The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 98 102
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 44 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.35% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.33% 4.13% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 16
Median daily rate £388 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £337
% change year-on-year -3.84% +15.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £31.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.66% +50.00%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 695 944 851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.98% 32.64% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 554 513
Median daily rate £375 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +17.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 45
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -21.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £19.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Birmingham +14 12 £335 -10.66% 4
Warwickshire - 8 £403 - 2
Coventry +8 5 £300 -22.58% 7
Shropshire +31 4 £425 +95.40% 1
Staffordshire -6 4 £325 +18.18% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 44 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 34 (40.48%) SQL
3 34 (40.48%) Active Directory
3 34 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (38.10%) Windows
5 22 (26.19%) .NET
6 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (22.62%) C#
8 16 (19.05%) Migration
9 15 (17.86%) T-SQL
10 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (15.48%) Office 365
11 13 (15.48%) HTML
11 13 (15.48%) CSS
12 12 (14.29%) XML
12 12 (14.29%) Linux
12 12 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (13.10%) Application Packaging
13 11 (13.10%) SCCM
13 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (13.10%) SharePoint
13 11 (13.10%) MVC
14 10 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (11.90%) ITIL
14 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
14 10 (11.90%) WCF
14 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (13.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.52%) NServiceBus
3 6 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.76%) IIS
5 4 (4.76%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.19%) CMS
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) assyst
2 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.48%) Office 365
3 12 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.95%) IaaS
6 3 (3.57%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.38%) GitHub
8 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Firewall
2 5 (5.95%) Broadband
2 5 (5.95%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (3.57%) DHCP
3 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 3 (3.57%) LDAP
3 3 (3.57%) OSPF
3 3 (3.57%) SNMP
4 2 (2.38%) SAN
4 2 (2.38%) Skype
5 1 (1.19%) LAN
5 1 (1.19%) MPLS
5 1 (1.19%) Network Security
5 1 (1.19%) SSL
5 1 (1.19%) VLAN
5 1 (1.19%) VPN
5 1 (1.19%) WAN
5 1 (1.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.76%) Power BI
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.57%) MySQL
5 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.19%) OLAP
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) MSI
2 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.76%) MSBuild
4 4 (4.76%) Subversion
5 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.57%) MSTest
5 3 (3.57%) NCover
5 3 (3.57%) NDepend
5 3 (3.57%) NuGet
5 3 (3.57%) NUnit
5 3 (3.57%) ReSharper
5 3 (3.57%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.57%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.38%) JIRA
6 2 (2.38%) Selenium
7 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.19%) Hudson
General
1 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.57%) Advertising
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Publishing
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Developer
2 13 (15.48%) DBA
2 13 (15.48%) SQL DBA
3 10 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Administrator
5 7 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (5.95%) Applications Packager
7 5 (5.95%) Senior DBA
7 5 (5.95%) Senior SQL DBA
7 5 (5.95%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 5 (5.95%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (4.76%) Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Azure Developer
8 4 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 13 (15.48%) CSS
2 13 (15.48%) HTML
3 12 (14.29%) XML
4 10 (11.90%) WCF
5 9 (10.71%) jQuery
5 9 (10.71%) SOAP
6 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 6 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 6 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (5.95%) StructureMap
7 5 (5.95%) Web Services
8 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.57%) HTML5
9 3 (3.57%) NHibernate
10 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (2.38%) React
10 2 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Clustering
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) CMDB
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.10%) Windows
2 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (14.29%) Linux
5 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.95%) Unix
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.19%) CentOS
10 1 (1.19%) Fedora
10 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.05%) Migration
3 11 (13.10%) Application Packaging
3 11 (13.10%) MVC
4 10 (11.90%) DevOps
4 10 (11.90%) ITIL
5 9 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.14%) ETL
8 5 (5.95%) High Availability
8 5 (5.95%) Release Management
8 5 (5.95%) Service Management
8 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.95%) SOLID
8 5 (5.95%) TDD
9 4 (4.76%) Dashboard Development
9 4 (4.76%) Information Architecture
9 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) SQL
2 19 (22.62%) C#
3 15 (17.86%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.71%) Python
5 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.33%) VBScript
6 4 (4.76%) VB
7 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.57%) Java
8 2 (2.38%) C
8 2 (2.38%) Perl
8 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.19%) Korn
9 1 (1.19%) Prolog
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) MCSE
4 5 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.38%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) CCNA
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) MCITP
6 1 (1.19%) MCP
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) MCTS
6 1 (1.19%) MOS
6 1 (1.19%) NCDA
6 1 (1.19%) NCIE
6 1 (1.19%) NCSA
6 1 (1.19%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.95%) XenApp
5 4 (4.76%) Docker
5 4 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.19%) Firmware
7 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) SCCM
2 7 (8.33%) SCOM
3 4 (4.76%) Ansible
3 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.76%) Puppet
3 4 (4.76%) SCOrch
3 4 (4.76%) WSUS
4 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.19%) Terraform
5 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.19%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.14%) Cisco
4 6 (7.14%) Oracle
5 5 (5.95%) Citrix
6 3 (3.57%) Aruba
6 3 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.57%) Google
6 3 (3.57%) NetApp
6 3 (3.57%) Remedy
6 3 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.19%) BMC
7 1 (1.19%) CA
7 1 (1.19%) Equitrac
7 1 (1.19%) HP
7 1 (1.19%) IBM
7 1 (1.19%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
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