Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 62 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13 +30
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1,232 2,925 3,357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.54% 3.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.02% 8.56% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1,941 2,277
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £307 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 89 73
Median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +1.13% -3.42%
10th Percentile £33.05 £16.50 £17.40
90th Percentile £64.50 £82.50 £49.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.63 £41.53
% change year-on-year -1.51% +0.24% +73.04%

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 15,369 34,159 46,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.93% 41.36% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,006 23,548 32,533
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £309 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 709 671
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.14% +4.03%
10th Percentile £13.26 £18.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £58.72 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £37.75 £42.50 £42.13
% change year-on-year -11.18% +0.87% +5.33%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 -8 983 £450 - 509
UK excluding London -2 608 £425 -1.16% 406
London -11 461 £470 -6.00% 149
Work from Home +10 293 £450 - 85
South East +1 163 £460 +2.22% 81
North of England -19 108 £400 -5.88% 116
Scotland +33 98 £413 -10.33% 33
Midlands +1 98 £400 -11.11% 84
South West +8 93 £450 +5.88% 46
West Midlands +4 74 £400 -15.79% 55
North West +1 73 £400 - 66
East of England +4 33 £488 +21.88% 32
Yorkshire -13 26 £459 +7.88% 36
East Midlands +11 23 £390 +20.00% 28
Wales -8 18 £360 -24.21% 10
North East +5 8 £338 -22.19% 14

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 603 (48.94%) Azure
2 593 (48.13%) Windows
3 472 (38.31%) DevOps
4 450 (36.53%) Microsoft
5 411 (33.36%) Active Directory
6 335 (27.19%) Security Cleared
7 324 (26.30%) SQL
8 309 (25.08%) Python
9 286 (23.21%) Windows Server
10 267 (21.67%) VMware
11 263 (21.35%) Terraform
12 252 (20.45%) Linux
13 246 (19.97%) C#
14 240 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
15 239 (19.40%) SC Cleared
16 237 (19.24%) SQL Server
17 235 (19.07%) Ansible
18 214 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
19 208 (16.88%) Office 365
20 203 (16.48%) Bash Shell
21 194 (15.75%) Migration
22 181 (14.69%) .NET
23 180 (14.61%) SharePoint
24 178 (14.45%) AWS
25 163 (13.23%) Kubernetes
26 155 (12.58%) Configuration Management
27 154 (12.50%) Finance
27 154 (12.50%) Docker
28 152 (12.34%) Jenkins
29 150 (12.18%) Windows 10

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
1 180 (14.61%) SharePoint
2 81 (6.57%) IIS
3 47 (3.81%) MS Exchange
4 45 (3.65%) Skype for Business
5 44 (3.57%) Confluence
6 30 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.30%) Apache
10 13 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.97%) ArcGIS
12 11 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.73%) CMS
13 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.73%) Moodle
14 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
15 7 (0.57%) nginx
15 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.89%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.16%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.081%) Magento
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 603 (48.94%) Azure
2 208 (16.88%) Office 365
3 178 (14.45%) AWS
4 126 (10.23%) Power Platform
5 122 (9.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 95 (7.71%) PaaS
7 87 (7.06%) IaaS
8 68 (5.52%) Serverless
9 67 (5.44%) GitHub
9 67 (5.44%) PowerApps
10 62 (5.03%) Logic Apps
11 54 (4.38%) Azure Data Factory
12 52 (4.22%) Azure Functions
13 45 (3.65%) OneDrive
14 39 (3.17%) Power Automate
15 35 (2.84%) SaaS
16 33 (2.68%) OpenShift
17 32 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
18 27 (2.19%) GCP
19 24 (1.95%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 140 (11.36%) DNS
2 106 (8.60%) Firewall
3 93 (7.55%) DHCP
4 57 (4.63%) SAN
5 55 (4.46%) Skype
