The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 64 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.64% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 0.77% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £345 £378
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
286 259 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 36.86% 40.98% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 157 171
Average daily rate £360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.75 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% -4.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
PowerShell
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £388 -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
PowerShell
East of England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) HTML
3 15 (62.50%) VB
4 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
4 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
4 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (45.83%) VBScript
6 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
6 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
7 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 7 (29.17%) C#
7 7 (29.17%) .NET
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (25.00%) CSS
8 6 (25.00%) Web Services
8 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (25.00%) TDD
8 6 (25.00%) NUnit
8 6 (25.00%) MVC
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (25.00%) TeamCity
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (25.00%) HTML5

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (25.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DHCP
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (25.00%) RavenDB
1 6 (25.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (25.00%) NUnit
2 6 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (16.67%) MSTest
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) .NET
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (25.00%) CSS
3 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (25.00%) HTML5
3 6 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (25.00%) CSS3
3 6 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 6 (25.00%) RESTful
4 3 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) TDD
1 6 (25.00%) MVC
1 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (25.00%) CQRS
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) OO
3 4 (16.67%) BDD
3 4 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.17%) Product Management
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.17%) System Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) VB
2 11 (45.83%) VBScript
3 7 (29.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) VB6
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) VCAP
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) MCSD
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) NetApp
3 4 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) McAfee
4 3 (12.50%) Lotus
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) EMC