The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 117 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 28 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 1.52% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.31% 4.38% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £526 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £20.79 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +37.93%
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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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1212 822 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.81% 34.80% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 522 595
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 65 86
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.37 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Wiltshire -11 13 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire -15 5 £418 -18.13%
Somerset -14 3 £213 -46.20%
Bristol -15 3 £256 -44.59% 4
Dorset +1 1 - -
Devon - - - -
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 31 (67.39%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
3 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
4 18 (39.13%) SCCM
4 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
6 14 (30.43%) MSI
6 14 (30.43%) ITIL
7 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
8 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
8 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
9 11 (23.91%) Telecoms
10 10 (21.74%) VBScript
10 10 (21.74%) VMware
11 9 (19.57%) Citrix
11 9 (19.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (19.57%) Software Distribution
12 8 (17.39%) ITIL V3
12 8 (17.39%) JSP
12 8 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (17.39%) Compatibility Testing
13 7 (15.22%) WSUS
13 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio
13 7 (15.22%) IIS
13 7 (15.22%) .NET
13 7 (15.22%) C#
14 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (13.04%) SQL

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
2 9 (19.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (15.22%) IIS
4 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
5 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.35%) Lync
6 2 (4.35%) MS Project Server
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
3 3 (6.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) SMS
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) VLAN
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) Intranet
3 1 (2.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MSI
2 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Maven
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (23.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Publishing
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Applications Packager
4 6 (13.04%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) IT Support
8 2 (4.35%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.35%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Migration Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Migration Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) JSP
2 7 (15.22%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) Application Packaging
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.35%) MSMQ
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) Software Packaging
4 2 (4.35%) WCF
5 1 (2.17%) CAML
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) REST
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
5 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Software Distribution
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL V3
3 8 (17.39%) Compatibility Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) ETL
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.35%) Validation
6 2 (4.35%) MVC
6 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.17%) System Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Release Management
7 1 (2.17%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.17%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) VBScript
2 7 (15.22%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) VB
5 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.17%) MCTS
4 1 (2.17%) CCA
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
1 2 (4.35%) QA
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.70%) XenApp
5 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.35%) XenServer
6 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (39.13%) SCCM
2 7 (15.22%) WSUS
3 6 (13.04%) AppDNA
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.35%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 9 (19.57%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) Remedy
5 3 (6.52%) NetApp
5 3 (6.52%) Lumension
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) IBM
6 2 (4.35%) Symantec
6 2 (4.35%) Unisys
6 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.17%) BMC