The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 98 77 102
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 26 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 1.60% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.29% 4.27% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £413 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1137 913 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.23% 37.42% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 481 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.90 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.30 £40.00
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 Scotland

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 15 £350 +33.33% 2
Glasgow -11 6 £325 -7.14%
Stirling - - - -
Moray - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 50 (60.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (45.78%) Windows
3 32 (38.55%) VBScript
3 32 (38.55%) Active Directory
4 31 (37.35%) SC Cleared
4 31 (37.35%) Security Cleared
5 25 (30.12%) HP
6 23 (27.71%) VMware
7 22 (26.51%) SQL
8 19 (22.89%) .NET
8 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
9 18 (21.69%) XML
9 18 (21.69%) Replication
10 17 (20.48%) HTML
11 16 (19.28%) IIS
11 16 (19.28%) Migration
11 16 (19.28%) SCOM
12 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (16.87%) SharePoint
13 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET
14 13 (15.66%) ITIL
14 13 (15.66%) Web Services
14 13 (15.66%) UNIX
14 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
14 13 (15.66%) LAN
14 13 (15.66%) SCCM
15 12 (14.46%) ArcSight
15 12 (14.46%) Tivoli
15 12 (14.46%) WAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 16 (19.28%) IIS
3 14 (16.87%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.43%) IBM Notes
4 7 (8.43%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (8.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (7.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (7.23%) Lync
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.41%) JBoss
7 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.20%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.66%) LAN
2 12 (14.46%) WAN
2 12 (14.46%) DNS
2 12 (14.46%) SAN
3 10 (12.05%) Firewall
4 9 (10.84%) NAS
5 8 (9.64%) DHCP
6 7 (8.43%) SMTP
7 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.02%) VoIP
8 5 (6.02%) HTTP
9 4 (4.82%) IPv4
9 4 (4.82%) Internet
9 4 (4.82%) IPsec
9 4 (4.82%) VLAN
10 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.61%) MSI
2 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.41%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.41%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.41%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.20%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.20%) GoogleTest
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Developer
2 11 (13.25%) Consultant
2 11 (13.25%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Monitoring Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Messaging Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 6 (7.23%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Build Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) .NET
2 18 (21.69%) XML
3 17 (20.48%) HTML
4 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET
5 13 (15.66%) Web Services
6 7 (8.43%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.43%) Application Packaging
7 5 (6.02%) RESTful
7 5 (6.02%) JSON
7 5 (6.02%) SOAP
8 4 (4.82%) Middleware
9 3 (3.61%) STL
9 3 (3.61%) CSS
9 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.61%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (3.61%) REST
10 2 (2.41%) HTML5
10 2 (2.41%) ATL
10 2 (2.41%) COM+
10 2 (2.41%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Replication
2 9 (10.84%) CMDB
3 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (7.23%) User Experience
5 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.02%) Clustering
6 3 (3.61%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.41%) PKI
8 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.78%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) UNIX
3 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Migration
2 13 (15.66%) ITIL
3 10 (12.05%) High Availability
4 7 (8.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (8.43%) Email Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (6.02%) Coaching
7 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.82%) MVC
7 4 (4.82%) Validation
8 3 (3.61%) SOA
8 3 (3.61%) Software Distribution
8 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Analytics
9 2 (2.41%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (2.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.41%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) VBScript
2 22 (26.51%) SQL
3 12 (14.46%) Perl
4 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.84%) C#
6 6 (7.23%) VB
7 3 (3.61%) C++
7 3 (3.61%) Tcl
8 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.41%) REXX
8 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) SC Cleared
1 31 (37.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (10.84%) MCITP
4 8 (9.64%) MCP
5 6 (7.23%) MCSA
5 6 (7.23%) MCTS
6 5 (6.02%) Degree
7 4 (4.82%) MCSE
8 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) QA
System Software
1 32 (38.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.02%) vSphere
5 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.61%) vCloud
7 2 (2.41%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.41%) RACF
7 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (19.28%) SCOM
2 13 (15.66%) SCCM
3 12 (14.46%) Tivoli
4 7 (8.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (7.23%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.82%) WSUS
7 3 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 50 (60.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.12%) HP
3 23 (27.71%) VMware
4 12 (14.46%) IBM
4 12 (14.46%) BMC
4 12 (14.46%) ArcSight
5 9 (10.84%) Symantec
6 8 (9.64%) Citrix
7 7 (8.43%) Lotus
7 7 (8.43%) MobileIron
8 5 (6.02%) Nortel
9 4 (4.82%) Dell
9 4 (4.82%) Veritas
10 3 (3.61%) NetApp
10 3 (3.61%) Veeam
11 2 (2.41%) Oracle
11 2 (2.41%) Cisco
11 2 (2.41%) CA
12 1 (1.20%) Wyse
12 1 (1.20%) AppSense