The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for PowerShell skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows PowerShell
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 42 41
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.26% 0.61% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.04% 2.74% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +16.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £337
% change year-on-year -3.84% +15.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.66% +50.00%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 99 73 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 31.23% 22.32% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 55 56
Median daily rate £381 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Luton - 1 £375 - 1
PowerShell
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
3 2 (28.57%) OpenShift
3 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) GitLab
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) OpenShift
3 1 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (14.29%) NuoDB
3 1 (14.29%) Redis
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) GitLab
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Scripter
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 1 (14.29%) Service Design
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIP
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCSP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk