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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 67 39 75
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +36
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 8 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.90% 4.61% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.86% 11.82% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 35 9
Average daily rate
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£410 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £355 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £373 £343
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +3.77%
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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
280 423 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.35% 38.99% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 257 126
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.23% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
2 22 (75.86%) Windows
3 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
4 18 (62.07%) SQL
5 15 (51.72%) SCCM
6 14 (48.28%) Internet
7 12 (41.38%) DNS
7 12 (41.38%) IIS
8 11 (37.93%) VBScript
8 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
8 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
8 11 (37.93%) PKI
9 10 (34.48%) SCOM
9 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
10 9 (31.03%) DCOM
10 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
10 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
10 9 (31.03%) WMI
11 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
11 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
12 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (24.14%) Firewall
13 6 (20.69%) Citrix
13 6 (20.69%) Windows 8
13 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
14 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
14 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (41.38%) IIS
2 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (17.24%) Lync
5 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (3.45%) CMS
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Internet
2 12 (41.38%) DNS
3 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
4 7 (24.14%) Firewall
5 5 (17.24%) DMZ
6 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.45%) Intranet
7 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Field Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) DCOM
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) XSLT
3 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) PKI
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Migration
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) High Availability
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Change Control
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
4 1 (3.45%) Content Management
4 1 (3.45%) Network Design
4 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.45%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) VBScript
3 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.79%) MCSE
4 4 (13.79%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) MCP
6 1 (3.45%) MCSD
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.45%) MCTS
6 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.34%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (3.45%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) SCCM
2 10 (34.48%) SCOM
3 9 (31.03%) WMI
4 4 (13.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (13.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec
4 4 (13.79%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) AppSense
6 1 (3.45%) CA
6 1 (3.45%) Veritas
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
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