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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 84 63 118
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +55
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 39 76 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.58% 2.90% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.72% 8.61% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 46 11
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +8.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £23.50 £24.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £27.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -17.29%
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
682 883 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.62% 33.74% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 472 312
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £17.50 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
(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
Slough +8 14 £285 -31.32%
Reading -17 11 £405 +1.25% 7
Bracknell 0 1 £350 - 2
Wokingham - - - -
PowerShell
South East

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 44 (67.69%) SQL
2 39 (60.00%) Windows
3 37 (56.92%) Microsoft
3 37 (56.92%) Active Directory
4 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
4 29 (44.62%) IIS
5 23 (35.38%) DNS
5 23 (35.38%) SCCM
6 21 (32.31%) Internet
7 19 (29.23%) VBScript
8 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
9 16 (24.62%) .NET
10 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (21.54%) PKI
11 14 (21.54%) WMI
11 14 (21.54%) T-SQL
11 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
12 13 (20.00%) DCOM
12 13 (20.00%) SCOM
12 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
14 11 (16.92%) Lync
14 11 (16.92%) QA
14 11 (16.92%) Firewall
15 10 (15.38%) Citrix
15 10 (15.38%) TeamCity
15 10 (15.38%) MSBuild

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (44.62%) IIS
2 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
3 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (16.92%) Lync
5 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.62%) Apache
7 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.54%) CMS
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.38%) DNS
2 21 (32.31%) Internet
3 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 11 (16.92%) Firewall
5 8 (12.31%) DMZ
6 4 (6.15%) SSL
7 3 (4.62%) SAN
7 3 (4.62%) Intranet
7 3 (4.62%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.62%) FTP
7 3 (4.62%) HTTP
7 3 (4.62%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.08%) DHCP
8 2 (3.08%) LDAP
9 1 (1.54%) PBX
9 1 (1.54%) PSTN
9 1 (1.54%) VPN
9 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.54%) VLAN
9 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.54%) IDOL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) TeamCity
1 10 (15.38%) MSBuild
2 3 (4.62%) MSI
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Consultant
3 8 (12.31%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Field Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Release Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Deployment Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Escalation Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Configuration Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) .NET
2 13 (20.00%) DCOM
3 4 (6.15%) CSS
3 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) LAMP
6 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.54%) WCF
6 1 (1.54%) WPF
6 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.54%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) Web Services
6 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) PKI
2 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Open Source
4 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Blog
5 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.54%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.23%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.62%) UNIX
7 3 (4.62%) Linux
7 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) Migration
3 7 (10.77%) Service Management
4 5 (7.69%) Change Management
5 4 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.62%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.62%) High Availability
6 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.08%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.54%) Workflow
8 1 (1.54%) Validation
8 1 (1.54%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.54%) Content Management
8 1 (1.54%) Network Design
8 1 (1.54%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 44 (67.69%) SQL
2 19 (29.23%) VBScript
3 14 (21.54%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.15%) VB
5 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.62%) PHP
7 2 (3.08%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.69%) MCSE
3 5 (7.69%) Degree
3 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) MCP
5 1 (1.54%) MCSD
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.54%) MCTS
5 1 (1.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (56.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.62%) XenApp
6 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.54%) vSphere
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (35.38%) SCCM
2 14 (21.54%) WMI
3 13 (20.00%) SCOM
4 4 (6.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.54%) Netcool/Webtop
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.54%) Netcool
5 1 (1.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.54%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Puppet
5 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (56.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Citrix
3 9 (13.85%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Symantec
5 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.08%) Dell
6 2 (3.08%) AppSense
6 2 (3.08%) CA
7 1 (1.54%) Veritas
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle
7 1 (1.54%) Unisys
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) IBM
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