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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 81 139
Rank change year-on-year -29 +58  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 995 1500 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.18% 2.75% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.19% 7.14% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 905 606
Median daily rate £400 £410 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +15.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 30
Median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +41.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £19.60 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.90 £52.75 £43.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +19.07% +42.11%  

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 19188 21012 20476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.13% 38.52% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13080 14472 13578
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 470 422
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 901 £413 -1.78% 267
London -8 459 £450 - 107
South East -47 140 £388 -8.70% 39
City of London -17 75 £468 -1.57% 25
Scotland -20 70 £400 +6.66% 17
East of England +43 64 £463 +15.62% 20
South West -12 61 £323 -7.85% 22
North West -18 57 £375 -11.76% 31
East Midlands +9 47 £350 +16.66% 10
Berkshire -5 45 £367 -11.15% 9
West Midlands +36 42 £375 - 24
Hertfordshire +27 38 £450 +28.57% 10
Surrey -19 30 £425 -10.52% 8
Glasgow -10 29 £375 +9.48% 6
Reading -6 26 £368 -9.53% 6
Hampshire -43 26 £340 -20.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +3 25 £537 +33.47% 5
Cheshire -7 23 £356 -19.40% 7
Bristol -15 19 £288 -15.44% 12
Milton Keynes 0 18 £506 - 3
Manchester +11 17 £419 +28.84% 14
Renfrewshire +1 17 £412 +16.87% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 16 £475 +35.71% 2
Edinburgh -22 16 £375 -16.71% 9
Erskine -1 15 £420 +19.14% 1
Yorkshire -17 15 £325 -13.33% 13
Dorset +15 14 £300 -27.71%
Nottingham +15 14 £450 - 2
Bournemouth +15 14 £300 -50.00%
Watford +9 14 £450 +74.75% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1283 (64.21%) Windows
2 780 (39.04%) Microsoft
3 731 (36.59%) Active Directory
4 660 (33.03%) Windows Server
5 533 (26.68%) SQL
6 500 (25.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 499 (24.97%) SQL Server
8 470 (23.52%) VMware
9 440 (22.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 425 (21.27%) DevOps
11 406 (20.32%) Linux
12 381 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 365 (18.27%) .NET
14 352 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
15 344 (17.22%) Finance
16 334 (16.72%) C#
17 315 (15.77%) Amazon AWS
18 312 (15.62%) SCCM
19 308 (15.42%) Security Cleared
20 287 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 280 (14.01%) IIS
22 279 (13.96%) Migration
23 265 (13.26%) ITIL
24 259 (12.96%) Office 365
25 247 (12.36%) DNS
26 240 (12.01%) Python
27 232 (11.61%) SC Cleared
28 221 (11.06%) MS Exchange
28 221 (11.06%) Firewall
29 217 (10.86%) 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
1 280 (14.01%) IIS
2 221 (11.06%) MS Exchange
3 210 (10.51%) SharePoint
4 155 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 142 (7.11%) Skype for Business
6 102 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 88 (4.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 55 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 52 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 49 (2.45%) Confluence
11 45 (2.25%) WebLogic
11 45 (2.25%) WebSphere
12 38 (1.90%) Apache
13 33 (1.65%) Tomcat
14 29 (1.45%) OpenStack
15 25 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (1.05%) CMS
17 20 (1.00%) JBoss
18 18 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
18 18 (0.90%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 70 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.15%) SPSS
6 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.050%) HipChat
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) assyst
6 2 (0.10%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.10%) Scribe Insight
6 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.050%) FRx
7 1 (0.050%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.050%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.050%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.050%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 500 (25.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 315 (15.77%) Amazon AWS
3 259 (12.96%) Office 365
4 90 (4.50%) IaaS
5 83 (4.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 63 (3.15%) PaaS
7 30 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (1.50%) OneDrive
8 29 (1.45%) GitHub
8 29 (1.45%) SaaS
