Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 69 96
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 +26
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,638 3,387 2,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.63% 3.40% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.90% 7.66% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,726 2,210 1,637
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £287
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 90 61
UK median hourly rate £36.60 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% -2.33% +18.62%
10th Percentile £16.23 £16.85 £16.13
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £41.53 £24.00
% change year-on-year -30.77% +73.04% -10.28%

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 29,645 44,216 41,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 44.36% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,312 31,032 29,597
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 682 757
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -
10th Percentile £17.21 £17.00 £16.45
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 17 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 22 January 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 +10 2,401 £450 - 824
UK excluding London +18 1,687 £430 +1.18% 599
London -6 914 £500 - 279
South East +5 512 £463 +8.82% 198
North of England +53 373 £400 - 146
South West -8 284 £450 +5.88% 70
Midlands +29 189 £450 +5.88% 71
North West +39 173 £400 +1.91% 87
Scotland +28 154 £460 +8.24% 26
West Midlands +37 127 £475 +11.76% 47
East of England +12 124 £378 -11.18% 59
Yorkshire +36 122 £425 +4.94% 39
North East +50 78 £400 -10.11% 20
East Midlands +35 62 £325 -18.75% 24
Wales +39 49 £450 +5.88% 28
Northern Ireland 0 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,483 (56.22%) Windows
2 1,231 (46.66%) Azure
3 1,064 (40.33%) Microsoft
4 953 (36.13%) Active Directory
5 805 (30.52%) DevOps
6 718 (27.22%) Windows Server
7 681 (25.82%) SQL
8 594 (22.52%) VMware
9 535 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
10 521 (19.75%) Office 365
11 519 (19.67%) Security Cleared
12 501 (18.99%) SQL Server
13 467 (17.70%) SCCM
14 445 (16.87%) Linux
15 432 (16.38%) Python
16 403 (15.28%) SC Cleared
17 400 (15.16%) DNS
18 394 (14.94%) Migration
19 386 (14.63%) AWS
20 382 (14.48%) Finance
21 369 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 363 (13.76%) Windows 10
23 360 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 331 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
25 330 (12.51%) .NET
26 328 (12.43%) ITIL
27 318 (12.05%) C#
28 306 (11.60%) Bash Shell
29 290 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
30 274 (10.39%) Ansible

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
1 272 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 158 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 149 (5.65%) Skype for Business
4 128 (4.85%) IIS
5 78 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (1.93%) Confluence
8 36 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 28 (1.06%) Apache
10 27 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
11 25 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 16 (0.61%) nginx
14 15 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.53%) Apache Spark
16 13 (0.49%) CMS
16 13 (0.49%) Tomcat
17 12 (0.45%) IBM Domino
17 12 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 162 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.076%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.038%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.038%) Houdini
9 1 (0.038%) Maya
9 1 (0.038%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.23%) Misys Opics
4 4 (0.15%) Relativity
5 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.076%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.038%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.038%) Eikon
7 1 (0.038%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.038%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 1,231 (46.66%) Azure
2 521 (19.75%) Office 365
3 386 (14.63%) AWS
4 255 (9.67%) IaaS
5 249 (9.44%) PaaS
6 237 (8.98%) Power Platform
7 230 (8.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 114 (4.32%) SaaS
9 102 (3.87%) GitHub
10 71 (2.69%) Serverless
11 65 (2.46%) OneDrive
12 56 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 56 (2.12%) PowerApps
13 54 (2.05%) GCP
14 38 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
15 36 (1.36%) OpenShift
16 35 (1.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 33 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
18 30 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
19 27 (1.02%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 400 (15.16%) DNS
2 259 (9.82%) DHCP
3 222 (8.42%) Firewall
4 164 (6.22%) Skype
5 144 (5.46%) SAN
6 143 (5.42%) TCP/IP
7 116 (4.40%) VPN
8 65 (2.46%) Internet
9 58 (2.20%) LAN
10 57 (2.16%) WAN
11 52 (1.97%) NAS
12 48 (1.82%) Network Security
13 44 (1.67%) VLAN
14 43 (1.63%) HTTP
15 38 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
16 36 (1.36%) NetScaler
17 21 (0.80%) HTTPS
18 20 (0.76%) Intranet
19 19 (0.72%) SSH
20 18 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 209 (7.92%) Power BI
3 191 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 98 (3.71%) Data Lake
6 84 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 74 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 70 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (2.08%) Big Data
10 54 (2.05%) MySQL
10 54 (2.05%) Relational Database
11 47 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
12 45 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
13 38 (1.44%) HDInsight
14 34 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 33 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 33 (1.25%) QlikView
16 31 (1.18%) Oracle Database
17 30 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
17 30 (1.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 225 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 179 (6.79%) Jenkins
3 170 (6.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 159 (6.03%) Visual Studio
5 130 (4.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 129 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 113 (4.28%) JIRA
8 112 (4.25%) TeamCity
9 93 (3.53%) MSI
10 57 (2.16%) Bitbucket
11 31 (1.18%) Subversion
12 28 (1.06%) InstallShield
13 26 (0.99%) Selenium
14 25 (0.95%) AdminStudio
15 23 (0.87%) GitLab
16 22 (0.83%) Maven
17 20 (0.76%) MSBuild
18 19 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 19 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
19 14 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 382 (14.48%) Finance
2 124 (4.70%) Public Sector
3 98 (3.71%) Banking
4 45 (1.71%) Retail
5 30 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.10%) Law
7 28 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 26 (0.99%) Back Office
9 20 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.64%) Legal
10 17 (0.64%) Publishing
11 16 (0.61%) Marketing
12 12 (0.45%) Electronics
12 12 (0.45%) Front Office
13 11 (0.42%) Local Government
14 10 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.27%) Military
16 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.19%) Billing
18 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 370 (14.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 327 (12.40%) Developer
3 276 (10.46%) Azure Engineer
4 267 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 177 (6.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 161 (6.10%) Consultant
7 148 (5.61%) Architect
8 142 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
9 136 (5.16%) Analyst
10 126 (4.78%) Azure DevOps
11 117 (4.44%) Administrator
12 103 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
13 100 (3.79%) Support Engineer
14 94 (3.56%) PowerShell Engineer
15 82 (3.11%) Server Engineer
16 80 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 79 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
18 78 (2.96%) AWS Engineer
19 65 (2.46%) .NET Developer
20 62 (2.35%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (12.51%) .NET
2 133 (5.04%) JSON
3 115 (4.36%) Web Services
4 95 (3.60%) HTML
5 92 (3.49%) CSS
5 92 (3.49%) XML
6 90 (3.41%) ASP.NET
7 74 (2.81%) LDAP
8 70 (2.65%) REST
9 59 (2.24%) AngularJS
10 55 (2.08%) SOAP
11 53 (2.01%) Node.js
12 49 (1.86%) .NET Framework
13 41 (1.55%) .NET Core
14 40 (1.52%) SAML
15 35 (1.33%) React
16 34 (1.29%) OpenID
17 28 (1.06%) RESTful
18 27 (1.02%) jQuery
18 27 (1.02%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 129 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 108 (4.09%) Replication
4 105 (3.98%) Public Cloud
5 102 (3.87%) PKI
6 64 (2.43%) Clustering
7 62 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
8 47 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 45 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 38 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 37 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 25 (0.95%) Cloud Native
14 22 (0.83%) NHS
15 19 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.68%) Fat Client
16 18 (0.68%) Thin Client
17 17 (0.64%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,483 (56.22%) Windows
2 718 (27.22%) Windows Server
3 445 (16.87%) Linux
4 363 (13.76%) Windows 10
5 331 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 290 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 190 (7.20%) Windows 7
8 104 (3.94%) Unix
9 60 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (1.44%) VMS
12 28 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.06%) CentOS
13 24 (0.91%) Android
14 20 (0.76%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.72%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.34%) Solaris
17 9 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (30.52%) DevOps
2 535 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (14.94%) Migration
4 360 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 328 (12.43%) ITIL
6 222 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
7 193 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 192 (7.28%) Infrastructure as Code
9 169 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
10 168 (6.37%) Analytics
11 158 (5.99%) Configuration Management
11 158 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
12 141 (5.34%) Scrum
13 139 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
14 135 (5.12%) Application Packaging
15 116 (4.40%) Deployment Automation
16 98 (3.71%) Task Automation
17 96 (3.64%) Change Management
17 96 (3.64%) TDD
18 88 (3.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 681 (25.82%) SQL
2 432 (16.38%) Python
3 318 (12.05%) C#
4 306 (11.60%) Bash Shell
5 152 (5.76%) Java
6 128 (4.85%) JavaScript
7 115 (4.36%) VB
8 108 (4.09%) VBScript
9 87 (3.30%) Perl
10 81 (3.07%) T-SQL
11 75 (2.84%) Ruby
12 70 (2.65%) Shell Script
13 47 (1.78%) C
14 35 (1.33%) VBA
15 32 (1.21%) C++
16 17 (0.64%) PHP
16 17 (0.64%) XPath
17 15 (0.57%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.49%) TypeScript
19 11 (0.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 519 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 403 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 141 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 129 (4.89%) DV Cleared
5 103 (3.90%) Degree
6 89 (3.37%) MCSE
7 56 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 51 (1.93%) MCSA
9 47 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
11 37 (1.40%) CCA
12 28 (1.06%) CCNA
13 25 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (0.91%) CCNP
15 20 (0.76%) MCITP
16 19 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (0.68%) CISSP
18 15 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
19 12 (0.45%) AWS Certification
19 12 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.56%) QA
2 87 (3.30%) SLA
3 25 (0.95%) GDPR
4 20 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.45%) NCSC
6 12 (0.45%) NIST
7 10 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.076%) GxP
11 2 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.076%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.038%) IFRS
12 1 (0.038%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 953 (36.13%) Active Directory
2 369 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (8.49%) Docker
4 196 (7.43%) Hyper-V
5 129 (4.89%) vSphere
6 127 (4.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 117 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
8 113 (4.28%) XenApp
9 97 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
10 90 (3.41%) XenDesktop
11 46 (1.74%) VMware NSX
12 22 (0.83%) DFS Replication
12 22 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
14 16 (0.61%) BitLocker
15 15 (0.57%) Firmware
15 15 (0.57%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.53%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 13 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 11 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 467 (17.70%) SCCM
2 274 (10.39%) Ansible
3 237 (8.98%) Terraform
4 188 (7.13%) Kubernetes
5 170 (6.44%) Puppet
6 132 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
7 96 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 84 (3.18%) SCOM
9 72 (2.73%) PowerCLI
10 69 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
11 64 (2.43%) WSUS
12 50 (1.90%) vCenter Server
13 38 (1.44%) Packer
14 32 (1.21%) vRealize
15 27 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
15 27 (1.02%) Nagios
16 23 (0.87%) Grafana
17 20 (0.76%) Avamar
17 20 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
18 19 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,064 (40.33%) Microsoft
2 594 (22.52%) VMware
3 262 (9.93%) Citrix
4 161 (6.10%) Cisco
5 123 (4.66%) Oracle
6 96 (3.64%) HP
7 80 (3.03%) Splunk
8 70 (2.65%) Tableau
9 63 (2.39%) Symantec
10 58 (2.20%) McAfee
11 52 (1.97%) Google
12 51 (1.93%) Dell
13 49 (1.86%) Ivanti
13 49 (1.86%) ServiceNow
14 45 (1.71%) IBM
15 43 (1.63%) Red Hat
15 43 (1.63%) Veeam
16 42 (1.59%) NetApp
17 36 (1.36%) Atlassian
17 36 (1.36%) EMC