Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 87 106
Rank change year-on-year +23 +19 -10
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 3,169 2,837 2,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 2.81% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.14% 6.46% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,075 1,915 1,352
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £307 £275 £285
90th Percentile £613 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 67 37
UK median hourly rate £36.67 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.72% -1.16% +19.44%
10th Percentile £16.50 £24.30 £17.26
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.53 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.73% -11.71% +18.06%

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 38,938 43,949 38,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.72% 43.48% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,975 30,679 26,219
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £397
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.77% +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 714 777 817
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.81% +9.21%
10th Percentile £19.79 £16.25 £17.36
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% +9.21%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

Contractor 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 27 June 2019. 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 +26 2,879 £450 +5.88% 221
UK excluding London +17 1,705 £425 +6.25% 147
London +32 1,384 £475 - 91
South East +18 583 £450 +10.43% 46
South West +19 302 £425 +13.33% 13
Midlands -7 242 £433 +9.49% 32
North of England -1 241 £400 +6.67% 29
West Midlands -3 168 £450 +16.50% 22
Scotland -5 147 £413 +3.13% 10
East of England +4 114 £450 +28.57% 10
North West +4 109 £386 +3.00% 17
Yorkshire +18 99 £425 +6.25% 12
East Midlands -10 74 £375 -6.25% 10
Wales +18 72 £515 +14.44% 5
North East -14 33 £338 -3.57%
Northern Ireland +13 5 £195 - 2
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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 1,639 (51.72%) Windows
2 1,410 (44.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,302 (41.09%) Microsoft
4 1,131 (35.69%) Active Directory
5 969 (30.58%) DevOps
6 815 (25.72%) SQL
7 753 (23.76%) Windows Server
8 655 (20.67%) Office 365
8 655 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
9 629 (19.85%) VMware
10 619 (19.53%) SCCM
11 598 (18.87%) SQL Server
12 541 (17.07%) Python
13 533 (16.82%) Finance
14 515 (16.25%) Linux
15 461 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
16 452 (14.26%) C#
17 447 (14.11%) Migration
18 436 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 427 (13.47%) .NET
20 406 (12.81%) Windows 10
21 401 (12.65%) DNS
22 397 (12.53%) Security Cleared
23 396 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
24 358 (11.30%) ITIL
25 349 (11.01%) Ansible
26 346 (10.92%) Git (software)
27 334 (10.54%) Bash Shell
28 317 (10.00%) Firewall
29 307 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 287 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 202 (6.37%) Skype for Business
3 198 (6.25%) IIS
4 181 (5.71%) MS Exchange
5 94 (2.97%) Confluence
6 91 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 75 (2.37%) Apache
8 67 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 52 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 46 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 30 (0.95%) Umbraco
12 29 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (0.60%) nginx
13 19 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
13 19 (0.60%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.54%) JBoss
16 15 (0.47%) Apache Spark
17 13 (0.41%) OpenStack
18 12 (0.38%) Mule
Applications
1 139 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 28 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.19%) Magento
4 5 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.095%) Maximo
7 2 (0.063%) assyst
7 2 (0.063%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.032%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.032%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.032%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.032%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,410 (44.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 655 (20.67%) Office 365
3 461 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
4 306 (9.66%) PaaS
5 301 (9.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 284 (8.96%) IaaS
7 177 (5.59%) Power Platform
8 125 (3.94%) Serverless
9 108 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 101 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 81 (2.56%) SaaS
12 70 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
13 68 (2.15%) GitHub
14 62 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
