Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 66 133
Rank change year-on-year -17 +67 +16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 132 131 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.59% 2.85% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.49% 9.22% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 89 69
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +25.00% -9.33%
10th Percentile £300 £208 £297
90th Percentile £525 £538 £483
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.60% +43.97% +16.00%

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 1,762 1,421 2,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.64% 30.86% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,086 918 1,267
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.22 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61% +13.46%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.05 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £67.23 £42.85
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 17 October 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

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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 17 October 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 +7 41 £450 +5.88% 10
Birmingham -15 28 £350 -17.65% 14
Warwickshire 0 20 £375 -6.25% 5
Shropshire -48 13 £327 -49.69% 4
Staffordshire -7 9 £370 +5.71% 10
Solihull -3 2 - - 8
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -7 1 - - 3
Dudley - 1 £150 -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 78 (59.09%) Windows
2 60 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
4 46 (34.85%) SQL Server
5 41 (31.06%) Active Directory
6 39 (29.55%) Windows Server
7 37 (28.03%) .NET
7 37 (28.03%) C#
8 33 (25.00%) DevOps
9 30 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (21.21%) SQL
10 28 (21.21%) IaaS
11 25 (18.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (17.42%) PaaS
12 23 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (17.42%) VMware
12 23 (17.42%) JSON
13 22 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 21 (15.91%) DNS
14 21 (15.91%) Firewall
15 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (13.64%) Office 365
16 18 (13.64%) DHCP
16 18 (13.64%) Visual Studio
17 17 (12.88%) ITIL
17 17 (12.88%) Oracle
17 17 (12.88%) WSUS
18 16 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (12.12%) VBScript
18 16 (12.12%) Citrix

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 11 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.58%) Apache
2 10 (7.58%) IIS
3 9 (6.82%) WebLogic
4 8 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.30%) JBoss
6 6 (4.55%) OpenStack
6 6 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 6 (4.55%) WildFly
7 5 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.52%) CMS
10 2 (1.52%) Confluence
10 2 (1.52%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.52%) MS Project Server
10 2 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) SAP MII
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (21.21%) IaaS
3 23 (17.42%) PaaS
4 18 (13.64%) Office 365
5 15 (11.36%) SaaS
6 11 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (4.55%) Serverless
9 2 (1.52%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.52%) G Suite
9 2 (1.52%) Google Drive
9 2 (1.52%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.52%) Slack
9 2 (1.52%) Trello
10 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) DNS
1 21 (15.91%) Firewall
2 18 (13.64%) DHCP
3 9 (6.82%) VLAN
4 8 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.30%) SNMP
5 7 (5.30%) WAN
6 6 (4.55%) LAN
6 6 (4.55%) SAN
7 5 (3.79%) Internet
7 5 (3.79%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.79%) MPLS
7 5 (3.79%) Network Security
8 3 (2.27%) SSL
9 2 (1.52%) DKIM
9 2 (1.52%) HTTP
9 2 (1.52%) Intranet
9 2 (1.52%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (34.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.30%) MySQL
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.55%) Riak
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.27%) DB2
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.76%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (13.64%) Visual Studio
4 11 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.82%) Chocolatey
6 6 (4.55%) JIRA
6 6 (4.55%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.03%) Subversion
9 3 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.27%) Maven
9 3 (2.27%) MSBuild
9 3 (2.27%) MSI
10 2 (1.52%) AdminStudio
10 2 (1.52%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.76%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.76%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.76%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (20.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (15.15%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (10.61%) Developer
5 10 (7.58%) Applications Support
5 10 (7.58%) Azure DevOps
5 10 (7.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Architect
6 8 (6.06%) Consultant
6 8 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
6 8 (6.06%) Technical Support
7 7 (5.30%) DBA
7 7 (5.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Production DBA
9 5 (3.79%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (3.79%) Backend Developer
9 5 (3.79%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.03%) .NET
2 23 (17.42%) JSON
3 11 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.06%) SOAP
5 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (5.30%) REST
5 7 (5.30%) XML
6 6 (4.55%) XSLT
7 5 (3.79%) HTML
7 5 (3.79%) RESTful
8 4 (3.03%) WSH
9 3 (2.27%) WCF
9 3 (2.27%) Web Services
9 3 (2.27%) WSDL
10 2 (1.52%) CAML
10 2 (1.52%) CSS
10 2 (1.52%) jQuery
10 2 (1.52%) LINQ
10 2 (1.52%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Public Cloud
2 10 (7.58%) Clustering
2 10 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.79%) PKI
6 4 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.03%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.03%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.52%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.52%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (1.52%) Fintech
7 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.52%) Replication
7 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.52%) Wiki
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 78 (59.09%) Windows
2 39 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (12.12%) Windows 10
5 15 (11.36%) Linux
6 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.30%) Unix
7 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) CentOS
10 1 (0.76%) Debian
10 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.76%) Solaris
10 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.76%) VMS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.00%) DevOps
2 30 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (18.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (12.88%) ITIL
5 14 (10.61%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.09%) Change Management
8 11 (8.33%) Service Management
9 9 (6.82%) Migration
9 9 (6.82%) Scrum
10 8 (6.06%) Kanban
10 8 (6.06%) Patch Management
10 8 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.30%) Information Security
11 7 (5.30%) MVC
11 7 (5.30%) SDLC
11 7 (5.30%) SIEM
11 7 (5.30%) Software Delivery
11 7 (5.30%) SOLID
11 7 (5.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.03%) C#
2 28 (21.21%) SQL
3 16 (12.12%) VBScript
4 15 (11.36%) T-SQL
5 14 (10.61%) Python
6 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.30%) Perl
7 6 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.79%) Java
8 5 (3.79%) VB
9 4 (3.03%) Ruby
10 3 (2.27%) XPath
11 2 (1.52%) C
11 2 (1.52%) PHP
11 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.76%) C++
12 1 (0.76%) Lua
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.55%) MCSE
3 5 (3.79%) CCNA
3 5 (3.79%) CCNP
3 5 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.79%) CISSP
3 5 (3.79%) MCITP
3 5 (3.79%) SANS
4 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.27%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.52%) Degree
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.76%) MCTS
7 1 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.76%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (3.79%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (31.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.61%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.61%) XenApp
4 11 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (6.06%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.55%) vSphere
7 5 (3.79%) BitLocker
8 4 (3.03%) Docker
8 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.27%) Firmware
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.76%) NFS
10 1 (0.76%) Samba
10 1 (0.76%) Squid
10 1 (0.76%) Varnish
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (12.88%) WSUS
2 13 (9.85%) SCCM
3 9 (6.82%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (5.30%) Ansible
4 7 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.30%) Puppet
5 3 (2.27%) Nessus
6 2 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.52%) Salt
6 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.76%) Nagios
7 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.76%) Nmap
7 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.42%) VMware
3 17 (12.88%) Oracle
4 16 (12.12%) Citrix
5 8 (6.06%) HP
6 7 (5.30%) webMethods
7 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.03%) Wyse
8 3 (2.27%) Dell
8 3 (2.27%) Google
8 3 (2.27%) IBM
8 3 (2.27%) Rackspace
8 3 (2.27%) SAP
9 2 (1.52%) Adobe
9 2 (1.52%) Asigra
9 2 (1.52%) EMC
9 2 (1.52%) NetApp
9 2 (1.52%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.52%) Splunk