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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 81 87 91
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 45 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 1.57% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.77% 3.86% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 15
Average daily rate
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£388 £332 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.71% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £470 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -21.53%
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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
944 1089 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.29% 40.63% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 633 452
Average daily rate £352 £369 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 16
Average hourly rate £34.80 £32.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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

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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 3 July 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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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

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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 3 July 2015. 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 +10 21 £390 -15.21% 7
Renfrewshire +7 10 £375 +13.98%
Glasgow -4 6 £381 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £325 -
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PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 32 (38.55%) Active Directory
3 30 (36.14%) Security Cleared
4 29 (34.94%) VMware
5 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
7 25 (30.12%) SQL
7 25 (30.12%) VBScript
8 24 (28.92%) SC Cleared
9 21 (25.30%) HP
10 18 (21.69%) Migration
11 17 (20.48%) XML
12 16 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (16.87%) .NET
13 14 (16.87%) HTML
13 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (15.66%) MSI
14 13 (15.66%) Change Management
15 12 (14.46%) C#
15 12 (14.46%) IIS
15 12 (14.46%) SharePoint
15 12 (14.46%) Unit Testing
16 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
16 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.25%) Finance
17 10 (12.05%) DNS
17 10 (12.05%) MCSA
17 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
17 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (14.46%) SharePoint
1 12 (14.46%) IIS
2 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.05%) Lync
3 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.20%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.20%) Apache
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) DNS
2 6 (7.23%) LAN
2 6 (7.23%) WAN
3 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.82%) SAN
5 3 (3.61%) Firewall
5 3 (3.61%) NAS
6 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.41%) DHCP
7 1 (1.20%) HTTP
7 1 (1.20%) SNMP
7 1 (1.20%) LDAP
7 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.20%) SSL
7 1 (1.20%) Network Security
7 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) MSI
2 6 (7.23%) InstallShield
3 5 (6.02%) AdminStudio
4 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.20%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Administrator
2 10 (12.05%) Developer
2 10 (12.05%) Consultant
3 8 (9.64%) Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Development Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Applications Support
5 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.23%) Software Development Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) LAN Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) DBA
7 4 (4.82%) Applications Packager
8 3 (3.61%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) XML
2 14 (16.87%) HTML
2 14 (16.87%) .NET
3 9 (10.84%) XSD
3 9 (10.84%) WinForms
3 9 (10.84%) WPF
4 6 (7.23%) Application Packaging
4 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.23%) CSS
5 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.61%) Web Services
6 2 (2.41%) HTML5
7 1 (1.20%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.20%) Middleware
7 1 (1.20%) JSP
7 1 (1.20%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.23%) User Experience
2 6 (7.23%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.43%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.02%) UNIX
6 5 (6.02%) Linux
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.20%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Migration
2 13 (15.66%) Change Management
3 12 (14.46%) Unit Testing
4 10 (12.05%) Performance Management
5 9 (10.84%) ITIL
6 7 (8.43%) Performance Testing
7 6 (7.23%) High Availability
8 5 (6.02%) Validation
9 4 (4.82%) Software Distribution
9 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.82%) Coaching
10 3 (3.61%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.61%) Database Mirroring
10 3 (3.61%) Change Control
10 3 (3.61%) Capacity Management
11 2 (2.41%) Build Automation
11 2 (2.41%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) SQL
1 25 (30.12%) VBScript
2 12 (14.46%) C#
3 8 (9.64%) REXX
3 8 (9.64%) Tcl
4 7 (8.43%) Shell Script
4 7 (8.43%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.23%) VB
5 6 (7.23%) VBA
5 6 (7.23%) Perl
6 5 (6.02%) C++
7 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) AWK
8 1 (1.20%) Korn
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 30 (36.14%) Security Cleared
2 24 (28.92%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (12.05%) MCSA
5 7 (8.43%) MCITP
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
7 3 (3.61%) MCP
8 2 (2.41%) MCSE
8 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.20%) ISEB
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
1 5 (6.02%) QA
System Software
1 32 (38.55%) Active Directory
2 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.84%) vSphere
4 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.41%) vCloud
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (9.64%) SCCM
3 7 (8.43%) WMI
4 5 (6.02%) Control-M
5 3 (3.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.41%) WSUS
6 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.20%) Nagios
7 1 (1.20%) Opsview
7 1 (1.20%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 29 (34.94%) VMware
2 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.30%) HP
4 5 (6.02%) Sybase
4 5 (6.02%) Citrix
4 5 (6.02%) Symantec
5 4 (4.82%) F5
5 4 (4.82%) Lumension
6 3 (3.61%) McAfee
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle
6 3 (3.61%) Novell
6 3 (3.61%) Cisco
7 2 (2.41%) BMC
7 2 (2.41%) CA
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.20%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.20%) AppSense
8 1 (1.20%) Lotus
8 1 (1.20%) Borland
8 1 (1.20%) Dell