15 59 (1.86%) OneDrive
16 58 (1.83%) Azure Functions
17 56 (1.77%) Amazon S3
18 50 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
19 45 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
20 42 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 401 (12.65%) DNS
2 317 (10.00%) Firewall
3 234 (7.38%) DHCP
4 163 (5.14%) SAN
5 162 (5.11%) Skype
6 111 (3.50%) VPN
7 107 (3.38%) TCP/IP
8 90 (2.84%) WAN
9 63 (1.99%) NetScaler
10 62 (1.96%) LAN
11 60 (1.89%) HTTP
11 60 (1.89%) Internet
12 48 (1.51%) NAS
12 48 (1.51%) Network Security
13 44 (1.39%) VLAN
14 42 (1.33%) SMTP
14 42 (1.33%) SSL
15 35 (1.10%) iSCSI
16 31 (0.98%) FTP
17 30 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 143 (4.51%) Power BI
3 138 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 119 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 99 (3.12%) MySQL
6 82 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
7 72 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 70 (2.21%) Data Lake
9 66 (2.08%) Big Data
10 63 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 56 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 52 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
13 49 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
14 47 (1.48%) Relational Database
14 47 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 46 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
16 43 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
16 43 (1.36%) Oracle Database
17 36 (1.14%) SQL Server 2017
18 35 (1.10%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 346 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 299 (9.44%) Jenkins
3 269 (8.49%) Visual Studio Team System
4 214 (6.75%) Visual Studio
5 181 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 168 (5.30%) JIRA
7 143 (4.51%) TeamCity
8 129 (4.07%) MSI
9 106 (3.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 77 (2.43%) Bitbucket
11 67 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 66 (2.08%) Selenium
13 58 (1.83%) NUnit
14 56 (1.77%) SpecFlow
15 43 (1.36%) Subversion
16 38 (1.20%) MSBuild
17 35 (1.10%) Maven
17 35 (1.10%) MSTest
18 31 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
19 28 (0.88%) GitLab
General
1 533 (16.82%) Finance
2 193 (6.09%) Banking
3 78 (2.46%) Retail
4 42 (1.33%) Law
5 39 (1.23%) Publishing
6 38 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 33 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.79%) Billing
10 24 (0.76%) Marketing
11 23 (0.73%) Back Office
11 23 (0.73%) Legal
12 22 (0.69%) Advertising
13 15 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.41%) Electronics
15 12 (0.38%) Automotive
15 12 (0.38%) Front Office
15 12 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 566 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 383 (12.09%) Azure Engineer
3 369 (11.64%) Developer
4 351 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 282 (8.90%) Azure DevOps
6 249 (7.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 195 (6.15%) Analyst
8 187 (5.90%) Architect
9 184 (5.81%) Windows Engineer
10 163 (5.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 163 (5.14%) Consultant
11 124 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
12 123 (3.88%) PowerShell Engineer
13 111 (3.50%) Administrator
14 102 (3.22%) Support Engineer
15 87 (2.75%) DBA
16 84 (2.65%) AWS DevOps
16 84 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
17 82 (2.59%) Applications Packager
18 74 (2.34%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (13.47%) .NET
2 189 (5.96%) JSON
3 166 (5.24%) Web Services
4 120 (3.79%) HTML
5 112 (3.53%) .NET Framework
6 107 (3.38%) XML
7 104 (3.28%) CSS
8 92 (2.90%) ASP.NET
9 91 (2.87%) REST
10 82 (2.59%) RESTful
11 73 (2.30%) Node.js
12 69 (2.18%) jQuery
13 59 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
14 58 (1.83%) LDAP
15 56 (1.77%) SOAP
16 53 (1.67%) .NET Core
17 49 (1.55%) Middleware
18 46 (1.45%) AngularJS
18 46 (1.45%) Entity Framework
19 43 (1.36%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 168 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
1 168 (5.30%) Data Centre
2 126 (3.98%) Clustering
3 117 (3.69%) Public Cloud
4 77 (2.43%) Replication
5 75 (2.37%) PKI
6 67 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 63 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 48 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 47 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
11 34 (1.07%) Hedge funds
12 31 (0.98%) User Experience
13 29 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (0.88%) Blackberry
15 26 (0.82%) Fat Client
15 26 (0.82%) Thin Client
16 24 (0.76%) Private Cloud
17 23 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 18 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1,639 (51.72%) Windows
2 753 (23.76%) Windows Server
3 515 (16.25%) Linux
4 406 (12.81%) Windows 10
5 307 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 254 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 231 (7.29%) Windows 7
8 109 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (3.03%) Unix
10 59 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (1.55%) CentOS
12 43 (1.36%) Android
12 43 (1.36%) Apple iOS
13 21 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.54%) Solaris
15 17 (0.54%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.35%) VMS
17 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (30.58%) DevOps
2 655 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (14.11%) Migration
4 436 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 358 (11.30%) ITIL
6 224 (7.07%) Configuration Management
7 220 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
8 219 (6.91%) Test Automation
9 216 (6.82%) Scrum
10 208 (6.56%) Infrastructure as Code
11 205 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
12 186 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
13 156 (4.92%) Analytics
14 144 (4.54%) Application Packaging
15 141 (4.45%) Continuous Delivery
16 137 (4.32%) Deployment Automation
17 136 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
18 123 (3.88%) Task Automation
19 113 (3.57%) Software Engineering
20 110 (3.47%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 815 (25.72%) SQL
2 541 (17.07%) Python
3 452 (14.26%) C#
4 334 (10.54%) Bash Shell
5 242 (7.64%) JavaScript
6 221 (6.97%) Java
7 148 (4.67%) T-SQL
8 132 (4.17%) VBScript
9 116 (3.66%) VB
10 111 (3.50%) Perl
11 98 (3.09%) Shell Script
12 95 (3.00%) Ruby
13 60 (1.89%) PHP
14 43 (1.36%) C
15 42 (1.33%) C++
16 34 (1.07%) Go
17 30 (0.95%) Groovy
17 30 (0.95%) VB.NET
18 26 (0.82%) TypeScript
19 19 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 397 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 251 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 165 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 127 (4.01%) DV Cleared
5 114 (3.60%) MCSE
6 99 (3.12%) Degree
7 84 (2.65%) MCSA
8 68 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.39%) CCNA
10 35 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (0.98%) MCP
12 26 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (0.60%) CISSP
14 18 (0.57%) CCNP
15 15 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.38%) CCA
17 11 (0.35%) DBS Check
17 11 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (2.49%) QA
2 68 (2.15%) SLA
3 30 (0.95%) GDPR
4 23 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.28%) NCSC
7 8 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.25%) NIST
8 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.19%) PMO
10 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.13%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.063%) COBIT
12 2 (0.063%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.032%) HL7
13 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.032%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,131 (35.69%) Active Directory
2 396 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 270 (8.52%) Hyper-V
4 267 (8.43%) Docker
5 188 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 173 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
7 150 (4.73%) XenApp
8 147 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
9 141 (4.45%) vSphere
10 130 (4.10%) XenDesktop
11 53 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 44 (1.39%) VMware NSX
13 36 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
14 29 (0.92%) BitLocker
15 26 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
16 25 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 23 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
18 20 (0.63%) Firmware
18 20 (0.63%) vCloud
19 19 (0.60%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 619 (19.53%) SCCM
2 349 (11.01%) Ansible
3 253 (7.98%) Terraform
4 251 (7.92%) Puppet
5 225 (7.10%) Kubernetes
6 210 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
7 134 (4.23%) SCOM
8 112 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 88 (2.78%) WSUS
10 76 (2.40%) vCenter Server
11 73 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 49 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
13 43 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 41 (1.29%) SCVMM
15 37 (1.17%) Salt
16 35 (1.10%) SCOrch
17 33 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 30 (0.95%) PowerCLI
19 28 (0.88%) NetBackup
20 27 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1,302 (41.09%) Microsoft
2 629 (19.85%) VMware
3 302 (9.53%) Citrix
4 193 (6.09%) Cisco
5 184 (5.81%) Oracle
6 128 (4.04%) HP
7 87 (2.75%) Splunk
8 84 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 78 (2.46%) Ivanti
10 77 (2.43%) Google
11 66 (2.08%) Dell
12 63 (1.99%) Symantec
13 60 (1.89%) McAfee
13 60 (1.89%) NetApp
14 58 (1.83%) ServiceNow
15 55 (1.74%) IBM
16 54 (1.70%) Atlassian
17 43 (1.36%) Tableau
18 41 (1.29%) CheckPoint
19 36 (1.14%) EMC