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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 64 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 64 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.51% 1.22% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.62% 3.22% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 18
Average daily rate £375 £344 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.05 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.89% -13.63%
PowerShell
UK

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
840 1026 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.92% 37.92% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 616 416
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £47.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 24 £313 +13.63% 3
Renfrewshire -1 21 £394 +13.31% 2
Glasgow +21 15 £375 +5.26% 2
West Lothian - 1 £330 - 1
PowerShell
UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 94 (87.85%) Windows
2 67 (62.62%) Windows Server
3 57 (53.27%) Microsoft
4 55 (51.40%) Active Directory
4 55 (51.40%) VMware
5 49 (45.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 47 (43.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (41.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (37.38%) SQL Server
9 35 (32.71%) Security Cleared
10 32 (29.91%) SC Cleared
10 32 (29.91%) VBScript
11 30 (28.04%) DNS
12 27 (25.23%) Citrix
13 26 (24.30%) .NET
13 26 (24.30%) Hyper-V
14 25 (23.36%) C#
14 25 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (22.43%) ITIL
15 24 (22.43%) HP
16 20 (18.69%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
18 18 (16.82%) MS Exchange
18 18 (16.82%) DHCP
18 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
18 18 (16.82%) SQL
19 17 (15.89%) HTML
19 17 (15.89%) MSI
19 17 (15.89%) SCCM
19 17 (15.89%) Windows 7

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (16.82%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.95%) Skype for Business
3 15 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (12.15%) OpenStack
5 12 (11.21%) IIS
5 12 (11.21%) SharePoint
6 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (6.54%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (6.54%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (3.74%) NServiceBus
9 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.93%) Apache
11 1 (0.93%) JBoss
11 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Office 365
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.04%) DNS
2 18 (16.82%) DHCP
3 14 (13.08%) SAN
4 12 (11.21%) WAN
5 6 (5.61%) NetScaler
6 5 (4.67%) Firewall
6 5 (4.67%) Skype
7 4 (3.74%) Internet
7 4 (3.74%) LAN
8 3 (2.80%) LDAP
8 3 (2.80%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.87%) HTTP
9 2 (1.87%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.87%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.87%) NAS
9 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.87%) VPN
10 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.93%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) RDBMS
2 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (15.89%) MSI
2 7 (6.54%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.80%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.87%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.93%) git-flow
5 1 (0.93%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (11.21%) Developer
2 9 (8.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) Analyst
4 7 (6.54%) Software Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Development Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Software Development Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.67%) Administrator
6 5 (4.67%) Applications Packager
6 5 (4.67%) Consultant
6 5 (4.67%) Server Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Tools Developer
6 5 (4.67%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) IT Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.30%) .NET
2 17 (15.89%) HTML
3 16 (14.95%) WinForms
3 16 (14.95%) WPF
3 16 (14.95%) XML
4 15 (14.02%) XSD
5 14 (13.08%) ASP.NET
6 13 (12.15%) CSS
7 6 (5.61%) HTML5
8 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.74%) jQuery
9 4 (3.74%) MSMQ
9 4 (3.74%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (3.74%) Web Services
10 3 (2.80%) Middleware
11 1 (0.93%) CSS3
11 1 (0.93%) JSON
11 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 1 (0.93%) OAuth
11 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.41%) Clustering
3 7 (6.54%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.67%) User Experience
5 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.87%) CMDB
5 2 (1.87%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) PKI
5 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (87.85%) Windows
2 67 (62.62%) Windows Server
3 47 (43.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (41.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (15.89%) Windows 7
7 13 (12.15%) Linux
8 8 (7.48%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.67%) Unix
10 4 (3.74%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.87%) Debian
11 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) ITIL
2 16 (14.95%) Unit Testing
3 13 (12.15%) Change Management
3 13 (12.15%) Performance Management
4 12 (11.21%) OO
5 11 (10.28%) Migration
5 11 (10.28%) Performance Testing
6 10 (9.35%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.35%) Project Management
6 10 (9.35%) Test Scripting
7 8 (7.48%) Application Packaging
7 8 (7.48%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.48%) Service Management
7 8 (7.48%) Web Development
8 7 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (4.67%) ITSM
11 4 (3.74%) DevOps
11 4 (3.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.91%) VBScript
2 25 (23.36%) C#
3 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.82%) SQL
4 14 (13.08%) Java
5 7 (6.54%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.54%) C
5 7 (6.54%) C++
5 7 (6.54%) COBOL
5 7 (6.54%) PL/1
5 7 (6.54%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.67%) Perl
7 4 (3.74%) Python
7 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.87%) AWK
8 2 (1.87%) C-shell
8 2 (1.87%) REXX
8 2 (1.87%) sed
8 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.87%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (32.71%) Security Cleared
2 32 (29.91%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (13.08%) MCSA
5 9 (8.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (6.54%) Degree
7 6 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (5.61%) MCITP
8 4 (3.74%) ISEB
8 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
8 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (2.80%) CCNA
9 3 (2.80%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.80%) MCP
9 3 (2.80%) MCSE
10 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.93%) CCNP
10 1 (0.93%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 55 (51.40%) Active Directory
2 49 (45.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (24.30%) Hyper-V
4 14 (13.08%) XenApp
5 12 (11.21%) XenDesktop
6 10 (9.35%) VMware ESX
6 10 (9.35%) vSphere
7 7 (6.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.67%) Firmware
9 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.93%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (15.89%) SCCM
2 14 (13.08%) SCOM
3 8 (7.48%) WSUS
4 6 (5.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (3.74%) Puppet
6 3 (2.80%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.87%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.87%) WMI
8 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.93%) Nagios
8 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.93%) TADDM
8 1 (0.93%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (53.27%) Microsoft
2 55 (51.40%) VMware
3 27 (25.23%) Citrix
4 24 (22.43%) HP
5 11 (10.28%) Cisco
6 8 (7.48%) Oracle
6 8 (7.48%) Symantec
7 7 (6.54%) AppSense
8 3 (2.80%) Dell
9 2 (1.87%) BMC
9 2 (1.87%) CA
9 2 (1.87%) Veritas
10 1 (0.93%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (0.93%) IronPort
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.93%) RightFax
10 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.93%) Veeam
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