Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 96 142
Rank change year-on-year -14 +46 +33
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2096 2608 1924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 2.37% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.29% 6.13% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1633 1230
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £281 £281 £256
90th Percentile £553 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 56
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +44.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £17.16 £18.50 £19.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +18.06% +44.00% -15.97%

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 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -9 1896 £425 +3.98% 282
UK excluding London -29 1097 £386 +3.00% 159
London -1 969 £450 - 137
South East -48 317 £401 -0.99% 33
North of England -38 204 £375 +10.29% 44
Midlands +54 173 £375 - 30
Scotland -13 158 £390 +6.85% 11
South West -3 118 £325 -6.47% 19
North West -9 111 £375 -11.14% 21
East of England +40 107 £450 +20.00% 19
West Midlands +45 98 £405 +8.00% 24
East Midlands +8 75 £320 -1.54% 6
Yorkshire -25 51 £375 -3.85% 23
North East -3 42 £450 +40.19%
Wales -2 16 £400 +14.29% 1
Northern Ireland -33 12 £275 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1312 (62.60%) Windows
2 819 (39.07%) Microsoft
3 782 (37.31%) Active Directory
4 668 (31.87%) Windows Server
5 574 (27.39%) SQL
6 555 (26.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 515 (24.57%) SQL Server
8 505 (24.09%) VMware
9 441 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 432 (20.61%) DevOps
11 427 (20.37%) Linux
12 408 (19.47%) .NET
13 396 (18.89%) Finance
14 374 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
15 347 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
16 341 (16.27%) Office 365
17 340 (16.22%) C#
18 302 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
19 300 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
20 294 (14.03%) Migration
21 288 (13.74%) Python
22 285 (13.60%) SCCM
23 280 (13.36%) ITIL
24 277 (13.22%) IIS
25 260 (12.40%) Security Cleared
26 245 (11.69%) Git (software)
27 239 (11.40%) Configuration Management
28 230 (10.97%) SharePoint
29 222 (10.59%) Citrix
30 216 (10.31%) Unix

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
1 277 (13.22%) IIS
2 230 (10.97%) SharePoint
3 214 (10.21%) MS Exchange
4 158 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 146 (6.97%) Skype for Business
6 116 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 75 (3.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 60 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 52 (2.48%) Confluence
10 47 (2.24%) Apache
11 46 (2.19%) WebLogic
12 38 (1.81%) Tomcat
13 37 (1.77%) WebSphere
14 36 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
15 31 (1.48%) OpenStack
16 30 (1.43%) CMS
17 24 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
18 20 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
19 19 (0.91%) Drupal
20 18 (0.86%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.048%) HipChat
6 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.095%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.095%) Scribe Insight
4 2 (0.095%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.095%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.048%) FRx
5 1 (0.048%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.048%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.048%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.048%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 555 (26.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 341 (16.27%) Office 365
3 302 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (5.06%) IaaS
5 101 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 91 (4.34%) PaaS
7 48 (2.29%) OneDrive
8 40 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (1.29%) SaaS
10 24 (1.15%) Trello
11 23 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.10%) GitHub
12 21 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.67%) Yammer
14 13 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (0.52%) Route 53
17 10 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
18 8 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 214 (10.21%) DNS
2 183 (8.73%) Firewall
3 164 (7.82%) SAN
4 122 (5.82%) DHCP
5 97 (4.63%) TCP/IP
6 92 (4.39%) Skype
7 86 (4.10%) LAN
8 72 (3.44%) HTTP
9 59 (2.81%) LDAP
10 57 (2.72%) WAN
11 56 (2.67%) Internet
12 55 (2.62%) SSL
13 54 (2.58%) NAS
13 54 (2.58%) VPN
14 48 (2.29%) Wireless
15 44 (2.10%) NetScaler
16 37 (1.77%) SMTP
17 33 (1.57%) VSAN
18 31 (1.48%) HTTPS
19 30 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 97 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (3.01%) MySQL
6 63 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 59 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 58 (2.77%) Relational Database
9 43 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (2.00%) Oracle Database
11 36 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
12 35 (1.67%) Big Data
13 34 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 31 (1.48%) Power BI
15 26 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (1.00%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.91%) Hadoop
18 18 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 245 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 214 (10.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 205 (9.78%) Jenkins
4 148 (7.06%) TeamCity
5 133 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 110 (5.25%) Visual Studio
7 83 (3.96%) JIRA
8 54 (2.58%) MSI
9 52 (2.48%) MSBuild
10 44 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 39 (1.86%) Subversion
12 36 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
13 34 (1.62%) GitLab
14 28 (1.34%) Ant
15 26 (1.24%) Vagrant
16 22 (1.05%) Hudson
16 22 (1.05%) NuGet
17 21 (1.00%) Maven
17 21 (1.00%) Toad
17 21 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 396 (18.89%) Finance
2 183 (8.73%) Banking
3 59 (2.81%) Investment Banking
4 43 (2.05%) Legal
5 33 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.53%) Law
7 30 (1.43%) Back Office
8 27 (1.29%) Retail
8 27 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.10%) Marketing
10 20 (0.95%) Front Office
11 18 (0.86%) Electronics
12 15 (0.72%) Publishing
13 13 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.57%) Advertising
15 11 (0.52%) Games
15 11 (0.52%) Local Government
16 7 (0.33%) French Language
17 4 (0.19%) Billing
17 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (13.02%) Developer
2 257 (12.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 202 (9.64%) Analyst
4 172 (8.21%) Consultant
5 159 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
6 149 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 128 (6.11%) PowerShell Engineer
8 123 (5.87%) Administrator
9 109 (5.20%) Architect
10 85 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
11 79 (3.77%) Support Analyst
12 76 (3.63%) DBA
13 72 (3.44%) VMware Engineer
14 69 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
15 67 (3.20%) Support Engineer
16 65 (3.10%) Automation Engineer
16 65 (3.10%) C# Developer
17 64 (3.05%) Azure DevOps
18 62 (2.96%) .NET Developer
19 61 (2.91%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (19.47%) .NET
2 153 (7.30%) Web Services
3 141 (6.73%) HTML
4 120 (5.73%) XML
5 107 (5.10%) CSS
6 91 (4.34%) ASP.NET
7 68 (3.24%) .NET Framework
8 61 (2.91%) AngularJS
9 58 (2.77%) JSON
10 56 (2.67%) REST
11 52 (2.48%) jQuery
12 49 (2.34%) RESTful
13 43 (2.05%) Entity Framework
13 43 (2.05%) HTML5
14 42 (2.00%) Software Packaging
15 38 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (1.72%) WCF
17 31 (1.48%) Middleware
18 30 (1.43%) SOAP
19 28 (1.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 162 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 139 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (4.15%) Clustering
4 51 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 50 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.24%) Replication
7 35 (1.67%) PKI
8 30 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (1.24%) Private Cloud
9 26 (1.24%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.05%) Blackberry
11 20 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 20 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (0.95%) Thin Client
12 19 (0.91%) Fintech
13 18 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.86%) Public Cloud
14 17 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
15 16 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1312 (62.60%) Windows
2 668 (31.87%) Windows Server
3 441 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 427 (20.37%) Linux
5 347 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 216 (10.31%) Unix
7 157 (7.49%) Windows 7
8 144 (6.87%) Windows 10
9 127 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 115 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.72%) Android
12 34 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 32 (1.53%) VMS
13 32 (1.53%) Windows XP
14 31 (1.48%) CentOS
14 31 (1.48%) Solaris
14 31 (1.48%) Windows 8
15 25 (1.19%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.91%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (20.61%) DevOps
2 374 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (14.03%) Migration
4 280 (13.36%) ITIL
5 239 (11.40%) Configuration Management
6 211 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
7 111 (5.30%) Task Automation
8 101 (4.82%) Scrum
9 99 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
10 98 (4.68%) Test Automation
11 95 (4.53%) Release Management
12 91 (4.34%) Workflow
13 90 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
14 89 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 84 (4.01%) Open Source
16 82 (3.91%) Service Management
17 79 (3.77%) Virtual Environments
18 78 (3.72%) Project Management
19 77 (3.67%) Change Management
20 65 (3.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 574 (27.39%) SQL
2 340 (16.22%) C#
3 288 (13.74%) Python
4 183 (8.73%) VBScript
5 180 (8.59%) Java
6 178 (8.49%) Bash Shell
7 169 (8.06%) Perl
8 156 (7.44%) JavaScript
9 127 (6.06%) T-SQL
10 104 (4.96%) VB
11 79 (3.77%) Ruby
12 66 (3.15%) Shell Script
13 50 (2.39%) PHP
14 38 (1.81%) XAML
15 34 (1.62%) VBA
16 30 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 29 (1.38%) C++
18 28 (1.34%) VB.NET
19 22 (1.05%) C
20 21 (1.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 260 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 194 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 191 (9.11%) SC Cleared
4 109 (5.20%) MCSE
5 89 (4.25%) Degree
6 60 (2.86%) MCITP
7 52 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 47 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 42 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (1.43%) MCSA
12 29 (1.38%) CCNA
13 24 (1.15%) MCP
14 21 (1.00%) MCTS
15 18 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.57%) CCNP
17 11 (0.52%) CISSP
18 10 (0.48%) VCP6
19 9 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.19%) QA
2 32 (1.53%) SLA
3 10 (0.48%) COBIT
4 9 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.33%) GDPR
6 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.19%) PMO
9 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.048%) PMBOK
System Software
1 782 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 300 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 99 (4.72%) vSphere
5 93 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (3.77%) Docker
7 75 (3.58%) XenDesktop
8 71 (3.39%) XenApp
9 65 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (1.29%) XenServer
12 22 (1.05%) DFS Replication
13 20 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (0.76%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.72%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.67%) vCloud
16 14 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.62%) NFS
18 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 285 (13.60%) SCCM
2 212 (10.11%) Opscode Chef
3 208 (9.92%) Ansible
4 184 (8.78%) Puppet
5 118 (5.63%) SCOM
6 73 (3.48%) WSUS
7 61 (2.91%) vCenter Server
8 45 (2.15%) NetBackup
9 43 (2.05%) Nagios
10 41 (1.96%) Terraform
11 37 (1.77%) Dollar Universe
12 35 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
13 34 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
14 33 (1.57%) AirWatch
14 33 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 30 (1.43%) Kubernetes
16 28 (1.34%) PowerCLI
17 26 (1.24%) SCOrch
18 24 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
19 23 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 819 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 505 (24.09%) VMware
3 222 (10.59%) Citrix
4 185 (8.83%) Oracle
5 141 (6.73%) HP
6 134 (6.39%) Cisco
7 104 (4.96%) ServiceNow
8 103 (4.91%) Red Hat
9 88 (4.20%) Symantec
10 74 (3.53%) NetApp
11 61 (2.91%) Splunk
12 53 (2.53%) Dell
13 52 (2.48%) IBM
14 47 (2.24%) Atlassian
14 47 (2.24%) McAfee
15 38 (1.81%) TIBCO
16 36 (1.72%) EMC
17 32 (1.53%) CheckPoint
18 29 (1.38%) SolarWinds
19 28 (1.34%) 3PAR
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