Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 81 137
Rank change year-on-year +10 +56 -28
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 158 126 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.17% 2.60% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.55% 6.72% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 59 42
East of England median daily rate £400 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% +5.71%
10th Percentile £258 £313 £202
90th Percentile £488 £575 £522
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £19.26 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.57% -59.45% +26.67%
10th Percentile £37.75 £17.92 £46.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £21.80 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.27 £41.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +3.09% +45.13% +8.65%

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 1,849 1,875 1,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.07% 38.70% 36.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,170 1,060 1,068
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +0.62%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £232
90th Percentile £569 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 126 133
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21.73 £17.01 £27.00
90th Percentile £54.75 £53.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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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

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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 24 September 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 September 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 -6 82 £350 -22.22% 26
Cambridgeshire +25 34 £381 +5.17% 24
Bedfordshire +13 14 £450 -5.26% 2
Essex -14 12 £400 +6.67% 1
Suffolk - 10 £425 - 6
Norfolk +21 5 - - 2
East Anglia - 1 - - 5
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 117 (74.05%) Windows
2 72 (45.57%) Active Directory
3 65 (41.14%) VMware
4 59 (37.34%) Microsoft
5 48 (30.38%) Linux
6 46 (29.11%) Windows Server
7 37 (23.42%) DNS
8 35 (22.15%) Office 365
9 33 (20.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 32 (20.25%) Citrix
11 31 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
13 29 (18.35%) SQL
13 29 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (17.72%) DHCP
15 27 (17.09%) SharePoint
16 25 (15.82%) JavaScript
17 24 (15.19%) MS Exchange
18 22 (13.92%) vSphere
19 21 (13.29%) C#
19 21 (13.29%) SCCM
20 20 (12.66%) .NET
21 19 (12.03%) ITIL
21 19 (12.03%) Workflow
22 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
22 18 (11.39%) Bash Shell
22 18 (11.39%) XenApp
23 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
23 17 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
23 17 (10.76%) Law

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 27 (17.09%) SharePoint
2 24 (15.19%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (6.33%) IIS
5 10 (6.33%) Skype for Business
6 8 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (4.43%) Apache
7 7 (4.43%) Confluence
8 5 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (3.16%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.53%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.63%) Documentum
10 1 (0.63%) JBoss
10 1 (0.63%) nginx
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.16%) Windchill
3 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.15%) Office 365
2 33 (20.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.90%) GitHub
5 3 (1.90%) IaaS
5 3 (1.90%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.90%) PaaS
6 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (23.42%) DNS
2 28 (17.72%) DHCP
3 11 (6.96%) Firewall
4 7 (4.43%) Kerberos
4 7 (4.43%) Skype
5 5 (3.16%) SAN
5 5 (3.16%) SSL
5 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.16%) Wireless
6 4 (2.53%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.53%) VPN
7 3 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.90%) HTTP
7 3 (1.90%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.90%) NAS
7 3 (1.90%) Network Security
8 2 (1.27%) LAN
8 2 (1.27%) VoIP
9 1 (0.63%) SMTP
9 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.27%) Big Data
6 2 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.86%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.33%) Visual Studio Code
5 8 (5.06%) JIRA
6 7 (4.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.80%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.16%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.27%) GitLab
10 2 (1.27%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (1.27%) Maven
10 2 (1.27%) Selenium
10 2 (1.27%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.63%) Grunt
11 1 (0.63%) gulp
11 1 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 17 (10.76%) Law
2 9 (5.70%) Finance
3 7 (4.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (4.43%) Retail
4 3 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (13.92%) Analyst
2 21 (13.29%) Developer
3 15 (9.49%) Administrator
3 15 (9.49%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (8.86%) Consultant
5 12 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.06%) Active Directory Analyst
8 8 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Data Analyst
8 8 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.16%) AWS DevOps
11 5 (3.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.16%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.66%) .NET
2 14 (8.86%) ASP.NET
2 14 (8.86%) LDAP
2 14 (8.86%) REST
3 13 (8.23%) CAML
3 13 (8.23%) CSS
4 10 (6.33%) jQuery
5 5 (3.16%) Middleware
5 5 (3.16%) Web Services
6 4 (2.53%) ADSI
6 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.90%) HTML
7 3 (1.90%) HTML5
7 3 (1.90%) JSON
7 3 (1.90%) OAuth
7 3 (1.90%) SAML
7 3 (1.90%) SOAP
8 2 (1.27%) LINQ
8 2 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Clustering
2 9 (5.70%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.70%) PKI
3 6 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.90%) Replication
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (74.05%) Windows
2 48 (30.38%) Linux
3 46 (29.11%) Windows Server
4 29 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (6.96%) Data ONTAP
8 10 (6.33%) Windows 7
9 9 (5.70%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.80%) Unix
11 3 (1.90%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.90%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.63%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.63%) MVS
13 1 (0.63%) VMS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.03%) ITIL
1 19 (12.03%) Workflow
2 15 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (8.86%) Migration
4 12 (7.59%) DevOps
5 10 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (5.70%) Change Management
6 9 (5.70%) Data Analysis
7 8 (5.06%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.06%) Data Cleansing
7 8 (5.06%) Security Management
8 7 (4.43%) High Availability
8 7 (4.43%) Identity Management
8 7 (4.43%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.43%) Test Automation
9 6 (3.80%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (3.80%) Task Automation
10 5 (3.16%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.35%) SQL
2 25 (15.82%) JavaScript
3 21 (13.29%) C#
4 18 (11.39%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.59%) VBScript
6 10 (6.33%) Python
6 10 (6.33%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.43%) Java
8 5 (3.16%) Perl
8 5 (3.16%) Ruby
8 5 (3.16%) VB
9 3 (1.90%) C
10 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) Tcl
11 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.96%) Degree
2 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.43%) MCSA
5 5 (3.16%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.90%) MCSE
8 2 (1.27%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CEH
9 1 (0.63%) CISSP
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.63%) GIAC
9 1 (0.63%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) OSCP
9 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.63%) VCP5
9 1 (0.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) ARP4754
System Software
1 72 (45.57%) Active Directory
2 31 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (13.92%) vSphere
4 18 (11.39%) XenApp
5 12 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (6.33%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.06%) Xen
7 8 (5.06%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.16%) Docker
9 4 (2.53%) DFS Replication
9 4 (2.53%) VMware NSX
9 4 (2.53%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.90%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (1.90%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.90%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.63%) NFS
11 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (13.29%) SCCM
2 15 (9.49%) WSUS
3 13 (8.23%) vRealize
3 13 (8.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 10 (6.33%) vCenter Server
5 8 (5.06%) Terraform
6 7 (4.43%) Ansible
6 7 (4.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (4.43%) SCOM
7 5 (3.16%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.90%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.90%) Kibana
8 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.90%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.90%) Packer
8 3 (1.90%) Puppet
8 3 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (41.14%) VMware
2 59 (37.34%) Microsoft
3 32 (20.25%) Citrix
4 15 (9.49%) NetApp
4 15 (9.49%) Nintex
5 11 (6.96%) HP
6 9 (5.70%) Oracle
6 9 (5.70%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.06%) IBM
7 8 (5.06%) Sony
8 7 (4.43%) 3PAR
8 7 (4.43%) Splunk
9 6 (3.80%) Dell
9 6 (3.80%) McAfee
10 5 (3.16%) Cisco
10 5 (3.16%) CommVault
11 4 (2.53%) PTC
11 4 (2.53%) Sophos
12 3 (1.90%) Symantec
12 3 (1.90%) Veritas