The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 26 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 11 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.37% 3.86% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.48% 18.52% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
Average daily rate £419 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £261 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -20.35%
PowerShell
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
105 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.21% 20.82% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 49
Average daily rate £375 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 2 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £26.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.69% -32.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.20 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £26.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedford - 5 £438 - 1
Luton -12 2 £413 +8.55%
PowerShell
East of England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (47.06%) .NET
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (35.29%) DevOps
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) VB
8 4 (23.53%) IIS
8 4 (23.53%) Firewall
8 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (23.53%) vSphere
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) VMware
8 4 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
9 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (17.65%) Security Patching
9 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
9 3 (17.65%) Clustering
9 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
9 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (17.65%) XenApp
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) NetApp Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell Developer
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Security Patching
3 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VB
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) vSphere
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus