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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 97 105 76
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -29
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 24 20 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 0.82% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.18% 3.14% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 28
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £473 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -21.53%
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
574 636 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.09% 26.08% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 301 309
Average daily rate £375 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 29
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -11.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £19.00 £16.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +1 8 £440 -2.22% 6
Maidenhead +5 5 £320 -
Bracknell -6 2 - -
Slough - 2 £275 -
PowerShell
South East

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 35 (63.64%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) VMware
3 28 (50.91%) Active Directory
4 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
5 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (30.91%) SCCM
8 16 (29.09%) VBScript
9 14 (25.45%) SQL
9 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (23.64%) DNS
10 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
10 13 (23.64%) vSphere
10 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (21.82%) VB
12 11 (20.00%) Degree
13 10 (18.18%) Firewall
14 9 (16.36%) .NET
14 9 (16.36%) C#
14 9 (16.36%) Lync
14 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
15 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
15 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
15 8 (14.55%) MCSE
15 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
15 8 (14.55%) SAN
15 8 (14.55%) Migration
15 8 (14.55%) MCITP
16 7 (12.73%) MS Excel

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
1 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (16.36%) Lync
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.27%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.64%) IIS
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Mimecast
3 2 (3.64%) Office 365
3 2 (3.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) DNS
2 10 (18.18%) Firewall
3 8 (14.55%) SAN
3 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.91%) VLAN
5 5 (9.09%) DHCP
6 4 (7.27%) Network Security
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.45%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (5.45%) SNMP
7 3 (5.45%) LAN
7 3 (5.45%) WAN
7 3 (5.45%) VPN
8 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MSBuild
2 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.27%) TeamCity
3 4 (7.27%) StarTeam
4 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.64%) Subversion
4 2 (3.64%) NuGet
4 2 (3.64%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.82%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.82%) MSI
5 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
3 1 (1.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Consultant
2 7 (12.73%) Administrator
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Consultant
4 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Release Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Build and Release Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) DBA
7 2 (3.64%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) XSL
2 2 (3.64%) WPF
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.82%) HTML5
3 1 (1.82%) CSS3
3 1 (1.82%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) WCF
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.64%) Replication
2 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.64%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Online Games
3 1 (1.82%) Kindle
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) PKI
3 1 (1.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 35 (63.64%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.91%) Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) Migration
2 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
2 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (7.27%) Change Control
4 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.45%) Change Management
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL
5 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.45%) Workflow
5 3 (5.45%) Scrum
5 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.45%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.45%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) VBScript
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 12 (21.82%) VB
4 9 (16.36%) C#
5 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.00%) Degree
3 8 (14.55%) MCITP
3 8 (14.55%) MCSE
3 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) MCTS
6 2 (3.64%) MCSA
6 2 (3.64%) MCDBA
6 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (50.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (23.64%) vSphere
4 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
5 6 (10.91%) vCloud
6 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.27%) XenApp
7 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.45%) BitLocker
7 3 (5.45%) Samba
8 2 (3.64%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) SCCM
2 7 (12.73%) SCOM
3 4 (7.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.45%) WMI
4 3 (5.45%) WSUS
4 3 (5.45%) HP SIM
4 3 (5.45%) Puppet
4 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.64%) SCSM
6 1 (1.82%) MOM
6 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) VMware
2 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) HP
3 6 (10.91%) SolarWinds
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix
4 4 (7.27%) Borland
4 4 (7.27%) Capita
5 3 (5.45%) Brocade
5 3 (5.45%) McAfee
5 3 (5.45%) EMC
5 3 (5.45%) ProCurve
5 3 (5.45%) Symantec
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco
5 3 (5.45%) 3PAR
5 3 (5.45%) Becrypt
6 2 (3.64%) Websense
7 1 (1.82%) SurfControl
7 1 (1.82%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.82%) Postini