Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 100 96
Rank change year-on-year +34 -4 +20
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 115 67 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.80% 1.56% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.88% 5.56% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 33 55
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +4.92%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £203
90th Percentile £565 £548 £465
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.66 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.85% - -
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £43.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -46.80% +128.95% -59.36%

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 1164 1205 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.32% 28.00% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 695 748
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £286 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £528 £506
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -12.93% +13.08%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £49.20 £54.34
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%

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

PowerShell
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

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in Berkshire

PowerShell
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 23 November 2017. 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 +19 47 £425 +6.25% 2
Bracknell +28 34 £264 -47.25%
Newbury +5 10 £350 +2.56%
Slough +6 5 £450 -7.69%
Maidenhead -9 4 £360 -
Windsor - 1 £475 -
PowerShell
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 76 (66.09%) Windows
2 63 (54.78%) Active Directory
3 53 (46.09%) Microsoft
4 38 (33.04%) Windows Server
5 37 (32.17%) VMware
6 35 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (29.57%) DevOps
8 32 (27.83%) SQL
9 28 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 25 (21.74%) Puppet
12 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (20.87%) Oracle
13 23 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 23 (20.00%) Ansible
14 22 (19.13%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (19.13%) MSBuild
15 21 (18.26%) Ant
15 21 (18.26%) Configuration Management
16 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (16.52%) ITIL
17 19 (16.52%) JIRA
18 18 (15.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (15.65%) Linux
18 18 (15.65%) DNS
19 17 (14.78%) MS Exchange
19 17 (14.78%) Security Cleared
19 17 (14.78%) Confluence

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 17 (14.78%) Confluence
1 17 (14.78%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.04%) IIS
3 8 (6.96%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.35%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.74%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 35 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.04%) Office 365
3 11 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.35%) IaaS
6 4 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.61%) HP Helion
7 3 (2.61%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.61%) PaaS
7 3 (2.61%) SaaS
8 2 (1.74%) GitHub
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.87%) G Suite
9 1 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) Serverless
9 1 (0.87%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.65%) DNS
2 11 (9.57%) DHCP
2 11 (9.57%) Firewall
3 10 (8.70%) SAN
4 9 (7.83%) LAN
4 9 (7.83%) Skype
4 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.96%) NAS
6 7 (6.09%) Internet
7 6 (5.22%) WAN
8 5 (4.35%) Network Security
8 5 (4.35%) VPN
9 4 (3.48%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.48%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.74%) SMTP
12 1 (0.87%) 802.11
12 1 (0.87%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.87%) SNMP
12 1 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.87%) DB2
8 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.87%) OLAP
8 1 (0.87%) OLTP
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (19.13%) MSBuild
3 21 (18.26%) Ant
4 19 (16.52%) JIRA
5 18 (15.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (14.78%) TeamCity
7 16 (13.91%) Gradle
8 12 (10.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (6.09%) Moq
9 7 (6.09%) NSubstitute
9 7 (6.09%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (5.22%) JUnit
10 6 (5.22%) NUnit
11 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
13 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
13 3 (2.61%) Maven
13 3 (2.61%) SonarQube
13 3 (2.61%) Subversion
13 3 (2.61%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.87%) Banking
3 1 (0.87%) Finance
3 1 (0.87%) French Language
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (15.65%) Consultant
2 15 (13.04%) Developer
3 12 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Architect
5 10 (8.70%) Administrator
5 10 (8.70%) Automation Developer
5 10 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
5 10 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 9 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Agile Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Field Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Exchange Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) Web Services
2 11 (9.57%) .NET
3 8 (6.96%) JSON
4 6 (5.22%) REST
4 6 (5.22%) XML
5 3 (2.61%) RESTful
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.74%) SOAP
6 2 (1.74%) WCF
7 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.87%) MDX
7 1 (0.87%) XSD
7 1 (0.87%) XSL
7 1 (0.87%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.35%) Replication
4 4 (3.48%) Fintech
4 4 (3.48%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (2.61%) CESG
5 3 (2.61%) PKI
5 3 (2.61%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (1.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.87%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 76 (66.09%) Windows
2 38 (33.04%) Windows Server
3 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.65%) Linux
6 10 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.35%) Android
10 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.61%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (1.74%) CentOS
11 2 (1.74%) Debian
11 2 (1.74%) Solaris
11 2 (1.74%) SUSE
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.87%) Unix
12 1 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.57%) DevOps
2 28 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.26%) Configuration Management
4 19 (16.52%) ITIL
5 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (7.83%) Service Management
7 8 (6.96%) Release Management
7 8 (6.96%) Test Automation
8 7 (6.09%) Business Transformation
8 7 (6.09%) Identity Management
8 7 (6.09%) Migration
9 6 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.35%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.35%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.35%) Change Management
10 5 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (3.48%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (3.48%) Disk Encryption
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) SQL
2 16 (13.91%) VBScript
3 13 (11.30%) C#
4 11 (9.57%) Java
5 7 (6.09%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.22%) Python
7 4 (3.48%) Perl
7 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.48%) VB
8 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.74%) VBA
10 1 (0.87%) C
10 1 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (14.78%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.43%) Degree
4 11 (9.57%) MCSE
5 8 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
6 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.48%) A+ Certification
7 4 (3.48%) CCNP
7 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.48%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (3.48%) MCITP
7 4 (3.48%) MCTS
7 4 (3.48%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (3.48%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (2.61%) CCNA
8 3 (2.61%) MCSA
8 3 (2.61%) MCSD
9 2 (1.74%) CISSP
9 2 (1.74%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) COBIT
2 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.87%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (54.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.57%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.83%) Docker
5 8 (6.96%) vSphere
6 4 (3.48%) BitLocker
6 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.48%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.61%) vCloud
7 3 (2.61%) XenApp
7 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.87%) NFS
9 1 (0.87%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (21.74%) Puppet
2 23 (20.00%) Ansible
3 22 (19.13%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (13.91%) Salt
4 16 (13.91%) SCOM
5 12 (10.43%) SCCM
6 11 (9.57%) WSUS
7 9 (7.83%) vCenter Server
8 8 (6.96%) PowerCLI
9 7 (6.09%) vRealize
10 5 (4.35%) AirWatch
11 4 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (2.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (1.74%) CFEngine
13 2 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
13 2 (1.74%) SCVMM
13 2 (1.74%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 53 (46.09%) Microsoft
2 37 (32.17%) VMware
3 24 (20.87%) Oracle
4 16 (13.91%) SAP
5 13 (11.30%) Cisco
6 12 (10.43%) HP
7 8 (6.96%) Citrix
8 5 (4.35%) Lotus
8 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.35%) Symantec
9 4 (3.48%) IBM
9 4 (3.48%) NetApp
10 3 (2.61%) Altiris
10 3 (2.61%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.61%) Lumension
10 3 (2.61%) MobileIron
10 3 (2.61%) Veeam
11 2 (1.74%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.74%) Infoblox
11 2 (1.74%) ServiceNow