The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows PowerShell
Rank 95 94 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 41 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 0.86% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.74% 2.60% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 23
Average daily rate
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£351 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £334 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-21.53% -7.14%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1096 693 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.80% 32.98% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 426 609
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 41 76
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £12.55 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +10 18 £463 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 12 £315 +1.94%
Dorset - 4 £325 -
Bristol -23 2 £500 - 1
Somerset -22 1 £350 -2.77% 3
Devon - - - - 1
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PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 57 (53.77%) Microsoft
2 54 (50.94%) SharePoint
3 52 (49.06%) Security Cleared
4 51 (48.11%) Windows
5 44 (41.51%) SC Cleared
6 34 (32.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (32.08%) SQL Server
7 31 (29.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 28 (26.42%) IIS
9 27 (25.47%) VMware
10 25 (23.58%) Migration
11 22 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (20.75%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (19.81%) .NET
13 20 (18.87%) Active Directory
14 18 (16.98%) Firewall
14 18 (16.98%) Telecoms
14 18 (16.98%) C#
15 17 (16.04%) SQL
15 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
15 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (15.09%) SharePoint Server
17 15 (14.15%) ISA Server
17 15 (14.15%) Finance
17 15 (14.15%) VMware ESX
17 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (13.21%) Unit Testing
18 14 (13.21%) SCCM
18 14 (13.21%) Citrix
18 14 (13.21%) ITIL

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 54 (50.94%) SharePoint
2 34 (32.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 31 (29.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 28 (26.42%) IIS
5 16 (15.09%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (11.32%) MS Exchange
7 7 (6.60%) MS Project Server
7 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (5.66%) Lync
9 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (2.83%) Node.js
10 3 (2.83%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) InfoPath
3 4 (3.77%) MS Project
3 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Office 365
2 3 (2.83%) Jelastic
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) Firewall
2 11 (10.38%) DNS
2 11 (10.38%) SAN
3 9 (8.49%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.55%) Intranet
5 5 (4.72%) DHCP
5 5 (4.72%) NAS
6 3 (2.83%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.89%) Network Security
7 2 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.89%) HTTP
7 2 (1.89%) LAN
7 2 (1.89%) WAN
8 1 (0.94%) VPN
8 1 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 22 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.94%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.49%) ClearCase
3 6 (5.66%) MSI
4 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.89%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (1.89%) PVCS
General
1 18 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.15%) Finance
3 5 (4.72%) Publishing
4 4 (3.77%) Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (18.87%) Developer
2 19 (17.92%) Consultant
3 17 (16.04%) SharePoint Administrator
4 16 (15.09%) Administrator
5 13 (12.26%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Architect
7 9 (8.49%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (3.77%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) SharePoint Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Applications Packager
11 3 (2.83%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Active Directory Consultant
11 3 (2.83%) Cloud Software Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) .NET
2 9 (8.49%) JSP
3 6 (5.66%) MSMQ
3 6 (5.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (4.72%) Software Packaging
4 5 (4.72%) CSS
5 4 (3.77%) HTML
5 4 (3.77%) Web Services
5 4 (3.77%) HTML5
6 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.83%) WCF
6 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.89%) XML
8 1 (0.94%) XSLT
8 1 (0.94%) SOAP
8 1 (0.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.94%) REST
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Clustering
2 4 (3.77%) Taxonomies
3 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) iPad
4 1 (0.94%) PKI
4 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) Firmware
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (48.11%) Windows
2 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (12.26%) Linux
4 11 (10.38%) UNIX
5 10 (9.43%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) Migration
2 14 (13.21%) ITIL
2 14 (13.21%) Unit Testing
3 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
4 11 (10.38%) Project Management
5 10 (9.43%) Workflow
6 9 (8.49%) Compatibility Testing
6 9 (8.49%) ITIL V3
6 9 (8.49%) Incident Management
6 9 (8.49%) MVC
6 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.49%) Software Distribution
7 8 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.60%) OO
9 6 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (5.66%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (3.77%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.98%) C#
2 17 (16.04%) SQL
3 12 (11.32%) VBScript
4 11 (10.38%) Perl
5 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.66%) Python
6 6 (5.66%) Ruby
7 4 (3.77%) VB
8 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.89%) Delphi
8 2 (1.89%) PHP
8 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.94%) Java
9 1 (0.94%) C
9 1 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 52 (49.06%) Security Cleared
2 44 (41.51%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.77%) MCTS
5 4 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (0.94%) MCP
6 1 (0.94%) MCSE
6 1 (0.94%) NCDA
6 1 (0.94%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.15%) ISA Server
2 15 (14.15%) VMware ESX
2 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.55%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.55%) XenDesktop
3 8 (7.55%) vCloud
4 7 (6.60%) XenApp
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (4.72%) vSphere
6 4 (3.77%) NFS
7 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) SCCM
2 6 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (5.66%) WSUS
2 6 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (3.77%) AppDNA
5 3 (2.83%) SCOM
5 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.89%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.94%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 57 (53.77%) Microsoft
2 27 (25.47%) VMware
3 14 (13.21%) Citrix
4 13 (12.26%) Barracuda Networks
5 12 (11.32%) Symantec
6 10 (9.43%) McAfee
7 9 (8.49%) Sophos
8 7 (6.60%) HP
8 7 (6.60%) Oracle
9 6 (5.66%) Cisco
10 5 (4.72%) Lumension
10 5 (4.72%) Altiris
11 4 (3.77%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.77%) Sun
12 3 (2.83%) NetApp
13 2 (1.89%) Veritas
13 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.89%) 3Com
13 2 (1.89%) Sybase
13 2 (1.89%) Dell