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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 22 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 224 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.74% 1.42% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.11% 4.49% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 17 21
Median daily rate £355 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
+35.84% +2.73%
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
1061 958 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.65% 31.67% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 499 650
Median daily rate £350 £365 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 19
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Renfrewshire +10 99 £342 -10.87%
Edinburgh +30 61 £375 -3.84% 4
Glasgow +37 43 £335 -10.66% 7
Aberdeen - 3 - - 1
PowerShell
UK

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 254 (80.38%) Windows
2 179 (56.65%) Windows Server
3 174 (55.06%) Microsoft
4 166 (52.53%) Active Directory
5 134 (42.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (42.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 132 (41.77%) Security Cleared
8 111 (35.13%) SQL Server
9 109 (34.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 109 (34.49%) VMware
10 108 (34.18%) SQL
11 102 (32.28%) SC Cleared
12 98 (31.01%) Migration
13 94 (29.75%) MS Excel
14 93 (29.43%) HP
15 92 (29.11%) DNS
16 86 (27.22%) VBScript
17 83 (26.27%) Citrix
18 79 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 77 (24.37%) ITIL
20 64 (20.25%) OpenStack
21 62 (19.62%) Office 365
21 62 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
22 58 (18.35%) MS Exchange
22 58 (18.35%) SharePoint
23 55 (17.41%) Exchange Server 2010
24 52 (16.46%) XenApp
25 51 (16.14%) Skype for Business
25 51 (16.14%) Finance
26 49 (15.51%) MCSE

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 64 (20.25%) OpenStack
2 58 (18.35%) MS Exchange
2 58 (18.35%) SharePoint
3 55 (17.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (16.14%) Skype for Business
5 47 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (10.76%) IIS
8 27 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (7.59%) Office Communications Server
10 12 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (2.22%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.27%) Apache
13 4 (1.27%) Live Communications Server
14 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.63%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 94 (29.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 62 (19.62%) Office 365
2 34 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.06%) PaaS
4 9 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.27%) IaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 92 (29.11%) DNS
2 47 (14.87%) SAN
3 45 (14.24%) DHCP
4 32 (10.13%) Skype
5 30 (9.49%) Firewall
6 29 (9.18%) TCP/IP
7 27 (8.54%) SSL
8 23 (7.28%) NetScaler
9 13 (4.11%) SNMP
10 11 (3.48%) Kerberos
11 10 (3.16%) WAN
12 9 (2.85%) NAS
13 8 (2.53%) HTTP
13 8 (2.53%) HTTPS
13 8 (2.53%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.90%) Internet
14 6 (1.90%) LDAP
15 5 (1.58%) LAN
16 4 (1.27%) Intranet
17 2 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (35.13%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.95%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) MySQL
7 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 21 (6.65%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.48%) MSBuild
3 11 (3.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (3.48%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.53%) MSI
5 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.32%) Hudson
6 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
General
1 51 (16.14%) Finance
2 18 (5.70%) Legal
3 13 (4.11%) Banking
4 7 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.58%) Law
6 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (6.96%) Windows Engineer
2 19 (6.01%) Active Directory Engineer
2 19 (6.01%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 18 (5.70%) Messaging Engineer
3 18 (5.70%) Server Engineer
4 17 (5.38%) Citrix Engineer
4 17 (5.38%) Consultant
4 17 (5.38%) SharePoint Engineer
5 15 (4.75%) Wintel Engineer
6 14 (4.43%) Analyst
6 14 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
8 11 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (3.48%) Windows Server Engineer
9 10 (3.16%) Wintel Specialist
10 9 (2.85%) Administrator
10 9 (2.85%) Software Engineer
11 8 (2.53%) Architect
12 7 (2.22%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.76%) .NET
2 28 (8.86%) XML
3 15 (4.75%) CSS
4 13 (4.11%) Middleware
5 12 (3.80%) HTML
6 11 (3.48%) Regular Expression
7 9 (2.85%) XSLT
8 8 (2.53%) jQuery
8 8 (2.53%) WinForms
8 8 (2.53%) WPF
8 8 (2.53%) XSD
9 6 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.90%) OAuth
9 6 (1.90%) REST
9 6 (1.90%) Web Services
10 4 (1.27%) RESTful
11 2 (0.63%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.97%) Computer Science
2 30 (9.49%) Clustering
3 20 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.85%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.85%) PKI
7 8 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.22%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.90%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.90%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.90%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.27%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.27%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.32%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.32%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 254 (80.38%) Windows
2 179 (56.65%) Windows Server
3 134 (42.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 133 (42.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (12.66%) Linux
7 17 (5.38%) Solaris
7 17 (5.38%) Windows 10
7 17 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (4.11%) AIX
10 12 (3.80%) Unix
11 11 (3.48%) HPUX
11 11 (3.48%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (31.01%) Migration
2 77 (24.37%) ITIL
3 34 (10.76%) Load Balancing
4 30 (9.49%) Configuration Management
5 16 (5.06%) Application Packaging
5 16 (5.06%) Unit Testing
6 15 (4.75%) Risk Management
6 15 (4.75%) Virtual Environments
7 14 (4.43%) DevOps
8 12 (3.80%) Service Management
9 11 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.48%) Analytics
9 11 (3.48%) Conflict Management
9 11 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (3.48%) ITSM
9 11 (3.48%) OO
9 11 (3.48%) Release Management
10 10 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (3.16%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 108 (34.18%) SQL
2 86 (27.22%) VBScript
3 49 (15.51%) C#
4 45 (14.24%) JavaScript
5 34 (10.76%) Java
6 29 (9.18%) Perl
7 28 (8.86%) Python
8 20 (6.33%) Bourne shell
9 19 (6.01%) Korn
10 17 (5.38%) T-SQL
11 16 (5.06%) Ruby
12 13 (4.11%) Jython
13 12 (3.80%) Bash Shell
14 10 (3.16%) C++
15 7 (2.22%) VBA
16 5 (1.58%) C
17 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.63%) COBOL
18 2 (0.63%) PL/1
18 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (41.77%) Security Cleared
2 109 (34.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (32.28%) SC Cleared
4 49 (15.51%) MCSE
5 46 (14.56%) Degree
6 30 (9.49%) MCSA
7 20 (6.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (4.75%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.48%) MCITP
10 9 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.22%) MCP
11 7 (2.22%) MCSD
11 7 (2.22%) MCTS
12 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.27%) ISEB
12 4 (1.27%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.63%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 166 (52.53%) Active Directory
2 62 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (16.46%) XenApp
4 30 (9.49%) Hyper-V
4 30 (9.49%) XenDesktop
5 20 (6.33%) vSphere
6 17 (5.38%) Terminal Services
7 15 (4.75%) DFS Replication
7 15 (4.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (4.75%) VMware ESX
8 11 (3.48%) Docker
9 9 (2.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (1.90%) Veritas File System
10 6 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.27%) Firmware
12 3 (0.95%) Brightmail
12 3 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.95%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (14.56%) SCCM
2 29 (9.18%) Puppet
3 27 (8.54%) SCOM
4 25 (7.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (5.06%) WSUS
6 15 (4.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (4.75%) SCOrch
7 14 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (4.11%) BladeLogic
8 13 (4.11%) Tivoli
9 12 (3.80%) Ansible
9 12 (3.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 11 (3.48%) Netcool
11 10 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (2.85%) HP SiteScope
13 8 (2.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (1.90%) Nagios
14 6 (1.90%) TADDM
15 5 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
16 4 (1.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 174 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 109 (34.49%) VMware
3 93 (29.43%) HP
4 83 (26.27%) Citrix
5 27 (8.54%) CA
6 22 (6.96%) AppSense
6 22 (6.96%) IronPort
7 17 (5.38%) Symantec
8 16 (5.06%) Red Hat
9 15 (4.75%) Dell
10 12 (3.80%) Altiris
10 12 (3.80%) BMC
11 11 (3.48%) IBM
11 11 (3.48%) Splunk
12 10 (3.16%) Nintex
12 10 (3.16%) Oracle
13 8 (2.53%) ServiceNow
14 7 (2.22%) Cisco
15 6 (1.90%) Veritas
16 5 (1.58%) NetApp
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