9 23 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (1.15%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.15%) Trello
10 14 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
10 14 (0.70%) Route 53
11 13 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.60%) Yammer
13 8 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 247 (12.36%) DNS
2 221 (11.06%) Firewall
3 139 (6.96%) SAN
4 127 (6.36%) DHCP
5 119 (5.96%) TCP/IP
6 88 (4.40%) Skype
7 77 (3.85%) HTTP
7 77 (3.85%) LAN
8 64 (3.20%) Internet
9 55 (2.75%) WAN
10 54 (2.70%) NAS
11 52 (2.60%) SSL
12 51 (2.55%) VPN
13 40 (2.00%) LDAP
13 40 (2.00%) SMTP
14 36 (1.80%) NetScaler
14 36 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
15 31 (1.55%) VLAN
16 30 (1.50%) Wireless
17 27 (1.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (24.97%) SQL Server
2 112 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 100 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 85 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 61 (3.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 53 (2.65%) Oracle Database
8 52 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 45 (2.25%) MySQL
9 45 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 40 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
11 27 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (1.20%) Big Data
13 23 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
13 23 (1.15%) MongoDB
14 22 (1.10%) Power BI
14 22 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 21 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
16 20 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 217 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 208 (10.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 185 (9.26%) Jenkins
4 135 (6.76%) TeamCity
5 118 (5.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 81 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 79 (3.95%) JIRA
8 65 (3.25%) MSI
9 56 (2.80%) MSBuild
10 44 (2.20%) Subversion
11 43 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
12 37 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 34 (1.70%) GitLab
14 26 (1.30%) Ant
15 25 (1.25%) Vagrant
16 22 (1.10%) Hudson
16 22 (1.10%) SpecFlow
17 21 (1.05%) NUnit
18 18 (0.90%) Maven
18 18 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 344 (17.22%) Finance
2 145 (7.26%) Banking
3 43 (2.15%) Investment Banking
4 41 (2.05%) Legal
5 40 (2.00%) Front Office
6 36 (1.80%) Back Office
7 32 (1.60%) Law
8 30 (1.50%) Retail
9 23 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.90%) Advertising
10 18 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 16 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.75%) Publishing
13 13 (0.65%) Marketing
14 12 (0.60%) Local Government
15 11 (0.55%) Electronics
16 10 (0.50%) Games
17 4 (0.20%) Billing
17 4 (0.20%) French Language
18 3 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 271 (13.56%) Developer
2 249 (12.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 195 (9.76%) Analyst
4 167 (8.36%) Windows Engineer
5 153 (7.66%) Consultant
6 141 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 126 (6.31%) PowerShell Engineer
8 108 (5.41%) Administrator
9 90 (4.50%) Architect
10 80 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
11 78 (3.90%) Support Analyst
12 73 (3.65%) Support Engineer
13 71 (3.55%) DBA
14 69 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
14 69 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
15 68 (3.40%) Automation Engineer
16 66 (3.30%) Wintel Engineer
17 62 (3.10%) AWS Engineer
18 59 (2.95%) Windows DevOps Engineer
19 57 (2.85%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (18.27%) .NET
2 154 (7.71%) HTML
3 147 (7.36%) Web Services
4 130 (6.51%) CSS
5 120 (6.01%) XML
6 81 (4.05%) ASP.NET
7 63 (3.15%) jQuery
8 60 (3.00%) .NET Framework
9 53 (2.65%) HTML5
10 52 (2.60%) Software Packaging
11 51 (2.55%) AngularJS
12 41 (2.05%) RESTful
13 40 (2.00%) REST
14 38 (1.90%) JSON
15 37 (1.85%) WCF
16 33 (1.65%) Entity Framework
17 32 (1.60%) SOAP
18 31 (1.55%) Middleware
18 31 (1.55%) XSLT
19 28 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.81%) Data Centre
3 102 (5.11%) Clustering
4 54 (2.70%) Replication
5 44 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 39 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.95%) PKI
7 32 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (1.45%) Private Cloud
9 22 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 22 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (1.10%) User Experience
10 21 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.05%) Public Cloud
11 18 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1283 (64.21%) Windows
2 660 (33.03%) Windows Server
3 440 (22.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 406 (20.32%) Linux
5 381 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 197 (9.86%) Unix
7 176 (8.81%) Windows 7
8 151 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 134 (6.71%) Windows 10
10 127 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (1.95%) Windows 8
12 33 (1.65%) Ubuntu
13 32 (1.60%) CentOS
14 30 (1.50%) Windows XP
15 25 (1.25%) Android
16 23 (1.15%) Solaris
17 20 (1.00%) Apple iOS
17 20 (1.00%) VMS
18 18 (0.90%) AIX
19 13 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (21.27%) DevOps
2 352 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (13.96%) Migration
4 265 (13.26%) ITIL
5 209 (10.46%) Configuration Management
6 206 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (5.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 97 (4.85%) Test Automation
9 93 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 83 (4.15%) Change Management
11 81 (4.05%) Scrum
12 80 (4.00%) Load Balancing
13 79 (3.95%) Open Source
14 76 (3.80%) Workflow
15 72 (3.60%) Task Automation
16 67 (3.35%) Service Management
17 66 (3.30%) High Availability
18 65 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
18 65 (3.25%) Release Management
18 65 (3.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 533 (26.68%) SQL
2 334 (16.72%) C#
3 240 (12.01%) Python
4 215 (10.76%) VBScript
5 176 (8.81%) Bash Shell
6 167 (8.36%) Perl
7 146 (7.31%) JavaScript
8 145 (7.26%) T-SQL
9 139 (6.96%) Java
10 102 (5.11%) VB
11 89 (4.45%) Ruby
12 63 (3.15%) Shell Script
13 39 (1.95%) XAML
14 32 (1.60%) PHP
15 29 (1.45%) C
15 29 (1.45%) PL/SQL
16 24 (1.20%) VBA
17 22 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 19 (0.95%) C++
18 19 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 308 (15.42%) Security Cleared
2 232 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 193 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 101 (5.06%) MCSE
5 63 (3.15%) Degree
6 55 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 53 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (2.65%) MCITP
8 48 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 42 (2.10%) MCSA
10 37 (1.85%) CCNA
11 33 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (1.35%) MCP
13 24 (1.20%) CCNP
14 18 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.75%) MCTS
16 11 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
18 8 (0.40%) CISSP
18 8 (0.40%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.75%) QA
1 35 (1.75%) SLA
2 11 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.35%) GDPR
4 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.20%) COBIT
6 4 (0.20%) PMO
7 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 731 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 287 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (9.06%) Hyper-V
4 113 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 111 (5.56%) vSphere
6 73 (3.65%) XenDesktop
7 71 (3.55%) XenApp
8 70 (3.50%) Docker
9 61 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
11 34 (1.70%) XenServer
12 17 (0.85%) vCloud
13 16 (0.80%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.60%) NFS
15 12 (0.60%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.60%) VirtualBox
16 11 (0.55%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 312 (15.62%) SCCM
2 204 (10.21%) Opscode Chef
3 195 (9.76%) Puppet
4 176 (8.81%) Ansible
5 121 (6.06%) SCOM
6 71 (3.55%) WSUS
7 56 (2.80%) vCenter Server
8 51 (2.55%) NetBackup
9 49 (2.45%) Nagios
10 37 (1.85%) Dollar Universe
11 35 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
11 35 (1.75%) SCOrch
12 34 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 33 (1.65%) Terraform
14 29 (1.45%) WMI
15 28 (1.40%) Kubernetes
16 27 (1.35%) Control-M
16 27 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 25 (1.25%) vRealize
18 24 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 780 (39.04%) Microsoft
2 470 (23.52%) VMware
3 208 (10.41%) Citrix
4 184 (9.21%) Oracle
5 143 (7.16%) HP
6 141 (7.06%) Cisco
7 111 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 89 (4.45%) ServiceNow
9 86 (4.30%) Symantec
10 65 (3.25%) NetApp
11 57 (2.85%) Splunk
12 54 (2.70%) IBM
13 53 (2.65%) Dell
14 49 (2.45%) McAfee
15 44 (2.20%) Atlassian
16 32 (1.60%) EMC
16 32 (1.60%) TIBCO
17 27 (1.35%) CheckPoint
18 26 (1.30%) Veritas
19 25 (1.25%) Remedy
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 100000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day c£350/day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £463 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £370 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £335.76 - £356.75 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Rullion
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago