Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 131 149
Rank change year-on-year +48 +18 -20
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 98 80 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.23% 1.33% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.08% 4.11% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 21
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £303 £280 £263
90th Percentile £513 £500 £475
England median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £19.35 - £21.05
90th Percentile £42.25 - £27.10
England median hourly rate £43.00 £28.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +48.92% +15.50% -9.09%

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1384 1948 1591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.43% 32.37% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 1204 948
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £525 £510 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 77
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.00 £24.75 £26.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.37% -7.80% -12.70%
10th Percentile £20.50 £12.59 £14.80
90th Percentile £72.50 £39.50 £39.25
England median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +2.94%

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 25 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 July 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 +32 36 £400 +6.67% 11
Warwickshire +22 18 £425 - 1
Coventry +6 18 £425 +18.88% 3
Staffordshire +4 7 £338 +22.73% 6
Shropshire +35 4 £425 +95.40% 1
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 51 (52.04%) Active Directory
2 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
3 43 (43.88%) Windows
4 40 (40.82%) SQL Server
5 34 (34.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (26.53%) SQL
7 23 (23.47%) C#
8 20 (20.41%) Windows Server
9 19 (19.39%) Migration
10 18 (18.37%) Office 365
11 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (16.33%) DevOps
12 15 (15.31%) Python
12 15 (15.31%) SharePoint
13 14 (14.29%) .NET
14 13 (13.27%) VB
14 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (13.27%) SCCM
14 13 (13.27%) Degree
14 13 (13.27%) Task Automation
15 12 (12.24%) Linux
16 11 (11.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (11.22%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (10.20%) Application Packaging
17 10 (10.20%) VMware
17 10 (10.20%) ITIL
17 10 (10.20%) IBM

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 15 (15.31%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (6.12%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.08%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.06%) Confluence
7 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.06%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.02%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.02%) IIS
9 1 (1.02%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (34.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (18.37%) Office 365
3 11 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (9.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (9.18%) IaaS
5 7 (7.14%) PaaS
6 2 (2.04%) SaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) LDAP
2 4 (4.08%) DNS
3 3 (3.06%) DHCP
3 3 (3.06%) Firewall
3 3 (3.06%) Skype
4 2 (2.04%) Network Security
4 2 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.02%) LAN
5 1 (1.02%) SAN
5 1 (1.02%) SSL
5 1 (1.02%) VLAN
5 1 (1.02%) WebEx
5 1 (1.02%) Wireless
5 1 (1.02%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.10%) Power BI
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.04%) MySQL
9 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.02%) EDRMS
9 1 (1.02%) OLAP
9 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MSI
2 5 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.10%) TeamCity
3 4 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.08%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.06%) NuGet
5 1 (1.02%) Selenium
5 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) French Language
5 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) Developer
2 12 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) DBA
3 11 (11.22%) SQL DBA
4 9 (9.18%) Administrator
5 8 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Architect
6 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Consultant
7 6 (6.12%) PowerShell Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Applications Packager
8 5 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) SharePoint Architect
10 3 (3.06%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (8.16%) CSS
2 8 (8.16%) HTML
3 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (3.06%) jQuery
5 3 (3.06%) JSON
5 3 (3.06%) REST
5 3 (3.06%) Web Services
5 3 (3.06%) XML
6 2 (2.04%) Ajax
6 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.04%) HTML5
7 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.02%) Lucene
7 1 (1.02%) OAuth
7 1 (1.02%) SAML
7 1 (1.02%) WCF
7 1 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
1 9 (9.18%) FMCG
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.88%) Windows
2 20 (20.41%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (12.24%) Linux
5 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.06%) Unix
10 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.39%) Migration
2 16 (16.33%) DevOps
3 13 (13.27%) Task Automation
4 11 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.20%) Application Packaging
5 10 (10.20%) ITIL
6 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.12%) Workflow
8 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.10%) CRM
8 5 (5.10%) Dashboard Development
8 5 (5.10%) ETL
8 5 (5.10%) Information Architecture
8 5 (5.10%) MVC
9 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.08%) High Availability
9 4 (4.08%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.53%) SQL
2 23 (23.47%) C#
3 15 (15.31%) Python
4 13 (13.27%) VB
5 9 (9.18%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.16%) Java
6 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.16%) VBScript
7 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.04%) Perl
7 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) Degree
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.10%) MCSE
3 4 (4.08%) MCSA
3 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.04%) MCP
5 2 (2.04%) MCTS
5 2 (2.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.02%) CCA
6 1 (1.02%) CCNA
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.02%) CWAP
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.02%) MCITP
6 1 (1.02%) MOS
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) COBIT
3 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 51 (52.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.14%) Docker
4 5 (5.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (5.10%) XenApp
5 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.02%) Firmware
7 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) SCCM
2 9 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.16%) Ansible
4 6 (6.12%) Puppet
5 4 (4.08%) SCOM
5 4 (4.08%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.02%) FTK
7 1 (1.02%) Kibana
7 1 (1.02%) logstash
7 1 (1.02%) vMotion
7 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) IBM
2 10 (10.20%) VMware
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle
4 5 (5.10%) Citrix
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco
5 4 (4.08%) Google
6 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.06%) NetApp
7 1 (1.02%) AppSense
7 1 (1.02%) Equitrac
7 1 (1.02%) HP
7 1 (1.02%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.02%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.02%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.02%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.02%) Symantec
7 1 (1.02%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago