The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 71 131 102
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -29
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 232 119 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.56% 1.33% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.67% 4.04% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 59 66
Average daily rate
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£388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £247 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 22
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.86% -9.23%
PowerShell
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3023 2944 2721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.41% 32.78% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1867 1639 1383
Average daily rate £355 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 104 203
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerShell across the South East region.

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell across the South East region.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Hampshire +31 93 £375 +10.29% 6
Buckinghamshire +40 42 £380 -7.87% 5
Surrey +39 40 £413 +16.19% 5
West Sussex -3 21 £325 +3.17% 2
Berkshire -8 21 £400 -8.57% 14
Oxfordshire -14 12 £325 +30.00% 4
Kent +3 7 £450 +9.09% 7
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 309 (65.33%) Windows
2 225 (47.57%) Microsoft
3 191 (40.38%) VMware
4 183 (38.69%) Active Directory
5 170 (35.94%) Security Cleared
6 161 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (27.27%) VBScript
8 127 (26.85%) SQL
9 123 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 119 (25.16%) SC Cleared
11 101 (21.35%) Linux
12 98 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 96 (20.30%) Hyper-V
14 94 (19.87%) ITIL
15 89 (18.82%) MS Excel
15 89 (18.82%) HP
16 87 (18.39%) .NET
17 84 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
18 82 (17.34%) Configuration Management
19 80 (16.91%) Migration
20 76 (16.07%) SCCM
20 76 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
21 75 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
22 74 (15.64%) HTML
23 73 (15.43%) UNIX
24 70 (14.80%) DNS
25 69 (14.59%) Windows Server 2003
26 66 (13.95%) Puppet
27 65 (13.74%) IIS
28 64 (13.53%) VB

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 65 (13.74%) IIS
2 47 (9.94%) MS Exchange
3 45 (9.51%) SharePoint
4 37 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (7.61%) Lync
6 16 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.75%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.27%) Apache
12 4 (0.85%) Confluence
13 3 (0.63%) TPMS
14 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.21%) JBoss
15 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 89 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.34%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 75 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.65%) Heroku
4 19 (4.02%) Office 365
5 12 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.48%) PaaS
6 7 (1.48%) IaaS
7 6 (1.27%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.63%) Yammer
10 2 (0.42%) Route 53
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.21%) SaaS
11 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 70 (14.80%) DNS
2 54 (11.42%) Firewall
3 37 (7.82%) SAN
4 33 (6.98%) DHCP
5 22 (4.65%) VPN
6 21 (4.44%) LDAP
7 16 (3.38%) SMTP
7 16 (3.38%) LAN
7 16 (3.38%) WAN
8 13 (2.75%) Internet
8 13 (2.75%) X.400
8 13 (2.75%) X.500
9 12 (2.54%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.33%) VLAN
11 10 (2.11%) NetScaler
12 9 (1.90%) SSL
13 8 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.69%) Wireshark
13 8 (1.69%) NAS
14 7 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.17%) DB2
3 15 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.96%) MySQL
4 14 (2.96%) DB2 UDB
5 9 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.85%) EDMS
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.21%) OLTP
12 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 47 (9.94%) Jenkins
2 36 (7.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 34 (7.19%) Git (software)
4 21 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (3.59%) TeamCity
6 17 (3.59%) Visual Studio
7 16 (3.38%) MSI
8 14 (2.96%) StarTeam
9 11 (2.33%) Subversion
10 9 (1.90%) MSBuild
11 8 (1.69%) JIRA
12 7 (1.48%) Ant
12 7 (1.48%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.48%) Wise Package Studio
13 6 (1.27%) Maven
14 5 (1.06%) Selenium
15 4 (0.85%) Gerrit
15 4 (0.85%) AdminStudio
16 3 (0.63%) TestNG
General
1 32 (6.77%) Finance
2 17 (3.59%) Banking
3 14 (2.96%) Military
4 5 (1.06%) Publishing
5 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.63%) Retail
6 3 (0.63%) Games
7 2 (0.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (13.32%) Developer
2 49 (10.36%) Consultant
3 48 (10.15%) Analyst
4 45 (9.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (5.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 25 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (5.07%) Administrator
7 24 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
8 22 (4.65%) Support Analyst
9 18 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (3.59%) Exchange Engineer
10 17 (3.59%) Support Engineer
11 16 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 16 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (3.38%) Architect
12 13 (2.75%) Integration Engineer
12 13 (2.75%) Test Specialist
12 13 (2.75%) Security Analyst
13 12 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 12 (2.54%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (18.39%) .NET
2 74 (15.64%) HTML
3 62 (13.11%) XML
4 45 (9.51%) ASP.NET
5 26 (5.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 23 (4.86%) JSP
7 22 (4.65%) SOAP
8 18 (3.81%) CSS
9 15 (3.17%) Web Services
10 14 (2.96%) Application Packaging
10 14 (2.96%) jQuery
11 12 (2.54%) WCF
12 10 (2.11%) Ajax
12 10 (2.11%) HTML5
13 8 (1.69%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.69%) WPF
14 7 (1.48%) CSS3
15 6 (1.27%) REST
15 6 (1.27%) .NET Framework
16 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.19%) Clustering
2 18 (3.81%) PKI
3 16 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.96%) User Experience
5 14 (2.96%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.27%) Replication
9 5 (1.06%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.85%) Social Media
11 3 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.63%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.63%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.42%) NHS
12 2 (0.42%) Wiki
12 2 (0.42%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.21%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 309 (65.33%) Windows
2 161 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (21.35%) Linux
4 98 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (15.43%) UNIX
6 69 (14.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (11.84%) Windows 7
8 33 (6.98%) Mac OS X
9 17 (3.59%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.96%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.75%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.85%) SUSE
13 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.63%) Android
14 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.42%) HPUX
16 1 (0.21%) VMS
16 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (19.87%) ITIL
2 82 (17.34%) Configuration Management
3 80 (16.91%) Migration
4 76 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (8.25%) DevOps
7 34 (7.19%) High Availability
8 23 (4.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (4.65%) Security Testing
10 21 (4.44%) Project Management
11 20 (4.23%) Knowledge Management
12 19 (4.02%) Change Management
13 18 (3.81%) Open Source
14 15 (3.17%) Service Delivery
15 14 (2.96%) Technical Analysis
15 14 (2.96%) Workflow
15 14 (2.96%) Information Security
15 14 (2.96%) Integration Testing
15 14 (2.96%) Test Scripting
16 13 (2.75%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 129 (27.27%) VBScript
2 127 (26.85%) SQL
3 64 (13.53%) VB
4 57 (12.05%) Python
5 52 (10.99%) C#
6 48 (10.15%) JavaScript
6 48 (10.15%) Ruby
7 43 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 17 (3.59%) Perl
8 17 (3.59%) Go
9 15 (3.17%) Java
10 14 (2.96%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.11%) C
12 9 (1.90%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.06%) VBA
14 4 (0.85%) C++
14 4 (0.85%) PHP
15 3 (0.63%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.42%) Tcl
16 2 (0.42%) REXX
Qualifications
1 170 (35.94%) Security Cleared
2 119 (25.16%) SC Cleared
3 84 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (12.90%) MCITP
5 59 (12.47%) DV Cleared
6 33 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (6.34%) MCSA
8 24 (5.07%) Degree
9 23 (4.86%) ISTQB
10 22 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 21 (4.44%) MCSE
12 17 (3.59%) ISEB
13 13 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (2.33%) MCTS
14 11 (2.33%) CISSP
15 8 (1.69%) CCNA
15 8 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.27%) VCP4
17 4 (0.85%) RHCSA
17 4 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.92%) SLA
2 3 (0.63%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 183 (38.69%) Active Directory
2 123 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (20.30%) Hyper-V
4 49 (10.36%) vSphere
5 30 (6.34%) XenApp
6 22 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 14 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (2.54%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
11 9 (1.90%) NFS
12 7 (1.48%) UAG
13 6 (1.27%) vCloud
14 5 (1.06%) HDFS
15 3 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.63%) Samba
15 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 76 (16.07%) SCCM
2 66 (13.95%) Puppet
3 50 (10.57%) SCOM
4 43 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 23 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (4.44%) SCSM
7 15 (3.17%) WSUS
8 13 (2.75%) WMI
9 12 (2.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (2.33%) Nagios
11 10 (2.11%) SCOrch
11 10 (2.11%) SCVMM
12 9 (1.90%) OVSD
13 8 (1.69%) XenMobile
13 8 (1.69%) AirWatch
14 6 (1.27%) vMotion
14 6 (1.27%) OpenView
14 6 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 225 (47.57%) Microsoft
2 191 (40.38%) VMware
3 89 (18.82%) HP
4 42 (8.88%) Cisco
5 41 (8.67%) Citrix
6 37 (7.82%) Oracle
7 23 (4.86%) NetApp
8 22 (4.65%) Lumension
9 17 (3.59%) McAfee
10 14 (2.96%) 3PAR
10 14 (2.96%) Dell
10 14 (2.96%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.33%) SolarWinds
11 11 (2.33%) Brocade
11 11 (2.33%) Borland
11 11 (2.33%) Clearswift
12 9 (1.90%) AppSense
13 8 (1.69%) EMC
14 6 (1.27%) BMC
15 5 (1.06%) F5
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