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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
UK
Rank 102 116 167
Rank change year-on-year +14 +51  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1010 1095 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.06% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.42% 5.41% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 718 425
Median daily rate £400 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.47% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -10.25% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 20
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +88.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £19.35 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £80.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.06% +172.22%  

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 18638 20242 19668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.04% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12816 13831 12729
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 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 485 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +8 921 £400 -5.88% 231
London +20 495 £425 -5.55% 95
South East -24 152 £363 -13.17% 43
City of London +14 102 £450 - 23
Scotland +1 65 £363 -9.37% 8
South West +5 58 £348 -3.13% 17
Hampshire -22 50 £328 -21.55% 6
North West -18 49 £350 -6.66% 20
North East +30 46 £390 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear +29 45 £388 -14.83% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +29 45 £388 -14.83% 1
Berkshire +13 38 £450 +12.50% 9
East of England +11 34 £400 - 11
Renfrewshire +6 33 £350 -14.63% 1
Erskine +4 30 £370 -9.75% 1
Surrey +4 29 £375 -11.76% 11
West Midlands -1 29 £381 +5.17% 11
Yorkshire -1 26 £430 +12.41% 20
East Midlands -4 21 £263 -9.48% 12
Manchester +15 20 £350 +19.65% 14
Buckinghamshire -8 19 £356 -10.93% 5
Reading +5 18 £420 +10.52% 1
West Yorkshire +3 17 £450 +28.57% 17
Bristol 0 16 £275 -15.38% 9
Hertfordshire +8 15 £388 -6.90% 5
Glasgow +5 15 £400 +2.56% 2
Somerset - 15 £350 - 4
Milton Keynes -8 14 £350 -12.50% 2
Hook -3 13 £325 -4.97% 2
Bath - 13 £350 - 3

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1246 (61.11%) Windows
2 855 (41.93%) Microsoft
3 757 (37.13%) Active Directory
4 663 (32.52%) Windows Server
5 608 (29.82%) SQL
6 533 (26.14%) SQL Server
7 511 (25.06%) VMware
8 504 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 461 (22.61%) Linux
10 428 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
11 408 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 404 (19.81%) DevOps
13 389 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 371 (18.20%) .NET
15 367 (18.00%) Security Cleared
16 338 (16.58%) C#
17 334 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 317 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
18 317 (15.55%) Finance
19 312 (15.30%) SCCM
20 310 (15.20%) DNS
21 283 (13.88%) ITIL
22 273 (13.39%) Migration
23 269 (13.19%) SC Cleared
24 259 (12.70%) IIS
25 257 (12.60%) Puppet
26 246 (12.06%) Python
27 244 (11.97%) Office 365
28 242 (11.87%) MS Excel
29 233 (11.43%) Continuous Integration

PowerShell
Top Related 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
1 259 (12.70%) IIS
2 200 (9.81%) MS Exchange
3 191 (9.37%) SharePoint
4 126 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 123 (6.03%) Skype for Business
6 77 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 71 (3.48%) Confluence
8 60 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 49 (2.40%) Apache
10 48 (2.35%) WebSphere
11 45 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 44 (2.16%) WebLogic
13 42 (2.06%) Tomcat
14 40 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
15 32 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
16 31 (1.52%) NServiceBus
17 29 (1.42%) OpenStack
18 25 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
19 20 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
20 18 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 242 (11.87%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.48%) MS Office
3 7 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.20%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) SPSS
7 2 (0.098%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.049%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.049%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.049%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.049%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 504 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 317 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
