Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 110 122
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 +44
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2507 2298 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.43% 2.18% 1.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.80% 5.41% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1505 1347
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.38% +5.13%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 42
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £28.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% +33.33% -36.36%
10th Percentile £16.07 £16.85 £14.38
90th Percentile £52.33 £47.10 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.89% +26.19% -46.84%

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 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +13 2279 £425 +6.25% 288
UK excluding London +15 1347 £400 +14.29% 173
London +12 1127 £450 +4.65% 128
South East +1 459 £400 +6.67% 29
North of England -16 235 £400 +17.65% 51
Midlands +62 214 £375 +10.29% 24
Scotland 0 189 £412 +21.25% 13
West Midlands +53 134 £425 +25.00% 15
North West +43 127 £400 +14.29% 21
East of England +27 125 £400 - 38
South West -8 116 £408 +20.74% 18
East Midlands +23 78 £294 -23.20% 9
Yorkshire -16 73 £425 +11.48% 24
North East -26 35 £372 +12.58% 6
Wales +16 15 £333 +2.31%
Northern Ireland -37 6 £108 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1562 (62.31%) Windows
2 1015 (40.49%) Microsoft
3 902 (35.98%) Active Directory
4 775 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 766 (30.55%) Windows Server
6 670 (26.73%) VMware
7 572 (22.82%) DevOps
8 565 (22.54%) SQL
9 507 (20.22%) SQL Server
10 498 (19.86%) Office 365
11 484 (19.31%) Linux
12 461 (18.39%) Finance
13 460 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 439 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
15 411 (16.39%) .NET
16 391 (15.60%) Migration
17 386 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 379 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 365 (14.56%) SCCM
20 360 (14.36%) C#
21 338 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
22 313 (12.49%) SharePoint
23 300 (11.97%) Security Cleared
24 291 (11.61%) Ansible
25 288 (11.49%) Python
26 285 (11.37%) ITIL
27 284 (11.33%) DNS
28 280 (11.17%) Citrix
29 267 (10.65%) Configuration Management
30 253 (10.09%) TeamCity

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
1 313 (12.49%) SharePoint
2 219 (8.74%) MS Exchange
3 213 (8.50%) IIS
4 182 (7.26%) Skype for Business
5 129 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 95 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 92 (3.67%) Confluence
8 84 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 74 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 61 (2.43%) OpenStack
11 50 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
12 42 (1.68%) Apache
13 33 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
13 33 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
14 32 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 30 (1.20%) CMS
15 30 (1.20%) Tomcat
16 24 (0.96%) WebSphere
17 21 (0.84%) JBoss
18 20 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 84 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.080%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.040%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.040%) GIMP
8 1 (0.040%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.040%) RMDS
7 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.040%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 775 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 498 (19.86%) Office 365
3 338 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
4 153 (6.10%) IaaS
5 129 (5.15%) PaaS
6 123 (4.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 67 (2.67%) OneDrive
8 33 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (1.12%) GitHub
10 25 (1.00%) SaaS
11 24 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.68%) npm
13 14 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.40%) Yarn
15 9 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.36%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.36%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 284 (11.33%) DNS
2 223 (8.90%) Firewall
3 186 (7.42%) SAN
4 174 (6.94%) DHCP
5 118 (4.71%) LDAP
6 115 (4.59%) Skype
6 115 (4.59%) TCP/IP
7 81 (3.23%) LAN
8 78 (3.11%) NetScaler
9 75 (2.99%) WAN
10 63 (2.51%) VPN
11 60 (2.39%) Kerberos
12 42 (1.68%) Internet
13 41 (1.64%) NAS
14 36 (1.44%) Network Security
14 36 (1.44%) SSL
15 33 (1.32%) VSAN
15 33 (1.32%) Wireless
16 28 (1.12%) VoIP
17 27 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 90 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 81 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 74 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 64 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 57 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 39 (1.56%) MySQL
11 37 (1.48%) Relational Database
12 32 (1.28%) Hadoop
13 31 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 31 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 31 (1.24%) Power BI
14 28 (1.12%) NoSQL
15 23 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (0.84%) Big Data
17 19 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 253 (10.09%) TeamCity
2 242 (9.65%) Git (software)
3 218 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 203 (8.10%) Jenkins
4 203 (8.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 126 (5.03%) Visual Studio
6 119 (4.75%) JIRA
7 89 (3.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 82 (3.27%) MSI
9 68 (2.71%) MSBuild
10 55 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 49 (1.95%) Subversion
12 40 (1.60%) NuGet
13 38 (1.52%) Ant
14 25 (1.00%) NUnit
15 24 (0.96%) Selenium
15 24 (0.96%) Vagrant
16 23 (0.92%) Gradle
16 23 (0.92%) Maven
17 19 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 461 (18.39%) Finance
2 209 (8.34%) Banking
3 56 (2.23%) Publishing
4 51 (2.03%) Retail
5 44 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 33 (1.32%) Legal
7 28 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 23 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.84%) Advertising
9 21 (0.84%) Marketing
10 17 (0.68%) Electronics
11 14 (0.56%) Law
12 10 (0.40%) Front Office
13 9 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.24%) Back Office
15 6 (0.24%) Retail Finance
16 5 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.20%) French Language
17 4 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 332 (13.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 312 (12.45%) Developer
3 251 (10.01%) Consultant
4 202 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
5 201 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 192 (7.66%) Analyst
7 171 (6.82%) Administrator
8 168 (6.70%) Azure Engineer
9 122 (4.87%) PowerShell Engineer
10 110 (4.39%) Azure DevOps
11 109 (4.35%) Architect
12 90 (3.59%) C# Developer
13 85 (3.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 81 (3.23%) Windows DevOps Engineer
15 65 (2.59%) DBA
15 65 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
16 64 (2.55%) Support Engineer
16 64 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
17 63 (2.51%) .NET Developer
18 62 (2.47%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (16.39%) .NET
2 158 (6.30%) Web Services
3 132 (5.27%) XML
4 118 (4.71%) HTML
5 93 (3.71%) REST
6 90 (3.59%) .NET Framework
7 85 (3.39%) JSON
8 82 (3.27%) ASP.NET
9 76 (3.03%) AngularJS
9 76 (3.03%) CSS
10 62 (2.47%) RESTful
11 59 (2.35%) WCF
12 46 (1.83%) Entity Framework
13 45 (1.79%) jQuery
14 44 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 43 (1.72%) WPF
16 40 (1.60%) React
17 34 (1.36%) Middleware
17 34 (1.36%) Node.js
18 32 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 115 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.31%) Clustering
4 82 (3.27%) Replication
5 75 (2.99%) PKI
6 69 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 56 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 44 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 39 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.40%) User Experience
11 29 (1.16%) Fintech
12 27 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 24 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (0.88%) CESG
15 21 (0.84%) Blackberry
16 20 (0.80%) Private Cloud
17 19 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
17 19 (0.76%) Online Banking
18 17 (0.68%) EMC VNX
19 16 (0.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1562 (62.31%) Windows
2 766 (30.55%) Windows Server
3 484 (19.31%) Linux
4 460 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 386 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 221 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 199 (7.94%) Windows 7
8 172 (6.86%) Unix
9 146 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 134 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (2.19%) CentOS
12 37 (1.48%) VMS
13 24 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 24 (0.96%) Solaris
14 22 (0.88%) Android
15 20 (0.80%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.76%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.56%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.52%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (22.82%) DevOps
2 439 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (15.60%) Migration
4 285 (11.37%) ITIL
5 267 (10.65%) Configuration Management
6 241 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (5.70%) Scrum
8 139 (5.54%) Task Automation
9 112 (4.47%) Test Automation
10 109 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 107 (4.27%) Continuous Delivery
12 103 (4.11%) Release Management
13 100 (3.99%) Open Source
14 86 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
15 82 (3.27%) TDD
16 78 (3.11%) Change Management
17 75 (2.99%) Workflow
18 72 (2.87%) Application Packaging
19 71 (2.83%) E-Commerce
19 71 (2.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 565 (22.54%) SQL
2 360 (14.36%) C#
3 288 (11.49%) Python
4 242 (9.65%) VBScript
5 211 (8.42%) JavaScript
6 192 (7.66%) Bash Shell
7 146 (5.82%) Java
8 125 (4.99%) Perl
9 113 (4.51%) Ruby
9 113 (4.51%) T-SQL
10 97 (3.87%) VB
11 60 (2.39%) Shell Script
12 38 (1.52%) PHP
13 35 (1.40%) VBA
14 26 (1.04%) C++
14 26 (1.04%) VB.NET
15 22 (0.88%) C
16 18 (0.72%) Korn
17 16 (0.64%) AWK
17 16 (0.64%) sed
Qualifications
1 300 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 208 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 192 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 133 (5.31%) Degree
5 122 (4.87%) MCSE
6 56 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 49 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 42 (1.68%) MCSA
9 39 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 36 (1.44%) MCITP
11 28 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (1.00%) MCTS
13 22 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.80%) CCNA
15 19 (0.76%) CISSP
16 16 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.48%) MCP
18 11 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 10 (0.40%) CEH
20 8 (0.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.51%) QA
2 32 (1.28%) SLA
3 14 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.28%) COBIT
7 4 (0.16%) MiFID
8 3 (0.12%) PMO
8 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.080%) GCP
9 2 (0.080%) GDPR
10 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.040%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.040%) PMBOK
System Software
1 902 (35.98%) Active Directory
2 379 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (8.34%) Hyper-V
4 185 (7.38%) VMware ESXi
5 156 (6.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 137 (5.46%) vSphere
7 124 (4.95%) XenApp
8 108 (4.31%) Docker
9 102 (4.07%) XenDesktop
10 51 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (1.79%) vCloud
12 44 (1.76%) BitLocker
13 40 (1.60%) XenServer
14 39 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (0.80%) VMware NSX
16 15 (0.60%) DFS Replication
17 14 (0.56%) Samba
17 14 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.52%) NFS
18 13 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 365 (14.56%) SCCM
2 291 (11.61%) Ansible
3 246 (9.81%) Opscode Chef
4 241 (9.61%) Puppet
5 177 (7.06%) SCOM
6 69 (2.75%) WSUS
7 64 (2.55%) Terraform
7 64 (2.55%) vCenter Server
8 56 (2.23%) Nagios
9 55 (2.19%) WMI
10 51 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
11 44 (1.76%) NetBackup
12 43 (1.72%) PowerCLI
13 41 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
14 33 (1.32%) vRealize
15 30 (1.20%) AirWatch
16 29 (1.16%) Salt
17 26 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 25 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
19 24 (0.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1015 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 670 (26.73%) VMware
3 280 (11.17%) Citrix
4 156 (6.22%) Oracle
5 143 (5.70%) HP
6 137 (5.46%) Cisco
7 114 (4.55%) Symantec
8 100 (3.99%) Red Hat
9 86 (3.43%) Splunk
10 83 (3.31%) McAfee
11 72 (2.87%) NetApp
12 65 (2.59%) IBM
13 64 (2.55%) Atlassian
14 59 (2.35%) SolarWinds
15 56 (2.23%) ServiceNow
16 52 (2.07%) Dell
17 46 (1.83%) EMC
18 42 (1.68%) AppSense
19 40 (1.60%) Altiris
19 40 (1.60%) CyberArk