Period
to 16 January 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 16 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 105 142
Rank change year-on-year +37 +37 -35
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 125 90 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.65% 1.64% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.26% 5.23% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 15
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -15.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £206 £291 £325
90th Percentile £508 £500 £490
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £21.47 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.33% -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +35.38% +44.44% -42.31%

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 1,513 1,720 1,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.09% 31.42% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1,032 949
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £249
90th Percentile £525 £525 £495
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.22% -25.00% +4.91%
10th Percentile £18.20 £11.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.30 £42.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 16 January 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 16 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
Birmingham +7 32 £425 +13.33% 11
Warwickshire +27 29 £390 - 3
Shropshire +16 23 £180 -47.06%
Coventry +19 20 £425 -5.56% 12
Solihull -3 7 £360 - 3
Worcestershire +3 4 £188 -42.31% 2
Staffordshire +7 2 £445 +34.34% 2
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 78 (62.40%) Windows
2 65 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
4 44 (35.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (32.00%) VMware
6 33 (26.40%) SCCM
7 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (24.00%) Windows Server
8 29 (23.20%) SQL
9 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
9 28 (22.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
11 24 (19.20%) VBScript
11 24 (19.20%) MSI
11 24 (19.20%) Migration
12 23 (18.40%) SharePoint
12 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
13 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (17.60%) Windows 10
13 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (16.80%) Office 365
14 21 (16.80%) QA
14 21 (16.80%) Release Management
15 20 (16.00%) WMI
15 20 (16.00%) WSH
16 19 (15.20%) DNS
16 19 (15.20%) ITIL
17 18 (14.40%) Application Packaging
17 18 (14.40%) Application Discovery
18 17 (13.60%) DevOps

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 23 (18.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (6.40%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (4.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.20%) IIS
7 4 (3.20%) NServiceBus
8 3 (2.40%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.80%) Apache
10 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.80%) Confluence
10 1 (0.80%) Documentum
10 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.80%) JBoss
10 1 (0.80%) Mongrel
Applications
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (35.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.80%) Office 365
3 16 (12.80%) IaaS
4 13 (10.40%) PaaS
5 12 (9.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (8.80%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (2.40%) SaaS
9 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.80%) G Suite
10 1 (0.80%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.80%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.80%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.80%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.20%) DNS
2 15 (12.00%) DHCP
3 14 (11.20%) Firewall
4 10 (8.00%) LAN
4 10 (8.00%) WAN
5 8 (6.40%) SAN
5 8 (6.40%) VLAN
5 8 (6.40%) VPN
6 7 (5.60%) Network Security
7 6 (4.80%) MPLS
7 6 (4.80%) SNMP
8 5 (4.00%) NetScaler
8 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.20%) VoIP
10 3 (2.40%) SSL
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.60%) TACACS
11 2 (1.60%) Telnet
11 2 (1.60%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (19.20%) MSI
2 7 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.20%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.60%) JIRA
7 2 (1.60%) Maven
8 1 (0.80%) Ant
8 1 (0.80%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.80%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.80%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.80%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.80%) Subversion
8 1 (0.80%) WinAutomation
General
1 7 (5.60%) Finance
2 2 (1.60%) Back Office
2 2 (1.60%) Banking
2 2 (1.60%) Publishing
2 2 (1.60%) Retail
3 1 (0.80%) Advertising
3 1 (0.80%) Games
3 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (21.60%) Consultant
2 15 (12.00%) Azure Consultant
3 14 (11.20%) Applications Packager
3 14 (11.20%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Developer
5 10 (8.00%) Application Integration Engineer
5 10 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Azure DevOps
6 9 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) SharePoint Consultant
6 9 (7.20%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Active Directory Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Administrator
9 6 (4.80%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.80%) Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Office 365 Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) WSH
2 13 (10.40%) .NET
3 9 (7.20%) JSON
4 7 (5.60%) CSS
4 7 (5.60%) HTML
4 7 (5.60%) XML
5 6 (4.80%) jQuery
6 5 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.00%) WCF
6 5 (4.00%) Web Services
7 4 (3.20%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (3.20%) SOAP
7 4 (3.20%) StructureMap
8 3 (2.40%) XSLT
9 2 (1.60%) Ajax
9 2 (1.60%) Middleware
9 2 (1.60%) REST
9 2 (1.60%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Replication
2 7 (5.60%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.60%) PKI
3 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.20%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.40%) Clustering
6 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) FMCG
7 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 78 (62.40%) Windows
2 30 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
4 22 (17.60%) Windows 10
4 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.20%) Linux
6 8 (6.40%) Unix
7 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.60%) CentOS
9 2 (1.60%) Debian
9 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.80%) Fedora
10 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.20%) Migration
2 21 (16.80%) Release Management
3 19 (15.20%) ITIL
4 18 (14.40%) Application Discovery
4 18 (14.40%) Application Packaging
5 17 (13.60%) DevOps
6 12 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.40%) Network Design
9 7 (5.60%) Change Management
9 7 (5.60%) Identity Management
9 7 (5.60%) Security Hardening
10 6 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (4.80%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (4.80%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.80%) Information Governance
10 6 (4.80%) Information Security
10 6 (4.80%) SDLC
10 6 (4.80%) Security Architecture
10 6 (4.80%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.20%) SQL
2 24 (19.20%) VBScript
3 16 (12.80%) C#
4 10 (8.00%) Python
5 9 (7.20%) Java
5 9 (7.20%) Perl
6 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.00%) VB
7 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.80%) C++
9 1 (0.80%) Go
9 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.60%) MCSE
3 9 (7.20%) CCNA
3 9 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.40%) MCSA
5 7 (5.60%) CCNP
6 6 (4.80%) Degree
7 5 (4.00%) CISSP
7 5 (4.00%) SANS
7 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.60%) MCITP
10 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.80%) QA
2 6 (4.80%) GDPR
3 5 (4.00%) SLA
4 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.80%) GCP
System Software
1 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (22.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (8.80%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.20%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.80%) XenApp
7 5 (4.00%) XenServer
8 3 (2.40%) Docker
8 3 (2.40%) KVM
8 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.40%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (26.40%) SCCM
2 20 (16.00%) WMI
3 6 (4.80%) WSUS
4 5 (4.00%) Ansible
4 5 (4.00%) Puppet
4 5 (4.00%) SCOM
5 4 (3.20%) AppDNA
5 4 (3.20%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.40%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) Packer
7 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 65 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (32.00%) VMware
3 14 (11.20%) Citrix
4 13 (10.40%) Oracle
5 7 (5.60%) Cisco
6 6 (4.80%) HP
7 5 (4.00%) NetApp
7 5 (4.00%) Veeam
8 4 (3.20%) IBM
9 3 (2.40%) Google
9 3 (2.40%) SAP
9 3 (2.40%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.60%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.60%) EMC
10 2 (1.60%) McAfee
10 2 (1.60%) Perforce
10 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.80%) Aruba
11 1 (0.80%) Splunk