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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
England / South West
Rank 92 95 114
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 40 55 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.55% 1.87% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.92% 4.66% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 15
Median daily rate £350 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -37.50%

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
1021 1180 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.54% 40.11% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 786 721
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 67 72
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 15 £363 -1.02% 1
Gloucestershire +5 7 £234 -45.00% 2
Bristol 0 6 £400 -11.11% 3
Devon - 5 - - 1
Somerset -4 4 £273 -30.79% 3
Cornwall - 2 £318 -
Dorset 0 1 - -
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 66 (61.11%) Windows
2 50 (46.30%) Microsoft
3 39 (36.11%) VMware
4 38 (35.19%) Active Directory
5 36 (33.33%) SQL
6 35 (32.41%) .NET
7 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
8 28 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 27 (25.00%) Linux
10 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
10 25 (23.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (22.22%) MS Excel
12 23 (21.30%) SAN
13 21 (19.44%) SCCM
13 21 (19.44%) SC Cleared
14 19 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (16.67%) VBScript
15 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (15.74%) Clustering
16 17 (15.74%) Migration
17 16 (14.81%) Unix
17 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (13.89%) IIS
19 14 (12.96%) ITIL
19 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
19 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
19 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
20 13 (12.04%) Failover Clustering

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.89%) IIS
2 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (4.63%) Confluence
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.70%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.78%) IBM Domino
7 3 (2.78%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.33%) Office 365
3 6 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.30%) SAN
2 10 (9.26%) Firewall
3 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.70%) DNS
5 4 (3.70%) Internet
5 4 (3.70%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.70%) VPN
5 4 (3.70%) WAN
6 3 (2.78%) DHCP
6 3 (2.78%) LAN
6 3 (2.78%) NAS
6 3 (2.78%) Skype
6 3 (2.78%) VoIP
7 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.85%) Intranet
7 2 (1.85%) VLAN
8 1 (0.93%) DSL
8 1 (0.93%) Extranet
8 1 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (23.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (11.11%) Ingres
5 11 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.70%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (3.70%) PowerPivot
9 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.85%) MySQL
11 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.93%) OLAP
12 1 (0.93%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MSI
1 9 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
4 4 (3.70%) Ant
4 4 (3.70%) Subversion
4 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.78%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.78%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.93%) MSTest
6 1 (0.93%) NUnit
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (9.26%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Advertising
2 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.85%) Back Office
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Electronics
3 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
3 2 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (20.37%) DBA
2 18 (16.67%) Developer
2 18 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 17 (15.74%) Administrator
4 11 (10.19%) Consultant
5 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.48%) Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Junior
8 6 (5.56%) PowerShell Developer
9 5 (4.63%) PowerShell Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) AWS Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) SCCM Administrator
10 4 (3.70%) SCCM Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.41%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) HTML
4 2 (1.85%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.85%) WCF
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.93%) Durandal
5 1 (0.93%) jQuery
5 1 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.93%) React
5 1 (0.93%) RESTful
5 1 (0.93%) WinForms
5 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Clustering
2 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.63%) Replication
3 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (3.70%) PKI
4 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.85%) CESG
5 2 (1.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (61.11%) Windows
2 28 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 27 (25.00%) Linux
4 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (14.81%) Unix
6 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 10 (9.26%) Windows 10
9 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.70%) AIX
10 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.85%) Debian
11 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (15.74%) Migration
3 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.96%) ITIL
5 13 (12.04%) DevOps
6 12 (11.11%) Data Encryption
6 12 (11.11%) SQL Optimisation
7 9 (8.33%) ETL
7 9 (8.33%) High Availability
8 8 (7.41%) Workflow
9 7 (6.48%) Application Virtualisation
9 7 (6.48%) Data Management
9 7 (6.48%) Release Management
9 7 (6.48%) Scrum
9 7 (6.48%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (6.48%) Software Deployment
10 6 (5.56%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.63%) Analytics
11 5 (4.63%) Project Management
11 5 (4.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.33%) SQL
2 18 (16.67%) VBScript
3 12 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 11 (10.19%) C#
5 10 (9.26%) Python
5 10 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.26%) VB
6 7 (6.48%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.70%) Java
8 4 (3.70%) Perl
9 3 (2.78%) C
10 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.63%) CCNA
5 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.70%) Degree
6 4 (3.70%) MCSE
7 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.85%) CCNP
7 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.85%) MCITP
8 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) JSP 440
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.48%) Docker
7 4 (3.70%) Snort
8 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.93%) Firmware
9 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.93%) vSphere
9 1 (0.93%) XenApp
9 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (19.44%) SCCM
2 13 (12.04%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (6.48%) Ansible
3 7 (6.48%) Puppet
4 6 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.56%) Packer
4 6 (5.56%) Terraform
5 5 (4.63%) WSUS
6 4 (3.70%) Nagios
6 4 (3.70%) Nessus
6 4 (3.70%) QRadar
7 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.78%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.93%) MOM
9 1 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.93%) SCOM
9 1 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 39 (36.11%) VMware
3 11 (10.19%) Citrix
3 11 (10.19%) SAP
4 8 (7.41%) Cisco
5 7 (6.48%) Oracle
6 6 (5.56%) HP
7 5 (4.63%) IBM
7 5 (4.63%) Intel Security
8 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.70%) ScanSafe
9 3 (2.78%) Lotus
9 3 (2.78%) Veeam
10 2 (1.85%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.85%) Dell
10 2 (1.85%) Juniper
10 2 (1.85%) Nintex
10 2 (1.85%) Sophos
10 2 (1.85%) Veritas
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