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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 73 58 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 9 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 1.31% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 4.09% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £345 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +0.81%
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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
398 391 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.47% 32.02% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 197 90
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 £280 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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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 27 March 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 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Migration
2 13 (56.52%) VMware
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
4 9 (39.13%) SAN
4 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (39.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (34.78%) NAS
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) SCCM
6 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 6 (26.09%) WAN
7 6 (26.09%) Firewall
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) VBA
9 4 (17.39%) Middleware
9 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (17.39%) Replication
9 4 (17.39%) Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (13.04%) Veeam
10 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.04%) Citrix
10 3 (13.04%) Symantec

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) LAN
2 9 (39.13%) SAN
3 8 (34.78%) NAS
4 6 (26.09%) Firewall
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) LAN Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Build Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Support
5 2 (8.70%) Technology Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (17.39%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.70%) DFS Replication
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Veritas
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) Veeam
5 2 (8.70%) Nortel
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle