Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 65 146
Rank change year-on-year +4 +81 -4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 158 117 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.12% 2.70% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.44% 8.78% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 81 42
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £276
90th Percentile £515 £513 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - -
England median hourly rate £41.90 £42.75 £28.88
% change year-on-year -1.99% +48.05% +11.06%

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

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,673 1,332 1,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.04% 30.78% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 877 1,187
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £248
90th Percentile £538 £525 £511
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +31.31% -4.81%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.63 £75.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% +7.33% +4.17%

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

PowerShell
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 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the West Midlands

PowerShell
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

PowerShell
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 20 August 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
Coventry +9 55 £450 +5.88% 5
Birmingham -19 29 £350 -15.15% 12
Warwickshire +3 22 £375 -11.76% 6
Shropshire -16 19 £283 +41.25% 1
Staffordshire +3 12 £375 +11.11% 3
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Solihull -8 2 - -
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Wolverhampton -5 1 £375 -
Worcestershire -11 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £150 -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 91 (57.59%) Windows
2 74 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 74 (46.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (39.87%) SQL Server
4 52 (32.91%) C#
5 49 (31.01%) SQL
5 49 (31.01%) Active Directory
6 47 (29.75%) .NET
7 46 (29.11%) Windows Server
8 40 (25.32%) DevOps
8 40 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (19.62%) VMware
10 30 (18.99%) JSON
11 29 (18.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (17.72%) IaaS
13 27 (17.09%) Oracle
14 26 (16.46%) Office 365
14 26 (16.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (15.19%) Visual Studio
16 24 (15.19%) DNS
17 23 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 23 (14.56%) PaaS
18 22 (13.92%) Hyper-V
19 21 (13.29%) Firewall
20 19 (12.03%) WSUS
20 19 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (12.03%) Linux
20 19 (12.03%) MS Exchange
21 18 (11.39%) ITIL

