The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 79 100 112
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 49 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.80% 0.85% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.81% 2.05% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 0
Average daily rate £350 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+15.96% -6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1019 975 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.41% 41.33% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 508 382
Average daily rate £360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £12.42 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £44.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -15 19 £350 - 6
Glasgow +12 10 £375 +3.80%
Stirling - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 70 (75.27%) Windows
2 56 (60.22%) Microsoft
3 42 (45.16%) Security Cleared
4 41 (44.09%) VBScript
5 36 (38.71%) Active Directory
6 33 (35.48%) SC Cleared
6 33 (35.48%) Windows 7
7 25 (26.88%) VB
8 24 (25.81%) .NET
8 24 (25.81%) VMware
9 22 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (22.58%) MS Office
10 21 (22.58%) HP
11 19 (20.43%) ITIL
11 19 (20.43%) SCCM
12 17 (18.28%) SharePoint
13 16 (17.20%) C#
13 16 (17.20%) Citrix
13 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (16.13%) DNS
14 15 (16.13%) MSI
14 15 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (15.05%) Security Architecture
15 14 (15.05%) EMC
16 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (13.98%) SAN
16 13 (13.98%) Windows XP
16 13 (13.98%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (12.90%) Symantec
17 12 (12.90%) McAfee

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 17 (18.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.68%) IIS
3 8 (8.60%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.15%) Lync
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.15%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (22.58%) MS Office
2 10 (10.75%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.38%) InfoPath
3 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.13%) DNS
2 13 (13.98%) SAN
3 10 (10.75%) DHCP
4 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.38%) IPsec
5 5 (5.38%) Kerberos
6 4 (4.30%) Firewall
7 2 (2.15%) SNMP
8 1 (1.08%) WAN
8 1 (1.08%) Internet
8 1 (1.08%) NAS
8 1 (1.08%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (16.13%) MSI
2 10 (10.75%) InstallShield
3 4 (4.30%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.15%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.15%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.08%) Ant
5 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (4.30%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (8.60%) VMware Specialist
2 8 (8.60%) Security Architect
2 8 (8.60%) Applications Packager
2 8 (8.60%) Architect
3 5 (5.38%) Administrator
4 4 (4.30%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (4.30%) Developer
4 4 (4.30%) Consultant
4 4 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (2.15%) Domain Architect
6 2 (2.15%) Designer
6 2 (2.15%) Radia Specialist
6 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (2.15%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (2.15%) Design Engineer
6 2 (2.15%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.81%) .NET
2 7 (7.53%) CSS
3 6 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.45%) Software Packaging
4 5 (5.38%) XML
4 5 (5.38%) WCF
5 4 (4.30%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.23%) EDI
7 2 (2.15%) HTML
7 2 (2.15%) ADO
7 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) CLARiiON
2 6 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 6 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.45%) Replication
3 5 (5.38%) PKI
4 2 (2.15%) Open Source
4 2 (2.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 70 (75.27%) Windows
2 33 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.98%) Windows XP
6 7 (7.53%) Linux
7 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.15%) UNIX
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) ITIL
2 14 (15.05%) Security Architecture
3 12 (12.90%) Migration
4 9 (9.68%) Change Management
5 7 (7.53%) Performance Management
6 6 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.45%) Software Deployment
6 6 (6.45%) Workflow
7 5 (5.38%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (5.38%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.30%) Release Management
8 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.30%) Project Management
9 1 (1.08%) Service Management
9 1 (1.08%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (1.08%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.08%) Build Automation
9 1 (1.08%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.08%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.09%) VBScript
2 25 (26.88%) VB
3 16 (17.20%) C#
4 6 (6.45%) SQL
5 5 (5.38%) Perl
6 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.15%) sed
8 2 (2.15%) Python
8 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 2 (2.15%) C
8 2 (2.15%) AWK
9 1 (1.08%) VB6
9 1 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 33 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.38%) MCTS
4 5 (5.38%) MCP
5 4 (4.30%) MCSD
5 4 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.15%) Degree
6 2 (2.15%) MCSE
6 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.08%) MCITP
7 1 (1.08%) CCNA
7 1 (1.08%) CISSP
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.08%) MCSA
7 1 (1.08%) VCP5
7 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.15%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (11.83%) vSphere
5 10 (10.75%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (10.75%) XenApp
6 7 (7.53%) Terminal Services
7 6 (6.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (3.23%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (20.43%) SCCM
2 10 (10.75%) WMI
3 8 (8.60%) Netcool
3 8 (8.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.30%) SCOM
5 4 (4.30%) ZENworks
6 3 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.23%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.15%) Cacti
7 2 (2.15%) OpenView
7 2 (2.15%) Nagios
8 1 (1.08%) WSUS
8 1 (1.08%) Munin
Vendors
1 56 (60.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.81%) VMware
3 21 (22.58%) HP
4 16 (17.20%) Citrix
5 14 (15.05%) EMC
6 12 (12.90%) Symantec
6 12 (12.90%) McAfee
7 10 (10.75%) Dell
8 9 (9.68%) Lumension
9 8 (8.60%) Sophos
10 4 (4.30%) Novell
11 3 (3.23%) Veritas
11 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.23%) CA
11 3 (3.23%) NetApp
12 2 (2.15%) Vizioncore
12 2 (2.15%) Dell KACE
12 2 (2.15%) Intel
12 2 (2.15%) AppSense
13 1 (1.08%) Remedy
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