Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 99 125
Rank change year-on-year -8 +26 +44
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2246 2541 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 2.38% 1.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.42% 5.98% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1447 1604 1353
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £260
90th Percentile £560 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £360 £360
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 44
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +41.18% -
10th Percentile £15.50 £18.70 £17.08
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £50.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +38.46% -0.34%

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 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 913 962
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -1 2047 £425 +6.25% 179
UK excluding London -7 1232 £380 +5.56% 108
London -1 992 £450 +3.69% 79
South East -11 406 £400 - 33
Midlands +72 208 £375 +10.29% 20
North of England -39 196 £364 +10.23% 22
Scotland -24 168 £400 +17.65% 7
East of England +54 127 £450 +20.00% 14
West Midlands +72 121 £388 +13.97% 13
South West -2 117 £350 +7.69% 11
North West +29 115 £375 +7.14% 12
East Midlands +22 87 £325 -10.34% 7
Yorkshire -23 58 £375 -3.54% 10
North East -35 23 £333 +0.76%
Wales -4 11 £375 +7.14%
Northern Ireland -42 7 £78 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1422 (63.31%) Windows
2 926 (41.23%) Microsoft
3 788 (35.08%) Active Directory
4 672 (29.92%) Windows Server
5 586 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 568 (25.29%) VMware
7 547 (24.35%) SQL
8 529 (23.55%) SQL Server
9 455 (20.26%) DevOps
10 448 (19.95%) Finance
11 427 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 420 (18.70%) .NET
13 417 (18.57%) Office 365
14 378 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
15 373 (16.61%) Linux
16 370 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 357 (15.89%) C#
18 328 (14.60%) SCCM
19 327 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
20 319 (14.20%) Migration
21 286 (12.73%) SharePoint
22 272 (12.11%) Citrix
22 272 (12.11%) Python
23 266 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
24 260 (11.58%) Security Cleared
25 258 (11.49%) IIS
26 257 (11.44%) ITIL
27 222 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
28 221 (9.84%) DNS
29 218 (9.71%) 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
1 286 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 258 (11.49%) IIS
3 216 (9.62%) MS Exchange
4 165 (7.35%) Skype for Business
5 146 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 110 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 104 (4.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 78 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 59 (2.63%) Confluence
10 57 (2.54%) OpenStack
11 41 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
12 40 (1.78%) Apache
13 39 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
14 37 (1.65%) Tomcat
15 30 (1.34%) JBoss
16 26 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (1.16%) CMS
17 22 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
18 19 (0.85%) WildFly
19 17 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 79 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.045%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.045%) HipChat
6 1 (0.045%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.089%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.089%) Scribe Insight
6 2 (0.089%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.089%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.045%) FRx
7 1 (0.045%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.045%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 586 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 417 (18.57%) Office 365
3 266 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
4 137 (6.10%) IaaS
5 121 (5.39%) PaaS
6 101 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 63 (2.80%) OneDrive
8 40 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.07%) SaaS
10 21 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.85%) GitHub
12 17 (0.76%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.71%) npm
14 13 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (0.53%) Yarn
16 11 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.40%) Yammer
19 8 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 221 (9.84%) DNS
2 185 (8.24%) Firewall
3 152 (6.77%) SAN
4 136 (6.06%) DHCP
5 113 (5.03%) Skype
6 112 (4.99%) LDAP
7 84 (3.74%) TCP/IP
8 75 (3.34%) LAN
9 74 (3.29%) NetScaler
10 62 (2.76%) Internet
11 59 (2.63%) WAN
12 51 (2.27%) VPN
13 49 (2.18%) Kerberos
14 41 (1.83%) NAS
15 40 (1.78%) Wireless
16 38 (1.69%) VSAN
17 37 (1.65%) SSL
18 28 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
19 27 (1.20%) Network Security
20 26 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (23.55%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 94 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 82 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 80 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 58 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (2.18%) MySQL
10 43 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 39 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
12 35 (1.56%) Power BI
13 34 (1.51%) Big Data
14 28 (1.25%) Hadoop
15 26 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (1.02%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
17 19 (0.85%) RDBMS
18 17 (0.76%) NoSQL
19 16 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 222 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 218 (9.71%) Git (software)
3 181 (8.06%) TeamCity
4 174 (7.75%) Jenkins
5 152 (6.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 118 (5.25%) Visual Studio
7 83 (3.70%) JIRA
8 62 (2.76%) MSI
9 61 (2.72%) MSBuild
10 56 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 55 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 34 (1.51%) Ant
13 32 (1.42%) NuGet
13 32 (1.42%) Subversion
14 27 (1.20%) Maven
15 25 (1.11%) Vagrant
16 24 (1.07%) NUnit
16 24 (1.07%) Selenium
16 24 (1.07%) SpecFlow
17 17 (0.76%) InstallShield
General
1 448 (19.95%) Finance
2 205 (9.13%) Banking
3 62 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 43 (1.91%) Publishing
5 37 (1.65%) Legal
6 33 (1.47%) Retail
7 32 (1.42%) Law
8 27 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.02%) Marketing
11 19 (0.85%) Electronics
12 15 (0.67%) Advertising
13 14 (0.62%) Front Office
14 13 (0.58%) Back Office
15 11 (0.49%) Local Government
16 8 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.31%) Games
17 7 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.22%) French Language
19 4 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 278 (12.38%) Developer
2 244 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 222 (9.88%) Analyst
4 204 (9.08%) Consultant
5 178 (7.93%) Windows Engineer
6 166 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 153 (6.81%) Administrator
8 123 (5.48%) PowerShell Engineer
9 107 (4.76%) Architect
10 102 (4.54%) Azure Engineer
11 76 (3.38%) VMware Engineer
12 72 (3.21%) DBA
12 72 (3.21%) Support Analyst
13 65 (2.89%) C# Developer
14 64 (2.85%) .NET Developer
15 63 (2.80%) Support Engineer
16 61 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
17 58 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
18 57 (2.54%) Windows DevOps Engineer
19 56 (2.49%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (18.70%) .NET
2 142 (6.32%) Web Services
3 140 (6.23%) XML
4 117 (5.21%) HTML
5 85 (3.78%) .NET Framework
6 83 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 76 (3.38%) CSS
7 76 (3.38%) REST
8 65 (2.89%) RESTful
9 58 (2.58%) JSON
10 53 (2.36%) AngularJS
10 53 (2.36%) WCF
11 45 (2.00%) jQuery
11 45 (2.00%) Middleware
12 43 (1.91%) Entity Framework
13 38 (1.69%) React
14 35 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (1.56%) SOAP
15 34 (1.51%) XSLT
16 32 (1.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 109 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 62 (2.76%) Clustering
5 55 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.18%) PKI
7 46 (2.05%) Replication
8 34 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 33 (1.47%) User Experience
10 31 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 26 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 24 (1.07%) Fintech
14 23 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 22 (0.98%) Fat Client
15 22 (0.98%) Thin Client
16 21 (0.93%) CESG
17 20 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
18 19 (0.85%) Blackberry
19 15 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1422 (63.31%) Windows
2 672 (29.92%) Windows Server
3 427 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 373 (16.61%) Linux
5 370 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 203 (9.04%) Unix
7 192 (8.55%) Windows 10
8 178 (7.93%) Windows 7
9 109 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 88 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (1.56%) VMS
12 32 (1.42%) Android
13 30 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.20%) Solaris
15 21 (0.93%) CentOS
16 20 (0.89%) Windows XP
17 19 (0.85%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.67%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.53%) Windows Phone
19 12 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (20.26%) DevOps
2 378 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (14.20%) Migration
4 257 (11.44%) ITIL
5 199 (8.86%) Configuration Management
6 180 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
7 130 (5.79%) Task Automation
8 127 (5.65%) Scrum
9 98 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
10 96 (4.27%) Release Management
11 94 (4.19%) Test Automation
12 85 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
13 82 (3.65%) Project Management
14 80 (3.56%) Workflow
15 78 (3.47%) Continuous Delivery
16 75 (3.34%) Application Packaging
17 70 (3.12%) E-Commerce
18 69 (3.07%) Change Management
19 66 (2.94%) TDD
19 66 (2.94%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 547 (24.35%) SQL
2 357 (15.89%) C#
3 272 (12.11%) Python
4 203 (9.04%) VBScript
5 190 (8.46%) JavaScript
6 179 (7.97%) Java
7 154 (6.86%) Perl
8 146 (6.50%) Bash Shell
9 120 (5.34%) T-SQL
10 96 (4.27%) VB
11 65 (2.89%) Ruby
12 55 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 52 (2.32%) PHP
14 42 (1.87%) VBA
15 35 (1.56%) VB.NET
16 31 (1.38%) C++
17 29 (1.29%) C
18 27 (1.20%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.80%) Korn
19 18 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 260 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 185 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 169 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 102 (4.54%) MCSE
5 99 (4.41%) Degree
6 53 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 44 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 39 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (1.69%) MCITP
10 27 (1.20%) MCSA
11 23 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (0.93%) CCNA
13 20 (0.89%) MCTS
14 19 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.49%) CEH
16 11 (0.49%) CISSP
16 11 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.49%) MCP
17 10 (0.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.89%) QA
2 32 (1.42%) SLA
3 15 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.40%) COBIT
5 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.31%) GDPR
6 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.27%) PMO
8 4 (0.18%) MiFID
8 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.045%) PMBOK
System Software
1 788 (35.08%) Active Directory
2 327 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 123 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
5 120 (5.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 104 (4.63%) vSphere
7 103 (4.59%) XenApp
8 98 (4.36%) XenDesktop
9 90 (4.01%) Docker
10 57 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
11 36 (1.60%) XenServer
12 31 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
13 29 (1.29%) vCloud
14 28 (1.25%) BitLocker
15 20 (0.89%) DFS Replication
16 17 (0.76%) VirtualBox
17 13 (0.58%) VMware NSX
18 12 (0.53%) NFS
19 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 328 (14.60%) SCCM
2 201 (8.95%) Opscode Chef
3 198 (8.82%) Ansible
4 171 (7.61%) Puppet
5 139 (6.19%) SCOM
6 76 (3.38%) WSUS
7 70 (3.12%) vCenter Server
8 54 (2.40%) Terraform
9 50 (2.23%) NetBackup
10 44 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 41 (1.83%) Nagios
12 40 (1.78%) PowerCLI
13 38 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
14 34 (1.51%) AirWatch
15 29 (1.29%) vRealize
16 27 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
17 26 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
18 25 (1.11%) Kubernetes
19 23 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
20 22 (0.98%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 926 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 568 (25.29%) VMware
3 272 (12.11%) Citrix
4 170 (7.57%) Oracle
5 135 (6.01%) HP
6 111 (4.94%) Symantec
7 105 (4.67%) Cisco
8 89 (3.96%) ServiceNow
9 74 (3.29%) Red Hat
10 70 (3.12%) McAfee
11 65 (2.89%) Splunk
12 56 (2.49%) Dell
12 56 (2.49%) NetApp
13 54 (2.40%) IBM
14 45 (2.00%) Atlassian
15 43 (1.91%) EMC
16 42 (1.87%) Altiris
16 42 (1.87%) CyberArk
17 34 (1.51%) AppSense
17 34 (1.51%) Veeam