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 19 (12.03%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.96%) Apache
2 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.70%) WebLogic
5 8 (5.06%) IIS
6 5 (3.16%) JBoss
6 5 (3.16%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.90%) WildFly
9 2 (1.27%) Confluence
9 2 (1.27%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.27%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.27%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) SAP MII
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (46.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (17.72%) IaaS
3 26 (16.46%) Office 365
4 23 (14.56%) PaaS
5 16 (10.13%) SaaS
6 13 (8.23%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (3.80%) Serverless
9 5 (3.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.27%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.27%) G Suite
10 2 (1.27%) Google Drive
10 2 (1.27%) Slack
10 2 (1.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.19%) DNS
2 21 (13.29%) Firewall
3 16 (10.13%) DHCP
4 12 (7.59%) SAN
5 11 (6.96%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (5.70%) VLAN
7 8 (5.06%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.43%) WAN
9 6 (3.80%) Internet
9 6 (3.80%) LAN
9 6 (3.80%) SNMP
10 5 (3.16%) MPLS
10 5 (3.16%) Network Security
11 4 (2.53%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.53%) SSL
12 3 (1.90%) DDNS
12 3 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.90%) NAS
13 2 (1.27%) Intranet
13 2 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (39.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.23%) Oracle Database
3 12 (7.59%) MySQL
4 10 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (6.33%) Riak
5 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.53%) DB2
7 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.27%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (18.35%) Visual Studio Team System
2 26 (16.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (15.19%) Visual Studio
4 13 (8.23%) Git (software)
5 9 (5.70%) Chocolatey
6 6 (3.80%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.80%) JIRA
6 6 (3.80%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.53%) Maven
7 4 (2.53%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.53%) Subversion
8 3 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.90%) MSI
9 2 (1.27%) AdminStudio
9 2 (1.27%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.63%) MSTest
General
1 8 (5.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (20.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (15.82%) Azure Engineer
3 20 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (10.76%) Developer
5 13 (8.23%) Azure DevOps
5 13 (8.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.96%) DBA
6 11 (6.96%) Security Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Applications Support
7 10 (6.33%) Consultant
7 10 (6.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Production DBA
8 9 (5.70%) Architect
9 7 (4.43%) Azure Consultant
9 7 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) Administrator
10 6 (3.80%) PowerShell Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (3.80%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.80%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.75%) .NET
2 30 (18.99%) JSON
3 15 (9.49%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.59%) .NET Framework
4 12 (7.59%) SOAP
5 11 (6.96%) REST
6 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (5.06%) XML
7 6 (3.80%) HTML
7 6 (3.80%) XSLT
8 5 (3.16%) RESTful
9 4 (2.53%) WCF
9 4 (2.53%) Web Services
9 4 (2.53%) WSH
10 3 (1.90%) CSS
10 3 (1.90%) WinForms
10 3 (1.90%) WSDL
11 2 (1.27%) CGI
11 2 (1.27%) LAMP
11 2 (1.27%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Clustering
2 15 (9.49%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.70%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.80%) Replication
6 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.90%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.90%) Fintech
7 3 (1.90%) PKI
7 3 (1.90%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.27%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.27%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) Wiki
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (57.59%) Windows
2 46 (29.11%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (12.03%) Linux
5 13 (8.23%) Windows 10
6 12 (7.59%) Unix
7 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.27%) CentOS
10 2 (1.27%) Debian
10 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.27%) SUSE
10 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) Solaris
11 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (25.32%) DevOps
2 23 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (11.39%) ITIL
4 16 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (9.49%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (7.59%) Migration
6 12 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (6.96%) Scrum
8 9 (5.70%) Change Management
8 9 (5.70%) High Availability
8 9 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (5.70%) Service Management
8 9 (5.70%) SIEM
9 8 (5.06%) Identity Management
9 8 (5.06%) Integration Testing
9 8 (5.06%) Kanban
9 8 (5.06%) MVC
9 8 (5.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.91%) C#
2 49 (31.01%) SQL
3 18 (11.39%) T-SQL
4 13 (8.23%) VBScript
5 12 (7.59%) Python
6 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.06%) Perl
8 6 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.16%) Java
10 3 (1.90%) PHP
10 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.90%) VB
10 3 (1.90%) XPath
11 2 (1.27%) C
11 2 (1.27%) C++
12 1 (0.63%) Ruby
12 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.06%) CISSP
3 8 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.43%) MCSE
5 6 (3.80%) CCNA
5 6 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.80%) SANS
6 5 (3.16%) BC Cleared
6 5 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.16%) CCNP
6 5 (3.16%) MCITP
7 4 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.27%) Degree
10 1 (0.63%) CEH
10 1 (0.63%) CISM
10 1 (0.63%) MCSD
10 1 (0.63%) MCTS
10 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.06%) QA
2 6 (3.80%) GDPR
2 6 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (31.01%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.92%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (5.70%) XenApp
5 6 (3.80%) Docker
5 6 (3.80%) vSphere
6 4 (2.53%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.27%) Firmware
8 2 (1.27%) NFS
8 2 (1.27%) Samba
8 2 (1.27%) Squid
8 2 (1.27%) Varnish
8 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.27%) Xen
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (12.03%) WSUS
2 13 (8.23%) Failover Clustering
2 13 (8.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (6.96%) SCCM
4 10 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.33%) Puppet
5 9 (5.70%) Ansible
6 4 (2.53%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.90%) Nagios
7 3 (1.90%) SCOM
8 2 (1.27%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.27%) Nessus
8 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.27%) WMI
9 1 (0.63%) Icinga
9 1 (0.63%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 74 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.62%) VMware
3 27 (17.09%) Oracle
4 13 (8.23%) Citrix
5 7 (4.43%) webMethods
6 6 (3.80%) Capita
7 5 (3.16%) HP
7 5 (3.16%) NetApp
7 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.16%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.53%) Google
8 4 (2.53%) IBM
8 4 (2.53%) McAfee
8 4 (2.53%) Veritas
9 3 (1.90%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.90%) SAP
9 3 (1.90%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.90%) Wyse
10 2 (1.27%) Dell
10 2 (1.27%) EMC