Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 44 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 +19
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 81 184 168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.11% 4.13% 3.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.55% 11.49% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 150 113
Median daily rate £525 £453 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.02% +17.53% -9.41%
10th Percentile £400 £268 £250
90th Percentile £588 £558 £518
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +89.19% -40.32%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year - -15.72% -1.70%

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 521 1,601 1,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.89% 35.90% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 1,066 1,074
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +7.47%
10th Percentile £315 £294 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 26
Median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £29.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +33.98% -10.72%
10th Percentile £12.23 £35.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £48.23 £50.88 £48.75
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.09% +0.61%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the West Midlands

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the West Midlands

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the West Midlands.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +14 32 £525 +23.53% 11
Herefordshire +5 14 £538 +2.38% 2
Shropshire +15 10 £475 -6.86% 1
Wolverhampton +8 9 £550 +4.17%
Coventry +8 8 £488 +2.63% 2
Warwickshire +14 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Solihull +9 2 £525 +16.67% 2
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 55 (67.90%) Azure
2 41 (50.62%) DevOps
3 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
4 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
5 23 (28.40%) Terraform
5 23 (28.40%) Active Directory
6 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
7 18 (22.22%) Migration
7 18 (22.22%) C#
7 18 (22.22%) SQL
7 18 (22.22%) XML
7 18 (22.22%) Windows
8 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
8 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
9 16 (19.75%) JavaScript
10 15 (18.52%) .NET
11 14 (17.28%) Visual Studio
11 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (17.28%) DV Cleared
12 13 (16.05%) CSS
12 13 (16.05%) HTML
13 12 (14.81%) IaaS
13 12 (14.81%) PaaS
14 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
14 11 (13.58%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (13.58%) VBScript
14 11 (13.58%) jQuery
14 11 (13.58%) InfoPath
15 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (11.11%) Power BI

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 (20.99%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.17%) IIS
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (67.90%) Azure
2 12 (14.81%) IaaS
2 12 (14.81%) PaaS
3 11 (13.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (11.11%) Power Platform
5 5 (6.17%) AWS
6 4 (4.94%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (4.94%) Logic Apps
6 4 (4.94%) SaaS
7 3 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (3.70%) Azure Functions
7 3 (3.70%) GitHub
7 3 (3.70%) Office 365
7 3 (3.70%) Serverless
8 2 (2.47%) npm
8 2 (2.47%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) DHCP
1 3 (3.70%) DNS
1 3 (3.70%) Intranet
1 3 (3.70%) Network Security
1 3 (3.70%) SAN
1 3 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (1.23%) CTI
2 1 (1.23%) H.323
2 1 (1.23%) PBX
2 1 (1.23%) Skype
2 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (11.11%) Power BI
3 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.70%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.47%) Big Data
6 2 (2.47%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.70%) MSI
4 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.23%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.23%) JUnit
5 1 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 5 (6.17%) Military
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (32.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (30.86%) Azure Engineer
3 22 (27.16%) Azure DevOps
4 20 (24.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 17 (20.99%) Developer
6 8 (9.88%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Administrator
8 5 (6.17%) Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Azure Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Azure Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Lead DevOps
9 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Administrator
9 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Support
10 3 (3.70%) Applications Packager
10 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) XML
2 15 (18.52%) .NET
3 13 (16.05%) CSS
3 13 (16.05%) HTML
4 11 (13.58%) jQuery
5 7 (8.64%) Node.js
6 6 (7.41%) JSON
6 6 (7.41%) LDAP
7 5 (6.17%) OpenID
7 5 (6.17%) REST
7 5 (6.17%) SAML
8 4 (4.94%) SOAP
9 2 (2.47%) Express
9 2 (2.47%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.47%) Web Services
10 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.23%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.23%) OAuth
10 1 (1.23%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) PKI
1 5 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.23%) IVR
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Linux
3 5 (6.17%) Unix
4 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) DevOps
2 18 (22.22%) Migration
3 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
5 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.64%) Kanban
6 7 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
7 6 (7.41%) Use Case
7 6 (7.41%) Workflow
8 5 (6.17%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.17%) Product Backlog
9 4 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (4.94%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.94%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) C#
1 18 (22.22%) SQL
2 16 (19.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.58%) VBScript
4 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.64%) Java
5 7 (8.64%) Python
6 5 (6.17%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.23%) R
8 1 (1.23%) Ruby
8 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.28%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) MCSD
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.47%) CCNA
5 2 (2.47%) CCNP
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.88%) Docker
3 4 (4.94%) XenApp
3 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (28.40%) Terraform
2 8 (9.88%) SCCM
3 7 (8.64%) Ansible
4 4 (4.94%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.70%) Puppet
5 3 (3.70%) Rancher
5 3 (3.70%) WMI
6 2 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.47%) SCOM
6 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.23%) Grafana
7 1 (1.23%) Netcool
7 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.23%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Citrix
2 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
2 4 (4.94%) VMware
3 3 (3.70%) Databricks
4 2 (2.47%) EMC
4 2 (2.47%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
4 2 (2.47%) Proofpoint
4 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.47%) Tableau
4 2 (2.47%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.23%) Avaya
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.23%) Sonatype
5 1 (1.23%) Splunk
5 1 (1.23%) WSO2