Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 95 127
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 +40
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2176 2665 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 2.45% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.41% 6.25% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1676 1314
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £280 £280 £256
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 56
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £36.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% +41.18% -4.83%
10th Percentile £16.55 £18.50 £19.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +38.46% -8.77%

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40199 42636 42444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.01% 39.19% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27630 29315 28158
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 907 898
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.32%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.87 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -7 1967 £425 +6.25% 251
UK excluding London -21 1165 £388 +3.33% 157
London 0 983 £450 - 118
South East -41 354 £400 - 43
Midlands +57 202 £375 - 21
North of England -45 198 £375 +9.49% 36
Scotland -9 171 £390 +6.85% 23
South West -21 119 £325 -7.14% 11
West Midlands +61 115 £400 +6.67% 12
North West -9 113 £375 -11.14% 15
East of England +48 108 £450 +20.00% 22
East Midlands +19 87 £320 -1.54% 9
Yorkshire -21 55 £375 -3.85% 19
North East -15 30 £390 +21.50% 2
Wales -6 13 £400 +14.29% 1
Northern Ireland -40 8 £78 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1389 (63.83%) Windows
2 885 (40.67%) Microsoft
3 802 (36.86%) Active Directory
4 677 (31.11%) Windows Server
5 594 (27.30%) SQL
6 572 (26.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 534 (24.54%) VMware
8 521 (23.94%) SQL Server
9 457 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 436 (20.04%) Linux
11 426 (19.58%) Finance
11 426 (19.58%) DevOps
12 413 (18.98%) .NET
13 381 (17.51%) Office 365
14 372 (17.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 361 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
16 341 (15.67%) C#
17 311 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 308 (14.15%) SCCM
19 290 (13.33%) Python
20 282 (12.96%) Migration
20 282 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
21 262 (12.04%) IIS
21 262 (12.04%) ITIL
22 254 (11.67%) Security Cleared
23 249 (11.44%) Citrix
24 241 (11.08%) SharePoint
25 226 (10.39%) DNS
25 226 (10.39%) Unix
25 226 (10.39%) 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
1 262 (12.04%) IIS
2 241 (11.08%) SharePoint
3 210 (9.65%) MS Exchange
4 149 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (6.80%) Skype for Business
6 111 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 83 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 64 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 49 (2.25%) Confluence
10 46 (2.11%) Apache
11 38 (1.75%) OpenStack
12 37 (1.70%) Tomcat
13 35 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
14 33 (1.52%) WebLogic
15 31 (1.42%) CMS
15 31 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
16 25 (1.15%) JBoss
17 24 (1.10%) WebSphere
18 22 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
19 18 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 77 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.046%) HipChat
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.092%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.092%) Scribe Insight
4 2 (0.092%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.092%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.046%) FRx
5 1 (0.046%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.046%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.046%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 572 (26.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 381 (17.51%) Office 365
3 282 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
4 119 (5.47%) IaaS
5 103 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 97 (4.46%) PaaS
7 51 (2.34%) OneDrive
8 38 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (1.29%) SaaS
10 23 (1.06%) GitHub
11 21 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.78%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.69%) Trello
14 13 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.60%) Yammer
15 12 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 226 (10.39%) DNS
2 182 (8.36%) Firewall
3 161 (7.40%) SAN
4 131 (6.02%) DHCP
5 98 (4.50%) TCP/IP
6 97 (4.46%) Skype
7 83 (3.81%) LAN
8 82 (3.77%) LDAP
9 64 (2.94%) Internet
10 60 (2.76%) NetScaler
11 59 (2.71%) WAN
12 57 (2.62%) HTTP
13 56 (2.57%) NAS
14 53 (2.44%) VPN
15 50 (2.30%) SSL
16 45 (2.07%) Wireless
17 38 (1.75%) VSAN
18 32 (1.47%) SMTP
19 28 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
19 28 (1.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 521 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 117 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 96 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 71 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (2.90%) MySQL
7 60 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 53 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 50 (2.30%) Relational Database
10 39 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
11 36 (1.65%) Big Data
12 31 (1.42%) Power BI
13 27 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
14 25 (1.15%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
18 20 (0.92%) RDBMS
19 18 (0.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 226 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 199 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 190 (8.73%) Jenkins
4 140 (6.43%) TeamCity
5 125 (5.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 113 (5.19%) Visual Studio
7 82 (3.77%) JIRA
8 57 (2.62%) MSI
9 48 (2.21%) MSBuild
10 42 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 35 (1.61%) Subversion
12 30 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
13 24 (1.10%) Maven
13 24 (1.10%) Selenium
13 24 (1.10%) SpecFlow
14 23 (1.06%) Ant
14 23 (1.06%) NuGet
14 23 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
15 22 (1.01%) GitLab
16 21 (0.97%) NUnit
General
1 426 (19.58%) Finance
2 199 (9.15%) Banking
3 62 (2.85%) Investment Banking
4 38 (1.75%) Legal
5 33 (1.52%) Law
6 31 (1.42%) Publishing
7 29 (1.33%) Retail
8 28 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.19%) Marketing
11 19 (0.87%) Back Office
12 18 (0.83%) Electronics
13 17 (0.78%) Front Office
14 15 (0.69%) Advertising
