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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 73 111 132
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +21
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 69 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.48% 1.27% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.83% 3.36% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 4
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £210 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £100.00 £130.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -58.28%
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
1184 1249 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.50% 37.72% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 818 730
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 99 50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £34.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £53.27 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +23 34 £325 +11.11% 4
Gloucestershire +7 17 £344 +18.02%
Wiltshire +21 10 £325 -17.46% 1
Devon +2 2 - -
Somerset +23 1 - - 3
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 100 (78.74%) Windows
2 61 (48.03%) Active Directory
3 54 (42.52%) Microsoft
4 52 (40.94%) SQL
4 52 (40.94%) Windows Server
5 45 (35.43%) VMware
6 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (25.20%) SCCM
7 32 (25.20%) .NET
8 29 (22.83%) SQL Server
9 28 (22.05%) VBScript
10 27 (21.26%) SharePoint
11 26 (20.47%) SAN
11 26 (20.47%) Migration
11 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
12 25 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (17.32%) Windows 7
13 22 (17.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (16.54%) Windows 10
15 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (15.75%) DNS
15 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
15 20 (15.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (14.96%) Linux
16 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
16 19 (14.96%) Office 365
16 19 (14.96%) Virtual Machines
17 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (14.17%) Finance

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 27 (21.26%) SharePoint
2 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
3 13 (10.24%) IIS
4 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.87%) Skype for Business
5 8 (6.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.94%) IBM Domino
7 5 (3.94%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.36%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.57%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (14.96%) Office 365
3 5 (3.94%) SaaS
4 3 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.47%) SAN
2 20 (15.75%) DNS
3 16 (12.60%) DHCP
4 14 (11.02%) Firewall
5 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.51%) VPN
6 7 (5.51%) WAN
7 6 (4.72%) Internet
7 6 (4.72%) LAN
7 6 (4.72%) Skype
8 4 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.36%) SSL
10 2 (1.57%) IMAP4
10 2 (1.57%) POP3
10 2 (1.57%) SMTP
10 2 (1.57%) VLAN
10 2 (1.57%) VoIP
11 1 (0.79%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.79%) NAS
11 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (15.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (9.45%) Ingres
4 12 (9.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.57%) Biml
9 2 (1.57%) Power BI
10 1 (0.79%) MS Access
10 1 (0.79%) OLAP
10 1 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 11 (8.66%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (7.87%) MSI
3 5 (3.94%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.36%) MSBuild
4 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.57%) JIRA
6 1 (0.79%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (14.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Back Office
2 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.36%) Electronics
3 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.36%) Marketing
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
4 2 (1.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Military
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (17.32%) Administrator
2 18 (14.17%) DBA
3 16 (12.60%) SQL DBA
4 15 (11.81%) Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Consultant
6 9 (7.09%) Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) PowerShell Developer
8 6 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (3.94%) Junior
9 5 (3.94%) SharePoint Administrator
9 5 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.20%) .NET
2 4 (3.15%) WCF
3 3 (2.36%) HTML
4 2 (1.57%) LINQ
4 2 (1.57%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Clustering
2 5 (3.94%) NHS
2 5 (3.94%) Replication
3 4 (3.15%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.15%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.36%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.36%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.57%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.57%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) Psychology
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 100 (78.74%) Windows
2 52 (40.94%) Windows Server
3 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (17.32%) Windows 7
5 21 (16.54%) Windows 10
6 19 (14.96%) Linux
7 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (12.60%) Unix
9 7 (5.51%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.79%) Android
11 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.47%) Migration
2 13 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (9.45%) DevOps
3 12 (9.45%) Scrum
3 12 (9.45%) SQL Optimisation
3 12 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.87%) Data Management
4 10 (7.87%) Server Patching
5 8 (6.30%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (6.30%) Software Deployment
6 7 (5.51%) Application Virtualisation
6 7 (5.51%) High Availability
6 7 (5.51%) ITIL
6 7 (5.51%) Release Management
7 6 (4.72%) Business Continuity
7 6 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (4.72%) ETL
8 5 (3.94%) Application Packaging
8 5 (3.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.94%) SQL
2 28 (22.05%) VBScript
3 14 (11.02%) VB
4 12 (9.45%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.30%) C#
6 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.15%) Python
8 3 (2.36%) Java
9 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.51%) MCSE
6 4 (3.15%) Degree
7 3 (2.36%) MCITP
8 2 (1.57%) CISSP
8 2 (1.57%) MCP
9 1 (0.79%) CCNA
9 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.79%) MCTS
9 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 61 (48.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.96%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (11.81%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (7.09%) vSphere
7 7 (5.51%) XenApp
8 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.36%) Snort
9 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.57%) Docker
10 2 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.79%) Firmware
11 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (25.20%) SCCM
2 13 (10.24%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (8.66%) SCOM
4 10 (7.87%) WSUS
5 3 (2.36%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.36%) Nessus
5 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.36%) QRadar
6 2 (1.57%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.57%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.57%) Puppet
7 1 (0.79%) Ansible
7 1 (0.79%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.79%) Packer
7 1 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (42.52%) Microsoft
2 45 (35.43%) VMware
3 10 (7.87%) Citrix
4 9 (7.09%) SAP
5 8 (6.30%) Cisco
5 8 (6.30%) HP
6 7 (5.51%) Dell
6 7 (5.51%) Intel Security
7 6 (4.72%) Oracle
8 5 (3.94%) Lotus
8 5 (3.94%) Veeam
9 4 (3.15%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.15%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (3.15%) NetApp
9 4 (3.15%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.36%) Juniper
10 3 (2.36%) ScanSafe
11 2 (1.57%) Novell
11 2 (1.57%) Veritas
11 2 (1.57%) Wyse
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