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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 93 169
Rank change year-on-year -13 +76  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1022 1337 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.39% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.33% 6.26% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 826 495
Median daily rate £400 £418 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +15.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £338
% change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.69 £19.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £80.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +12.00% +51.51%  

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 19173 21356 21138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.41% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13180 14664 13707
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 469 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -7 909 £400 -5.88% 251
London +12 482 £425 -5.55% 95
South East -58 133 £375 -9.09% 36
City of London +5 99 £450 - 27
Scotland -13 82 £375 - 7
South West +5 72 £325 -7.14% 20
North West -24 47 £350 -17.64% 31
West Midlands +27 44 £388 - 18
Renfrewshire +3 41 £400 +6.66%
Erskine +3 38 £400 +6.66%
Hampshire -39 37 £330 -20.00% 3
North East +22 35 £475 +85.18% 3
East of England +17 35 £400 -4.76% 21
Berkshire -13 35 £420 +1.81% 6
Tyne and Wear +26 34 £475 +85.18% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 34 £475 +85.18% 2
East Midlands +2 28 £275 -5.17% 13
Surrey -15 28 £375 -16.66% 11
Yorkshire +13 24 £428 +14.00% 14
Bristol -4 20 £288 -12.87% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 19 £550 +37.37% 5
Glasgow -15 19 £375 +7.14% 4
Hertfordshire +10 18 £450 +6.50% 8
Reading -6 18 £405 +3.84% 1
Edinburgh -17 16 £363 -3.33% 2
West Yorkshire +5 15 £450 +28.57% 12
Hook -6 15 £325 -5.52% 1
Dorset +14 14 £300 -29.41%
Bournemouth +14 14 £300 -47.82%
Manchester +5 14 £338 +11.57% 20

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1276 (63.58%) Windows
2 812 (40.46%) Microsoft
3 729 (36.32%) Active Directory
4 670 (33.38%) Windows Server
5 579 (28.85%) SQL
6 513 (25.56%) SQL Server
7 501 (24.96%) VMware
8 498 (24.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 434 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 433 (21.57%) Linux
11 413 (20.58%) DevOps
12 398 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 389 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
14 375 (18.68%) .NET
15 343 (17.09%) C#
15 343 (17.09%) Security Cleared
16 338 (16.84%) Finance
17 329 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
18 321 (15.99%) SCCM
19 312 (15.55%) VMware Infrastructure
20 272 (13.55%) Migration
21 271 (13.50%) IIS
22 268 (13.35%) ITIL
22 268 (13.35%) DNS
23 255 (12.71%) SC Cleared
24 244 (12.16%) Git (software)
25 233 (11.61%) Office 365
26 232 (11.56%) Python
27 225 (11.21%) Puppet
28 221 (11.01%) Continuous Integration

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
1 271 (13.50%) IIS
2 212 (10.56%) MS Exchange
3 202 (10.06%) SharePoint
4 145 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 122 (6.08%) Skype for Business
6 90 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 79 (3.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 65 (3.24%) Confluence
9 53 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 47 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 47 (2.34%) WebLogic
10 47 (2.34%) WebSphere
11 41 (2.04%) Apache
12 37 (1.84%) OpenStack
12 37 (1.84%) Tomcat
13 25 (1.25%) NServiceBus
14 24 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
15 18 (0.90%) CMS
16 16 (0.80%) JBoss
Applications
1 71 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) SPSS
7 2 (0.100%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.050%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 20 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.100%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.100%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.050%) FRx
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 498 (24.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 329 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
3 233 (11.61%) Office 365
4 94 (4.68%) IaaS
5 77 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 57 (2.84%) PaaS
7 35 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 33 (1.64%) GitHub
9 28 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 28 (1.40%) SaaS
10 25 (1.25%) OneDrive
11 24 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (1.15%) Trello
13 16 (0.80%) Route 53
14 15 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.50%) G Suite
18 9 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 268 (13.35%) DNS
2 217 (10.81%) Firewall
3 142 (7.08%) SAN
4 141 (7.03%) DHCP
5 122 (6.08%) TCP/IP
6 75 (3.74%) HTTP
7 72 (3.59%) Skype
8 64 (3.19%) SSL
9 62 (3.09%) LAN
10 58 (2.89%) Internet
11 54 (2.69%) NAS
12 44 (2.19%) WAN
13 39 (1.94%) LDAP
14 36 (1.79%) NetScaler
14 36 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
14 36 (1.79%) VPN
15 34 (1.69%) SMTP
16 29 (1.44%) VLAN
17 26 (1.30%) SSH
18 25 (1.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 115 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 108 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 93 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 89 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (3.34%) Oracle Database
7 54 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 50 (2.49%) Relational Database
9 48 (2.39%) MySQL
10 47 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
12 30 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 27 (1.35%) MongoDB
14 26 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (1.20%) NoSQL
15 24 (1.20%) Power BI
15 24 (1.20%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.10%) Big Data
17 21 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 244 (12.16%) Git (software)
2 217 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 170 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 143 (7.13%) TeamCity
5 107 (5.33%) JIRA
5 107 (5.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 97 (4.83%) Visual Studio
7 73 (3.64%) MSI
8 53 (2.64%) MSBuild
9 48 (2.39%) Subversion
10 44 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 39 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 34 (1.69%) GitLab
12 34 (1.69%) Vagrant
13 26 (1.30%) NUnit
14 24 (1.20%) MSTest
14 24 (1.20%) Selenium
15 21 (1.05%) Hudson
15 21 (1.05%) SpecFlow
16 20 (1.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 338 (16.84%) Finance
2 125 (6.23%) Banking
3 37 (1.84%) Investment Banking
4 36 (1.79%) Front Office
5 35 (1.74%) Legal
6 34 (1.69%) Back Office
7 27 (1.35%) Advertising
7 27 (1.35%) Retail
8 25 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.10%) Law
11 21 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.00%) Publishing
13 13 (0.65%) Games
14 12 (0.60%) Marketing
15 10 (0.50%) Electronics
16 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.20%) Military
18 3 (0.15%) Billing
18 3 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 272 (13.55%) Developer
2 263 (13.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 177 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
4 172 (8.57%) Analyst
5 146 (7.27%) Consultant
6 142 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 124 (6.18%) Administrator
8 113 (5.63%) PowerShell Engineer
9 81 (4.04%) Architect
10 79 (3.94%) Support Engineer
11 74 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
12 73 (3.64%) Support Analyst
13 72 (3.59%) DBA
14 71 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
15 70 (3.49%) SharePoint Developer
16 69 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
17 68 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
18 64 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
19 60 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
20 58 (2.89%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (18.68%) .NET
2 158 (7.87%) HTML
3 138 (6.88%) CSS
4 137 (6.83%) XML
5 128 (6.38%) Web Services
6 82 (4.09%) ASP.NET
6 82 (4.09%) jQuery
7 59 (2.94%) Software Packaging
8 58 (2.89%) .NET Framework
9 51 (2.54%) HTML5
10 46 (2.29%) JSON
10 46 (2.29%) REST
11 44 (2.19%) SOAP
12 43 (2.14%) AngularJS
13 41 (2.04%) WCF
14 40 (1.99%) RESTful
15 32 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
16 30 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
17 28 (1.40%) Entity Framework
18 27 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 132 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 102 (5.08%) Clustering
4 57 (2.84%) Replication
5 47 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.29%) PKI
7 44 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
9 28 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.25%) User Experience
11 24 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
12 23 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.10%) Blackberry
14 21 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.80%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
18 14 (0.70%) Derivative
18 14 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
18 14 (0.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1276 (63.58%) Windows
2 670 (33.38%) Windows Server
