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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 68 138 104
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -34
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 259 113 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.72% 1.23% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.80% 3.84% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 63 83
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.88% +27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -26.15%
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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
3320 2942 2907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.87% 31.95% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 1616 1484
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 100 151
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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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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 +26 84 £344 +4.55% 7
Surrey +37 50 £388 -22.50% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 37 £407 +1.75% 5
Berkshire +6 34 £425 +6.25% 10
West Sussex +8 23 £350 +20.68% 1
Oxfordshire -11 16 £350 +22.80% 5
Kent +8 10 £470 +10.58% 4
East Sussex - 3 £298 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £425 -
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 317 (64.04%) Windows
2 251 (50.71%) Microsoft
3 211 (42.63%) VMware
4 199 (40.20%) Active Directory
5 165 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 136 (27.47%) SQL
7 133 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 127 (25.66%) Security Cleared
9 120 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 111 (22.42%) VBScript
11 104 (21.01%) .NET
12 95 (19.19%) ITIL
13 93 (18.79%) SC Cleared
14 91 (18.38%) SQL Server
15 89 (17.98%) IIS
15 89 (17.98%) HP
15 89 (17.98%) DNS
16 88 (17.78%) Migration
16 88 (17.78%) Hyper-V
17 82 (16.57%) Linux
17 82 (16.57%) MS Excel
18 80 (16.16%) HTML
19 78 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
20 75 (15.15%) vSphere
21 73 (14.75%) SCCM
22 71 (14.34%) C#
23 70 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
24 69 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
25 56 (11.31%) Configuration Management
26 55 (11.11%) UNIX

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 89 (17.98%) IIS
2 52 (10.51%) SharePoint
3 44 (8.89%) MS Exchange
4 40 (8.08%) Lync
5 28 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (3.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (2.42%) Tomcat
11 11 (2.22%) Apache
12 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.01%) JBoss
15 4 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.81%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.81%) Confluence
16 3 (0.61%) TPMS
17 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
18 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 82 (16.57%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.81%) MS Project
4 3 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (6.46%) Office 365
4 8 (1.62%) Heroku
5 7 (1.41%) IaaS
5 7 (1.41%) Yammer
6 6 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.01%) PaaS
8 4 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 89 (17.98%) DNS
2 51 (10.30%) Firewall
3 45 (9.09%) SAN
4 40 (8.08%) DHCP
5 31 (6.26%) VPN
6 26 (5.25%) TCP/IP
7 25 (5.05%) Internet
8 23 (4.65%) LDAP
9 21 (4.24%) NetScaler
10 16 (3.23%) Intranet
10 16 (3.23%) VLAN
11 15 (3.03%) Network Security
11 15 (3.03%) LAN
11 15 (3.03%) WAN
12 11 (2.22%) SMTP
13 10 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.62%) NAS
15 7 (1.41%) X.400
15 7 (1.41%) X.500
15 7 (1.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.64%) MySQL
5 15 (3.03%) DB2
6 14 (2.83%) DB2 UDB
7 13 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.21%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.21%) SSDT
13 5 (1.01%) Big Data
13 5 (1.01%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.01%) OLTP
14 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 42 (8.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.05%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.24%) Visual Studio
5 19 (3.84%) Subversion
6 18 (3.64%) MSBuild
7 16 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (3.03%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (2.02%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.62%) Wise Package Studio
11 8 (1.62%) JIRA
11 8 (1.62%) MSI
12 7 (1.41%) Ant
13 6 (1.21%) Maven
13 6 (1.21%) Selenium
13 6 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.21%) TestNG
13 6 (1.21%) WinDbg
General
1 44 (8.89%) Finance
2 15 (3.03%) Banking
3 9 (1.82%) Back Office
4 8 (1.62%) Military
4 8 (1.62%) Online Betting
5 5 (1.01%) Retail
5 5 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.81%) Marketing
7 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.40%) Publishing
7 2 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (13.13%) Analyst
2 55 (11.11%) Consultant
3 50 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (9.29%) Administrator
5 44 (8.89%) Developer
6 27 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (5.25%) Support Analyst
8 25 (5.05%) DBA
9 23 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (4.24%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
11 20 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (3.43%) Architect
13 16 (3.23%) SQL DBA
14 15 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
16 13 (2.63%) Active Directory Consultant
16 13 (2.63%) Security Analyst
16 13 (2.63%) Test Specialist
17 12 (2.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (21.01%) .NET
2 80 (16.16%) HTML
3 54 (10.91%) XML
4 42 (8.48%) ASP.NET
5 27 (5.45%) CSS
6 22 (4.44%) JSP
6 22 (4.44%) SOAP
7 19 (3.84%) Web Services
8 16 (3.23%) HTML5
9 13 (2.63%) jQuery
9 13 (2.63%) CSS3
10 9 (1.82%) Application Packaging
10 9 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (1.82%) WCF
11 8 (1.62%) WPF
11 8 (1.62%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.41%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.41%) REST
12 7 (1.41%) J2EE
13 5 (1.01%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.07%) Clustering
2 28 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.42%) User Experience
6 11 (2.22%) Replication
7 10 (2.02%) PKI
8 9 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.81%) Social Media
10 4 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.61%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (0.61%) Statistics
11 3 (0.61%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.40%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 317 (64.04%) Windows
2 165 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (16.57%) Linux
5 69 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (11.11%) UNIX
7 46 (9.29%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.43%) Windows 8
9 16 (3.23%) Mac OS X
10 14 (2.83%) Windows XP
11 10 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.82%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.81%) SUSE
14 4 (0.81%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.61%) Android
15 3 (0.61%) Solaris
16 2 (0.40%) HPUX
17 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.19%) ITIL
2 88 (17.78%) Migration
3 56 (11.31%) Configuration Management
4 52 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (7.07%) High Availability
6 34 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (5.66%) Load Balancing
8 26 (5.25%) Project Management
9 23 (4.65%) Change Management
9 23 (4.65%) DevOps
10 20 (4.04%) Security Testing
11 19 (3.84%) Release Management
11 19 (3.84%) CRM
12 18 (3.64%) Knowledge Management
13 16 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (3.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (3.03%) Incident Management
14 15 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.47%) SQL
2 111 (22.42%) VBScript
3 71 (14.34%) C#
4 51 (10.30%) JavaScript
5 49 (9.90%) VB
6 40 (8.08%) Python
7 35 (7.07%) Perl
8 25 (5.05%) Java
8 25 (5.05%) Shell Script
9 24 (4.85%) T-SQL
10 23 (4.65%) Ruby
11 19 (3.84%) C++
12 11 (2.22%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.41%) Go
13 7 (1.41%) C
13 7 (1.41%) PHP
13 7 (1.41%) VBA
14 6 (1.21%) C++/CLI
15 4 (0.81%) Groovy
15 4 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 127 (25.66%) Security Cleared
2 93 (18.79%) SC Cleared
3 78 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (9.70%) MCITP
5 32 (6.46%) DV Cleared
6 28 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (5.05%) MCSA
7 25 (5.05%) Degree
8 22 (4.44%) ISTQB
9 21 (4.24%) MCSE
9 21 (4.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 18 (3.64%) ISEB
11 13 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (2.42%) CISSP
13 10 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.82%) VCP4
15 8 (1.62%) MCTS
16 3 (0.61%) CCNA
16 3 (0.61%) MCP
17 2 (0.40%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.46%) SLA
2 3 (0.61%) QA
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 199 (40.20%) Active Directory
2 133 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (17.78%) Hyper-V
4 75 (15.15%) vSphere
5 43 (8.69%) XenApp
6 27 (5.45%) VMware ESX
7 22 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 19 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.42%) XenServer
10 9 (1.82%) NFS
11 8 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.21%) vCloud
13 5 (1.01%) HDFS
13 5 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.01%) UAG
13 5 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.01%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.61%) Samba
14 3 (0.61%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 73 (14.75%) SCCM
2 48 (9.70%) SCOM
3 33 (6.67%) Puppet
4 21 (4.24%) WSUS
5 19 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 15 (3.03%) Nagios
8 13 (2.63%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (2.42%) SCSM
10 9 (1.82%) OVSD
10 9 (1.82%) SCOrch
10 9 (1.82%) Icinga
10 9 (1.82%) vMotion
10 9 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (1.62%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (1.41%) HP SIM
13 6 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (1.21%) BMC PATROL
13 6 (1.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 251 (50.71%) Microsoft
2 211 (42.63%) VMware
3 89 (17.98%) HP
4 51 (10.30%) Cisco
4 51 (10.30%) Citrix
5 24 (4.85%) Oracle
6 20 (4.04%) Red Hat
7 19 (3.84%) SolarWinds
8 17 (3.43%) NetApp
9 16 (3.23%) Dell
9 16 (3.23%) Lumension
10 13 (2.63%) 3PAR
10 13 (2.63%) McAfee
11 11 (2.22%) EMC
12 10 (2.02%) BMC
13 9 (1.82%) Brocade
14 8 (1.62%) F5
14 8 (1.62%) IBM
14 8 (1.62%) Perforce
15 7 (1.41%) Sun
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