Period
to 24 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 109 138
Rank change year-on-year +17 +29 +40
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,579 2,097 1,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.19% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.09% 5.37% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,671 1,389 1,194
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £285 £285 £263
90th Percentile £600 £546 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 42
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £35.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.57% +51.35% -11.06%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.30 £17.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.66 £44.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +25.00% -25.93%

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 42,344 39,052 41,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.73% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,753 26,878 28,284
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 867 1,049
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +27 2,367 £425 +6.25% 619
UK excluding London +36 1,409 £400 +14.29% 405
London +8 1,144 £475 +8.08% 243
South East +29 469 £400 +14.29% 114
North of England +6 268 £414 +21.69% 82
Midlands +65 229 £375 +11.11% 101
Scotland -16 160 £450 +32.35% 23
North West +38 149 £475 +35.71% 32
West Midlands +40 131 £400 +17.65% 48
East of England +27 127 £355 -21.11% 51
South West +30 126 £408 +20.74% 28
East Midlands +47 93 £321 +16.55% 53
North East -4 61 £370 +8.82% 7
Yorkshire +3 58 £425 +15.65% 43
Wales +22 29 £369 +13.46% 5
Northern Ireland -13 7 £108 -60.91% 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 1,568 (60.80%) Windows
2 1,020 (39.55%) Microsoft
3 873 (33.85%) Active Directory
4 865 (33.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 768 (29.78%) Windows Server
6 665 (25.79%) DevOps
7 663 (25.71%) VMware
8 563 (21.83%) SQL
9 499 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 464 (17.99%) Linux
11 457 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
12 450 (17.45%) Office 365
13 446 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 407 (15.78%) Migration
14 407 (15.78%) .NET
15 406 (15.74%) SCCM
16 396 (15.35%) Finance
17 388 (15.04%) C#
17 388 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 385 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 379 (14.70%) Amazon AWS
20 375 (14.54%) Security Cleared
21 331 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
22 328 (12.72%) Python
23 322 (12.49%) ITIL
24 317 (12.29%) SharePoint
25 309 (11.98%) DNS
26 299 (11.59%) Ansible
27 290 (11.24%) Puppet
28 286 (11.09%) Opscode Chef

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
1 317 (12.29%) SharePoint
2 199 (7.72%) MS Exchange
3 189 (7.33%) IIS
4 181 (7.02%) Skype for Business
5 119 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 87 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 84 (3.26%) Confluence
8 64 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
9 51 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 46 (1.78%) Apache
10 46 (1.78%) OpenStack
11 43 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 37 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 32 (1.24%) Tomcat
14 27 (1.05%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.93%) NServiceBus
16 23 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
17 20 (0.78%) CMS
18 18 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (0.62%) Documentum
Applications
1 109 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.85%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) HipChat
8 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.039%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.039%) GIMP
9 1 (0.039%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
6 4 (0.16%) Endur
6 4 (0.16%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.039%) assyst
8 1 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.039%) RMDS
8 1 (0.039%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 865 (33.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 450 (17.45%) Office 365
3 379 (14.70%) Amazon AWS
4 189 (7.33%) IaaS
5 164 (6.36%) PaaS
6 107 (4.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 55 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
8 53 (2.06%) SaaS
9 51 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 48 (1.86%) OneDrive
11 30 (1.16%) GitHub
12 19 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
14 17 (0.66%) Serverless
15 16 (0.62%) npm
16 15 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
17 12 (0.47%) Mimecast
18 11 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 11 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 309 (11.98%) DNS
2 237 (9.19%) Firewall
3 195 (7.56%) DHCP
4 169 (6.55%) SAN
5 132 (5.12%) TCP/IP
6 100 (3.88%) Skype
7 85 (3.30%) LAN
7 85 (3.30%) VPN
7 85 (3.30%) WAN
8 66 (2.56%) NetScaler
9 52 (2.02%) Network Security
10 43 (1.67%) Kerberos
10 43 (1.67%) NAS
11 39 (1.51%) Internet
11 39 (1.51%) VoIP
12 34 (1.32%) SNMP
13 32 (1.24%) MPLS
13 32 (1.24%) VLAN
14 27 (1.05%) SMTP
15 26 (1.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 51 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 48 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 46 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 42 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 42 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 41 (1.59%) Big Data
11 36 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
12 32 (1.24%) Power BI
13 31 (1.20%) MySQL
13 31 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (1.16%) Data Lake
15 23 (0.89%) NoSQL
16 21 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 285 (11.05%) TeamCity
2 275 (10.66%) Git (software)
3 244 (9.46%) Jenkins
4 236 (9.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 232 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 159 (6.17%) Visual Studio
7 128 (4.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 117 (4.54%) JIRA
9 91 (3.53%) MSI
10 66 (2.56%) MSBuild
11 60 (2.33%) Subversion
12 41 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 38 (1.47%) NUnit
14 32 (1.24%) NuGet
15 29 (1.12%) Selenium
16 26 (1.01%) Ant
17 21 (0.81%) SpecFlow
17 21 (0.81%) Vagrant
18 17 (0.66%) Gradle
18 17 (0.66%) SonarQube
General
1 396 (15.35%) Finance
2 167 (6.48%) Banking
3 66 (2.56%) Retail
4 39 (1.51%) Publishing
5 28 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 19 (0.74%) Advertising
7 18 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.66%) Legal
8 17 (0.66%) Marketing
9 16 (0.62%) Back Office
10 13 (0.50%) Law
11 10 (0.39%) Electronics
12 9 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.35%) Front Office
13 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.19%) French Language
15 4 (0.16%) German Language
15 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 409 (15.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 286 (11.09%) Developer
3 243 (9.42%) Consultant
4 212 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 200 (7.75%) Azure Engineer
6 179 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
7 175 (6.79%) Analyst
8 170 (6.59%) Administrator
9 157 (6.09%) Architect
10 156 (6.05%) Azure DevOps
11 122 (4.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 109 (4.23%) PowerShell Engineer
13 101 (3.92%) C# Developer
14 89 (3.45%) Support Engineer
15 77 (2.99%) DBA
16 72 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
16 72 (2.79%) Windows DevOps Engineer
17 70 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
18 69 (2.68%) .NET Developer
19 67 (2.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (15.78%) .NET
2 163 (6.32%) Web Services
3 113 (4.38%) JSON
4 104 (4.03%) REST
4 104 (4.03%) XML
5 102 (3.96%) HTML
6 91 (3.53%) .NET Framework
6 91 (3.53%) CSS
7 90 (3.49%) ASP.NET
8 76 (2.95%) AngularJS
9 72 (2.79%) LDAP
10 55 (2.13%) WCF
11 53 (2.06%) jQuery
12 47 (1.82%) SOAP
13 43 (1.67%) React
14 41 (1.59%) RESTful
15 39 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (1.24%) Entity Framework
17 31 (1.20%) WPF
18 29 (1.12%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 141 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 111 (4.30%) Clustering
4 100 (3.88%) PKI
5 81 (3.14%) Replication
6 73 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 70 (2.71%) Computer Science
8 57 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 54 (2.09%) Public Cloud
10 35 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 35 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 29 (1.12%) User Experience
12 28 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 22 (0.85%) Blackberry
14 21 (0.81%) Online Banking
15 20 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 19 (0.74%) Data Structures
17 16 (0.62%) Fintech
18 15 (0.58%) EMC VNX
18 15 (0.58%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1,568 (60.80%) Windows
2 768 (29.78%) Windows Server
3 464 (17.99%) Linux
4 446 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 385 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 234 (9.07%) Windows 10
7 213 (8.26%) Windows 7
8 149 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 148 (5.74%) Unix
10 146 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (2.99%) CentOS
12 57 (2.21%) VMS
13 35 (1.36%) Windows 8
13 35 (1.36%) Windows Vista
14 26 (1.01%) Solaris
15 21 (0.81%) AIX
15 21 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (0.74%) HPUX
17 18 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.66%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (25.79%) DevOps
2 457 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (15.78%) Migration
4 331 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
5 322 (12.49%) ITIL
6 258 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 165 (6.40%) Continuous Delivery
8 155 (6.01%) Scrum
9 149 (5.78%) Test Automation
10 130 (5.04%) Open Source
11 122 (4.73%) Change Management
12 114 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
13 107 (4.15%) Task Automation
14 94 (3.64%) Mentoring
15 86 (3.33%) TDD
16 84 (3.26%) Workflow
17 76 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
17 76 (2.95%) MVC
18 75 (2.91%) Release Management
19 74 (2.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 563 (21.83%) SQL
2 388 (15.04%) C#
3 328 (12.72%) Python
4 243 (9.42%) VBScript
5 241 (9.34%) Bash Shell
6 209 (8.10%) JavaScript
7 155 (6.01%) Ruby
8 118 (4.58%) Java
9 115 (4.46%) Perl
10 100 (3.88%) T-SQL
11 92 (3.57%) Shell Script
12 83 (3.22%) VB
13 44 (1.71%) VBA
14 43 (1.67%) C
15 24 (0.93%) C++
15 24 (0.93%) PHP
16 19 (0.74%) Groovy
17 17 (0.66%) JCL
18 15 (0.58%) Korn
18 15 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 375 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 243 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 201 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 139 (5.39%) Degree
5 135 (5.23%) MCSE
6 88 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 71 (2.75%) MCSA
8 51 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (1.47%) MCITP
11 34 (1.32%) CCNA
12 29 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 29 (1.12%) MCP
13 28 (1.09%) CISSP
13 28 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.74%) CCNP
15 14 (0.54%) CISM
15 14 (0.54%) MCTS
16 12 (0.47%) SANS
17 11 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.26%) QA
2 42 (1.63%) SLA
3 19 (0.74%) GDPR
4 17 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.12%) GCP
6 3 (0.12%) MiFID
6 3 (0.12%) PMO
6 3 (0.12%) TickIT
7 2 (0.078%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.039%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.039%) EMIR
8 1 (0.039%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 873 (33.85%) Active Directory
2 388 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 244 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 200 (7.75%) VMware ESXi
5 148 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 147 (5.70%) vSphere
7 137 (5.31%) XenApp
8 128 (4.96%) Docker
9 126 (4.89%) XenDesktop
10 54 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
11 48 (1.86%) BitLocker
12 46 (1.78%) XenServer
13 43 (1.67%) vCloud
14 40 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (0.74%) VMware NSX
17 18 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 18 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
18 15 (0.58%) Job Entry Subsystem
18 15 (0.58%) RACF
Systems Management
1 406 (15.74%) SCCM
2 299 (11.59%) Ansible
3 290 (11.24%) Puppet
4 286 (11.09%) Opscode Chef
5 172 (6.67%) SCOM
6 114 (4.42%) Terraform
7 55 (2.13%) Nagios
7 55 (2.13%) WSUS
8 51 (1.98%) WMI
9 42 (1.63%) vCenter Server
10 41 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 39 (1.51%) SCVMM
12 38 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
12 38 (1.47%) Packer
13 36 (1.40%) NetBackup
13 36 (1.40%) PowerCLI
14 34 (1.32%) Kubernetes
15 32 (1.24%) vRealize
16 30 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
17 29 (1.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,020 (39.55%) Microsoft
2 663 (25.71%) VMware
3 285 (11.05%) Citrix
4 164 (6.36%) HP
4 164 (6.36%) Oracle
5 133 (5.16%) Cisco
6 115 (4.46%) Red Hat
7 92 (3.57%) McAfee
8 85 (3.30%) SolarWinds
9 84 (3.26%) Ivanti
10 82 (3.18%) Splunk
11 78 (3.02%) Symantec
12 68 (2.64%) NetApp
13 61 (2.37%) ServiceNow
14 59 (2.29%) IBM
15 53 (2.06%) Atlassian
16 48 (1.86%) Dell
17 42 (1.63%) Remedy
18 40 (1.55%) EMC
19 34 (1.32%) SAP