The first table below looks at the demand for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 40 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.55% 1.68% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.48% 5.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.15% -7.14%
Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
124 67 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.31% 28.15% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 25 52
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £26.09 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.95% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £22.50 £28.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £22.50 £166.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
PowerShell
East of England

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerShell across the Bedfordshire region.

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -16 6 £425 -2.85% 1
Bedford - 3 £425 - 1
PowerShell
East of England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing PowerShell also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PowerShell.

1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) IIS
3 10 (58.82%) VB
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
6 7 (41.18%) C#
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (41.18%) Confluence
6 7 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (35.29%) JIRA
7 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 6 (35.29%) Web Services
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
9 4 (23.53%) SCCM
9 4 (23.53%) DevOps
9 4 (23.53%) DNS
9 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
9 4 (23.53%) CA
10 3 (17.65%) MSI
10 3 (17.65%) Log4Net
10 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 3 (17.65%) MSMQ

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing PowerShell also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PowerShell. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (70.59%) IIS
2 7 (41.18%) Confluence
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (11.76%) CMS
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) FTP
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) DMZ
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
4 3 (17.65%) MSI
4 3 (17.65%) Log4Net
4 3 (17.65%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (17.65%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Configuration Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Web Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Software Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Packager
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) MSMQ
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.88%) WCF
6 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) XSD
6 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) e-Health
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Database Security
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) VB
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) VBScript
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) VCP5
2 1 (5.88%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) VMFS
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) vCloud
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
4 1 (5.88%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) CA
3 2 (11.76%) NetApp
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Akamai
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco