Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 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
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 116 148
Rank change year-on-year +49 +32 -24
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 139 93 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.86% 1.56% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.04% 4.93% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 58 15
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £208 £281 £263
90th Percentile £523 £495 £440
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 £43.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +53.57% +24.44% -40.00%

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 1538 1888 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.62% 31.73% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1154 902
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £244 £259 £220
90th Percentile £533 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 58 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.25 £24.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -16.35% +29.38%
10th Percentile £15.95 £11.50 £12.29
90th Percentile £49.88 £42.88 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +17.00%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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 +20 46 £425 +11.48% 3
Warwickshire +24 27 £413 -
Coventry +21 26 £425 +25.00% 4
Shropshire +25 23 £180 -47.06% 1
Solihull -11 3 £360 -
Staffordshire +9 2 £445 +34.34% 1
Worcestershire +7 2 £145 -55.38%
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 81 (58.27%) Windows
2 63 (45.32%) Microsoft
3 59 (42.45%) Active Directory
4 56 (40.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (28.06%) VMware
6 32 (23.02%) Windows Server
7 31 (22.30%) SQL Server
8 30 (21.58%) SCCM
9 28 (20.14%) SQL
10 26 (18.71%) Migration
10 26 (18.71%) SharePoint
10 26 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (18.71%) Office 365
11 25 (17.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (16.55%) VBScript
13 23 (16.55%) MSI
13 23 (16.55%) Windows 7
13 23 (16.55%) DevOps
14 22 (15.83%) IaaS
14 22 (15.83%) Windows 10
14 22 (15.83%) Release Management
14 22 (15.83%) C#
15 21 (15.11%) QA
16 20 (14.39%) WMI
16 20 (14.39%) WSH
16 20 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (12.95%) Application Discovery
17 18 (12.95%) Application Packaging
17 18 (12.95%) PaaS

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 26 (18.71%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (7.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (5.04%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.32%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.60%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (3.60%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.88%) Confluence
7 4 (2.88%) IIS
7 4 (2.88%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.16%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.72%) Apache
10 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.72%) Documentum
10 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.72%) JBoss
10 1 (0.72%) Mongrel
Applications
1 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (40.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (18.71%) Office 365
3 22 (15.83%) IaaS
4 18 (12.95%) PaaS
5 13 (9.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (7.91%) OneDrive
7 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (2.88%) SaaS
9 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) DNS
2 12 (8.63%) DHCP
3 9 (6.47%) Firewall
4 7 (5.04%) LAN
4 7 (5.04%) Network Security
4 7 (5.04%) SAN
4 7 (5.04%) WAN
5 5 (3.60%) NetScaler
5 5 (3.60%) VPN
6 4 (2.88%) MPLS
6 4 (2.88%) SNMP
6 4 (2.88%) VLAN
7 3 (2.16%) SSL
7 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.44%) Skype
8 2 (1.44%) TACACS
8 2 (1.44%) Telnet
8 2 (1.44%) VoIP
8 2 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.72%) MySQL
9 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (16.55%) MSI
2 10 (7.19%) WinAutomation
3 7 (5.04%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.04%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.88%) JIRA
5 4 (2.88%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.16%) NuGet
7 2 (1.44%) Maven
7 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.72%) Ant
8 1 (0.72%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 3 (2.16%) Finance
2 2 (1.44%) Banking
2 2 (1.44%) Publishing
3 1 (0.72%) Advertising
3 1 (0.72%) French Language
3 1 (0.72%) Games
3 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (20.14%) Consultant
2 17 (12.23%) Azure Consultant
3 16 (11.51%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (10.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) Applications Packager
6 11 (7.91%) Applications Engineer
7 10 (7.19%) Application Integration Engineer
7 10 (7.19%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (7.19%) Developer
7 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.19%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (6.47%) PowerShell Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) SharePoint Consultant
9 8 (5.76%) Architect
9 8 (5.76%) Support Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Applications Support
11 6 (4.32%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.39%) WSH
2 12 (8.63%) .NET
3 11 (7.91%) JSON
4 5 (3.60%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.60%) Web Services
5 4 (2.88%) CSS
5 4 (2.88%) HTML
6 3 (2.16%) XML
6 3 (2.16%) XSLT
7 2 (1.44%) Ajax
7 2 (1.44%) jQuery
7 2 (1.44%) REST
7 2 (1.44%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.72%) JRuby
8 1 (0.72%) Middleware
8 1 (0.72%) Servlets
8 1 (0.72%) Velocity
8 1 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.19%) FMCG
3 7 (5.04%) Replication
4 5 (3.60%) PKI
5 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.16%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) Clustering
7 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (58.27%) Windows
2 32 (23.02%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.55%) Windows 7
4 22 (15.83%) Windows 10
5 20 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (10.79%) Linux
8 7 (5.04%) Unix
9 4 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.44%) CentOS
11 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.72%) Debian
11 1 (0.72%) Fedora
11 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) Migration
2 23 (16.55%) DevOps
3 22 (15.83%) Release Management
4 18 (12.95%) Application Discovery
4 18 (12.95%) Application Packaging
5 15 (10.79%) ITIL
5 15 (10.79%) Task Automation
6 13 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.76%) CRM
7 8 (5.76%) Security Hardening
8 6 (4.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (4.32%) Identity Management
9 5 (3.60%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.60%) Network Design
9 5 (3.60%) SDLC
9 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.60%) Software Delivery
10 4 (2.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 4 (2.88%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.14%) SQL
2 23 (16.55%) VBScript
3 22 (15.83%) C#
4 17 (12.23%) Python
5 13 (9.35%) VB
6 8 (5.76%) Java
7 7 (5.04%) Perl
8 5 (3.60%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.16%) Ruby
10 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.72%) C++
11 1 (0.72%) Go
11 1 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (10.07%) Degree
2 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.91%) MCSE
4 10 (7.19%) MCSA
5 5 (3.60%) CCNA
5 5 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.88%) CCNP
6 4 (2.88%) CISSP
6 4 (2.88%) SANS
7 3 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.72%) CCA
9 1 (0.72%) MCP
9 1 (0.72%) MCTS
9 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.11%) QA
2 5 (3.60%) SLA
3 4 (2.88%) GDPR
4 3 (2.16%) COBIT
5 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.72%) GCP
System Software
1 59 (42.45%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (17.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (7.19%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.32%) Docker
7 5 (3.60%) XenApp
8 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.16%) XenServer
9 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.72%) KVM
10 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (21.58%) SCCM
2 20 (14.39%) WMI
3 7 (5.04%) Ansible
4 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.32%) SCOM
5 5 (3.60%) Puppet
6 4 (2.88%) WSUS
7 3 (2.16%) AppDNA
7 3 (2.16%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.44%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.44%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.72%) Packer
9 1 (0.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 63 (45.32%) Microsoft
2 39 (28.06%) VMware
3 13 (9.35%) IBM
4 10 (7.19%) Citrix
4 10 (7.19%) Oracle
5 5 (3.60%) Cisco
5 5 (3.60%) HP
5 5 (3.60%) Veeam
6 4 (2.88%) NetApp
7 3 (2.16%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.44%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.44%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.44%) EMC
8 2 (1.44%) McAfee
8 2 (1.44%) Perforce
8 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.44%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.72%) Aruba
9 1 (0.72%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.72%) Splunk