
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.38% -0.13%
10th Percentile £285 £268 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 37 48
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £28.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.68% +31.76% -43.33%
10th Percentile £16.07 £17.40 £14.76
90th Percentile £52.33 £46.73 £38.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.13% +17.50% -50.00%

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 43340 41508 43602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.43% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30415 28483 29574
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £285 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 864 1067
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.23 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +16.19%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.12
90th Percentile £52.43 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +15.38%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 2321 £425 +6.25% 281
UK excluding London +24 1366 £400 +14.29% 166
London +19 1150 £450 +3.69% 134
South East +13 450 £400 +6.67% 45
North of England +3 245 £425 +25.00% 44
Midlands +66 228 £375 +10.29% 19
Scotland -3 189 £412 +21.18% 16
West Midlands +53 140 £425 +25.00% 12
North West +48 139 £475 +35.71% 21
East of England +23 124 £400 - 25
South West +2 123 £403 +21.97% 13
East Midlands +40 86 £298 -16.49% 7
Yorkshire -15 69 £425 +13.33% 19
North East -16 37 £372 +9.26% 4
Wales +14 17 £358 +10.00% 4
Northern Ireland -36 4 £108 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1587 (62.21%) Windows
2 1037 (40.65%) Microsoft
3 898 (35.20%) Active Directory
4 829 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 767 (30.07%) Windows Server
6 681 (26.70%) VMware
7 598 (23.44%) DevOps
8 572 (22.42%) SQL
9 504 (19.76%) Office 365
10 501 (19.64%) SQL Server
11 488 (19.13%) Linux
12 459 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
13 457 (17.91%) Finance
14 455 (17.84%) Windows Server 2012
15 416 (16.31%) .NET
16 399 (15.64%) Migration
17 396 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
18 387 (15.17%) SCCM
19 379 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 368 (14.43%) C#
21 358 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
22 317 (12.43%) SharePoint
23 306 (12.00%) Ansible
24 300 (11.76%) ITIL
25 293 (11.49%) Security Cleared
26 291 (11.41%) Python
26 291 (11.41%) Citrix
27 288 (11.29%) DNS
28 279 (10.94%) Configuration Management
29 275 (10.78%) Continuous Integration

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
1 317 (12.43%) SharePoint
2 213 (8.35%) MS Exchange
3 206 (8.08%) IIS
4 186 (7.29%) Skype for Business
5 126 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (3.88%) Confluence
7 95 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 68 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 66 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 63 (2.47%) OpenStack
11 48 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
12 39 (1.53%) Apache
13 33 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
14 32 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
15 29 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
16 28 (1.10%) CMS
17 25 (0.98%) Tomcat
18 24 (0.94%) WebSphere
19 20 (0.78%) JBoss
19 20 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 96 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.078%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.039%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.039%) GIMP
7 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.039%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 35 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.039%) RMDS
7 1 (0.039%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 829 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 504 (19.76%) Office 365
3 358 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
4 175 (6.86%) IaaS
5 151 (5.92%) PaaS
6 125 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 70 (2.74%) OneDrive
8 33 (1.29%) SaaS
9 32 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (1.18%) GitHub
11 18 (0.71%) npm
12 17 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (0.55%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.35%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.35%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 288 (11.29%) DNS
2 248 (9.72%) Firewall
