Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 61 70
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 +21
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,989 1,867 3,104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 3.70% 3.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.58% 9.09% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,354 1,270 2,083
10th Percentile £305 £288 £310
25th Percentile £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £453
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.55% +6.47%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £430 £430
% change year-on-year +2.44% -0.12% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 72
10th Percentile £23.50 £17.35 £15.60
25th Percentile £36.75 £33.61 £21.81
Median hourly rate £46.00 £46.45 £36.67
Median % change year-on-year -0.97% +26.67% -10.01%
75th Percentile £61.31 £55.00 £44.84
90th Percentile £63.00 " £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.85 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.96% +41.27% -9.84%

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 23,180 20,544 39,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.56% 40.74% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,299 14,491 27,539
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 366 627
10th Percentile £17.21 £17.25 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £51.63 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -2 1,545 £475 +4.63% 690
London 0 814 £500 +5.26% 233
UK excluding London -8 782 £440 +2.44% 494
Work from Home -5 617 £489 +8.56% 127
South East +7 252 £450 -5.26% 127
Scotland -22 132 £436 +2.59% 27
North of England -20 126 £420 +12.00% 132
South West -3 124 £468 +1.08% 50
Midlands -19 86 £375 -21.05% 97
North West -17 74 £400 +25.00% 78
West Midlands -23 57 £375 -28.57% 65
East of England +5 49 £363 -14.71% 49
Yorkshire +6 39 £459 +7.88% 41
East Midlands +4 27 £375 +13.64% 30
Wales +18 21 £453 +16.77% 7
North East -15 13 £400 +10.34% 13

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 1,060 (53.29%) Azure
2 905 (45.50%) Windows
3 728 (36.60%) DevOps
4 721 (36.25%) Microsoft
5 661 (33.23%) Active Directory
6 463 (23.28%) Python
7 431 (21.67%) SQL
8 427 (21.47%) Terraform
9 421 (21.17%) Security Cleared
10 420 (21.12%) Windows Server
11 412 (20.71%) Linux
12 407 (20.46%) VMware
13 403 (20.26%) Microsoft 365
14 380 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
15 376 (18.90%) Social Skills
16 322 (16.19%) SC Cleared
17 314 (15.79%) SQL Server
18 300 (15.08%) AWS
19 299 (15.03%) Bash Shell
20 293 (14.73%) Ansible
21 288 (14.48%) Finance
22 282 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 281 (14.13%) Migration
24 276 (13.88%) SharePoint
25 261 (13.12%) Azure Active Directory
26 258 (12.97%) C#
27 251 (12.62%) PaaS
28 248 (12.47%) .NET
29 228 (11.46%) Infrastructure as Code
30 225 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 276 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 90 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 73 (3.67%) IIS
4 71 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 62 (3.12%) Confluence
6 44 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 42 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 25 (1.26%) Apache
11 18 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.55%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.50%) ArcGIS
15 9 (0.45%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.40%) DNN
16 8 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
16 8 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 93 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.31%) InfoPath
4 14 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.050%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.050%) Pipeline Pilot
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.10%) HFM
4 2 (0.10%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.10%) Salerio
4 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.050%) Eikon
5 1 (0.050%) Magento
5 1 (0.050%) Primavera
5 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,060 (53.29%) Azure
2 403 (20.26%) Microsoft 365
3 300 (15.08%) AWS
4 261 (13.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 251 (12.62%) PaaS
6 177 (8.90%) IaaS
6 177 (8.90%) Power Platform
7 137 (6.89%) GitHub
8 82 (4.12%) SaaS
9 76 (3.82%) PowerApps
10 73 (3.67%) Serverless
11 72 (3.62%) Azure Key Vault
11 72 (3.62%) OneDrive
12 69 (3.47%) GCP
13 67 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 61 (3.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 57 (2.87%) Power Automate
