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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 96 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 29 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 1.42% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.63% 5.39% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £431 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £268 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £472 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.47 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-30.70% +15.96%
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
799 761 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.69% 26.41% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 404 305
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 77
Average hourly rate £36.00 £15.13 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.01% -56.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.92 £11.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £31.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
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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
Slough - 11 £350 -
Reading -11 7 £325 -24.63% 3
Bracknell +3 6 £291 +4.01%
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
PowerShell
South East

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 43 (62.32%) Windows
2 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
3 36 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 31 (44.93%) SQL
5 30 (43.48%) VMware
6 27 (39.13%) VBScript
7 23 (33.33%) VB
8 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (27.54%) SCCM
11 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
12 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
13 15 (21.74%) DNS
13 15 (21.74%) SCOM
13 15 (21.74%) Migration
13 15 (21.74%) SCSM
13 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V
14 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
14 14 (20.29%) DHCP
15 13 (18.84%) Performance Monitoring
16 12 (17.39%) Lync
16 12 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
16 12 (17.39%) Oracle
16 12 (17.39%) WMI
16 12 (17.39%) MCTS
16 12 (17.39%) MCITP
17 11 (15.94%) Degree

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
1 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (17.39%) Lync
3 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (14.49%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.35%) IIS
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Mimecast
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) DNS
2 14 (20.29%) DHCP
3 6 (8.70%) Firewall
4 5 (7.25%) LAN
4 5 (7.25%) WAN
5 3 (4.35%) SNMP
5 3 (4.35%) VPN
5 3 (4.35%) VLAN
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) StarTeam
2 4 (5.80%) TeamCity
2 4 (5.80%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.90%) MSI
4 2 (2.90%) NuGet
4 2 (2.90%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.45%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Consultant
2 9 (13.04%) Field Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) VMware Consultant
5 5 (7.25%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Operations Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Developer
8 2 (2.90%) DBA
8 2 (2.90%) Messaging Specialist
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) XML
2 8 (11.59%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.35%) XSL
4 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.90%) WPF
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.45%) HTML5
5 1 (1.45%) CSS3
5 1 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.45%) WCF
5 1 (1.45%) CSS
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Clustering
2 8 (11.59%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) PKI
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 43 (62.32%) Windows
2 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.04%) Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Migration
2 13 (18.84%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.04%) Service Management
5 9 (13.04%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.35%) Scrum
7 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.35%) DevOps
7 3 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.90%) Workflow
8 2 (2.90%) High Availability
8 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.90%) Automation Testing
8 2 (2.90%) Change Management
8 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.90%) Release Management
8 2 (2.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) SQL
2 27 (39.13%) VBScript
3 23 (33.33%) VB
4 11 (15.94%) C#
5 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.80%) C++
7 3 (4.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) C
8 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) MCTS
3 12 (17.39%) MCITP
4 11 (15.94%) Degree
4 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.94%) MCSE
5 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) MCSA
6 2 (2.90%) MCDBA
6 2 (2.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.04%) vSphere
5 6 (8.70%) vCloud
6 3 (4.35%) BitLocker
6 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.35%) XenApp
6 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.35%) Samba
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (27.54%) SCCM
2 15 (21.74%) SCOM
2 15 (21.74%) SCSM
3 12 (17.39%) WMI
4 11 (15.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (5.80%) MOM
6 4 (5.80%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.90%) Puppet
7 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 30 (43.48%) VMware
3 12 (17.39%) Oracle
4 10 (14.49%) Borland
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco
5 3 (4.35%) HP
5 3 (4.35%) Brocade
5 3 (4.35%) Becrypt
5 3 (4.35%) ProCurve
5 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.90%) Isilon
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix
7 1 (1.45%) SurfControl
7 1 (1.45%) Postini