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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 87 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 38 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 1.61% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.54% 6.29% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 29
Average daily rate
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£404 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £363 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -23.33%
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
686 620 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.00% 25.55% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 313 377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 17
Average hourly rate £36.00 £23.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.19% -23.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £14.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Reading -13 17 £425 +6.25% 7
Maidenhead - 3 £350 -
Slough -8 2 £350 +22.80%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £413 -
PowerShell
South East

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 25 (42.37%) DNS
2 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
3 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
4 21 (35.59%) TCP/IP
4 21 (35.59%) VMware
5 18 (30.51%) SQL
6 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
7 15 (25.42%) SCCM
8 14 (23.73%) C#
9 13 (22.03%) .NET
9 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (20.34%) VBScript
11 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
11 11 (18.64%) SCOM
11 11 (18.64%) Firewall
11 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (16.95%) Network Security
12 10 (16.95%) Degree
12 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (16.95%) Linux
13 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
13 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (15.25%) DHCP
14 8 (13.56%) VPN
14 8 (13.56%) SAN
14 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
14 8 (13.56%) Workflow
15 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
1 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (10.17%) Lync
4 5 (8.47%) IIS
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.39%) JBoss
6 2 (3.39%) Apache
6 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.69%) Node.js
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.78%) Office 365
3 3 (5.08%) IaaS
3 3 (5.08%) Yammer
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (42.37%) DNS
2 21 (35.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (18.64%) Firewall
4 10 (16.95%) Network Security
5 9 (15.25%) DHCP
6 8 (13.56%) VPN
6 8 (13.56%) SAN
7 6 (10.17%) VLAN
7 6 (10.17%) HTTP
8 5 (8.47%) LAN
8 5 (8.47%) WAN
9 4 (6.78%) FTP
9 4 (6.78%) IPsec
10 3 (5.08%) SNMP
10 3 (5.08%) iSCSI
10 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.08%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (5.08%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (5.08%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.17%) MSBuild
3 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.39%) Subversion
4 2 (3.39%) NuGet
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.69%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.69%) Selenium
5 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Games
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Administrator
3 5 (8.47%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Consultant
4 4 (6.78%) Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Release Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Build and Release Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.39%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Tester
6 2 (3.39%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Network Support
6 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Tester
6 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
4 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) J2EE
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.39%) Middleware
4 2 (3.39%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) OAuth
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.69%) HTML5
5 1 (1.69%) CSS3
5 1 (1.69%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
5 1 (1.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Clustering
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Replication
3 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Online Games
5 1 (1.69%) Kindle
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (16.95%) Linux
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) UNIX
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Workflow
2 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (11.86%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (6.78%) Migration
4 4 (6.78%) Change Control
4 4 (6.78%) High Availability
5 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.08%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.08%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.08%) Change Management
5 3 (5.08%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.08%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.39%) Line Management
6 2 (3.39%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 14 (23.73%) C#
3 12 (20.34%) VBScript
4 7 (11.86%) VB
5 6 (10.17%) C++
5 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.78%) C
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) MCITP
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) MCSE
3 3 (5.08%) MCTS
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) MCP
4 2 (3.39%) MCSA
4 2 (3.39%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
3 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.86%) vSphere
5 5 (8.47%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.78%) XenApp
7 3 (5.08%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.08%) Samba
8 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) SCCM
2 11 (18.64%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) WSUS
3 3 (5.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.08%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.08%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.69%) Puppet
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 21 (35.59%) VMware
3 6 (10.17%) HP
3 6 (10.17%) SolarWinds
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix
4 5 (8.47%) Capita
5 4 (6.78%) Symantec
5 4 (6.78%) EMC
6 3 (5.08%) Cisco
6 3 (5.08%) Dell
6 3 (5.08%) Brocade
6 3 (5.08%) McAfee
6 3 (5.08%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.08%) ProCurve
7 2 (3.39%) Perforce
7 2 (3.39%) F5
7 2 (3.39%) Websense
8 1 (1.69%) SurfControl
8 1 (1.69%) Altiris
8 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu