Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 May 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 99 138
Rank change year-on-year +8 +39 -33
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 100 94 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.27% 2.19% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.12% 5.57% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 48 32
East of England median daily rate £355 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £273 £301 £226
90th Percentile £525 £575 £461
England median daily rate £425 £403 £413
% change year-on-year +5.52% -2.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
East of England median hourly rate £52.50 £17.77 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +195.44% -58.19% +97.67%
10th Percentile £41.75 £16.15 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £21.35 £48.25
England median hourly rate £42.27 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +55.56% +10.20%

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 the East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,635 1,687 1,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.12% 39.25% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 1,031 950
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 123 128
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +5.47% +2.30%
10th Percentile £16.25 £30.75 £26.78
90th Percentile £53.63 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the East of England

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Hertfordshire -17 43 £350 -19.08% 19
Cambridgeshire +4 19 £330 -18.77% 17
Bedfordshire +8 17 £335 -23.43% 4
Suffolk - 8 £425 - 3
Norfolk -2 7 £450 -18.18% 8
Essex +5 6 £338 -32.50% 2
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 65 (65.00%) Windows
2 50 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 49 (49.00%) Microsoft
4 34 (34.00%) VMware
5 32 (32.00%) SCCM
6 28 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (27.00%) SQL
8 26 (26.00%) SQL Server
8 26 (26.00%) Windows Server
9 25 (25.00%) VBScript
10 24 (24.00%) Citrix
11 21 (21.00%) DHCP
12 20 (20.00%) DNS
13 19 (19.00%) HP
13 19 (19.00%) MS Exchange
13 19 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (19.00%) Office 365
13 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (18.00%) SharePoint
15 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
15 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (16.00%) Clustering
17 15 (15.00%) ITIL
17 15 (15.00%) .NET
17 15 (15.00%) Windows 7
18 14 (14.00%) Python
19 13 (13.00%) Degree
19 13 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
19 13 (13.00%) Skype for Business
19 13 (13.00%) Windows 10

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 19 (19.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (18.00%) SharePoint
3 13 (13.00%) Skype for Business
4 9 (9.00%) IIS
5 6 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (5.00%) Apache
7 4 (4.00%) WebLogic
8 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.00%) ThingWorx
9 2 (2.00%) CMS
9 2 (2.00%) Confluence
9 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.00%) JBoss
10 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.00%) Windchill
3 1 (1.00%) GIMP
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (19.00%) Office 365
3 13 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.00%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.00%) PaaS
7 1 (1.00%) Akamai
7 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.00%) IaaS
7 1 (1.00%) Route 53
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.00%) DHCP
2 20 (20.00%) DNS
3 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.00%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (9.00%) SAN
5 8 (8.00%) iSCSI
5 8 (8.00%) NAS
6 7 (7.00%) Kerberos
7 6 (6.00%) Wireless
8 5 (5.00%) Skype
9 4 (4.00%) LAN
10 3 (3.00%) Firewall
10 3 (3.00%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.00%) VPN
10 3 (3.00%) WAN
11 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.00%) Internet
11 2 (2.00%) IPsec
11 2 (2.00%) Network Security
11 2 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.00%) Firebird
6 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.00%) Power BI
6 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.00%) JIRA
3 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.00%) MSI
3 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.00%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (3.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (3.00%) Mocha
4 3 (3.00%) Subversion
4 3 (3.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.00%) MSTest
5 2 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.00%) Selenium
5 2 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.00%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.00%) Grunt
General
1 3 (3.00%) Finance
1 3 (3.00%) Law
2 2 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (16.00%) Analyst
2 13 (13.00%) Consultant
3 12 (12.00%) Developer
4 9 (9.00%) Architect
4 9 (9.00%) Windows Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.00%) Administrator
5 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Storage Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) SCCM Consultant
7 6 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Server Support
8 5 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Wintel Support
9 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 4 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) .NET
2 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.00%) LDAP
4 6 (6.00%) CSS
5 5 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.00%) SAML
5 5 (5.00%) XML
6 4 (4.00%) ADSI
6 4 (4.00%) HTML
6 4 (4.00%) jQuery
6 4 (4.00%) Middleware
7 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.00%) Backbone.js
7 3 (3.00%) Durandal
7 3 (3.00%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (3.00%) LESS
7 3 (3.00%) REST
7 3 (3.00%) Sass
7 3 (3.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Clustering
2 9 (9.00%) PKI
3 8 (8.00%) Replication
4 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 5 (5.00%) User Experience
6 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.00%) CESG
7 3 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.00%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.00%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.00%) FMCG
9 1 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 65 (65.00%) Windows
2 26 (26.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 13 (13.00%) Windows 10
7 11 (11.00%) Linux
7 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.00%) Unix
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.00%) CentOS
10 1 (1.00%) Debian
10 1 (1.00%) MVS
10 1 (1.00%) VMS
10 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.00%) ITIL
2 12 (12.00%) DevOps
3 11 (11.00%) Migration
4 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 8 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.00%) TDD
7 6 (6.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (5.00%) Disk Encryption
8 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.00%) MVC
8 5 (5.00%) Open Source
8 5 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.00%) Microservices
9 4 (4.00%) Requirements Management
9 4 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.00%) SQL
2 25 (25.00%) VBScript
3 14 (14.00%) Python
4 12 (12.00%) C#
5 11 (11.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.00%) Perl
7 7 (7.00%) Ruby
8 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.00%) C
9 5 (5.00%) VB
10 2 (2.00%) JCL
10 2 (2.00%) Lua
10 2 (2.00%) PHP
11 1 (1.00%) Groovy
11 1 (1.00%) Java
11 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) Degree
3 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.00%) MCSA
6 7 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (6.00%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.00%) MCSE
7 6 (6.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.00%) CCNP
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 50 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (9.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (8.00%) Terminal Services
5 8 (8.00%) XenApp
6 7 (7.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.00%) BitLocker
8 4 (4.00%) Docker
9 3 (3.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.00%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
11 1 (1.00%) vSphere
11 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (32.00%) SCCM
2 12 (12.00%) SCOM
3 11 (11.00%) WSUS
4 10 (10.00%) NetBackup
4 10 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (8.00%) Backup Exec
5 8 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (8.00%) Puppet
6 6 (6.00%) HP ALM
7 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (4.00%) Terraform
8 3 (3.00%) Ansible
8 3 (3.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Kubernetes
8 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (2.00%) Kibana
9 2 (2.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 49 (49.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (34.00%) VMware
3 24 (24.00%) Citrix
4 19 (19.00%) HP
5 12 (12.00%) IBM
6 10 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 10 (10.00%) Dell
6 10 (10.00%) Symantec
7 9 (9.00%) NetApp
8 8 (8.00%) CommVault
8 8 (8.00%) EqualLogic
8 8 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 8 (8.00%) Veritas
9 7 (7.00%) Oracle
10 5 (5.00%) Cisco
11 4 (4.00%) McAfee
11 4 (4.00%) Remedy
12 3 (3.00%) Altiris
12 3 (3.00%) Ivanti
12 3 (3.00%) PTC