The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 71 87 106
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +19
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 51 43 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.98% 1.89% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.60% 4.69% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £408 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.00 £23.20 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -51.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -
PowerShell
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
910 917 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 35.41% 40.40% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 503 538
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 93 70
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.18 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.71% -2.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £13.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerShell across the East of England region.

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the East of England region.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire -1 21 £400 +23.07% 2
Bedfordshire -3 15 £450 +28.57% 8
Hertfordshire -8 8 £400 +5.96% 4
Suffolk - 4 £450 - 2
Essex +4 3 £375 -
Norfolk - - - -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 72 (60.50%) Windows
2 52 (43.70%) Active Directory
3 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
4 42 (35.29%) DNS
4 42 (35.29%) DHCP
5 38 (31.93%) SCOM
5 38 (31.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 34 (28.57%) IIS
7 32 (26.89%) Perl
7 32 (26.89%) E-Commerce
8 31 (26.05%) SCCM
8 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (23.53%) XML
10 26 (21.85%) .NET
11 24 (20.17%) FTP
12 23 (19.33%) Ant
12 23 (19.33%) Linux
13 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
14 21 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (15.13%) Puppet
16 18 (15.13%) VMware
16 18 (15.13%) Opscode Chef
17 17 (14.29%) DevOps
17 17 (14.29%) Configuration Management
18 16 (13.45%) Shell Script
18 16 (13.45%) Web Services
19 15 (12.61%) SQL
19 15 (12.61%) Citrix
19 15 (12.61%) Agile Software Development

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 34 (28.57%) IIS
2 13 (10.92%) CMS
3 12 (10.08%) Confluence
4 10 (8.40%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.24%) FrameMaker
3 4 (3.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (31.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.84%) IaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (35.29%) DNS
1 42 (35.29%) DHCP
2 24 (20.17%) FTP
3 12 (10.08%) Firewall
4 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.72%) SAN
6 7 (5.88%) Broadband
6 7 (5.88%) VPN
6 7 (5.88%) Wireless
7 5 (4.20%) SSH
7 5 (4.20%) NAS
8 4 (3.36%) Telnet
8 4 (3.36%) HTTP
8 4 (3.36%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.68%) SNMP
9 2 (1.68%) IPv6
9 2 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.84%) VLAN
10 1 (0.84%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.84%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.68%) DB2
3 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (19.33%) Ant
2 14 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.40%) JIRA
4 9 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.72%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.04%) FinalBuilder
7 5 (4.20%) Selenium
8 3 (2.52%) MSBuild
8 3 (2.52%) Log4Net
9 2 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.84%) Trac
10 1 (0.84%) Redmine
10 1 (0.84%) MSI
10 1 (0.84%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (9.24%) Legal
2 6 (5.04%) Finance
3 4 (3.36%) Publishing
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (15.97%) Developer
3 12 (10.08%) Web Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Author
4 11 (9.24%) Technical Author
5 9 (7.56%) Configuration Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Consultant
6 7 (5.88%) Administrator
7 6 (5.04%) Analyst
7 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Architect
7 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.36%) Web Support Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.53%) XML
2 26 (21.85%) .NET
3 16 (13.45%) Web Services
4 12 (10.08%) XSLT
5 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET
6 10 (8.40%) XSL
7 6 (5.04%) MSMQ
8 4 (3.36%) JSON
8 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.52%) Middleware
10 1 (0.84%) WCF
10 1 (0.84%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Replication
2 7 (5.88%) PKI
3 6 (5.04%) Clustering
4 5 (4.20%) STB
5 4 (3.36%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.36%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.52%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 72 (60.50%) Windows
2 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (19.33%) Linux
4 21 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.40%) UNIX
7 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.36%) Solaris
8 4 (3.36%) AIX
9 3 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.68%) FreeBSD
10 2 (1.68%) HPUX
11 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) E-Commerce
2 17 (14.29%) DevOps
2 17 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 15 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.92%) ITIL
5 11 (9.24%) Migration
6 10 (8.40%) Content Management
7 8 (6.72%) Database Security
8 6 (5.04%) Project Management
8 6 (5.04%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.20%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (4.20%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.20%) Scrum
10 4 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.36%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.89%) Perl
2 16 (13.45%) Shell Script
3 15 (12.61%) SQL
4 14 (11.76%) C#
5 11 (9.24%) VB
6 10 (8.40%) Python
7 9 (7.56%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.72%) VBScript
8 8 (6.72%) Ruby
9 7 (5.88%) PHP
10 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.20%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.68%) Tcl
11 2 (1.68%) Korn
12 1 (0.84%) XPath
12 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.84%) Java
12 1 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.36%) MCSE
1 4 (3.36%) Degree
2 2 (1.68%) MCITP
3 1 (0.84%) MCTS
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.84%) MCSA
3 1 (0.84%) MCSD
3 1 (0.84%) CCNA
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (43.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.04%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.20%) Firmware
6 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.68%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.68%) XenApp
8 1 (0.84%) VMFS
8 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.84%) vSphere
8 1 (0.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 38 (31.93%) SCOM
2 31 (26.05%) SCCM
3 18 (15.13%) Puppet
3 18 (15.13%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (5.04%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.20%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.36%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.52%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (2.52%) Nagios
8 3 (2.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (2.52%) SCSM
9 2 (1.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.13%) VMware
3 15 (12.61%) Citrix
4 9 (7.56%) Symantec
5 7 (5.88%) Akamai
5 7 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (5.04%) McAfee
7 5 (4.20%) Dell
8 3 (2.52%) Tripwire
8 3 (2.52%) Splunk
8 3 (2.52%) IBM
8 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.52%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.68%) Lotus
9 2 (1.68%) EMC
9 2 (1.68%) Oracle
10 1 (0.84%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.84%) Cisco
10 1 (0.84%) NetApp
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