Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 110 102
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8 +62
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,761 1,975 2,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.19% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.37% 5.31% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,830 1,333 1,466
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £275 £285 £278
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 44 53
UK median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +19.44% +46.94%
10th Percentile £21.43 £16.88 £20.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -26.19% +16.67% +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 43,320 37,219 40,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 41.31% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,274 25,531 27,694
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +4.52% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 808 956
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.38 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +7.47% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.70 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.45 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +22 2,490 £425 +5.52% 618
UK excluding London +42 1,581 £400 +10.34% 386
London +2 1,153 £475 +5.56% 270
South East +34 505 £425 +17.24% 85
North of England +43 310 £400 +14.29% 90
Midlands +57 272 £390 +11.43% 70
Scotland -1 195 £401 +1.39% 26
West Midlands +38 156 £380 -0.33% 24
South West +39 152 £370 +13.85% 51
North West +28 150 £434 +23.93% 38
East Midlands +37 115 £400 +33.33% 46
East of England +8 100 £355 -18.86% 52
Yorkshire +31 85 £400 +6.67% 42
North East +22 75 £350 +2.94% 10
Wales +23 48 £425 +21.43% 10
Northern Ireland 0 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 1,577 (57.12%) Windows
2 1,152 (41.72%) Microsoft
3 951 (34.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 910 (32.96%) Active Directory
5 722 (26.15%) Windows Server
6 662 (23.98%) DevOps
7 626 (22.67%) VMware
8 615 (22.27%) SQL
9 572 (20.72%) SQL Server
10 519 (18.80%) Security Cleared
11 504 (18.25%) Office 365
12 491 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
13 472 (17.10%) Linux
14 470 (17.02%) SCCM
15 454 (16.44%) Migration
16 447 (16.19%) C#
17 444 (16.08%) .NET
18 431 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
19 424 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
20 416 (15.07%) Python
21 394 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
22 389 (14.09%) Finance
23 388 (14.05%) SC Cleared
24 375 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
25 351 (12.71%) SharePoint
26 336 (12.17%) ITIL
27 331 (11.99%) Citrix
28 325 (11.77%) DNS
29 303 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
30 301 (10.90%) 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
1 351 (12.71%) SharePoint
2 222 (8.04%) MS Exchange
3 209 (7.57%) IIS
3 209 (7.57%) Skype for Business
4 135 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 110 (3.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 66 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 57 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
8 56 (2.03%) Confluence
9 54 (1.96%) Apache
10 51 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
11 47 (1.70%) OpenStack
12 46 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 42 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 42 (1.52%) Tomcat
14 30 (1.09%) WebSphere
15 23 (0.83%) nginx
16 21 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
17 20 (0.72%) JBoss
18 19 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 139 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.67%) InfoPath
3 37 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) HipChat
5 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.11%) Windchill
8 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.036%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.036%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 21 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.25%) Endur
4 6 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.18%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.072%) assyst
7 2 (0.072%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.036%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
8 1 (0.036%) Kondor
8 1 (0.036%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.036%) Summit
8 1 (0.036%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.036%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 951 (34.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 504 (18.25%) Office 365
3 431 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
4 199 (7.21%) IaaS
5 168 (6.08%) PaaS
6 122 (4.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 101 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 69 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
