The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 28 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 70 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 6 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 2.32% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 8.22% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £431 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% +91.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.24 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% +15.12%
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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 Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
334 292 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.67% 28.24% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 171 110
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 25 (80.65%) SQL
2 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 19 (61.29%) VBScript
4 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
5 16 (51.61%) VMware
6 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
7 13 (41.94%) Hyper-V
7 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
7 13 (41.94%) SCCM
8 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (38.71%) VB
8 12 (38.71%) Oracle
9 11 (35.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
10 10 (32.26%) SCOM
10 10 (32.26%) StarTeam
10 10 (32.26%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (32.26%) SCSM
10 10 (32.26%) Configuration Management
10 10 (32.26%) Borland
11 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (25.81%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (25.81%) MCTS
11 8 (25.81%) MCITP
11 8 (25.81%) Degree
12 7 (22.58%) WMI
12 7 (22.58%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (32.26%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) StarTeam
2 3 (9.68%) MSBuild
3 2 (6.45%) MSI
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (3.23%) CruiseControl
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.23%) NuGet
4 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Field Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Build Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.45%) DBA
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Applications Packager
5 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) XSL
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Private Cloud
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
3 3 (9.68%) PKI
4 2 (6.45%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.13%) Linux
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Configuration Management
2 8 (25.81%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) High Availability
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) TDD
6 1 (3.23%) Pair Programming
6 1 (3.23%) Release Management
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Kanban
6 1 (3.23%) ETL
6 1 (3.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) SQL
2 19 (61.29%) VBScript
3 12 (38.71%) VB
4 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 6 (19.35%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) C++
6 2 (6.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (25.81%) MCTS
3 8 (25.81%) MCITP
3 8 (25.81%) Degree
4 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) MCSE
5 2 (6.45%) MCDBA
5 2 (6.45%) MCP
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (41.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) SCCM
2 11 (35.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (32.26%) SCOM
3 10 (32.26%) SCSM
4 7 (22.58%) WMI
5 6 (19.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (12.90%) MOM
6 4 (12.90%) SCOrch
7 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (3.23%) Puppet
7 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 12 (38.71%) Oracle
4 10 (32.26%) Borland
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Isilon