Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 95 122
Rank change year-on-year +33 +27 +17
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 162 75 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.28% 1.74% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.01% 5.66% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 44 40
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £381 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% -1.61% +14.81%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £262
90th Percentile £506 £488 £500
England median daily rate £425 £401 £413
% change year-on-year +6.12% -2.91% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £31.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.00% -11.11%
England median hourly rate £42.27 £42.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +46.55% +18.37%

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 1,618 1,326 1,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.80% 30.79% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,020 852 1,118
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £511
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +42.22% -21.58%
10th Percentile £18.18 £21.63 £13.21
90th Percentile £48.75 £75.63 £38.75
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%

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 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the West Midlands

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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 25 May 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 +17 56 £400 -3.03% 6
Warwickshire +20 29 £400 -0.62% 4
Birmingham -9 27 £350 +7.69% 11
Shropshire -4 17 £250 -41.18% 2
Solihull 0 8 £400 - 1
Staffordshire -2 7 £375 +11.11%
Worcestershire -6 3 £260 - 1
Walsall - 2 £363 - 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £150 - 1
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 83 (51.23%) Windows
2 73 (45.06%) Microsoft
3 71 (43.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (38.27%) SQL Server
5 57 (35.19%) SQL
6 51 (31.48%) Active Directory
7 50 (30.86%) C#
8 42 (25.93%) .NET
9 40 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (24.07%) ITIL
11 37 (22.84%) Windows Server
12 34 (20.99%) DevOps
13 33 (20.37%) Oracle
14 32 (19.75%) VMware
15 30 (18.52%) Firewall
15 30 (18.52%) Visual Studio
16 29 (17.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (16.67%) DNS
18 26 (16.05%) Office 365
19 25 (15.43%) JSON
20 22 (13.58%) Visual Studio Team System
21 21 (12.96%) Hyper-V
21 21 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
21 21 (12.96%) WAN
21 21 (12.96%) Linux
21 21 (12.96%) Unix
21 21 (12.96%) Python
21 21 (12.96%) Citrix
22 20 (12.35%) SAN
22 20 (12.35%) LAN

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 17 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.02%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.94%) NServiceBus
4 8 (4.94%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.32%) Apache
6 5 (3.09%) IIS
6 5 (3.09%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.47%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.85%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.23%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.23%) JBoss
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.62%) Confluence
10 1 (0.62%) nginx
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 71 (43.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (16.05%) Office 365
3 19 (11.73%) IaaS
4 15 (9.26%) PaaS
5 12 (7.41%) SaaS
6 8 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (2.47%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.85%) G Suite
9 3 (1.85%) Serverless
10 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.62%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.62%) Slack
11 1 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.52%) Firewall
2 27 (16.67%) DNS
3 21 (12.96%) WAN
4 20 (12.35%) LAN
4 20 (12.35%) SAN
5 18 (11.11%) DHCP
6 17 (10.49%) VLAN
7 16 (9.88%) SNMP
8 15 (9.26%) MPLS
8 15 (9.26%) Network Security
9 9 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (4.94%) VPN
11 7 (4.32%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.70%) Internet
13 5 (3.09%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.47%) Skype
14 4 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (1.85%) 802.11
15 3 (1.85%) DDNS
15 3 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (38.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.79%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.56%) MySQL
4 6 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.70%) Riak
4 6 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.85%) DB2
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.23%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 29 (17.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (13.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (6.17%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.09%) Chocolatey
6 5 (3.09%) JIRA
7 4 (2.47%) MSI
8 3 (1.85%) Maven
8 3 (1.85%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.85%) Subversion
8 3 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.23%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.23%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.62%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.62%) MSTest
10 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (7.41%) Finance
2 3 (1.85%) Retail
3 2 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (13.58%) Azure Engineer
3 21 (12.96%) Developer
4 19 (11.73%) Architect
5 15 (9.26%) Security Architect
6 12 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (6.79%) Consultant
8 10 (6.17%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (6.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (4.32%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (4.32%) Lead .NET Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Lead C# Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Lead Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Security Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.93%) .NET
2 25 (15.43%) JSON
3 19 (11.73%) SOAP
4 15 (9.26%) XML
5 12 (7.41%) HTML
5 12 (7.41%) WCF
6 10 (6.17%) ASP.NET
6 10 (6.17%) CSS
7 9 (5.56%) jQuery
7 9 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (5.56%) REST
7 9 (5.56%) StructureMap
8 5 (3.09%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.47%) XSLT
10 3 (1.85%) 802.1X
10 3 (1.85%) RESTful
10 3 (1.85%) Web Services
11 2 (1.23%) CGI
11 2 (1.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.26%) Clustering
3 12 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.32%) Replication
6 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.47%) PKI
9 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.23%) User Experience
10 2 (1.23%) Wiki
11 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (51.23%) Windows
2 37 (22.84%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.96%) Linux
3 21 (12.96%) Unix
4 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.09%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.85%) Debian
8 3 (1.85%) SUSE
8 3 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.85%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.23%) CentOS
9 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.07%) ITIL
3 34 (20.99%) DevOps
4 21 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (11.11%) Network Design
6 17 (10.49%) Information Security
6 17 (10.49%) SIEM
7 16 (9.88%) Data Loss Prevention
7 16 (9.88%) Identity Management
8 15 (9.26%) Data Protection
8 15 (9.26%) Information Governance
8 15 (9.26%) SDLC
8 15 (9.26%) Security Architecture
9 14 (8.64%) Service Management
10 13 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.02%) Migration
10 13 (8.02%) Security Hardening
11 12 (7.41%) Change Management
11 12 (7.41%) MVC
12 11 (6.79%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (35.19%) SQL
2 50 (30.86%) C#
3 21 (12.96%) Python
4 20 (12.35%) Perl
5 14 (8.64%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.09%) Java
8 4 (2.47%) VB
9 3 (1.85%) C++
9 3 (1.85%) PHP
9 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.85%) VBScript
10 2 (1.23%) C
10 2 (1.23%) XPath
11 1 (0.62%) Ruby
11 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (11.73%) CCNA
1 19 (11.73%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (9.88%) CISSP
3 15 (9.26%) CCNP
4 14 (8.64%) SANS
5 13 (8.02%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.79%) Degree
7 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (4.32%) MCSE
10 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.23%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.23%) MCITP
12 1 (0.62%) CEH
12 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) GDPR
2 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.47%) QA
3 3 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (31.48%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.96%) Hyper-V
3 20 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.17%) Docker
4 10 (6.17%) XenApp
5 9 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (4.32%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.47%) XenServer
8 3 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.23%) KVM
9 2 (1.23%) NFS
9 2 (1.23%) Samba
9 2 (1.23%) Squid
9 2 (1.23%) Varnish
9 2 (1.23%) Xen
10 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (12.35%) SCCM
2 13 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.41%) Ansible
3 12 (7.41%) WSUS
4 10 (6.17%) Puppet
5 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (4.94%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (3.09%) AirWatch
8 4 (2.47%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.47%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.47%) SCOM
9 3 (1.85%) AppDNA
9 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.85%) Nagios
9 3 (1.85%) Terraform
10 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.23%) Packer
10 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.23%) WMI
11 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 73 (45.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.37%) Oracle
3 32 (19.75%) VMware
4 21 (12.96%) Citrix
5 9 (5.56%) SAP
6 8 (4.94%) NetApp
7 6 (3.70%) Cisco
7 6 (3.70%) Google
7 6 (3.70%) HP
7 6 (3.70%) McAfee
8 5 (3.09%) Capita
8 5 (3.09%) SaltStack
8 5 (3.09%) webMethods
9 4 (2.47%) IBM
9 4 (2.47%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.47%) Veritas
10 3 (1.85%) Dell
10 3 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.23%) Avaya
11 2 (1.23%) EMC