9 65 (2.35%) SaaS
10 40 (1.45%) Serverless
11 33 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (1.16%) Datadog
13 31 (1.12%) GitHub
13 31 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 29 (1.05%) OneDrive
15 25 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
16 23 (0.83%) NuGet
17 20 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 18 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
19 17 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 325 (11.77%) DNS
2 272 (9.85%) Firewall
3 229 (8.29%) DHCP
4 172 (6.23%) SAN
5 147 (5.32%) Skype
6 109 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 97 (3.51%) LAN
8 96 (3.48%) WAN
9 95 (3.44%) VPN
10 77 (2.79%) NetScaler
11 73 (2.64%) Internet
12 56 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
13 53 (1.92%) NAS
14 50 (1.81%) MPLS
14 50 (1.81%) Network Security
15 40 (1.45%) VoIP
16 36 (1.30%) SNMP
16 36 (1.30%) VLAN
17 34 (1.23%) HTTP
18 31 (1.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (2.64%) Big Data
5 61 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 57 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
8 53 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (1.77%) MySQL
10 48 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 46 (1.67%) Hadoop
11 46 (1.67%) Oracle Database
12 45 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 44 (1.59%) Power BI
14 40 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (1.41%) MongoDB
15 39 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
16 38 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
17 33 (1.20%) NoSQL
18 30 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 301 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 289 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 251 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 232 (8.40%) TeamCity
5 214 (7.75%) Visual Studio
6 161 (5.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 137 (4.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 103 (3.73%) JIRA
9 100 (3.62%) MSI
10 61 (2.21%) Subversion
11 57 (2.06%) MSBuild
12 41 (1.48%) NUnit
13 35 (1.27%) Selenium
14 29 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (1.05%) Vagrant
15 28 (1.01%) Ant
15 28 (1.01%) SpecFlow
16 22 (0.80%) Gradle
16 22 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
17 20 (0.72%) Artifactory
General
1 389 (14.09%) Finance
2 142 (5.14%) Banking
3 67 (2.43%) Retail
4 36 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 35 (1.27%) Publishing
6 27 (0.98%) Marketing
7 26 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 26 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 21 (0.76%) Law
9 20 (0.72%) Back Office
10 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.47%) Advertising
11 13 (0.47%) Front Office
12 11 (0.40%) Electronics
13 10 (0.36%) Legal
14 7 (0.25%) Local Government
15 5 (0.18%) French Language
15 5 (0.18%) Games
16 4 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 426 (15.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 327 (11.84%) Developer
3 236 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 220 (7.97%) Consultant
5 206 (7.46%) Azure Engineer
6 179 (6.48%) Architect
7 156 (5.65%) Administrator
8 147 (5.32%) Azure DevOps
9 146 (5.29%) Analyst
10 143 (5.18%) Windows Engineer
11 120 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 117 (4.24%) Support Engineer
13 97 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 93 (3.37%) PowerShell Engineer
14 93 (3.37%) SharePoint Developer
15 91 (3.30%) .NET Developer
15 91 (3.30%) AWS Engineer
16 90 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
17 83 (3.01%) DBA
18 72 (2.61%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (16.08%) .NET
2 155 (5.61%) JSON
3 151 (5.47%) Web Services
4 131 (4.74%) REST
5 130 (4.71%) CSS
6 122 (4.42%) XML
7 112 (4.06%) ASP.NET
8 98 (3.55%) HTML
9 94 (3.40%) jQuery
10 85 (3.08%) .NET Framework
11 62 (2.25%) AngularJS
12 57 (2.06%) SOAP
13 56 (2.03%) LDAP
14 47 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (1.70%) React
15 46 (1.67%) RESTful
16 42 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (1.48%) WCF
18 39 (1.41%) XSLT
19 31 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 162 (5.87%) Data Centre
2 135 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (4.85%) Clustering
4 103 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 94 (3.40%) PKI
6 74 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 70 (2.54%) Public Cloud
8 55 (1.99%) Replication
9 43 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 39 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
11 34 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.12%) User Experience
13 20 (0.72%) Fat Client
13 20 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 20 (0.72%) Thin Client
14 19 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (0.65%) Fintech
16 16 (0.58%) Blackberry
16 16 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,577 (57.12%) Windows
2 722 (26.15%) Windows Server
3 472 (17.10%) Linux
4 424 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 375 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 285 (10.32%) Windows 10
7 212 (7.68%) Windows 7
8 164 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 145 (5.25%) Unix
10 83 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 64 (2.32%) CentOS
12 44 (1.59%) Apple iOS
13 43 (1.56%) VMS
14 39 (1.41%) Solaris
15 36 (1.30%) Windows 8
16 30 (1.09%) AIX
16 30 (1.09%) Ubuntu
16 30 (1.09%) Windows Vista
17 26 (0.94%) Windows XP
18 25 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (23.98%) DevOps
2 491 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (16.44%) Migration
4 336 (12.17%) ITIL
5 303 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
6 255 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
7 234 (8.48%) Configuration Management
8 170 (6.16%) Test Automation
9 158 (5.72%) Deployment Automation
9 158 (5.72%) Scrum
10 147 (5.32%) High Availability
11 135 (4.89%) Change Management
12 132 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
13 117 (4.24%) Open Source
14 111 (4.02%) Workflow
15 100 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
16 91 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 91 (3.30%) Mentoring
17 88 (3.19%) Application Packaging
18 86 (3.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 615 (22.27%) SQL
2 447 (16.19%) C#
3 416 (15.07%) Python
4 265 (9.60%) Bash Shell
5 250 (9.05%) JavaScript
6 225 (8.15%) VBScript
7 153 (5.54%) Ruby
8 151 (5.47%) Java
9 147 (5.32%) Perl
10 102 (3.69%) T-SQL
11 99 (3.59%) VB
12 96 (3.48%) Shell Script
13 79 (2.86%) C
14 59 (2.14%) C++
15 38 (1.38%) VBA
16 30 (1.09%) PHP
17 29 (1.05%) Groovy
18 17 (0.62%) JCL
18 17 (0.62%) Korn
19 14 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 519 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 388 (14.05%) SC Cleared
3 196 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 151 (5.47%) Degree
5 124 (4.49%) MCSE
6 89 (3.22%) DV Cleared
7 61 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 55 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (1.85%) MCSA
10 45 (1.63%) CCNA
10 45 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 38 (1.38%) MCP
12 34 (1.23%) MCITP
13 32 (1.16%) CCNP
14 29 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (0.91%) CISSP
16 24 (0.87%) AWS Certification
17 16 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (0.58%) SANS
18 14 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.14%) SLA
2 56 (2.03%) QA
3 55 (1.99%) GDPR
4 14 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.47%) GCP
5 13 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.18%) EMIR
8 5 (0.18%) MiFID
8 5 (0.18%) TickIT
9 3 (0.11%) PMO
10 2 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.072%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.036%) GPG13
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.036%) NIST 800
System Software
1 910 (32.96%) Active Directory
2 394 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 189 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 177 (6.41%) Docker
6 174 (6.30%) XenDesktop
7 167 (6.05%) XenApp
8 152 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
9 134 (4.85%) vSphere
10 85 (3.08%) XenServer
11 79 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
12 33 (1.20%) VMware NSX
13 26 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
14 24 (0.87%) BitLocker
14 24 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
15 23 (0.83%) vCloud
15 23 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
16 19 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 16 (0.58%) DFS Replication
18 15 (0.54%) RACF
Systems Management
1 470 (17.02%) SCCM
2 291 (10.54%) Ansible
3 272 (9.85%) Puppet
4 244 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
5 181 (6.56%) Terraform
6 138 (5.00%) SCOM
7 69 (2.50%) Nagios
8 68 (2.46%) Kubernetes
9 63 (2.28%) Packer
10 62 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
11 60 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 57 (2.06%) WSUS
13 48 (1.74%) vCenter Server
14 42 (1.52%) SCVMM
15 41 (1.48%) PowerCLI
16 39 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
17 36 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 31 (1.12%) vRealize
19 30 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
20 29 (1.05%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,152 (41.72%) Microsoft
2 626 (22.67%) VMware
3 331 (11.99%) Citrix
4 180 (6.52%) Oracle
5 158 (5.72%) HP
6 149 (5.40%) Cisco
7 130 (4.71%) Ivanti
8 107 (3.88%) Splunk
9 105 (3.80%) McAfee
10 96 (3.48%) Red Hat
11 70 (2.54%) Symantec
12 69 (2.50%) ServiceNow
13 65 (2.35%) SolarWinds
14 59 (2.14%) Dell
15 58 (2.10%) IBM
16 54 (1.96%) NetApp
16 54 (1.96%) Remedy
16 54 (1.96%) SAP
17 47 (1.70%) New Relic
18 46 (1.67%) Google