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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 81 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 46 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.74% 2.04% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.53% 6.56% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £229 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £27.20 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £28.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-4.42% -7.37%
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
704 808 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.61% 31.06% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 432 278
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.54 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Reading +2 25 £400 -3.03% 4
Bracknell +5 7 £295 -30.58% 2
Newbury 0 1 £350 -20.00%
Slough -6 1 £400 +109.15%
Maidenhead - - - - 2
PowerShell
South East

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 49 (61.25%) SQL
2 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
3 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 43 (53.75%) Windows
5 29 (36.25%) VBScript
6 24 (30.00%) VB
7 22 (27.50%) MS Exchange
8 21 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (25.00%) DNS
9 20 (25.00%) VMware
10 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
11 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (22.50%) SCCM
11 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (21.25%) SCOM
13 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (20.00%) .NET
13 16 (20.00%) IIS
13 16 (20.00%) Hyper-V
14 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
14 15 (18.75%) Lync
14 15 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
14 15 (18.75%) SCSM
15 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
15 14 (17.50%) WMI
16 13 (16.25%) Migration
16 13 (16.25%) ITIL
16 13 (16.25%) DHCP
17 12 (15.00%) Oracle

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 22 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 21 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (20.00%) IIS
4 15 (18.75%) Lync
5 11 (13.75%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.75%) Apache
10 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) DNS
2 13 (16.25%) DHCP
3 8 (10.00%) Internet
4 6 (7.50%) Firewall
5 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.25%) DMZ
6 4 (5.00%) SSL
7 3 (3.75%) SAN
7 3 (3.75%) HTTPS
7 3 (3.75%) FTP
7 3 (3.75%) HTTP
8 2 (2.50%) LAN
8 2 (2.50%) WAN
8 2 (2.50%) LDAP
8 2 (2.50%) Intranet
9 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.25%) VPN
9 1 (1.25%) VLAN
9 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 9 (11.25%) TeamCity
2 9 (11.25%) StarTeam
3 3 (3.75%) MSI
4 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (13.75%) Consultant
2 9 (11.25%) Field Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Release Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Deployment Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Escalation Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Operations Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Systems Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Messaging Specialist
8 2 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.50%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) XML
3 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) CSS
5 2 (2.50%) LAMP
5 2 (2.50%) DCOM
6 1 (1.25%) XSL
6 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Clustering
2 5 (6.25%) PKI
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.50%) Open Source
5 1 (1.25%) Blog
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (53.75%) Windows
2 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
4 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.75%) Linux
7 6 (7.50%) UNIX
8 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (16.25%) Migration
2 13 (16.25%) ITIL
3 11 (13.75%) Service Management
4 9 (11.25%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.50%) Change Management
6 3 (3.75%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.75%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.50%) Workflow
7 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.50%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.25%) DevOps
8 1 (1.25%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.25%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.25%) Information Architecture
8 1 (1.25%) High Availability
8 1 (1.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 49 (61.25%) SQL
2 29 (36.25%) VBScript
3 24 (30.00%) VB
4 7 (8.75%) C#
5 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.00%) C++
7 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.75%) Degree
5 10 (12.50%) MCSE
6 9 (11.25%) MCTS
6 9 (11.25%) MCITP
7 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) XenApp
4 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.25%) vSphere
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) SCCM
2 17 (21.25%) SCOM
3 15 (18.75%) SCSM
4 14 (17.50%) WMI
5 10 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (8.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (5.00%) MOM
7 4 (5.00%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.00%) VMware
3 12 (15.00%) Oracle
4 9 (11.25%) Borland
5 6 (7.50%) Citrix
6 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.50%) EMC
7 2 (2.50%) Isilon
8 1 (1.25%) HP
8 1 (1.25%) Dell
8 1 (1.25%) Symantec
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