Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 118 135
Rank change year-on-year +25 +17 +35
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2,520 2,096 1,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.16% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.97% 5.28% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,642 1,388 1,216
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £587 £545 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 48
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £36.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.62% +61.11% -43.04%
10th Percentile £15.94 £17.68 £14.76
90th Percentile £52.48 £47.83 £41.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.57 £26.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.89% +7.00% -37.50%

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 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +26 2,294 £425 +6.25% 624
UK excluding London +35 1,388 £400 +14.29% 394
London +8 1,102 £460 +4.66% 260
South East +16 462 £400 +10.34% 108
North of England +12 264 £420 +23.53% 79
Midlands +54 213 £350 +2.94% 77
Scotland -1 181 £425 +25.00% 20
North West +44 152 £475 +35.71% 38
East of England +27 129 £361 -9.75% 64
West Midlands +36 125 £388 +13.97% 41
South West +22 120 £410 +21.03% 35
East Midlands +49 84 £300 -4.38% 36
Yorkshire 0 60 £455 +21.33% 28
North East -7 52 £400 +17.65% 13
Wales +20 22 £369 +13.46% 5
Northern Ireland -22 4 £108 - 6

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 1,597 (63.37%) Windows
2 1,035 (41.07%) Microsoft
3 881 (34.96%) Active Directory
4 815 (32.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 780 (30.95%) Windows Server
6 696 (27.62%) VMware
7 630 (25.00%) DevOps
8 534 (21.19%) SQL
9 496 (19.68%) Linux
10 469 (18.61%) SQL Server
11 463 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 456 (18.10%) Office 365
13 449 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
14 427 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 423 (16.79%) Finance
16 402 (15.95%) SCCM
17 398 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 388 (15.40%) .NET
19 378 (15.00%) Migration
20 369 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
21 348 (13.81%) C#
22 328 (13.02%) Security Cleared
23 309 (12.26%) SharePoint
24 308 (12.22%) ITIL
25 307 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
25 307 (12.18%) Ansible
26 306 (12.14%) DNS
27 292 (11.59%) Puppet
28 288 (11.43%) Python
29 281 (11.15%) Citrix

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
1 309 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 201 (7.98%) MS Exchange
3 199 (7.90%) IIS
4 189 (7.50%) Skype for Business
5 110 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (3.69%) Confluence
7 88 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 59 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
9 58 (2.30%) OpenStack
9 58 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 54 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 36 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
12 32 (1.27%) Apache
13 28 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 26 (1.03%) Tomcat
14 26 (1.03%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.87%) CMS
16 20 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 18 (0.71%) JBoss
17 18 (0.71%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 100 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.75%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.079%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.040%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.040%) GIMP
8 1 (0.040%) HipChat
8 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.040%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.040%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 815 (32.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 456 (18.10%) Office 365
3 369 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (7.42%) IaaS
5 156 (6.19%) PaaS
6 112 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 55 (2.18%) OneDrive
8 53 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 49 (1.94%) SaaS
10 35 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (1.03%) GitHub
12 21 (0.83%) npm
13 17 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.44%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
17 9 (0.36%) Amazon S3