3 244 (11.97%) Office 365
4 108 (5.30%) IaaS
5 75 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 67 (3.29%) PaaS
7 38 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 37 (1.81%) SaaS
9 35 (1.72%) GitHub
10 24 (1.18%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.08%) OneDrive
11 22 (1.08%) Trello
12 20 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.74%) Route 53
14 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (0.54%) G Suite
17 9 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
18 8 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 310 (15.20%) DNS
2 229 (11.23%) Firewall
3 163 (7.99%) DHCP
4 145 (7.11%) SAN
5 129 (6.33%) TCP/IP
6 76 (3.73%) HTTP
7 73 (3.58%) Skype
8 70 (3.43%) SSL
9 60 (2.94%) LAN
10 57 (2.80%) Internet
11 55 (2.70%) NAS
12 44 (2.16%) WAN
13 43 (2.11%) LDAP
14 40 (1.96%) NetScaler
15 39 (1.91%) SMTP
16 37 (1.81%) VPN
17 35 (1.72%) VLAN
18 34 (1.67%) Kerberos
19 31 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
20 27 (1.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 533 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (5.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 101 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 96 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 64 (3.14%) Oracle Database
7 55 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 50 (2.45%) MySQL
10 48 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 47 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
12 32 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (1.42%) MongoDB
13 29 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
14 28 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (1.32%) NoSQL
16 23 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (1.13%) Power BI
16 23 (1.13%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 225 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 215 (10.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 158 (7.75%) Jenkins
4 139 (6.82%) TeamCity
5 112 (5.49%) JIRA
6 103 (5.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 94 (4.61%) Visual Studio
8 73 (3.58%) MSI
9 58 (2.84%) MSBuild
10 50 (2.45%) Subversion
11 43 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 42 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (1.81%) Vagrant
14 32 (1.57%) GitLab
15 31 (1.52%) Hudson
16 25 (1.23%) Selenium
17 24 (1.18%) Bitbucket
18 23 (1.13%) Ant
18 23 (1.13%) MSTest
18 23 (1.13%) NUnit
General
1 317 (15.55%) Finance
2 125 (6.13%) Banking
3 39 (1.91%) Front Office
4 37 (1.81%) Back Office
5 35 (1.72%) Retail
6 34 (1.67%) Advertising
7 33 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.57%) Legal
9 26 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.93%) Publishing
13 17 (0.83%) Law
14 12 (0.59%) Marketing
15 10 (0.49%) Electronics
15 10 (0.49%) Games
16 7 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.29%) Military
18 2 (0.098%) Automotive
18 2 (0.098%) French Language
Job Titles
1 275 (13.49%) Developer
2 257 (12.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 174 (8.53%) Windows Engineer
4 160 (7.85%) Consultant
5 151 (7.41%) Analyst
6 148 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 126 (6.18%) Administrator
8 109 (5.35%) PowerShell Engineer
9 86 (4.22%) Support Engineer
10 80 (3.92%) Architect
11 79 (3.87%) DBA
12 74 (3.63%) Azure Engineer
13 72 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
14 70 (3.43%) Cloud Engineer
15 69 (3.38%) Support Analyst
15 69 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
16 68 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
16 68 (3.33%) SQL DBA
17 67 (3.29%) SharePoint Developer
18 61 (2.99%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (18.20%) .NET
2 157 (7.70%) HTML
3 134 (6.57%) CSS
4 133 (6.52%) Web Services
5 128 (6.28%) XML
6 83 (4.07%) ASP.NET
7 82 (4.02%) jQuery
8 60 (2.94%) Software Packaging
9 55 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 50 (2.45%) HTML5
10 50 (2.45%) REST
11 46 (2.26%) JSON
12 45 (2.21%) AngularJS
13 44 (2.16%) WCF
14 41 (2.01%) SOAP
15 32 (1.57%) RESTful
16 31 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
17 29 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (1.18%) Regular Expression
19 23 (1.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.44%) Clustering
3 105 (5.15%) Data Centre
4 61 (2.99%) Replication
5 46 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.26%) PKI
6 39 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 26 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 25 (1.23%) User Experience
10 24 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 19 (0.93%) Derivative
13 15 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.74%) Fat Client
13 15 (0.74%) Thin Client
14 14 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1246 (61.11%) Windows
2 663 (32.52%) Windows Server
3 461 (22.61%) Linux
4 408 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 389 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 174 (8.53%) Windows 7
7 165 (8.09%) Unix
8 159 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 158 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 124 (6.08%) Windows 10
11 43 (2.11%) Ubuntu
12 37 (1.81%) Windows XP
13 36 (1.77%) CentOS
14 33 (1.62%) Windows 8
15 28 (1.37%) AIX
16 27 (1.32%) Solaris
17 24 (1.18%) Android
18 21 (1.03%) Apple iOS
19 15 (0.74%) Mac OS X
20 7 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (19.81%) DevOps
3 283 (13.88%) ITIL
4 273 (13.39%) Migration
5 233 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
6 216 (10.59%) Configuration Management
7 110 (5.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 91 (4.46%) Scrum
9 88 (4.32%) Open Source
10 81 (3.97%) Release Management
10 81 (3.97%) Service Management
11 80 (3.92%) Change Management
12 78 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (3.68%) TDD
14 74 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
15 72 (3.53%) Load Balancing
16 71 (3.48%) High Availability
17 67 (3.29%) Workflow
18 64 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
18 64 (3.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 608 (29.82%) SQL
2 338 (16.58%) C#
3 246 (12.06%) Python
4 221 (10.84%) VBScript
5 193 (9.47%) Bash Shell
6 157 (7.70%) Perl
6 157 (7.70%) T-SQL
7 148 (7.26%) JavaScript
8 124 (6.08%) Java
9 101 (4.95%) VB
10 87 (4.27%) Ruby
11 77 (3.78%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.01%) C
13 32 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.23%) Korn
14 25 (1.23%) PHP
15 24 (1.18%) XAML
16 21 (1.03%) VBA
17 18 (0.88%) Go
18 16 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 367 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 269 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 172 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (4.41%) MCSE
5 74 (3.63%) Degree
6 62 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 56 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 46 (2.26%) MCITP
10 41 (2.01%) CCNA
11 38 (1.86%) MCSA
12 27 (1.32%) CCNP
12 27 (1.32%) MCP
13 18 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.78%) MCTS
15 13 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (0.49%) CISSP
16 10 (0.49%) MCDBA
17 8 (0.39%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.62%) SLA
2 30 (1.47%) QA
3 16 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.098%) COBIT
8 1 (0.049%) BS7799
8 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.049%) PMO
System Software
1 757 (37.13%) Active Directory
2 334 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (9.47%) Hyper-V
4 137 (6.72%) vSphere
5 88 (4.32%) XenApp
6 87 (4.27%) Docker
7 79 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
8 78 (3.83%) VMware ESX
9 75 (3.68%) XenDesktop
10 71 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 44 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (1.96%) XenServer
13 21 (1.03%) BitLocker
14 18 (0.88%) NFS
15 17 (0.83%) vCloud
16 14 (0.69%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
18 12 (0.59%) Xen
19 10 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
20 9 (0.44%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 312 (15.30%) SCCM
2 257 (12.60%) Puppet
3 210 (10.30%) Opscode Chef
4 198 (9.71%) Ansible
5 128 (6.28%) SCOM
6 69 (3.38%) WSUS
7 59 (2.89%) Nagios
8 45 (2.21%) vRealize
9 41 (2.01%) PowerCLI
10 37 (1.81%) NetBackup
11 35 (1.72%) SCOrch
12 34 (1.67%) Dollar Universe
12 34 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 33 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 31 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
15 29 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
16 28 (1.37%) WMI
17 27 (1.32%) SCVMM
18 26 (1.28%) HP SiteScope
19 23 (1.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 855 (41.93%) Microsoft
2 511 (25.06%) VMware
3 204 (10.00%) Citrix
4 180 (8.83%) Oracle
5 157 (7.70%) HP
6 152 (7.45%) Cisco
7 132 (6.47%) Red Hat
8 75 (3.68%) Symantec
9 72 (3.53%) NetApp
10 68 (3.33%) IBM
11 65 (3.19%) Atlassian
12 59 (2.89%) Dell
13 56 (2.75%) ServiceNow
14 45 (2.21%) Splunk
15 38 (1.86%) Intel Security
16 35 (1.72%) TIBCO
17 32 (1.57%) CheckPoint
18 29 (1.42%) EMC
19 28 (1.37%) AppSense
20 27 (1.32%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17.77 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago