Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 81 75
Rank change year-on-year +38 -6 +55
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 163 140 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.21% 2.76% 2.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.64% 7.90% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 90 86
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.62% - -
England median hourly rate £40.82 £41.53 £44.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% -5.61% +54.39%

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 1,290 1,773 1,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.30% 35.00% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1,095 964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.00%
10th Percentile £282 £300 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £488 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +29.03% +27.84%
10th Percentile £14.64 £15.25 £15.60
90th Percentile £56.25 £57.55 £49.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 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 +28 62 £375 +3.45% 24
Coventry +17 40 £475 +5.56% 10
Shropshire +48 15 £500 +29.87%
Warwickshire -20 5 £400 -17.95% 2
Dudley - 4 £210 - 1
Staffordshire +10 3 £375 +0.67% 11
Herefordshire +9 3 £525 - 1
Solihull +5 3 - - 6
West Bromwich - 1 £438 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £528 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 107 (65.64%) Azure
2 71 (43.56%) Microsoft
3 57 (34.97%) DevOps
4 50 (30.67%) JSON
5 49 (30.06%) SQL
6 46 (28.22%) C#
7 45 (27.61%) Windows
8 43 (26.38%) XML
9 41 (25.15%) SQL Server
10 39 (23.93%) Active Directory
11 38 (23.31%) Power Platform
12 35 (21.47%) Migration
13 33 (20.25%) Power BI
14 32 (19.63%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
16 29 (17.79%) .NET
17 26 (15.95%) Docker
18 24 (14.72%) Azure SQL Database
19 23 (14.11%) Bash Shell
19 23 (14.11%) TDD
20 22 (13.50%) VMware
20 22 (13.50%) Java
20 22 (13.50%) GitHub
21 21 (12.88%) Performance Optimisation
21 21 (12.88%) Cisco
21 21 (12.88%) Visual Studio Team System
21 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
22 20 (12.27%) Kanban
22 20 (12.27%) Azure Active Directory
22 20 (12.27%) Relational Database

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 16 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.07%) IIS
6 4 (2.45%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.84%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 107 (65.64%) Azure
2 38 (23.31%) Power Platform
3 22 (13.50%) GitHub
4 20 (12.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (12.27%) Office 365
5 18 (11.04%) IaaS
6 17 (10.43%) PaaS
7 10 (6.13%) AWS
8 8 (4.91%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (4.91%) PowerApps
8 8 (4.91%) SaaS
9 5 (3.07%) OneDrive
10 4 (2.45%) G Suite
10 4 (2.45%) GCP
11 3 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.84%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.36%) Firewall
2 11 (6.75%) SNMP
3 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.91%) VLAN
5 7 (4.29%) BGP
5 7 (4.29%) BIG-IP
5 7 (4.29%) DHCP
5 7 (4.29%) OSPF
6 6 (3.68%) DNS
6 6 (3.68%) Skype
6 6 (3.68%) WAN
7 5 (3.07%) SAN
7 5 (3.07%) Unified Communications
7 5 (3.07%) VPN
8 3 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.84%) LAN
8 3 (1.84%) Network Security
9 2 (1.23%) CTI
9 2 (1.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.15%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.25%) Power BI
3 32 (19.63%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (14.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 20 (12.27%) Relational Database
6 15 (9.20%) SQL Server 2017
7 12 (7.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.91%) Big Data
9 8 (4.91%) Data Lake
9 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.84%) InfluxDB
10 3 (1.84%) MySQL
11 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.61%) OLTP
12 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (12.88%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.23%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.23%) MSI
4 2 (1.23%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.61%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (9.82%) Public Sector
2 10 (6.13%) Finance
3 4 (2.45%) Banking
3 4 (2.45%) Legal
4 3 (1.84%) Military
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (25.15%) Developer
2 32 (19.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (18.40%) Azure Engineer
4 24 (14.72%) Azure DevOps
5 23 (14.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 22 (13.50%) Azure Developer
7 14 (8.59%) Architect
8 11 (6.75%) Consultant
9 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) PowerShell Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.68%) Database Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Lead DevOps
12 6 (3.68%) Senior Developer
13 5 (3.07%) Analyst
13 5 (3.07%) Azure Architect
13 5 (3.07%) Exchange Migration Specialist
13 5 (3.07%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 5 (3.07%) Migration Specialist
13 5 (3.07%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (30.67%) JSON
2 43 (26.38%) XML
3 29 (17.79%) .NET
4 18 (11.04%) Node.js
4 18 (11.04%) OpenID
5 17 (10.43%) REST
5 17 (10.43%) SOAP
6 13 (7.98%) LDAP
7 11 (6.75%) SAML
7 11 (6.75%) Web Services
8 7 (4.29%) YAML
9 6 (3.68%) CSS
9 6 (3.68%) HTML
10 3 (1.84%) .NET Core
10 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.84%) jQuery
10 3 (1.84%) RESTful
11 2 (1.23%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.52%) PKI
3 4 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.84%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.84%) Tandem
4 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.23%) Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) IVR
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) NHS
5 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Derivative
6 1 (0.61%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.61%) Windows
2 15 (9.20%) Linux
3 13 (7.98%) Unix
3 13 (7.98%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.36%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.84%) CentOS
8 2 (1.23%) VMS
8 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.97%) DevOps
2 35 (21.47%) Migration
3 31 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (14.11%) TDD
5 21 (12.88%) Performance Optimisation
5 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
6 20 (12.27%) Kanban
7 18 (11.04%) Data Security
8 17 (10.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 17 (10.43%) ETL
9 16 (9.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (9.20%) ITIL
11 14 (8.59%) Deployment Automation
12 13 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (7.98%) Scrum
13 12 (7.36%) Change Control
13 12 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (7.36%) Technical Leadership
14 10 (6.13%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (30.06%) SQL
2 46 (28.22%) C#
3 23 (14.11%) Bash Shell
4 22 (13.50%) Java
5 18 (11.04%) Python
6 9 (5.52%) VBScript
7 8 (4.91%) Perl
8 7 (4.29%) Prolog
9 6 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.45%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.61%) Ruby
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.75%) CCNP
4 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.13%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.91%) CCIE
6 7 (4.29%) CCNA
7 6 (3.68%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (3.07%) Degree
8 5 (3.07%) MCSA
8 5 (3.07%) MCSE
9 4 (2.45%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.84%) MCSD
11 2 (1.23%) CISSP
11 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.61%) CISM
12 1 (0.61%) HNC
12 1 (0.61%) HND
12 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 39 (23.93%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.95%) Docker
3 14 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.13%) XenApp
5 7 (4.29%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.45%) vSphere
8 2 (1.23%) OpenIDM
8 2 (1.23%) vCloud
8 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (8.59%) Ansible
2 13 (7.98%) SCCM
3 9 (5.52%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (5.52%) Terraform
4 6 (3.68%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.45%) Grafana
6 4 (2.45%) Puppet
7 3 (1.84%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.84%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.23%) SCOM
8 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.61%) CloudForms
9 1 (0.61%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.61%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 71 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.50%) VMware
3 21 (12.88%) Cisco
4 12 (7.36%) Citrix
4 12 (7.36%) Databricks
5 10 (6.13%) BMC
5 10 (6.13%) SolarWinds
6 9 (5.52%) HP
7 8 (4.91%) Tableau
8 7 (4.29%) Aruba
8 7 (4.29%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.29%) F5
8 7 (4.29%) Fortinet
8 7 (4.29%) McAfee
8 7 (4.29%) NetScout
8 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.29%) Riverbed
9 6 (3.68%) Google
10 5 (3.07%) ForgeRock
10 5 (3.07%) NetApp