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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 48 30 68
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +38
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 21 63 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.32% 5.80% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.08% 14.42% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 38 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £406 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £371 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +33.33%
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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
260 437 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.70% 40.24% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 267 158
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 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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

PowerShell
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 December 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

PowerShell
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 December 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 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (73.68%) SQL
3 26 (68.42%) Windows
4 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
5 17 (44.74%) VBScript
6 15 (39.47%) SCCM
6 15 (39.47%) SCOM
7 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
7 14 (36.84%) DNS
8 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
8 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
9 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
9 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
10 10 (26.32%) WMI
10 10 (26.32%) VMware
10 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (26.32%) Internet
11 9 (23.68%) ITIL
11 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
11 9 (23.68%) SCSM
12 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (21.05%) Service Management
12 8 (21.05%) PKI
12 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
12 8 (21.05%) Degree
13 7 (18.42%) Firewall
13 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (18.42%) MCSE

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (18.42%) IIS
1 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (15.79%) Lync
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) Internet
3 7 (18.42%) Firewall
4 5 (13.16%) DMZ
4 5 (13.16%) DHCP
4 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.89%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) Intranet
6 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) IDOL
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
2 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
General
1 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Field Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) SCCM Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Escalation Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) DCOM
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) XSL
3 1 (2.63%) XSLT
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) PKI
2 3 (7.89%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.53%) Linux
7 3 (7.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) Service Management
3 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Network Design
6 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) Information Architecture
6 1 (2.63%) High Availability
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) SQL
2 17 (44.74%) VBScript
3 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
4 7 (18.42%) VB
5 4 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (21.05%) Degree
4 7 (18.42%) MCSE
5 5 (13.16%) MCTS
5 5 (13.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
3 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) SCCM
1 15 (39.47%) SCOM
2 10 (26.32%) WMI
3 9 (23.68%) SCSM
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (13.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (10.53%) SCOrch
6 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (7.89%) MOM
7 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) Borland
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec
6 2 (5.26%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) Isilon
7 1 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) EMC