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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows PowerShell
Rank 116 78 115
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +37
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 27 66 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 2.08% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.32% 5.60% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 8
Average daily rate
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£337 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £330 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.24 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% +15.12%
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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
1166 1179 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.52% 37.11% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 728 496
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 58 53
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £16.43 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 -7 11 £407 +1.62% 4
Bristol +2 6 £313 -26.03% 5
Somerset +3 5 £255 -32.00%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
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England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
3 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
4 17 (34.69%) SharePoint
4 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
5 16 (32.65%) VMware
6 14 (28.57%) SQL
7 13 (26.53%) IIS
8 12 (24.49%) VBScript
8 12 (24.49%) Citrix
8 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
8 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (22.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (20.41%) Hyper-V
11 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
11 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (18.37%) SCCM
11 9 (18.37%) MS Office
12 8 (16.33%) .NET
12 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
13 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.29%) Application Packaging
13 7 (14.29%) XenApp
13 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
14 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 17 (34.69%) SharePoint
2 13 (26.53%) IIS
3 11 (22.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
7 5 (10.20%) Lync
8 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (2.04%) Apache
10 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.04%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 2 (4.08%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) WAN
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.04%) OLAP
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.04%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MSI
2 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.12%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.08%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) Ant
5 1 (2.04%) Maven
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Consultant
2 12 (24.49%) Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Wintel Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Wintel Support
7 2 (4.08%) IT Support
8 1 (2.04%) Configuration Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.12%) MSMQ
4 3 (6.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.08%) HTML5
5 2 (4.08%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) WCF
5 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) CAML
6 1 (2.04%) XSL
6 1 (2.04%) XHTML
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Social Network
3 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.12%) Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) ETL
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Validation
2 5 (10.20%) Migration
2 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (8.16%) DevOps
4 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.08%) OO
5 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Scrum
5 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.08%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.08%) Content Management
5 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.08%) Web Development
6 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.04%) Release Management
6 1 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) VBScript
3 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.24%) C#
4 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.16%) VB
6 3 (6.12%) Java
6 3 (6.12%) Perl
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
7 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.08%) MCP
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCA
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) CCEE
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (14.29%) XenApp
5 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
6 4 (8.16%) vSphere
6 4 (8.16%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.08%) XenServer
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) SCVMM
2 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (6.12%) Puppet
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) Nagios
4 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) Zenoss
5 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.04%) WMI
5 1 (2.04%) ARCserve
5 1 (2.04%) AppManager
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
3 12 (24.49%) Citrix
4 5 (10.20%) Symantec
5 3 (6.12%) Veeam
5 3 (6.12%) IBM
5 3 (6.12%) Dell
6 2 (4.08%) Unisys
6 2 (4.08%) AppSense
6 2 (4.08%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.08%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.04%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.04%) McAfee
7 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) BMC
7 1 (2.04%) HP