3 184 (7.21%) SAN
4 171 (6.70%) DHCP
5 124 (4.86%) TCP/IP
6 118 (4.63%) Skype
7 114 (4.47%) LDAP
8 86 (3.37%) NetScaler
9 82 (3.21%) LAN
9 82 (3.21%) WAN
10 71 (2.78%) VPN
11 63 (2.47%) Kerberos
12 49 (1.92%) Internet
13 42 (1.65%) NAS
14 40 (1.57%) Network Security
15 34 (1.33%) SSL
16 31 (1.22%) VLAN
17 30 (1.18%) VoIP
17 30 (1.18%) VSAN
17 30 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 88 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 78 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 70 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 49 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 45 (1.76%) Relational Database
10 39 (1.53%) MySQL
11 38 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 37 (1.45%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
14 33 (1.29%) Power BI
15 32 (1.25%) Hadoop
16 28 (1.10%) NoSQL
17 25 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
18 22 (0.86%) Big Data
18 22 (0.86%) RDBMS
19 21 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 272 (10.66%) TeamCity
2 251 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 224 (8.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 211 (8.27%) Jenkins
5 210 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 149 (5.84%) Visual Studio
7 129 (5.06%) JIRA
8 101 (3.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 88 (3.45%) MSI
10 66 (2.59%) MSBuild
11 54 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 48 (1.88%) Subversion
13 44 (1.72%) NuGet
14 31 (1.22%) Ant
15 29 (1.14%) NUnit
16 28 (1.10%) Selenium
17 24 (0.94%) Gradle
17 24 (0.94%) Vagrant
18 20 (0.78%) Maven
19 18 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 457 (17.91%) Finance
2 209 (8.19%) Banking
3 56 (2.20%) Publishing
4 52 (2.04%) Retail
5 42 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.14%) Legal
8 25 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 22 (0.86%) Marketing
10 20 (0.78%) Advertising
11 18 (0.71%) Electronics
12 13 (0.51%) Law
13 10 (0.39%) Front Office
14 8 (0.31%) Back Office
14 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.24%) Retail Finance
16 4 (0.16%) French Language
16 4 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 352 (13.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 308 (12.07%) Developer
3 263 (10.31%) Consultant
4 210 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 205 (8.04%) Windows Engineer
6 183 (7.17%) Analyst
7 176 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
8 171 (6.70%) Administrator
9 124 (4.86%) Azure DevOps
10 118 (4.63%) Architect
11 114 (4.47%) PowerShell Engineer
12 92 (3.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 92 (3.61%) C# Developer
13 80 (3.14%) Windows DevOps Engineer
14 67 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
14 67 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
15 65 (2.55%) DBA
16 62 (2.43%) .NET Developer
16 62 (2.43%) AWS Engineer
16 62 (2.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (16.31%) .NET
2 162 (6.35%) Web Services
3 133 (5.21%) XML
4 119 (4.66%) HTML
5 102 (4.00%) REST
6 101 (3.96%) .NET Framework
7 90 (3.53%) JSON
8 86 (3.37%) ASP.NET
9 78 (3.06%) CSS
10 77 (3.02%) AngularJS
11 60 (2.35%) WCF
12 57 (2.23%) RESTful
13 48 (1.88%) jQuery
14 44 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
15 43 (1.69%) WPF
16 42 (1.65%) Entity Framework
17 40 (1.57%) React
18 34 (1.33%) HTML5
18 34 (1.33%) SOAP
19 33 (1.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 165 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 117 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.29%) Replication
4 82 (3.21%) PKI
5 81 (3.18%) Clustering
6 67 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 64 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 43 (1.69%) Virtual Team
9 40 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (1.53%) User Experience
11 38 (1.49%) Public Cloud
12 29 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (1.06%) Fintech
14 23 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
14 23 (0.90%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.82%) Blackberry
15 21 (0.82%) CESG
16 20 (0.78%) Fat Client
16 20 (0.78%) Online Banking
16 20 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1587 (62.21%) Windows
2 767 (30.07%) Windows Server
3 488 (19.13%) Linux
4 455 (17.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 396 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 236 (9.25%) Windows 10
7 211 (8.27%) Windows 7