18 8 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
18 8 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 306 (12.14%) DNS
2 250 (9.92%) Firewall
3 185 (7.34%) DHCP
4 170 (6.75%) SAN
5 132 (5.24%) TCP/IP
6 117 (4.64%) Skype
7 103 (4.09%) LDAP
8 77 (3.06%) NetScaler
9 75 (2.98%) LAN
9 75 (2.98%) WAN
10 69 (2.74%) VPN
11 61 (2.42%) Kerberos
12 52 (2.06%) Internet
13 42 (1.67%) NAS
14 39 (1.55%) Network Security
15 34 (1.35%) VoIP
16 26 (1.03%) SMTP
16 26 (1.03%) VLAN
17 25 (0.99%) IPsec
18 24 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 57 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 45 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 35 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 33 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 29 (1.15%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 26 (1.03%) MySQL
14 25 (0.99%) NoSQL
14 25 (0.99%) Power BI
15 22 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (0.71%) Data Lake
17 17 (0.67%) MongoDB
17 17 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 267 (10.60%) TeamCity
2 248 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 221 (8.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 209 (8.29%) Jenkins
5 202 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 141 (5.60%) Visual Studio
7 120 (4.76%) JIRA
8 111 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 95 (3.77%) MSI
10 64 (2.54%) MSBuild
11 48 (1.90%) Subversion
12 44 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 30 (1.19%) NuGet
13 30 (1.19%) Selenium
14 28 (1.11%) Ant
14 28 (1.11%) NUnit
15 20 (0.79%) Gradle
15 20 (0.79%) Vagrant
16 18 (0.71%) Maven
17 16 (0.63%) InstallShield
General
1 423 (16.79%) Finance
2 170 (6.75%) Banking
3 57 (2.26%) Retail
4 56 (2.22%) Publishing
5 28 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 23 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 22 (0.87%) Legal
8 19 (0.75%) Advertising
9 16 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.56%) Back Office
10 14 (0.56%) Marketing
11 13 (0.52%) Law
12 11 (0.44%) Electronics
13 8 (0.32%) Front Office
13 8 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.24%) Retail Finance
16 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 366 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 281 (11.15%) Developer
3 255 (10.12%) Consultant
4 220 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 189 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 184 (7.30%) Analyst
7 179 (7.10%) Azure Engineer
8 168 (6.67%) Administrator
9 134 (5.32%) Azure DevOps
10 128 (5.08%) Architect
11 106 (4.21%) PowerShell Engineer
12 100 (3.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 91 (3.61%) C# Developer
14 76 (3.02%) Support Engineer
14 76 (3.02%) Windows DevOps Engineer
15 68 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
16 63 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
17 61 (2.42%) .NET Developer
17 61 (2.42%) DBA
18 60 (2.38%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (15.40%) .NET
2 174 (6.90%) Web Services
3 123 (4.88%) XML
4 106 (4.21%) HTML
5 103 (4.09%) .NET Framework
6 100 (3.97%) REST
7 91 (3.61%) JSON
8 83 (3.29%) CSS
9 78 (3.10%) ASP.NET
10 68 (2.70%) AngularJS
11 56 (2.22%) WCF
12 49 (1.94%) jQuery
13 46 (1.83%) RESTful
13 46 (1.83%) SOAP
14 41 (1.63%) WPF
15 36 (1.43%) Entity Framework
16 34 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
17 32 (1.27%) React
18 29 (1.15%) HTML5
18 29 (1.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 133 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
1 133 (5.28%) Data Centre
2 94 (3.73%) Clustering
3 85 (3.37%) PKI
3 85 (3.37%) Replication
4 81 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 72 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 37 (1.47%) User Experience
9 36 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
11 32 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 28 (1.11%) Private Cloud
13 23 (0.91%) Fintech
14 22 (0.87%) CESG
14 22 (0.87%) EMC VNX
15 20 (0.79%) Online Banking
16 19 (0.75%) Blackberry
17 15 (0.60%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1,597 (63.37%) Windows
2 780 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 496 (19.68%) Linux
4 463 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 427 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 241 (9.56%) Windows 10
7 221 (8.77%) Windows 7
8 165 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 165 (6.55%) Unix
9 141 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 65 (2.58%) CentOS
11 49 (1.94%) VMS
12 37 (1.47%) Windows Vista
13 30 (1.19%) Windows 8
14 29 (1.15%) Solaris
15 25 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
16 22 (0.87%) AIX
17 19 (0.75%) HPUX
18 17 (0.67%) MVS
19 15 (0.60%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (25.00%) DevOps
2 449 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
3 378 (15.00%) Migration
4 308 (12.22%) ITIL
5 307 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
6 256 (10.16%) Configuration Management
7 153 (6.07%) Scrum
8 151 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
9 132 (5.24%) Test Automation
10 123 (4.88%) Open Source
11 119 (4.72%) Task Automation
12 105 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 93 (3.69%) Change Management
14 92 (3.65%) Mentoring
15 84 (3.33%) Workflow
16 78 (3.10%) Application Packaging
16 78 (3.10%) Release Management
17 76 (3.02%) Service Delivery
18 74 (2.94%) TDD
19 73 (2.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 534 (21.19%) SQL
2 348 (13.81%) C#
3 288 (11.43%) Python
4 263 (10.44%) VBScript
5 218 (8.65%) JavaScript
6 211 (8.37%) Bash Shell
7 146 (5.79%) Ruby
8 111 (4.40%) Java
9 108 (4.29%) Perl
10 105 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 87 (3.45%) VB
12 82 (3.25%) Shell Script
13 41 (1.63%) C
14 34 (1.35%) VBA
15 24 (0.95%) C++
16 18 (0.71%) PHP
17 17 (0.67%) JCL
18 16 (0.63%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.52%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 328 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 213 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 185 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 131 (5.20%) MCSE
5 129 (5.12%) Degree
6 67 (2.66%) DV Cleared
7 51 (2.02%) MCSA
8 47 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 36 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (1.07%) MCITP
12 25 (0.99%) CCNA
12 25 (0.99%) CISSP
13 24 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (0.63%) MCTS
16 15 (0.60%) MCP
17 14 (0.56%) CISM
18 13 (0.52%) CCNP
19 10 (0.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.73%) QA
2 39 (1.55%) SLA
3 16 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.44%) GDPR
6 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.20%) MiFID
8 3 (0.12%) PMO
9 2 (0.079%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.079%) GCP
10 1 (0.040%) COBIT
10 1 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.040%) EMIR
10 1 (0.040%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 881 (34.96%) Active Directory
2 398 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (8.97%) Hyper-V
4 212 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
5 169 (6.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 139 (5.52%) vSphere
7 136 (5.40%) XenApp
8 119 (4.72%) Docker
9 118 (4.68%) XenDesktop
10 52 (2.06%) BitLocker
11 49 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
12 48 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
13 47 (1.87%) XenServer
14 44 (1.75%) vCloud
15 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 17 (0.67%) VMware NSX
18 15 (0.60%) Job Entry Subsystem
18 15 (0.60%) RACF
19 13 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 402 (15.95%) SCCM
2 307 (12.18%) Ansible
3 292 (11.59%) Puppet
4 268 (10.63%) Opscode Chef
5 178 (7.06%) SCOM
6 97 (3.85%) Terraform
7 57 (2.26%) WMI
8 54 (2.14%) Nagios
9 52 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
10 51 (2.02%) WSUS
11 46 (1.83%) vCenter Server
12 45 (1.79%) PowerCLI
13 44 (1.75%) NetBackup
14 35 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
15 33 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
16 32 (1.27%) Kubernetes
17 31 (1.23%) Packer
18 27 (1.07%) Salt
19 26 (1.03%) SCOrch
19 26 (1.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,035 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 696 (27.62%) VMware
3 281 (11.15%) Citrix
4 169 (6.71%) HP
5 165 (6.55%) Oracle
6 129 (5.12%) Cisco
7 109 (4.33%) Red Hat
8 107 (4.25%) Symantec
9 89 (3.53%) McAfee
10 82 (3.25%) Splunk
11 72 (2.86%) Ivanti
12 69 (2.74%) SolarWinds
13 64 (2.54%) NetApp
14 59 (2.34%) Atlassian
14 59 (2.34%) Dell
14 59 (2.34%) ServiceNow
15 57 (2.26%) IBM
16 45 (1.79%) EMC
17 36 (1.43%) AppDynamics
18 35 (1.39%) Lumension