The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
South East / Berkshire
Rank 62 72 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 38 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.07% 2.04% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.52% 8.62% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 20
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -12.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.06% +172.22%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 446 580 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.34% 23.62% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 368 463
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 23
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -47.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £17.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Reading +7 18 £420 +10.52% 1
Bracknell +9 10 £513 +13.88% 1
Slough +8 3 £425 +240.00% 3
Windsor - 1 - -
PowerShell
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 39 (58.21%) Active Directory
2 38 (56.72%) Windows
3 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
4 23 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (31.34%) MS Exchange
6 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (29.85%) Windows Server
7 19 (28.36%) Ansible
7 19 (28.36%) Migration
7 19 (28.36%) Python
8 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
8 18 (26.87%) Office 365
9 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (25.37%) DNS
10 15 (22.39%) VMware
10 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (17.91%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (16.42%) Puppet
13 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (16.42%) Linux
14 10 (14.93%) VBScript
14 10 (14.93%) DevOps
15 9 (13.43%) vSphere
15 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
15 9 (13.43%) Citrix
15 9 (13.43%) Retail

PowerShell
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 21 (31.34%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.46%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.48%) CMS
5 3 (4.48%) Drupal
5 3 (4.48%) WordPress
6 2 (2.99%) Confluence
6 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) IIS
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (26.87%) Office 365
3 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.46%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (7.46%) SoftLayer
5 4 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.99%) IaaS
8 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.49%) PaaS
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) DNS
2 7 (10.45%) SMTP
3 6 (8.96%) HTTP
4 4 (5.97%) DHCP
4 4 (5.97%) VSAN
5 3 (4.48%) SSH
6 2 (2.99%) Firewall
6 2 (2.99%) Internet
6 2 (2.99%) LAN
6 2 (2.99%) Skype
6 2 (2.99%) VLAN
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.49%) FTP
7 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.49%) SAN
7 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) MS Access
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Vagrant
2 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.49%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.49%) NuGet
4 1 (1.49%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (13.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Consultant
2 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Consultant
3 13 (19.40%) Office 365 Consultant
4 12 (17.91%) Exchange Consultant
4 12 (17.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (17.91%) Migration Consultant
5 11 (16.42%) Exchange Migration Consultant
6 10 (14.93%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (13.43%) Architect
8 8 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (8.96%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.96%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Automation Architect
10 4 (5.97%) Azure Consultant
10 4 (5.97%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (4.48%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
12 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
12 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) JSON
3 3 (4.48%) WCF
3 3 (4.48%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.46%) FlexPod
2 5 (7.46%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.99%) Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (56.72%) Windows
2 20 (29.85%) Windows Server
2 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (16.42%) Linux
5 7 (10.45%) Windows 10
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.46%) Android
8 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.49%) SUSE
10 1 (1.49%) Unix
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Migration
2 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.93%) DevOps
4 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
5 8 (11.94%) Scrum
6 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.96%) Patch Management
7 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.46%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (7.46%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.46%) Presales
9 4 (5.97%) Demand Management
9 4 (5.97%) Information Management
9 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (5.97%) ITIL
10 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.48%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (4.48%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) Python
2 10 (14.93%) VBScript
3 8 (11.94%) Perl
4 7 (10.45%) SQL
5 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.46%) Java
5 5 (7.46%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) C#
7 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) VCDX
3 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.97%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (58.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.43%) vSphere
3 7 (10.45%) Docker
4 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.46%) vCloud
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.49%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.49%) KVM
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (28.36%) Ansible
2 12 (17.91%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (16.42%) Puppet
4 8 (11.94%) AirWatch
4 8 (11.94%) SCCM
5 6 (8.96%) vRealize
6 3 (4.48%) WSUS
7 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.99%) Netcool
8 1 (1.49%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (1.49%) Netcool/Webtop
8 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.49%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.49%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.39%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) Citrix
4 6 (8.96%) HP
5 5 (7.46%) Cisco
5 5 (7.46%) Nimsoft
6 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.49%) BMC
7 1 (1.49%) CA
7 1 (1.49%) EMC
7 1 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) Lotus
7 1 (1.49%) Meridio
7 1 (1.49%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle
7 1 (1.49%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.49%) Symantec
7 1 (1.49%) Veeam
7 1 (1.49%) Veritas
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