16 55 (2.77%) OpenShift
17 39 (1.96%) Azure Service Bus
18 36 (1.81%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 187 (9.40%) DNS
2 166 (8.35%) Firewall
3 101 (5.08%) DHCP
4 81 (4.07%) SAN
5 77 (3.87%) Skype
6 62 (3.12%) TCP/IP
7 57 (2.87%) VPN
8 47 (2.36%) NetScaler
8 47 (2.36%) WAN
9 46 (2.31%) LAN
10 38 (1.91%) Internet
11 26 (1.31%) Network Security
12 25 (1.26%) VLAN
13 20 (1.01%) VSAN
14 18 (0.90%) HTTP
14 18 (0.90%) SSL
15 16 (0.80%) NAS
16 15 (0.75%) FTP
16 15 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
17 14 (0.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.23%) Power BI
3 90 (4.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 58 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (1.81%) MySQL
7 35 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (1.66%) Tableau
9 32 (1.61%) Data Lake
10 31 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 27 (1.36%) Relational Database
12 22 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (1.01%) NoSQL
14 19 (0.96%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (0.90%) OLTP
16 17 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (0.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 204 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 183 (9.20%) Jenkins
3 82 (4.12%) JIRA
4 71 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 70 (3.52%) GitLab
6 68 (3.42%) TeamCity
7 63 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 39 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (1.86%) Maven
10 35 (1.76%) MSI
11 31 (1.56%) Gradle
12 24 (1.21%) Bitbucket
12 24 (1.21%) JUnit
12 24 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
13 22 (1.11%) Subversion
14 21 (1.06%) Postman
15 19 (0.96%) git-flow
16 16 (0.80%) Selenium
17 15 (0.75%) Hudson
17 15 (0.75%) ReSharper
General
1 376 (18.90%) Social Skills
2 288 (14.48%) Finance
3 97 (4.88%) Banking
4 90 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (4.02%) Public Sector
6 43 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
7 33 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
8 24 (1.21%) Marketing
8 24 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.16%) Legal
10 22 (1.11%) Retail
11 19 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
12 16 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
14 14 (0.70%) Law
15 13 (0.65%) Electronics
16 10 (0.50%) Front Office
17 9 (0.45%) Military
17 9 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 310 (15.59%) Azure Engineer
2 301 (15.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 222 (11.16%) Developer
4 166 (8.35%) Architect
5 160 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 151 (7.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 134 (6.74%) Consultant
8 127 (6.39%) Cloud Engineer
9 95 (4.78%) Azure DevOps
10 77 (3.87%) Analyst
11 74 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
12 67 (3.37%) Support Engineer
13 62 (3.12%) Platform Engineer
14 61 (3.07%) Administrator
15 60 (3.02%) Azure Architect
16 58 (2.92%) Security Engineer
17 50 (2.51%) AWS Engineer
18 44 (2.21%) Senior DevOps
18 44 (2.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 42 (2.11%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (12.47%) .NET
2 88 (4.42%) REST
3 87 (4.37%) JSON
4 81 (4.07%) XML
5 78 (3.92%) YAML
6 76 (3.82%) HTML
7 75 (3.77%) CSS
8 70 (3.52%) Web Services
9 67 (3.37%) AngularJS
10 66 (3.32%) React
11 57 (2.87%) ASP.NET
12 50 (2.51%) .NET Framework
13 48 (2.41%) .NET Core
14 43 (2.16%) LDAP
15 42 (2.11%) Node.js
16 33 (1.66%) jQuery
17 30 (1.51%) ASP.NET Core
18 27 (1.36%) SAML
19 24 (1.21%) ADO
20 21 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.68%) Data Centre
2 72 (3.62%) Public Cloud
3 62 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (2.92%) Cloud Native
5 57 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (2.51%) PKI
7 49 (2.46%) Clustering
7 49 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
8 41 (2.06%) Replication
9 35 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
11 28 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.31%) Private Cloud
13 25 (1.26%) User Experience
14 22 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 18 (0.90%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.75%) CMDB
17 14 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
17 14 (0.70%) Wiki
18 13 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 905 (45.50%) Windows
2 420 (21.12%) Windows Server
3 412 (20.71%) Linux
4 194 (9.75%) Windows 10