8 172 (6.74%) Unix
9 143 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 141 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (2.20%) CentOS
12 38 (1.49%) VMS
13 26 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 25 (0.98%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.86%) Windows Vista
16 21 (0.82%) Android
17 17 (0.67%) Solaris
18 16 (0.63%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.55%) Windows XP
20 9 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (23.44%) DevOps
2 459 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (15.64%) Migration
4 300 (11.76%) ITIL
5 279 (10.94%) Configuration Management
6 275 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
7 147 (5.76%) Scrum
8 136 (5.33%) Task Automation
9 132 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 124 (4.86%) Test Automation
11 107 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 107 (4.19%) Open Source
12 97 (3.80%) Release Management
13 88 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (3.21%) Change Management
15 79 (3.10%) Workflow
16 78 (3.06%) Mentoring
17 77 (3.02%) TDD
18 74 (2.90%) Application Packaging
18 74 (2.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 572 (22.42%) SQL
2 368 (14.43%) C#
3 291 (11.41%) Python
4 257 (10.07%) VBScript
5 214 (8.39%) JavaScript
6 203 (7.96%) Bash Shell
7 132 (5.17%) Java
8 127 (4.98%) Ruby
9 118 (4.63%) Perl
10 113 (4.43%) T-SQL
11 100 (3.92%) VB
12 55 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 37 (1.45%) VBA
14 30 (1.18%) PHP
15 29 (1.14%) C++
16 23 (0.90%) C
16 23 (0.90%) VB.NET
17 17 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.63%) AWK
18 16 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 293 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 201 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 194 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 140 (5.49%) Degree
5 126 (4.94%) MCSE
6 52 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 49 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (1.61%) MCSA
9 38 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
10 37 (1.45%) MCITP
11 32 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (1.02%) MCTS
13 24 (0.94%) CISSP
14 23 (0.90%) CCNA
14 23 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 12 (0.47%) MCP
17 11 (0.43%) CCNP
18 10 (0.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.76%) QA
2 32 (1.25%) SLA
3 14 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.24%) GDPR
7 5 (0.20%) COBIT
8 4 (0.16%) MiFID
9 3 (0.12%) PMO
10 2 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.078%) GCP
11 1 (0.039%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.039%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.039%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 898 (35.20%) Active Directory
2 379 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (8.35%) Hyper-V
4 194 (7.60%) VMware ESXi
5 172 (6.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 138 (5.41%) vSphere
7 125 (4.90%) XenApp
8 113 (4.43%) Docker
9 112 (4.39%) XenDesktop
10 51 (2.00%) BitLocker
10 51 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
11 47 (1.84%) vCloud
12 46 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
12 46 (1.80%) XenServer
13 21 (0.82%) VMware NSX
14 19 (0.74%) DFS Replication
15 18 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.51%) Samba
18 10 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 387 (15.17%) SCCM
2 306 (12.00%) Ansible
3 263 (10.31%) Puppet
4 259 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
5 176 (6.90%) SCOM
6 78 (3.06%) Terraform
7 68 (2.67%) WSUS
8 60 (2.35%) vCenter Server
9 58 (2.27%) Nagios
9 58 (2.27%) WMI
10 49 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 48 (1.88%) PowerCLI
12 42 (1.65%) NetBackup
13 40 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
14 33 (1.29%) AirWatch
15 32 (1.25%) vRealize
16 26 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
17 25 (0.98%) Salt
18 24 (0.94%) Kubernetes
18 24 (0.94%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1037 (40.65%) Microsoft
2 681 (26.70%) VMware
3 291 (11.41%) Citrix
4 161 (6.31%) Oracle
5 147 (5.76%) HP
6 139 (5.45%) Cisco
7 104 (4.08%) Symantec
8 100 (3.92%) Red Hat
9 85 (3.33%) Splunk
10 79 (3.10%) McAfee
11 74 (2.90%) NetApp
12 66 (2.59%) SolarWinds
13 64 (2.51%) Atlassian
14 61 (2.39%) IBM
15 52 (2.04%) Dell
16 50 (1.96%) ServiceNow
17 45 (1.76%) EMC
18 44 (1.72%) AppSense
19 36 (1.41%) Altiris
19 36 (1.41%) CyberArk