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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 22 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -9
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 221 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.43% 1.10% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.21% 3.45% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 13 19
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £460 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £32.24
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.44%
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
995 957 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.46% 32.02% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 528 571
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £21.50 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Renfrewshire +15 110 £375 -10.71% 1
Edinburgh +35 56 £413 +3.12% 8
Glasgow +29 36 £350 -23.49% 1
PowerShell
UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 225 (78.95%) Windows
2 164 (57.54%) Windows Server
3 159 (55.79%) Microsoft
4 145 (50.88%) Active Directory
5 126 (44.21%) Security Cleared
6 116 (40.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 102 (35.79%) SQL Server
9 101 (35.44%) SC Cleared
10 99 (34.74%) VMware
10 99 (34.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 86 (30.18%) HP
12 85 (29.82%) Migration
13 84 (29.47%) SQL
13 84 (29.47%) MS Excel
14 73 (25.61%) DNS
15 69 (24.21%) Citrix
16 68 (23.86%) Windows Server 2003
16 68 (23.86%) VBScript
17 64 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 62 (21.75%) ITIL
19 59 (20.70%) OpenStack
20 58 (20.35%) Office 365
21 56 (19.65%) MS Exchange
22 55 (19.30%) SharePoint
23 53 (18.60%) JavaScript
23 53 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
24 49 (17.19%) Skype for Business
24 49 (17.19%) C#
24 49 (17.19%) .NET

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 59 (20.70%) OpenStack
2 56 (19.65%) MS Exchange
3 55 (19.30%) SharePoint
4 53 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (17.19%) Skype for Business
6 46 (16.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (12.28%) IIS
8 33 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (9.12%) Office Communications Server
10 25 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (3.16%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (2.46%) Live Communications Server
15 5 (1.75%) Apache
15 5 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (1.40%) NServiceBus
16 4 (1.40%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 84 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 58 (20.35%) Office 365
2 29 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.21%) PaaS
4 9 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.35%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 73 (25.61%) DNS
2 40 (14.04%) SAN
3 34 (11.93%) DHCP
4 31 (10.88%) Skype
5 26 (9.12%) Firewall
6 22 (7.72%) NetScaler
7 19 (6.67%) SSL
7 19 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.21%) WAN
9 10 (3.51%) NAS
10 9 (3.16%) HTTP
10 9 (3.16%) HTTPS
10 9 (3.16%) iSCSI
10 9 (3.16%) SNMP
11 8 (2.81%) Kerberos
12 7 (2.46%) Internet
13 6 (2.11%) LDAP
14 4 (1.40%) LAN
14 4 (1.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (35.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.46%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.05%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.35%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (7.72%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.26%) MSI
4 10 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.51%) MSBuild
4 10 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.11%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.40%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.35%) git-flow
7 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
General
1 43 (15.09%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Banking
3 13 (4.56%) Legal
4 8 (2.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (5.61%) Messaging Engineer
1 16 (5.61%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 15 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
2 15 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
2 15 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
3 14 (4.91%) Server Engineer
4 13 (4.56%) Analyst
4 13 (4.56%) Consultant
4 13 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (4.21%) Software Engineer
6 11 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (3.86%) SharePoint Engineer
7 10 (3.51%) Developer
8 9 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
8 9 (3.16%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (2.81%) Administrator
9 8 (2.81%) Development Engineer
9 8 (2.81%) Software Development Engineer
9 8 (2.81%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (17.19%) .NET
2 33 (11.58%) XML
3 24 (8.42%) HTML
4 23 (8.07%) CSS
5 18 (6.32%) ASP.NET
6 15 (5.26%) Middleware
6 15 (5.26%) WinForms
6 15 (5.26%) WPF
7 14 (4.91%) XSD
8 12 (4.21%) jQuery
9 9 (3.16%) Regular Expression
9 9 (3.16%) Web Services
9 9 (3.16%) XSLT
10 6 (2.11%) HTML5
10 6 (2.11%) OAuth
11 5 (1.75%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.40%) MSMQ
12 4 (1.40%) Razor View Engine
12 4 (1.40%) RESTful
13 2 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.68%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.82%) Clustering
3 14 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.56%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.21%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.81%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.46%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.46%) PKI
9 6 (2.11%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.11%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.75%) User Experience
11 3 (1.05%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.70%) CMDB
13 1 (0.35%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
13 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 225 (78.95%) Windows
2 164 (57.54%) Windows Server
3 116 (40.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (23.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (14.74%) Linux
7 17 (5.96%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.61%) Unix
9 15 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.26%) Solaris
10 13 (4.56%) Windows 10
11 11 (3.86%) AIX
12 9 (3.16%) HPUX
12 9 (3.16%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.40%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (29.82%) Migration
2 62 (21.75%) ITIL
3 35 (12.28%) Load Balancing
4 24 (8.42%) Configuration Management
5 19 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 17 (5.96%) OO
7 15 (5.26%) DevOps
8 14 (4.91%) Service Management
9 13 (4.56%) Application Packaging
10 12 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (4.21%) ITSM
10 12 (4.21%) Test Scripting
11 11 (3.86%) Analytics
11 11 (3.86%) Project Management
11 11 (3.86%) Risk Management
12 10 (3.51%) Change Management
12 10 (3.51%) Conflict Management
12 10 (3.51%) Performance Management
12 10 (3.51%) Problem Management
12 10 (3.51%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (29.47%) SQL
2 68 (23.86%) VBScript
3 53 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 49 (17.19%) C#
5 37 (12.98%) Java
6 28 (9.82%) Python
7 26 (9.12%) Perl
8 17 (5.96%) Bourne shell
8 17 (5.96%) Korn
9 15 (5.26%) Ruby
9 15 (5.26%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.91%) C++
10 14 (4.91%) Jython
11 13 (4.56%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.16%) C
13 7 (2.46%) VBA
14 6 (2.11%) COBOL
14 6 (2.11%) PL/1
14 6 (2.11%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (44.21%) Security Cleared
2 101 (35.44%) SC Cleared
3 99 (34.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (16.49%) Degree
5 43 (15.09%) MCSE
6 24 (8.42%) MCSA
7 17 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 14 (4.91%) MCITP
10 8 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.81%) ISEB
10 8 (2.81%) ISTQB
10 8 (2.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.46%) MCP
11 7 (2.46%) MCTS
12 6 (2.11%) MCSD
13 2 (0.70%) CCNA
14 1 (0.35%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.35%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 145 (50.88%) Active Directory
2 64 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (15.79%) XenApp
4 29 (10.18%) Hyper-V
5 27 (9.47%) XenDesktop
6 19 (6.67%) vSphere
7 13 (4.56%) Terminal Services
8 12 (4.21%) DFS Replication
8 12 (4.21%) VMware ESX
9 11 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (3.51%) Docker
11 8 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (2.11%) Veritas File System
12 6 (2.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (1.05%) Brightmail
13 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.70%) Firmware
15 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.35%) UAG
15 1 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (12.63%) SCCM
2 27 (9.47%) Puppet
3 25 (8.77%) SCOM
4 15 (5.26%) WSUS
5 14 (4.91%) BladeLogic
5 14 (4.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 14 (4.91%) SCOrch
6 12 (4.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 11 (3.86%) Ansible
7 11 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.86%) Tivoli
8 9 (3.16%) Netcool
9 7 (2.46%) HP SiteScope
9 7 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (2.11%) Nagios
10 6 (2.11%) TADDM
11 5 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (1.40%) vRealize
13 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 159 (55.79%) Microsoft
2 99 (34.74%) VMware
3 86 (30.18%) HP
4 69 (24.21%) Citrix
5 25 (8.77%) AppSense
6 23 (8.07%) CA
7 21 (7.37%) IronPort
8 16 (5.61%) Dell
8 16 (5.61%) Symantec
9 15 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.56%) BMC
11 12 (4.21%) Cisco
12 11 (3.86%) Oracle
13 10 (3.51%) Splunk
14 9 (3.16%) IBM
15 7 (2.46%) Altiris
15 7 (2.46%) Veritas
16 6 (2.11%) Nintex
17 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
18 2 (0.70%) RightFax
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