5 191 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (6.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 118 (5.93%) Windows Server 2019
9 110 (5.53%) Unix
10 79 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (1.76%) Windows 7
12 34 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (1.41%) CentOS
14 24 (1.21%) Android
15 23 (1.16%) Apple iOS
16 14 (0.70%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
18 11 (0.55%) Solaris
19 8 (0.40%) AIX
20 7 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (36.60%) DevOps
2 380 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (14.13%) Migration
4 228 (11.46%) Infrastructure as Code
5 225 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 208 (10.46%) ITIL
7 177 (8.90%) Test Automation
8 161 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
9 152 (7.64%) Configuration Management
10 148 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
11 130 (6.54%) Scrum
12 127 (6.39%) Analytics
13 115 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
14 109 (5.48%) Deployment Automation
15 106 (5.33%) TDD
16 97 (4.88%) Microservices
17 86 (4.32%) Change Management
18 81 (4.07%) Software Engineering
19 80 (4.02%) Computer Science
20 75 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 463 (23.28%) Python
2 431 (21.67%) SQL
3 299 (15.03%) Bash Shell
4 258 (12.97%) C#
5 200 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 176 (8.85%) Java
7 86 (4.32%) Ruby
8 71 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 70 (3.52%) Perl
10 64 (3.22%) TypeScript
11 61 (3.07%) VBScript
12 53 (2.66%) VB
13 51 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 40 (2.01%) C
15 39 (1.96%) PHP
16 38 (1.91%) Go
17 31 (1.56%) C++
18 30 (1.51%) PL/SQL
19 24 (1.21%) Groovy
20 16 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 421 (21.17%) Security Cleared
2 322 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 105 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (5.23%) Degree
5 99 (4.98%) DV Cleared
6 72 (3.62%) MCSE
7 44 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (1.31%) AWS Certification
11 24 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (0.80%) CCNA
13 15 (0.75%) MCSA
14 13 (0.65%) CCNP
14 13 (0.65%) CISSP
15 11 (0.55%) Master's Degree
16 9 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.40%) GIAC
17 8 (0.40%) VCAP
17 8 (0.40%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.82%) QA
2 48 (2.41%) SLA
3 20 (1.01%) NIST
4 18 (0.90%) GDPR
5 10 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.50%) NCSC
6 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.25%) WCAG
9 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.20%) IFRS
10 2 (0.10%) GRC
10 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.050%) COBIT
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 661 (33.23%) Active Directory
2 282 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (10.41%) Docker
4 124 (6.23%) Hyper-V
5 117 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 68 (3.42%) vSphere
7 62 (3.12%) XenApp
8 60 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (2.31%) VMware NSX
10 40 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
12 27 (1.36%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 8 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.35%) Firmware
15 7 (0.35%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.25%) Samba
17 5 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 427 (21.47%) Terraform
2 293 (14.73%) Ansible
3 215 (10.81%) SCCM
4 182 (9.15%) Kubernetes
5 151 (7.59%) Puppet
6 121 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
7 93 (4.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 55 (2.77%) SCOM
9 44 (2.21%) vCenter Server
10 43 (2.16%) PowerCLI
11 38 (1.91%) vRealize
12 36 (1.81%) WSUS
13 35 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
14 20 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (0.96%) Nessus
16 17 (0.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 16 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
17 16 (0.80%) Grafana
17 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
17 16 (0.80%) Packer
Vendors
1 721 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 407 (20.46%) VMware
3 162 (8.14%) Citrix
4 134 (6.74%) Oracle
5 90 (4.52%) Cisco
6 74 (3.72%) HP
7 66 (3.32%) Dell
7 66 (3.32%) NetApp
8 54 (2.71%) Red Hat
9 49 (2.46%) Splunk
10 48 (2.41%) EMC
11 46 (2.31%) ServiceNow
12 44 (2.21%) Google
13 35 (1.76%) IBM
14 34 (1.71%) Databricks
14 34 (1.71%) Nintex
15 32 (1.61%) McAfee
16 30 (1.51%) SolarWinds
17 29 (1.46%) Veeam
18 28 (1.41%) SAP