The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 72 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 10 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.96% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 3.17% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £281 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £28.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-4.42% -7.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
473 347 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.09% 30.25% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 176 101
Average daily rate £385 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 13 (46.43%) Migration
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
6 9 (32.14%) LAN
6 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (28.57%) NAS
7 8 (28.57%) WAN
7 8 (28.57%) Replication
7 8 (28.57%) Firewall
7 8 (28.57%) SAN
8 7 (25.00%) Citrix
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (25.00%) SCCM
8 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (21.43%) IIS
9 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 6 (21.43%) Backup Exec
9 6 (21.43%) Symantec
10 5 (17.86%) Nortel
10 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.86%) VoIP
10 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
10 5 (17.86%) SQL
11 4 (14.29%) .NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (21.43%) IIS
4 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
5 4 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 4 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (7.14%) JBoss
6 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
6 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (7.14%) Lync
7 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) LAN
2 8 (28.57%) NAS
2 8 (28.57%) WAN
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) SAN
3 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) VoIP
5 4 (14.29%) SMTP
5 4 (14.29%) Internet
6 3 (10.71%) DNS
7 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Messaging Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Build Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.57%) LINQ
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (28.57%) Replication
3 4 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.29%) Email Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Coaching
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) MCP
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCTS
2 2 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 6 (21.43%) Backup Exec
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) VMware
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) Symantec
5 5 (17.86%) Nortel
6 4 (14.29%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) Lotus
6 4 (14.29%) MobileIron
7 3 (10.71%) Veeam
7 3 (10.71%) Veritas
8 1 (3.57%) Twitter