Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 65 97
Rank change year-on-year +23 +32 -16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 182 116 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.34% 2.92% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.41% 9.51% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 53 33
Berkshire median daily rate £506 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -21.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £328
90th Percentile £619 £553 £548
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £19.38 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.60% -6.88% -
South East median hourly rate £48.50 £34.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +40.58% -15.85% +115.79%

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 1,263 1,220 1,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.09% 30.69% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 670 589
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 22
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.79% +33.33% -35.71%
10th Percentile £35.38 £8.00 £12.33
90th Percentile £48.38 £49.00 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%

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 21 March 2019.

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
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 21 March 2019. 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 +32 112 £525 +31.25% 7
Bracknell -16 19 £375 +20.00% 7
Newbury -3 8 £450 +28.57% 2
Slough -14 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £450 - 1
PowerShell
South East

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 125 (68.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (60.99%) Windows
3 109 (59.89%) Microsoft
4 73 (40.11%) SQL
5 64 (35.16%) DevOps
6 62 (34.07%) Analytics
7 60 (32.97%) PaaS
8 57 (31.32%) IaaS
9 55 (30.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 53 (29.12%) Active Directory
11 52 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (25.27%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (23.63%) Power BI
13 43 (23.63%) Data Lake
14 41 (22.53%) Security Cleared
15 39 (21.43%) Visual Studio
16 36 (19.78%) Disaster Recovery
16 36 (19.78%) HDInsight
17 34 (18.68%) Office 365
17 34 (18.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (18.13%) DNS
19 30 (16.48%) DV Cleared
20 28 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
21 27 (14.84%) Windows Server
21 27 (14.84%) Azure Active Directory
22 26 (14.29%) VPN
23 25 (13.74%) Security Testing
23 25 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
23 25 (13.74%) Data Science
24 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration

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 (9.34%) SharePoint
1 17 (9.34%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.20%) Apache
3 4 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.20%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.10%) IIS
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.95%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 125 (68.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (32.97%) PaaS
3 57 (31.32%) IaaS
4 34 (18.68%) Office 365
5 27 (14.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (7.69%) SaaS
7 12 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (5.49%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (4.95%) Apigee
10 7 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (3.30%) OpenShift
12 5 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (2.20%) Data Lake Analytics
13 4 (2.20%) OneDrive
14 2 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.55%) Trello
15 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.13%) DNS
2 26 (14.29%) VPN
3 23 (12.64%) TCP/IP
4 20 (10.99%) Reverse Proxy
5 19 (10.44%) Firewall
5 19 (10.44%) Internet
6 16 (8.79%) SAN
7 14 (7.69%) Skype
8 12 (6.59%) NAS
9 10 (5.49%) SSL
10 9 (4.95%) DHCP
11 8 (4.40%) Network Security
12 5 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.65%) LAN
13 3 (1.65%) WAN
14 2 (1.10%) Intranet
14 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.10%) SMTP
15 1 (0.55%) HTTP
15 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.63%) Data Lake
1 43 (23.63%) Power BI
2 36 (19.78%) HDInsight
3 34 (18.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.75%) Big Data
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 55 (30.22%) Visual Studio Team System
2 39 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.30%) JIRA
4 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.65%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.55%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.55%) MSI
7 1 (0.55%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (3.85%) Retail
2 6 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.65%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Finance
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (27.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (23.63%) Azure Engineer
3 34 (18.68%) Azure DevOps
4 30 (16.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 25 (13.74%) Architect
6 20 (10.99%) Consultant
7 15 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (7.69%) Developer
9 13 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
10 11 (6.04%) Administrator
10 11 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.95%) Active Directory Engineer
11 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (4.95%) Software Developer
12 8 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
13 7 (3.85%) HTML Developer
13 7 (3.85%) Lead DevOps
13 7 (3.85%) SQL Developer
13 7 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.54%) Web Services
2 17 (9.34%) JSON
3 12 (6.59%) HTML
3 12 (6.59%) HTML5
3 12 (6.59%) SOAP
4 11 (6.04%) jQuery
5 10 (5.49%) Node.js
5 10 (5.49%) XML
6 9 (4.95%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.95%) Natural Language Processing
6 9 (4.95%) React
6 9 (4.95%) RESTful
6 9 (4.95%) SignalR
6 9 (4.95%) WebSockets
7 5 (2.75%) .NET
8 3 (1.65%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.65%) COM
8 3 (1.65%) REST
9 2 (1.10%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.10%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.79%) Microsoft Licensing
2 12 (6.59%) Public Cloud
2 12 (6.59%) Replication
3 10 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.95%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.20%) PKI
7 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.55%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) DataPower
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 111 (60.99%) Windows
2 27 (14.84%) Windows Server
3 21 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 19 (10.44%) Linux
5 11 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.49%) CentOS
7 9 (4.95%) Android
7 9 (4.95%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.20%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.65%) Unix
12 2 (1.10%) AIX
12 2 (1.10%) HPUX
12 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.10%) Solaris
13 1 (0.55%) VMS
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.16%) DevOps
2 62 (34.07%) Analytics
3 52 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (25.27%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (19.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (13.74%) Data Science
6 25 (13.74%) Security Testing
7 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (12.64%) Scrum
8 22 (12.09%) Data Management
9 20 (10.99%) Data-Driven Testing
9 20 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (10.99%) Test Automation
10 19 (10.44%) Migration
11 18 (9.89%) Data Analytics
12 16 (8.79%) Software Licensing
13 14 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
14 13 (7.14%) Service Management
15 11 (6.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (40.11%) SQL
2 21 (11.54%) Python
3 16 (8.79%) Bash Shell
4 12 (6.59%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.04%) Java
6 9 (4.95%) R
7 7 (3.85%) C#
8 6 (3.30%) VBScript
9 4 (2.20%) VB
10 3 (1.65%) Perl
10 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.10%) C
11 2 (1.10%) U-SQL
12 1 (0.55%) C++
12 1 (0.55%) PHP
12 1 (0.55%) Ruby
12 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.55%) VB6
12 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (22.53%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.48%) DV Cleared
3 15 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.30%) Degree
6 3 (1.65%) MCITP
6 3 (1.65%) MCTS
7 1 (0.55%) RHCA
7 1 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.34%) QA
System Software
1 53 (29.12%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.95%) Docker
5 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (10.44%) SCCM
2 11 (6.04%) Ansible
3 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.85%) Terraform
4 6 (3.30%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.75%) SCOM
6 4 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (2.20%) WSUS
7 3 (1.65%) Puppet
8 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.55%) Grafana
9 1 (0.55%) Graylog
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 109 (59.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.54%) VMware
3 10 (5.49%) Oracle
4 9 (4.95%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.30%) Tableau
5 6 (3.30%) Veeam
6 5 (2.75%) Google
7 4 (2.20%) HP
8 3 (1.65%) Citrix
8 3 (1.65%) Hitachi
8 3 (1.65%) Okta
8 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.65%) Symantec
9 2 (1.10%) BMC
9 2 (1.10%) Cisco
9 2 (1.10%) IBM
9 2 (1.10%) Lumension
9 2 (1.10%) Remedy
10 1 (0.55%) Sun
10 1 (0.55%) Veritas