15 11 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.51%) Local Government
16 8 (0.37%) Games
17 7 (0.32%) French Language
18 4 (0.18%) Billing
18 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 263 (12.09%) Developer
2 239 (10.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 209 (9.60%) Analyst
4 178 (8.18%) Consultant
5 168 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 164 (7.54%) Windows Engineer
7 148 (6.80%) Administrator
8 119 (5.47%) PowerShell Engineer
9 101 (4.64%) Architect
10 89 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
11 77 (3.54%) VMware Engineer
12 76 (3.49%) DBA
13 74 (3.40%) Support Engineer
14 73 (3.35%) Support Analyst
15 66 (3.03%) .NET Developer
16 64 (2.94%) C# Developer
17 62 (2.85%) Automation Engineer
17 62 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
18 61 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
19 59 (2.71%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (18.98%) .NET
2 144 (6.62%) Web Services
3 127 (5.84%) XML
4 122 (5.61%) HTML
5 90 (4.14%) CSS
6 82 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 81 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 68 (3.13%) REST
9 59 (2.71%) JSON
10 52 (2.39%) RESTful
11 49 (2.25%) AngularJS
12 47 (2.16%) Entity Framework
13 46 (2.11%) jQuery
14 42 (1.93%) WCF
15 39 (1.79%) Middleware
16 37 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (1.61%) SOAP
18 34 (1.56%) XSLT
19 32 (1.47%) HTML5
19 32 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 129 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.35%) Clustering
4 60 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 50 (2.30%) Replication
7 37 (1.70%) PKI
8 30 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 29 (1.33%) Private Cloud
10 26 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (1.06%) Fat Client
11 23 (1.06%) Thin Client
12 22 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.01%) Fintech
13 21 (0.97%) Blackberry
14 20 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (0.92%) User Experience
15 17 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1389 (63.83%) Windows
2 677 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 457 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 436 (20.04%) Linux
5 372 (17.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 226 (10.39%) Unix
7 169 (7.77%) Windows 10
8 167 (7.67%) Windows 7
9 124 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 108 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.56%) Windows XP
12 33 (1.52%) Android
12 33 (1.52%) CentOS
13 32 (1.47%) Solaris
13 32 (1.47%) VMS
14 31 (1.42%) Apple iOS
15 25 (1.15%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.87%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.83%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (19.58%) DevOps
2 361 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (12.96%) Migration
4 262 (12.04%) ITIL
5 212 (9.74%) Configuration Management
6 193 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
7 127 (5.84%) Task Automation
8 105 (4.83%) Scrum
9 103 (4.73%) Test Automation
10 97 (4.46%) Release Management
11 92 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 91 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
13 87 (4.00%) Workflow
14 85 (3.91%) Continuous Delivery
15 84 (3.86%) Project Management
16 77 (3.54%) Service Management
17 73 (3.35%) Virtual Environments
18 70 (3.22%) TDD
19 69 (3.17%) High Availability
20 66 (3.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 594 (27.30%) SQL
2 341 (15.67%) C#
3 290 (13.33%) Python
4 193 (8.87%) Java
5 188 (8.64%) VBScript
6 170 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 170 (7.81%) Perl
7 166 (7.63%) Bash Shell
8 120 (5.51%) T-SQL
9 107 (4.92%) VB
10 76 (3.49%) Ruby
11 60 (2.76%) Shell Script
12 52 (2.39%) PHP
13 39 (1.79%) VBA
14 30 (1.38%) C++
14 30 (1.38%) VB.NET
15 28 (1.29%) XAML
16 26 (1.19%) PL/SQL
17 25 (1.15%) C
18 24 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 254 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 188 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 182 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 107 (4.92%) MCSE
5 92 (4.23%) Degree
6 51 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 45 (2.07%) MCITP
9 40 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
10 34 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (1.24%) CCNA
12 23 (1.06%) MCSA
13 21 (0.97%) MCTS
14 19 (0.87%) MCP
15 18 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.64%) CCNP
17 13 (0.60%) CISSP
18 12 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
19 11 (0.51%) SANS
20 10 (0.46%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.48%) QA
2 37 (1.70%) SLA
3 15 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.46%) COBIT
5 7 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.32%) GDPR
5 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.23%) PMO
8 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.092%) MiFID
10 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) PMBOK
System Software
1 802 (36.86%) Active Directory
2 311 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (8.41%) Hyper-V
4 102 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
5 101 (4.64%) vSphere
6 86 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 86 (3.95%) XenApp
6 86 (3.95%) XenDesktop
7 73 (3.35%) Docker
8 54 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.52%) XenServer
10 28 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (0.97%) DFS Replication
12 20 (0.92%) BitLocker
13 18 (0.83%) vCloud
14 17 (0.78%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.69%) NFS
16 12 (0.55%) VMware NSX
17 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 308 (14.15%) SCCM
2 206 (9.47%) Ansible
3 199 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
4 170 (7.81%) Puppet
5 131 (6.02%) SCOM
6 73 (3.35%) WSUS
7 69 (3.17%) vCenter Server
8 45 (2.07%) NetBackup
9 43 (1.98%) Terraform
10 42 (1.93%) Nagios
10 42 (1.93%) PowerCLI
11 39 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 36 (1.65%) AirWatch
13 34 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 31 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 31 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
15 29 (1.33%) SCOrch
16 27 (1.24%) Kubernetes
17 25 (1.15%) Dollar Universe
18 22 (1.01%) vRealize
Vendors
1 885 (40.67%) Microsoft
2 534 (24.54%) VMware
3 249 (11.44%) Citrix
4 181 (8.32%) Oracle
5 146 (6.71%) HP
6 132 (6.07%) Cisco
7 101 (4.64%) Symantec
8 100 (4.60%) ServiceNow
9 86 (3.95%) Red Hat
10 72 (3.31%) NetApp
11 63 (2.90%) Splunk
12 60 (2.76%) Dell
13 55 (2.53%) McAfee
14 48 (2.21%) IBM
15 42 (1.93%) EMC
16 41 (1.88%) Atlassian
16 41 (1.88%) CyberArk
17 34 (1.56%) Altiris
18 32 (1.47%) 3PAR
19 28 (1.29%) SolarWinds