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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 113 128 79
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -49
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 31 21 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 0.65% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 1.74% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 30
Average daily rate £381 £345 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.50% -12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £254 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £447 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1173 1208 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.38% 37.47% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 777 544
Average daily rate £370 £386 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 45
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.80 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 18 £363 -11.58% 4
Gloucestershire - 5 £400 -
Somerset +1 2 £343 +37.00% 5
Dorset - 2 - - 3
Bristol -3 1 £290 +0.86% 9
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 73 (63.48%) Windows
2 48 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 48 (41.74%) Active Directory
3 37 (32.17%) SQL
3 37 (32.17%) SQL Server
4 36 (31.30%) Windows Server
5 35 (30.43%) VMware
6 34 (29.57%) SharePoint
7 33 (28.70%) Security Cleared
8 29 (25.22%) Linux
9 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (19.13%) Migration
12 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (16.52%) ITIL
14 18 (15.65%) .NET
14 18 (15.65%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (15.65%) DV Cleared
14 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (14.78%) vSphere
15 17 (14.78%) Identity Management
16 16 (13.91%) Shell Script
16 16 (13.91%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (13.91%) VBScript
16 16 (13.91%) SAP
16 16 (13.91%) Unix
16 16 (13.91%) Ingres
16 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 34 (29.57%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.35%) IIS
7 3 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.74%) Apache
8 2 (1.74%) CMS
9 1 (0.87%) JBoss
9 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) InfoPath
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) IaaS
3 1 (0.87%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) DHCP
1 9 (7.83%) DNS
2 7 (6.09%) SAN
3 5 (4.35%) Firewall
4 4 (3.48%) LAN
4 4 (3.48%) WAN
5 3 (2.61%) VoIP
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.74%) NAS
7 1 (0.87%) HTTP
7 1 (0.87%) Internet
7 1 (0.87%) SNMP
7 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.91%) BusinessObjects
2 16 (13.91%) Ingres
2 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (10.43%) BusinessObjects XI
4 12 (10.43%) SAP BI
4 12 (10.43%) SAP Data Services
5 11 (9.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 11 (9.57%) Xcelsius
6 10 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (5.22%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (4.35%) MySQL
10 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.96%) TeamCity
1 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.48%) Ant
3 4 (3.48%) Artifactory
3 4 (3.48%) Maven
3 4 (3.48%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.61%) JIRA
4 3 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.74%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.87%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.87%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 9 (7.83%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Military
4 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (22.61%) DBA
2 23 (20.00%) Administrator
2 23 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 18 (15.65%) Consultant
4 15 (13.04%) Developer
4 15 (13.04%) SQL Server DBA
5 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (7.83%) SQL Server Consultant
8 8 (6.96%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) IT Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Applications Packager
11 5 (4.35%) SAP BI Consultant
11 5 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
11 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
11 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.65%) .NET
2 12 (10.43%) SAP XI
3 6 (5.22%) jQuery
4 5 (4.35%) CSS
4 5 (4.35%) HTML
5 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.48%) J2EE
5 4 (3.48%) REST
5 4 (3.48%) Web Services
5 4 (3.48%) XML
6 3 (2.61%) WCF
7 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.87%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.87%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.48%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.61%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.74%) CESG
5 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.74%) PKI
5 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.74%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.87%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) DataPower
6 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 73 (63.48%) Windows
2 36 (31.30%) Windows Server
3 29 (25.22%) Linux
4 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (13.91%) Unix
8 14 (12.17%) Windows 7
9 11 (9.57%) Windows XP
10 8 (6.96%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.61%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.13%) Migration
2 19 (16.52%) ITIL
3 18 (15.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (14.78%) Identity Management
5 16 (13.91%) DevOps
6 15 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (12.17%) ETL
7 14 (12.17%) ETL Development
8 13 (11.30%) CRM
9 12 (10.43%) Dimensional Modelling
9 12 (10.43%) SQL Optimisation
10 9 (7.83%) Database Security
11 8 (6.96%) High Availability
11 8 (6.96%) Software Deployment
12 7 (6.09%) Data Migration
12 7 (6.09%) Service Delivery
12 7 (6.09%) Workflow
13 6 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (5.22%) Patch Management
14 5 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.17%) SQL
2 16 (13.91%) Shell Script
2 16 (13.91%) VBScript
3 14 (12.17%) C#
4 13 (11.30%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.09%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.09%) Perl
5 7 (6.09%) VB
6 6 (5.22%) Ruby
7 5 (4.35%) Java
7 5 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (1.74%) PHP
8 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (28.70%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (15.65%) DV Cleared
4 13 (11.30%) MCSE
5 10 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.96%) MCSA
8 7 (6.09%) MCITP
9 6 (5.22%) MCTS
10 5 (4.35%) CCNA
10 5 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.61%) MCAD
11 3 (2.61%) MCSD
12 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.74%) CCNP
12 2 (1.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) SLA
2 4 (3.48%) QA
3 3 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.61%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (41.74%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.78%) vSphere
4 15 (13.04%) VMware ESX
5 13 (11.30%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.35%) XenApp
7 2 (1.74%) vCloud
8 1 (0.87%) Firmware
8 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.87%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) SCCM
2 10 (8.70%) WSUS
3 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.61%) Nessus
4 3 (2.61%) Puppet
5 2 (1.74%) Ansible
5 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.74%) Nagios
5 2 (1.74%) vMotion
6 1 (0.87%) SCOM
6 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 35 (30.43%) VMware
3 16 (13.91%) SAP
4 14 (12.17%) Citrix
5 13 (11.30%) Oracle
6 10 (8.70%) Cisco
7 9 (7.83%) NetApp
8 7 (6.09%) Sophos
9 6 (5.22%) HP
10 5 (4.35%) Symantec
11 4 (3.48%) Intel Security
11 4 (3.48%) Nintex
12 3 (2.61%) Adobe
12 3 (2.61%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.61%) Kaspersky
12 3 (2.61%) Veeam
13 2 (1.74%) EMC
13 2 (1.74%) Juniper
13 2 (1.74%) Sun
14 1 (0.87%) Dell
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