The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 28 June 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 44 67
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 20 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.36% 3.16% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.41% 9.18% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 7
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £288 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 312 294 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 36.84% 34.39% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 367 533
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 5
Median hourly rate £48.50 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.35% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.83 £28.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Bristol over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 12 (33.33%) C#
5 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
5 11 (30.56%) VMware
5 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (27.78%) SQL
6 10 (27.78%) .NET
7 8 (22.22%) Linux
7 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (19.44%) SCCM
8 7 (19.44%) Office 365
9 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) TDD
9 6 (16.67%) Finance
9 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 5 (13.89%) SAN
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (13.89%) Web Services
10 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
10 5 (13.89%) WCF
10 5 (13.89%) Vagrant
10 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
10 5 (13.89%) Puppet
11 4 (11.11%) REST

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) InfoPath
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (19.44%) Office 365
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (8.33%) Route 53
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.56%) IaaS
6 1 (2.78%) PaaS
6 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.56%) LDAP
3 2 (5.56%) NAS
3 2 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) Intranet
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.78%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Vagrant
2 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) GoCD
5 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Server Support
4 3 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Azure Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Graduate Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Graduate IT Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Polyglot Developer
5 2 (5.56%) PowerShell Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.89%) WCF
3 5 (13.89%) Web Services
4 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (11.11%) REST
4 4 (11.11%) SOAP
4 4 (11.11%) XML
5 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (8.33%) Durandal
5 3 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (8.33%) React
5 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) WinForms
6 2 (5.56%) CSS
6 2 (5.56%) HTML
6 2 (5.56%) Kafka
6 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) EMC VNX
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.22%) Linux
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) TDD
3 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.33%) DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) Kanban
4 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Server Patching
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.33%) Task Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) ERP
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Scrum
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (11.11%) VBScript
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Java
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
6 2 (5.56%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) AWS Certification
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.56%) Docker
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) LXC
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Xen
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) Puppet
3 4 (11.11%) SCOrch
4 3 (8.33%) Terraform
4 3 (8.33%) WSUS
5 2 (5.56%) AirWatch
5 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Dell
3 3 (8.33%) Dell Compellent
3 3 (8.33%) NetApp
3 3 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) arcserve
4 2 (5.56%) Proofpoint
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Nintex
5 1 (2.78%) Veritas