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 30 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.

Windows PowerShell
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 109 170
Rank change year-on-year +7 +61  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1030 1135 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 2.10% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.49% 5.51% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 748 439
Median daily rate £400 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 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 £17.52 £19.00 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £80.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £80.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -47.50% +255.55%  

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 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
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 £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +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 30 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 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 3 months to 30 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 30 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 +10 938 £400 -5.88% 262
London +28 508 £425 -5.55% 112
South East -28 152 £363 -13.17% 47
City of London +18 109 £450 +2.15% 21
Scotland -2 65 £363 -9.37% 9
South West -6 55 £350 -2.09% 25
North West -17 52 £350 -16.36% 27
Hampshire -22 50 £330 -20.95% 9
North East +28 44 £390 -14.28% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +30 43 £390 -14.28% 1
Tyne and Wear +26 43 £390 -14.28% 1
Berkshire +14 39 £425 +6.25% 8
East of England +19 38 £400 - 12
Renfrewshire +6 33 £350 -14.63% 1
West Midlands +9 32 £381 +5.17% 8
Erskine +6 30 £370 -9.75% 1
Surrey -2 28 £375 -11.76% 10
Yorkshire +2 26 £430 +10.25% 22
East Midlands -4 21 £263 -9.48% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £356 -10.93% 4
Manchester +15 19 £350 +19.65% 12
Hertfordshire +6 18 £394 -5.40% 6
Reading +3 18 £415 +9.21% 1
West Yorkshire +9 17 £450 +28.57% 18
Bristol +4 17 £275 -15.38% 13
Hook +3 16 £325 -4.97% 1
Glasgow +2 15 £400 +4.57% 2
Milton Keynes -7 14 £350 -12.50% 2
Somerset - 13 £350 - 6
Birmingham +11 12 £346 +15.41% 3

For the 6 months to 30 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 1244 (61.13%) Windows
2 836 (41.08%) Microsoft
3 756 (37.15%) Active Directory
4 654 (32.14%) Windows Server
5 609 (29.93%) SQL
6 531 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 513 (25.21%) VMware
8 508 (24.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 456 (22.41%) Linux
10 421 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
11 410 (20.15%) DevOps
12 408 (20.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 384 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 368 (18.08%) Security Cleared
14 368 (18.08%) .NET
15 334 (16.41%) C#
16 332 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 326 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
18 321 (15.77%) Finance
19 313 (15.38%) SCCM
20 305 (14.99%) DNS
21 282 (13.86%) ITIL
22 271 (13.32%) SC Cleared
23 267 (13.12%) Migration
24 256 (12.58%) IIS
25 252 (12.38%) Python
26 251 (12.33%) Puppet
27 240 (11.79%) MS Excel
27 240 (11.79%) Office 365
28 236 (11.60%) Continuous Integration

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
1 256 (12.58%) IIS
2 200 (9.83%) MS Exchange
3 191 (9.39%) SharePoint
4 126 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 119 (5.85%) Skype for Business
6 78 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 72 (3.54%) Confluence
8 63 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 48 (2.36%) WebSphere
10 47 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 45 (2.21%) Apache
12 44 (2.16%) Tomcat
12 44 (2.16%) WebLogic
13 41 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
14 34 (1.67%) OpenStack
15 31 (1.52%) NServiceBus
16 29 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
17 25 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
18 20 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
19 18 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 240 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 73 (3.59%) 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 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.64%) 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%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.098%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.049%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.049%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 508 (24.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 326 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
3 240 (11.79%) Office 365
4 104 (5.11%) IaaS
5 77 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 63 (3.10%) PaaS
7 37 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 35 (1.72%) SaaS
9 34 (1.67%) GitHub
10 24 (1.18%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.08%) OneDrive
11 22 (1.08%) Trello
12 21 (1.03%) 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%) OpenShift
18 8 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 305 (14.99%) DNS
2 226 (11.11%) Firewall
3 161 (7.91%) DHCP
4 148 (7.27%) SAN
5 130 (6.39%) TCP/IP
6 76 (3.73%) HTTP
7 70 (3.44%) SSL
8 69 (3.39%) Skype
9 60 (2.95%) LAN
10 56 (2.75%) NAS
11 54 (2.65%) Internet
12 44 (2.16%) WAN
13 42 (2.06%) LDAP
13 42 (2.06%) NetScaler
14 38 (1.87%) SMTP
15 37 (1.82%) VPN
16 36 (1.77%) VLAN
17 34 (1.67%) Kerberos
18 31 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
19 27 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 108 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 96 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 92 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (3.29%) Oracle Database
7 54 (2.65%) MySQL
7 54 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 52 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 47 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
9 47 (2.31%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (1.43%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
13 27 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
14 26 (1.28%) NoSQL
15 23 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.08%) Power BI
17 20 (0.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 231 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 218 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 171 (8.40%) Jenkins
4 139 (6.83%) TeamCity
5 116 (5.70%) JIRA
6 104 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 95 (4.67%) Visual Studio
8 70 (3.44%) MSI
9 55 (2.70%) MSBuild
10 52 (2.56%) Subversion
11 43 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 42 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 36 (1.77%) Vagrant
14 33 (1.62%) GitLab
15 30 (1.47%) 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
1 321 (15.77%) Finance
2 125 (6.14%) Banking
3 41 (2.01%) Front Office
4 38 (1.87%) Back Office
5 34 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.62%) Retail
7 32 (1.57%) Legal
8 31 (1.52%) Advertising
9 28 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.93%) Publishing
13 17 (0.84%) Law
14 13 (0.64%) Marketing
15 11 (0.54%) Electronics
15 11 (0.54%) Games
16 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.29%) Military
17 2 (0.098%) Automotive
17 2 (0.098%) French Language
Job Titles
1 274 (13.46%) Developer
2 261 (12.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 169 (8.30%) Windows Engineer
4 157 (7.71%) Consultant
5 154 (7.57%) Analyst
6 147 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 125 (6.14%) Administrator
8 108 (5.31%) PowerShell Engineer
9 83 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 79 (3.88%) DBA
11 78 (3.83%) Architect
12 76 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
13 74 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
14 72 (3.54%) Support Analyst
15 70 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
16 69 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
17 67 (3.29%) SharePoint Developer
17 67 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
18 65 (3.19%) SQL DBA
19 62 (3.05%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (18.08%) .NET
2 160 (7.86%) HTML
3 137 (6.73%) CSS
4 133 (6.54%) Web Services
5 132 (6.49%) XML
6 84 (4.13%) jQuery
7 82 (4.03%) ASP.NET
8 59 (2.90%) Software Packaging
9 55 (2.70%) .NET Framework
9 55 (2.70%) REST
10 51 (2.51%) HTML5
11 46 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 46 (2.26%) JSON
11 46 (2.26%) SOAP
12 44 (2.16%) WCF
13 35 (1.72%) RESTful
14 31 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
15 24 (1.18%) Entity Framework
15 24 (1.18%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.31%) Clustering
3 107 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 58 (2.85%) Replication
5 51 (2.51%) PKI
6 47 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 26 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
10 25 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.23%) User Experience
11 23 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 22 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (0.93%) Derivative
14 15 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.74%) Fat Client
14 15 (0.74%) Thin Client
15 14 (0.69%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1244 (61.13%) Windows
2 654 (32.14%) Windows Server
3 456 (22.41%) Linux
4 408 (20.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 384 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 178 (8.75%) Windows 7
7 166 (8.16%) Unix
8 156 (7.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 155 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 128 (6.29%) Windows 10
11 43 (2.11%) Ubuntu
12 36 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 35 (1.72%) CentOS
13 35 (1.72%) Windows 8
14 28 (1.38%) AIX
15 27 (1.33%) Solaris
16 24 (1.18%) Android
17 20 (0.98%) Apple iOS
18 16 (0.79%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (20.15%) DevOps
3 282 (13.86%) ITIL
4 267 (13.12%) Migration
5 236 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
6 216 (10.61%) Configuration Management
7 112 (5.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 90 (4.42%) Scrum
9 87 (4.28%) Open Source
10 82 (4.03%) Service Management
11 78 (3.83%) Change Management
12 76 (3.73%) Release Management
12 76 (3.73%) TDD
13 75 (3.69%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 73 (3.59%) Load Balancing
15 68 (3.34%) High Availability
15 68 (3.34%) Workflow
16 66 (3.24%) Performance Tuning
17 65 (3.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 609 (29.93%) SQL
2 334 (16.41%) C#
3 252 (12.38%) Python
4 217 (10.66%) VBScript
5 197 (9.68%) Bash Shell
6 165 (8.11%) Perl
7 152 (7.47%) T-SQL
8 150 (7.37%) JavaScript
9 131 (6.44%) Java
10 99 (4.86%) VB
11 95 (4.67%) Ruby
12 76 (3.73%) Shell Script
13 40 (1.97%) C
14 35 (1.72%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.18%) Korn
15 24 (1.18%) PHP
15 24 (1.18%) XAML
16 20 (0.98%) VBA
17 18 (0.88%) Go
18 16 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 368 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 271 (13.32%) SC Cleared
3 172 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (4.47%) MCSE
5 73 (3.59%) Degree
6 67 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 56 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 46 (2.26%) MCITP
10 40 (1.97%) CCNA
11 37 (1.82%) MCSA
12 27 (1.33%) MCP
13 26 (1.28%) CCNP
14 20 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.74%) MCTS
16 14 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.59%) CISSP
18 10 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
19 9 (0.44%) MCDBA
20 8 (0.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.62%) QA
1 33 (1.62%) SLA
2 16 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
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
1 756 (37.15%) Active Directory
2 332 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (9.39%) Hyper-V
4 142 (6.98%) vSphere
5 87 (4.28%) XenApp
6 85 (4.18%) Docker
7 80 (3.93%) XenDesktop
8 77 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
9 76 (3.73%) VMware ESX
10 70 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 43 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (1.97%) XenServer
13 21 (1.03%) BitLocker
14 18 (0.88%) NFS
15 17 (0.84%) vCloud
16 14 (0.69%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.69%) Xen
17 13 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
18 12 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
19 10 (0.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 313 (15.38%) SCCM
2 251 (12.33%) Puppet
3 212 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
4 197 (9.68%) Ansible
5 128 (6.29%) SCOM
6 64 (3.14%) WSUS
7 60 (2.95%) Nagios
8 41 (2.01%) PowerCLI
8 41 (2.01%) vRealize
9 39 (1.92%) NetBackup
10 36 (1.77%) Dollar Universe
11 35 (1.72%) SCOrch
12 34 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 31 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
14 30 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
15 29 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 28 (1.38%) WMI
17 26 (1.28%) HP SiteScope
18 24 (1.18%) Control-M
19 23 (1.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 836 (41.08%) Microsoft
2 513 (25.21%) VMware
3 208 (10.22%) Citrix
4 187 (9.19%) Oracle
5 157 (7.71%) HP
6 155 (7.62%) Cisco
7 129 (6.34%) Red Hat
8 77 (3.78%) Symantec
9 73 (3.59%) NetApp
10 71 (3.49%) IBM
11 65 (3.19%) Atlassian
12 60 (2.95%) Dell
13 56 (2.75%) ServiceNow
14 50 (2.46%) Splunk
15 38 (1.87%) Intel Security
16 35 (1.72%) TIBCO
17 34 (1.67%) CheckPoint
18 27 (1.33%) AppSense
18 27 (1.33%) EMC
19 26 (1.28%) Google
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £430.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £340 - £370 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £390 - £410 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 days ago