Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 65 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,538 1,022 3,114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 3.50% 3.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.07% 8.28% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,782 699 2,031
10th Percentile £325 £315 £303
25th Percentile £413 £396 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £650 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £430 £430
% change year-on-year +8.14% - +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 79
10th Percentile £19.55 £20.25 £16.50
25th Percentile £23.50 £36.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate £43.20 £44.45 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.82% +11.13% -5.36%
75th Percentile £62.81 £54.19 £47.00
90th Percentile £70.40 £61.10 £68.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £44.20 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.87% +11.90% -4.89%

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 31,443 12,336 37,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.76% 42.30% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,474 8,617 26,124
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.12% +3.16% +1.06%
75th Percentile £619 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £437 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 240 629
10th Percentile £16.47 £13.00 £19.22
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.88 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year +12.85% -11.22% +8.23%
75th Percentile £57.56 £47.50 £51.00
90th Percentile £66.15 £55.06 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95% +5.36%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -4 2,017 £500 +5.26% 823
London +10 1,039 £513 +2.50% 302
UK excluding London -22 931 £465 +8.14% 563
Work from Home -2 740 £501 +15.84% 162
South East +8 323 £475 -2.81% 112
North of England -5 198 £475 +11.76% 155
South West -17 124 £500 +11.11% 60
North West +2 123 £500 +23.46% 100
Midlands -55 114 £425 -5.56% 118
Scotland -68 100 £445 +7.88% 35
West Midlands -61 71 £425 -10.53% 67
Yorkshire -11 66 £475 +11.76% 46
East of England -13 64 £375 -25.00% 69
East Midlands -13 42 £425 +11.84% 51
Wales -19 18 £375 -25.00% 12
North East -18 9 £450 +28.57% 9
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 1,365 (53.78%) Azure
2 1,127 (44.41%) Windows
3 969 (38.18%) DevOps
4 960 (37.83%) Microsoft
5 821 (32.35%) Active Directory
6 660 (26.00%) Python
7 588 (23.17%) SQL
8 540 (21.28%) Terraform
9 527 (20.76%) VMware
10 514 (20.25%) Linux
11 509 (20.06%) Microsoft 365
12 492 (19.39%) Windows Server
13 479 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
14 467 (18.40%) Bash Shell
15 460 (18.12%) Social Skills
16 455 (17.93%) AWS
17 442 (17.42%) Security Cleared
18 392 (15.45%) SQL Server
19 377 (14.85%) Ansible
20 368 (14.50%) Finance
20 368 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
21 363 (14.30%) C#
22 361 (14.22%) Infrastructure as Code
23 360 (14.18%) Migration
24 327 (12.88%) Azure Active Directory
25 323 (12.73%) SC Cleared
26 318 (12.53%) Kubernetes
27 316 (12.45%) PaaS
28 307 (12.10%) DNS
29 298 (11.74%) SharePoint

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
1 298 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 99 (3.90%) IIS
3 91 (3.59%) MS Exchange
4 89 (3.51%) Confluence
5 49 (1.93%) Skype for Business
6 37 (1.46%) Apache
7 36 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 31 (1.22%) Apache Spark
10 27 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 22 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
12 16 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.55%) Mule
15 13 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.51%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.43%) CMS
17 10 (0.39%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 130 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.63%) InfoPath
4 16 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.039%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.63%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.16%) Retail-J
4 4 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.12%) ContrOCC
5 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.039%) Eikon
7 1 (0.039%) Primavera
7 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,365 (53.78%) Azure
2 509 (20.06%) Microsoft 365
3 455 (17.93%) AWS
4 327 (12.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 316 (12.45%) PaaS
6 254 (10.01%) IaaS
7 175 (6.90%) Power Platform
8 172 (6.78%) GitHub
9 131 (5.16%) SaaS
10 126 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 104 (4.10%) GCP
12 101 (3.98%) Serverless
13 91 (3.59%) Azure Data Factory
14 84 (3.31%) OneDrive
15 80 (3.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 61 (2.40%) PowerApps
17 55 (2.17%) Azure Storage
18 51 (2.01%) Azure Key Vault
18 51 (2.01%) Power Automate
19 48 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 307 (12.10%) DNS
2 273 (10.76%) Firewall
3 167 (6.58%) DHCP
4 103 (4.06%) VPN
5 90 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 83 (3.27%) SAN
7 79 (3.11%) Network Security
8 63 (2.48%) WAN
9 55 (2.17%) Internet
10 50 (1.97%) Skype
11 43 (1.69%) LAN
12 37 (1.46%) HTTP
13 35 (1.38%) NetScaler
13 35 (1.38%) SSL
14 32 (1.26%) VSAN
15 27 (1.06%) SMTP
16 23 (0.91%) Unified Communications
17 19 (0.75%) VLAN
18 18 (0.71%) Kerberos
18 18 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 118 (4.65%) Power BI
3 98 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
5 66 (2.60%) Data Lake
6 64 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 58 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (1.77%) MySQL
9 41 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
9 41 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 40 (1.58%) Big Data
11 38 (1.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 37 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
13 33 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (1.26%) Tableau
15 31 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
16 30 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
17 26 (1.02%) MongoDB
18 24 (0.95%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 274 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 262 (10.32%) Jenkins
3 141 (5.56%) JIRA
4 116 (4.57%) TeamCity
5 81 (3.19%) GitLab
6 68 (2.68%) Maven
7 63 (2.48%) Visual Studio
8 51 (2.01%) Gradle
9 45 (1.77%) Bitbucket
10 43 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 34 (1.34%) Postman
13 32 (1.26%) MSI
14 31 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
15 30 (1.18%) Subversion
16 29 (1.14%) SonarQube
17 28 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (0.91%) Selenium
18 23 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
19 18 (0.71%) Artifactory
General
1 460 (18.12%) Social Skills
2 368 (14.50%) Finance
3 133 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (5.12%) Public Sector
5 128 (5.04%) Banking
6 63 (2.48%) Documentation Skills
7 38 (1.50%) Legal
8 33 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
8 33 (1.30%) Retail
9 25 (0.99%) Marketing
10 16 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.59%) Electronics
11 15 (0.59%) Law
11 15 (0.59%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (0.47%) Military
14 11 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.39%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.35%) Front Office
16 9 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 373 (14.70%) Azure Engineer
2 350 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 295 (11.62%) Developer
4 244 (9.61%) Architect
5 204 (8.04%) Cloud Engineer
6 200 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 169 (6.66%) Consultant
8 166 (6.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 122 (4.81%) Azure DevOps
10 102 (4.02%) Platform Engineer
11 97 (3.82%) Analyst
12 91 (3.59%) Administrator
13 86 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
14 80 (3.15%) Azure Architect
15 79 (3.11%) Support Engineer
16 77 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
17 69 (2.72%) Security Engineer
18 63 (2.48%) Windows Engineer
19 57 (2.25%) .NET Developer
20 52 (2.05%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (10.95%) .NET
2 154 (6.07%) ARM Templates
3 128 (5.04%) JSON
4 113 (4.45%) REST
4 113 (4.45%) Web Services
4 113 (4.45%) XML
4 113 (4.45%) YAML
5 107 (4.22%) HTML
6 96 (3.78%) CSS
7 78 (3.07%) ASP.NET
8 73 (2.88%) LDAP
9 72 (2.84%) Node.js
10 67 (2.64%) .NET Framework
11 55 (2.17%) AngularJS
11 55 (2.17%) SAML
12 47 (1.85%) OAuth
12 47 (1.85%) React
13 46 (1.81%) SOAP
14 45 (1.77%) Kafka
15 40 (1.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 114 (4.49%) Data Centre
2 90 (3.55%) Public Cloud
3 68 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (2.48%) Clustering
5 59 (2.32%) Cloud Native
6 51 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
7 48 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
8 45 (1.77%) PKI
9 41 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 40 (1.58%) Replication
11 35 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (1.14%) Virtual Team
13 27 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 19 (0.75%) User Experience
16 18 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
17 17 (0.67%) NHS
18 15 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
19 14 (0.55%) CMDB
20 13 (0.51%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 1,127 (44.41%) Windows
2 514 (20.25%) Linux
3 492 (19.39%) Windows Server
4 195 (7.68%) Windows 10
5 191 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 144 (5.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 137 (5.40%) Windows Server 2019
8 117 (4.61%) Unix
9 95 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 80 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 59 (2.32%) Windows 7
12 42 (1.65%) Apple iOS
13 38 (1.50%) Android
14 36 (1.42%) Ubuntu
15 26 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (0.99%) CentOS
17 23 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
18 21 (0.83%) VMS
19 15 (0.59%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (38.18%) DevOps
2 479 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
3 361 (14.22%) Infrastructure as Code
4 360 (14.18%) Migration
5 298 (11.74%) ITIL
6 244 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 206 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
8 184 (7.25%) Configuration Management
9 179 (7.05%) Analytics
10 164 (6.46%) Test Automation
11 141 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (5.32%) Scrum
13 128 (5.04%) Microservices
14 126 (4.96%) Change Management
15 122 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
15 122 (4.81%) Deployment Automation
16 106 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
17 105 (4.14%) Release Management
18 100 (3.94%) Infrastructure Automation
19 93 (3.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 660 (26.00%) Python
2 588 (23.17%) SQL
3 467 (18.40%) Bash Shell
4 363 (14.30%) C#
5 283 (11.15%) Java
6 242 (9.54%) JavaScript
7 98 (3.86%) T-SQL
8 85 (3.35%) VBScript
9 77 (3.03%) Ruby
9 77 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 76 (2.99%) Perl
11 73 (2.88%) C
12 67 (2.64%) VB
13 50 (1.97%) PHP
14 49 (1.93%) TypeScript
15 39 (1.54%) Go
16 32 (1.26%) VBA
17 30 (1.18%) VB.NET
18 28 (1.10%) C++
19 26 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 442 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 323 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 124 (4.89%) DV Cleared
4 122 (4.81%) Degree
5 102 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (2.36%) MCSE
7 49 (1.93%) AWS Certification
8 43 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (1.02%) CCNA
11 24 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (0.87%) MCSA
13 20 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.51%) CISSP
15 13 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (0.39%) MCITP
17 8 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
18 7 (0.28%) CCNP
19 6 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.36%) SLA
2 55 (2.17%) QA
3 38 (1.50%) GDPR
4 17 (0.67%) NIST
5 14 (0.55%) NCSC
6 12 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.28%) SOC 2
11 5 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.16%) IFRS
13 3 (0.12%) COBIT
13 3 (0.12%) PMO
14 2 (0.079%) Accessibility
14 2 (0.079%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.039%) GRC
15 1 (0.039%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 1 (0.039%) SOC 1
System Software
1 821 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 368 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (11.15%) Docker
4 111 (4.37%) vSphere
5 109 (4.29%) Hyper-V
6 105 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
7 86 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
8 71 (2.80%) XenApp
9 61 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 59 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 58 (2.29%) VMware NSX
12 32 (1.26%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.91%) BitLocker
14 12 (0.47%) NFS
14 12 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.24%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.24%) vCloud
18 5 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 540 (21.28%) Terraform
2 377 (14.85%) Ansible
3 318 (12.53%) Kubernetes
4 286 (11.27%) SCCM
5 175 (6.90%) Puppet
6 166 (6.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 123 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
8 101 (3.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 58 (2.29%) SCOM
10 56 (2.21%) vRealize
11 54 (2.13%) WSUS
12 51 (2.01%) vCenter Server
13 36 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
14 35 (1.38%) PowerCLI
15 30 (1.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 29 (1.14%) Packer
17 25 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 23 (0.91%) SnapMirror
18 23 (0.91%) SnapVault
19 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 960 (37.83%) Microsoft
2 527 (20.76%) VMware
3 188 (7.41%) Citrix
4 140 (5.52%) Oracle
5 134 (5.28%) Cisco
6 106 (4.18%) Databricks
7 92 (3.62%) ServiceNow
7 92 (3.62%) Splunk
8 83 (3.27%) NetApp
9 75 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 69 (2.72%) HP
11 58 (2.29%) Google
12 55 (2.17%) SolarWinds
13 54 (2.13%) Dell
14 49 (1.93%) SAP
15 44 (1.73%) IBM
16 42 (1.65%) EMC
17 41 (1.62%) Ivanti
18 36 (1.42%) CyberArk
19 34 (1.34%) Atlassian