3 434 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 433 (21.57%) Linux
5 398 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (9.67%) Windows 7
7 182 (9.07%) Unix
8 154 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 145 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 136 (6.78%) Windows 10
11 39 (1.94%) Ubuntu
12 38 (1.89%) Windows 8
13 33 (1.64%) CentOS
14 32 (1.59%) Windows XP
15 24 (1.20%) AIX
16 21 (1.05%) Android
17 20 (1.00%) Solaris
18 19 (0.95%) Apple iOS
19 16 (0.80%) Mac OS X
20 8 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (20.58%) DevOps
2 389 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (13.55%) Migration
4 268 (13.35%) ITIL
5 221 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
6 208 (10.36%) Configuration Management
7 119 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 90 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 84 (4.19%) Scrum
10 83 (4.14%) Open Source
11 76 (3.79%) Change Management
11 76 (3.79%) Service Management
11 76 (3.79%) Workflow
12 75 (3.74%) Load Balancing
13 73 (3.64%) TDD
14 67 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
14 67 (3.34%) High Availability
15 64 (3.19%) Release Management
16 61 (3.04%) Software Engineering
17 59 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 579 (28.85%) SQL
2 343 (17.09%) C#
3 232 (11.56%) Python
4 211 (10.51%) VBScript
5 193 (9.62%) Bash Shell
6 162 (8.07%) Perl
7 160 (7.97%) T-SQL
8 151 (7.52%) JavaScript
9 121 (6.03%) Java
10 96 (4.78%) VB
11 95 (4.73%) Ruby
12 72 (3.59%) Shell Script
13 39 (1.94%) PL/SQL
14 36 (1.79%) XAML
15 26 (1.30%) C
15 26 (1.30%) PHP
16 19 (0.95%) Korn
17 18 (0.90%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.90%) VBA
18 16 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 343 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 255 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 184 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (4.73%) MCSE
5 68 (3.39%) Degree
6 63 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 54 (2.69%) DV Cleared
8 52 (2.59%) MCITP
9 50 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (2.04%) MCSA
11 33 (1.64%) CCNA
12 25 (1.25%) MCP
13 22 (1.10%) CCNP
14 16 (0.80%) MCTS
15 14 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.40%) MCDBA
18 7 (0.35%) AWS Certification
18 7 (0.35%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (1.79%) SLA
2 33 (1.64%) QA
3 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.100%) COBIT
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 729 (36.32%) Active Directory
2 312 (15.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (9.77%) Hyper-V
4 129 (6.43%) vSphere
5 83 (4.14%) XenApp
6 81 (4.04%) XenDesktop
7 74 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (3.64%) Docker
9 72 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 71 (3.54%) VMware ESX
11 39 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
12 36 (1.79%) XenServer
13 20 (1.00%) NFS
14 19 (0.95%) BitLocker
15 16 (0.80%) vCloud
16 14 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.70%) Xen
17 12 (0.60%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
19 9 (0.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 321 (15.99%) SCCM
2 225 (11.21%) Puppet
3 197 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
4 184 (9.17%) Ansible
5 125 (6.23%) SCOM
6 72 (3.59%) WSUS
7 55 (2.74%) Nagios
8 54 (2.69%) vCenter Server
9 38 (1.89%) NetBackup
10 37 (1.84%) Dollar Universe
11 34 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 32 (1.59%) SCOrch
13 31 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
14 30 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
14 30 (1.49%) vRealize
15 28 (1.40%) PowerCLI
15 28 (1.40%) WMI
16 27 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 24 (1.20%) Control-M
18 23 (1.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 812 (40.46%) Microsoft
2 501 (24.96%) VMware
3 208 (10.36%) Citrix
4 204 (10.16%) Oracle
5 150 (7.47%) HP
6 143 (7.13%) Cisco
7 116 (5.78%) Red Hat
8 77 (3.84%) NetApp
9 74 (3.69%) Symantec
10 68 (3.39%) ServiceNow
11 64 (3.19%) Atlassian
11 64 (3.19%) IBM
12 55 (2.74%) Dell
13 52 (2.59%) Splunk
14 45 (2.24%) Intel Security
15 32 (1.59%) TIBCO
16 30 (1.49%) EMC
17 29 (1.44%) Google
18 28 (1.40%) CheckPoint
19 24 (1.20%) Remedy
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £354.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BLM law
Rate: Competitive Salary & Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MHR
Rate: Competitive Salary, Free Parking, 25 Days Holiday, Free Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Rate: Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 25 days ago