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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 49 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 19 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.17% 1.10% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.20% 3.00% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £113 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
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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
264 367 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.21% 36.55% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 176 125
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £21.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £34.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

PowerShell
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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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 29 August 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 31 (79.49%) Microsoft
2 29 (74.36%) Windows
3 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
4 20 (51.28%) SQL
5 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
5 15 (38.46%) SCCM
6 14 (35.90%) DNS
6 14 (35.90%) IIS
6 14 (35.90%) Internet
7 12 (30.77%) VBScript
8 11 (28.21%) T-SQL
8 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
8 11 (28.21%) SCOM
8 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.21%) PKI
9 10 (25.64%) WMI
9 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
9 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
10 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 9 (23.08%) DCOM
10 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (23.08%) Windows 8
10 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
11 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
11 7 (17.95%) Firewall
12 6 (15.38%) Symantec
12 6 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (15.38%) Citrix
12 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (35.90%) IIS
2 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
5 5 (12.82%) Lync
6 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (2.56%) CMS
9 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) DNS
1 14 (35.90%) Internet
2 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.95%) Firewall
4 5 (12.82%) DMZ
5 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.56%) Intranet
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.56%) IDOL
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.56%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.56%) MSI
3 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) SCCM Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Field Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Development Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Messaging Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) DCOM
2 6 (15.38%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.26%) WPF
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) XSL
4 1 (2.56%) XSLT
4 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) PKI
2 5 (12.82%) Clustering
3 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
4 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Service Management
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 4 (10.26%) Web Development
4 3 (7.69%) High Availability
4 3 (7.69%) Change Control
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) Validation
5 2 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.56%) Release Management
6 1 (2.56%) Load Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Workflow
6 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.56%) DevOps
6 1 (2.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) SQL
2 12 (30.77%) VBScript
3 11 (28.21%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.38%) Degree
4 4 (10.26%) MCSE
4 4 (10.26%) MCP
4 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.13%) MCTS
6 2 (5.13%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) MCSD
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.26%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) SCCM
2 11 (28.21%) SCOM
3 10 (25.64%) WMI
4 6 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
5 3 (7.69%) ARCserve
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (7.69%) SCOrch
5 3 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Salt
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.56%) Puppet
6 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Symantec
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) AppSense
5 1 (2.56%) Meridio
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) Veritas