6 43 (3.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 42 (3.41%) TCP/IP
8 39 (3.17%) VLAN
9 25 (2.03%) VPN
10 23 (1.87%) SSL
11 21 (1.70%) SNMP
11 21 (1.70%) WAN
12 20 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
13 19 (1.54%) VSAN
14 17 (1.38%) HTTP
15 14 (1.14%) Intranet
15 14 (1.14%) SMTP
16 13 (1.06%) Kerberos
16 13 (1.06%) LAN
17 11 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (19.24%) SQL Server
2 99 (8.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 71 (5.76%) Power BI
4 40 (3.25%) Cosmos DB
5 25 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 24 (1.95%) Big Data
7 23 (1.87%) Data Lake
7 23 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.79%) OLTP
9 20 (1.62%) Apache Hive
10 19 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (1.46%) GIS
11 18 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.46%) Tableau
12 17 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 152 (12.34%) Jenkins
2 139 (11.28%) Git (software)
3 89 (7.22%) JIRA
4 69 (5.60%) GitLab
5 61 (4.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 55 (4.46%) TeamCity
7 40 (3.25%) Visual Studio
8 36 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 34 (2.76%) Bitbucket
10 33 (2.68%) MSI
11 26 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 23 (1.87%) Artifactory
13 22 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
14 21 (1.70%) Subversion
15 19 (1.54%) Selenium
16 18 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (0.97%) Hudson
17 12 (0.97%) Postman
17 12 (0.97%) ReSharper
18 10 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 154 (12.50%) Finance
2 67 (5.44%) Public Sector
3 65 (5.28%) Banking
4 12 (0.97%) Financial Institution
4 12 (0.97%) Legal
4 12 (0.97%) Telecoms
5 9 (0.73%) Investment Banking
5 9 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.65%) Front Office
6 8 (0.65%) Military
6 8 (0.65%) Retail
7 7 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.32%) Back Office
8 4 (0.32%) French Language
8 4 (0.32%) International Banking
9 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.24%) Law
9 3 (0.24%) Marketing
10 2 (0.16%) Advertising
10 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 204 (16.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 175 (14.20%) Azure Engineer
3 118 (9.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 99 (8.04%) Developer
5 85 (6.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 84 (6.82%) Consultant
7 66 (5.36%) Azure DevOps
8 65 (5.28%) Administrator
8 65 (5.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 62 (5.03%) Architect
10 50 (4.06%) Analyst
11 49 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
12 44 (3.57%) Data Engineer
13 43 (3.49%) AWS Engineer
14 38 (3.08%) Support Engineer
15 35 (2.84%) Platform Engineer
15 35 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
16 34 (2.76%) AWS DevOps
17 30 (2.44%) VMware Engineer
18 29 (2.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (14.69%) .NET
2 84 (6.82%) REST
3 59 (4.79%) CSS
4 53 (4.30%) HTML
5 52 (4.22%) JSON
6 51 (4.14%) .NET Framework
7 48 (3.90%) XML
8 47 (3.81%) ASP.NET
8 47 (3.81%) Elastic Stack
9 32 (2.60%) LDAP
9 32 (2.60%) Web Services
10 31 (2.52%) RESTful
11 28 (2.27%) .NET Core
12 27 (2.19%) YAML
13 21 (1.70%) jQuery
14 20 (1.62%) gRPC
14 20 (1.62%) Middleware
14 20 (1.62%) Swagger
15 16 (1.30%) WCF
16 15 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 50 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.41%) PKI
5 35 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.44%) Cloud Native
6 30 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (2.03%) Replication
8 24 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (1.62%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.22%) Clustering
13 14 (1.14%) User Experience
14 13 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
15 11 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 7 (0.57%) Algorithms
17 7 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 593 (48.13%) Windows
2 286 (23.21%) Windows Server
3 252 (20.45%) Linux
4 150 (12.18%) Windows 10
5 126 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (9.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 71 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 68 (5.52%) Unix
9 61 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 57 (4.63%) Windows Server 2019
11 52 (4.22%) CentOS
12 48 (3.90%) Windows 7
13 15 (1.22%) Solaris
14 14 (1.14%) VMS
14 14 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.81%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.49%) SUSE
18 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (38.31%) DevOps
2 240 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (15.75%) Migration
4 155 (12.58%) Configuration Management
5 145 (11.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 144 (11.69%) Infrastructure as Code
7 141 (11.44%) ITIL
8 90 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
9 88 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 86 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (6.33%) Deployment Automation
12 77 (6.25%) Test Automation
13 65 (5.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 65 (5.28%) Infrastructure Automation
14 62 (5.03%) Scrum
15 61 (4.95%) Information Security
16 57 (4.63%) Microservices
17 56 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
18 52 (4.22%) Analytics
18 52 (4.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 324 (26.30%) SQL
2 309 (25.08%) Python
3 246 (19.97%) C#
4 203 (16.48%) Bash Shell
5 121 (9.82%) Java
6 116 (9.42%) JavaScript
7 73 (5.93%) Perl
8 60 (4.87%) VB
9 51 (4.14%) VBScript
10 49 (3.98%) T-SQL
11 39 (3.17%) C++
12 38 (3.08%) C
13 34 (2.76%) Go
14 29 (2.35%) Shell Script
15 26 (2.11%) R
16 25 (2.03%) Ruby
17 18 (1.46%) Groovy
18 10 (0.81%) VBA
19 9 (0.73%) TypeScript
19 9 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 335 (27.19%) Security Cleared
2 239 (19.40%) SC Cleared
3 97 (7.87%) DV Cleared
4 62 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (3.73%) Degree
6 28 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.95%) MCSE
8 19 (1.54%) CCNA
9 16 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.81%) CCNP
12 8 (0.65%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.57%) CISSP
13 7 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.57%) MCSA
14 6 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.49%) MCSD
14 6 (0.49%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.68%) QA
2 27 (2.19%) SLA
3 13 (1.06%) NIST
4 7 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
4 7 (0.57%) NCSC
5 6 (0.49%) GDPR
5 6 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.081%) GxP
9 1 (0.081%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.081%) HL7
9 1 (0.081%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.081%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 411 (33.36%) Active Directory
2 214 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (12.50%) Docker
4 81 (6.57%) vSphere
5 75 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (5.93%) Hyper-V
7 47 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
8 44 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 44 (3.57%) VMware NSX
9 23 (1.87%) XenApp
10 17 (1.38%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.73%) Firmware
14 8 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (0.41%) GeoWebCache
15 5 (0.41%) LXC
16 4 (0.32%) NFS
16 4 (0.32%) vCloud
17 3 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 263 (21.35%) Terraform
2 235 (19.07%) Ansible
3 163 (13.23%) Kubernetes
4 139 (11.28%) SCCM
5 102 (8.28%) Puppet
6 59 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (3.57%) SCOM
8 39 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
9 37 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 36 (2.92%) vCenter Server
11 35 (2.84%) Packer
12 33 (2.68%) Grafana
13 32 (2.60%) PowerCLI
14 29 (2.35%) WSUS
15 27 (2.19%) Prometheus
16 19 (1.54%) vRealize
17 18 (1.46%) ZABBIX
18 15 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 12 (0.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
19 12 (0.97%) WMI
Vendors
1 450 (36.53%) Microsoft
2 267 (21.67%) VMware
3 78 (6.33%) Oracle
4 75 (6.09%) Citrix
4 75 (6.09%) Splunk
5 64 (5.19%) Atlassian
6 53 (4.30%) Cisco
7 50 (4.06%) HP
8 44 (3.57%) Databricks
9 43 (3.49%) Dell
10 40 (3.25%) SolarWinds
11 35 (2.84%) Red Hat
12 33 (2.68%) EMC
13 30 (2.44%) ServiceNow
14 27 (2.19%) Cloudera
15 26 (2.11%) Sophos
16 25 (2.03%) Veeam
17 24 (1.95%) Lumension
18 22 (1.79%) Google
18 22 (1.79%) McAfee