The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 91 51 97
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +46
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 35 91 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.32% 3.53% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.94% 10.03% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 49 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £27.20 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +37.93%
PowerShell
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
708 907 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.73% 35.20% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 493 306
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Reading -18 19 £400 -1.53% 6
Bracknell -3 3 £295 -30.58% 3
Newbury 0 1 £350 -20.00%
Maidenhead -4 1 £350 -15.66% 1
Slough - - - - 1
PowerShell
South East

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 51 (64.56%) SQL
2 44 (55.70%) Active Directory
3 43 (54.43%) Microsoft
4 42 (53.16%) Windows
5 25 (31.65%) DNS
6 24 (30.38%) IIS
7 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
7 23 (29.11%) VBScript
8 22 (27.85%) MS Exchange
9 20 (25.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (24.05%) SCCM
10 19 (24.05%) SCOM
11 17 (21.52%) .NET
11 17 (21.52%) Internet
12 16 (20.25%) Lync
13 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
13 15 (18.99%) WMI
14 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
15 13 (16.46%) ITIL
15 13 (16.46%) VB
15 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (16.46%) VMware
15 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
16 12 (15.19%) Migration
16 12 (15.19%) T-SQL
17 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
17 11 (13.92%) Firewall

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 24 (30.38%) IIS
2 22 (27.85%) MS Exchange
3 20 (25.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (20.25%) Lync
5 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
7 5 (6.33%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (3.80%) Apache
8 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (31.65%) DNS
2 17 (21.52%) Internet
3 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
3 11 (13.92%) Firewall
4 8 (10.13%) DHCP
4 8 (10.13%) DMZ
5 4 (5.06%) SSL
6 3 (3.80%) FTP
6 3 (3.80%) HTTP
6 3 (3.80%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.80%) Intranet
6 3 (3.80%) SAN
6 3 (3.80%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.53%) WAN
7 2 (2.53%) LDAP
7 2 (2.53%) LAN
8 1 (1.27%) PBX
8 1 (1.27%) PSTN
8 1 (1.27%) VPN
8 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) MSBuild
2 10 (12.66%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.80%) MSI
3 3 (3.80%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (13.92%) Consultant
2 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) Field Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) SCCM Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Analyst
4 5 (6.33%) Release Analyst
4 5 (6.33%) Escalation Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Deployment Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Architect
6 3 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Configuration Specialist
7 2 (2.53%) Build Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) DCOM
3 6 (7.59%) XML
4 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.06%) CSS
6 3 (3.80%) HTML
7 2 (2.53%) LAMP
8 1 (1.27%) XSL
8 1 (1.27%) XSLT
8 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) PKI
2 4 (5.06%) Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.53%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) Blog
4 2 (2.53%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 42 (53.16%) Windows
2 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
3 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.86%) Linux
6 6 (7.59%) UNIX
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.46%) ITIL
2 12 (15.19%) Migration
3 10 (12.66%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (12.66%) Service Management
4 5 (6.33%) Change Management
4 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.33%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (3.80%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.80%) Investment Management
5 3 (3.80%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.53%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.27%) Workflow
7 1 (1.27%) Validation
7 1 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.27%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.27%) Time Management
7 1 (1.27%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 51 (64.56%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) VBScript
3 13 (16.46%) VB
4 12 (15.19%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.59%) C#
6 4 (5.06%) C++
6 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.80%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
2 9 (11.39%) Degree
3 8 (10.13%) DV Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) MCSE
4 5 (6.33%) MCTS
4 5 (6.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (55.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.53%) XenApp
3 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) SCCM
1 19 (24.05%) SCOM
2 15 (18.99%) WMI
3 10 (12.66%) SCSM
4 5 (6.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (5.06%) SCOrch
5 4 (5.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (3.80%) MOM
6 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (54.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) VMware
3 9 (11.39%) Citrix
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle
5 4 (5.06%) Symantec
6 3 (3.80%) Borland
6 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.53%) Isilon
7 2 (2.53%) AppSense
7 2 (2.53%) CA
7 2 (2.53%) Dell
7 2 (2.53%) EMC
8 1 (1.27%) HP
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco
8 1 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) Unisys
8 1 (1.27%) Veritas
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