Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 63 90
Rank change year-on-year -16 +27 +15
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 91 116 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.32% 2.91% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.41% 10.61% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 59 47
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £234 £307 £301
90th Percentile £588 £540 £523
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £19.66 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% -56.31% -
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £22.82 £45.00
% change year-on-year +85.21% -49.29% +100.00%

PowerShell is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,228 1,093 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.29% 27.38% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 657 717
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £275
90th Percentile £561 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £19.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.74% -1.70% -46.31%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.23
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.00 £48.83
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Berkshire

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 48 £444 +12.34% 12
Bracknell -24 10 £363 +34.76% 3
Slough 0 9 £230 -48.89% 3
Newbury -10 4 £425 +26.87% 3
Maidenhead -1 3 £525 +45.83% 2
PowerShell
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 48 (52.75%) Windows
2 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
3 37 (40.66%) Microsoft
3 37 (40.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
5 24 (26.37%) Windows Server
6 22 (24.18%) DevOps
7 18 (19.78%) Linux
7 18 (19.78%) SQL
7 18 (19.78%) VMware
8 17 (18.68%) Firewall
9 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
10 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 14 (15.38%) Python
11 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (14.29%) Bash Shell
11 13 (14.29%) Office 365
11 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (13.19%) Windows 7
12 12 (13.19%) Network Security
12 12 (13.19%) DNS
13 11 (12.09%) ITIL
13 11 (12.09%) Migration
13 11 (12.09%) Degree
13 11 (12.09%) Puppet
13 11 (12.09%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (12.09%) Relational Database
14 10 (10.99%) Docker
14 10 (10.99%) Cosmos DB
14 10 (10.99%) IaaS

PowerShell
Co-occurring 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 9 (9.89%) IIS
2 8 (8.79%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.59%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.30%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (40.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.29%) Office 365
3 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (10.99%) IaaS
4 9 (9.89%) PaaS
5 8 (8.79%) SaaS
6 7 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (6.59%) GitHub
8 5 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (5.49%) Azure Functions
8 5 (5.49%) Serverless
9 3 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (2.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.68%) Firewall
2 12 (13.19%) DNS
2 12 (13.19%) Network Security
3 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.99%) VPN
4 7 (7.69%) Internet
5 6 (6.59%) SAN
6 5 (5.49%) DHCP
6 5 (5.49%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.30%) NAS
7 3 (3.30%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (3.30%) Skype
8 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.20%) LAN
8 2 (2.20%) PBX
8 2 (2.20%) PSTN
8 2 (2.20%) VoIP
8 2 (2.20%) WAN
8 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.09%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.99%) Cosmos DB
4 8 (8.79%) RDBMS
5 7 (7.69%) Big Data
5 7 (7.69%) Data Lake
5 7 (7.69%) HDInsight
6 6 (6.59%) Power BI
7 5 (5.49%) Hadoop
7 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.20%) MSI
5 2 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.20%) Toad
General
1 4 (4.40%) Finance
1 4 (4.40%) Retail
2 2 (2.20%) French Language
3 1 (1.10%) Law
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (18.68%) Consultant
3 14 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (14.29%) Architect
5 11 (12.09%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (6.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Azure Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.30%) Linux Specialist
10 3 (3.30%) Migration Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) JSON
2 8 (8.79%) .NET
3 6 (6.59%) Web Services
4 5 (5.49%) SAML
5 3 (3.30%) Kafka
6 2 (2.20%) CSS
6 2 (2.20%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.10%) COM
7 1 (1.10%) HTML
7 1 (1.10%) OAuth
7 1 (1.10%) SailPoint
7 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.49%) PKI
3 4 (4.40%) Replication
4 3 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Licensing
4 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) Digital Signage
5 2 (2.20%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) iPad
5 2 (2.20%) iPhone
5 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Blog
6 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.75%) Windows
2 24 (26.37%) Windows Server
3 18 (19.78%) Linux
4 12 (13.19%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.79%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.40%) Android
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.30%) CentOS
9 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) DevOps
2 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 11 (12.09%) Migration
4 10 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.69%) Analytics
5 7 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.49%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (5.49%) Logistics
6 5 (5.49%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (5.49%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.49%) Project Management
6 5 (5.49%) Software Licensing
6 5 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (3.30%) ITSM
8 3 (3.30%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) SQL
2 14 (15.38%) Python
3 13 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 10 (10.99%) C#
5 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.40%) C
7 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.30%) VB
8 2 (2.20%) Java
8 2 (2.20%) R
8 2 (2.20%) Scala
9 1 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.10%) Ruby
9 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.10%) VB6
9 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
3 11 (12.09%) Degree
4 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.20%) MCSE
8 1 (1.10%) MCP
8 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.99%) Docker
3 8 (8.79%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.79%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.30%) vSphere
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (12.09%) Puppet
2 7 (7.69%) Ansible
3 6 (6.59%) SCCM
4 5 (5.49%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (5.49%) Terraform
5 4 (4.40%) AirWatch
6 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.20%) SCOM
8 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.78%) VMware
3 8 (8.79%) Veeam
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle
5 4 (4.40%) Cisco
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix
6 3 (3.30%) McAfee
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.30%) Tableau
7 2 (2.20%) Equitrac
7 2 (2.20%) Google
7 2 (2.20%) HP
7 2 (2.20%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.20%) Lumension
7 2 (2.20%) Motorola
7 2 (2.20%) Proofpoint
7 2 (2.20%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.10%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.10%) Nintex
8 1 (1.10%) Snow