The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
UK / Scotland
Rank 51 65 91
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +26
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 55 64 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.34% 2.47% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.34% 7.36% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 16
Median daily rate £400 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £29.77
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.02%

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
749 869 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.48% 33.59% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 506 609
Median daily rate £365 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £266 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 12
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.60% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £20.00 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +18 24 £400 +6.66% 4
Edinburgh +15 20 £400 +28.00% 7
Renfrewshire +12 8 £315 -18.70%
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
PowerShell
UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 128 (80.50%) Windows
2 105 (66.04%) Active Directory
3 90 (56.60%) Microsoft
4 75 (47.17%) Windows Server
5 72 (45.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (44.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 47 (29.56%) SC Cleared
9 46 (28.93%) MS Excel
9 46 (28.93%) Migration
10 45 (28.30%) DNS
11 44 (27.67%) VMware
12 39 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (23.27%) Office 365
13 37 (23.27%) SQL
14 36 (22.64%) SQL Server
15 34 (21.38%) ITIL
16 32 (20.13%) HP
16 32 (20.13%) SCCM
17 30 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (18.87%) DHCP
18 29 (18.24%) MS Exchange
18 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2003
19 27 (16.98%) Finance
19 27 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
20 26 (16.35%) Skype for Business
20 26 (16.35%) Degree
20 26 (16.35%) Computer Science
21 25 (15.72%) MCSE
21 25 (15.72%) Windows 10

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (16.35%) Skype for Business
4 23 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (14.47%) OpenStack
5 21 (13.21%) SharePoint
6 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (6.92%) IIS
8 8 (5.03%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) Confluence
10 1 (0.63%) Liferay
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (28.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (23.27%) Office 365
2 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.52%) IaaS
4 2 (1.26%) G Suite
4 2 (1.26%) PaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (28.30%) DNS
2 30 (18.87%) DHCP
3 23 (14.47%) Firewall
4 21 (13.21%) Skype
5 17 (10.69%) SAN
6 14 (8.81%) VSAN
7 12 (7.55%) LDAP
8 11 (6.92%) Kerberos
9 7 (4.40%) iSCSI
9 7 (4.40%) X.500
10 6 (3.77%) HTTP
10 6 (3.77%) HTTPS
10 6 (3.77%) NAS
11 5 (3.14%) Network Security
12 3 (1.89%) TCP/IP
13 2 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.63%) LAN
14 1 (0.63%) SSH
14 1 (0.63%) VLAN
14 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.63%) KDB
6 1 (0.63%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.89%) MSBuild
3 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.26%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.26%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.26%) MSI
4 2 (1.26%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) git-flow
5 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.63%) JIRA
5 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (16.98%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Publishing
3 9 (5.66%) Law
4 2 (1.26%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (9.43%) Active Directory Engineer
2 13 (8.18%) Messaging Specialist
2 13 (8.18%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (6.29%) Consultant
3 10 (6.29%) Lync Specialist
3 10 (6.29%) Office 365 Specialist
3 10 (6.29%) Security Engineer
3 10 (6.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 7 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (3.77%) Mobility Specialist
5 6 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (3.14%) Administrator
6 5 (3.14%) Analyst
6 5 (3.14%) Release Manager
6 5 (3.14%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (3.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 5 (3.14%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (2.52%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (2.52%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.06%) .NET
2 9 (5.66%) Middleware
3 8 (5.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.26%) XML
5 2 (1.26%) XSD
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.35%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.18%) Replication
3 12 (7.55%) PKI
4 8 (5.03%) Private Cloud
5 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.40%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.52%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 128 (80.50%) Windows
2 75 (47.17%) Windows Server
3 72 (45.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (44.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (15.72%) Windows 10
7 17 (10.69%) Windows 7
8 12 (7.55%) Linux
9 7 (4.40%) Android
9 7 (4.40%) Apple iOS
9 7 (4.40%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.89%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.26%) Unix
11 2 (1.26%) VMS
12 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.93%) Migration
2 34 (21.38%) ITIL
3 20 (12.58%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.18%) Application Packaging
5 12 (7.55%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (6.29%) ITSM
6 10 (6.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (5.66%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.66%) OO
8 8 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.40%) BCP
9 7 (4.40%) Business Continuity
9 7 (4.40%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (4.40%) DevOps
10 6 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (3.77%) Software Distribution
11 5 (3.14%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.27%) SQL
2 23 (14.47%) VBScript
3 19 (11.95%) C#
4 13 (8.18%) Python
5 9 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.66%) Jython
6 7 (4.40%) Perl
7 5 (3.14%) C
8 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.63%) Java
10 1 (0.63%) Korn
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 47 (29.56%) SC Cleared
3 30 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (16.35%) Degree
5 25 (15.72%) MCSE
6 14 (8.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.63%) HND
9 1 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 105 (66.04%) Active Directory
2 39 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.21%) vSphere
4 13 (8.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (6.92%) VMware ESX
6 10 (6.29%) XenApp
6 10 (6.29%) XenDesktop
7 9 (5.66%) Hyper-V
8 7 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.77%) Firmware
10 5 (3.14%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.26%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.63%) NFS
12 1 (0.63%) Samba
12 1 (0.63%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (20.13%) SCCM
2 19 (11.95%) vRealize
3 18 (11.32%) PowerCLI
4 15 (9.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (8.81%) SCOM
6 13 (8.18%) Puppet
7 10 (6.29%) SCOrch
8 9 (5.66%) BladeLogic
9 8 (5.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 7 (4.40%) AirWatch
11 5 (3.14%) WSUS
12 4 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (2.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (2.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (1.89%) Ansible
14 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
15 1 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
15 1 (0.63%) SCSM
Vendors
1 90 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 44 (27.67%) VMware
3 32 (20.13%) HP
4 20 (12.58%) Symantec
5 15 (9.43%) Citrix
6 13 (8.18%) CA
7 12 (7.55%) Dell
8 10 (6.29%) IronPort
9 9 (5.66%) BMC
10 4 (2.52%) AppSense
10 4 (2.52%) Cisco
11 2 (1.26%) EMC
11 2 (1.26%) Google
11 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.26%) Twitter
11 2 (1.26%) Varonis
12 1 (0.63%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (0.63%) F5
12 1 (0.63%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.63%) WSO2