Period
to 21 January 2019

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 6 months to 21 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 67 109
Rank change year-on-year -8 +42 +38
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 137 120 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.81% 2.59% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.93% 8.02% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 66 57
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £390 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +14.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £286 £194 £296
90th Percentile £538 £516 £515
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 - £21.47
10th Percentile £15.25 - £21.46
90th Percentile £21.75 - £21.47
England median hourly rate £41.27 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.30% +38.46% +44.44%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,727 1,496 1,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.45% 32.28% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 943 1,024
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £244 £251
90th Percentile £552 £530 £523
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 59 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +31.25% -22.58%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.90 £11.50
90th Percentile £59.05 £50.15 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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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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 6 months to 21 January 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
Birmingham +12 32 £425 -5.56% 11
Coventry -4 26 £475 +11.76% 10
Warwickshire +5 23 £500 +28.21% 4
Shropshire -54 21 £400 +122.22% 2
Staffordshire 0 10 £330 -37.14% 6
Solihull +5 3 - - 3
Walsall - 3 £173 -
Worcestershire -9 1 £375 +100.00% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £465 -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 79 (57.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (43.80%) Windows
3 46 (33.58%) DevOps
4 41 (29.93%) Microsoft
5 39 (28.47%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (23.36%) Active Directory
7 29 (21.17%) Python
8 28 (20.44%) Linux
8 28 (20.44%) Ansible
9 27 (19.71%) Puppet
10 26 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (18.25%) SCCM
11 25 (18.25%) Salt
12 22 (16.06%) Splunk
12 22 (16.06%) Google
13 21 (15.33%) Bash Shell
14 19 (13.87%) C#
14 19 (13.87%) IaaS
15 18 (13.14%) PaaS
15 18 (13.14%) Windows 10
15 18 (13.14%) Windows Server
15 18 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (13.14%) .NET
16 17 (12.41%) SQL Server
16 17 (12.41%) Ruby
16 17 (12.41%) VMware
16 17 (12.41%) Data Centre
17 16 (11.68%) Security Architecture
17 16 (11.68%) Java
18 15 (10.95%) SQL

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 12 (8.76%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (4.38%) IIS
2 6 (4.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.65%) JBoss
3 5 (3.65%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.65%) WildFly
4 4 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.46%) CMS
6 2 (1.46%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.73%) Apache
7 1 (0.73%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.73%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 79 (57.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (28.47%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (13.87%) IaaS
4 18 (13.14%) PaaS
5 9 (6.57%) Office 365
6 5 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.65%) SaaS
7 3 (2.19%) NuGet
8 2 (1.46%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.46%) Serverless
9 1 (0.73%) Apigee
9 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.95%) SNMP
2 13 (9.49%) DNS
2 13 (9.49%) Firewall
2 13 (9.49%) VPN
3 10 (7.30%) 802.11
3 10 (7.30%) HTTP
3 10 (7.30%) SAN
4 9 (6.57%) DHCP
5 8 (5.84%) VoIP
5 8 (5.84%) Wireless
6 7 (5.11%) VLAN
6 7 (5.11%) WAN
7 6 (4.38%) LAN
8 5 (3.65%) MPLS
8 5 (3.65%) Network Security
9 4 (2.92%) Skype
10 3 (2.19%) Internet
10 3 (2.19%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.19%) SSL
10 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.19%) MySQL
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.19%) Riak
4 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.76%) Burp Suite
2 12 (8.76%) Metasploit
2 12 (8.76%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.84%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (5.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.38%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.65%) Subversion
7 4 (2.92%) AdminStudio
7 4 (2.92%) Ant
7 4 (2.92%) CruiseControl
7 4 (2.92%) Gradle
7 4 (2.92%) Maven
7 4 (2.92%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.92%) MSI
8 3 (2.19%) Apache Archiva
8 3 (2.19%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.19%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (2.19%) Finance
1 3 (2.19%) Publishing
2 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (26.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (10.95%) Architect
3 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.49%) Consultant
5 11 (8.03%) Azure DevOps
5 11 (8.03%) Penetration Tester
5 11 (8.03%) Tester
6 10 (7.30%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) Azure Architect
7 8 (5.84%) Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Administrator
9 6 (4.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (3.65%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.65%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.65%) Technical Support
11 4 (2.92%) DevOps Specialist
11 4 (2.92%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.14%) .NET
2 15 (10.95%) JSON
3 10 (7.30%) 802.1X
4 6 (4.38%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.92%) Web Services
6 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.19%) LDAP
6 3 (2.19%) XML
7 2 (1.46%) HTML
7 2 (1.46%) OAuth
7 2 (1.46%) OpenID
7 2 (1.46%) RESTful
7 2 (1.46%) Swagger
8 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.73%) HTML5
8 1 (0.73%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.73%) Node.js
8 1 (0.73%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.03%) SCADA
3 10 (7.30%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (6.57%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.84%) Wiki
6 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.38%) Blackberry
7 6 (4.38%) Fat Client
7 6 (4.38%) Thin Client
8 5 (3.65%) Clustering
8 5 (3.65%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.65%) Replication
9 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.92%) PKI
10 2 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.73%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (43.80%) Windows
2 28 (20.44%) Linux
3 18 (13.14%) Windows 10
3 18 (13.14%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.76%) Kali Linux
5 7 (5.11%) Unix
6 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.46%) AIX
9 2 (1.46%) CentOS
9 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.46%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.58%) DevOps
2 26 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (11.68%) Security Architecture
5 14 (10.22%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (9.49%) Migration
6 13 (9.49%) Patch Management
7 12 (8.76%) Cloud Enablement
7 12 (8.76%) Computer Science
7 12 (8.76%) ITIL
7 12 (8.76%) Mathematics
7 12 (8.76%) Open Source
7 12 (8.76%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (8.76%) Waterfall
8 11 (8.03%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 11 (8.03%) OSINT
8 11 (8.03%) Software Delivery
8 11 (8.03%) Threat Intelligence
9 10 (7.30%) Remediation Plan
9 10 (7.30%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.17%) Python
2 21 (15.33%) Bash Shell
3 19 (13.87%) C#
4 17 (12.41%) Ruby
5 16 (11.68%) Java
6 15 (10.95%) SQL
7 12 (8.76%) Lua
8 11 (8.03%) VBScript
9 10 (7.30%) C
10 9 (6.57%) Perl
11 6 (4.38%) VB
12 3 (2.19%) Groovy
12 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (8.03%) Degree
1 11 (8.03%) OSCE
2 7 (5.11%) SANS
3 5 (3.65%) CCNA
3 5 (3.65%) CCNP
3 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.65%) CISSP
4 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.46%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.46%) GPEN
6 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.46%) OSCP
6 2 (1.46%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.46%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.73%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.73%) MCSA
7 1 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) GDPR
2 4 (2.92%) PMO
2 4 (2.92%) QA
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (23.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.22%) Hyper-V
3 13 (9.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (6.57%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.84%) XenApp
7 4 (2.92%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.19%) Firmware
9 2 (1.46%) Docker
9 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (20.44%) Ansible
2 27 (19.71%) Puppet
3 25 (18.25%) Salt
3 25 (18.25%) SCCM
4 13 (9.49%) Nessus
5 12 (8.76%) Kubernetes
5 12 (8.76%) Nmap
6 10 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (5.84%) WSUS
8 7 (5.11%) Terraform
9 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.46%) Icinga
11 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.46%) Nagios
11 2 (1.46%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.06%) Google
2 22 (16.06%) Splunk
3 17 (12.41%) VMware
4 15 (10.95%) Citrix
5 9 (6.57%) HP
6 8 (5.84%) Oracle
7 6 (4.38%) Wyse
8 4 (2.92%) Dell
8 4 (2.92%) Ivanti
8 4 (2.92%) McAfee
9 3 (2.19%) IBM
10 2 (1.46%) Avaya
10 2 (1.46%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.46%) NetApp
10 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.46%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.46%) Symantec