The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 44 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 13 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.82% 1.24% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.99% 3.79% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate £423 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.72% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £32.24
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.44%
PowerShell
East of 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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
186 211 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.98% 32.66% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 91 156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 13
Average hourly rate £43.70 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Hemel Hempstead -4 5 - -
Watford +6 1 £245 -38.75%
Stevenage -1 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -5 1 £425 +54.54%
St Albans - 1 £400 -
PowerShell
East of England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) SCCM
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 6 (35.29%) Symantec
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
7 4 (23.53%) Puppet
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (23.53%) PKI
7 4 (23.53%) Unix
7 4 (23.53%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (23.53%) SAN
8 3 (17.65%) CommVault
8 3 (17.65%) NetApp
8 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
8 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) SCOM
8 3 (17.65%) Bacula
8 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
8 3 (17.65%) Fibre Channel

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) CruiseControl
1 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) MSTest
1 2 (11.76%) NUnit
1 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Backup Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Cloud Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) PKI
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) CMDB
3 2 (11.76%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Database Mirroring
2 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (11.76%) OOP
2 2 (11.76%) OWASP
2 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) SOA
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.76%) SOLID
2 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (23.53%) Puppet
3 3 (17.65%) Bacula
3 3 (17.65%) SCOM
4 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Ansible
5 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (5.88%) vRealize
5 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Symantec
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) CommVault
5 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Splunk
7 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.88%) Avaya
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard